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Rollover in Hopkinton

March 11, 2015 — At about 4:15 p.m. today, a 2006 Mini Cooper was traveling on Route 495 North in Hopkinton when the operator lost control of the vehicle, causing it to rollover and crash into the median. Thankfully, Lieutenant Daniel Richard of the State Police Office of Media Relations happened to be traveling behind the vehicle prior to the crash, as he was on his way home from a 3-day training on Human Trafficking. Lieutenant Richard and several concerned motorists were able to extricate the woman from the vehicle and tend to her injuries until Hopkinton Fire and EMS arrived on scene.

The driver, 35-year-old Alyssa Springer of East Natick, was transported to Framingham Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Also assisting on scene was Trooper Joel Nunes of the State Police Barracks in Millbury. Traffic was impacted for about 30 minutes during the investigation and cleanup. The cause remains under investigation. No charges have been filed at this time.

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Mayor of Marathon, Greece Plans Trip to Hopkinton for Boston Marathon
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Maurice Ralph Boody Sr., 80

Maurice Ralph Boody Sr., 80, of Garner, North Carolina and formerly of Woodville, MA passed away March 7, 2015. Born in Portland, ME, he was the son of the late  Annie Mae (Gregor) and Ralph Boody. He was the husband of the late June (Gilliam) Boody who passed away in 1998.


      On May 16, 1951, Maurice started working at Sealtest Ice Cream in Portland, Maine and retired from the Sealtest plant in Framingham in 1996. Maurice enjoyed spending time in New Hampshire with his wife in the North Conway area. After she passed, he went on the road driving big rigs with his brother. He traveled the country with his brother and they planned a trip together to Alaska, but sadly his brother passed before they could take that trip. He enjoyed fishing off the pier in North Carolina, where he had lived for the past 10 years with his daughter, Joy. He loved his family and especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also took pleasure in playing the guitar with his brothers-in-law.


      He is survived by his four children, Maurice “Bumpy” Boody Jr. and his wife Cindy of Maine, Joy Robbins and her partner Corky McLendon of NC, Terry Lou Murphy and her husband Jim of Framingham and Penny Stevens and her husband Tom of Hopkinton; 15 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. He also leaves behind other relatives and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother, James Boody of Maine.

      Visitation will be held on Monday, March 16th from 4-7p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A funeral service will take place at 11:00a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Private burial will be held later in the Spring. Flowers will gratefully be accepted or donations may be made to Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Ave. Suite Norwood, MA 02062.

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Police Incident Log Updated March 11, 2015

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


  Summary

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

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

57 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

5 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

7 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.


Arrest Log

Sunday, March 8, 2015

1:14 am Officer Peter Booth arrested Matthew P. McNally, 20, of Hillcrest Drive, Hopkinton, on Chestnut Street and charged him with Marked Lanes Violation, Motor Vehicle Lights Violation and OUI Liquor.


Incident Log

Monday, March 9, 2015

11:28 pm A caller reported seeing two suspicious motor vehicles parked at the end of the cul-de-sac on Pine Tree Lane. Two officers responded and advised that one operator was having car troubles and was waiting for a tow.

2:12 pm An Ash Street resident spoke with Officer Philip Powers regarding youths egging her house and knowing which youths keep doing it to other homes in the area.

2:01 pm A resident of Ash Street reported finding her back door open upon returning home. Two officers responded and advised that the residence was secure.

12:38 pm A caller from West Main Street reported that a male, in a Ford pickup truck, had been in the parking lot for approximately twenty minutes and kept moving around, parking again then watched people. Officer William Burchard checked the area with a negative find.

10:59 am A walk-in spoke with Officer Thomas Griffin regarding questions about firearms.

9:25 am A Wood Street resident reported that while loading her daughter on the school bus there is a vehicle that always honks non-stop until she is done. Officer William Burchard was advised of the vehicles license plate number.

8:25 am Officer Thomas Griffin spoke with a construction crew who was blocking the sidewalk on Main Street.


Sunday, March 8, 2015

10:19 pm Two residents of West Main Street stated that they did not have any water again. The Water Department was notified.

3:20 pm Two officers responded to West Main Street to assist with a motor vehicle accident with personal injury.

9:37 am A Colella Farm Road resident reported that his house was egged over night.

1:14 am Officer Peter Booth stopped a motor vehicle on Chestnut Street and subsequently arrested a 20 year-old male from Hopkinton and charged him with Marked Lanes Violation, Motor Vehicle Lights Violation and OUI Liquor.

12:34 am Officer Peter Booth spoke with the operator of a suspicious motor vehicle parked in the back of the Police Department who stated that they were looking for a lost dog in the Davis Road area.


Saturday, March 7, 2015

9:32 pm A West Main Street resident reported that she and her neighbor did not have any water. The Water Department was notified.

5:32 pm A caller from Woodview Way reported that a male called her stating that he lived on her street and her daughter came over to his house, kicked his dog and now the dog need surgery. She advised the man that she did not have a daughter and he continued to be very mean over the phone until she hung up.


Friday, March 6, 2015

11:30 pm A resident reported that his son's vehicle was egged while at a friends house on Huckleberry Road.

5:20 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Arthur Schofield regarding a hate crime incident.

3:48 pm A resident of Rosewood Lane reported that two males in a large pickup truck were parked in front of her home with the engine running. When she asked who they were they got upset and started yelling profanity at her. They were there to pick up a son of one the the men.

3:48 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Arthur Schofield regarding another vehicle striking her vehicle then fleeing the scene.

1:40 pm A caller from Connelly Hill Road reported illegal dumping. Officer Matthew McNeil left a message for the owner of the trash to contact the Police Department.

1:37 pm Sgt. Joseph Bennett spoke with a walk-in regarding scam questions.


Thursday, March 5, 2015

10:45 pm A resident of David Joseph Road reported that when arriving home she witnessed a male throw something in the driveway of a neighbor's house then park outside of her home. Officer John Corridan checked the area for the vehicle with a negative find.

3:56 pm The bus company reported that a bus and tractor trailer were unable to pass each other on Pond Street and requested an officers assistance. Officer John Corridan responded to assist.

3:41 pm A motorist reported that a small white sedan with heavy smoke coming from it was traveling on West Main Street toward town. Officer John Corridan checked the area but was unable to locate the vehicle.

2:59 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Patrick O'Brien regarding identity theft through her health insurance.

2:05 pm The DPW requested an officer speak with a resident of Cedar Street who was pumping something into the roadway. Officer Thomas Griffin responded and spoke with the individual who was draining a puddle.

1:41 pm A 911 caller from Hidden Brick Road reported that their deck had collapsed and there was now a smell of natural gas. Officer Stephen Buckley responded to assist the Fire Department.

1:21 pm A walk-in requested to speak with an officer in confidence.

12:56 pm Officer Philip Powers issued a motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street a parking violation.

11:30 am A walk-in from Wood Street requested that a vehicle, which was parked in their parking lot, needed to be towed for snow removal.

8:38 am Officer Philip Powers responded to Ash Street to check the area for a parking complaint.

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Permanent Building Committee Announces Refinement of Library Design

March 11,  2015 — Since the May 2014 Town Meeting and Town Election, when residents approved funding for the Library building project, Hopkinton’s Permanent Building Committee (PBC) has been hard at work refining the plans for the restoration, renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library.

Based on feedback from members of the community before and after Town Meeting, as well as extensive discussions with the immediate neighbors of the Library, the PBC has been working diligently with Johnson Roberts Architects to refine the design of the Library to address three primary concerns: (1) reducing the “bulk” of the proposed expansion; (2) preserving the interior space of the former church; and (3) increasing the distance between the Library expansion and the neighboring property lines. Johnson Roberts has done a remarkable job addressing these concerns, while at the same time maintaining a functional, historically sensitive, and beautiful design.

 

Read the entire press release here.

 

 

Above, rear on Grove Street. Below, side on Grove Street

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Primary Care Physician Appointed to Milford Regional Medical Staff

 

March 10,  2015 —  Milford Regional is pleased to welcome internal medicine physician, Mary Medeiros, MD to the active medical staff.  She has joined Reliant Medical Group in Milford, Massachusetts.

 

Dr. Medeiros earned her medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California in 2004.  She performed a residency in both internal medicine and preventive medicine at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.  She also completed a master’s in public health at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA and she is board certified in internal medicine and preventive medicine. 

 

Dr. Medeiros is a faculty facilitator at UMass medical school and she is proficient in Spanish.   “Primary care physicians are critical to maintaining the health of our patients”, states Edward J. Kelly, President, Milford Regional Medical Center.  “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Mary Medeiros to our medical staff and our community.”

Premiere Firefighting Camp for Girls Taking Applications Now

In coalition with the Ashland Fire Department and the Ashland Board of Selectmen, Camp Bailout Summer Program will be held, for the fifth consecutive year, July 13th through the 17th.

Camp Bailout is a week long program designed to educate young women on firefighting and emergency service skills, in a dynamic and fun environment. The week long curriculum is interactive and physically challenging, where the girls will gain strength and knowledge while building confidence and leadership skills. during the week, the girls will be taught basic skills in: Rappelling from the training tower; motor vehicle extrication with the Jaws of Life; search and rescue; CPR Certification; live fire extinguishment and much, much more.

Campers should possess a positive attitude, be in good physical conditioning and be prepared to have fun!

Camp Creator and Director, Lieutenant Lyn Moraghan will be looking forward to receiving applications, which can be downloaded from our website www.campbailout.org/ .

The Jodi Palmieri Dance Company Receives HIGH GOLD


March  10, 2015 — The Jodi Palmieri Dance Company Receives HIGH GOLD at the Groove Dance Competition in Andover, MA.

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HHS Honors Art Exhibit

April 6 thru April 24, 2015

Hopkinton Center for the Arts

 

 

The Hopkinton High School Honors Artists’ Exhibition will be open April 6 through April 24, displayed in the Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA). This show is a collaboration between the HCA and the HHS to honor standout artists and formally showcase their work. 

 

The featured artists are Annie Dumas, Victoria Feng, Lauren Hazzard, Chryssanthi Barris, Max Charteris, Mia Coutinho, Maggie Siegfried, Emily Joyce, Maddie Juffras, Sara Freedman, and Graham Kulig.  There will be a reception at the HCA the evening of April 7, from 6:00-7:00 PM, open to the public.

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Developer Agrees to Another $112,000
"I'm  not going to be an open checkbook." Paul Mastroianni

Above, West Main and Lumber Street intersection, true to compass. Former Golden Spoon Restaurant  is far right, bottom.

 

March 10, 2015 — Entrepreneur Paul Mastroianni took part in another segment of the continued Planning Board Public Hearing regarding his Neighborhood Mixed Use District Master Plan Special Permit application for 250,000 square feet of  commercial development and 280 dwelling units on 96 acres off of Lumber Street.

        Advocating for the developer, Traffic Engineer Robert Michaud, said a right turn lane from West Main Street eastbound onto Lumber Street would need to be 300' long to be effective, as shown in the overhead above. He said another 300' of transition to the 300' lane would be necessary.

        Although Mr. Michaud presented what he considered the best scenario, it was also the most expensive.

        The Planning Board negotiated a right of way  from the developer of the Starbucks to be built at 85 West Main Street for the future right turn onto Lumber, but had no engineering done. It was apparent to the gathering that Cumberland Farms' land would need to be part of any 300' solution.

        "Someone has to start a conversation with Cumberland Farms," said Planning Board member Francis DeYoung.

        Mr. Mastroianni protested that the right turn lane only came up with the sale of the Golden Spoon.

        "No one was willing to knock down the Golden Spoon," said Planning Board Chair Ken Weismantel [The new Starbucks will be in a new building after the current one is demolished, and will be set back to allow for a right of way for a turning lane.].

         "We put up a million dollars for you to do whatever you want to do [with it]," Mr. Mastroianni said.

        "If it wasn't for your project, we wouldn't need a right turn lane," said Planning Board member John Ferrrari, insinuating that Mr. Mastroianni pay up.

         "I am not going to be an open checkbook," said Mr. Mastroianni.

        "If I don't build the commercial, I don't need to build a right turn lane," he said, coaxing a more conciliatory tone from the board members. The commercial, revenue positive part of the project will offset what is expected to be the revenue negative effect of the 280 dwelling units in the residential component of the project, which is a 40B, affordable housing development.

           Mr. Mastroianni agreed to add $112,000 to the $1,000,000 he has already pledged to the town.

          "Either I am going to build it  or not," he said, signaling a limit to his contributions with an implied threat to pull  out.. 

          The Public Hearing was continued until March 23, 2015.

 

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2015 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from March 2, 2015 - March 9, 2015
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
Address
Buyer
Price
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
5 Crispwater Way unit 159 Ramya Ramachandran, Srinivasan Chandrasekaran $432,940 March 3, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
8 Ryegrass Circle unit 118 Varadraj K. Nayak, Shanth V. Nayak $520,110 March 4, 2015 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
Legacy Farms Road Pulte Homes of New Enlgand LLC $5,118,110 March 3, 2015 Legacy Farms LLC
3 Jamie Lane Daniel Aho, Jamie Lane Realty Trust $236,000 March 3, 2015 Rolande Parent
Ashland
2 Algonquin Trail unit D Wing Fong Gwen Siu, Kai Tak Wan $313,000 March 5, 2015 Rupalli Thacker
12 Day Road Ellen Margiotta $200,000 March 5, 2015 James V. Guy, Charles T. Guy, Sr.
Southborough
No New Transactions        
Upton
1 Depot Street Christopher M. Morin $340,300 March 6, 2015 Maple Ridge Realty Inc.
51 Grafton Road Richard A. Armstrong, Barbi Ann McKeage $140,000 March 5, 2015 Bette J. Armstrong
2 Grove Street Town of Upton $80,000 March 3, 2015 Milford National Bank & Trust Co.

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 All Deli Cold Cuts

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UPDATE: Pike Backups Up to 8 Miles

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Richard Francis Keough, 67

Richard Francis Keough, 67, of Hopkinton, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 5, 2015. Born in Springfield, he was the son of the late Martha J. (Miller) and James R. Keough. He was the husband of the late Jacqueline L. (Brunetta) Keough who passed away in 2003.

Rick was a Navy Veteran of Vietnam serving on the USS Sierra. He was a member of the Hopkinton Auxiliary Police for 34 years and was a Boy Scout Leader.

He is survived by his children, James E.A. Keough and his wife Charlene of VA, Elizabeth L. Shuman and her husband Matthew of Hopkinton; his mother-in-law, Elizabeth J. Brunetta of Hopkinton; his siblings, Susan Stoll of PA, Rick Alger of FL, and Audrey Monacelli of NC. He also leaves behind 2 grandchildren, Gary Steven and Richard Lucian.

A memorial service will be held later in the Spring. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton,  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rick’s memory to, Knox Trail Council, In memory of Rick Keough 490 Union Avenue Framingham, Massachusetts 01702

Gold Winners

March 8, 2015 — The Hopkinton Force Basketball Team, coached by Alec Levine, won GOLD medals at the Special Olympics State Games on Worcester this weekend. The Force won all four of their games at Assumption College on Saturday and Sunday. Contributed content.

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Help from Friends

   

March 8, 2015 — Upton Fire Department picked up the slack at this accident at the South and West Main Street intersection this afternoon, while Hopkinton ambulances were responding to medical calls. Note the tow truck approaching the scene from Milford.

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Dammed Ice

   

March 8, 2015 — This roof in the pines on Pond Street needed a little help losing its ice buildup as these two workers from Cyr Contracting in Upton chipped away at the problem yesterday. Ice damming was a major problem this winter, from Governor Baker on down.

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Maurice Ralph Boody, 80
Maurice Ralph Boody, 80
, of Garner, North Carolina and formerly of Hopkinton, passed away March 6, 2015. He was the husband of the late June Boody. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.

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Neither Snow, nor...


March 8, 2015 — The Fruit Street athletic fields were hopping with a soccer tournament on Saturday despite snow banks taller than any of the players.
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Two's Company


March 8, 2015 — Cherry the cow is about to give birth in Woodville  today, as she and her pony friend acknowledge the photographer.

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Hopkinton Police vs Hopkinton Special Olympic Basketball Game which will be held
Saturday March 14. at the Hopkinton Middle School starting at Noon (<--- Note corrected time).
Rise and Fall

March 7, 2015 — Dale (Colella) Danahy and Joe Marquedant, both from longstanding Hopkinton families, exchange some heartfelt words at the checkout today as barren shelves in the background signify the end of an era and contrast with the photos above them that heralded the beginning of a 50-year run following Colella's Supermarket's first expansion in 1964. Dale said today that the hours will become more reduced as the shelves are emptied..

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Richard F. Keough, 67
 

Richard F. Keough, 67, of Hopkinton, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015. Arrangements, which are incomplete at this time, are being entrusted to the Chesmore Funeral Home.

 

 

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Timeless - Celebrating Hopkinton's 300th Anniversary

March 6, 2015 — The photo of Center School, above, was taken in 1992, on its 65th Anniversary, for the Hopkinton Town Report. Also on the front cover of the town report was an additional  photo, one of the school before the left-side addition. It looks like there could be some third grade students in the photo above of at least four classes, so the oldest student would be around 31 years old today, perhaps with a child of their own attending the school. The original image above was captured with black and white film. The negative was scanned electronically today, and the sepia-tone was added before uploading.

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Police Arrest/Incident Log Updated March 6, 2015

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


   Summary

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

7 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

3 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.


Arrest Log

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

7:54 pm Sgt. Scott vanRaalten arrested Deborarh J. Mihaley, 41, of Patriots Boulevard, on Wood Street and charged her with Disorderly Conduct.


Incident Log

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

9:08 pm A 911 caller from Morse Lane reported screaming coming from the woods. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area with a negative find on anything suspicious.

8:57 pm Multiple 911 callers reported a motor vehicle accident with personal injury on West Main Street. Three officers responded to assist and write a report.

8:23 pm A 911 caller from Davis Road reported that a man was possibly in his house sleeping. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and spoke with the individual.

7:54 pm A motorist reported that a female was walking on Wood Street in a dangerous area with dark clothes on. Sgt. Scott vanRaalten responded and subsequently arrested a 41 year-old female from Hopkinton for Disorderly Conduct.

7:07 pm Officer John Corridan spoke with an individual who was dressed in all black walking home on West Main Street.

6:30 pm Multiple callers reported that a woman was walking in the middle of the roadway on Wood Street. Four officers responded to speak with the individual and write a report.

12:23 am A resident of Patriots Boulevard reported that her purse, with vital medication inside, was stolen. The caller then stated that she found the purse.

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Play Mini Golf in the Library March 13 and March 14!

March 4, 2015, Hopkinton, Mass. – Hopkinton Public Library will once again be transformed into an indoor miniature golf course, open on Friday, March 13, from 2 to 8 p.m., and on Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $5 per round at the door with all proceeds benefiting the restoration, renovation and expansion of the Library.

This year’s course consisting of 12 holes, one for each decade that the Library has been serving the Hopkinton community, will feature several creative new greens and even some more exciting putting opportunities. Be sure to look for the Lucky #13 hole-in-one challenge, also new this year. Adults and kids of all ages are invited to play, and toddler clubs will be available for the younger golfers.

Last year, this unique fundraiser gathered 200 children and their families for a fun-filled round of golf, and raised $1250 for the Library building project. The Library will be open for regular business during course hours.

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Former U.S. Senate candidate takes out nomination papers for Hopkinton Board of Selectman.
Dr. John Duffy and Frank Sivo, have also taken out papers since our last update. Who is the mystery candidate?
Choose the Election 2015 graphic above to learn who.

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Clyde E. Rice, 94

 

Clyde E. Rice, 94, of Bellingham, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Born in Kentucky, he was raised by his parents, Nannie and Leonard Rice in Kenova, WV along with his 5 siblings, Chink, Clarence, Lawrence, Pete, and Ethel; who are deceased. He is survived by his wife, Ruth E. Rice, to whom he was married for nearly 71 years. They met in Boston, just before Pearl Harbor.

Clyde was a WWII Navy Veteran serving from 1940-1946. He worked for GM Corporation in Framingham for 36 years and was a lifeguard. Clyde was a faithful attendant of the Faith Community Church in Hopkinton, where he was an usher and supporter of the church. He enjoyed gardening, reading, paint by numbers, jigsaw puzzles, Christmas displays, and loved his family dearly.

He is survived by 2 children, Janet Titus and her husband Greg of Woonsocket, and David Rice of Bellingham; 4 grandchildren, Eric and his wife Teresa, Andrew, Cherie, and Holly. A graveside committal will be held on Saturday, March 7th at Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree, 700 West St. A memorial service will follow at 12:00p.m. at Faith Community Church. Donations may be made to Faith Community Church, 146 East Main St. Hopkinton, MA 01748. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.

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Deck Collapse

March 5, 2015 — The weight of heavy snow, and wood having been exposed to the elements for 20 years, combined to contribute to a deck collapsing behind a home on Hidden Brick Road this afternoon. The occupants heard the crash, which brought them to the sliders overlooking the deck, where a strong odor of natural gas was the catalyst for them immediately evacuating their home and calling the Fire Department. Above, firefighters apprise the Director of Municipal Inspections, Charles Kadlik of the situation. A representative of the gas company was on scene in minutes. Below, the underside of the deck in the photo, and the separation from the railing structure on the right give testimony to its collapse against the building.

 

 

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Baker/Polito Budget Caps Spending

 

March 5, 2015   — Yesterday, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito filed their first budget proposal, which holds spending to a sustainable 3% increase while investing in key priorities including local aid, education, and transportation.

      The fiscally responsible plan brings spending in line with revenue growth for the first time in several years and puts the Commonwealth on the path towards economic growth and stability.

Some other key highlights include:

  • A $34 million increase, or 3.6%, in unrestricted local aid to $980 million

  • A $105.3 million increase in Chapter 70 funding, which increases funding for all 321 school districts

  • A phase in of the Earned Income Tax Credit to 30% of the federal limit while phasing out the Film Tax Credit

  • Funding local aid by 75% of revenue growth, a 3.6% increase

  • Increasing transportation spending by 20%, including $187 million, or a 53% increase, in direct aid to the MBTA

  • An early retirement incentive program to responsibly reduce the state’s administrative spending Contributed content

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Police Incident Log Updated March 4, 2015

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


   Summary

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, or outside Police agency.

20 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.


Incident Log

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

11:20 pm Officer Peter Booth assisted an individual with a courtesy transport to the Southborough town line.

11:13 am A caller reported losing her pink wallet at a West Main Street business.

10:43 am A walk-in reported receiving a scam through the mail saying that he has won an award and has to pay a certain amount of money to receive it.

9:21 am A Wood Street resident reported that vehicles are beeping at the bus that picks up her child with special needs. Sgt. Joseph Bennett was notified and addressed the matter.

7:47 am A employee of a Main Street business reported that it appeared a truck had hit the building overnight. Officer Stephen Buckley responded to view the damage and write a report.

1:31 am A resident of West Main Street reported that the Highway Department left a large salt buildup at the end of her driveway and she did not feel safe removing it. She was advised to contact the Highway Department in the morning.


Monday, March 2, 2015

3:50 pm A caller from Main Street spoke with Officer John Corridan regarding their mail recently being stolen.

2:00 pm Detective Gregg DeBoer investigated a fraud incident.

12:27 pm A motorist reported that a green pickup truck was swerving into on coming traffic on Downey Street. Officer William Burchard checked the area with a negative find.

11:11 am A resident of Rocky Woods Road reported possible credit card fraud.

8:30 am Officer Stephen Buckley responded to a hit and run motor vehicle accident on Hayden Rowe Street.

6:11 am A motorist reported being cut off by another vehicle on Route 495 which caused her to run into a guard rail and snowb ank. Sgt. Timothy Brennan responded to assist the State Police.

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Live Band ‘Hot Acoustics’ to be Headliner For
Fifth Annual Boosters Fundraiser


  March 4, 2015 — Sign up today for the Hopkinton High School Athletic Boosters fifth annual sports fundraiser to be held at the Hopkinton Country Club on Saturday, March 14, from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Tickets are now only $60 per person. Back by popular demand, “Hot Acoustics” band will rock the house and there will be plenty of cool raffle prizes and silent auction items such as sports artwork from the NE Sports Museum. A fun, casual evening is planned. R.S.V.P. by signing up at www.hopkintonboosters.com  or by sending a check (made out to HHS Boosters) with ticket request to: Boosters Fundraiser, c/o Donohue, 41 Blueberry Lane, Hopkinton, MA  01748 .

 

Last year, funds from this event helped the high school remodel the entire weight room which is now being used by all teams, all sports. It’s also a great, safe place for students to go after school to meet friends and work out. This year, some of the funds will continue toward that effort and some will go to significantly sprucing up the concession stand at the outdoor track/football field – which also is enjoyed by all. Please help in this effort by attending the fundraiser – together we can do it – and help keep Hopkinton High School facilities among the best in the MetroWest!  HopNews file photo.

 

 

 

 

Call for Sculpture Submissions

 

This year, the Hopkinton Center for the Arts and the Upper Charles Trail Committee are inaugurating the first Hopkinton Center Trail Art Walk. The Art Walk will host six to eight outdoor sculpture projects at highly visible sites along the Center Trail.  There will be a selection of artwork from experienced sculptors as well as community groups interested in working with an artist mentor to create a sculpture. The projects will be displayed to the public in August and September.

 

The Center Trail, approximately one mile long, follows the historic railroad bed built in 1863, through beautiful wooded glades, from Main Street near the center of town to the Hopkinton School campus. The trail is well traveled and enjoyed by residents and students.  A map of the full trail and photos are available at: – http://uctc.hopkintonma.gov/

 

Read full invitation, requirements and schedule here.

YOUR HOME
 

     Normand A. Bergeron, 53

Normand A. Bergeron, 53, of Hopkinton, died at Milford Regional Hospital after suddenly being stricken ill at his home. 
     He was the husband of Danielle (Eklund) Bergeron. 

      Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Normand M. and Mary Louise (Halley) Bergeron.

     Normand was a graduate of Keefe Technical High School of Framingham and a union carpenter for Marguerite Construction of Hopedale for many years.  He was a member of Northeast Regional Carpenters Union, local 218.  Normand loved the beach, dancing and music. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and many friends. 
      In addition to his wife, he is survived by his stepchildren, Louis Recine of Needham; Jordan Recine of Allston; Nico Recine of Hopkinton; his sisters, Mary Anderson and her husband Jeffrey;  Yvonne Wright and her husband Phil, all of Southborough; Jean Withee and her husband Brian of Westborough; Rita Bancroft and her husband Cliff;  Linda Gassett and her husband Brian all of Hopkinton; and many nieces and nephews. 
     He is predeceased by his brother Richard Bergeron, who passed away in December. 
      Visiting hours will be held on Friday, March 6, from 4 to 7 PM at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Southborough. 
      A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, March 7, at 11 AM at St. Matthew Church,  26 Highland Street,  Southborough.  Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. 
        To leave words of condolence to the family, please visit www.Morrisfuneralparlor.com  File photo.

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March 4, 2015   — The Troop 1 Boy Scouts have added theirs to the outpouring of voices thanking Colella's Supermarket for all they have done for them and the community. Thanks to Karen Thayer Bograd for the photo.

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 Normand A. Bergeron 53

 

Normand A. Bergeron 53, of Hopkinton died at Milford Regional Hospital on Monday March 2, 2015 after being suddenly stricken ill at home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the care of the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Southborough. 

( www.Morrisfuneralparlor.com  )

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