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Bygone Era

October 15, 2014 — John Collins shares a shot from a recent trip to Olde Sturbridge Village, where the tourist attraction harkens back to another time in America.

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   Police Incident & Arrest Log - Updated October 15, 2014

Emergency, dial 911, Non-emergency, dial 508-497-3401


   Incident Log

Monday, October 13, 2014

6:40 pm A walk-in spoke with Sgt. Scott vanRaalten regarding a ticket that she received earlier in the day. She was advised to appeal the ticket.

6:37 pm The State Police transferred a 911 call from a witness who observed a possible motor vehicle accident on Route 495 and stated that the vehicle left the scene. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area but could not locate the vehicle. The Ashland Police Department advised that they located the vehicle and spoke with the operator.

6:11 pm A resident reported that the Norcross Road sign had been knocked down. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and put the sign back in place.

3:25 pm A caller was concerned about two individuals who were smoking pot near the boat ramp on Wood Street and did not want them to drive afterward. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area with a negative find.

1:52 pm A walk-in turned in an iPhone that she found while walking.

11:37 am A walk-in spoke with Officer David Shane regarding traffic on Hayden Rowe Street.

10:41 am Officer Gregg DeBoer checked and spoke with two motor vehicle operators on Hayward Street.

10:31 am A caller reported that a low hanging wire on Lakeshore Drive was damaged by a trash truck. Officer Gregg DeBoer checked the area and advised the telephone company to pull the wire up higher.

9:43 am Officer David Shane checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle who was making a delivery on Legacy Farms South.

8:52 am A caller from Leon's Way reported that a motor vehicle had been parked on his property since yesterday and was in the way of his business operations. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded but was unable to locate the owner the the vehicle. The property owner was advised of the process to remove the car.

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Bank Surveillance Photos of Suspect in Winchester Suspicious Death

WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan today released two recent photographs from a bank’s ATM security camera of a man wanted in connection with the death of an elderly woman in Winchester.

“These photos from a few days ago are the most current we have found so far of Matthew McAveeney,” said District Attorney Ryan. “We are asking for the public’s assistance if anyone sees him, or knows of his whereabouts, to please contact the nearest police department or Massachusetts State Police detectives.”

The photos are date-stamped October 11, 2014.

An arrest warrant for Matthew McAveeney issued on Tuesday, October 14 following the discovery of his mother’s body by police inside an apartment at 200 Swanton Street in Winchester.

The suspect is charged with armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon resulting in serious bodily injury, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon on a person 60 years of age or older, assault and battery and two counts of cruelty to animals.

Anyone with information on Matthew McAveeney is asked to call Winchester Police at 781-729-1212 or the Massachusetts State Police at 508-820-2121.

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Eugene F. Daniels, 55

Eugene F. Daniels, 55, of Hopkinton, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Evelyn (Woods) and Richard Daniels. He was the husband of 26 years to Ellen (Houston) Daniels of Hopkinton and father to Christopher Daniels of Hopkinton.

A graduate from Boston Latin School and Northeastern University, Gene was employed at Dassault Systems in Waltham and was a former teacher at Tri County Regional Vocational Technical High School in Franklin, where he taught physics and CAD/CAM. He was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed spending time at his lake house in Maine with his family.

Besides his wife and son, he leaves behind his siblings, Donna A. Daniels (Kouyoumjian), Richard S. Daniels Jr. and his wife Martha, Mark J. Daniels and Evelyn J. Daniels all of West Roxbury; his mother-in-law, Jane Houston of Kennebunkport, ME; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 17th from 5-8p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. A service will take place in the funeral 
home on Saturday, October 18th at 10:00a.m. Burial will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Eugene Daniels to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or www.dana-farber.org via the gift form. Please note, services are being held at the Holliston location.

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Town Hall Executives Dispute Chicken Little Attitude
Town Manager and HR Director respond to sensationalism

by Robert Falcione

October 15, 2014 — As most readers know, HopNews used to have a discussion page that was fairly anonymous. People did not have to sign in, leave a real name, or even be who they might have said they were. There were a lot of nasty things said about a lot of people — the kind of speculation that can snowball into rumors being taken as fact after enough repetition. And then there were the personal insults and straw man arguments where people attributed false beliefs to those they did not like. That page has been gone for some time — it took an enormous amount of time deleting the nasty posts — and there have been a few people who have lamented to me personally about its absence. But now comes Quality Conversations discussion page, which requires a login and membership to post. Oh, everyone can still read everything, but only those who sign in can offer opinions or information. And so it is more insipid than the former. I guess that is point number one.

        I guess the next point is the sensationalism about recent resignations at Town Hall and "The sky is falling" attitude of people uncomfortable with change. Resisting is probably the most common reaction to upcoming, imminent or sudden change, and so that is not surprising at all.

         What was surprising is that there was a string begun in Quality Conversations that pointed out four resignations of people at Town Hall and tried to tie them to the employees being disgruntled, or to a problem at the top. The readers were responding to stories they read elsewhere. So, while we can see why change is often resisted in a normal, knee-jerk type of reaction, we hope people put the brakes on the bunk. Did we miss a story? Perhaps, but not the story the others had.

          What about the Principal Assessor, Bob Bushway, who left last summer? 

          "He did a great job in the 15 years he worked in Hopkinton," said Town Manager, Norman Khumalo in response to a question about his departure.

          "He went to the next level. He found a community where he could do this on a larger scale, and closer to his home," Mr. Khumalo said today during a short interview with him and Human Resources Director Debbie-Hilton Creek, who also turned in her resignation. He spoke about Ms. Hilton-Creek, who began her career in the military 25 years ago.

           "She has an MBA. People came looking for her," he said, answering questions about her resignation.

           "She got a phone call and an offer she couldn't refuse," he said. "She was the Chief Human Resource Officer for another Health Care organization," he said, implying that she would soon work for another. He commented that LinkedIn is a new way for employers to find people. There were two other recent Town Hall resignations.

            "Kevin Hanley [Parks and Rec Director] got a great opportunity minutes from his home in Waltham," said Ms. Hilton-Creek. Deputy Assessor Patti Howell handed in her resignation recently, too.

             "She relocated to Florida," offered Ms. Hilton-Creek.

            Mr. Khumalo attributed the resignations to the practice of promotion and upward mobility of the workforce. The workforce has been stagnant since the Great Recession hit in 2007 and the ensuing weak recovery.  

             "When employees go on to the next level, we celebrate that,"  he said with unrestrained ebullience.

             Let's offer them all our best wishes for their futures.

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Exuberance

October 15, 2014 — Motivation speaker Don Arnoudse brought his highly charged positive energy to over 60 employees of the Golden Pond Assisted Care Facility yesterday in The Lodge. His main message is:

 

We do not have to live the seductive but toxic story of “thoroughly using ourselves up before we die”. We can do what makes us come alive—every day, every moment—until our last breath. We can die full of life—and make a difference while we live. We can live exuberantly until the end.

 

Exuberance is an uplifting, contagious energy that moves people into focused, collective action. It’s our birthright; part of the design of being human. Our first order of business is to take care of our own energy, our essential life force, our exuberance. This requires constant attention to how we mix self-care, purpose, and relationships. It's our "light" that raises the spirits of those we serve.

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The Feed


October 15, 2014 — Indian Brook is a major source for the Hopkinton Reservoir, and makes this turn just before Cedar Street on its way under the bridge.  The scene provides a good lesson in leading lines and diminishing perspective.
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Eye Candy

October 15, 2014 — Passersby on Route 16 were compelled to stop and photograph this explosion of color at Caprons Pond above the falls in Uxbridge on Monday. Many observers agree that this year was a standout among recent years for the variety and brilliance of fall colors.

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   Board of Selectmen Meeting October 14, 2014

  

    6:30 PM                CALL TO ORDER - EXECUTIVE SESSION

1.         NOISE BYLAW WAIVER (ACTION)

        The Board will consider allowing a waiver to bylaw Chapter 141, Section 1 to allow for

night work at the corners of East Main Street, Peach Street and Frankland Road.  


7:00 PM    ASHLAND-HOPKINTON FIRE COLLABORATION

2.         The Boards of Selectmen for Ashland and Hopkinton will meet in a Joint Boards

format to discuss updates on the Ashland-Hopkinton Fire Collaboration project.

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Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice to Take Hopkinton Stage at Historical Society

 

            (HOPKINTON, MA – October 14, 2014) – Enter Stage Left Theater presents Pride and Prejudice by Jane Kendall and based upon the classic novel of the same title by Jane Austen. The production plays October 17, 18, 24 & 25 2014 at the Hopkinton Historical Society (168 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA  01748), with all performances at 7:30 pm.

            Set in the 1800s, Pride and Prejudice follows Elizabeth Bennet and her family, which includes five daughters whose parents are determined to see married off. Enter the potential suitors Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley, and Elizabeth and her family are off through a tale of manners, morality, and love amidst early 19th century English life.

            Directed by Enter Stage Left Theater veteran Sandee Buckley, Pride and Prejudice features a cast of local talents hailing from Hopkinton, Milford, Hopedale, Holliston, and beyond. Players include Jenna Lunarno as Elizabeth Bennet, Jay O’Sullivan as Mr. Darcy, Phil Doherty and Nancy Murphy as Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, Nicole Fitzpatrick as Jane Bennet, Alex Geyster as Mr. Bingley, Julia Lotvin as Mary Bennet, Mia Mercurio as Catherine Bennet, and Trisha Berner as Caroline Bingley. Additional cast members include Brenda McDonough, Kristen Peters, Beth Ristaino, Christine Vozella, Alex Wersted, Bridget Wixted, and Jack Wixted.

            Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Tickets are available for advance purchase online at www.hopartscenter.org/pride , or at the door. This production is produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company (Woodstock, IL).

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Katherine M. Elder, age 87

HOPKINTON – Katherine M. Elder, age 87, a lifelong resident of Hopkinton, passed away, surrounded by her children, on October 13, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Paul Elder, who died in 1997. Born on September 2, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Quinlan) Ward.

 

Katherine was the youngest of seven children. Lovingly known as “Kitty” to friends, and “Sweetie” to family, she is survived by her sister, Sister Marie Michael Ward of Framingham, and is predeceased by her brothers, John, Joseph and Thomas Ward and her sisters Mary (Mae) Hally and Helen Murphy. Katherine is survived by her children: Paul Elder Jr. and his wife Dawn of Hopkinton, Joseph Elder and his wife Tracey of Maynard, Thomas Elder and his wife Cheryl of Hopkinton, and Mary Elder of Hopkinton. She was the loving grandmother to Paul Elder III and his wife Megan, Michael Elder and his wife Kassie, Kathleen Elder, James Elder, Thomas Elder and his wife Adrienne, Joseph Elder Jr., Emily Beavers and her husband Kevin, Jennie O’Brien and her husband Patrick, Thomas Elder Jr., and William Elder, also her Godson. Katherine was great grandmother to Abigail and Lillian Beavers, Mason Elder, Everett Elder, Olivia D’angelo, and Natalie Elder, and was a beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews.

 

Katherine was a 1945 graduate of Hopkinton High School, where she was both a student and an athlete. After high school, Katherine attended the Framingham Union School of Nursing, from which she graduated in 1948. Katherine worked as a nurse at Framingham Union Hospital until her children were born. Once her children were in school, Katherine worked as a baker at Hopkinton High School, where she was a very special part of the lives of countless of Hopkinton young people through the years.

 

Katherine lived a full, happy, faith filled life. Her most treasured times were those spent with family and friends. With her husband, family members, and friends, she traveled to Italy, Ireland, England, and France. She enjoyed a cruise to Bermuda, and toured many areas of the United States, including Nashville, TN; Mackinac Island, MI; Branson, MO; Las Vegas, NV; and Disney World in Florida, where she spent cherished time with extended family. “Gramma’s” house was a special place where family gathered for breakfast after Mass, Sunday dinners, and many years of special celebrations.

 

The funeral will be held Friday, October 17, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. from the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Hopkinton. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Hopkinton. Calling hours at the funeral home are Thursday, October 16, 2014, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

 

Memorial donations in Katherine’s memory may be made to The Sisters of St. Joseph, 631 Cambridge Street, Brighton, MA 02135.

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Dear Friends of Gerry Leone, Jr.,
 

There is still time to register for Bethany Health Care Center's 3rd Annual "Making a Difference" award dinner at the Boston Marriott, Copley Place, honoring Gerry Leone Jr.  You can click here to register.  If you have already registered or made a donation, thank you!

This year's honoree and recipient of Bethany's 2014 "Making a Difference" award is Gerry Leone, Jr.,  a Partner with Nixon Peabody LLP and former Middlesex Massachusetts District Attorney.  In addition to dedicating himself to protecting and serving others in public service, and protecting reputations with integrity and his sage advice, Mr. Leone's philanthropic leadership has charitably served both families and youth.   It is Bethany's privilege to recognize Gerry Leone as a catalyst for helping to "make a difference" in the lives of others and for his commitment to Bethany's mission.

Please see the formal invitation below (or click here for a PDF version) to join us on November 5th. Click here to register for the event To learn more about Bethany please visit: http://bethanyhealthcare.org.  If you have any questions, please contact Bethany's Mission Advancement Office  (508) 271-2324 (Jason Pollens) or at (508) 270-8698 (Barbara Shockley).

  

You don't want to miss the opportunity to join Bethany as we honor Gerry Leone! REGISTER TODAY! 

We look forward to having you join us on November 5th.

 

Sister Jacquelyn McCarthy, CSJ
CEO/Administrator

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Old Tyme Schoolhouse

October 26 at 2 p.m. at the Hopkinton Historical Society

 

 

Please save the date and visit the classroom of Dave Downs at the Hopkinton Historical Society, a former 19th century schoolhouse. Dave, an “old tyme” school teacher re-enactor, discusses the history of education from the colonial period through the 19th century with an emphasis on the One Room Schoolhouse.

 

This enjoyable presentation, mixed with humor, is full of little-known interesting historical facts. Do you know why pencils are painted yellow? Did you know that students did not recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag in the public schools until after 1892?

 

Students from the age of 5 to 105 are welcome to join Dave as he discusses “old tyme” schoolhouses, slate pencils, the horn book, and the primer. He displays writing implements – feather pens, steel pens, ink, and slates.  He will also talk about Horace Mann: who he was, and his influence on the construction of schoolhouses.

 

Reservations are not required and the program is free. Bring your children and grandchildren; Dave interacts with his younger audience for the enjoyment of all.  Refreshments will be served after the program – stay and meet your neighbors!

 

Save the date and time: October 26 at 2 p.m. at the Hopkinton Historical Society, 168 Hayden Rowe Street in Hopkinton. For information please contact Ray Gendreau, Program Director, at 508-435-9865.

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Champions

Team members: (top row, l-r)  Riley Krattenmaker, Lexy Trendel, Kylie Hardenbrook, Racel Leeret, Hannah Quinlan, Mirabella Paolucci, Madison LaMachia, Brooke Dougherty, Ava Perlov, Coach Fernando Vitorino. (Bottom row, l-r) Katya Markovich, Sarah Bouvier, Hope Vidil, Bella Fiore, Catherine Dacey.

October 14, 2014 — The Hopkinton Youth Soccer Girls U 12 Academy Team won the Delta Division of the Natick Columbus Day Tournament by beating Canton Lady Bulldogs 3-1 in the final. Contributed by Amy Mick.

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   Police Incident & Arrest Log - Updated October 13, 2014
 

Emergency, Dial 911, Non-emergency, dial 508-497-3401

 

Arrests

Saturday, October 11, 2014

12:21 am Officer John Moran and Sgt. John Porter were involved in the incident of Under 21 in Possession of Liquor on Lumber Street. Dillon Thomas Malloy, 18, of Lumber Street was arrested and charged with the aforementioned offense.

 

Incidents

Sunday, October 12, 2014

8:45 pm Motor vehicle check on West Main Street.

8:24 pm Possible drag racing into town on Hayden Rowe Street. Negative find.

5:05 pm Walk-in complained of possible solicitors on Walcott Valley Drive. Negative find.

4:00 pm Report of two female teens waving to cars and sitting on sidewalk curbing. Advised of danger.

3:12 pm Caller reports son's car window smashed on Granite Street.

2:41 pm Caller reports loud music on the other half of her Pleasant Street duplex.

9:48 am Fallen tree blocking roadway on Winter Street. DPW cleared.

2:33 am Officer Jacob Campbell assisted Milford Police with a barrier to shut down Granite Street due to a serious accident in their town.

2:30 am Checked a vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street.

1:08 am  12:07 am A woman and her son complained, an hour apart, that her son's acquaintance refuses to return his debit card.

 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

10:07 pm A Pinecrest Village resident complained of a neighbor being loud on the phone.

6:32 pm A 911 caller from Winter Street reported a very loud argument nearby. Officers Matthew McNeil and Gregg DeBoer responded.

5:12 pm A West Main Street caller reported several hay bales in the roadway. Negative find.

4:56 pm An Ash Street caller who complained of several prank calls was advised to contact their cell carrier.

3:00 pm A 911 caller from Davis Road advised that her smoke alarm went off due to overcooked food.

2:23 pm Officer McNeil responded to the report of a woman in her 50's disoriented and having slurred speech on Saddle Hill Road. Officer McNeil reports ride showed up, and cancelled ambulance.

11:47 am Woman walked into station to speak with an officer about harassment.

10:24 am Assisted Fire Department with an alarm on Wellington Way.

8:17 am Officer Patrick O'Brien assisted an individual at the station who found a note attached to a bag at the end of his driveway.

12:21 am After responding to Lumber Street on a complaint of suspicious activity, an 18 year-old male was arrested for possession  of liquor by a person under 21.

12:07 am Officer Jacob Campbell assisted an individual on Lumber Street.

 

Friday, October 10, 2014

8:45 pm Officer Moran came upon a truck on West Main Street that was smoking heavily and requested the Fire Department.

8:27 pm Checked a vehicle with improperly secured packages on West Main Street.

8:04 pm Responding to a 911 call for an erratic operator, Officer Moran stopped the vehicle and issued a verbal warning for marked lane violations.

7:44 pm Sgt. John Porter checked a motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street, and spoke with two youths. Sgt. Porter destroyed a small amount of marijuana on scene and had the parents pick up the kids.

6:32 pm A Bowker Road resident reported that drugs and money were left under a rock in his yard by a neighbor on behalf of another neighbor. Officer McNeil and Officer Arthur Schofield responded and spoke with all parties involved.

4:31 pm Officers responding to the caution by Ashland Police that an erratic operator was entering Hopkinton came up empty handed.

1:33 pm An individual walked into the station to report a larceny from his business.

11:10 am Officer Thomas Griffin,  commercial vehicle specialist, shut down a construction crew blocking a sidewalk on Main Street until they could make it safe for pedestrians.

9:00 am Officer Stephen Buckley assisted an individual with a child's car seat installation.

8:47 am Officer Griffin checked out a complaint of a possible Breaking and entering at a vacant residence on Davis Road, but believes the broken screen is old damage.

6:03 am Officer Moran checked on an alarm on South Street.

12:20 am Checked on unoccupied vehicle on West Main Street.

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Short-Lived
 

October 13,2014 — This is the view looking up from the floor of the Blackstone River floodplain today toward Lookout Rock,  where some leaf-peepers can be seen looking down at the foliage in Blackstone River Valley. The rock, also known as King Philip Rock, is about a mile from the camera. To learn how to get to the rock, and see a bit of the magnificent view from the rock from another season, choose the archived HopNews video below featuring a young Austin:

 

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash I495 Northbound In Wrentham

 

October 12, 2014 — Today at 1:55 p.m. the Massachusetts State Police Barracks in Foxboro received reports of a crash on I495 northbound in the town of Wrentham.   The initial reports indicated the crash was between a passenger car and a motorcycle and that the operator of the motorcycle had sustained life threatening injuries.

Troopers from the Foxboro Barracks responded to the scene and determined the operator of the motorcycle to be deceased at the scene.  The operator of the passenger car was not injured.

Troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crimes Scene Service Section, Troop H investigators and troopers assigned to the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office along with the Wrentham Fire Department and EMS all responded to the scene to assist in the investigation.

The right travel lane and the breakdown lane of I 495 northbound in the area of Exit 15 were closed for two and half hours as the crash was investigated.

The vehicles involved in this crash are identified as a 1999 YZFR1 motorcycle, and a 2001 Buick Sedan.

The names of the parties involved in this crash are not being released pending the notification of next of kin and the completion of the investigation.

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Framing

October 12, 2014 — Framing is a technique used in the visual arts to accentuate a subject in or near the center. Above is the gazebo on Ice House Pond, known to newcomers as Golden Pond, named for the Assisted Living Facility that owns it.

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Two Men Arrested after B&E and Running from Police in Northampton

October 11, 2014 — Today at approximately 12:36 p.m., Troopers from the Russell Barracks were dispatched to a reported “Breaking and Entering” theft on Norwich Lake Road in Huntington. The caller had reported to police that a vehicle was seen leaving the residence with what appeared to be items stolen from a residence. Area departments were advised of this information, and to watch for the suspected vehicle, reported to be a red Geo Tracker with Connecticut registration plates.

 

A short time later, Northampton Police observed a vehicle matching the description and stopped the vehicle on Route 66 in Northampton. While Northampton Police were interviewing the two suspects, which matched the description, ran on foot from the officers.

 

Both men were caught; One immediately and another a short time later. The State Police Air Wing was also dispatched to the scene to aid in the search.

 

The two men, identified as ANGEL V. VILLANUEVA, 37, and GAMALIEL NAZARIO, 33, both of Springfield were taken into custody and turned over the troopers assigned to the Russell Barracks.

 

Both men will be charged with the following offenses:

  1. Breaking and Entering in the Daytime for Felony

  2. Larceny from a Building

  3. Possession Burglarious Tools

  4. Malicious Destruction of Property, Over $250

Both men will be arraigned in Northampton District Court on Tuesday morning. State Police Media Release. Photo by MSP Air Wing

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No Cause for Alarm

 

October 11, 2014 — For those wondering why the sirens were wailing shortly before 7:00 pm this evening, there was a "pull" alarm activated in the rear of a West Main Street supermarket; but the Fire Department found no cause for the alarm. The building  was evacuated upon the arrival of the Fire Department, and the occupants kept out until the firefighters cleared the scene. Cellphone photo contributed by reader. Send in your news photo. Earn $10 if used.

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    Positively Hopkinton
Giving Back

October 11, 2014 — Hopkinton Destination Imagination team of 5th grade girls donates $720 to the Hopkinton Senior Center yesterday as a result of fundraising efforts by selling school supplies. The Destination Imagination team made it to the highest level of competition which is the global level last year and competed in Knoxville, TN against students from all over the world. Their challenge was community service based where they had to give back to the community where they felt assistance was needed. These girls felt the seniors in Hopkinton might be 'lonely' and they wanted to make them 'happy' by bridging the gap between seniors and students. The team sold school supplies at Hopkins School and various other places.  The team consisted of Tara Joshi, Vani Sharma, Sara Bernardo, Paige Lavelanet, Ceara Perry, Mia Sannicandro and Elizabeth Kane.  Great job girls! ~ Contributed photo and story

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Medfield 29, Hopkinton 7

October 11, 2014 — Hopkinton bowed to Medfield Friday night, but it wasn't for a lack of trying. Above, quarterback Pat Ryan puts on a stunning move to lose a Medfield defender. Below, wide receiver Mitch Nagel gets held back by a Medfield defender as he moves toward a perfect spiral intended for him.

Above, Haiden Pereira goes up to pull this punt down for a spirited return, and below, Drew Donohue evades a few defenders for some impressive yardage.

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   Police Incident & Arrest Log - Updated October 10, 2014


Arrest Log

Thursday, October 9, 2014

6:04 pm Officer John Moran arrested Santos Oliverio Ortiz Molina, 32, of Hollis Street, Framingham, on Main Street and charged him with a Crosswalk Violation and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

9:55 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil arrested William Paul Mulhall, Jr., 63, of Echo Brook Lane, Hopkinton, on Echo Brook Lane and charged him with OUI Liquor.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

8:19 pm Officer Arthur Schofield arrested Scott C. Martineau, 43, of Davis Road, Hopkinton, on Davis Road and charged him with OUI Drugs.

10:29 am Detective Timothy Brennan arrested Christine L. Manjourides, 20, of East Main Street, Hopkinton, on Ash Street for a Warrant.


Incident Log

Thursday, October 9, 2014

9:11 pm A Hayward Street resident reported a past breaking and entering. Three officers responded and wrote a report.

8:38 pm A caller requested an officer check on a woman who was pushing a carriage on the side of Wood Street. Officer John Moran checked the area with a negative find.

6:41 pm A caller from Yale Road reported that a former friend stole a check from him and cashed it. Two officers responded to write a report.

6:32 pm A motorist reported that a brief case was left on the side of Greenwood Road. Two officers checked the brief case and advised that all was ok.

6:04 pm Officer John Moran stopped a motor vehicle on Main Street and subsequently arrested a 32 year-old male from Framingham and charged him with a Crosswalk Violation and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

6:27 pm Two officers assisted a disabled motor vehicle on East Main Street.

3:48 pm A caller reported that a large tree was leaning on some wires on Downey Street. Officer John Moran responded and stood by until the electrical company removed the tree.

3:30 pm Officer John Moran assisted the Fire Department with an investigation on Rosewood Lane.

2:25 pm A resident of Old Farm Road reported that a vehicle had been parked on the street since 7:00 am. Officer David Shane located the vehicle and spoke with the occupants who were working in the area.

9:15 am A Downey Street resident reported that he saw a pickup truck stop in front of his house twice last night and when he went outside this morning he found metal pipes dumped on his front lawn. Officer David Shane responded but the owner of the property had already left.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

9:21 pm A motorist reported that an erratic operator went onto the grass several times and almost hit a telephone pole on Lumber Street. Three officers responded and subsequently arrested a 63 year-old male from Hopkinton and charged him with OUI Liquor.

2:51 pm A caller reported that a Mack truck was blocking a Keefe Tech school bus from exiting Downey Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area with a negative find.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

7:29 pm A caller reported that an erratic operator hit the curb several times on Main Street. Three officers responded and subsequently arrested a 43 year-old male from Hopkinton and charged him with OUI Drugs.

7:17 pm A motorist reported that an erratic operator was crossing the double yellow lines on Main Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area but could not locate the vehicle.

6:19 pm A Fire Department employee reported that a box truck was disabled, taking up a travel lane on South Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and advised that the truck was being worked on.

3:31 pm A Valleywood Road resident was concerned about a dog that had been barking all day because it was not common. Sgt. Scott vanRaalten responded and spoke with other residents who stated that all was quiet.

9:42 am Detective Timothy Brennan stopped a motor vehicle on Ash Street and requested the State Police K-9 to responded. Subsequently, a 20 year-old female from Hopkinton was arrested for a Warrant and two other occupants were issued civil infractions.

9:05 am A resident of Front Street reported that his mailbox was stolen overnight. Officer David Shane responded and wrote a report.

8:07 am A 911 caller from Hayden Rowe Street complained about an erratic operator and road rage incident. Officer David Shane checked the area for the vehicle but could not locate it.

3:03 am Officer Linda Higgins checked a motor vehicle that was parked on Hayden Rowe Street

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Michael J. Capolupo, 87

 

ARLINGTON - Michael J. Capolupo, 87, of Peabody, MA, formerly of Milford and Arlington, MA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, MA. Born in East Boston, MA to John and Mary Capolupo, he lived most of his life in Arlington.  He is survived by his three children; Michelle Murdock and her husband Thomas of Hopkinton, Mark Capolupo of Washington, D.C. and Gabrielle Capolupo and her partner Greg Mayfield of Campbell, CA; by his three grandchildren Meghan, Connor and Kara Murdock and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Virginia R. (Murray) Capolupo and his two sisters Elaine Castaldo of Moultonboro, NH and Rita Conti of Arlington, MA.

 

A WWII veteran, Michael served in the US Coast Guard aboard the USS Wakefield from July 1944 to May 1946, earning several medals including a Purple Heart. He pursued his college degree after WWII, graduating from Middlebury College in 1951 with a BA degree in Liberal Arts. Michael worked as a Distribution/Warehouse Manager for Stelco Inc. in Toronto, Canada as well as Noymer Mfg. and Lindenmeyr Paper in Boston.

Michael was an avid sportsman, a member of the Massachusetts Rifle Association and a Certified Pistol Instructor. As a resident of Brooksby Village in Peabody in his later years, Michael enjoyed listening to music, socializing with his friends and running a wheelchair rehab program to benefit other wheelchair bound elders in his community.

Memorial calling hours will be held Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton. 

Donations in Michael’s memory can be made to the Brooksby Benevolent Care Fund, Attn: Philanthropy Department, 100 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody, MA, 01960.

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3D Mammography at Milford Regional

 

Recognizing that accurate, early detection of breast cancer is so important for successful treatment, Milford Regional has recently invested in advanced technology in mammography. 3D mammography, also known as tomosynthesis, is a new screening and diagnostic tool that creates a 3D image of your breast tissue in one millimeter slices, providing greater visibility for the radiologist to see breast detail in a way never before possible.

 

Milford Regional has been performing digital mammograms for years but with the addition of tomosynthesis and brand new, upgraded digital equipment, we are able to provide the radiologist with much better visibility of breast tissue. The result is greater accuracy in finding breast cancer at its earliest stage as well as reducing call backs for another test when the radiologist wants a second look.

The American Cancer Society recommends a screening mammography every year for women, beginning at age 40. In addition, women who have had breast cancer or who are at increased risk due to a genetic history of breast cancer should speak to their doctor about beginning screening mammography before age 40.

  

With convenient early morning, evening and weekend hours at Milford Regional, mammograms can be scheduled to fit your schedule.  To schedule an appointment, call our Diagnostic Imaging Scheduling Center at 508-422-BOOK (508-422-2665) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For more information visit our Web site at www.milfordregional.org/mammography  .

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SENIOR ENTRANCE: ONE LAST CHARGE

By Jillian Sullivan

October 9. 2014 — Pep rally at Hopkinton High School represents one of the seniors last chances to make a statement to their peers, and they are known for doing so by making a grand entrance into the rally as it begins.

Class officers are usually in charge of running the senior’s entrance, but this year’s senior class delegated the task to their peer and member of the class of 2015, Maddie Dragsbaek. Dragsbaek has choreographed a routine for her classmates and is confident in their ability to perform.

“In years past, I’ve volunteered to put something together for our class skit but it never worked out. This whole thing has kind of been an idea in the making since I was a freshman.” said Dragsbaek.

The entrance represents class pride, and Dragsbaek has the background to make it into something spectacular that the seniors can be proud of. “I have been taking dance since the seventh grade, and I’m a hip-hop dance teacher for regular classes as well as competition teams.”

This is one of her biggest projects. “I’ve been working on this completely alone with occasional help from classmates Ashley Olafsen and Graham Kulig. It’s been extremely stressful because of the expectations everyone has.”

Past years have never had choreographed routines and mostly consisted of running and chaos. “This is actually put together. It’s simple, but it’s going to be interesting to watch.” Dragsbaek said. “I’m just looking forward to seeing if we can actually pull this off and if I’ll get to walk back to the bleachers knowing that I actually did this even though people were unsure of my ideas.”

Principal of Hopkinton High School Evan Bishop has been keeping a watchful eye over the seniors and working closely with them to make sure everything runs smoothly on the big day. “We had practice last night from 6:30 to 7:00, and there was probably 50% of the class there so most of them were missing and will have some catching up to do,” Bishop explained; “They have a cool theme, but we had to change a couple of things at the practice to make it a little more mainstream.”

“My main concern is safety. I want the seniors to have fun and to enjoy the entrance, but I also don’t want everyone jumping all over each other,” Bishop said.

“The seniors have done a nice job this year. I’m excited to see how everything turns out.” explained Bishop. “I was impressed with the organization of it all. This is my fourth time going to see a senior entrance practice, and this year’s is by far the most organized.”

Of course, no one is more excited for the entrance than the seniors. Victoria Esper, a senior at the high school and participant in the entrance said, “The practice went so well. It was actually a lot better than I expected. I thought it would be messy, because usually people tend to not listen to their peers. But everyone was focused and wanted to learn.”

Vice President of the Class of 2015 Ashley Olafsen agreed. “I am so grateful that we have had someone so amazing doing the choreography, because it came out great, and it is a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders.” She said.

“It’s our last time to do it and to make a statement, and it’s a reflection of who we are as a class.” Olafsen said. “Everyone’s been really good about feedback so far and helping with the process. I’m just hoping the final product will come out as good as we expect.”

With this Friday quickly approaching, students and faculty will be able to see just how well the rehearsal and planning paid off at pep rally. Parents and the community will be able to view it on [cable], as well. Reprinted from HHSPress with permission

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Changing Town Hall Hours of Operation

Beginning Monday, November 3rd, 2014 the hours of operation for all Town Hall Departments and subsidiary departments are being slightly altered to accommodate higher customer demand on Tuesday’s and less customer demand on Friday’s.

The new hours are as follows (changes from the current schedule are in bold):

Monday - 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (no change from the current schedule)
Tuesday - 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Town Hall will be open for 2 ½ more hours on Tuesday)
Wednesday - 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (no change from the current schedule)
Thursday - 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (no change from the current schedule)
Friday - 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (Town Hall will be closed 2 ½ hours earlier)

The current hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM will remain intact through Friday, October 31st, 2014
If any customer has any questions, feedback or comments, please call the Town Manager’s
Office at 508-497-9700.

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Trooper Alena Sullivan Made New Friends on I-495


Tuesday, October 7, 2014 Trooper Alena Sullivan of the Millbury Barracks, came upon a broken down school bus on Interstate 495, with all these "peanuts" on board. Trooper Sullivan stated that, everyone felt safe and happy when the Massachusetts State Police cruiser arrived on scene.

Trooper Sullivan also said this was why she became a State Trooper; the big smiles of all the happy kids made her day
. ~ MSP Media Relations

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   Police Incident Log - Updated October 8, 2014


  
Incident Log

Monday, October 6, 2014

8:06 pm A caller from Cedar Street reported an on-going barking dog complaint. Sgt. John Porter responded and notified the owner to bring the dog inside.

6:38 pm A Lumber Street resident reported that he just saw a suspicious man come from the woods behind his neighbor's house. When he was confronted he seemed to have an unlikely story. Two officers spoke with the individual and advised that all was ok.

6:00 pm Officer Matthew McNeil assisted a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.

3:37 pm A 911 caller reported that a person may be passed out behind the wheel of a motor vehicle on Pond Street. Officer Matthew McNeil spoke with the occupant who was taking a nap while he waited for an appointment.

2:05 pm Officer Thomas Griffin checked on three possible solicitors on Robbern Road. He advised that they were high school students dressed as business men for spirit week.

8:18 am Officer Linda Higgins assisted a disabled motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street.

1:07 am A caller from West Main Street reported a possible breaking and entering in progress. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.

 

Photo: Some of Hopkinton's Finest at Town Hall following Sgt. Sutton receiving a proclamation upon the announcing of his retirement. Other officers got called away before the photo.

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