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GREYHOUND FRIENDS IN HOPKINTON TO INSTITUTE GOVERNANCE REFORMS, ADDITIONAL MONITORING TO RESOLVE ALLEGATIONS OF FINANCIAL MISMANAGEMENT AND INSUFFICIENT OVERSIGHT
Resolution with AG’s Office Also Requires Former Director to Pay $40,000
 
            BOSTON – Hopkinton-based Greyhound Friends Inc. (GHF) has agreed to institute governance reforms and file reports with the AG’s Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division following allegations of financial mismanagement, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today.

 

In addition, GHF’s former Executive Director, Louise Coleman (File photo), will pay $40,000 and is barred from serving in financial fiduciary roles for Massachusetts public charities after she allegedly misused GHF’s charitable assets and failed to keep appropriate records.

 

“Our charities count on passionate volunteers to help govern and oversee their operations,” said AG Healey. “This settlement establishes important guardrails to ensure that Greyhound Friends – and its volunteer board – are equipped to manage charitable assets going forward.”

 

Through a governance agreement with the AG’s Office, GHF confirms that it has implemented and updated policies and procedures related to management oversight, conflicts of interest, financial controls, executive compensation, and board governance, including staggered board terms and term limits. As a result of these reforms, four current GHF board members will rotate off the Board in 2018 and 2019. The agreement also requires GHF to comply with animal-care related laws and regulations, correct any financial inaccuracies in reports previously filed with the AG’s Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division, and submit additional semi-annual reports. 

 

GHF acknowledges its prior failings in formal corporate governance oversight and financial controls, including insufficient board oversight over its executive management. The governance agreement implements reforms necessary to ensure that management and operational decisions are made in the best interest of GHF’s charitable mission – to operate an adoption shelter for greyhound dogs and other dog breeds and advocate on behalf of greyhounds in an effort to educate the public and improve the conditions of greyhounds in the United States and abroad. 

 

Through a separate consent judgment with the AG’s Office, it is alleged that Coleman was unable to account for cash withdrawals from GHF bank accounts and spent charitable funds on personal expenses. The settlement requires Coleman to pay $40,000 to Greyhound Options Inc., a different charitable organization operating in Massachusetts that focuses on greyhound advocacy and adoption, and whose purpose is consistent with GHF’s original charitable mission.

 

The AG’s Office encourages charitable board members to consult our Guide for Board Members of Charitable Organizations. Members of the public can view charities’ annual filings on the AG’s Office’s website.

 

This case was handled by Assistant Attorneys General Phil Schreiber and Bernardo Cuadra of AG Healey’s Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division. Press Release from AG office

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What is Going On in Front of School Complex?

   August 15, 2018 -- Above, photo taken today shows new construction on Hayden Rowe Street meant to make the roadway safer.
Below is an overhead representation of the finished product, which shows the artificial bottleneck being constructed (green) as well as dedicated lanes.


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Jeffrey S Miller

 

MILFORD - Jeffrey S Miller, originally of Natick, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday morning, August 12 2018. Jeff had been battling Alzheimer’s for the last several years. He is survived by his loving wife Charlene Hall Miller, his children Nick Miller (Kathleen Miller), Richard Laney (Samantha Laney), Allison Mercier (Matt Mercier), Timothy MIller and Peter Helmuth, his 11 grandchildren Mackenzie, Kayla, Matthew, Kelsey, Lola, Jackson, Gavin, Braeden, Brielle, Maeve, and Cameron. Also, his siblings Ron Miller (Janice Miller), Gail Langhart, Marion Hamilton, and Laurie Kelly (Martin Kelly). Jeffrey is predeceased by his parents Bruce and Grace Miller, two of his brothers Carl Miller and Bruce Miller, his nephew Randy Leonard and his daughter-in-law Melissa Miller. 

 

Jeff proudly served his country as a Marine during the Vietnam war. He went on to earn two Master's degrees from Babson and Bentley College before marrying his high school sweetheart Charlene and settling into a long-term career at Polaroid. Jeff devoted himself to his children and family. He had an amazing sense of humor and that was just part of what made him the very best grampy to his 11 grands. They were the light of his life! 

 

Music was a huge part of Jeff’s life, he had a natural ear and talent for it. He traveled everywhere with his guitar and had also learned to play the cello in honor of his mother Grace. Jeff was considered a “rock star” at Faith Community Church where he was a member and a teacher and was able to touch many lives. In his later years Jeff attended The Community Covenant Church and was part of their worship team on Sunday mornings. Jeff was a guy who valued relationships, old and new. He always looked for opportunities to talk with people and hear their story. He would do anything he could to keep a smile on the face of the people he loved, often at his own expense! Jeffrey’s legacy is one of faith, love, joy and laughter. He will be deeply missed but forever remembered.

 

A memorial service will be held for Jeffrey on Saturday August 25th at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Community Church in Hopkinton.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, Hopkinton.

 
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Hopkinton Police Incident Log
for August 14, 2018

Existing Arrest
The Moon

August 14, 2018
   

Suspected Gang Member Who Fired Shots into Lawrence House Apprehended

 

LAWRENCE, MASS. Aug. 14, 2018 – State Troopers assigned to the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension (MSP VFAS) Section today located and arrested a suspected member of the Trinitario street gang who fired multiple gunshots into a Lawrence home where children were present.

 

In that shooting, no one was hit with gunfire, but the shooter, who was on a dirt bike, and another suspect on a motorcycle, evaded responding officers by leaving the scene at a high rate of speed. The next day, Lawrence Police and MSP VFAS Troopers arrested the second suspect, JEREMY FLORES, but the suspected shooter, identified as WILMER ROQUE, 22, of Methuen, remained at large at that time.

 

That changed today, when, as a result of their continuing investigation, MSP VFAS Troopers located ROQUE late this morning at the Sunoco gas station at the corner of Broadway and Arlington Street in Lawrence. ROQUE, who was putting gas into a moped he was operating, tried to flee from the Troopers but was quickly apprehended.

 

Lawrence Police and ATF agents quickly responded to assist Troopers. Police found substances believed to be heroin and cocaine in ROQUE’s possession and determined that the moped he was riding was apparently stolen. Troopers and officers subsequently obtained a search warrant for the moped and located a Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm handgun with a full magazine containing 15 rounds.

 

ROQUE was charged with armed assault with intent to murder, attempted murder, and assault with a dangerous weapon for the Lawrence shooting, as well as with fresh narcotics and firearms charges related to today’s arrest. He is also the subject of an Essex Superior Court warrant for trafficking cocaine.

 

This past weekend, ROQUE was spotted in and around Lawrence riding what looked like the same dirt bike used in the Aug. 8 shooting into the house. ROQUE was observed operating erratically and at times against traffic, putting the lives of the public in danger, weaving in and out of oncoming traffic at a high rate of speed. He again fled from Lawrence patrol cruisers when they tried to stop him.

 

Lawrence and State Police continue to investigate multiple shootings that occurred in Lawrence over the weekend. Investigators are looking into whether ROQUE could be connected to those shootings, which are believed to be gang-related.

 

ROQUE will be arraigned in Lawrence District Court tomorrow.

 
Goldfinch

August 14, 2018 -- This American Goldfinch zipped under the footbridge at the Hopkinton Reservoir Dam Spillway this morning and landed on the granite wall of the spillway for a few brief moments. Many different birds and other creatures find the property appealing during the warmer weather. Readers are welcome to pair the viewing of this bird with the listening of the theme from the James Bond movie, Goldfinger.

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On the Rail

Readers are welcome to direct us to the correct name for the above. It was on the railing to the bridge over the spillway today.
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Red Thorax

August 14, 2018 -- This ant with a red thorax is carrying a moth somewhere -- perhaps its nest -- today at Hopkinton State Park, where watchable wildlife is the rule of the warmer months.

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Package Store Approval Only for
Existing  Building at Mobil
   

August 14, 2018 -- Last Tuesday, the Selectmen approved a Wine & Malts Package Store License for Hopkinton Friendly Services, Inc. at 92 West Main Street, the site of the Mobil Station and Dunkin Donuts. The building is slated to be demolished to make way for a much larger facility, assuming all permits are issued.

 

In the regular press release summary, issued by the Board of Selectmen's office today, it was clear that the license was approved only for the current building. The new building would need a new application if that is desired, says the release.

 



Hopkinton Police Incident Log
for 8/13/2018


Existing Arrest
 

 

Fire Flow Test

 

Please be advised that a required fire flow test will be done on Legacy Farm North, Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at approximately 9 AM. You may notice some discoloration after the test is complete and you may need to flush your cold water line to help clear the pipes.


   
Rural Feel

August 13, 2018 -- Actually, this is in Sutton, where it really is still largely rural.
Pout Rock


August 13, 2018 -- Both the seagull and the cormorant are fish lovers. However, the cormorant, a diving bird, swallows them whole, today on Lake Maspenock.
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For Just Under $20


August 13, 2018-- Your very own Monstah Slice is available at Bill's Pizza. Photo by Bill's Pizzeria.
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Hopkinton Police Incident Log
8/10/2018 - 8/12/2018

One New Arrest

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from August 6, 2018 -- August 10, 2018
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo of property
Address
Buyer
Price
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
65 Walcott Valley Drive # 45 Yub Kumar Uprety, Sabitutama G $241,000 August 10, 2018 Chunchi Chen, et. al.
27 Spruce Street #93 Rohitash Kumar Saini $557,045 August 10, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England, LLC
25 Spruce Street #92 Kumar Kaushik Balasubramanian $572,255 August 10, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
51 Elm Street OA Homes LLC $223,022 August 7, 2018 Deutsche Bank National Trust Co
10 West Elm Street Jonathan David Pearlin, Devon Lee Pearlin $741,000 August 7, 2018 Jason Molfetas, Laura M Molfetas
14 Edge Hill Road Rafael Hernandez, Alicia Martinez $755,000 August 7, 2018 Todd Chambers, Sally F Chambers
38 Stoneybrook Road David J Silva, Asima Silva $342,500 August 6, 2018 Prime Properties LP
10 Wedgewood Drive Anurag Mathur, Namrata Mathur $930,000 August 6, 2018 Moo Young Lee, Eunjung Lee
Previous Update        
6 Stewart Street Karson Mui, Louise U Boland $515,000 August 3, 2018 Joel R Brown, Thomas John Hennigan III
76 Fruit Street Beth Allison Kassap $585,000 August 3, 2018 Eduardo J Amaral, Alaine Ann Lavoie Amaral
19 Greenwood Road Umesh Shah, Roma Shah $984,000 August 2, 2018 Theodore Panagiotopoulos. Sheila Zitano Panagiotopoulos
38 Rockwood Lane #47 Wayne H Ridgway Jr., Denise M
Ridgway
$582,672 August 2, 2018 LLD Land Dev. Corp.
23 Spruce Street #91 Sakthi Kannan Guruvareddiar et. al. $565,905 August 2, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
13 Briarcliff Drive David Shapiro, Caitlin Shapiro $512,500 August 1, 2018 Colleen A Doucette
41 Oakhurst Road Catherine Sweeney, William F Sweeney $426,000 August 1, 2018 Paul LC DeBeasi, Linda C DeBeasi
4 Hearthstone Road Lengshi Dai, Lijuan Wang $770,000 August 1, 2018 Spyridon Matsouksa, Anna Ivanov
50 East Street Sujuan Guo, Ge Zhang $650,000 July 31, 2018 Pamela R Van Sipe, et. al.
8 Patriot's Boulevard #2B Rajesh Ram Mohan, et. al. $450,000 July 31, 2018 Jessica A Kelley
5 Forest Lane Joshua Gitelson $410,000 July 30, 2018 John J Lafkas. Sara M Lafkas
5 Bowker Road Paul Edward Naroian, Karine Martirosyan $1,014,900 July 30, 2018 Daniel R McMinn. Patricia S McMinn
2 Parker Point Road Kyle Ferris, Kelly Ferris $610,000 July 30, 2018 Matthew F Lopresti Tr., et. al.
41 Primrose Circle #206 Swathi Madhavarapu, et. al. $708,387 July 30, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
 

Saturday, September 15, 2018 Community Events

10 am - 4 pm:  44th Annual Polyarts Festival, Hopkinton Town Common

10 am - 5 pm:  Marathon Quilt Guild Quilt Show, "Common Threads", Hopkinton Center for the Arts          

11 am - 2 pm:  Farewell to Center School - Closing ceremony at noon in Center School.

  2 pm - 5 pm:  Woodsman's Show, Field 12, Hopkinton High School Athletic Fields

  3 pm - 10 pm:  2nd Annual Hopkinton Family Day, Hopkinton Middle School/High School complex.

 

Parking at the Middle School/High School complex is recommended, or other municipal lots and permissible on street parking.  All events are within easy walking distance of each other.

   
Picture Perfect

August 12, 2018 -- Semi-retired veteran Milford photographer Jim Calarese shares this cinematic-style silhouette from Hopedale Pond.
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From HPD Facebook

August 11, 2018 -- Congratulations to Officer Molly McGaffigan! She has successfully completed her 12 week field training program and tonight [August 9] will be her first shift on her own. We are very impressed with her performance and efforts thus far and look forward to her future with us. Help us welcome her if you see her out and about! ~HPD


Beginning Thursday
Below, the cast listens to directions this afternoon. Dress rehearsal begins next week for a Thursday premiere.
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Inside the New Greenhouse Today

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Our Apologies

 

    Despite nearly an entire day of unavailability, our video of the National Night Out on Hopkinton Common has become available for viewing in its entirety.

      There are two versions; the most recent is the one in which we substituted canned music for a very popular song that we thought might have been the reason for the YouTube ban, even though the song was background music at the event and not one that we inserted. The second one is the one that was originally banned but now available. And frankly, we do not know if it was an official YouTube act or shenanigans by other actors.

       Please enjoy either of those videos, or any of the other over 800 original-content videos we have taken over the last 15 years. And do that anytime by choosing the icon below, which always resides in the top header of this page. 

 

 

MSP FUGITIVE UNIT, LOCAL OFFICERS ARREST MAN ON FIREARM, DRUG CHARGES AFTER PURSUIT

 

NORTON August 11, 2018—State Troopers assigned to the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, with assistance from Norton Police and Raynham Police detectives, today arrested a fugitive wanted on firearms and drug charges, after pursuing the man by car and on foot.

 

THOMAS HOLLAND of Taunton, who turns 32 on Saturday [today], was wanted in connection with a Manchester, N.H., shooting last September; for waving a firearm at people on Taunton Green on June 2 and then kicking in the door of an apartment in an attempt to evade arrest; and in connection with a large amount of crack cocaine Danvers Police recovered in a motel from which HOLLAND had just fled on Aug. 1.

 

HOLLAND was arrested in the Taunton incident in June after police found him hiding in a shower in the apartment he forced his way into. However a bail clerk set bail at the station, he made bail, and failed to show up for his arraignment in Taunton District Court.

 

Troopers from the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section began looking for HOLLAND and developed information that led them to establish surveillance today at a hotel in Norton.

 

At 4:45 p.m. Troopers and Norton and Raynham detectives observed HOLLAND and a woman in a vehicle in the hotel’s parking lot. Troopers and Officers tried to stop the vehicle, which was operated by the woman with HOLLAND in the passenger seat,  before it approached Bay Street at Route 495 in Taunton. Police boxed in the vehicle, which then backed into a cruiser as the Troopers and  Officers tried to get to the occupants.

 

The suspect vehicle as able to drive away and flee, striking an unmarked Norton Police cruiser. Police attempted to stop traffic on Bay Street to prevent a crash while still trying to block the vehicle. while A pursuit ensued with the vehicle then intentionally striking a Norton Police Detective Cruiser. Involved officers attempted to stop traffic at the Bay Street intersection to prevent an accident and attempt to block the vehicle.

 

The suspect vehicle then drove at another cruiser, then onto the ramp to Route 495 southbound. The suspect vehicle was traveling in all travel lanes and the breakdown lane at high rates of speed. The vehicle exited at Route 138 then entered onto 495 again.

 

Traffic got heavy before the exit to Route 24; HOLLAND jumped out of the car and ran north on 495, attempting to open doors of and get into vehicles in stopped in traffic.

 

All Troopers and Officers converged on HOLLAND and arrested him without further incident in the middle lane of Route 495. He was charged with the warrants stemming from the three above listed incidents as well as new charges of resisting arrest and attempted carjacking.

 

The woman driving the vehicle, BRITTANY PASTERNAK of Somerset, also was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and malicious destruction of property.

   



Hopkinton Police Incident Log
for August 9, 2018

Existing Arrests
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State Police Arrest Three in Auburn for Trafficking Cocaine after Violent Struggle with Troopers

 

August 10, 2018 -- On Wednesday at about 7:30 p.m., Trooper Joseph Flynn assigned to State Police Barracks in Holden was on patrol on Route 290 East when he observed the driver of an Acura TSX commit motor vehicle violations. Trooper Flynn stopped the vehicle, with three occupants, at mile marker 3 in Auburn.

 

Trooper Gregory Zanni assisted Trooper Flynn during the motor stop. The operator was identified as CARLOS MARTINEZ, 42, and the rear passenger as JAMES EVANS, 28, both from Bronx, NY. The front passenger was identified as JOY GREEN, 38 of Dexter, Maine.

 

As the troopers spoke with the occupants, EVANS was observed moving around in the backseat and was asked to exit the vehicle. Trooper Flynn attempted to pat frisk EVANS for weapons but EVANS began to pull his arms away and turn his body to free himself. Trooper Flynn performed a takedown maneuver bringing EVANS, Trooper Zanni and himself to the ground.

 

EVANS continued to resist in an apparent attempt to prevent Troopers from removing a package of narcotics he was concealing in his pants. The struggle continued for several moments before Trooper Zanni administered several bursts of OC (Oleoresin Capsicum) spray, but the spray had no effect on EVANS.

 

EVANS became more aggressive and continued to pull away from the Troopers with the narcotics now in his hand. Trooper Zanni removed his department issued Taser and after several verbal commands to stop resisting were ignored by the violent suspect, Trooper Zanni deployed – single five second drive stun to EVANS’ back.

 

Troopers were able to regain control of EVANS and remove the package from his hands. Through their training and experience, the white substance was believed to be cocaine, with a weight over 101 grams.

 

All three occupants were transported to the Holden Barracks for booking and charged with Trafficking in Cocaine and Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws.

EVANS was additionally charged with Resisting Arrest and Failure to wear a Seatbelt.

 

Subsequent investigation by Trooper Flynn revealed another a plastic bag containing cocaine and weighed 61.3 grams believed to previously have been in EVANS’ possession.

 

The arrested parties were arraigned in Worcester District Court on Thursday.

 

On Tuesday, the day before the incident, Trooper Flynn attended training with Pro Active Criminal Enforcement (PACE), a program that provides continuing training in drug trafficking interdiction for law enforcement officers.

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 The Spoon, Tonight 8/10 One Lumber Street
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Saugus Woman Arraigned in Connection with Alleged Prescription Medication Theft

 

LINCOLN – August 9, 2018 -- Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Rebecca Bowman, 37, of Saugus, was arraigned today in Middlesex Superior Court and charged with larceny of a drug, caretaker abuse and possession of a Class B substance in connection with an alleged theft of prescription medication from an elderly man in her care.

Clerk Magistrate Matthew Day released the defendant on personal recognizance and ordered the defendant to not work with the elderly and to stay away from, and have no contact with, the victim. The next scheduled hearing in this case is September 20.

In December of 2016 the defendant began working as a visiting nurse for a 70-year-old man in Lincoln. The defendant would come to the victim’s home three times a week and treat him in his bedroom. The victim had been prescribed oxycodone pills to alleviate his pain. In April of 2017 the victim began to notice that his pain medication pills were disappearing and that by the end of the month he had fewer pills than he should have. As a result, the victim experienced extreme pain. In December of 2017 the victim began to suspect the defendant. On two occasions, following the defendant’s visits to the home, the victim counted his pills before the defendant arrived and after she departed. The victim allegedly discovered that after the defendant left some of his prescription pills were gone. The victim then notified police.

On January 3, 2018, police set up a surveillance camera in the victim’s room and counted the number of pills in the victim’s possession prior to the defendant’s visit. After the defendant left, police allegedly discovered that 14 of the victim’s prescription pills were missing. Video surveillance allegedly showed the defendant opening the pill bottle and removing the medication while the victim was not in the room.

The prosecutor assigned to this case is Assistant District Attorney Kristen Noto. The Victim Witness Advocate is Joseph Bernstein.

As part of her county-wide initiative to raise awareness about the risks and impacts of the opioid crisis for seniors, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan launched the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office’s Grandparent Program in 2016. This program educates seniors in Middlesex County about how to manage their prescription medication, keep medication safe from theft, properly dispose of unused or expired medication and identify signs of drug addiction in loved ones.

District Attorney Ryan, who previously chaired the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office’s Elder Protection Unit, has developed this program recognizing that the impact of the opioid crisis on seniors is extensive and that seniors are often the most vulnerable secondary victims of the opioid epidemic.

For more information and resources on protecting seniors visit: http://middlesexda.com/prosecution/elder-disabled.php  .

Two for One


August 9, 2018 -- Thank you to Park Ranger Dan Harvey for sharing the double-rainbow photo above, taken from the shore of Hopkinton State Park..
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Turkey Vulture


August 9, 2018 -- This turkey vulture appeared to be eyeballing a small dog swimming near shore near the Hopkinton Reservoir Dam this afternoon.
   
Catch of the Day


August 9, 2018 -- This gull snatched a dead fish from the wash at the Hopkinton Reservoir Dam Spillway this afternoon,
 earning its reputation as the "rats of the sea."
 
Two-car MVA


August 9, 2018 -- This CRV rear-ended the Chevy truck on West Main Street in front of the Mobil this afternoon.
Common practice is that the vehicle doing the rear-ending is deemed at fault.

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Do Something You’ll Love!

Can you carry a tune? Have you thought of singing in a chorus? Join the Treblemakers, a regional non-audition community chorus based at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Under the direction of Dr. Richard Romiti, rehearsals for our winter holiday concert begin the first Wednesday after Labor Day, September 5, at 7:30 pm and continue on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 – 9:15pm.

 

Hopkinton Center for the Arts is at 98 Hayden Rowe Street, in Hopkinton. The Treblemakers’ concert will be performed on Wednesday evening, December 12. Drop in and give us a try at our open rehearsals during the month of September. For more details, contact Carolyn Letvin at carolyn@carolynletvin.com . The Treblemakers chorus is part of Enter Stage Left Theater, the resident theater company of the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Check out all that HCA has to offer at www.hopartscenter.org .

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Slowly I Turned...


August 8, 2018 -- Photo taken recently at Niagra Falls by Samridhi Misra, submitted by husband Amit Pandey. Nice!
 
   
Please check out this video of National Night Out with the Hopkinton Police and community members.
See many of the officers and Superior Officers.
See an interview with Chief Lee (at 2:25) and a demonstration of Middlesex Sheriff's Office K-9.

[Apparently, the previously posted and embedded video protocol, or a background song, was unacceptable to YouTube, and the video made unavailable. We removed the song "Respect" by Aretha Franklin that was in the background being played by the deejay on scene, and substituted it with some canned music from our Adobe video processing product. Please try the new link below. Please let us know if you cannot view it.]
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Earning Gold

 August 8, 2018 -- At the August 7th Selectmen's meeting,  the first back in the renovated town hall, the selectmen recognized Grace Darkow & Melissa Hayes for earning their GSA Gold Awards.  A representative from Eastern MA Girl Scouts stated they are among only 10 scouts in the past decade who have earned this achievement in Hopkinton since 2008. The Gold Award is the highest recognition achievement in Girl Scouts, often compared to Eagle in Boy Scouts.

 

Their troop leader Karen Bograd was also recognized for her outstanding service to scouting in Hopkinton (in both GSA Troop 72233 & BSA Troop 1) with already over 15 years of leadership service to both. All three received citations from the town & state legislatures last evening.  ~ Contributed content.

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Statement on Conclusion of MA Attorney General’s Investigation

August 5, 2018 -- Over the past 35 years, Greyhound Friends has rehomed over 10,000 dogs and engaged in results-driven education and advocacy improving the safety and welfare of this unique breed. On Friday, August 3, the Attorney General’s investigation of Greyhound Friends concluded with the signing of a Governance Agreement. We are pleased with this conclusion, as the Agreement reflects both significant voluntary work accomplished over the last 18 months to improve the governance of our organization and our commitment to continued financial accountability. We have also made significant changes and improvements to our kennel facility and operations and are confident this work has gone above and beyond what has been recommended. We intend to work professionally and cooperatively with all regulatory bodies and look forward to the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen licensing hearing now scheduled for September 11.

 

~ Greyhound Friends Board of Directors

Attorney General Investigation of Greyhound Friends Complete -- Ends in Agreement
   

August 8, 2018 -- According to an agreement between the Massachusetts Attorney General's office and Greyhound Friends, Inc. Greyhound friends must abide by certain practices and employ particular skills among their board. The big takeaway is that founder and former Director Louise Coleman may not serve in any capacity within the organization. She may, however, fund-raise on behalf of Greyhound Friends as a private individual. Ms. Coleman was found not guilty of animal cruelty after a four-day trial last year, and contrary to the charges against her, commended her for her work. Video linked to MWDN.

      On August 1, 2018, Greyhound Friends restated their bylaws to further comply with the stated agreement.

      On May 29, 2018, the AG's office declared in a letter to whom it may concern that Greyhound Friends is in good standing.

      The Hopkinton Board of Selectmen will entertain a new kennel license request from Greyhound Friends at a Public Hearing in their September 11, 2018 meeting.



Hopkinton Police Incident Log
For August 7, 2018

Existing Arrests
   
 
Low-lying

 
August 8, 2018 -- Inasmuch as this is late afternoon, there is little likelihood that fog is settling in the valleys in Charlton in 90 degree heat. It just looks like air contaminated with airborne particles, either from the tornado in nearby Webster or the fire in faraway California.

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Bikini Atoll?


August 7, 2018 -- No, it isn't the cloud from the nuclear testing at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean in 1946, but it actually is a mushroom-shaped cloud over Legacy Farms North last weekend as seen from the ground.
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Reading at the Farmers Market

Hopkinton Girl Scout Troop 75104 is working on their Silver Award project, a supplemental reading program for beginning readers titled "It All Starts With Books."  The girls will be hosting a story nook at the Hopkinton Farmer's Market on three Sundays in August: August 12th, August 19th, and August 26th at 2 pm.  
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Letter From Town Counsel Regarding Greyhound Friends Kennel Reopening
Town Counsel Ray Miyares has composed a letter explaining the next steps in the process of Greyhound Friends Inc. getting a determination on a new license.
In a nutshell, their application with the Town Clerk is on hold until the Selectmen hold a Public Hearing on the matter on September 11, 2018, make a determination, and send a recommendation to the Town Clerk, who will use the recommendation for making a decision, up or down.
The letter is here.
Hopkinton Wine and Spirits
77 West Main Street
   
Egret or Heron


August 7, 2018 -- Trick question; an egret is a type of heron, today at Hopkinton Reservoir Dam in Hopkinton State Park, where there is much more watchable wildlife. Below, the bird tires of posing for photos and flies away, its immaculate feathers paying tribute to its young age.
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Freeze Frame


August 7, 2018 -- The photos above and below where taken on a photo excursion to Charlton today. The one above was taken at a shutter speed of 1/15th of a second, making the falling water look like strands of yarn in a mill. Below, at 1/640th of a second, the water is in stop-action.
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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
August 3, 2018 -- August 5, 2018

2 New Arrests
 
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from July 30, 2018 - August 6, 2018
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Address
Buyer
Price
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
6 Stewart Street Karson Mui, Louise U Boland $515,000 August 3, 2018 Joel R Brown, Thomas John Hennigan III
76 Fruit Street Beth Allison Kassap $585,000 August 3, 2018 Eduardo J Amaral, Alaine Ann Lavoie Amaral
19 Greenwood Road Umesh Shah, Roma Shah $984,000 August 2, 2018 Theodore Panagiotopoulos. Sheila Zitano Panagiotopoulos
38 Rockwood Lane #47 Wayne H Ridgway Jr., Denise M
Ridgway
$582,672 August 2, 2018 LLD Land Dev. Corp.
23 Spruce Street #91 Sakthi Kannan Guruvareddiar et. al. $565,905 August 2, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
13 Briarcliff Drive David Shapiro, Caitlin Shapiro $512,500 August 1, 2018 Colleen A Doucette
41 Oakhurst Road Catherine Sweeney, William F Sweeney $426,000 August 1, 2018 Paul LC DeBeasi, Linda C DeBeasi
4 Hearthstone Road Lengshi Dai, Lijuan Wang $770,000 August 1, 2018 Spyridon Matsouksa, Anna Ivanov
50 East Street Sujuan Guo, Ge Zhang $650,000 July 31, 2018 Pamela R Van Sipe, et. al.
8 Patriot's Boulevard #2B Rajesh Ram Mohan, et. al. $450,000 July 31, 2018 Jessica A Kelley
5 Forest Lane Joshua Gitelson $410,000 July 30, 2018 John J Lafkas. Sara M Lafkas
5 Bowker Road Paul Edward Naroian, Karine Martirosyan $1,014,900 July 30, 2018 Daniel R McMinn. Patricia S McMinn
2 Parker Point Road Kyle Ferris, Kelly Ferris $610,000 July 30, 2018 Matthew F Lopresti Tr., et. al.
41 Primrose Circle #206 Swathi Madhavarapu, et. al. $708,387 July 30, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
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2 Rockwood Lane #58 Richard D McAree, Allison I McAree $610,634 Jul 30, 2018 LLD Land Development
4 Hemlock Drive Peter Newby, Sudi Baker $689,000 Jul 29,2018 John R McCowan, Leslie J McCowan
21 Spruce Street #90 Vansi K Vankamamidi, Lakshmi S Velagapudi 568,795 Jul 27, 2018 Pulte Homes of NE
17 Spruce Street #88 Santhosh Beerelli $546,065 Jul 27, 2018 Pulte Homes of NE
4 Birchwood Lane 5D Yingtao BI $365,000 July 27, 2018 Frank G Schirmer Jr, TR et. al.
5 South Mill Street Peter S Golenia, et. al. $1,417,500 July 26, 2018 Equestrian Building Co
14 Stoneybrook Road Benjamin C Best Monica A Best $720,000 July 26, 2018 Rita A Knox, Lawrence D Knox
4 Lincoln Street Cynthia J Taylor, Donald G Jackson $555,900 July 24, 2018 Southgate LLC
15 College Street Lisa Calderazzo $382, 000 July 24, 2018 Jennifer J Lund
9 North Pond Way #2 Latha Tejaswi, et. al. $583,400 July 23, 2018 Maspenock Realty Tr., et. al.
24 Woody Island Road David Holborn $509,900 July 23, 2018 Ronald D Halterman, et. al.
20 Winter Street Constitution Properties LLC $190,000 Jul 23, 2018 Paul C Larter, Jessie C Larter
2 Ryegrass Circle #115 Praveen Kumar Yenduri, Deepthi Tammana $595,000 July 23, 2018 Sixtine Valdelievre, Jens-Martin Herold

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Novelist Elizabeth Berg sponsored by Friends of the Library

Noon, August 7 2018

 

 

Novelist Elizabeth Berg will be speaking in the large event room August 7th at 12:00 PM. She is the author of many notable books including her most recent novel, The Story of Arthur Trulov, and one Oprah's Book Club novels, Open House. Currently on tour in New England, she has had a successful career as a novelist after spending years in nursing where she learned through her patients about their hopes and fears as well as relationships. For more information on Elizabeth Berg, go to www.elizabeth-berg.net .

 
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Concert on the Common


August 5, 2018-- The Roy Scott Big Band filled the Hopkinton Common with fans and followers for the Concerts on the Common series organized by Parks and Recreation Department. Next week's performer, beginning at 5:00 pm, will be Jumpin' Juba.
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Shaun Michael Coffey, 47

Shaun Michael Coffey, 47, of Hopkinton, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018 of a massive heart attack after being stricken at home. Born in Framingham, he was the son of Judith A. (Cain) and Peter M. Coffey of Hopkinton.


A longtime Hopkinton resident, Shaun was a 1988 graduate of Hopkinton High School. During his younger years, he enjoyed playing basketball and football. He had worked at the Radisson Hotel, Genzyme Corp. in Westborough, and most recently was the owner/operator of Vape Escape in Bellingham. Shaun had been a Cub Master for his son’s den for many years.  He was an avid Pats fan, took pleasure in playing pool, fishing, camping with his children, and cooking with his daughter.


Besides his parents, Shaun is survived by his former wife, Dawn Bailey of Hopkinton; his two children, Jacob and Makayla Coffey of Hopkinton; his brother, Matthew Coffey and his wife, Rami of Conway, NH, and his sister, Elise Coffey of California. He also leaves behind two nephews, Mason and Brody, as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.


Visitation will be held on Friday, August 10th from 4:00-7:00p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com  Private family burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Shaun Coffey Children’s Fund, and can be sent or dropped off to UniBank, 87 West Main St. Hopkinton, MA 01748 or to any UniBank branch. 

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Canty's Underdog Scholarship for 2018

 

We would like to announce the winners of the Canty's Underdog Scholarship for 2018. This scholarship was created in memory of Brad Canty, Class of 2018. Brad had to work harder than most due to gastrointestinal and immune issues, causing him frequent school absences. This did not take away from him being a thoughtful, kind, compassionate  young man who would go out of his way to make someone else's day better.

 

The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize students  who have demonstrated good character, kindness and empathy towards others. Applicants may have overcome health challenges or had to work really hard on school work and/or overcome obstacles. This scholarship is for students that may have gone unrecognized while in high school. We saw you!

 

Congratulations to the following recipients who each received $1500 : Padraic Buckley, Sean Herlihy, Ellen Micallef, Peter Morse, Grace Nealon, Brenna Pettepit, Mallory Peishoff, Julia Pillarella, Olivia Rosen, and Alex Sanchez. 

 

Congratulations to each  recipient and wishes of success for all.

 

This scholarship will continue to be part of Hopkinton as long as we can sustain it. Everyone deserves to be seen! The Scholarship has been added to Amazonsmile for those who wish to continue to support this scholarship. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/82-2915677

 

Thank you to everyone who has supported this scholarship.

Sincerely,

The Canty Family

 

For those who prefer to donate by check:

Canty's Underdog Scholarship

5 Cunningham St

Hopkinton, MA 01748

   

Shaun Michael Coffey, 47

 

Shaun Michael Coffey, 47, of Hopkinton, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018 after being stricken at home of a massive heart attack. Born in Framingham, he was the son of Judith A. (Cain) and Peter M. Coffey of Hopkinton.


Mr. Coffey’s obituary and arrangements are still pending at this time and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com

What to do before a Tornado strikes:

 

Although severe tornadoes are rare in Massachusetts, in recent years we have experienced a number of tornadic events, most recently including Upton last week and Webster today. Therefore, it is important that all residents and visitors of Hopkinton learn how to take safety precautions to avoid injury and minimize property damage if we are impacted by a tornado. [Amateur video of today's Webster storm here. Caution on raw language]

 

  • Be informed by receiving alerts, warnings, and public safety information before, during, and after emergencies. Download the Massachusetts Alerts app.

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  • Create and review your family emergency plan.

     

    • Identify safe locations to take shelter where your family spends time, such as your home, your workplace, public buildings, nursing homes, shopping centers, and schools.

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    • Determine safe locations to seek shelter, such as basements or storm cellars. If an underground location is not available, choose an interior room or hallway on the lowest floor. Put as many walls between you and the outside as possible.

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    • Be sure everyone in your household knows these shelter locations.

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  • Assemble an emergency kit.

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  • Make a record of your personal property by taking photos/videos of your belongings. Store these records in a safe place.

 

Plan ahead for disaster: For more information go to www.ready.gov


~ Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Stephen T. Slaman

 
 

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Aftermath

August 4, 2018 -- These horses in Oxford were let out of their barn after the violent storm passed that caused much damage one town over in Webster.
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Greyhound Friends Hearing Postponed Until Settlement Agreement with Attorney General Reviewed

From Town Manager Norman Khumalo:
The public hearing before the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen concerning the application of Greyhound Friends, Inc. for a kennel license for its facility at 167 Saddle Hill Road has been re-scheduled.  The hearing will now take place at the next regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen on September 11, 2018 As of today, a settlement agreement concluding the investigation of the Attorney General’s Office into the applicant’s financial practices has not been executed.  The new hearing schedule will allow time for the Board and the public to review the results of that investigation once the settlement agreement is made public.

JURY CONVICTS HOME HEALTH AGENCY OWNER ON ALL CHARGES FOR STEALING MILLIONS FROM MASSHEALTH

    BOSTON – After a nine-day jury trial, the owner of a Boston-based home health agency has been convicted on seven charges of Medicaid Fraud and Larceny for stealing millions from the State’s Medicaid Program (MassHealth), Attorney General Maura Healey announced today.

Elena Kurbatzky, age 45, of Boston, was convicted after a jury trial in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of Medicaid False Claims (3 counts), Larceny over $250 by False Pretenses (3 counts), and Medicaid Member Eligibility Fraud (1 count). Kurbatzky is scheduled to be sentenced on August 7 at 2 p.m. in Suffolk Superior Court.

Kurbatzky was indicted in 2017 after an investigation by the AG’s Office. That investigation found that between February 2015 and October 2016, Kurbatzky’s company, Harmony Home Health Care, LLC (Harmony), billed MassHealth for in-home services allegedly provided to 38 patients, most of which were not provided and/or not authorized. Some of those services were billed while the nurses who were allegedly providing the services were traveling internationally, including Kurbatzky herself.

At trial, the AG’s office proved that Harmony fraudulently billed MassHealth for services it did not provide, including billing for nurses that the company claimed were providing services to several patients at different locations at the exact same time.

Harmony also billed MassHealth for services that were not authorized by physicians and, in many cases, forged physician signatures on the patient plans of care in an attempt to show these services were authorized. Kurbatzky also billed for physical, occupational, and speech therapy for the majority of Harmony’s MassHealth patients even though the services were not authorized by the patients’ physicians and Harmony did not employ licensed therapists to perform the alleged services.

Kurbatzky was also a MassHealth member herself, failing to disclose that she was paid $2.6 million by Harmony over two years to make herself eligible for the program. She then billed MassHealth for services she purportedly received from Harmony that were not authorized by a physician.

The AG’s Office began an investigation after the matter was referred by MassHealth, which suspected misconduct and fraudulent billing practices.

AG Healey’s Office has established itself nationally as a leader in the fight against fraud, waste and abuse in the Medicaid program. The office’s Medicaid Fraud Division works to prevent and prosecute provider fraud and violations of state law pertaining to the administration of the Medicaid Program, returning $45 million to MassHealth in 2017 alone.

Members of the public who are aware of similar practices by other physicians or health care providers should call the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Division at (617) 963-2360 or file a complaint through the Attorney General’s website.

This case is being handled by Assistant Attorneys General Jennifer Goldstein and Kevin Lownds and Investigator Christine Baker, Investigations Supervisor Christopher Cecchini, Investigators Megan Corrigan, Patricia Ruiz, and Ruth Zeltzer, all of AG Healey’s Medicaid Fraud Division, with assistance from the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the AG’s Office, Victim Witness Advocate Amber Anderson of the AG’s Victim Services Division, and the Office of the Inspector General. During the fraud investigation and at trial, MassHealth provided invaluable assistance during the fraud investigation.

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Milford Regional Medical Center Recognized

for Higher Quality in Bariatric Surgery

 

MILFORD - August 3, 2018 -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has recognized Milford Regional Medical Center with a Blue Distinction® Center for Bariatric Surgery designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community.

To receive a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery designation, a health care facility must demonstrate success in meeting patient safety measures as well as bariatric-specific quality measures, including complication and readmission rate for laparoscopic procedures in sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and adjustable gastric band. A health care facility must also be nationally accredited at both the facility and bariatric program-specific levels.

In 2017, the Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery program expanded to include not only the type of service provided, but also the site of care. Healthcare facilities were evaluated as either a comprehensive center or as an ambulatory surgery center. Milford Regional is proud to be recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts for meeting the rigorous Blue Distinction Center quality selection criteria for bariatric surgery set by the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

“We are honored to receive this distinction from Blue Cross Blue Shield which recognizes the high quality and comprehensive approach of our bariatric surgery program at Milford Regional,” says Bariatric Surgeon Philip Cohen, MD. “Our team of medical professionals is committed to working closely with you through your weight loss journey – before, during and after your surgery.”

            Bariatric surgeries are among the most common elective surgeries in the U.S., which provides significant opportunity to improve quality within the health care system. There were 196,000 bariatric surgeries performed in 2015, according to the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), and the average cost is more than $28,000 per episode, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. Furthermore, it is estimated that nearly 36.5 percent of U.S. adults and 17 percent of youth are obese and impacted by obesity-related health conditions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The estimated annual health care costs of obesity-related conditions are nearly $210 billion per year in the U.S., according to the Journal of Health Economics. On average, health care costs were reduced by 29 percent within five years following bariatric surgery, due to the reduction or elimination of obesity-related conditions, according to ASMBS.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies across the nation have recognized more than 550 health care facilities as Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery. Health care facilities recognized with this designation are assessed using a combination of publicly available quality information and cost measures derived from BCBS companies’ medical claims.

Since 2006, the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program has helped patients find quality specialty care in the areas of bariatric surgery, cancer care, cardiac care, maternity care, knee and hip replacements, spine surgery, and transplants, while encouraging health care professionals to improve the care they deliver. Research shows that, compared to other health care facilities, those designated as Blue Distinction Centers demonstrate better quality and improved outcomes for patients.

For more information about the program and for a complete listing of the designated facilities, please visit www.bcbs.com/bluedistinction.

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The Trails


August 3, 2018 -- The Trails at Legacy Farms, following a recent land purchase, is moving forward quickly, and will be seeking street names approval before the Board of Selectmen this Tuesday.
 

Fay School to Open New Dorm in Fall

August 3, 2018 -- Fay is delighted to announce the opening of a new dormitory on campus this fall! The dorm, which is currently being referred to as West House, is located at the west end of campus, adjacent to the Village Dorms. Since purchasing the property back in 2007, Fay has used the space for faculty housing, but this summer, it is being gutted, expanded, and renovated for student use. When it became apparent that there was an opportunity to use the building to improve Fay’s residential life program, Head of School Rob Gustavson and Director of Advancement Ann Wardwell set out to raise the $1.5 million needed to convert the building. Due to an overwhelming and generous response from members of the Fay community, the money was raised by winter of 2018, making it possible for the dorm to be open by this fall.
 
Ann Wardwell notes that Fay’s Facilities Committee, which includes trustees Jim Shay ’78, P’15, ’17, Ann Laquerre P’16, Brendon Giblin ’92, P’21, ’25, ’28, Bill Picardi P’92, Albert Ting ’87, and Harvey Steinberg GP’02, ’05, ’14, ’15, has been instrumental in the success of the project.
 
When complete, the final space will be nearly 7,000 square feet, with 11 student rooms (singles and doubles), two faculty apartments, four student bathrooms, a kitchenette, and a spacious common area. The view won’t be too bad, either, with large windows facing out onto the Parkerville fields and the Sudbury Reservoir.

This fall, the dorm will be home to 18 8th and 9th grade boarding students, as well as faculty members/dorm parents Katie Frazzette and Heidi Qua.
 
While the number of dormitories on campus is increasing, the number of boarders is not. “The new dorm gives us more flexibility in making sure that every boarder can enjoy an optimal housing experience,” explains Alan Clarance, Director of Finance and Operations. “In this way, the entire boarding community will benefit.” ~ From Fay News

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2018
   
ROADWORK NOTICE

In preparation for the final top course of asphalt crews will begin adjusting structures (manholes, basins, water & gas gates) to grade the week of August 6th on the following streets.

Castle Hill Rd – Full length.

Fruit St – Cunningham St to Wood St.

Lincoln St – Full length.

School St – West Elm St to Winter St.

West Elm St – School St to Barbara Rd.

West Elm St – 1100’ N of West Main St to Old Farm Rd (W)

West Main St – Oakhurst Rd to 800’ W of South St.

Please expected delays, use caution and seek alternate routes when possible.

Mike Mansir

Highway Manager

 
Aftermath

   

August 2, 2018 -- As the sun comes out after a rain, look to the opposite sky, because if it is still raining there, it is likely a rainbow will appear. Thanks to Dorothy Ferriter-Wallace for sharing this photo.

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Looming

August 2, 2018 --These low, abundant, thick clouds led the way for late afternoon downpours today, which led to the rainbow in the frame above this.
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Center for the Arts

    

August 2, 2018 -- The students and instructors have a great display going on, Fresh Perspectives, in the Lotvin Family Gallery at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Friday, August 3, 2018, is the first performance of The Drowsy Chaperone in the Delbridge Family Gallery. Learn more.

Ready to Pounce


  August 2, 2018 -- This great blue heron across from the Grafton-Upton Railroad displays the beginnings of an attack in which he fixates his eyes on a fish it spots and would then lift and cup its wings to create an impact on top of the water, that disorients and traps the fish, which would then end up in the bird's gullet. At least that's what would have transpired if the photographer hadn't flapped his arms as if they were wings, inspiring the bird to take to flight in confusion.
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According to Niche.com, Hopkinton has achieved #10 best school districts in Massachusetts
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Adelaide Ruth Schuster, 6,

Adelaide Ruth Schuster, 6, of Hopkinton, passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018 from complications related to a rare neurological disease. Adelaide spent her final days peacefully at home surrounded by family and many friends. She is now with the Lord and great-grandparents in Heaven and is able to do all the things she was previously unable to do.


Loved and cared by all that met her, she loved music, going to school with wonderful friends, teachers, and therapists, as well as travel, and to be held close.


She is survived by her parents, Lars and Elizabeth Schuster; siblings Charlotte and Levi; grandparents Gary and Martha Bunkers of Lakeville, Minnesota as well as Wesley and Dawn Schuster of St. Helena Island, South Carolina. She also leaves behind a large extended family of uncles, aunts, and cousins from California, Minnesota, Texas, and Virginia.


A funeral mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton, on Saturday, August 4th with time still pending. A reception to celebrate Adelaide’s life and memory will be held at the Hopkinton Country Club directly following mass.


In lieu of flowers, donations in Adelaide’s memory may be made to the Michael Lisnow Respite Center, 112 Main St. Hopkinton, MA 01748 ( www.Hopkintonrespite.com/ ), or The Campus School at Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Ave. Campion Hall Rm. 197 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. These are special places filled with compassion, care, and dignity for all people regardless of abilities or background. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com


Hopkinton Police Incident Log
For August 1, 2018

No arrests
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 Motor Vehicle Stop in Fitchburg Leads to Arrest for Trafficking in Heroin and Cocaine

 

Today, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Troopers assigned to the Gang Unit observed a Blue Hyundai Santa Fe fail to stop at Cody Road and Route 31 in Westminster. The Santa Fe was stopped as it approached Route 2 in Fitchburg.

 

The operator was identified as JORGE ROSADO, 29 of Providence Rhode Island. ROSADO had a suspended license and was placed in custody.

 

As a result of an investigation 86 grams of Heroin, 26 grams of Cocaine and $1,546 in cash were located.

 

ROSADO was placed under arrest and was transported to the Leominster Barracks, where he was booked. Bail was set at $10,000.

ROSADO was charged with the following offenses:

  • Trafficking Class B (cocaine);

  • Trafficking Class A (Heroin);

  • Operation Motor Vehicle with Suspended License

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Statement on Tewksbury Crash

 

TEWKSBURY— Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Tewksbury Chief of Police Timothy Sheehan have confirmed that a 7-year-old male was struck today while riding his bike in Tewksbury. At approximately 5:00 p.m. Tewksbury Police responded to a report of a Cadillac XT5 striking a bicyclist on Pratt Street in Tewksbury. The child was med-flighted to an area hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the motor vehicle remained on scene. This incident is being investigated by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, the Tewksbury Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and no charges have been filed. No further information is being released at this time.

 
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Hopkinton Police Incident Log
For July 31, 2018

No arrests this week
   
Peaceful Coexistence

August 1, 2018 -- A Monarch butterfly flies between the cones in a flowerbed near Hanlan's Point Beach on Lake Ontario in Toronto, Canada, as busy Bees also gather Nectar. ~John Collins.

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