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Incident and Arrests Updated today, November 18, 2015

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323


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

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

12 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

2 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Incident Log

Monday, November 16, 2015

9:15 pm A 911 caller from Avenue D reported that a man appeared to have set some trees on fire with gasoline. Three officers responded and spoke with the man who stated that he did not start it but was trying to knock it down. The Fire Department extinguished the fire.

5:28 pm A 911 caller reported a possible road rage incident on Wood Street. Two officers responded to check the area with a negative find.

3:00 pm A caller was concerned about an elderly man who was walking on the side of West Main Street. Officer Arthur Schofield responded but was unable to locate him.

2:37 pm The Elmwood School reported that an at risk third grader had taken off from school and was being followed by a teacher. Two officers responded and assisted with getting the child back to school.

1:32 am Officer Jacob Campbell issued parking violation warnings to several motor vehicles on Church Street, Church Place and Main Street.

1:10 am Officer John Corridan issued four motor vehicles parking violation warnings on Elizabeth Road, David Joseph Road and Barbara Road.

Personal Services 

Keys Lost, Keys Found

Mr. Verra has some keys that were found at Hopkinton Middle School and are still sitting in the lost and found. It could be for three different vehicles, keys and FOBS that are in themselves very expensive.


To be reunited with them, email Mr.Verra at kverra@hopkinton.k12.ma.us or call 508-497-9828.

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Polish Woman Identified as Passenger


November 17, 2015 — This afternoon, a British Airways flight was boarded at Logan International Airport following the report of a woman attempting to open the cockpit door. Further investigation proved that report was erroneous. She had attempted to open the EXIT door, but failed. Her actions, according to investigators, was the result of intoxication, and not terrorism. She has been identified in the update below.


The British Airways Flight 213 passenger who caused today’s in-flight disruption is identified as KAMILA DOLNIAK, 32. She is a citizen of Poland and has been processed by Customs and Border Protection. State Police are charging her with interfering with a flight crew. CBP has placed a detainer on her.

A bail clerk is expected to set bail; if DOLNIAK is able to post bail, she will be remanded to CPB custody pending arraignment. If she cannot make bail, she will be held at the MSP Barracks at Logan Airport overnight and transported to East Boston District Court tomorrow morning for arraignment. An investigating trooper will be present at the court to ensure that the detainer is enforced.


November 17, 2015 — Above, National Letter of Intent Signing for Reece Donahue of our Boys Diving team held this morning in the Hopkinton High School Main Office. Reece will be signing on with the UMass-Amherst Men's Diving team.


Three TVLs in a Row

From left, Athletic Director Eric Karjel, Matthew Johnson, Geoffrey Holler, Jake Doherty, and Golf Coach Dick Bliss.

November 17, 2015 — The HHS Golf Team won the TVL, this year, for the third year in a row, with a three year record of  53 - 1.  Each of the 3 captains was voted a first team all star, with one also the TVL MVP.

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Tree of Life Celebration to be Held at Milford Regional


MILFORD - The Tree of Life celebration will be held on Monday, Dec. 7, at Milford Regional Medical Center.  The annual celebration honors those who have survived cancer, battled the disease or just want to celebrate life.


This year’s celebration will begin at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment and refreshments in the cafeteria, followed by the tree lighting in front of the Medical Center.


For additional information, please contact Milford Regional Medical Center, Foundation Office at (508) 422-2228


Marie T. Creedan, 89

HOPKINTON - Marie T. Creedan, 89, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, Westborough where she had been a resident for several years. Born in Hopkinton, she was the daughter of the late Jeremiah and Eleanor (Simonds) Creedan.

Marie lived nearly all of her life in Hopkinton. She attended Hopkinton schools and graduated from Walnut Hill School, Natick in 1944. She went on to Brown University and graduated in 1948. She worked many years at the law firm of Sullivan and Sullivan in Framingham. She was a volunteer at St. Patrick’s Manor, Framingham and was a longtime parishioner at St. John’s Church, Hopkinton.

She is survived by her first cousin Katherine (Shaughessy) Scheifele of California and several other cousins.

The funeral will be held Friday November 20, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. from the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, ( www.callanancronin.com  ) 34 Church St. A funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Donations: St. John’s Church, 20 Church St. Hopkinton, MA. 01748.


 November 17, 2015 — Jaguars and Panthers finished the inaugural Hopkinton Women Flag Football season as Co-Champions each sporting only a single loss. The league was organized by resident Kelly Karp and run through Hopkinton Park and Recreation. Contributed content.

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2 West Elm Street


Saturday, December 19 - 5 to 7 p.m.


Come experience the real meaning of Christmas. Live Nativity - real people, real animals, outdoors Creche Display - peaceful, reflective, reverent.  Warm up afterwards with hot drinks and goodies. Free.  Donations welcomed for Hopkinton refugee resettlement efforts.


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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2015 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from November 9, 2015 - November 16, 2015
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
36 Crispwater Way unit 179 Sangeeta Sehgal, Siddharth Chopra $513,220 Nov. 16, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
5 Meadowland Drive Todd Rafferty, Lya A. Batlle-Rafferty $625,000 Nov. 13, 2015 Lawrence B. Perez, Teresa P. Perez
6 Jackson Street Ramsey O. Troutman $887,500 Nov. 13, 2015 John M. Leteria
34 Crispwater way unit 180 Deepti Koripalli, Srinivasu Nekkalapudi $471,865 Nov. 10, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
12 Rosewood Lane unit 11D Bimlendu Roy, Anita Yadav $284,000 Nov. 10, 2015 Jennifer A. Roadman, Algonquin Trail 2012
9 Apple Tree Hill Road unit 9 Darryl Rock $200,000 Nov. 10, 2015 Michael D. Hourihan
1 Windsong Way Kawaljit Mokha, Gurleena Mokha $815,933 Nov. 9, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
39 Arrowhead Circle unit C Marvin M. Kahn, Debra Kahn $319,900 Nov. 13, 2015 Jennifer Mays, Kelli Jeanne Black
258 Trailside Way unit 10-2 Robert D. Multer, Gary H. Multer $84,000 Nov. 12, 2015 Peggy Goodspeed Multer 2004 Irrevocable Trust
24 Woodbury Road Dermot P. Caffrey, Rachel Smith-Caffrey $450,000 Nov. 13, 2015 Norman M. Clement, Barbara A. Clement
41 Glen Avenue Robert B. Murawski, Amy M. Murawski $420,000 Nov. 16, 2015 Cynthia L. Applegate, Timothy N. Applegate
7 Cranberry Circle unit 26 Michael J. Carponera, Gloria J. Caponera,
Caponera Family Trust Agreement
$525,000 Nov. 13, 2015 LLD Land Development Corp.
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In Union Against Barbaraism

  November 16, 2015 —  In accordance with the Presidential proclamation and as ordered by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag shall be flown at half-staff at all state buildings beginning immediately until sunset on Thursday November 19, 2015 in honor of the victims of the attacks in Paris, France on November 13, 2015.

November 16, 2015 — Last night's sunset was outstanding as far as color goes, even though the background looking westward from the HopNews office was a bit pedestrian. Sometimes you just have to push the shutter button.


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Incident and Arrests Updated today, November 16, 2015

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323



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

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

30 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

5 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

2 Times the Police participated in Community Relations or passenger safety.

Arrest Log

Saturday, November 14, 2015

5:59 pm Officer Arthur Schofield arrested Michael P. Umina, 26, of South Mill Street, Hopkinton, on Granite Street and charged him with Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended, Subsequent Offense, Operating a Motor Vehicle With Registration Suspended, Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle, Uninsured Motor Vehicle/Trailer and No Inspection/Sticker.

Incident Log

Sunday, November 15, 2015

8:48 pm The Ashland Police Department was notified of a pickup truck that was all over the road and had just crossed into Ashland on East Main Street.

8:33 pm A worker at a school on Hayden Rowe Street advised of two screens that were off windows and of a window that was partially open.

5:34 pm A walk-in from Eastview Road spoke with two officers regarding property being stolen from their home.

10:39 am A resident of Connelly Hill Road reported repeated harassment since moving in involving doorbell ringing, soaping and rock throwing. The caller also stated that their windshield was broken last evening.

8:38 am A Spring Street resident reported once again receiving harassing phone calls from someone he does not know telling him that he knows where he lives and is coming to get stuff.

1:28 am Officer John Corridan reported witnessing a suspicious vehicle traveling near North Mill Street toward Laurel Canyon Drive. Sgt. Timothy Brennan advised that he believed it was a security vehicle.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

10:12 pm A caller reported that a small white car was heading towards downtown on Wilson Street with the driver and front passenger yelling for help. An officer responded but could not locate the vehicle.

9:29 pm A caller from Main Street reported suspicious activity of a group of males with paintball guns shooting a vehicle. When they were confronted one of the males pulled a knife and then fled the scene. Three officers responded to check the area.

5:59 pm Officer Arthur Schofield stopped a motor vehicle on Granite Street and subsequently arrested a 26 year-old male from Hopkinton and charged him with Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended, Subsequent Offense, Operating a Motor Vehicle With Registration Suspended, Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle, Uninsured Motor Vehicle/Trailer and No Inspection Sticker.

1:08 pm A Fruit Street resident complained about a company still working. The caller was advised that the by-law allows them to work until 4:00pm.

12:13 pm A caller reported that two youths on an ATV were riding in and out of traffic on Main Street. Officer William Burchard checked the area with a negative find.

9:46 am A caller reported that construction vehicles were blocking Patriots Boulevard, not allowing residents to leave. Officer William Burchard responded and spoke with them.

8:42 am A resident of Ash Street reported that he just returned home and found his window open with a recycling bin under it. Three officers responded and wrote a report.

2:36 am A caller from North Mill Street reported a suspicious white van in the neighborhood. Three officers responded and spoke with the operator.

Friday, November 13, 2015

10:03 pm Officer John Moran issued a parking ticket to a motor vehicle on West Main Street.

8:38 pm Officer John Moran issued two motor vehicles parking citations on Hayward Street.

5:01 pm A caller was concerned about a child in a motor vehicle parked at a West Main Street business. Sgt. Scott vanRaalten responded and advised that the vehicle belonged to an employee who was waiting for his wife to pick up their child and vehicle.

11:37 am Security on South Street reported that there had been a vehicle, which belonged to an ex-employee, parked in their lot for the past few weeks. The owner was contacted and stated that he was out of the country.

9:32 am Officer William Burchard assisted a walk-in with a passport verification.

Family  Stuff


Wet Basement No More!!



Presents Dr. Michael Thompson
“How to Raise Responsible Children”
Monday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m


How can a parent provide consistency--and how can he or she successfully communicate with his or her child around issues of responsibility? Which method of parenting produces the most competent child? Join Dr. Thompson for a research-driven--and warm-hearted--look at how we can provide children with an internal foundation for moral behavior.

This presentation is part of Fay’s series, Ideas&Insights at Fay School, which features informative speakers, workshops, and presentations on topics that are relevant to parents today.

The event is free to attend and open to the public. No registration is required to attend and parking will be available at 25 Middle Road in Southborough, MA.

Please visit www.fayschool.org/MichaelThompson  for more information or contact Nicole Casey at 508-490-8204 or ncasey@fayschool.org .

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Fatal Pedestrian Crash on I-95

November 15, 2015 — This evening at approximately 5:00 p.m., troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Framingham Barracks responded to reports of a vehicle striking a pedestrian on I-95 South in the area of Exit 15B in Dedham.  Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2014 Ford Fiesta struck a 44-year-old female from Roslindale who, for reasons still under investigation, was in the traveled part of the roadway.  The operator of the vehicle, a 56-year-old male from Walpole, sustained non-life threatening injuries in the crash and was transported to Norwood Hospital.  The facts and circumstances remain under investigation with the assistance of troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, and troopers assigned to the State Police Detective Unit attached to the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office. The victim’s name is not being released, pending notification of next-of-kin.  Troopers were also assisted at the scene by personnel from the Dedham and Westwood Fire Departments, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highways Division.  The right two lanes of I-95 and the Exit 15B South ramp were closed for the duration of the investigation.  All lanes were opened at approximately 7:30 p.m.



Girls Cross Country Gets Ticket to Westfield

Hopkinton High School Girls Cross Country team placed 2nd in Division 3 at the MIAA State Divisional Meet Championships today.  They advance as a team to the State Championship to be held next Saturday in Westfield, MA.  Pictured are Kerry Driscoll, Molly Hawkins, Julia Burdulis, Abbi Fischer, Lauren Ness and Elena Wade.  Not pictured (but competed today) is Jane Stilwell.  The team is coached by Brian Hall. 


Fay School Admission Open House
Sunday, November 15
Program from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m

 Curious about the difference an independent school can make in your child’s life? Located in Southborough, Fay is an outstanding Pre-K-9, coed day school, with 5 and 7-day boarding available in grades 7-9. 

Learn more about Fay at our Admission Open House! You'll have the opportunity to tour our campus, speak with teachers and administrators, and learn more about what it's like to be a students at Fay.

Parking will be available at Fay's Primary School, located at 25 Middle Road in Southborough.

For more information visit www.fayschool.org/welcome  or contact Carla Gomez at 508-490-8201 or cgomez@fayschool.org .

Personal Services 

Jean E. Brown, 93


Jean E. Brown, 93, of Hopkinton, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on November 13, 2015. Born in Dana, MA, she was the wife of the late Norman Brown and the daughter of the late Sarah (Douglas) and Leslie T. Haskins.

Jeane was best known for her kind nature, cheerful optimism, and bringing out the best in all who knew her. She loved working in her gardens and they continue to delight all who pass by. She was a librarian at the Hopkinton Public Library, a store window designer, and a life-long artist. Jeane used her talents to hand paint town seals on many fire truck doors for Continental Fire Trucks, founded by her husband.

She is survived by her children, Diane Facendola and her longtime boyfriend, Tom Drawe, of Hopkinton, Nancy Joyce and her husband Michael of Moultonborough, NH, Steven Brown and his wife Janet of Cambridge; her brother, Alvan Haskins of Framingham and 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by two daughters, Bonnie Wentworth and Sandy Brown and her brother E. Douglas Haskins.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 17th at 11:00 a.m. at the Faith Community Church in Hopkinton. Donations may be made to Mary Ann Morse Nursing Home, Employee Fund, 45 Union St. Natick, MA 01760. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. 


From Hopkinton Senior Citizen News, The Hilltopper:


ANNUAL HOPKINTON SENIOR CITIZEN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY PRESENTED BY THE HOPKINTON POLICE ASSOCIATION SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12TH @ 1:00 Once again Hopkinton’s Finest and their families are presenting the Hopkinton Senior Christmas Party. If you are a Hopkinton Senior (60+), make your reservation at the Senior Center. As always, this is a wonderfully joyous party that includes dinner and many door prizes. Rides available upon request.

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Massachusetts State Police Increases Vigilance in Light of Paris Attack


Shortly after a series of terror attacks began tonight in Paris the Massachusetts State Police took several actions. It is important to preface this statement by noting that at this time there is no intelligence that suggests specific threats to Massachusetts.


Actions underway are as follow:

1. The Massachusetts State Police and our federal partners in the Joint Terrorism Task Force and at the Commonwealth Fusion Center are closely monitoring developments coming out of France and worldwide intelligence sources.

2. The State Police Division of Field Services is increasing security around the area of the State House with Troop H personnel.

3. State Police Troop F at Logan Airport is monitoring intelligence and has a comprehensive and multi-layered security package in place.

4. State Police Troop Commanders are notifying all on-duty troopers of the developments ongoing in Paris and directing them to have a heightened awareness of potential suspicious activity within their patrol areas and reminding them to be mindful of their own security and that of their barracks.


Please note there are no plans to do any interviews at this time. Our prayers are with the French people tonight and our thoughts are also with the French law enforcement and counter-terrorism authorities who are working to end this ongoing threat.



REMINDER: Community Shred Day Saturday at UniBank

As part of its Hopkinton branch grand opening, UniBank will be offering a Community Shred Day at the branch located at 87 West Main Street in Hopkinton on Saturday, November 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. This event is FREE and open to the community.


UniBank has partnered with E.L. Harvey & Sons to provide this free service to individuals wishing to securely dispose of personal confidential documents. Document shredding will take place on-site in a mobile shredding vehicle. Each person may bring up to 4 file boxes (no binder clips please) for secure destruction. Once shredded, documents will be recycled.

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Incident and Arrests Updated today, November 13, 2015

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323



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

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

27 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

3 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Incident Log

Thursday, November 12, 2015

5:58 pm A caller from South Street reported a suspicious incident involving someone showing another person a knife. Two officers responded and advised that the individual was showing that the knife was broken.

5:26 pm A 911 caller from West Main Street reported that her home was broken into. Two officers responded and wrote a report.

5:11 pm Officer Philip Powers spoke with two individuals about a trespass order.

3:46 pm Officer Philip Powers referred an individual to the court regarding a civil issue.

10:58 am A caller reported that a motor vehicle side swiped a stone wall on East Main Street then took off. Officer William Burchard responded to speak with the caller.

10:56 am A motorist reported that a company was blocking the roadway on Saddle Hill Road. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and stood by while they packed up.

6:55 am A caller from Main Street reported that it appeared a truck hit the front entrance of the building which caused damage to the gutters. Officer William Burchard responded to check out the damage.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

10:11 pm A caller was concerned about a bicyclist who appeared to be having some troubles on the side of Wood Street. Officer Peter Booth checked the area with a negative find.

4:37 pm A 911 caller reported an erratic operator on East Main Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area with a negative find and notified the Ashland Police Department.

9:57 am Officer Stephen Buckley reported a neighborhood dispute on First Road and that he left a parking ban notice on a vehicle parked at the end of the street.

8:43 am A motorist reported than an erratic operator pulled into a parking lot on South Street. Officer Stephen Buckley checked the area but could not locate the vehicle. The Milford Police Department was notified.


State Police, Worcester Police, U.S. Marshalls Nab Fugitive

Massachusetts State Police and Worcester Police this morning directed US Marshals in Puerto Rico to the location of a suspected child rapist. At approximately 7 a.m., MARKYS SEMPRITH-GARCIA, 18, was taken into custody in the city of Arecibo.


SEMPRITH-GARCIA was wanted out of Worcester for charges of aggravated child rape and intimidation of a witness, stemming from the sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl. Evidence indicates that in spring of 2014, SEMPRITH-GARCIA, an acquaintance of the victim’s family, raped the girl in her home and then threatened to harm her if she told anyone. The crime was reported, however, this past September.


Earlier this month, Trooper Amy Waterman from the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section began working with Worcester Police Detective Rich Boulette to track down SEMPRITH-GARCIA. The investigators developed information that he had fled to Puerto Rico. Persistent investigation allowed them to determine the suspect was in Arecibo, a city on the island’s northern coast.


Worcester County prosecutors will work with federal officials to arrange SEMPRITH-GARCIA’s extradition to the United States to be held accountable for his crimes. No further information is being released at this time.


Jeane E. Brown, 93

Jeane E. Brown, 93, of Hopkinton, passed away November 13, 2015 at the Mary Ann Morse Nursing Home in Natick. She was the wife of the late Norman Brown. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. 




The Hopkinton Police Department is proud to announce that again this year we are partnering with the United States Marine Corps to be designated as a Toys For Tots drop-off location.

We ask any residents or businesses that can donate this year to please drop off an unwrapped toy in the collection box at the police station, 74 Main Street.

We thank you for your generous support and wish you and your family a Happy Holiday season.

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Button Cell Battery Collection

Bring your Button Cell batteries to the Hopkinton Senior Center to be recycled. Hopkinton Senior Center 28 Mayhew Street Monday-Thursday 8:30 – 4 pm, Friday 8:30 – 2 pm All proceeds to benefit Friends of Hopkinton Seniors, Inc.

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 Anthony J. Vento Jr., 33

NORTHBRIDGE - Anthony J. Vento Jr., 33, died at Milford Hospital November 8, 2015 after a brief illness with his wife by his side and surrounded by friends and family.   He was the husband of Alyssa (Capistran) Vento.  Born in Framingham, he was the son of Deborah (Dailey) Vento of Upton and the late Anthony J. Vento Sr.

He was employed as a heavy equipment operator at High Acres Associates in Hopkinton for 13 years and most recently at American Recycling Materials in Holliston for 5 months.  Anthony took tremendous pride in his work. 

Anthony enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He especially adored being with his son, Luca. He loved snowmobiling and spending hours working on his collection of various vehicles. 

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his son Luca, his sisters Heather LaPlante and husband Christopher of Westborough and Corissa Soares and husband Odilon of Hopkinton.  He also leaves his father- and mother-in-law Richard and Sharon Capistran of Uxbridge, sister- and brother-in-law Jessica and David Hynes of Burriville, RI and brother-in-law Joshua Capistran and Holly Lee of North Kingstown, RI.  Further, he leaves his maternal grandmother Adeline Dailey of Hopkinton, several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, many friends, and his beloved dogs Kenny and Roxy.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, November 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton.  Burial will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Hopkinton.  There are no calling hours.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, Hopkinton. (www.callanancronin.com)

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to UniBank in care of Doris Hamburger, 87 West Main Street, Hopkinton, MA. Checks made payable to the Luca Vento fund. 


Gannett Family honored by Milford Regional at Mélange


MILFORD – The Gannett family was recognized at Milford Regional Medical Center’s annual fundraising gala Mélange for their significant generational contributions to the community and hospital. Held at the Hopedale Community House, $650,000 was raised at this year’s event to support the newly opened Meehan Family Pavilion. Pictured left to right:   Donald and Mary G. Crowell, William Bristow Gannett, Suzan and Robert F. Gannett.



Above, on Veterans Day at the Senior Center,  Hopkinton native Mary Harrington reads the short biography of another Hopkinton service member who perished in World War II. Below is the story she wrote and read:


Merton L. Chouinard  1923 – 1944


Merton was born in 1923 at the family home at the corner of Cedar and B Street, Hopkinton to Louis and Ruth                 Chouinard. (This neighborhood was and is known as “The Lane”). He was a graduate of Hopkinton High School. He was a hard worker as a young man, raising pigs and having a very large garden. This earned him a       scholarship from the 4-H to attend the Stockbridge School in Amherst to study agriculture.  As he came from afamily of 15, his efforts helped to support and feed his family.


He joined the Army Air Force and was a 21 year old, 2nd Lieutenant navigator in a B-24 Liberator bomber named “Pot of Luck” when he was shot down over Germany on September 28, 1944.  He was part of the 567th Bomb Squardron and the 389th Bomb Group.  Everyone on board bailed out and later it was learned that Merton might have drowned in the Rhine River.  He initially was reported as missing in action¸ however, after a year, the Army located the body.  His father declined the offer to send the body home stating that it didn’t make sense as we’d never know if it was really him.  Merton is buried in the American War Cemetery in Margraten, Netherlands.


He was posthumously awarded the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart.

Kick off the Holidays at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts

(November 12, 2015 – Hopkinton, MA) The Hopkinton Center for the Arts is kicking off the holiday season Dec. 4 through 6 with festive events sure to please all ages.

·   Holiday Boutique Exhibit & Sale: Friday, Dec. 4 from 3–7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. –5 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 6 from noon–3 p.m. on the second floor of the barn. Free admission.

·   A Charlie Brown Christmas: Presented by Enter Stage Left Theater. Performances Saturday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. in The Delbridge Family Performance Space. $5 general admission.

·   Meet n’ Greet with Holiday Disney Princesses: Saturday, Dec. 5, 1–2:30 p.m. in the lobby/gallery. Free.

·   Paint Workshops: Saturday, Dec. 5: Kids-Snowman painting (10 a.m.), $30, Family-Snowman painting (11:30 a.m.), $40/family, Adult-Christmas Tree painting (1 p.m.), $30. Barn, Art classroom. Buy tickets online at Hopartscenter.org.

·   Treblemakers’ Holiday Choral Concert: Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in The Delbridge Family Performance Space. $5 donations appreciated.

·   Meet n’ Greet with Santa: Sunday, Dec. 6 from 1–3 p.m. in the lobby/gallery. Free.

·   Dance Workshops: Sunday, Dec. 6, Ballet for 6 to 9 year-olds (noon–1 p.m.), Modern for 10-14 year olds (1–2 p.m.), Jazz for 10 to 14 years-olds (2–3 p.m.). Barn, Egan Family Dance Studio. Free, but pre-registration is required.

·   Winter Clothing Drive: All weekend. Benefitting Project Just Because. Barn.

All events take place in the new arts center at 98 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA. To sign-up in advance, or for more information, visit www.hopartscenter.org. Complimentary cookies and cider will be provided by Whole Foods Bellingham during exhibit hours.



Chester L. Costa Sr., 66

Chester L. Costa Sr., 66, of Hopkinton, passed away November 9. 2015. Born in Athol, he was the son of the late Doris and John Costa. He was the husband of 8 years to Susan E. (Murphy) Costa of Hopkinton.

Chester was one of eight children. He was truck driver and a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed fishing and being outdoors and being with his dog, Abby.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his four children, Chester Costa Jr., Jimmie, Brian and Kim Costa; and 4 step-children, Benjamin, Jordan, Beau, Taryn, and Jamie Kay Dellicker. He also leaves behind 9 grandchildren, Alisha, Kelley, and Jimmie Jr. Costa, Tyler, Troy and Tarryn Warrington, Matt and Andrew Abare, and Bryson Costa.

Services will be held privately with the family. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. 

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Premiere Performance This  Evening at Hopkinton  Center for the Arts
In the NEW Delbridge Family Performance Space

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Congratulations to the Hopkinton Hiller Varsity Cheerleaders for winning their 5th consecutive Tri Valley League Championship against Ashland, Bellingham, Holliston, Medway, Norton and Medfield on Oct 29th, which was hosted by Hopkinton. The team won the title of Grand Champion of the Invitational for having the highest score of all 15 team that competed.

Sunday afternoon, the Hopkinton Varsity Cheerleaders will be competing at the South Regional Championship at Whitman Hanson. Let’s show our support by cheering them on! Go Hillers! Picture bottom row: left to right are captains Michelle Horrigan, Brooke Bellar, and Maia Guelfi. Second row: Alex Balerna, Kelsey Marcou, Jaimey Zepf, Abby Druffner. Third row: Catie Abbott, Audrey Kluchko, Lisa Brenton, Macie Sherbourne and Julia Ciriello. Coached by Melissa Zwang and assistance coaches Allison Kiely, Tia Mastrogianis and Tracy Stickney. Picture contributed by Betsy Bellar. Contributed content.

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 Project Just Because is hard at work assembling Holiday packets to give out to over 15,000 children this year. This is never possible without your generous support. There are many ways to help this Holiday Season:


1.) Visit one of the many Holiday trees that have been put up in surrounding business' and choose a child to sponsor.


The trees are located at:
Hopkinton High School, 90 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton
Indigo Insurance Services, 401 Park Drive, Boston
EMC, 80 South Street, Hopkinton 
Hopkinton Town Hall, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton (beginning 11/16)
Unibank, 87 W. Main Street, Hopkinton
The Residence at Valley Farm, 369 Pond Street, Ashland
The Dentist at Hopkinton, 77 Main Street, Hopkinton 
Project Just Because, 86 South Street, Hopkinton

 Have a drive for us at your office or in your moms group, neighborhood or other social event. In addition to the children that get sponsored we will provide for thousands of children ourselves.


As the elves are packing on South Street we are noticing we are very much in need of these items:

  • Monetary Donation to buy items by clicking by going to our website, www.projectjustbecause.org  and clicking the Paypal button  

  • Gift Cards for Warm Clothing

  • New Board Games for ages 10 and up

  • New Warm hats and gloves for all ages

  • New Twin Blankets

If you can have a drive for us contact us at pjboffice@cmomcast.net  and we can supply you with a flyer and bins if needed.

Hopkinton Jewelers Thanks You for Your Service!



Anthony J. Vento, 33


NORTHBRIDGE - Anthony J. Vento, 33, died Sunday November 8, 2015 at home, surrounded by his family.  Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home (www.callanancronin.com), are incomplete at this time.


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Incident and Arrests Updated today, November 11, 2015

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323



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

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

11 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.
3 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Incident Log
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
11:40 pm
A 911 caller reported an erratic operator on Main Street. Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with the operator and determined that she was reaching for her phone.
4:26 pm Officer John Moran spoke with a caller regarding on-going repeated calls.
2:50 pm A resident of College Street reported that two males were walking around her neighbor's house then walked to a delivery truck and started unloading a fork truck. Officer Arthur Schofield spoke with them an confirmed that it was a planned delivery.
2:32 pm An Ash Street resident reported that her "black lives matter" sign was stolen from her front lawn.
1:34 pm A resident of Woodview Way reported that about three weeks ago three vehicles parked in the parking lot and have not moved yet. Two vehicles have the same MA plates and the other has a NJ plate. Officer Thomas Griffin responded to check the area.
1:27 pm Two officers completed a crime prevention act on Main Street.
8:03 am A caller from Wedgewood Drive reported that a 21 year-old was having a breakdown, smashing things in the house. Prior to the officers arrival the individual fled the scene in his parents vehicle. He was located and transported back to his residence. A clinician was notified and responded.

Monday, November 9, 2015

7:56pm A caller reported losing their ID while walking on a trail in town.
4:22 pm Two officers spoke with a resident regarding crime prevention.
4:04 pm A caller wanted it logged that he accidentally made a call with his stepson's phone to a number which may start some problems.
4:00 pm A caller from West Main Street reported that a suspicious man was asking for money. Officer Arthur Schofield responded and checked the area with a negative find.
3:28 pm A walk-in from Mayhew Court spoke with Officer Arthur Schofield regarding her daughter being missing.
12:56 pm A motorist reported that a truck took down a wire on A Street. Officer Stephen Buckley responded to the scene and notified the cable company.
12:18 pm An East Main Street resident complained about a man digging holes on sacred grounds. The resident then called back and advised that the man left the area.
8:16 am A resident of Lumber Street reported that an arrow was sticking out of the ground in her yard. Officer Matthew McNeil responded to write a report.


HopNess Monster?

November 11, 2015 — Some may see a mallard duck couple on a granite outcropping in a reservoir in Southborough on Route 85. But others may see the HopNess monster, surfacing and diving in fleeting gestures like its cousin in Loch Ness, its head, torso and tail visible while it is above the surface and breathing fire. The difference between them is that this one never dives, never moves, and is made of stone.


November 10, 2015 — Piles of nutritious soil provide a rich bounty for this and other birds at legacy Farms North.


Marine Corps 240th Birthday

Toys for Tots Kickoff


Today November 10th, the nation marks the 240th birthday of the United States Marine Corps, and the Massachusetts State Police thank the men and women of the USMC and all Veterans for their service in the name of freedom. Likewise, the State Police are proud to again support the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program to help local families in need.

Members of the Massachusetts State Police and United States Marine Corps Reserve urge the public to support Toys for Tots through donations of toys or money. The donations will assist charitable organizations that provide children’s gifts for Massachusetts families in need.

This year is the 68th anniversary of the Marine Corps’ leadership of the Toys for Tots Program. The Massachusetts State Police have partnered with the Marines on the program for the last 31 years.

“It has been an honor for the Department of State Police to participate and partner with the United States Marine Corps for such an important endeavor,” said Colonel Richard D McKeon.

Donors are asked to give new, unwrapped, non-violent toys, designed for either boys or girls, ages newborn to 14. As in years past, toys can be dropped off at any State Police Barracks through Wednesday, Dec. 16th.

The Massachusetts State Police will also be holding their sixth annual “Fill the Cruiser” event, where troopers will be collecting donations for Toys for Tots at ten Toys ‘R’ Us locations across the state, on Saturday, December 5th, 2015. The Toys “R” Us locations are Auburn, Dedham, Framingham, Kingston, Northborough, North Dartmouth, Peabody, Springfield, Swansea, and Woburn. More information will be forthcoming on those events in the next few days.

The State Police will be announcing the kickoff press conferences in the near future.

Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation can mail a check made out to Toys for Tots MA and mail it to MSP Toys for Tots Coordinator, 124 Acton Street Maynard MA 01754 or they may visit the program’s website at www.toysfortots.org . Anyone with questions may call the State Police Office of Media Relations at 508-820-2623.

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