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September 4, 2016 - This is a Bow Shot of the 141ft Schooner "Columbia" as it Heads to the Start Line in Heavy Seas and Strong Winds for Today's 32nd Annual Gloucester Schooner Races! It's a Replica Launched in 2014 of the Original Columbia from Gloucester that Sank in a Gale and Lost All Hands off Sable Island!
~John Collins

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8 Turtles
Harry Carver was the first to correctly count 8 turtles in our "Turtle Island" photo at Bloods Pond and as a result will receive $20. Thanks to others who guessed. FYI, Turtle Island was the name some native Americans called North America. Click on the thumbnail to see the photo.

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 From the Radical Middle
                                            Colin Kaepernick's "Freedom of Speech"

by Robert Falcione
September 4, 2016 - "Nobody wants a car accident to happen, but no one looks away when it does," said a keen observer of the human condition. I am viewing the despicable expression - my opinion - of Colin Kaepernick as the human behavioral equivalent of a car wreck. Except, I am going to look away every time I see the misguided young man appear on my television screen. I will never watch the 49ers again; nor will I ever watch a game in which the 49ers or Kapernick play. For those new to the issue, Colin Kaepernick is a quarterback in the National Football League-affiliated team, San Francisco 49ers, who sat at one game, and knelt at another, while the National Anthem played.

  

On the one hand are supporters of what they believe is Kaepernick's right to free speech. Most of them seem to be people who believe it on a larger scale, not just because of who Kaepernick is. On the other hand are some people who do not believe he has the right to do that in a work environment. I am among the latter. And I am throwing the 49ers organization into the mix, because they should have a clause in their player contracts that mandates standing during the National Anthem, or that at least prohibits the type of behavior, on or off the field, that does not represent the team in a positive light. Doesn't that make some kind of sense?

 

I am not an attorney. In fact, my only studies of law were Business Law I at Needham High, and English Composition at Worcester Junior College. The latter was taught by a professor who was also an attorney, who proved that there were not only different types of truths, but abundant ways of expressing them. I can only speculate from reason, and offer my opinion. Thank you Dr. Leavitt.

 

Mr. Kaepernick has no Constitutional right to say anything while at work under the employment of the 49ers, or anyone else for that matter. Freedom of Speech is not unlimited and absolute. You cannot yell "fire" in a crowded theater. Telling the people seated around you on an airplane that you have a bomb in the seat of your pants will bring consequences, no matter how funny you think the expression is. A disc jockey who worked for my former DeeJay business told a prospective bride, during our sales presentation to her, that he did not like new music. By "new" he meant anything written during his lifetime. I informed him that he was not allowed to say that, because she would feel uncomfortable knowing his position on music she likes, not to mention we might not get the job. Understanding that we were in the business of providing entertainment and happiness, he agreed not to express that sentiment again.

 

We could go on with more, but anyone who is going to understand my message doesn't need any more examples, and anyone who doesn't yet understand my point, will not be further instructed by the use of any more pixels.

 

Again, I am not an attorney, but have learned over several decades of empirical evidence that the law is usually just, reasonable, and evenly applied. And so with that in mind, I say with conviction that Mr. Kaepernick has no Constitutional right to express himself on someone else's dime. Furthermore, I believe if he wants to sit or kneel during the playing of the National Anthem, then that's what he should do during the entire game. Or, if he insists on expressing himself in that manner, and anyone who joins him, should express themselves in the locker room during the playing of the anthem.

 

The next time the team allows that behavioral car wreck to play out, I am going to defy all convention, resist my core instincts, and look the other way.

 

At least I'll try to.

 

 

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For those in Hopkinton on Saturday, Sept 10th - come check out the 4th Annual Live4Evan Run/Walk/Corn Hole Tournament/LIVE TOUGH event. In addition to the 5k, we also have a Corn Hole Tournament (winner gets to customize their own board) and a new obstacle course event for kids in grades K - 8th called LIVE TOUGH! Come enjoy live music and free food and activities! Register for any of the events here:https://racewire.com/register.php?id=6460 and check us out at Live4Evan for more info on how we support the fight against heart disease.

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HopNess Monster?

    

September 3, 2016 - No, it isn't Nessie, the Lochness Monster, but a cormorant (well. at least its neck and head) at Hopkinton Reservoir today. The diving bird spends so much time under water, that it becomes waterlogged, unable to float on the top of the surface.

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Turtle Island

September 3, 2016 - These turtles at Bloods Pond today are all below the high water mark, not surprising under drought conditions. Be the first to email the correct number  of  turtles to Editor@HopNews.com and we'll mail you a $20 bill!

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September 3, 2016 - This boy made some big splashes, throwing rocks like shot-put today from the shore of this island near the Howe Street pumping station, while large stones on the left are formed like a cairn, and some bright trees herald the coming season.

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Good Day Sunshine


September 3, 2016 - Eric Carty demonstrates, with this photo, one of the advantages of waterfront property. Another advantage is a home's increased value as a result of its location. The downside is felt when taxes are due.

Tickets will be sold by Officer Phil Powers and Sgt. Tim Brennan.  Both can be reached at 508.497.3401.

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Summary

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

1 Time the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

12 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

3 Incidents of Fraud.

 

(Arrests Are Here)

 

Incident Log

Thursday, September 1, 2016

8:20 pm A caller on Wood Street reported two stolen backpack leaf blowers.

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Hopkinton Fire Invites Public to Station Open House

The Hopkinton Fire Department will open their station to the public on October 9th for their Annual Open House. The event at Fire Headquarters will be from 11am to 2pm. Residents and children will have the opportunity to view demonstrations, learn about fire safety, and tour the station. Refreshments will be provided and Sparky the dog is expected to make an appearance.

The Open House provides an opportunity for firefighters to focus on the educational theme of Fire Prevention week. This year’s theme is “Don’t Wait - Check the Date! Change Your Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.  This represents the final part of a three-year campaign to educate the public about the basics of smoke alarm safety. The message – Smoke Alarms should be replaced every 10 years. Look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm when you change the batteries twice a year. Having working smoke alarms in bedrooms, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home is a critical element of home fire safety.  

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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.

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

27 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Incident of Vandalism.

3 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

1 Time the Police participated in Community Relations, Crime Prevention Activities or Passenger Safety.

2 Incidents of Breaking and Entering.

1 Parking Complaint/Violation.

2 Incidents of Fraud.

1 Incident of Lost Property.

1 Incident of Found Property.

2 Incidents of Suspicious Activity.

1 Incident of Illegal Dumping.

 

(1 NEW Arrests Are Here)

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

12:09 pm A caller reported that a couple of kids were throwing eggs at him on Park Street. Two officers responded to speak with them and their parents.

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To the Rescue

September 1, 2016 - Below, from left, Alexxia Bell and Natasha Nowicki, founders of the Turtle Rescue League, emerge from the shore of the Maspenock Woods property off of West Elm Street. Ms. Bell is carrying a box of baby snapping turtles, which they wanted to deposit on the shore of that development within the wetlands buffer zone, but said it was not suitable. Instead, Ms. Bell, who said she works for the state, released them across the street in the swampy land owned by a Church group that  coincidentally borders state-owned property on one side. Ms.Nowicki said the snapping turtle is close to becoming an endangered species.

 
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Beverly Man Arraigned for Golf Club Stabbing

MALDEN – Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Curtis Day, 18, of Beverly, was arraigned today in Malden District Court and charged with armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, larceny of a motor vehicle, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, disorderly conduct, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in connection with an alleged assault that took place yesterday at the Breakheart Reservation in Wakefield.

Judge Dominic Paratore ordered the defendant held without bail pending a 58A dangerousness hearing scheduled for Friday, September 2.

On Tuesday, August 30, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Wakefield Police responded to a report of an assault in progress at the Breakheart Reservation in Wakefield. Upon arrival authorities discovered an 18-year-old male who had been impaled through the neck-area with the shaft of a metal golf club. The victim was airlifted to a local-area hospital and has since been released.

State Police and Wakefield Police were informed that the defendant and two other individuals allegedly had taken illicit substances prior to a physical altercation taking place, which ended with the defendant allegedly stabbing one of the two men with the shaft of the broken golf club.

The defendant then allegedly stole a motor vehicle from a home near the Breakheart Reservation and fled the scene.

At approximately 5:00 p.m., Wakefield Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle driving erratically in the vicinity of Main and Water Street in Wakefield. Upon arrival, authorities observed that the defendant had allegedly crashed the motor vehicle. Shortly thereafter, the Wakefield Police Department received a report of a stolen motor vehicle matching the description of the car the defendant was allegedly operating without a driver’s license.

These charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The prosecutor assigned to today’s arraignment is Assistant District Attorney Julie Kunkel.

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Annual Picnic a Success

August 31, 2016 - State Representative Carolyn Dykema speaks, while Richard MacPherson, YMCA  President & CEO, YMCA Outdoor Center Branch Executive Director, Scott Umbel await their turns at the mic today at Carolyn Dykema's Annual Picnic at the YMCA Outdoor Center Branch in Hopkinton. This year's event was so popular, they had to make a run for more food. Below, Fire Chief Steve Slaman is flanked on his right by Hopkinton Senior Center bus driver George Robinson, and on his left by senior citizen and WWII veteran Bob LaVoie.
 
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Up and Away

August 31, 2016 - This single engine Cessna, Model 172n circled low over 1 Lumber Street a few times today, before gaining a little altitude and heading northeast. The FAA has a website where a plane's "N" number can be looked up to ascertain the type of craft as well as the manufacturer and owner.






Patricia Brosnihan Dance Center
77 West Main St Hopkinton
Open House and Fall Registrations
Today August 31st  and Thursday Sept. 1st  3-7pm
Register Online Today @ www.pbdancecenter.com

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Saturdays at Fay - That Ukulele Man, Danno Sullivan

Saturday, September 17 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.


Saturdays at Fay is a series of free Saturday morning programs designed for children ages 2-8. This month’s program will feature That Ukulele Man, Danno Sullivan. Sing along, laugh a lot, and learn some hilarious songs, then go home and try them yourself!


Space is limited so please visit fayschool.org/saturdays to register for this event. Registration opens two weeks before the event on September, 3.


Saturdays at Fay take place at Fay’s Primary School, located near the intersection of Routes 30 & 85 in Southborough, MA. Please use the East Entrance at 23 Middle Road for access and parking. 

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    Statement from Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan Regarding Shooting:

August 30, 2016 - “The Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, the Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, and the Chelmsford Police with assistance from Tyngsborough Police have completed the investigation into the facts and circumstances of the non-fatal shooting of Michael Clark, 27, of Tyngsborough on July 16, 2016.
 
This investigation concludes that, in the totality of the circumstances, the officer was justified in the use of deadly force and that there was no criminal conduct involved in the shooting of Michael Clark.”
 
Background:
 
The focus of this investigation was to determine whether the actions of the Tyngsborough Police officer in the shooting of Michael Clark were criminal or whether, in the totality of the circumstances, the officer was justified in the use of deadly force.
 
On Saturday July 16, 2016, at approximately 7:51 p.m. a gray Buick LeSabre was reported stolen from the Lowell General Hospital parking lot. The suspect, Michael Clark allegedly drove that vehicle to Nashua, New Hampshire and made several fraudulent purchases with the vehicle owner’s credit cards.
 
At approximately 8:36 p.m. Clark was observed operating that vehicle with a broken headlight, by uniformed Tyngsborough Police Officer Dennis Leach. Officer Leach, who was operating a marked police cruiser, turned his cruiser around and began following the vehicle. At that time he observed the vehicle being operated by Clark crossing marked lanes. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle but Clark refused to stop. The officer continued to follow Clark onto Route 3 southbound and into the town of Chelmsford. Clark did not stop for Officer Leach.
 
Once in Chelmsford, uniformed Chelmsford Police Sergeant Stephen Fredericks observed the Clark vehicle being followed by the Tyngsborough marked police cruiser and the uniformed sergeant in a marked Chelmsford police vehicle got between the Clark vehicle and the Tyngsborough cruiser and attempted to stop Clark. Clark did not stop and continued to lead the Chelmsford and Tyngsborough marked police cruisers up and down through various residential and commercial areas of Chelmsford without stopping until he arrived at the parking lot of Sully’s Ice Cream Stand on Graniteville Road in Chelmsford. There, Clark pulled into the parking lot but became boxed in by the Chelmsford sergeant, the Tyngsborough officer and another Chelmsford officer who arrived from the other direction. 
 
When a Chelmsford sergeant approached the vehicle the suspect backed up dragging the officer several yards. Fearing for the safety of the Chelmsford officer, a Tyngsborough officer fired his service weapon striking the suspect.
 
Clark sustained gunshot wounds and was med-flighted to Boston Medical Center.
 
The Chelmsford officer sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Lowell General Hospital and was later released.
 
The investigation included interviews of all responding police officers and civilian witnesses; examination of ballistic evidence found at the scene; review of radio transmissions and police reports; and the findings contained in medical records.
 
The audio of the radio transmissions is available at the links below:
 
Tyngsborough Police Radio Transmissions
 
Chelmsford Police Radio Transmissions

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Summary

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

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

68 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Incident of Vandalism.

4 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

1 Time the Police participated in Community Relations, Crime Prevention Activities or Passenger Safety.

3 Noise Complaints.

1 Parking Violation.

3 Incidents of Fraud.

1 Incident of Lost Property.

3 Incidents of Found Property.

3 Incidents of Suspicious Activity.

2 Incidents of Illegal Dumping.

 

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Incident Log

Monday, August 29, 2016

11:56 pm A Stone Crossing resident reported hearing noises on her deck. Two officers checked around the house and advised that everything appeared okay.

7:52 pm A resident of South Mill Street reported witnessing a vehicle hit her mailbox then drive away. Officer Matthew Santoro responded to write a report.

7:08 pm A caller from Proctor Street reported that his neighbor's dog attacked his two kids while it was walking by earlier.

6:54 pm An A Street resident reported seeing crowbar marks on the house windows and car. Officer Matthew Santoro responded to write a report.

12:07 pm Two officers responded to Thayer Heights Road for a report of a hit and run.


Sunday, August 28, 2016

6:12 pm A caller reported that people were hanging signs at the bridge over Route 495 on Fruit Street. Officer Matthew Santoro responded and advised them they could not hang signs there.


Saturday, August 27, 2016

7:43 pm A caller reported that someone in a white SUV drove by on Hayden Rowe Street, yelled out the window at her daughter, then threw a water bottle at her. Officer Linda Higgins responded to speak with her.

4:43 pm Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas arrested a 34 year-old male from Hopkinton, on Wood Street, for a Warrant.


Friday, August 26, 2016

10:29 pm A 911 caller from Woodview Way reported that her neighbor had been banging on their door and was yelling threats regarding a prior complaint. Two officers responded and advised them to stay away from each other.

6:08 pm A resident of Church Street reported that their home had been shaking all day due to nearby construction. Officer Matthew Santoro responded and advised that they shut down for the day.

6:00 pm A female caller reported a motor vehicle rollover accident with entrapment on Route 495. Officer Matthew Santoro responded to assist and stated that the individual was transported to the hospital.

4:58 pm Officer Matthew Santoro spoke with a resident of Woodview Way who reported that her neighbor had been taking photos of her.

2:42 pm A caller on Avenue E reported a stolen bag of tools.

11:57 am A caller from South Street reported an on-going problem with larceny.

10:18 am Officer Stephen Buckley responded to Snowy Owl Road to write a report of a stolen gift card.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

6:48 pm A walk-in from Downey Place reported finding a purse under the shed in her yard.

5:37 pm A 911 caller from Downey Street reported that her boyfriend set a mattress on fire.

4:53 pm A female reported losing her change purse at Lake Whitehall.

1:34 pm A employee of a West Main Street business requested a male be escorted out of the building per the store manager. The individual was gone upon the officers arrival.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

8:21 pm A walk-in reported seeing a male on the Loop Road with spray paint and having a fire. Two officers spoke with a person there who stated that they were just rehearsing.

10:56 am A resident of Duffield Road reported seeing someone walk around their property on her remote home security system. Officer John Corridan responded and spoke with an electrical company employee.

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It Takes an Eagle

August 30, 2016 - Along with the purchase of the Town-owned Fruit Street property a decade or so ago, likely unknown at the time, was, according to H.A.L.T. (Hopkinton Area Land Trust) president David Goldman, a cache of between 300-600 used and discarded tires, a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes because of the stationary water they collect. The location of the 2-3 piles is in the Conservation Restriction given to HALT, a non-profit land conservation organization.

       It takes money to dispose of this dangerous eyesore, but the very nature of the danger qualifies it for some outside help. The Central Massachusetts Mosquito Project will remove and dispose of all of the tires at no cost to the Town of Hopkinton, but there's a catch. They will remove them from a staging area, but the tires need to get there first. Alas, the Eagle.

       As part of his Eagle Scout application, Boy Scout Andy Palleiko has taken on the marking and clearing of the trail that winds through the town's Fruit Street property, and in particular the tire dumps. He will solicit the help of his fellow Troop 4 members, as well as some of Troop 1, Mr. Goldman said following a hike through the property for the benefit of HALT, the CMMCP, and the press.

        Mr. Goldman said that this is the 17th or 18th project in which the scouts have chosen to work with HALT on a project, and notably this one that he says will not cost a penny, especially if someone donates the cost of a dumpster. Contributed photo.

Marathon Quilters 20th Anniversary

 

August 30, 2016 - The Marathon Quilters Guild of Hopkinton is thrilled to celebrate its 20th Anniversary with a Quilt Show on September 17 & 18 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at The Hopkinton Center for the Arts, 98 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA. The Show will feature many beautiful and unique quilts made by guild members as well as the recently completed 300th Anniversary quilt for the Town of Hopkinton and the quilt completed for the Hopkinton Library which helped raise funds for the new library.

 

There will also be member-made quilts for sale, a raffle quilt (with tickets available for purchase at the show or ahead of time), raffle baskets, a boutique with handmade quilted items and other new and slightly used needle crafted items, and vendors. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors (65 and up), children under 12 are free.

 

 Watch their video, below, for more about their talented members.

 

Twenty years ago in Hopkinton, Cindy Rymer and Joanne Brine gathered together people interested in quilting and formed the Marathon Quilters Guild. Many of the charter members are still active in the guild. Community service and education are the guild’s two main goals. The guild has learned new quilting techniques from national and local teachers as well as fellow members, who share ideas, and inspire and encourage each other. They are a small, welcoming guild with about 30 members who have become friends over a shared interest in quilting and other forms of textile art.

 

Every year, the guild chooses a community quilting project, such as making quilts for The Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center, the Hopkinton Senior Center, Serenity House in Hopkinton, The Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham, Milford Hospital, and Rosie’s Place, adorning the Hopkinton Center for the Art’s silo with quilts in 2013, and making placemats for Meals on Wheels. Some of the guild members are also involved with the Vintage Quilters at the Hopkinton Senior Center.

 

The guild always welcomes visitors and new members, no matter what level of quilting experience. Many have joined with no experience and quickly became hooked! Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month September through June at 6:30 p.m. at Faith Community Church, 146 East Main Street, Hopkinton, MA. Please visit their website www.MarathonQuilters.com/ for more information and check them out on Facebook at Marathon Quilters Guild.

 

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Official Drought Warning

 

August 30, 2016 - The Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary has issued a drought warning for our area, which means severe drought conditions persist. Based on this declaration, Mass DEP and the Hopkinton Emergency Management Team recommend restrictions on outdoor use. Effective immediately, we have revised the water use restriction to prohibit All Outdoor Use except watering of flowers, gardens and shrubs by handheld means or by drip irrigation before 9AM and after 5PM and that which is necessary for the following; For Health or safety reasons; the production of food and fiber; the maintenance of livestock; or to meet core functions of a business.

 

We continue to receive very little rain to help recharge our aquifers and long term forecasts call for above average temperatures and below normal precipitation through December. It is imperative that everyone comply with these restrictions. This is necessary to ensure a safe and adequate supply for our daily essential needs and for firefighting capabilities. These restrictions only pertain to users of the municipal water system. However, we encourage those with private wells to use water just as judiciously, to avoid your well going dry. We need everyone’s strict adherence and cooperation in this important matter to sustain the town water supply through these persistent drought conditions. Please note that if conditions continue to worsen, an all outdoor ban may be enacted.

 

Updates will be provided as necessary, through the town’s web website, www.hopkintonma.gov\water , local newspapers, and the CodeRed phone call system. For instantaneous updates please go to www.hopkintonma.gov/home/about/follow  and select water and sewer notices and follow us on our Twitter feed @hopkintonwater . We thank you for your cooperation with this important matter Information will also be posted on the water use restriction signs located throughout town.

 

Location of Water Use Restriction Signs 1. Main St. @ lights 2. West Main @ Wood St. West Bound 3. Wood St. @ Westboro Line East Bound 4. Pond & Spring Intersection 5. South & West Main Intersection West Bound 6. West Main @ Pleasant East Bound 7. West Main @ School West Bound 8. Ash @ Park South Bound 9. Hayden Rowe @ Tennis Courts South Bound 10. Hayden Rowe @ Chestnut North Bound 11. East Main St. @ TJ’S West Bound.


Thank you.

Eric Carty Water and Sewer Manager

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton & Surrounding Towns

New Transactions from August 22, 2016 - August 29, 2016
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
Address
Buyer
Price
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
63 Pinecrest Village Maryam Abdullah $219,000 Aug. 29, 2016 Kathleen E. Moffie
26 Wood Street Justin Aghjayan, Rachel Aghjayan $620,000 Aug. 26, 2016 John A. Sables, Joanne M. Sables
43 Pinecrest Village Meredith L. Soper, Craig Schlitter $240,000 Aug. 26, 2016 Sarah E. Loranger
70 Frankland Road Akash Bogish, Sindhu Madhukar $625,000 Aug. 26, 2016 Daniel Aho, Frankland Nominee Trust
10 Mayhew Street Yun P. Liang, Chin Y. Pan, King I. Pan $377,000 Aug. 26, 2016 Fannie Mae, Federal National Mortgage Assoc.
8 Teaberry Lane unit 200 Xiangye Li, David Canavan $655,985 Aug. 25, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
5 Wayside Drive unit 241 Tuhin Sinha, Meghna Roy $532,625 Aug. 25, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
78 Grove Street Patricia M. Oriordan, Kathleen Donovan $250,000 Aug. 24, 2016 Donovan Family Irrevocable Trust, Patricia M. Oriordan
3 Canterbury Lane Xiyong Fu, Hanyan Chu $1,000,000 Aug. 22, 2016 Keith Kerzel, Linda A. Kerzel
Ashland
15 Hunting Hill Lane Andrew E. Jordan, Nicoleta A. Jordan $515,000 Aug. 29, 2016 Stephen R. White, Patricia A. White
293 America Boulevard unit D Manveen Randhawa, Deepinder Randhawa,
Maninder Randhawa
$371,000 Aug. 29, 2016 Arkadiusz Sitek, Sylwia Z. Legowik
27 Rossi Lane Gary W. Alsing, Flerida Rivera-Alsing $595,000 Aug. 26, 2016 Victor Z. Sun, Eileen L. Liao
5 Royal Colony Circle Mukesh Chugh, Pritti Chugh $735,000 Aug. 26, 2016 Signature II Investments LLC
323 Trailside Way Virginia S. White $238,000 Aug. 26, 2016 Kevin Donoghue, Jessica Donoghue
160 Captain Eames Circle unit A Vishal Sawant, Priyanka Tiwari $320,000 Aug. 26, 2016 Virginia S. White
30 Frankland Road Julie A. Mitchell, Daniel E. Mitchell Jr., Daniel Mitchell $330,000 Aug. 25, 2016 Cheryl Jones, Todd Jones
43 Blue Jay Lane Sreeraj G. Nair, Preethi Sreeraj $700,000 Aug. 24, 2016 Matthew Stein, Melissa Stein
Southborough
37 Lynbrook Road Vineet A. Nargolwala $1,300,000 Aug. 29, 2016 Leslie S. Carey, Brendon Properties Four Realty Trust
128 Woodland Road Thomas H. Houde, Christine G. Houde,
20 Eastleigh Lane Realty Trust of 1996
$370,000 Aug. 29, 2016 Richard G. Mullen Jr., Kaitlyn M. Mullen
212 Southville Road Anthony Maffei $263,000 Aug. 26, 2016 Andrea Gamache
11 Sarsen Stone Way Kejie Zhao, Haiying Shen $674,900 Aug. 25, 2016 Suzanne J. Eagle, David J. Eagle
4 Vale Terrace Stephen F. Holland, Rachel S. Goldweitz $316,000 Aug. 24, 2016 Frank W. Small, Claire F. Small
12 Wolfpen Lane Adrian Dlima, Anna Dlima $975,000 Aug. 23, 2016 Kendell A. Chilton, Pamela A. Chilton
16 Heather Lane Rakesh Kumar, Kanchan Kumar $780,000 Aug. 23, 2016 Nicholas Morteo, Julia Morteo
3-11 Turnpike Road VTT 46-56 Cedar Street LLC $925,000 Aug. 23, 2016 Neil Fletcher, William J. Fletcher
Upton
143 South Street John A. Sables, Joanne M. Sables $438,000 Aug. 26, 2016 Michael C. Story, Sylvia L. Story
2 Stagecoach Road Sean D. Rice, Cara L. Rice $441,000 Aug. 26, 2016 Richard F. Lombard Jr., Sherrilynn C. Lombard
4 Thayer Street Owen Tilley, Jessica Tilley $480,000 Aug. 26, 2016 Petrina Triggs
6 Dogwood Drive Christopher P. Kinslow, Ellen M. Kinslow $540,669 Aug. 26, 2016 Crosswinds Properties LLC
2 Picadilly Street William E. Macrae Jr., Elizabeth A. Macrae $390,000 Aug. 26, 2016 Robert Dumas, Alicia Dumas
30 Brooks Street Joseph A. Bauer IV $60,000 Aug. 23, 2016 Tina L. Johnson

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St. Paul’s Holds Sunday School Registration Sept. 11

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be hosting Sunday School registration for new and returning students at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday September 11. This year’s curriculum will be taken from the “Weaving God’s Promise” program, and will be offered to pupils ages 3 to 12 years old. All children are welcome to register for Sunday School, and they and their families are also invited to attend the Holy Eucharistic service at 10:00 a.m., and the pot-luck lunch that will follow the service. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 61 Wood Street/Rte. 135, Hopkinton.

The mission of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is to minister unconditionally to all in the name of Christ through shared worship, teaching, healing, and service. St. Paul’s is LGBTQ friendly. For more information call the church office at 508-435-4536 or visit www.stpaulhopkinton.org

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August 29, 2016 - Political newcomer, Hopkinton Planning Board member Cliff Kistner, listens intently as Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker offers some long-term advice for moving up the political ladder. Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Karen Polito were the headliners at a summer picnic at SAC Park in Shrewsbury, where Mr. Kistner and three other members of the Hopkinton Republican Town Committee attended as guests. Photo by Ken Weismantel.

Victims Identified in Ashby Murder-Suicide

 

ASHBY – Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan and Ashby Chief of Police Fred Alden have confirmed that at approximately 1:37 p.m. Friday, August 26, Ashby Police officers responded to a report of a death on Watatic Mountain Road in Ashby. Upon arrival they observed an adult male and female to be deceased.

The individuals have been identified as Rebecca Griffin, 51, of Fitchburg, and John Griffin, 55, the resident of the home on Watatic Mountain Road. The two deceased were previously married but divorced in approximately 1990. Rebecca Griffin would come by her ex husband’s home to help him with errands.

On Friday, the two deceased were discovered on the front lawn of John Griffin’s home. According to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner both individuals died from multiple sharp-force wounds indicative of the use of a knife. The investigation revealed that John Griffin inflicted sharp-force injuries to Rebecca Griffin outside of the home. Afterwards John Griffin then died from self-inflicted sharp-force wounds.

“This is a senseless and tragic crime,” stated District Attorney Ryan. “Rebecca Griffin would come to her ex husband’s home to assist him with day-to-day errands such as grocery shopping and bringing him to doctor’s appointments and sadly, she lost her life in the interest of helping him.”

“Ashby is a small, quiet town where incidents like these are not common,” Ashby Police Chief Alden said. “This was an isolated situation and at no time was the public ever in danger. Thank you to our residents for their patience and understanding during our investigation.”
Next of kin have been notified and this is an open and active investigation being conducted by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office and the Ashby Police Department.

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Six Month-Old Seriously Injured in Pike Rollover This Afternoon

NATICK August 28, 2016 - Today at about 12:53 p.m., State Police from the Weston Barracks responded to a single vehicle roll over crash on Route 90 East by the 116 mile marker near exit 13 in Natick. Preliminary information collected in the investigation by Trooper Michael Lynch indicates that a 2009 Range Rover was travelling eastbound in the right travel lane, when for reasons still under investigation; the vehicle lost control and rolled over into a gulley adjacent to the roadway.

The vehicle contained 5 occupants; two adults and three children. Two female children an 11 year-old and a 6 month-old suffered serious injury as a result of the crash and were transported to Tufts Medical Center via Life Flight. The two adults and the third child were not injured.

The facts and circumstances of the crash remain under investigation by troopers from the Weston Barracks. Framingham Fire and EMS, as well two Life Flight helicopters assisted on scene.

During the initial crash response, all lanes of I-90 and the ramps to exit 13 were closed at approximately 1:25p.m.in both directions to accommodate the landing of two medical helicopters. At approximately 1:46p.m., the eastbound side and the westbound side as well as the exit 13 ramps were reopened to traffic.

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Free Dog Photo at UniBank, 87 West Main Street, Hopkinton
Saturday, August 27, 2016, 9:00 am - Noon



August 26, 2016 - Above, the girls from left are Anna and Molly Dulac, both 3 1/2, who watch as Mom, Meghan, restrains Hunter the dog while photographer Phil Smith gets him to smile this afternoon at UniBank. UniBank will match donations made at the bank to Baypath Humane Society up to a total of $500.
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Statement from Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Ashby Chief of Police Fred Alden
Regarding Murder-Suicide


ASHBY – August 26, 2016 - Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan and Ashby Chief of Police Fred Alden have confirmed that at approximately 1:37 p.m. today Ashby Police officers responded to a report of a death on Watatic Mountain Road in Ashby. Upon arrival they observed an adult male resident of that address, and adult female who was known to him, to be deceased. While this is an ongoing investigation, at this time this incident is believed to be an apparent murder-suicide. This is an open and active investigation being conducted by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and the Ashby Police Department, and no additional information will be released at this time pending notification of next of kin. This is an isolated incident and there is no threat to public safety.



Representative Dykema’s Annual Senior Picnic

WHAT: A celebration of the senior citizens of the 8th Middlesex District with a barbecue lunch, DJ, fun and games, and more! Free and open to all seniors in the district; RSVP to your local senior center.

WHO: Representative Dykema, Elder Affairs Secretary Alice Bonner, Congresswoman Katherine Clark, other local elected officials, and 100+ senior citizens of Hopkinton, Holliston, Southborough and Westborough.

WHY: Come enjoy an afternoon of fun, food, and great company, learn about important issues to seniors in our district, and get a chance to chat with your State Representative.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 31st from 12-2 p.m.

WHERE:10. There is an access path from the Y parking lot to the Camp Carol Pavilion which is under the trees behind the Recreational Lodge.

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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.

36 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

3 Incidents of Fraud.

1 Incident of Lost Property.

3 Incidents of Found Property.

2 Incidents of Suspicious Activity.

 

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

8:27 pm A pedestrian, who was jogging on Hayden Rowe Street, reported that while two vehicles were exiting the high school parking lot one them threw a water bottle at him. Two officers checked the area but could not locate the vehicles.

1:15 am Officer John Moran checked a suspicious motor vehicle on Legacy Farms South and subsequently a 21 year-old male from Framingham was arrested and charged with Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Marked Lanes Violation and Auxiliary/Fog Lights Used Improperly. A 19 year-old male from Hopkinton was also arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest and Obstruction of Justice.


Monday, August 22, 2016

10:37 am Multiple 911 callers reported a motor vehicle accident with personal injury on West Main Street. Two officers responded to assist and subsequently arrested a 40 year-old male from Woonsocket, RI for a Warrant.

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“DOG DAYS OF SUMMER” At Unibank Hopkinton Branch
Friday and Saturday

 

    UniBank is pleased to announce that the bank will be hosting a “Dog Days of Summer” event at its Hopkinton branch located at 87 West Main Street. This exciting event spans two-days and supports the Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton.

 

Dog owners are invited to bring their dog(s) to UniBank on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 9 a.m. to Noon. Phil Smith of Phil Smith Photography will provide one complimentary 5”x7” print photo per family and one low-resolution watermarked digital image per family. Participants will have the option to purchase additional photos.

 

Donations made in support of the Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton will be accepted. UniBank will match total donations up to $500. All donations made at the Hopkinton branch during the above noted days and hours will be counted towards UniBank's matching donation.    

 

Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton is dedicated to providing shelter, care, humane treatment and loving homes for stray or unwanted companion animals. Its website is www.baypathhumane.org/ .

 

All dogs must be housebroken and on a non-retractable leash. Treats will be provided to all dogs that visit.

 

UniBank is rooted in the Blackstone Valley with assets of $1.5 billion as of June 30, 2016. A full-service, mutually owned community bank, UniBank has branches in Central Massachusetts and the MetroWest region of Massachusetts. UniBank’s newest full-service branch opened in Sutton on April 25, 2016. UniBank has been one of Massachusetts’ fastest growing banks for the last five years and is dedicated to contributing to the overall quality of life and economic health of the communities it serves, while maintaining a high level of financial soundness and integrity. UniBank is a member of the FDIC and DIF.  The company website is www.unibank.com/ .

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Patricia Brosnihan Dance Open House Today

Patricia Brosnihan Dance Center will hold an Open House & Fall Registration today August 25th from 3pm-7pm at the Hopkinton studio located at 77 West Main St. Additional Open House & Fall Registrations will be held next Wednesday August 31st and Thursday September 1st 3pm-7pm.

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Ultra-Light Down
Hopkinton Resident Crash-Lands Ultra-Light Helicopter in Ashland Reservoir and survives


August 24, 2016 - Hopkinton resident David Diana lost power to his ultra-light helicopter and had less than 2 seconds to "auto-rotate" to affect a "hard" landing on the water. Above, a dive team is over the submerged wreck, with a team member on the bow holding a return line, which is attached at the other end to the diver who has already entered the water. Below, click on the photo to watch the survivor give a play by play.

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Scene on Greenwood Road Today
Fox or Coyote?



August 24, 2016 - We can't figure it out. How about you?
UPDATE: The consensus of readers believe the above is a young coyote, and we agree.
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Plane Makes Emergency Landing

in Quabbin Reservoir

 

 

At 2:52 p.m., troopers assigned to the State Police Barracks in Belchertown and the Air Wing, along with FAA and Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) personnel, responded to calls of a plane landing inside the Quabbin Reservoir. The pilot contacted State Police communicating that he had landed his plane on a sandbar due to mechanical issues and was not injured.

 

Troopers responding confirmed that the pilot, a 42-year old Newport, Rhode Island man, was uninjured and that the plane was intact. The plane, a Seawind with tail number N89XL, is a 2015 fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft. The location the plane departed from and its destination are unknown at this time. There are no reports of any environmental concerns to the Quabbin Reservoir. The investigation is ongoing and plans for removal of the plane from the sandbar are still underway.

 

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Narcotics Bust in Leomninster

August 23, 2016 - Last night, at 9:00 p.m., Trooper Justin Burd, assigned to the State Police C Troop Community Action Team (CAT) stopped a 2016 Hyundai Accent on Central Street in Leominster for motor vehicle violations. The operator, Geralinne Collazo, a 26-year old woman from Lawrence, had in her possession over $1000 dollars, 423-pills of Percocet (a class B narcotic). She was arrested and transported to the State Police Barracks in Leominster where she was held on $7,500 bail.

 

Ms. Collazo’s charges include:
1: Trafficking in Class B Narcotic
2: Marked Lanes

Ms. Collazo was scheduled to be arraigned today in Leominster District Court.

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