July 15, 2014 — Work continues
on the expansion of the Hopkinton Center for the
Arts as the rusting, iconic silo of the former Terry
Farm stands sentinel over people working inside the
new foundation. The silo awaits a rescue and move to
another location, and absent that scenario, it will
be demolished once the delay imposed by the
Historical Commission expires.
See a 1990 photo of the silo from its previous
location on the other side of the barn by
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Dave McGillivray Presented
National Professional of the Year Safety and
Security Award Race director of the
B.A.A. Boston Marathon receives award in
(July 15, 2014) – The National Center for Spectator
Sports Safety and Security has presented its
Professional of the Year Award for national marathon
endurance events to Dave McGillivray, the race
director of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon and the
upcoming TD Beach to Beacon 10K and New Balance
Falmouth Road Race.
McGillivray accepted the award recently at the
organization’s annual security conference in
Indianapolis. Established in 2006, The National
Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security
(NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi is
a world leader in addressing potential threats and
risks to the safety and security of sporting events.
“The reason for the Professional of the Year Award
is to allow professional leagues, NCAA member
institutions and marathon and endurance
organizations to honor outstanding individuals in
the field of sports safety and security for their
contributions and leadership,” said NCS4 Director
Dr. Lou Marciani. “These contributions involve
enhancing safety and security at their venue beyond
what is normally required, and setting an example
for others to follow.” For more information, visit
the organization’s news page.
McGillivray is the founder and president of DMSE
Sports, a leading sports event management firm
specializing in creating, marketing and producing
mass participatory athletic events throughout the
U.S. and abroad. In addition to the B.A.A. Boston
Marathon, DMSE manages more than 25 major road races
per year, including such iconic events as the TD
Beach to Beacon in Maine, the New Balance Falmouth
Road Race on Cape Cod, Run for the Dream in
Williamsburg, Va., the Bellin Run in Green Bay,
Wis., the Feaster Five Thanksgiving Day Road Race
and the Across the Bay 10K in Annapolis, Md.
McGillivray, a Medford, Mass., native who now lives
in North Andover, Mass., also is a pioneer in what
is now one of the most important aspects of the
endurance sports industry – combining athletics with
philanthropy. Nearly every DMSE Sports event
combines fitness and fundraising, giving back to the
Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,
Children’s Hospital, Ironstone Farm, the Martin
Richard Charitable Foundation, the Lazarus House and
many others charities and non-profit organizations
in New England and across the country. He along with
all the events he has directed have helped raised
more than $100 million for charity over 30+ years.
For more info, visit
Household Hazardous Waste
Saturday, July 19th
8:00 am until 1:00 pm
DPW Garage, 83
REMINDER - The Hopkinton
DPW will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste
Collection this Saturday, July 19th, from 8:00 am
until 1:00 pm, or until the funds are exhausted, at
the DPW Garage at 83 Wood Street.
Please visit the DPW's
website for details or follow this link:
at 3:18 p.m. troopers from the State Police Barracks in
Leominster responded to reports of a single car rollover
crash on I 495 northbound, 1 mile prior to Exit
25A/Route I 290 in Marlboro. Members of the Marlboro
Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services also
responded to the scene.
The vehicle, a Ford pickup truck, was occupied by one
male operator. The operator was determined deceased on
the scene. The two left lanes of I 495 northbound
became closed to traffic as a result of this crash. The
traffic back up was estimated at be 3 or 4 miles.
The circumstances surrounding the cause of this crash
remain under investigation. The
investigation is being conducted by troopers from the
Leominster Barracks with assistance from troopers
assigned to the State Police Collision Analysis and
Reconstruction Team (C.A.R.S.) and the State Police
Crime Scene Services Section (C.S.S.S.). Members of the
Massachusetts Department of Transportation responded to
the scene to assist with redirecting traffic around the
The identification of the deceased operator is being
withheld pending the notification to next of kin.
No other vehicles were involved in this crash. ~ MSP
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Incident Log - Updated July 14, 2014
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Sunday, July 13, 2014
8:53 pm A
911 caller reported that her 31 year-old daughter
was intoxicated and on medication when she jumped
out of a vehicle and ran into the woods on
West Main Street. Two officers responded and advised
that the Upton Police Department located the
8:43 pm A
911 caller from Hayden Rowe Street reported that
several teens may have tried to break into the dog
house and were harassing an employee. Officer Aaron
O'Neil responded and spoke with the reporting party.
8:14 pm A
Pinecrest Village resident reported that she was
just almost run over by her neighbor. Officer
Matthew McNeil responded and spoke with both
7:52 pm A
911 caller reported a motor vehicle accident without
personal injury on Main Street. Two officers
responded and wrote a report.
7:49 pm A
resident called 911 and reported that wires on North
Mill Street were on fire which caused a tree to
catch fire. Two officers responded and assisted the
7:20 pm A
concerned caller reported that a woman passed out on
the town common with a very young infant with her.
Two officers responded to take a report and notify
4:32 pm A
motorist reported that some luggage had fallen off
of a motor vehicle and was now in the middle of the
roadway on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil
responded but did not find any luggage.
4:31 pm Officer
Gregg DeBoer assisted a disabled motor vehicle on
2:57 pm The
Holliston Police Department reported a motor vehicle
accident without personal injury on College Street.
Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and advised that
the accident was just over the town line in
2:37 pm A
motorist reported that a couple of small pieces of
furniture were in the roadway on North Mill Street.
Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and removed them.
2:20 pm A
caller reported that motor vehicles were parked in a
handicapped spot and were blocking a fire hydrant on
Ash Street. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and
advised that the vehicles were gone upon his
2:03 pm A
caller reported a dead deer with three small deer
standing beside it on the side of the road on Hayden
Rowe Street. Officer Patrick O'Brien checked the
area and stated only seeing one deer in the field.
12:32 pm A
landscaper on Cedar Street reported finding an
unsecured door. Officer Thomas Griffin stated
finding a foyer door unlocked but all interior doors
11:04 am An
employee of a West Main Street business reported
finding two people in a motor vehicle who appeared
to be passed out. Officer Thomas Griffin responded
and advised that the vehicle was gone upon his
10:01 am Officer
Thomas Griffin responded to assist a disabled motor
vehicle on West Main Street but it was gone before
12:40 am Officer
Philip Powers checked and spoke with the operator of
a motor vehicle on Fruit Street.
12:32 am A
motorist reported that a vehicle behind him was all
over the roadway on West Main Street. Officer John
Moran located the vehicle and advised that it hit a
curb but was in Upton. The Upton Police Department
stated that it was ok to stop the vehicle and
Saturday, July 12, 2014
8:31 pm An
Edge Hill Road resident reported receiving harassing
7:40 pm A
caller reported that a vehicle was parked in the
roadway on Downey Street causing a road hazard.
Officer William Burchard located the owner and had
7:09 pm A
caller reported that a motor vehicle struck his
vehicle on Downey Street and then left the scene
heading towards West Main Street. Officer William
Burchard responded and located the vehicle parked in
the driveway of the owner's residence. The operator
returned to the scene and was issued a criminal
application for leaving the scene of property damage
in a motor vehicle accident.
1:33 pm There
was a report of tree brush in the roadway on Wood
Street. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and stated
that there was no hazard.
12:56 pm A
caller reported that a tree was down in the roadway
on Spring Street. Officer Thomas Griffin checked the
area and notified the DPW to remove it.
11:38 am The
State Police requested EMS for a motor vehicle
accident with personal injuries on the Mass Pike.
10:32 am A
resident reported that cars were parking on the
roadway in front of EMC Park. Officer Stephen
Buckley responded and issued five parking citations.
8:15 am A
911 caller from Avenue D reported that a liquid
nitrogen tank was leaking. Officer Thomas Griffin
responded to assist the Fire Department.
7:57 am A
caller reported that a tree company was operating in
violation of the town by-law. Officer Stephen
Buckley responded and notified the crew about the
hours allowed for operation.
6:38 am A
Hayden Rowe Street resident reported that baseball
practice was starting this early. Officer Jacob
Campbell checked and spoke with them.
Friday, July 11, 2014
11:06 pm A
resident of Granite Street reported that her dog was
barking at something and wanted her house checked.
Officer Jacob Campbell checked the property and
advised that he did not find anything suspicious.
10:33 pm A
911 caller from Turnbridge Lane reported a domestic
disturbance nearby. Three officers responded and
wrote a report.
9:49 pm A
motorist called 911 and reported an erratic operator
on Fruit Street. Officer William Burchard checked
the area with a negative find on the vehicle.
9:14 pm A
Front Street resident complained about fireworks
going off nearby. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the
area but did not hear any fireworks.
9:05 pm A
resident of Westcott Drive reported that a
suspicious male knocked on her door. Officer William
Burchard responded but could not find the suspicious
8:12 pm A
Westcott Drive resident reported possible
unregistered solicitors in the area. Officer William
Burchard spoke with them and advised that they were
soliciting for a non-profit company and were ok.
5:36 pm Officer
Matthew McNeil responded to a motor vehicle accident
without personal injury on Wilson Street.
2:39 pm Officer
Stephen Buckley assisted a disabled motor vehicle on
West Main Street.
2:38 pm Officer
Thomas Griffin assisted a disabled motor vehicle on
9:04 am Officer
Stephen Buckley assisted with passenger safety on
Food Foraging with Russ Cohen
July 31, 6PM at Stefans Farm on Mechanic Street in
The Upton Open Space Committee
and The Friends of Upton State Forest are
co-sponsoring Russ Cohen for his return visit to
Russ Cohen, author of the foraging guide Plants I
Have Known…and Eaten is a professional
environmentalist and wild foods enthusiast who is
passionate about sharing his interest in wild foods.
For over 40 years he has been leading walks to
introduce participants to edibles in the outdoor
Russ received his bachelor's degree in land use
planning from Vassar College in 1978, and received a
masters in Natural Resources and a law degree from
Ohio State University in 1982. He has been employed
by the Riverways Program (now part of the Division
of Ecological Restoration) of the Mass. Department
of Fish and Game since 1988, and has served as its
Rivers Advocate since 1992.
Russ grew up in Weston where he spent much of his
free time in the woods, cultivating a strong
spiritual connection to nature. His first formal
exposure to edible wild plants occurred in an
“edible Botany" mini-course offered by his high
school biology department. He learned about two
dozen edible species that grew around the high
school grounds, and the class had a big "feed" at
the end of the course. Russ got turned on to the
subject, went to the local library and took out
every book he could find on the topic, taught
himself over fifty more species, and, in his senior
year of high school (1974), he taught the Edible
Botany class he had taken as a sophomore.
Russ has led walks for over two dozen different
organizations, including the Massachusetts Audubon
Society, the New England Wild Flower Society, The
Trustees of Reservations and the Ecological
Landscaping Association. These foraging programs
were held at various outdoor locations throughout
New England, ranging from two-hour evening walks in
the city and suburbs to lengthier explorations in
the mountains and along the seacoast. During the
"off-season", Russ writes articles on foraging and
gives slide presentations featuring many of his
favorite edible wild plants and mushrooms found in
New England. Russ’ foraging book, Wild Plants I Have
Known…and Eaten, came out in June of 2004, and is
now in its fifth printing. More information can be
The program takes place on Thursday, July 31st at
Stefans Farm on Mechanic Street in Upton Meet at the
Upton Community Garden parking lot (near the power
lines). Sign in at 5:45PM, walk begins at 6PM. There
is some rough footing, so participants should wear
appropriate shoes and consider clothing to protect
against ticks. Bug repellant is recommended. The
program is free of charge. For more info contact
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Thursday, July 17, 2014
Come join us this Thursday July 17th
for our FINAL Movie on the Common night of the season.
We are finishing up our season with the biggest animated
film of the last year: FROZEN! Get out those blankets,
sweatshirts, and coolers and come out to enjoy a night
on the common. FREE POPCORN for all guests!
Movie starts at sundown (around 8:30). ~ Kevin
Hanley, Parks and Rec Director
- uly 14, 2014 — Massachusetts State Police, with
the assistance of officers from other
agencies, today arrested a Stoneham man who is
suspected of making threats related to court
proceedings in Malden District Court. The suspect,
MARK MULDOWNEY, 50, was pulled over after he left a
court appearance on an unrelated case in the Malden
courthouse this morning.
Police began an investigation last week after an
MBTA passenger observed a drawing with writing on it
left behind in a train car. The drawing and
writing indicated the threat of a crime occurring at
Malden District Court. The material also
indicated today’s date — July 14 — but did not have
a name associated with it.
The State Police sent numerous troopers, both
uniformed and in plainclothes, to the courthouse
this morning for added security. They were
joined in the security effort by Malden Police
officers, members of the Middlesex Sheriff’s
Department, and other local officers. At one point
in the morning, based on intelligence developed with
the assistance of Wakefield Police, the attention of
troopers and officers was drawn to MULDOWNEY, who
had a court appearance on an unrelated case.
After MULDOWNEY’s case was called and his hearing
ended, he left the courtroom. Troopers
attempted to speak to him outside the courthouse but
he proceed directly to his car, a 2000 Honda Civic,
and drove off. Trooper Danab Shea of the Troop A
Community Action Team , who by that time had learned
that the registration on the Civic previously had
been revoked, stopped the car on Summer Street in
Malden. In the car, Trooper Shea observed a drawing
with text similar to that which previously had been
observed on the train by the passenger. The exact
content of the drawings and writing is not being
released at this time as the investigation is
MULDOWNEY was brought to the Medford Barracks, where
he was booked for threatening to commit a crime.
Additional charges are being determined. The
investigation by State Police and the Middlesex
District Attorney’s Office is ongoing. No further
information is being released at this time.
MSP Press Release
Free For All
July 14, 2014 — The jam-packed Hopkinton Common
was alive with the sound of Swing on Sunday as young and
old enjoyed the sounds of the Roy Scott Big Band.
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July 13, 2014 — This 7:50 pm accident at the
intersection of Main and Pleasant Streets resulted in no
injuries, but the need for a wrecker or two.
July 13, 2014 — Weston Nurseries workers were busy as
bees on Sunday as the nursery held a blueberry
festival. Above, a member of the Medina family, with
several members off-camera, samples some honey from
Jacqueline Beaupre of the Best Bees Company, LLC, who
set up outside of the Garden Center.
July 13, 2014 —Nana, Pat Pavlov, lends 13 month-old Evie
some helping hands at the Hopkinton Farmer's Market
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July 13, 2014 — Baked goods were
worth waiting for at the Hopkinton Farmer's Market
today, judging from the dozen or more people
standing in line in front of this vendor's tent.
July 13, 2014 — The Main (lower)
Beach of Hopkinton State Park has been closed all
weekend due to a high bacteria count resulting from
goose droppings, according to an Environmental
Police Officer; but that didn't keep people from
using the upper beach and the reservoir itself. It
was a sailor's paradise today as gusts of wind
powered sail craft from one end to the other.
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July 12, 2014 — An Environmental Police Officer orders
fishermen out of the water at the Hopkinton Reservoir
and tells them if he has to pay for a license, so do
they. He also warned them of the consequences of fishing
without a license; a $50 fine and possible arrest.
By the Light...
July 12, 2014 — This pleasure boat docked in Lake
Maspenock takes a ride at dusk under the light of the
silvery Moon yesterday.
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July 11, 2014 — This dragonfly
grabs a small, dead branch of a blueberry bush on
the shore of Lake Whitehall to rest from its usual
non-stop eating and mating. The creature has two
eyes with 30,000 lenses each. It left its perch and
circled the photographer, and then returned to his
branch to continue chewing its last catch and pose
for the photo.
Incident Log - Updated July 11, 2014
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Thursday, July 10, 2014
9:57 pm A
caller reported a suspicious motor vehicle
parked on West Main Street with a person
inside who appeared to be sleeping. Officer
Aaron O'Neil spoke with the operator and
sent him on his way.
4:27 pm A
resident of Whitehall Lane reported a
missing Siberian Husky. The Animal Control
Officer was notified.
3:15 pm A
motorist stated that a tractor trailer truck
ran out of gas on West Main Street and had
to drop his payload while he went to the
nearest gas station.
10:57 am A
caller from Ray Street reported a loose dog
in the area that was unknown to local
residents. The Animal Control Officer was
advised and responded.
9:03 am Several
callers reported a motor vehicle accident
with personal injury on West Main Street.
Three officers responded to assist the Fire
Department and write a report. One operator
was transported to the hospital.
12:30 am Officer
John Moran checked a motor vehicle that was
parked by the tennis courts on Hayden Rowe
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
11:54 pm A
Longwood Drive resident reported that at
least two teenagers rang her doorbell then
took off. Officer Linda Higgins responded
and checked the area with a negative find.
8:51 pm Officer
William Burchard spoke with two individuals
on Loop Road and sent them on their way.
7:14 pm A
caller reported seeing the storm door and
front door wide open to an unoccupied house
on Fruit Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil
advised that it was an oversight and he was
able to secure the doors.
4:15 pm The
Fire Department advised that a walk-in
reported a low hanging branch, possibly
touching the main electrical wire, on Price
Street. Officer William Burchard confirmed
that a large dead tree limb was hanging from
the primary wire and notified the electrical
2:22 pm A
resident of Pinecrest Village reported some
type of dispute with a neighbor. There was a
language barrier so it was difficult to
understand what was going on. Officer Gregg
DeBoer spoke with all involved and advised
that Assault and Battery charges were going
to be filed against a suspect. The suspect
was also advised that harassment or witness
intimidation would result in more charges.
8:38 am Officer
Philip Powers assisted a disabled motor
vehicle on Grove Street.
8:06 am A
caller reported that a blue vehicle, with
one occupant in the passenger side, was
parked at the beginning of Erika Drive.
Officer Patrick O'Brien checked the
neighborhood for the vehicle with a negative
12:56 am Officer
Linda Higgins assisted the Holliston Police
Department with a motor vehicle accident
without personal injury on Mill Street.
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12, 2014 • 2:30 - 5:00 pm - $489,000
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Peaceful, Easy Feelin'
July 10, 2014 — Courtney
Boynton, who with her husband and child, is a
veteran of the Marathon bombing lockdown in
Watertown, enjoys some solace basking in the setting
sun as a Hopkinton icon reflects in the image behind
her. They have transplanted to this area, "Where
there are fewer crazy people."
Dancing in the Street
July 10, 2014 — These dancing
flowers on the side of the road on East Street in
Upton were as bright as any traffic light this
afternoon as the powerful July Sun shone its bounty
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Hopkins School Principal
are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Tim
Kearnan as Principal of Hopkins Elementary School.
Mr. Kearnan has already proven himself an excellent
school leader in his role as Assistant Principal at the
school and he is dedicated to continuing the work taking
place to advance the academic, social-emotional and
Mr. Kearnan has enjoyed many
different roles in Hopkinton. He worked for two years as
a Technology Integration Specialist at Elmwood
Elementary School, then transitioned to the classroom
where he taught second grade for nine years.
During that time he also served as president of the
Hopkinton Teachers’ Association. He has served for
the past two years as Assistant Principal in the
Mr. Kearnan earned a B.A. in
Elementary Education from Stonehill College, and a M.Ed.
from Fitchburg State College. He has completed
additional Graduate Administrative coursework at
Worcester State College.
Mr. Kearnan is eager to begin
and will be holding a Public Forum on Monday, July 14th
at 6:00 PM at the Hopkins School cafeteria to give the
community the opportunity to meet with him.
Additional opportunities to meet Mr. Kearnan will be
provided throughout the summer and will be announced
through the school’s listserv. Among his first
tasks will be to conduct a search for an Assistant
We are looking forward to a
seamless leadership transition at the Hopkins Elementary
Foundation, Inc. to hold its 33rd Charity
MASS - The 200 Foundation is thrilled
to announce their 33rd Annual Charity Golf
Tournament will be held Monday, August 11th at Charter
Oak Country Club, Hudson MA.
The event will benefit over 50
different area organizations that assist those most in
Vincent Purpura, Vice
President of the Board of Directors of the 200
Foundation, Inc., expects 200 community business and
professional leaders to attend. “We are very excited to
showcase some new on course surprises for our guests
this year,” said Purpura. “Each golfer allows us
to further our mission of helping those most in need in
Following golf, the program
will feature dinner, an auction followed by Comedian
Tony V., and the raffling off of a new 2014 420
horsepower Mustang GT, in celebration of the
foundation’s 50th Anniversary.
Since 1964, The 200
Foundation, a group of Metro West business and community
leaders has focused on raising money for programs that
assist underprivileged families and individuals.
The Foundation is celebrating
its 50th anniversary year of events and
recently held its 50th Annual dinner with a
record attendance of over 300. The Foundation has also
been named the 2014 Organization of the Year by the
Metro-West Rotary Club.
Tickets to the tournament are
still available by contacting the Foundation at