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Going to View the Boston Marathon? Please Read:

 

Policies for Spectators: While this year’s Boston Marathon is expected to draw great interest from the community, leading to more fans and spectators, those interested in attending the race are also being asked for their cooperation in following reasonable and common sense guidelines that will help ensure the safety and security of participants, volunteers, and spectators. Spectators along the course are discouraged from possessing any of the items listed below. Possession of any of these items may result in delays when passing through security checkpoints and enhanced screening:

Weapons or items of any kind that may be used as weapons, including firearms, knives, mace, etc.
Backpacks or any similar item carried over the shoulder.
Suitcases and rolling bags/rollers.
Coolers.
Glass containers or cans.
Flammable liquids, fuels, fireworks or explosives.
Any container capable of carrying more than 1 liter of liquid.
Handbags or packages or bulky items larger than 12 inches x 12 inches x 6 inches.
Large blankets/comforters, duvets, sleeping bags.
Costumes covering the face or any non-form fitting, bulky outfits extending beyond the perimeter of the body.
Props (including sporting equipment and military and fire gear).

For the answers to many frequently asked questions regarding the 2014 Boston Marathon, please visit the official B.A.A. website, www.baa.org.

 

Police Incident Log - Updated April 11, 2014

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Incident Log

Thursday, April 10, 2014

10:12 pm A caller reported that his vehicle was disabled in the parking lot of the Fruit Street field.

9:45 pm Sgt. Michael Sutton assisted the Fire Department with a fire alarm investigation on Eastview Road.

4:26 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil responded to a two car motor vehicle accident without personal injury on Main Street.

1:04 pm There were several callers reporting a roll over motor vehicle accident with personal injury on West Main Street. Several officers responded and advised that the operator was out of the vehicle which was fully engulfed in flames over a guardrail in a swamp. The occupant was transported to the hospital.

11:42 am Officer David Shane checked and spoke with three occupants in a vehicle at the High School who stated that they were making a documentary about the Boston Marathon. They were advised to come back after school gets out.

6:36 am A caller reported the smell of burning rubber in the High School. Three officers responded to assist the Fire Department.

12:16 am Officer Jacob Campbell checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on West Main Street who was just waiting there to meet a friend.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

10:51 pm A caller from Main Street reported the larceny of some photographs. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and wrote a report.

9:25 pm A 911 caller from Downey Street reported that she just got home and found her house smelling like diesel fumes. Officer Matthew McNeil responded to assist the Fire Department.

8:35 pm The Milford Police Department reported that a woman was in the roadway on Hayden Rowe Street trying to flag down vehicles. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and checked the area with a negative find.

7:47 pm The Ashland Police Department reported that a skunk had sprayed a dog on East Main Street. The Animal Control Officer was notified.

7:38 pm A caller reported that they were locked in the inner part of the State Park. The Ashland Police Department was notified and assisted.

7:32 pm A walk-in reported a disabled motor vehicle on Church Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded to assist.

7:24 pm Officer Matthew McNeil assisted the Fire Department with an odor investigation on Donna Pass.

5:21 pm A resident of West Main Street reported that his trash barrels were stolen sometime during the day.

1:19 pm Officer Stephen Buckley checked and spoke with a State Police Officer on Route 495.

1:18 pm A detail officer stated that a few motorists reported to him that a vehicle was parked on Main Street blocking the entrance to a gas station. Sgt. John Porter responded and advised that the vehicle was gone upon his arrival.

12:20 pm A motorist reported that a vehicle passed him while he was stopped at a crosswalk on Main Street to let a pedestrian cross. Sgt. John Porter checked the area for the vehicle with a negative find.

12:08 pm A Mayhew Street resident reported that a vehicle was in the cemetery and thought it to be suspicious. Officer Patrick O'Brien located the vehicle and advised that the operator was just walking in the area.

10:06 am A caller reported that a dog got hit by a vehicle on Saddle Hill Road. Officer Patrick O'Brien spoke with the owner of the dog who stated that it appeared to fine.

9:20 am The State Police requested assistance with attempting to capture dog from a crash last night on Route 495. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and notified the owner of the dog to assist also.

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Tasting, Today, Friday, April 11, 2014, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

       The wine buyer for Hopkinton Wine and Spirits says, "Come on down between 4 and 7:00 pm today and try some of these great wines."
      Questions? Don't worry, there'll be a company representative on hand to answer them.


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Feeling Good? Feeling Happy?
What begins on a serious note soon turns into the entire staff of Milford Hospital dancing to a happy tune.
The executives get in the action, too, and some familiar Hopkinton people show off their dancing skills in
this video inspired by Milford Hospital's expansion groundbreaking. [741]

 

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Joint Program by Ashland and  Hopkinton Historical Society

Program Announcement

2pm, Sunday April 27

Historical Society’s Building

168 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton.

 

Jason Newton will present the path his ancestors took from Cambridge to Hartford in the 1630’s via a slide show and video.  The Old Connecticut Path and the Bay Path travel some of the same trails through Ashland and Hopkinton. Learn about the route they followed. Take time to experience some of the challenges they faced through virtual video walks along the Path today. Enter forgotten places and see the world as those pioneers might have experienced on their long journey west. 

 

Besides learning some colonial period history you will be introduced to trails you might wish to tour. As this program will be the annual joint meeting between the Historical Societies of Ashland and Hopkinton please arrive early as parking is at a premium.

 

Program starts at 2pm on Sunday April 27.  Admission is free and refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the presentation.


Historical Society’s building located at 168 Hayden Rowe Street Hopkinton.
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Library Discussion at State House

Hopkinton Library was the topic of discussion at a meeting at the State House on April 2nd with representatives from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), Representative Carolyn Dykema and Senator Karen Spilka.  In March, Hopkinton moved up to #3 on the waiting list for its $4.5 million state Library Construction Grant. A bond bill including $150 million for Public Library Construction has passed the House of Representatives, and is expected to pass the Senate and be signed by the Governor by the end of June.  With the state grant expected as soon as July 2014, the community will be asked to approve funding for the library at this year’s Annual Town Meeting on Monday, May 5, 2014 and Annual Town Election on Monday May 19. Contributed content.

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From the candidate

Great Schools - Managed Well

 

My name is Frank Sivo and I am running for one of two open seats on the Hopkinton School Committee.  My desire is to help lead continuous improvement of our school system in a fiscally responsible way.  If elected, I will be relentless in my support of great schools and will manage well our path forward.

 

Great Schools

 

Hopkinton has a strong school system that has improved greatly during my 20 years as a Hopkinton resident.  It is consistently ranked in the top 10% of school districts in Massachusetts. However, there is still room for improvement. 

 

Over the past few years, our schools' performance and statewide rankings have stopped advancing.  In fact, in some areas there is a slight decline in performance as measured by MCAS, SAT, and AP exam results.  We need School Committee members who are candid about the present state of affairs, bring fresh ideas for performance improvement, and drive us to reach higher goals in a cost-effective manner.

 

My professional career has been focused on defining a path to excellence and leading organizations on that journey.  As a School Committee member, I will make full use of my management background to partner with the Administration and my School Committee peers to build and execute a vision that takes our schools to the next level.  My number one goal will be to assure that every Hopkinton child is prepared for the challenges of the 21st century global economy.

 

Managed Well

 

In addition to inspiring higher district achievement, the School Committee must also manage well:  budgets, personnel, and public relations.  To support a clear vision and stretch goals, we must carefully construct budgets that reflect priorities that will be supported by the town, we must be very judicious in our hiring decisions, and we must be transparent in our communications with the community.

 

As a School Committee member, I will always focus on the quality of the decision, not on how a discussion or debate will be perceived on cable TV.  I will work hard to restore public confidence in this critical part of our town's government.

 

For certain, I will be a strong advocate for our children. But advocacy must be balanced with critical oversight of the school district's operations and performance.  I will be objective, independent, data-driven, and always focused on the district's most important needs.

 

Respectfully, I request your vote for School Committee on Monday, May 19th.  With 25 years of management experience, I will strive to assure that Hopkinton has Great Schools and that they are Managed Well.

 

Frank Sivo

14 Stone Crossing Way

April 10, 2014

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Ordinary People • Extraordinary Acts
Car crashes on West Main Street, flips, catches fire, incapacitated driver rescued by witnesses


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April 10, 2014 — Shortly after 1:00 pm this afternoon a vehicle left the roadway eastbound on West main Street at the merge prior to Cumberland Farms with no other vehicles travelling nearby. The vehicle left the roadway  and scraped along the guardrail, attracting the attention of people at the two nearby gas stations, flipped over and caught fire.

         Several people sprang into action, some grabbing fire extinguishers, others helping pull the female driver, said to look in her fifties, out of the passenger door of the burning, flipped vehicle. A police officer on scene called them heroes.

          The stubborn fire refused to be snuffed by the  several people hitting it with commercial extinguishers until the Hopkinton Fire Department arrived and doused it with foam. Choose a thumbnail to view a large image, and choose the video below that to hear one of the heroes.

 

 

 

Proposed Downtown Building Clears One Hurdle


Above, concept drawing of plan for 14,000 sq. ft. building at 38-42 Main Street. Representatives said this evening that the main entrance will be on Main Street. Because the building will be 3 feet from the side property line, it can have 15% of the area windows. If it were any closer, according to Architect Scott Richardson, fire prevention regulations would prevent it from having any at all.

by Robert Falcione

April 9, 2014 — A team from Gorman, Richardson, Lewis Architects and Marquedant Associates presented their plea for relief from parking requirements from the Board of Appeals at a Public Hearing at Town Hall this evening for the proposed new building at 38-42 Main Street. Zoning regulations prohibit parking between a building and the street in the Downtown Business District, except by variance/special permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals.

        The team represented MNR  Realty, LLC, Kathy and Greg Mazur, who purchased the land at 38-42 Main Street, and a building and land at 5 Walcott Street. They also purchased a dwelling at 7 Walcott, which they will demolish for parking spaces in order to construct a 14,000 square foot, two-story building. The couple is in discussions to locate a restaurant on the first floor. They also plan to have retail in the rear part of the first floor, and offices on the second floor.

         The only spaces of the 36 required that need relief are the six between the building and Walcott Street as shown in the plan below, and the two between the current garage at 5 Walcott, and the street. The latter will go away upon completion of the project, and then Kathy Mazur, who now occupies the  second floor office space at 5 Walcott, will keep her office and convert the double garage into a retail space for her business, Swoon, in partnership with Lisa Strain.  It will be a women’s boutique, carrying gifts, jewelry, accessories and women’s clothing.

          The parking regulations formula calls for 71 spaces for the floor space and seating calculations, according to Director of Land Use and Planning Elaine Lazarus, but recent changes in the zoning for the Downtown Business District cuts the required spaces in half to assist businesses in locating Downtown, she said.

           Only one abutter, Hopkinton Drug owner Dennis Katz, was present, and he spoke when the Chairman sought public input.

          "I have about 14,000 square feet and about a hundred-something spots [spaces].  My staff takes up half the spaces," he said, referring to his 50-person payroll.

          "You hide them well," said  Chairman Michael Peirce, apparently unaware of the scope of operations.

          "Yes we do," answered Mr. Katz, adding that on a given shift he could have 20-30 people on staff, some working in the basement, the second floor offices, the pharmacy and the compounding lab, as well as the retail space. Only the retail space is open and visible to the public.

           Referring to the newly relaxed parking requirements, Mr. Katz said, "I am concerned about the congestion."

           The Board granted the requested relief by a unanimous vote.

           The proponents will go next to the Design Review board on April 15, and then back to the Planning Board on April 28.           


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Police Incident Log - Updated April 9, 2014

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   Incident Log

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

8:49 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Gregg DeBoer regarding a harassment issue.

8:40 pm The Fire Department reported a motor vehicle accident with airbag deployment on Route 495 and that the State Police requested assistance due to the fact that the vehicle was unoccupied. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and advised that the operator was located trying to catch his dog that was running loose.

5:33 pm A motorist reported that there was some debris in the roadway on Wood Street causing a traffic hazard. Sgt. John Porter checked the area but did not find anything in the roadway.

5:11 pm A caller from Colella Farm Road reported the theft of jewelry. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and wrote a report.

1:26 pm A motorist reported a large pot-hole on South Street. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and notified the DPW of multiple pot-holes in the roadway.

8:43 am Officer Stephen Buckley checked on a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.

3:48 am A resident of Woodview Way reported that an unknown person was knocking on their door. Officer Jacob Campbell located the individual on East Main Street and notified the Fire Department to assist with a residential lockout.


Monday, April 7, 2014

11:54 pm Two officers assisted the Fire Department with a CO detector that was sounding at a West Elm Street business.

6:25 pm Officer Matthew McNeil responded to assist with a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on Hayden Rowe Street.

4:50 pm A 911 caller from Proctor Street reported that she was having trouble with her pellet stove and that there was smoke in her house. The Fire Department was notified and responded.

12:11 pm A caller reported that a white pickup truck was parked on Wood Street with its hazard lights on. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and spoke with the operator who was a surveyor working in the area.

7:29 am A Chestnut Street resident reported smoke coming from the back of a house. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and assisted the Fire Department.

7:33 am Two officers responded to a two car motor vehicle accident without personal injury on Hayden Rowe Street.

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Peace on Earth

April 9, 2014 — Hopkinton pastors held an ecumenical prayer service on Hopkinton Common on Sunday in honor of the marathon bombing victims and survivors. The couple in the foreground is holding their future in their arms.

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Lone Wolf


April 9, 2014 — This wild turkey caught by the roving HopCam in Upton yesterday appears to be alone, but its rafter (Animal group names) was not far away.

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Annual Park Serve Day in Upton State Forest

 

Please join the Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the Friends of Upton State Forest for the annual Park Serve Day spring work party at Upton State Forest on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Park Serve is a statewide day of service to give back to the parks we enjoy.

 

Meet at the Headquarters building near the intersection of Westborough and Southborough Roads in Upton. The GPS address is 205 Westborough Rd. Registration is at 8:30 AM. We will work until noon doing general spring cleanup, trash pickup, and other light duties to spruce up the Headquarters area. Bring hand tools such as loppers, shovels and lawn rakes. No power tools. Don’t forget insect repellant and sunscreen. Dress for work and the weather. Water and a light lunch, will be provided for volunteers.

 

Youth 12-17 are welcome with a parent’s signature. Youth groups are required to pre-register. A liability waiver is required for all. For more information send an email to news@friendsofuptonstateforest.org or contact the park supervisor at 508-278-6486. More information about this statewide event see http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr.

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April 8, 2014 — With the Boston Marathon less than two weeks away, the iconic "Welcome to Hopkinton" sign has sprouted on the Hopkinton Common, as sure as the forsythia heralds its yellow leaves every year at this time.

      An even greater icon, BAA Boston Marathon Race Director, runner, sports entrepreneur and author, Dave McGillivray is making more appearances in Hopkinton,  prior to the race he directs, as well as runs every year on Patriot's Day. Above, he is being interviewed on video today in the shadow of the sign for one of the races he directs.

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Events occurring at Fay School on Saturday, April 12

 

Metrowest Early Childhood Care & Preschool Fair at Fay School

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Meet with childcare centers and preschools located in Metrowest Massachusetts in one location during one morning. Visit www.fayschool.org/preschoolfair to see a full list of the schools attending.

Jedster the Jester Circus Show

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Come and watch Jedster the Jester perform amazing circus tricks, and then learn how to do them yourself at home! Circus tricks include juggling, balancing plates, making balloon animals, and basic magic. Visit www.fayschool.org/saturdays to register to attend and learn more.

Fay Day Camp Open House

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Learn about Fay’s summer programs for children ages 3-15 at an Open House! Meet FaySummer’s camp director and tour Fay School’s campus to see where camp takes place. Tours will run from 12:00-12:30 p.m. and an info session and Q&A will follow. Visit www.fayschool.org/summer to learn more.

All events will take place at Fay's Primary School at 25 Middle Road in Southborough, MA. Please contact Nicole Casey at 508-490-8204 with any questions.

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Golden Pond Assisted Living Earns "Caring Stars 2014" Award for Service Excellence

Praise in Consumer Reviews Puts Golden Pond Assisted Living in Top 1% of Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities Nationwide

(Hopkinton , MA) April 8, 2914 —Golden Pond Assisted Living of Caring Stars Community has been selected as a "Caring Star" of 2014, as part of an annual nationwide program honoring service excellence based on consumer ratings and reviews posted on Caring.com, the leading senior care website. In reviews from families, seniors, and others concerned about assisted living and Alzheimer’s care, Golden Pond Assisted Living captured a 5-star consumer rating (the highest possible score), while also meeting other qualifying criteria for the honor.

"We appreciate that we’ve received such positive feedback from families about the services we offer, and we thank Caring.com for recognizing our community as a Caring Star," said Katy Tavares, Executive Director of Golden Pond Assisted Living. "We strive daily to delivery high-quality care for our residents, and this award helps validate our delivery on that promise," said Katy Tavares, Executive Director

Families across the country are increasingly seeking insights provided by online reviews to help guide important senior care decisions for their loved ones. In 2013 research conducted by www.Caring.com , 60% of family caregivers indicated that they used the Internet when researching senior care service providers, and two-thirds of family caregivers took to the Web after noticing signs of memory loss in a loved one. A combined 94% percent find online reviews to be trustworthy and helpful to their search for senior care providers. Only a small minority (6%) tends not to believe them.

About 400 communities -- the top 1% of assisted living communities nationwide -- achieved this recognition. We are proud our family owed assisted Living community is among this 1 percent!

The Caring Stars 2014 award was determined from consumer ratings and reviews posted on Caring.com between December 1, 2012, and December 1, 2013. To qualify, the community had to have received all of the following:


• Three or more reviews during the time frame, at least one of which with the highest rating of five stars
• An average overall rating (across all reviews on their listing) equaling greater than 4 stars
• No unresolved negative reviews


To help these communities stand out to families searching for senior living, a special badge is featured on their listing in Caring.com’s assisted living or Alzheimer’s care directories and search results.

"Congratulations to Golden Pond Assisted Living for achieving this high praise from the residents and families they serve," said Andy Cohen, cofounder and CEO of Caring.com. "Word-of-mouth recommendations in online reviews are consistently cited among the top considerations in the search and selection process. The Caring Stars award badge signals a history of service excellence, further helping those seeking the best assisted living or Alzheimer’s care community for their loved ones."

Golden Pond Assisted Living is located at 50 West Main street, Hopkinton Ma 01748, and can be found and reviewed on Caring.com or at www.goldnepondassistedliving.com .

 

Champions Return for 2014 Boston Marathon® Weekend

Joan Samuelson, Amby Burfoot, and Gelindo Bordin to run Marathon.
Bill Rodgers to serve as grand marshal of the Boston Marathon.
Greg Meyer, Jack Fultz, and Uta Pippig to participate in weekend activities.



BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that several former champions of the Boston Marathon® will return to participate in events surrounding the 118th Boston Marathon, to be held on Monday, April 21, 2014. Champions Joan Benoit Samuelson (ME; 1979, 1983), Amby Burfoot (CT; 1968), and Gelindo Bordin (ITA; 1990) will join 36,000 entrants in this year’s running of the world’s oldest annual marathon.

In addition, Bill Rodgers (HopNews Photo, left) (MA; 1975, 1978-1980) will serve as the grand marshal of the race while Greg Meyer (MI; 1983) will serve as the finish line announcer. Jack Fultz (MA; 1976) is the Training Advisor for the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC) team and Uta Pippig (HopNews photo, right) (CO; 1994-1996) is running the B.A.A 5K on Saturday, April 19, along with Meyer and a record field size of 10,000 entrants.

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HOPKINTON SCHOOL COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES APRIL 29, 2014  EVENING  OFFICE HOURS @ Bill's Pizza

 

    School Committee will hold Office Hour at Bill's Pizza on Main Street on April 29, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 Two members of the School Committee will be on hand to field questions and listen to feedback regarding topics on School Committee meeting agendas, items    specified for public comment, or items within the scope of responsibility of the School Committee.

2014 Boston Marathon

Hopkinton Police Department

Public Service Advisory

 

           The 118th running of the Boston Marathon will take place on Monday April 21, 2014.  The roads in Hopkinton will be closing at 7:00 AM Monday morning, one half-hour earlier than past years.  Approximately 36,000 runners will be running in four different groups or Waves.

            Exit 21A of Route 495 will be closed. See the race start times and street closings here and by clicking the button link.

   

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APPROPRIATION COMMITTEE FY15 BUDGET HEARING

6:30 pm, April 16, 2014
Room 215, Town Hall


On April 16th, the Hopkinton Appropriation Committee will hold its Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) Budget on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Hopkinton Town Hall, Room 215 at 6:30 p.m.

 

All residents are encouraged to attend and participate in this public hearing on the Town’s fiscal year 2015 budget.

 

Other upcoming Appropriation Committee meetings leading up to the public hearing on the FY15 budget are as follows:

 

Tonight, April 7, 2014, 6:30PM at Hopkinton Town Hall, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA, 3rd Floor Meeting Area (Specifically, Fire Department & Facilities Department);

 

● April 9, 2014, 6:30PM at Hopkinton Town Hall, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA, 3rd Floor Meeting Area;

 

● April 10, 2014, 6:30PM at Hopkinton Town Hall, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA, 3rd Floor Meeting Area;

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State Police Investigate a Fatal Crash on Route 495 in Middleboro

This evening at approximately 6:10 p.m., troopers from the Middleboro Barracks responded to a single vehicle crash on route 495 northbound at mile marker 15, prior to exit 6, in Middleboro.

Preliminary reports indicate that a 2004 Jeep Wrangler was travelling northbound, when, for reasons still unclear, the 40 year old operator from Mansfield, lost control of his car and rolled over several times coming to rest in the right travel lane.

The male operator was transported to Morton Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The right travel lane of route 495 northbound was closed until 7:50 p.m. to allow for rescue operations, investigation and clean up.

The facts and circumstances of the crash are currently under investigation by Troop D of the Massachusetts State Police, State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, and Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services. Troopers were assisted at the scene by MassDOT and Mansfield Fire and EMS.

The name of the operator will not be released this evening pending the notification of next of kin.

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HOPKINTON REPUBLICAN TOWN COMMITTEE

NOTICE OF CAUCUS TO SELECT CANDIDATES FOR MAY 2014 TOWN ELECTIONS

The Hopkinton Republican Town Committee will hold a caucus to select candidates for the May 2014 Town elections on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in Room #211 in Town Hall at 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Republican Caucus is open to all Hopkinton registered Republican and unenrolled voters. The following positions are available:

Office Term(Years)
Selectmen 3
Board of Library Trustees (2) 3
Board of Assessors 3
Board of Health 3
Cemetery Commissioner 3
Commissioner of Trust Fund 3
Parks and Recreation Commission (2) 3
Planning Board 5
School Committee (2) 3
Housing Authority 3

For further information or to be placed on the Republican caucus ballot, contact Ken Weismantel, Chairman, at 508 435-5725 prior to April 10 at 8 PM. You must be a registered Republican to be placed on our caucus ballot.

 

Fay School Proudly Announces Hopkinton Winter Term Honor Students
 

Above, from left:
Academic Honors (average grade of at least 90%, with no grade below 85)
Sydney Pearson (Gr. 7)
Coleman Ahn (Gr. 8)
Tyler Bui (Gr. 9)

Academic High Honors (average grade of at least 93%, with no grade below 85)
Nathalie Ahn (Gr. 7)
Joshua Fang (Gr. 7)
Stella Kotzabasakis (Gr. 7)
Tess Papagni (Gr. 7)

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Alta Legacy Apartments 43% Filled
 

April 7, 2014 — Wood Partners, developer of Alta Legacy Farms, a 240-unit apartment complex adjacent to wholly-owned Pulte Homes, which is in the middle of their construction, recently announced that the completion of its $45 million project is near.

        Above, one of the Alta apartment buildings is framed by a steam shovel working in the foreground on the Pulte Homes project.

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton Massachusetts

Compiled for HopNews.com by Eric Montville © 2014 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from March 24, 2014 - March 31, 2014
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo

Address Buyer Price Date Seller
7 Frostpane Lane unit 55 Lalitha Natarajan, Venkatram Mahalingam $480,680 April 4, 2014 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
21 Meserve Street Thomas Perna Custom Homes LLC $80,000 April 4, 2014 Richard W. Phillips
Last Week
3 Sanctuary Lane unit 19 Judith B. Gemma $389,900 March 31, 2014 Lois P. Robbins
7 Cold Spring Brook Road Andrea Gossage, Keith Gossage $786,000 March 31, 2014 Lyman A. Chapin, Suzanne H. Chapin
83 South Mill Street Keith R. Simard, Amanda L. Simard $462,500 March 28, 2014 Laura Klein
20 Patriots Boulevard unit 8B Laura L. Minnucci $346,990 March 27, 2014 Stagecoach Heights Realty
4 Bumps Lane Brock N. Jacobites, Julie Colantuoni $140,000 March 27, 2014 James Lee Wright
206 Lumber Street Jeffrey Strassman, Jessica Strassman $710,690 March 26, 2014 South Mill Street LLC
31 Forest Lane unit 24 Andrew A. Espinosa, Charla J. Espinosa $395,000 March 25, 2014 Janet Leigh Shifflette-Scott
6 Spring Lane Beth A. Cameron $342,250 March 25, 2014 Marjorie A. Touzjian
Week Before
34 Walcott Valley Drive unit 62 Christina K. Stone $135,000 March 21, 2014 Arthur M. White, Julia A. Gallagher, Carolyn D.
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Police Arrest/Incident Log - Updated April 7, 2014

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Arrest Log

Friday, April 4, 2014

5:48 pm Officer William Burchard arrested Todd A. Anderson, 29, of Noose Neck Hill Road, Coventry, RI, on C Street for a Warrant and charged him with Possession of Class A Substance with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Class B Substance with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Class A Substance and Possession of Class C Substance.

 

Incident Log

Sunday, April 6, 2014

3:39 pm There were multiple calls reporting black smoke coming from a possible cell tower off of East Main Street. Two officers responded and advised that it was a gas company burning off flare gas.
2:37 pm The Environmental Police requested assistance with an atv that was in the East Main Street area. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the area but was unable to locate it.
10:54 am The State Police reported a minor motor vehicle accident without personal injury on West Main Street. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and wrote a report.
1:59 am Officer Aaron O'Neil checked a motor vehicle on Cedar Street that had its interior lights left on.
12:51 am Officer John Moran checked and spoke with four individuals who said that they were just enjoying the night at the boat ramp off of Cedar Street.

 

 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

11:46 pm A caller reported that teenagers in a vehicle were playing "run and run" on Smith Road. Officer John Moran responded and spoke with the vehicle's owner who obtained the names of the participants.
10:04 pm A passing motorist reported seeing an injured baby fox on the side of East Main Street. Officer William Burchard checked the area with a negative find.
7:46 pm Officer William Burchard responded to a motor vehicle accident without personal injury vs. a deer on Cedar Street.
11:35 am A walk-in from Norcross Road spoke with Officer Gregg DeBoer regarding credit card fraud.
10:51 am Officer Patrick O'Brien spoke with the operator of a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street who had a tow on the way.
10:32 am A caller from a Hayden Rowe Street business reported that sometime within the last 48 hours someone had stolen four chainsaws from their property. Officer David Shane responded to speak with an employee and then wrote a report.
12:03 am Officer John Moran checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on Maple Street.

 

 

Friday, April 4, 2014

9:35 pm The Fire Department reported receiving calls from Front Street of a white flash of light and then power momentarily going out. Sgt. Michael Sutton responded to investigate and advised that all seemed fine.
7:54 pm Sgt. Michael Sutton responded to Wood Street to assist with a motor vehicle accident vs. a deer.
5:14 pm A caller from C Street requested assistance with getting the involved individual to leave their residence. Two officers responded and subsequently arrested a 29 year old male from Coventry, RI for a Warrant and also charged him with Possession of Class A Substance with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Class B Substance with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Class A Substance and Possession of Class C Substance.
4:16 pm A Chestnut Street resident reported hearing five pistol shots. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and checked the area with a negative find on anything suspicious.
1:10 pm A motorist reported that a tree crew was taking up a lane of travel while working on Hillcrest Drive. Officer Patrick O'Brien checked the area and advised that there was no hazard at this time.
12:10 pm Officer Patrick O'Brien responded to assist with a two car motor vehicle accident without personal injury on West Main Street.
10:52 am Officer David Shane checked and spoke with the operator of a disabled motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street.
7:28 am The Upton Police Department reported a four car motor vehicle accident without personal injury on West Main Street. Officer David Shane responded and wrote a report.
7:02 am There were several callers reporting a two car motor vehicle accident with personal injury on Wood Street. Two officers responded and wrote a report.

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Running for History

 

      My name is Emily Coburn and I am currently a sophomore at the University of New Hampshire. I will be running the 118th Boston Marathon to support the Hopkinton Historical Society. The Boston Marathon, unique to most major marathons, has a lot of history behind it. Starting in Hopkinton, we are the first of 8 towns that have the Boston Marathon as a part of our town history.

      Growing up in Hopkinton, I have grown up with the Boston Marathon being apart of my own life. I experience the Kenyon runners at Elmwood, which is always the most anticipated day of the year for elementary students. I have been at the starting line cheering on runners for every marathon since I have lived in Hopkinton. My dad is the head of the Start Marshals and therefore my family and I have given our time volunteering at the starting line for the past couple of years. The marathon is rooted inside of me and has a lot of meaning to me! That is why I feel honored to be able to run for the Hopkinton Historical Society, since the marathon makes up a lot of my own personal history and the history of this town! If at all possible, donations to the Historical Society would be greatly appreciated. You can donate and read my full story at www.gofundme.com/6o27l8

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State Police Traffic Stop in Sturbridge Leads to Stolen Dealers Plate, Grave Markers

 

April 6, 2014 — Today at approximately 7:30 a.m., Trooper Scott Shea of the Sturbridge Barracks was on patrol when he overheard the Dudley Police broadcast a description of a vehicle that was possibly involved in the theft of a dealer’s registration plate.  At approximately 7:45 a.m., Trooper Shea observed a vehicle matching the description pass his location on Route 131 in Sturbridge.  Trooper Shea also observed this vehicle commit a motor vehicle violation at the same time.

 

Trooper Shea stopped the vehicle on Route 131 in Sturbridge.  The operator of the vehicle was identified as ALAN E. SAVIDES, 56, of Webster.  Through the course of the traffic inquiry, Trooper Shea observed the dealer registration plate, a large number of veteran flag holder/grave markers, a Webster Fire Department grave marker, and a Polish American flag holder, inside the vehicle.  As a result of an investigation, SAVIDES was placed under arrest and transported to the Sturbridge Barracks for Receiving Stolen Property (Dealer registration plate).

 

Trooper Shea continued to investigate the grave markers.  Through a joint investigation with Officer Leonard Gevry of the Webster Police Department, SAVIDES was also charged with twenty-five counts of the theft of the flag holder/grave markers.  The investigation revealed that these grave markers were taken from Saint Josephs Garden of Peace Cemetery on Old Worcester Road in Webster.

 

Subsequently, SAVIDES will be charged in Dudley District Court tomorrow, on the following charges:

1.)    Receiving stolen property (Dealer registration plate)

2.)    Removal of a grave flag/token/or flowers (25 Counts)

3.)    Following too close

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