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Tonight, September 30, 2016
Roast Prime Rib (Regular Cut) $ 13.95
King Cut (Bone In) $16.95 served with choice of two sides

  

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Summary

The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

12 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

26 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

3 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

2 Noise Complaints.

1 Incident of Fraud.

2 Incidents of Found Property.

2 Incidents of Suspicious Activity.



Incident Log

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

10:40 pm The state police reported an erratic operator coming into town on Hayden Rowe Street. Two officers responded and issued a complaint application to the operator.

8:22 pm A resident reported people trespassing at College Rock and hearing someone talk about getting lighter fluid. Two officers responded and advised that a camp fire was extinguished.

12:50 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Alex Cruzvergara regarding a hit and run motor vehicle accident.

7:17 am A caller reported a suspicious male with what appeared to be a camera on the end of a long metal pole at the corner of a building on West Main Street. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

12:57 am A caller reported a female screaming on Apple Tree Hill. Two officers checked the area but were unable to locate anyone.

Family  Stuff

 

 

Recently Acquired Ladder Truck Proves its Worth

September 29, 2016 -- The Fire Department's recently purchased ladder truck, filling a need identified by Chief Stephen Slaman,
more than paid back its purchase price by saving the possible property damage to the home above that might have occurred without it.
The fire was extinguished and the crew reported that it did not extend into the home on Ash Street. See hot ash disposal safety tips.
Contributed photo

Hot Ash Disposal Safety Tips

 

Each year, Hopkinton Fire Department responds to fires that are caused by improper disposal of hot coals or ashes from fireplaces, wood stoves, pellet stoves, grills or mobile fireplaces designed for use on decks or patios.

 

The fact is that coals and ashes from fires can remain hot enough to start a fire for many days after you think the fire is out. The amount of time for complete extinguishment and cooling depends on many factors such as how hot the fire was, what was burning, how much unburned fuel remains, etc.

 

To be safe, simply treat all ashes and coals as hot, even when you think they had time enough to cool. 

 

To properly dispose of ashes or coals we recommend the following:

  • If possible, allow ashes and coals to cool in the area where you had the fire for several days. These devices are designed to contain their heat safely.

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  • When it is time to dispose of the ashes, transfer them to a metal container and wet them down.

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  • Keep the metal container outside your home and away from any combustibles until the refuse is hauled away.

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  • DO NOT place any other combustibles in the metal container.  

  • DO NOT use a combustible container.

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More Fireplace Safety Tips

  • Have your chimney inspected annually, and cleaned as necessary, by a professional chimney sweep to ensure it is clear of obstructions and creosote.

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  • Repair any cracks in your chimney and fireplace.       

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  • Use fireplace screens to keep sparks and fire debris inside the fireplace. 

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  • Do not use an accelerant to start a fire.

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  • Ensure the fire is completely out before going to bed or leaving the house.

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  • Make sure the area around the fireplace is clear of all combustibles (Three feet away is a good rule).

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  • Keep all children and pets a safe distance from fireplaces.

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  • Install both smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. 

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  • Keep a fire extinguisher on hand. 

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  • Observe all safety precautions when using outdoor fireplaces they can be just as dangerous as indoor units.

 

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COME OUT AND CHEER ON THE HOPKINTON HILLER FOOTBALL TEAM IN THEIR HOME OPENER AGAINST NORTON ON FRIDAY 9/30 AT 7:00 PM.

  
 
   

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Hopkinton Detective Unit Closes Multiple Car Breaks - Search Warrant Executed
   

September 27, 2016 -- Hopkinton Police Detectives executed a search warrant at 87 Downey Street in Hopkinton.  The service of this warrant was an effort to recover stolen property from a series of car breaks that occurred during the summer.  Detectives were called to the scene and through the crime scene processing functions located fingerprints on the car.  These prints were run through the Automated Fingerprint Identification System and a match was found.

Detectives had previously served an arrest warrant at this same address on 09/07/2016 for Joshua Dover age 24.  He was charged with a single car break at the time.  Additional prints lifted from other cars led to these new charges and the issuance of a search warrant for his residence in an effort to recover the property.

Hopkinton Detectives also worked with the Worcester County B&E Task Force and learned that Dover had also been arrested in Northborough for committing multiple car breaks in that community.

The search warrant discovered electronic equipment.

Chief Ed Lee stated “ The execution of this search warrant and arrest warrant will hopefully help to bring closure to the victims in these cases. Some victims will even get their property back, Today is just another example of the Hopkinton Police Department working tirelessly for their community.”

The Hopkinton Police would also like to remind everyone to lock you homes and cars,.  Most of the breaks discussed here were from unlocked vehicles.

Joshua Dover
87 Downey Street is now charged with:
 
2 counts of breaking and entering a Motor Vehicle
2 counts Larceny of Property
2 counts B&E Nighttime

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Early Voting in Hopkinton

 

We are excited to announce that all registered voters will be able to vote before Election Day for the first time ever in Massachusetts. Early voting will begin on October 24th and continue through November 4th, 2016. Prior to the enactment of this new law, the only way a registered voter was allowed to vote prior to Election Day was through absentee voting. Early voting is for every registered voter that wishes to participate. Registered voters do not need an excuse or reason to vote early. Regardless of whether a voter wants to take advantage of early voting, vote absentee or vote on Election Day, the first step is making sure you are registered.

 

Check to see if you are registered to vote, and to find information on how to register to vote, you may visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website: www.sec.state.ma.us/ele. If you need to register to vote, you may do it online by visiting: www.RegisterToVoteMA.com, mail in an application to the Town Clerk, or come down to the Town Clerk’s office to register in person. All you need is a license or I.D. issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles to apply online. To be eligible to vote in the November 8th State Election, you must register to vote or make any necessary changes to your voter registration no later than 8:00 PM on Wednesday October 19th, 2016.

 

Early voting can be done in person or by mail. In Hopkinton, early voting can be done in person at Hopkinton Town Hall, 18 Main Street from Monday, October 24th until Friday, November 4th. It will be held during our usual business hours which are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Tuesdays from 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM, and Fridays from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. For public convenience, the Hopkinton Town Clerk has decided to offer weekend hours on Saturday, October 29th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

 

Also, registered voters have the option to request an early voting ballot through the mail. Simply fill out an application and mail it to the Town Clerk’s Office, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. You can find the application on the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele

 

Please note, however, once a voter has cast an early voting ballot, the voter may no longer vote at the polls on Election Day.

For the first time in Massachusetts, the first choice all voters will make is which day to vote. Early voting will make the most fundamental right of our citizens more convenient than ever to exercise. We encourage Hopkinton citizens to exercise that right and take advantage of the opportunity to vote on their schedules.

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton & Surrounding Towns

New Transactions from September 19, 2016 - September 27, 2016
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
Address
Buyer
Price
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
1 Turnbridge Lane unit 18A Denise M. Williams $321,000 Sept. 26, 2016 Kevin Levey, K & M Carlisle Revocable Trust
91 West Elm Street Brian Heaton, Ana Heaton $730,000 Sept. 26, 2016 Ronald Bellar, Betsy N. Bellar
172 Saddle Hill Road Abhimanyu Das, Sonal Ambwani $642,000 Sept. 23, 2016 Rachel L. Trueblood
38 Clinton Street Devender P. Dhayal, Anju Malik $645,780 Sept. 19, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
Ashland
9 Queen Isabella Way unit 71C Mihir D. Shetye, Nidhi Pathak $421,690 Sept. 26, 2016 Freedom Village Realty LLC
194 Cordaville Road Jonathan B. Lyons, Caitlin M. Lyons, Kenneth A. McCord Jr. $295,000 Sept. 26, 2016 John J. Conceison Jr., John Conceison,
Estate of Margaret E. Ryan
28 Braeburn Lane unit 3C Jerome Schaufeld, Susan Schaufeld $521,000 Sept. 23, 2016 Linda Carney
148 High Street Stephen Jacobson, Marcela Alvarez $547,500 Sept. 22, 2016 Timo Aijo, Deborah F. Aijo
197 Leland Farm Road unit C Luis A. Alvarez, Jacqueline A. Flores $259,000 Sept. 21, 2016 Cynthia M. Herrick
25 Goodnow Avenue Neha Kashyap, Shanmugham Balaji Mudaliar Pannur $682,900 Sept. 19, 2016 Richard A. Broughton, Denise L. Broughton
Southborough
17 Liberty Drive Joseph Rosen, Mary A. Rosen $925,000 Sept. 23, 2016 David R. St. Germain, Ann M. St. Germain
34 William Onthank Lane Patrick W. Dooley $353,900 Sept. 23, 2016 Joanne C. Vangel, Vangel Living Trust
2 Davis Road Michael Sandmann, Natalie M. Rizzo $765,000 Sept. 21, 2016 George J. Surka, Anna M. Surka
30 Southwood Drive unit 26B Vaibhav P. Patil, Archana Vyas $705,000 Sept. 21, 2016 Joseph V. Radovsky, Susan M. Radovsky
Upton
6 Milford Street Nabil Roufail $180,000 Sept. 21, 2016 Alfred L. Hanna
10 Dogwood Drive Damon Clark, Christine Clark $531,855 Sept. 20, 2016 Crosswinds Properties LLC
  

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   Summary

The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

22 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

48 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

3 Incidents of Vandalism.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

3 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

4 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

3 Times the Police participated in Community Relations, Crime Prevention Activities or Passenger Safety.

3 Noise Complaints.

7 Incidents of Fraud.

1 Incident of Lost Property.

2 Incidents of Found Property.

3 Incidents of Suspicious Activity.


(1 NEW - ARRESTS HERE)


Photo courtesy Desiree Aselbekian 

Incident Log

Monday, September 26, 2016

10:25 am Nine officers responded to Downey Street to execute a search warrant and warrant arrest and subsequently arrested a 24 year-old male.


Sunday, September 25, 2016

3:22 pm A caller on Priscilla Road reported that a man tried to knock him off of a motorcycle. Three officers responded and spoke with both individuals involved.

11:58 am A resident of Emerson Way reported hearing a small child screaming “help me, help me.” Two officers checked the area and believed that it came from children on Clinton Street.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

10:12 am A caller reported that helicopters and UFO’s were following them and stated that they have court paperwork saying they should not be under surveillance. A message was left for a relative that lives in Hopkinton and Calais, ME Police Department was notified.


Friday, September 23, 2016

3:48 pm Multiple callers reported that someone was hanging political signs on the Route 495 bridge on Fruit Street. Officer Matthew Santoro advised that the individual was not hanging them and his vehicle was out of the roadway.

2:41 pm A caller reported a three car motor vehicle accident with personal injury on Route 495. Officers advised that the patients were transported to the hospital.

1:30 pm A 911 caller reported that an erratic operator on Wood Street crossed the center lines and fog lines multiple times. Three officers checked the area but could not locate the vehicle.

10:18 am Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with a store manager on West Main Street who reported receiving a scam and a death threat.

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Hillary vs. Donald - 9:00 pm tonight (MONDAY) (Debate is Over)

YOU are invited to post live tonight during the first Presidential debate in the HopNews Quality Conversations Café.  Everyone is welcome. Every gender, race, political party, gender identity, sexual orientation, skin color, race identity, religion, income level, hobbies, etc.


                        If you are part our regular HopNews facebook page, you will likely get an alert soon. We use that page primarily for alerts, and the Cafe for the new world of chat. We expect to send alerts also in the future for special chats.

 

                         So, grab a pot of coffee, or some wine and cheese, warm up the TV shortly before 9:00 pm tonight, and stop by the Cafe.

Family  Stuff

 

 

Statement on Littleton Fatal Bike Collision

LITTLETON – The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and Littleton Police Department have confirmed the identity of the victim of a fatal bike collision that occurred on September 24, 2016.

At approximately 10:15 p.m. on September 24, members of the Littleton Police Department responded to a report that a bicyclist had been struck by a motor vehicle in the area of 221 Great Road in Littleton. The bicyclist, Maryanne Casalinouva, 53, of Littleton, was transported to Emerson Hospital and then to Lahey Clinic in Burlington where she was pronounced deceased. Following the collision the driver remained on scene. The preliminary investigation into this incident suggests the bicyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

This is an open and active investigation being conducted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, the Littleton Police Department and Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council's Accident Investigation Team.

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Time for Our Annual Tip from Peter Zereski
 
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Fay School Classroom Visit Day

Wednesday, October 5, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Now’s your chance to see Fay School in action! At our Classroom Visit Days, you and your child can see Fay School at its best as you tour our campus, talk with teachers and lead administrators, and observe students and teachers in action on a typical school day. All Classroom Visit Days begin in Fay’s Admission Office. Parking is available behind the Admission Office, accessed via our main entrance at 54 Main Street, Southborough. Learn more at www.fayschool.org/visitday

Family  Stuff

 

 

New Lights, Extended Play Time at Fruit Street Fields, New Parks and Recreation Location (Soon)

September 25, 2016 -- Because of the drought this summer, and some and repairs needed to their irrigation system at the school fields, they lost some of their grass. "This stuff is drought-proof," said Director of Parks and Recreation, Jay Guelfi, in a short interview on Friday, pointing to the artificial turf at the Fruit Street Fields.


"It was kind of a collaborative among Parks and Rec, Hopkinton Schools and Hopkinton Youth Soccer to put some lights down here [Fruit Street artificial turf fields].


"We thought 'let's get some lights down here for football, field hockey, soccer, lacrosse, whatever the town needs."

 
HYSA will be arranging some of their time so that the school sports can be accommodated, some in the evening. There will be 4 lights on each quadrant that will be directed downward to avoid spilling over to residential Huckleberry Lane. The rental of the lights will be  for two months.

 

"If this works out well, maybe we can do this again in the spring," Mr. Guelfi said.


Mr. Guelfi said that it is unlikely that Varsity Football games will be played at Fruit Street due to the constraints of parking. Other sports would be able to fit in the parking. The lights that will be installed will add about three hours of playing time and an equivalent amount of new revenue.

 

The Town is negotiating to move the Parks and Recreation Department, which currently has a literally tiny office in Town Hall, to the old High School at 85 Main Street.

  
 
   

Military Veteran Entrepreneurs in Tech - V.E.T. Program

TechSandBox, Hopkinton, MA, an incubator for technology based start-up companies supports our Troops, past and present, as they journey on their path outside the military. Our special expertise is in helping entrepreneurs who are starting, or who have recently started, technology companies.

Veterans that have a technology startup or are thinking of starting an innovation-based company (i.e. technology), join us for business support, education, direction, learn and discuss business creation with a like-minded community of Veterans.


Monthly meet-ups will be scheduled soon that will contain start-up business information and provide time to network and form a vet start-up community.

 

Action Item: Join our community by going to the link and signing up for our mailing list so we can let you know when we will hold the first monthly meet-up (Fall 2016) and please take the survey. 

http://vetenttech.org/home/  

TechSandBox, 105B South St. Hopkinton, MA 01748,

In partnership with the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (“MassTech”) and MassDevelopment.

File photo: Governor Patrick and founder Barb Finer at the startup in 2013.

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REMINDER
H.H.S. Class of 1990 & 1991 - combined 25th Year Reunion.
Saturday, October 29th, 2016
6:00-10:00
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at Anthony's On The Green (Pinecrest Golf Course)
212 Prentice Street
Holliston

Tickets ON SALE NOW - $30 per person - includes a buffet dinner.
Dinner will be served at 6:30

Please mail your check to:

Carrie Hurley White
16 Wild Road
Hopkinton, MA 01748

Deadline to purchase your tickets is by OCTOBER 1ST

Once you mail your check your name and ticket will be at the door upon your arrival that evening -

Family  Stuff

 

 

Pleasant Street Rabbits

September 24, 2016 - These two rabbits may at first appear to be one rabbit looking in a mirror, especially if the copyright declaration Tom Foolery is given more weight than it should.

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Over 120 students went through this Distracted Drivers Simulator, which was provided by UMASS Memorial and sponsored by Hopkinton Police Dept.

  
 
   

2nd Grand Opening


September 25, 2016 -- Marty's Liquors liked their grand opening so much, they did it again, on Saturday.

Family  Stuff

 

 

New Police Officer Connor Crosman

Personal Services

 
Honoring Joe Colella

The Hopkinton Historical Society will host an open house on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm to share with the community all the improvements in our building located at 168 Hayden Rowe St. The event will feature the dedication of our museum - archive room to the late Joe Colella without whom such progress would not have been possible. Joe, a local developer and Mary McDonough, a Hopkinton realtor were responsible for raising the funds to purchase the former Hayden Rowe School for use by the Historical Society. In addition to contributing to the funds necessary for the purchase, Joe also paid for improvements to the building’s exterior and continued his support for the Society throughout the remainder of his life.


Please join us on October 1 as we honor this esteemed Hopkinton citizen’s memory. The museum room will be open and all are invited to view the exhibits currently on display including artifacts from the Cheney family house. We will also be displaying the 300th Anniversary Quilt in its’ permanent home in our building. Refreshments, including a selection from Marty’s Fine Wines will be served. Music will be provided by pianist Brian Best. We hope to see you all there!

  

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Summary

The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

7 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

11 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

1 Incident of Fraud.

1 Incident of Found Property.

 

 

(1 NEW - ARRESTS HERE)

 

Incident Log

Thursday, September 22, 2016

7:38 pm A resident of Hayden Rowe Street reported someone trying to get into her vehicle which was parked in her driveway. Two officers checked the area but did not find anyone suspicious.

5:54 pm Officer Brian Sanchioni stopped a motor vehicle on West Main Street and subsequently arrested a 47 year-old female from Norfolk and charged her with Operating a Motor Vehicle With Registration Suspended, Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended, Subsequent Offense and Uninsured Motor Vehicle/Trailer.

5:51 pm A female caller on West Main Street was concerned about a mother who left her young child in the car seat unattended while she went into the store for five minutes. Sgt. Aaron O'Neil was advised.

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First Fall Sunrise


September 23, 2016 - Thanks to Eric Carty for this beautiful photo from Paradise, aka Lake Maspenock.
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Dinner at the Spoon - September 23, 2016
SHRIMPFEST $13.95 - CHOICE OF:
Bake Stuffed Shrimp
Golden Fried Shrimp
Shrimp Scampi over Angel Hair

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150th Anniversary


Tickets are now on sale for St. John the Evangelist’s 150th Anniversary celebration and dinner at the Hilton Doubletree Hotel in Milford at 2:00pm, Sunday, October 23, 2016. In the morning a celebratory Mass with Cardinal Sean O’Malley will take place at 10:00am at St. John’s followed by a reception at approximately 12:00 noon in the Parish Center Hall. All present and former parishioners, as well as friends of St. John’s, are invited and welcome to attend, space permitting. To reserve tickets for the dinner, or for more information, please contact the Parish Office, 20 Church St., Hopkinton, MA 01748, telephone: (508) 435-3313. Ticket sales end October 12th.
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    Summary

The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

10 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

26 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

3 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

1 Time the Police participated in Community Relations, Crime Prevention Activities or Passenger Safety.

2 Incidents of Larceny.

2 Incidents of Fraud.

2 Incidents of Suspicious Activity.

 

 

Incident Log

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

11:41 pm An off duty officer reported a suspicious vehicle on West Main Street. Officer Matthew Santoro checked the area with a negative find.

9:13 am A motorist reported that while on the Mass Pike access road a metal fence fell on his vehicle. Officer Peter Booth responded to write a report.

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

10:12 pm Three officers checked the area behind the police station for a strong odor of marijuana but did not find anyone.

10:14 am A caller on Main Street reported two suspicious males in front of a residence, one of which was standing in front of the house and the other was crawling through a window. Three officers responded and advised that the individual was the home owner.

 

HOPKINTON CULTURAL COUNCIL SEEKS FUNDING PROPOSALS

 

Proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs are due October 17, 2016.

 

The Hopkinton Cultural Council has set an October 17, 2016 postmark deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community.

 

According to Council spokesperson Barbara Timko, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Hopkinton -- including exhibits, festivals, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures.

The Hopkinton Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.

 

This year, the Hopkinton Cultural Council will distribute $4600 in grants. Previously funded projects include: author Yoko Watkins for Middle School students; local band and orchestral concerts; and performances and programs at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton Public Library, Hopkinton Senior Center, Hopkinton Historical Society, Respite Center, and Golden Pond.

For specific guidelines and complete information on the Hopkinton Cultural Council contact Barbara Timko at timkoarty@gmail.com or 508-435-1559. Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at http://www.mass-culture.org/lcc_public.aspx.

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Anna A. Villani

Anna A. Villani of Colchester, CT, originally of the Bronx, NY, passed away peacefully in the company of her family on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at St. Patrick’s Manor in Framingham, MA. Anna was 89 years old.

Anna is survived by her children, Tino and his wife Barbara, Francesca and her husband Peter, Paul and his wife Nora, James and his wife Debra, and 12 cherished grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her three sisters, Jenny, Connie and Vivian, her brother Sal, and most recently, her beloved husband of 62 years, Joseph. Anna was born on August 7, 1927 in the Bronx, NY to Joseph and Francesca Tornello. She married Joseph J. Villani on July 11, 1954.

Anna was a devoted mother, wife, and homemaker, dedicated to a life of family values. She created a home full of warmth, love, and great food. A devout Catholic, she lived with a strong commitment to her faith and community, serving others with passion and charity. Anna enjoyed a long career with the New York Telephone Company as a Technical Support Specialist. She was active in her church and in her children’s schools. She loved to dance, read, cook and garden, but above all, Anna loved her family.

A funeral mass is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 627 East 187th Street, Bronx NY, with a reception to follow at noon at Ann & Tony’s Restaurant at 2407 Arthur Avenue, Bronx, NY. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Anna’s life. In lieu of flowers, please consider offering your own act of charity or community service in her name. Our family would like to extend a very warm thanks to the community of St. Patrick’s Manor in Framingham, MA for providing Anna a caring and comfortable environment during her final days.

Local arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, Hopkinton.

  
 
   

Hopkinton Veterans Breakfast
Hopkinton Senior Center
7 October 2016, 0900 hours
      Dear Vets and Friends:

     Breakfast is the most important meal of the day according to the civilian world.  Hopkinton veterans -- you -- have that nutritional problem solved with chipped beef, scrambled eggs, and camaraderie on 7 October 2016, at 0900 hours, at the Senior Center.

     The plan is for another enjoyable get-together when we will learn of local veterans activities (Veterans Day is a month away), and recall past military events that occurred on 7 October.  Hopkinton veterans, including those who will share breakfast with you, have created a unique military history.  Typically there is a heightened appreciation of this history from casual sharings with your breakfast "neighbors."

     Answer the monthly baseball quiz and earn a free breakfast: Three ML pitchers have each started 5 All-Star games.  Don Drysdale and Lefty Gomez are two, who is the other?

     Any veteran with transportation difficulties should call Amy Beck on/before 5 October 2016, 508 497-9730.  Please encourage other Vets to attend the breakfast.

     Amer. Legion McDonough-Carlberg Post 202 will lead the Pledge of Allegiance, and the blessing of the meal.

     See you Friday.  Out.

     I am concerned for the security of our great nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces from within.
 ~
 General Douglas MacArthur

     7 October 1944, Japanese-American (mostly Nisei) troops of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regiment, US 34th Infantry Division resting in bivouac in France.  The 442nd Regiment was the most decorated unit for its size and length of service in the history of American warfare.

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The Education Cooperative Career Exploration and Internship Program Recognizes Hopkinton High School Participants

HOPKINTON - On Tuesday, September 20th, at Hopkinton High School eleven students were recognized by The Education Cooperative (TEC) for their successful completion of an educational internship during 2016. Each student was placed in a career of interest to gain an overview of the career before pursuing higher education. Students were placed into a wide variety of careers including Science Research, Marketing, Engineering, Finance, Chemistry, Special Education, Sports Management, Nonprofit and Public Relations.

TEC, a nonprofit educational collaborative formed by 16 public school districts, has been offering academic year (after school) and summer internships to high school juniors and seniors for over 20 years. Participants receive resume writing assistance, interview coaching and gain hands on working experience and job readiness skills. Over 2,000 students have participated in The Education Cooperative Internship program to date. www.tec-coop.org > Internships & College Fairs

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Greyhound Friends’ Fall Open House Raises $3,500



Hopkinton-based Greyhound Friends held their annual Fall Open House on September 17th & 18th and five dogs were adopted into loving homes as a result. Greyhound Friends also raised $3,500 during the two-day event, designed to provide animal lovers with the opportunity to meet adopted greyhounds and their owners, as well as greyhounds available for adoption at their kennel. Dogs participated in the Not Quite Westminster Dog Show and the radar-timed speed run.

Greyhound Friends Inc. is a small non-profit organization dedicated to saving racetrack greyhounds and placing them in responsible loving homes. Since its inception in 1983, Greyhound Friends has found homes for thousands of dogs and has recently expanded their services to include caring for other dog breeds including beagles and hound crosses. Please call 508-435-5969 or visit www.greyhound.org  for more information. Photo by John Mottern.

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   Summary

The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

8 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

39 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Incident of Vandalism.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

4 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

1 Time the Police participated in Community Relations, Crime Prevention Activities or Passenger Safety.

1 Parking Complaint/Violation.

1 Incident of Larceny.

5 Incidents of Suspicious Activity.



Incident Log

Monday, September 19, 2016

11:26 pm A caller reported that the operator of a motor vehicle on West Main Street seemed too drunk to drive. Sgt. Matthew McNeil responded but could not locate the individual.

8:21 pm A 911 caller reported that an erratic operator, on Grove Street, drove over a curb and crossed the double yellow line, almost hitting on-coming traffic. Three officers responded and subsequently arrested a 26 year-old male from Natick and charged him with OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense, Marked Lanes Violation, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Stop for Police, Speeding, Passing Violation, Miscellaneous Motor Vehicle Equipment Violation and Threat to Commit a Crime.

1:39 pm A caller reported that after she beeped at a black Dodge Caravan, who almost ran her off of the road on Main Street, the female operator got out of her vehicle, walked up to the reporting party and “asked if she had a gun?” When the caller told her no, the other operator told her she better watch who she “explicit” with. The vehicle then turned onto Route 495.

11:51 am A 911 caller reported that the operator of a gray Nissan Altima hit a curb and was driving all over the road on Cedar Street while face timing. Two officers responded and spoke with the operator regarding phone use while operating a vehicle.

11:34 am A resident of Proctor Street reported that three people came to her house because they were told there was an open house going on. The caller agreed to let them walk through the house, with them in her sight, but was concerned after speaking with the real estate agent that it may have been people casing her house.

6:14 am Officers assisted with a three car motor vehicle accident with personal injury on Route 495.


Sunday, September 18, 2016

9:22 pm Two officers spoke with a resident of Davis Road who reported being harassed by a neighbor.


Saturday, September 17, 2016

9:16 am A motorist reported that the light at Wood Street was turned, not facing the proper direction. The DPW was notified.


Friday, September 16, 2016

7:48 pm A 911 caller on Lumber Street reported a man running around the plaza threatening and assaulting people. Three officers responded and advised that the individual's wife was contacted to pick him up.

3:31 pm A motorist reported that the lights at the South Street and West Main Street intersection were not working properly. Officer Brian Sanchioni responded to reset the them.

3:30 pm Multiple callers reported an intersection stop light was out on West Main Street. Two officers responded and were able to reset the lights.

2:14 pm A caller from Trevor Lane reported a suspicious male watching him and his friend at the tennis courts. Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with the individual who stated that he and his family were visiting from another country and had friends who lived on the street.

1:38 pm A caller reported a suspicious male sitting on the town common facing the elementary school. Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with the man who stated that he was visiting friends in the neighborhood.

9:30 am A motorist reported that an erratic operator was all over the road on West Main Street. Three officers responded and subsequently arrested a 57 year-old male from Lyman, ME and charged him with OUI Liquor and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

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Free Oral Cancer Screening

MILFORD – Join Milford Regional and local dentist Dr. David A. Goodman for a free – and painless – oral cancer screening on Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 6 – 8 p.m. The screening will be held at Dr. Goodman’s office, 192 West St.


More than 48,000 new cases of oral cancer – or mouth cancer – are expected to be diagnosed this year alone, and early detection is key to successfully treating this cancer.


Symptoms of oral cancer include a sore or irritation that won’t heal; red or white patches; pain or tenderness in the mouth or lips; difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking or moving your tongue or jaw; and a change in the way your teeth fit together when you close your mouth. Smoking and excessive alcohol use are risk factors, however young, non-smoking individuals are the fastest growing segment of the oral cancer population.


The screening is free and open to all, but registration is required. To make an appointment, call (508) 422-2206.

  
 
   

                                    Please support our Jimmy Fund Walk Team in the fight against cancer

Six years ago a young team of 9 and 11 year old friends formed a team to walk the Jimmy Fund Walk to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer; they took this on with unbelievable enthusiasm in support of a buddy in Cub Scouts, Ben Wheeler, who was the big brother when Christian, then 3, began his fight against leukemia. They are Christian’s Hot Jamaican Chili Pepper Crusaders (the name a product of 9 year old enthusiasts!); check them out on Facebook.

The first few years they walked the ½ marathon route; most now walk the long walk kicking off at 5 AM in Hopkinton to follow the length of the Boston Marathon Route. They have raised $19,453.80 in five years, and they would so appreciate a donation this year to put them far past $20K. The team continues to grow, and Christian is now part of the ½ marathon walking group. We remain so grateful that Christian (and now his mom Sue) are survivors in this fight, but the team all know the fight is far from over for many others. Please join us with a donation in support of this amazing effort and inspirational team!

The walk is September 25th and donations must be to the Jimmy Fund by October 10th; each walker over 12 must raise a minimum of $300. You may donate online by searching the walkers by name on the Jimmy Fund Walk site or send a check made out to the Jimmy Fund to: Kramer family, 39 North Street Hopkinton, MA 01748. If you send a check we are able to easily use donations to cover all walkers; our goal in fundraising is to meet every team member’s minimum if possible. We have 12 registered walkers this year. Many thanks!

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UNIBANK ANNOUNCES UNIQUE COMMUNITY GIVING PROGRAM IN HOPKINTON
One-Year Anniversary

WHITINSVILLE, MA – UniBank is celebrating the 1-year anniversary of its Hopkinton branch located at 87 West Main Street. To celebrate, the bank has announced an exciting program that will provide support to Hopkinton organizations. UniBank’s Hopkinton Community Giving program will run from September 15 through November 15, 2016.

The bank has identified 7 worthy Hopkinton community organizations to be a part of its Community Giving program. Members of the community are asked to come to UniBank’s Hopkinton branch to vote for the organizations of their choosing.

The top three organizations receiving the most votes will receive top cash awards. First place will receive $5,000, second place will receive $2,500, and third place will receive $1,000. Organizations selected include: Serenity House, Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center, Hopkinton Education Foundation, Hopkinton Public Library, Project Just Because Food Pantry, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, and the Hopkinton Senior Center.

All organizations that do not receive first, second or third place donations will all receive $500. In total, $10,500 will be given as part of the program.

“UniBank is a community bank that has been serving the region for more than 145 years,” stated James F. Paulhus, President and CEO. “We are excited to invite the public to our branch in support of these organizations and the Hopkinton community.”

The branch hours of the Hopkinton branch are Monday – Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

UniBank is rooted in the Blackstone Valley with assets of $1.5 billion as of March 31, 2016. A full-service, mutually owned community bank, UniBank has branches in Central Massachusetts and the MetroWest region of Massachusetts. UniBank’s newest full-service branch opened in Sutton on April 25, 2016. UniBank has been one of Massachusetts’ fastest growing banks for the last five years and is dedicated to contributing to the overall quality of life and economic health of the communities it serves, while maintaining a high level of financial soundness and integrity. UniBank is a member of the FDIC and DIF. The company website is www.unibank.com .

  
 
   

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton & Surrounding Towns

New Transactions from September 12, 2016 - September 19, 2016
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Address
Buyer
Price
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
72 South Mill Street Timothy J. Dalmata II, Dara E. Dalmata $804,500 Sept. 19, 2016 Anthony P. Smith, Zeta E. Smith
5 Pheasant Hill Road Benton A. Berman, Melisa Berman $730,000 Sept. 16, 2016 Brookfield Relocation Inc.
5 Pheasant Hill Road Brookfield Relocation Inc. $730,000 Sept. 16, 2016 Jason S. Haddock, Yvette M. Haddock
177 Saddle Hill Road Theresa Wong, Phuong T. Nguyen, Sammy C. Wong $532,000 Sept. 16, 2016 Timothy Dalmata, Dara Dalmata
94 Hayward Street Brett Schusterbauer, Caroline Sandlin von Ammon $385,000 Sept. 15, 2016 Cynthia Courtney, Cynthia Courtney Revocable Trust
16 Heartwood Way unit 139 Sun C. Chow, Calivina C. Chow $574,930 Sept. 15, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
1 Wayside Drive unit 243 Matthew Bruno, Courtney H. Bruno $490,000 Sept. 15, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
1 Valentine Circle Scot R. Doheny, Kimberly S. Kim $409,900 Sept. 14, 2016 Edward D. Collins
20 Connelly Hill Road Robert W. Liptak, Kelly A. Liptak $1,863,692 Sept. 13, 2016 Connelly LLC
5 Morningside Lane unit 222 Mayank Jain, Anchal Choudhary $515,000 Sept. 13, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
180 Ash Street Ash Street Homes LLC $600,000 Sept. 13, 2016 Justin L. Wiley, Julia R. Wiley
Ashland
34 Whittemore Drive Danny P. Williams, Vivian W. Williams $649,900 Sept. 16, 2016 Chelcie Development LLC
9 Prospect Heights Zachariah A. Johnson, Susan D. Johnson $297,500 Sept. 16, 2016 Mark C. Sullivan, Lisa A. Sullivan
31 Sherborne Circle Lisa A. Sullivan, Mark C. Sullivan $487,000 Sept. 16, 2016 Parag Sane, Manjiri Sane
187 America Boulevard unit A Muthukumaran Jeevanantham $380,000 Sept. 16, 2016 David Praseuth
38 Meetinghouse Path unit 68B Anoop Raghunathan, Shanu Jain $268,000 Sept. 15, 2016 Oliver H. MacFadden, Meghan MacFadden
329 Pleasant Street Arthur R. Crandall Jr., Therese O. Crandall $180,000 Sept. 15, 2016 Bradford Bond
579 Chestnut Street Capital Property Investments LLC $500,000 Sept. 14, 2016 Salem Five Cents Savings Bank
173 Homer Avenue Dennis P. Finn $210,000 Sept. 13, 2016 Thomas Sannicandro, Mary Anne Sannicandro
Southborough
8 Rock Spring Lane Jennifer S. Adamczyk, C&J Rock Spring Trust $200,000 Sept. 14, 2016 Jane L. Christopher
8 Rock Spring Lane Craig P. Zajac, Jennifer C. Adamczyk $1,044,000 Sept. 14, 2016 Jane L. Christopher
Upton
51 Knowlton Circle unit C Syed Faraz Azeem, Madiha Faraz $285,000 Sept. 16, 2016 Oleg M. Sheyner
57 Hartford Avenue North Juliet N. Gladden, Ashley Gladden $356,600 Sept. 16, 2016 Hollie Brochu, Kellie St. Onge,
57 Hartford Avenue North Realty Trust
5 Dogwood Drive Natan Keddem, Elizabeth R. Budman $536,287 Sept. 15, 2016 Crosswinds Properties LLC
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Free Pasta Dinner at St. Paul’s September 28

HOPKINTON, MASS. (September 19, 2016) – The September Community Pasta Supper at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 61 Wood Street (Rte. 135) will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28. All are welcome to this event, which is being supported by the churches of the Hopkinton Christian Service Connection. This pasta supper is held for the community on the last Wednesday of every month.


The meal will feature pasta (gluten free available), vegetarian tomato sauce, meatballs on the side, green salad, bread, beverages, and dessert.  The pasta supper is free, although donations will be accepted.

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MSP Statement/Activity Related to Weekend Terrorist Attacks

 

UPDATED STATEMENT:

Massachusetts State Police at the Commonwealth Fusion Center (CFC) have checked identification information for AHMAD KHAN RAHAMI, a person of interest in the Manhattan explosion investigation, against multiple databases and systems. The CFC also continues to search open source and social media. To this point, no nexus between RAHIMI and the state of Massachusetts has been found. That statement is qualified by the fact that it is accurate as of this time; further investigation by the CFC will be conducted if new intelligence about RAHAMI is developed.

 

The CFC will continue to monitor all developments in the investigation into the Manhattan incident, as well as the incidents in New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Minnesota.

 

Meanwhile, the State Police will enhance security operations for this Thursday’s Patriots game at Gillette Stadium, as we did for yesterday’s game. Additionally, MSP troopers will increase frequency of patrols through public transit stations and regional transportation centers within their barracks jurisdictions, to supplement Transit Police.

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Lake Maspenock Preservation Association

Website:www.lmpa.org         Email: lmpa.org@verizon.net

 

 

September 19, 2016

 Lake Area Residents:

 

After a beautiful summer, it is now approaching the time that the annual draw down of the lake begins. The timing of the draw down is mandated by a permit received from the Hopkinton Conservation Commission and must begin no earlier than September 15thand no later than October 1st. The exact date can vary from year to year based upon the level of the lake coming out of the summer.  The formal draw down has not yet commenced because of the drought conditions that we have experienced this summer. The reduction of the lake level now occurring is from natural evaporation.  The formal drawdown will not begin prior to October 1st unless we receive significant precipitation in the next week or so.  The exact date that the draw down will commence has not been set, but please understand that it could start any time between now and October 1st.  This year’s reduction in the level of the lake is anticipated to be 48-52 inches. 

 

Please be aware of the draw down process and arrange for the removal of boats and docks accordingly. Above, file photo.

 

Have a great autumn,

The Officers and Executive Board

Lake Maspenock Preservation Association

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HOPKINTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS PUBLIC NOTICE

Special Education Child Find Notice


Under federal and state special education regulations, Hopkinton Public Schools has a duty to locate, identify, refer, evaluate and, if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to students with disabilities who reside in the town of Hopkinton. For parents or guardians of children ages 3-21 years of age who have a disability and who would like more information, please contact Dr. Karen Zaleski, Director of Student Services at 508-497-9850.

  
 
   

Great Turnout

September 18, 2016 - Polyarts never has a rain date, as some soggy vendors could attest, but yesterday's event might be called one of the most successful PolyArts ever, with a lot of help from the weather, the vendors, the Alter Ego band and the loyal customers.
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Ride to Remember

September 18, 2016 - Hundreds, it not thousands, of bicycle riders took part in the Ride to Remember from Springfield to Boston, passing through Hopkinton early afternoon yesterday. Above, riders pass by the new Photographic Images/HopNews office at 81 Main Street. Below, the last of the riders pass by as a State Police helicopter circles the group the entire way to the Law Enforcement Memorial at the State House.

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MSP Statement on Incidents in NJ and Philadelphia

The Massachusetts State Police and our partners at the Commonwealth Fusion Center continue to monitor two incidents — the detonation of an apparent pipe bomb during a charity run in Ocean County, NJ, today and last night’s ambush of a Philadelphia Police sergeant.

 

There were no injuries reported at the explosion at the scene of the New Jersey race. The Philadelphia officer was struck several times but survived; the gunman subsequently shot several other people, one of the fatally, before he was shot and killed by police.

 

The Commonwealth Fusion Center (CFC), the state’s intelligence center that compiles and disseminates information about criminal and terrorist activity, is receiving updates on the incidents from the FBI and intelligence officials in other states. The CFC is sharing relevant information with law enforcement agencies throughout Massachusetts.

 

Based on what is known at this point, no connection between either incident and Massachusetts has been found. The investigation into the incidents continues in New Jersey and Pennsylvania; we will continue to monitor those investigations.

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