October 8, 2014 — This is
the open view for those passing by Lake Whitehall on
the southern end. The colors have been pumped up
just a wee bit as a result of HDR imaging..
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Hopkinton drama students plan
non-scary Halloween Fun Fest
Hopkinton High School’s drama students are planning a
special Halloween event for the youngest members of the
The “Halloween Fun Fest” will take
place on Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
the Hopkinton High School atrium and auditorium.The fun will feature games, activities, treats
and entertainment by students dressed in non-scary
costumes. Children 8 and under are invited to dress up
and join the fun. Admission is $7 per child.Proceeds benefit the Hopkinton High School Drama
Ensemble’s performance at the Fringe Festival in
Edinburgh, Scotland next summer.
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One down, two to go for Mastroianni project
October 8, 2014 — Although the town has plowed
Falcon Ridge Road and Snowy Owl Road since their
inception, flaws in the roadway have stopped the
town from accepting them, which prompted a recent
letter to residents of those streets informing them
that the town would no longer be plowing them. The
into the Selectmen's meeting room to take advantage
of the Public Comment agenda item on Tuesday night
to protest the action. Resident Roxanne Donahue was
the neighborhood's spokesperson, who said it was the
developer's responsibility to bring the roadway up
But lo and behold, Hopkinton DPW Director John
Westerling stepped up to the microphone next to
offer that at the eleventh hour, discussions by him
and the developer, who remained unnamed throughout
the discussion, led to a punch list of items that
would be completed in time for the new season, and
plowing would indeed take place.
The Selectmen voted to accept the Host
Community Agreement (HCA) with Paul
Mastroianni (REC Hopkinton, LLC) and Mill Creek
(Hopkinton Mews, LLC) for development of up to 280
housing units and 7 parcels of commercial
development, including two of them as open
space on property bordering Lumber Street.
Part of the agreement calls for two electric
charging stations for vehicles to be built, one for
each component, and a bike rack installed. One
million dollars must be placed into a gift account
for the town upon the sale of the residential
portion of the land to Hopkinton Mews, LLC. That
amount will be reduced if fewer than 280 units are
approved. The town is required to increase its water
withdrawal permit by 65,000 gallons per day, and
supply that to the project. The developer is also
required to pay a $4,000 fee to hook up each
apartment to water.
The project is getting approved in three ways.
First, the HCA,
which has been negotiated for a year or so, and
approved Tuesday evening. It suggests that the
developer construct up to 280, but at least 250,
units of housing, 25% of which will be deemed
affordable by standards that the state uses to
determine eligibility in the Subsidized Housing
Inventory of Mass Housing. The affordable housing
component will bring Hopkinton's affordable housing
stock to over 10%, which is the criteria that the
state determines for 40B purposes. A 40B
development, which the housing component is, allows
a developer to apply for a Comprehensive Permit from
the Board of Appeals and bypass local regulations.
Once over 10% of a town's housing stock is deemed
"affordable" developers can no longer build under
those guidelines, and the process becomes
exclusively governed by locals zoning and building
bylaws. The Comprehensive Permit is
the second approval needed by the
proponents, and that process is under separate
review by the Board of Appeals.
Lastly, the Planning Board
is in the process of conducting a Public Hearing for
a Master Plan for the commercial component of the
project; and they are granted, by the HCA, the right
to require mitigation of traffic impacts by the
commercial component. That hearing has been
continued to October 20, 2014.
So, basically, it is one down and two to go, as far
as approvals are concerned, for this transformative
Two Town Retirees
Acknowledged at Selectmen's Meeting
October 7, 2014 — Above,
Hopkinton Police Sgt. Michael Sutton, far left,
laughs with his fellow officers as Chief of Police
Ed Lee, at podium, explains to Selectmen that no
sooner did he take over as chief that Sgt. Sutton
handed him his retirement papers; but Sgt. Sutton
assured him it was long in the planning.
Chief Lee called Sgt. Sutton,
"One of the best cops I've ever worked with."
The Selectmen bestowed a proclamation upon him for
his 24 years with the Hopkinton Police Department,
as well as a proclamation for Jean Scarlata for 33
years with the Water Department (Photo, below).
Water Department Manager Eric Carty, who worked with
Mrs. Scarlata for 29 of those years, said that she
always went above and beyond to help people.
Addiction: Our Secret Obsession Reprinted with permission
from Pro-Talk and Arthur P. Ciaramicoli
October 7, 2014 — I remember the first evening I met
with 44-year-old Mary in consultation. She entered the
waiting room with hesitation and an obvious degree of
discomfort. A few minutes into the interview she told me
she could not get over her husband leaving her for a
young colleague four years ago.I don’t love him anymore, I just feel so inferior. He is
a CEO of a successful company, graduated from an Ivy
League school, always attracts women. He is charming,
bright and handsome — Mary
As we talked further she told me her husband had
frequent affairs, always increasing her feelings of
inadequacy. She practically raised their three children
alone yet said little about her role as a mother. She
went to college to become a teacher, and emphasized it
was “just a state school.” She has tried to date since
her divorce but insightfully indicated she thought her
lack of confidence drove men away. When I asked what
gave her such feelings, she talked about her short
height, her mediocre education and her meager financial
Ron Nation Offers to Build Roadway at Penny Meadow Lane
Board Considers Mastroianni Plan
Golden Spoon property under contingency agreement
by Robert Falcione
October 7, 2014 — Last
evening, Ron Nation, well-known Hopkinton developer
of fine homes (Valleywood, Ravenwood, Connelly Hills
Estates), presented the Planning Board with an Open
Space Landscape Preservation plan to build four
homes on land he owns that borders Penny Meadow
Lane, a common driveway that the town has plowed for
years. The deteriorating condition of the surface
inspired a letter last year from the DPW informing
abutters that it will no longer offer snow removal
services, inasmuch as it is a private way, the
ownership of which was in question. Mr. Nation said
that as part of his four-lot plan — and it had to be
four lots to make it work, he said — he will remove
the old surface of Penny Meadow Lane, make it 18
feet wide, install a foot of gravel, 3 inches of
asphalt, and bring it up to standards, making it a
road the town can accept.
Hopkinton real estate entrepreneur Paul
Mastroianni (77 West Main Street, Hopkinton Post
Office, etc.) brought his team of professionals to
the Planning Board for a Public Hearing to discuss
his plan to add a third building to the current 77
West Main Street strip mall (Thumbnail), and develop
another six parcels (Two open space) on 96 acres of
land off of Lumber Street. The first new building
would contain a 32,000 square foot mix of retail,
restaurant and office space. Although not all of the
parcels have dedicated uses, Parcel 3 is planned for
up to 280 apartment units, and Parcel 7 is conceived
as a possible air-supported tennis/fitness center.
The amount of bedrooms was a bone of contention for
some members of the board.
"There seems to be a discrepancy," said member
Claire Wright, noting that 20 3-bedroom units are
allowed, but 36 are proposed in the Master Plan
application. That could be a significant amount of
students, she added.
School Committee member Jean Bertschman was in the
visitor's gallery and asked the board if she could
get "potential impacts" to bring back [to the
Superintendent]. The apartment use project proposal
is being heard by the Board of Appeals, because it
is a 40B development, which applies for a
comprehensive permit that skirts local zoning. Those
projects area allowed in towns where less than 10%
of the housing stock is deemed "affordable" by state
"The state doesn't care about the impact of 40Bs,
because the state wants affordable housing," said
Planning Board Chairman Ken Weismantel.
Director of Land Use and Planning Elaine
Lazarus suggested that the parties go through the
traffic design guidelines in a detailed way and
coordinate traffic reviews with the other projects
proposed in that area.
In addition to the Planning Board
conducting the hearings for the Mastroianni
Master Plan, the Board of Appeals is
hearing the Comprehensive Permit,
and the Board of Selectmen has been entertaining a
Host Community Agreement, in which
parties agree to mitigation of traffic and other
community issues in the locale of the project.
Selectmen are expected to be voting on the
HCA at their meeting this evening.
Mr. Matroianni's hearing has been continued until
October 20, which coincidentally is the same evening
the abutting Golden Spoon proposals
will be presented to the Planning Board.
The Golden Spoon property at 85 Main Street is
under a contingency agreement with Thurloe,
Kensington, Development, LLC, who want to construct
two buildings housing a bank, retail space, and a
restaurant, totaling nearly 8,000 square feet of
floor space. A sketch of one of the buildings
submitted with the paperwork for 85 West Main Street
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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and
Kszystyniak, 74, died Friday October 3,
2014. He was the husband of Joan P. (McGrath), to whom
he was married for 47 years. He
from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis in 1962 and
served as a Captain in the Marine Corp during the
Vietnam War. He graduated from American University in
1975 and worked as an FBI agent for his entire career.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son John
W. of Framingham and his daughter Susan M. Collins and
her husband Shawn of Hopkinton. He also leaves his
grandsons Joseph and Raymond and his brother William of
A memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday,
October 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the
Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton. Military
honors will follow.
Donations in John's memory may be made to
Vietnam Veterans of America,
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan
Cronin Funeral Home of Hopkinton.
Incident Log - Updated October 6, 2014
Friday, October 3, 2014
10:37 pm Officer
Arthur Schofield took into protective custody a 51
year-old male on West Main Street.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
10:23 pm A
resident of Chestnut Street inquired if there were
any complaints received about his family arguing
loudly. He stated that they just got new neighbors
who may not be used to his family's loud voices. He
was advised that there were no calls received and
two officers responded to checked in with him.
3:14 pm An
Ash Street resident reported that there were two
domesticated chickens roaming around the area.
12:42 pm Officer
Patrick O'Brien assisted the DPW with setting up a
road detour due to a water main break on Grove
6:27 am Officer
Patrick O'Brien assisted the Fire Department with a
CO investigation on McKay Road.
12:23 am Officer
John Moran issued the operator of a motor vehicle
two civil infractions for defective equipment on
West Main Street.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
6:48 pm Officer
Arthur Schofield checked a motor vehicle on Pond
5:37 pm Officer
Arthur Schofield assisted a disabled motor vehicle
on South Street.
11:40 am A
walk-in spoke with Officer Philip Powers regarding
11:34 am A
female walk-in spoke with Officer Philip Powers
regarding harassment against her daughter.
9:31 am A
Hayden Rowe Street resident reported that her dog
was attacked by three pit-bulls in her yard. She
stated that her dog was not injured, just shook up.
A message was left for the Animal Control Officer.
8:02 am A
caller from Nicholas Road reported that his mailbox
had been smashed. Officer Philip Powers responded
and advised that there was no damage to the mailbox
12:01 am Officer
John Moran checked a vehicle that was parked on West
Elm Street. The operator was sent on their way.
Friday, October 3, 2014
9:56 pm A
911 caller from West Main Street reported that
someone was just in his back yard. Four officers
responded and advised that an individual was located
inside of a vehicle. Subsequently, a 51 year-old
male from Hopkinton was placed into protective
9:53 pm Two
officers checked a motor vehicle on South Street and
found it to be secure.
8:54 pm A
resident of Cedar Street reported an ongoing barking
dog complaint. Officer Matthew McNeil checked the
area and advised that he heard barking dogs in the
distance but believed them to be in Southborough.
7:58 pm A
911 caller reported an erratic operator on Hayden
Rowe Street. Officer Arthur Schofield stopped the
motor vehicle and spoke with the operator.
7:11 pm A
911 caller reported that a man in a full fire
fighters uniform was running down the roadway on
Hayden Rowe Street. Two officers responded and spoke
with the individual.
3:57 pm A
911 caller reported that a tree crew accidentally
damaged a power line on Marshall Avenue, causing a
power outage. Officer Matthew McNeil responded to
assist the Fire Department and the electrical
company was notified.
3:29 pm Multiple
callers reported a four car motor vehicle accident
without personal injury on West Main Street. Three
officers responded and wrote a report.
11:15 am A
resident of First Road reported that loud music had
been coming from a neighbor's house for the past
three hours. Officer David Shane responded and spoke
with the individual who turned the music down.
9:58 am Officer
Stephen Buckley completed community relations on
8:06 am A
North Mill Street resident reported that someone was
emptying their pool into the roadway. Officer
Stephen Buckley notified the Water Department who
stated that it was ok to drain a pool this way. The
homeowner was advised to just try and control the
water to prevent of hazard.
7:38 am Officer
Stephen Buckley assisted the Fire Department with a
fire alarm activation on Bowker Road.
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Kudos for Photos
October 6, 2014 — Hopkinton
residents, the Ianellis, celebrated the pure joys of
summer with The Fresh Air Fund and were among the
winners of The Fresh Air Fund’s 2014 Photo Contest!
All winners were selected from the hundreds of
pictures sent in by volunteer host families across
13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada,
reflecting the memorable experiences they shared
with their New York City visitors this past summer.
Categories include “Laketime Fun,” “Summer
Siblings,” “By the Beach,” and “Fresh Air Foodies.”
The Ianelli family’s photos were determined the
winners in the “Boating” and “Fishing” categories,
and feature Fresh Air visitor Trinity, age nine,
spending some quality time at the lake with host
siblings, Jack, Jessie, and Michael. “This was our
second summer with Trinity. He is an amazing and
kind little boy who brings so much happiness to our
family. We are so lucky to be able to spend time
with Trinity and we can’t wait to see him again next
summer,” said Kelly Ianelli about her hosting
The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit
agency, has provided free summer experiences to more
than 1.8 million New York City children from
low-income communities since 1877. For more
information on hosting a Fresh Air child next
summer, please contact Margaret Hebert at
508-625-1446 or visit The Fresh Air Fund online at
Health and Fitness
Town Employees Retiring
The town has been informed of
the retirements of two employees, and the Selectmen
are expected to make note of that at their Tuesday
Jean Scarlata will be retiring
after 33 years with the Water Department.
Sgt. Michael Sutton will be
retiring after 24 years with the Hopkinton Police
Department (Photo taking oath in Entwistle
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New Traffic Pattern at Hayden Rowe and Main Streets
6, 2014 — Please be informed that a new
traffic pattern has been striped where Hayden Rowe
Street meets Main Street. A STOP sign has been added
at the end of Hayden Rowe and the center line moved,
making dedicated left and right turn lanes;
the approach on Main Street from the east has been
split into two lanes (left thumbnail), and Main
Street to the west of Hayden Rowe has a
solid-striped bubble (right thumbnail) to squeeze
traffic from the middle of the road.
Ordinarily, when a new traffic pattern is put in
place, the police institute a grace period with
increased vigilance and traffic enforcement, but
issue only warnings until they feel the public has
had a chance to become educated.
Early Fall Colors
October 5, 2014 — This familiar
view of Hopkinton Reservoir from Cedar Street (Route
85) is excessively bright, as the colors were
boosted with the tools of High Dynamic Range
October 5, 2014 — Anne Burtenshaw gives Congressman Joe
Kennedy III slice of carrot cake she made expressly to
celebrate his birthday at the fundraiser for Carolyn
Dykema's reelection bid held at the home of Dr. Bruce Karlin and Dr.Evelyn
Love.. He turned 34 years-old yesterday, October 4,
2014. Below, State Representative Carolyn Dykema basks
in the applause of State Senator Karen Spilka, US
Congressman Joe Kennedy III, as well as dozens of
supporters off-camera at today's morning fundraiser.
Budding Firefighter Game
October 5, 2015 — Malcolm Harris
gets some help from Grace Landry at the Hopkinton
Fire Department's open house today. The object was
to knock down the cut-out flames in the windows of
the "burning house." He got them all.
Health and Fitness
& Insights at Fay School - An Evening with Nancy
Childhood: Helping Children Thrive in
Child development expert
Nancy Carlsson-Paige is a professor emerita at
Lesley University and the author of numerous
books on child development, includingTaking
Back Childhood: A Proven Roadmap for Raising
Confident, Creative, Compassionate Kids.
Location: Fay's Harris
Theater (signs will be on campus directing visitors
to the theater)
park at Fay's Primary School (25 Middle Road,
Southborough) or at Fay's Office of Advancement (31
Main Street, Southborough)
This event is free to attend and open to the public.
No registration is required to attend the event.
This presentation is the first event in Fay’s new
series, Ideas&Insights at Fay School. The series
will feature informative speakers, workshops, and
presentations on topics that are relevant to parents
today. Stay tuned for more events throughout the
October 5, 2014 — This great blue heron in the swamp off
of West Elm Street across from the approved subdivision
on Lake Maspenock, just touches down a couple of hundred
feet from the camera and has yet to fold its wings.
Click on the image to see the bird more close up.
Angelina E. (Nuzzi)
Angelina E. (Nuzzi) Pineau, 80,
of Hopkinton, passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014 at the
Umass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. Born in
Jamaica Plain and raised in Wellesley, she was the
daughter of the late Filomena (Cassesa) and Pietro Nuzzi.
Her husband of almost 60 years, Joseph L. Pineau passed
away in February.
After her marriage to Joe in 1954, they resided in
Natick for many years until moving to Hopkinton. Angie
worked at Wellesley National Bank prior to her marriage,
stayed home to raise her children for many years, and
later held finance positions at Natick Mills and J&S
Associates until her retirement.
Angie is survived by four children, Joseph F. Pineau of
Berlin, MA, Sandra M. Murphy and her husband Michael of
Medway, Barbara A. Rutfield and her husband Howard of
Grafton, and Brenda L. de Freitas and her husband
Antonio of Grafton. She also leaves a sister, Mary (Nuzzi) Bowers
of Wellesley and 7 grandchildren, Brian, married to
Celina, and Kevin Murphy, Rachel, Alex, and Zackary
Rutfield and Olivia and Max de Freitas. She also leaves
several in-laws and many nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her siblings, Frank Nuzzi,
Antoinette Mastrangelo, Pasquale Nuzzi, Maria (Mini)
Prunty, Joseph Nuzzi, Peter Nuzzi, and Gina Nuzzi.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 7th from 4-8
p.m. at the Chesmore
Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A funeral
mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at
St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton. Burial will
follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Natick.
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In the Clouds
October 5, 2014 — Hopkinton resident John Collins shares
an image from his photo excursion to Vermont this
Tickets are also available at Country Plus and beginning
on Monday, October 6 at Snappy Dogs. Tickets may also
be purchased at the door.
Alvan "Al" William Hicks, Jr., 48
— A beloved husband, father and son,
Alvan "Al" William Hicks, Jr., 48,
passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014. He is survived by
wife of 17 years, Lisa (Hegarty) Hicks, and cherished
Hicks, Ryan Blakely Hicks and Braden Jeremy Hicks, all
Born in Nashua, NH and raised in nearby Milford, NH, he
of Nancy (Heath) and Alvan William Hicks, Sr., also of
Al was an avid sports fan who enjoyed volunteering as a
coach for hissons'
baseball, basketball and soccer teams, as well as caring
cats. He relished time spent with both his immediate andextended
family at his parents' summer home in Wolfeboro, NH on
Barndoor Island. A 1989 graduate of University of NewHampshire,
Al was employed by New York Life in Westwood.
In addition to his wife, sons and parents, he leaves
Linda (Hicks) Smith and her husband Tom of Swansea,
Thomas and her husband Mark of Chichester, NH, and
her wife Vanessa Apostolou of Coventry, RI; a
and her fiancé Shaun Tolson, both of Hudson, and hisparents-in-law,
Judy and John Hegarty, of Shrewsbury. He also leavesnieces
Shauna and Kelly, nephews Bob and Pat, and many aunts,
cousins and friends.
The family kindly requests that in lieu of flowers,
those wishing toexpress
their condolences with a donation consider Bay Path
5 Rafferty Road, Hopkinton, MA 01748. Private services
at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of the
Home of Hopkinton.
50th Anniversary of Smiley
October 4, 2014 —
Hopkinton class of 2021 trip to Nature's Classroom,
as over 300 sixth grade students form a smiley face
and and turn toward the camera. This photo was taken
Friday morning in honor of the 50th anniversary of
the smiley face.
Braults Blessed with Bliss
October 4, 2014 — Dick and Ginny
Brault celebrated 65 years of marriage with a
renewal of their vows on September 19, 2014 at St.
Gabriel's Church in Upton, where their son, Rev.
Laurence V. Brault, is the pastor. They were married
on September 19, 1949 at St. Laurence Church in New
Bedford, MA. A veteran of the U.S. Marines, Mr.
Brault is the Chaplain of American Legion Post in
Hopkinton. He is also well known for having brought
Santa Claus to Weston Nurseries and the Town Common
for many years.
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Long Arm of the...
October 3, 2014 — Sarah
Stoutamire receives First Place award at the juried
photography show at a reception at the Hopkinton
Center for Arts this evening from the arm of HCA
Director Kris Waldman, who apparently stayed as far
out of the spotlight as possible. The use of the wide
angle lens actually stretches nearby objects on the
edges of photos and throws the background further
back, making a room look larger than it is.
Sarah's painting with the light of a sparkler in the
dark, Night Light, is on display at the HCA
Farmhouse until October 30, along with the other
winners and submissions.
Dr. Karlin First
Violin in MSO
Concert on October 19,
3:00 - 5:00 pm
by Ronald N Thibeau
Dr. Bruce Karlin MD, a fixture in
Hopkinton cannot be described without mentioning his
wife Dr. Evelyn (Evy) Love. (Pronounced Evvie) They are
inseparable. The Karlin family came to America in the
early 20th century to escape Russia, similar to Tevye’s
children. Well, it took a few generations for Bruce and
Evy to meet. Bruce hailed from Newton from a family
tradition of physicians. Evy grew up on the family farm
in Hopkinton. As the family story goes, Evy’s dad bought
the farm from a man named Lehman. The story continues
that Mr. Lehman’s brother made bad decisions that caused
many folks to suffer during the financial crash of the
1920s. Mr. Lehman sold his entire tract of land and
sports camp etc. to make good on his brother’s damage.
Evy’s dad was very interested to have one of his eight
children to keep the farm in the family. So Bruce, who
has the brown thumb, digs where Evy says and then covers
the roots with dirt.
Bruce was a dutiful child. His
parents said that all the kids have to learn an
instrument. Bruce chose the violin. After only a handful
of lessons from school, a family friend, Leo Panasevich,
first violinist for the BSO said let me see or hear what
they are teaching you. Yuk. Leo said you either have to
give up the violin or take lessons from me.
The composite photo above depicts
Bruce’s love of his music and his beloved farm home.
Bruce is currently the Vice
President of Metrowest Symphony Orchestra out of
Hopkinton. MSO is now in its 36th year in service to the
metrowest. Dr. Peter Cokkinias is the founder and
MSO has a concert coming up on
October 19th. The theme is “Sound in
Silence” where they will feature familiar music and
premier performances of new music for Silent Film. Come
to see the silent film. It’s a hoot.
It is a constant surprise when
locals say that have not yet heard this wonderful
orchestra. There is no reason to miss this performance.
It will be at the Hopkinton Middle School
Auditorium from 3 PM to 5 PM. Get your tickets
on line at
http://www.metrowestsymphony.org/ or at the
door. Bring the young as well as the mature. The prices
are very affordable. See you there.
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Incident Log - Updated October 3, 2014
Thursday, October 2, 2014
7:08 pm A
walk-in reported that her neighbor was constantly
flipping her off and that they have had issues in
5:54 pm A
West Elm Street resident reported that a man with an
Indian accent called her claiming to be from the
Mass dispatch center for police and told
her that they had a warrant for her arrest. The
number came back as unidentified. The caller was
advised to call back if the calls become an issue.
5:52 pm A
resident of Parker Point Road reported finding a
golden lab with no tags or collar on in her front
5:34 pm A
caller from Maple Avenue reported that her brown and
tan coon hound was missing. The Animal Control
Officer was notified.
4:13 pm Officer
Arthur Schofield assisted a disabled motor vehicle
on West Main Street.
2:19 pm A
caller reported that a few young males were walking
down Kimball Road with shotguns. Two officers
checked the area and spoke with some youths who
stated that there were a few kids playing with an
air-soft gun earlier.
1:08 pm Officer
David Shane removed a trash can that was in the
middle of Hayden Rowe Street.
11:02 am The
State Police reported that a vehicle spun out off of
the roadway on Route 495 and requested that EMS
respond to check on a baby that was inside the
7:01 am Multiple
callers reported that a tree fell down in the
roadway on Hayward Street taking out a utility pole
and wires. Four officers responded to assist the
Fire Department and notified the electrical company,
telephone company and DPW.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
6:29 pm Officer
Arthur Schofield assisted a disabled motor vehicle
on Hayden Rowe Street.
3:43 pm A
resident of Oliver Lane reported that a dog was
loose and was barking at kids coming off of the
school bus. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area
with a negative find. The Animal Control Officer was
1:36 pm A
caller complained about two vehicles that were
parked on Hayden Rowe Street. They stated that one
vehicle was parked halfway on the sidewalk and the
other one was parked in a travel lane. Officer David
Shane responded and advised that neither vehicle was
causing a hazard.
8:08 am Officer
Gregg DeBoer assisted the Fire Department with the
investigation of a suspicious odor inside of a Main
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
11:33 pm A
caller reported that power lines on East Main Street
were making very loud and unusual noises. Officer
Linda Higgins responded to assist the Fire
Department and notified the electrical company.
9:30 pm A
Frankland Road resident reported seeing a blinking
light coming from a nearby vacant home. Two officers
checked the area with a negative find and spoke to
an elderly couple who were just not used to seeing
lights next door.
7:49 pm A
resident of Emma Drive reported that a male
solicitor came to her home. Officer Gregg DeBoer
checked the area but could not locate any him.
6:20 pm Sgt.
John Porter assisted the Fire Department with a lift
assist on Pinecrest Village.
6:11 pm The
Ashland Police Department reported an erratic
operator heading into Hopkinton on East Main Street.
Officer Gregg DeBoer checked the area but could not
locate the vehicle.
6:03 pm A
caller reported that three youths were walking down
Smith Road smoking cigarettes and carrying what
appeared to be BB guns. Another witness stated that
they were holding rifles and left the area in a red
sedan. Officer Gregg DeBoer located the vehicle in a
West Main Street parking lot but did not find any
guns inside of it.
2:29 pm A
caller from Main Street reported receiving a phone
call from an individual who stated being from the
American Shoppers Network Services and that she had
won $450,000 in a sweepstakes. He asked her
questions about her age, martial status, employment
and living situation and stated that they would send
her a certified check.
2:15 pm Officer
Stephen Buckley assisted a walk-in with checking a
1:32 pm A
Hayward Street resident reported that there were
quarters and dimes missing from each place her
family had change in the house. Officer Stephen
Buckley responded and wrote a report.
12:00 pm The
principal at Elmwood School reported that an eight
year-old male left the building. Two officers
responded and advised that he was located inside of
1:27 am A
resident of Hillcrest Drive reported that a truck
was idling and people were speaking loudly causing a
disturbance. Sgt. Scott vanRaalten responded and
advised that it was a tow truck that was just
Health and Fitness
October 3, 2014 — Two year-old Carter LaPointe is enchanted by the colors and shapes on a
fallen leaf at The Learning Center of
Hopkinton today, outside near the water feature.
Park Paces the Pack in the
October 3, 2014 —
Senior Captain Evan Park gained the lead early and
held it to help power the Hiller boys to a win over
Dover-Sherborn today in a home meet at the state
park. Submission by John Daley.
Lions Sleep Tonight No More
October 2, 2014 — The Hopkinton
Lions Club has reconstituted their charter and begun
meetings again. This evening, as will be the practice,
on the first Thursday of each month at Water Fresh Farm,
151 Hayden Rowe Street. The Lions Clubs are renown for
their charitable work, especially in eye care and
cancer. Read their
Wikipedia entry here. Your personal invitation and
contact information is in the very short video below.
Please join us for a Coffee Reception and Fundraiser
for State Representative Carolyn Dykema with Special
Guest Congressman Joe Kennedy. The event will be
Sunday, October 5, 10:30 a.m. – Noon
at the home of Dr. Bruce Karlin and Dr.
156 Pond Street Hopkinton
Please RSVP to 508-831-8613 or
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Friends of Whitehall Fall Clean-up 2014
The Friends of Whitehall ‘s 10th
fall lake and trail clean-up will be held on
Sat. Oct. 18th,
2014 from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. We will gather
at the boat landing at Whitehall State Park on Wood St.
(rte.135) and be assigned areas of trails and shoreline
around the lake to clean up debris and refuse from the
summer. The lake was used extensively this spring and
summer and enjoyed by many people. We will also clean up
some of the roadsides near the lake. Gloves, trash bags,
tools and water will be provided. Coffee and
refreshments will be available
The Friends of Whitehall
started in 2005 and our main mission is to preserve,
protect and improve the wonderful natural resource of
Lake Whitehall and its environs. We are proud of our
many accomplishments which are cited on our website
year we send an appeal letter for membership to
residents in the immediate vicinity of the lake and its
watershed. We would like to expand our membership to all
residents of Hopkinton and surrounding towns who enjoy
and use Whitehall, whether for boating, fishing or
hiking. Membership forms can be downloaded from our
website. We are also on Facebook.
We hope you will help with the
clean-up on Oct. 18th and that you will consider
becoming a member. We are a non-profit 501c (3)
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Chamber at Night
October 1, 2014 — The recently
opened Bittersweet & Co., 28 Main Street, Hopkinton,
was the scene of a Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce get
together this evening. Above, Weston Nurseries owner
Peter Mezitt and Selectman John Coutinho exchange a
few pleasant words at the well attended gathering.
October 1, 2014 — The
Massachusetts State Police (MSP) are out again in
full force, increasing their number of patrols and
using stationary and roving patrol techniques in
marked and unmarked vehicles to catch violators
texting at the wheel. The high-visibility crackdown
which began on September 14th is ongoing through
October 11, 2014. Texting enforcement patrols
provide maximum visibility for deterrent purposes
and saturate targeted areas using a zero tolerance
The “Text With One
Hand, Ticket in the Other” campaign is a
strategic, multi-phase program, funded by the U.S.
Department of Transportation’s National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) through the
Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, that
started with two enforcement waves in 2013 (June and
September), a third wave in June of this year, and
will conclude with the ongoing final wave ending
October 11, 2014. Wave 3 resulted in a total
of 956 distracted driving citations bringing the
grand total of all three waves to over 3,000.
A kickoff press event was held in conjunction with
the Drive Sober campaign on August 28, 2014 at the
MSP Troop A-1 barracks in Andover, MA. Ms. Emily
Stein, whose father was killed by a distracted
driver, was guest speaker and spoke to the heartache
of losing a family member to this deadly epidemic of
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA), 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or
manipulating electronic devices while driving at any
given daylight moment in America. And, of all injury
crashes in the United States in 2012, more than 18
percent were reported as distraction-affected
Massachusetts, along with 43 more states, the
District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the
Virgin Islands ban text messaging (composing,
sending/receiving electronic messages and data while
driving). In Massachusetts, fines start at $100 for
the first offense and go up to $500 for repeat
For more information on
texting while driving and its prevention, including
the demonstration grant to Massachusetts, visitwww.distraction.gov/
or watch the video below.
Arrest/Incident Log - Updated October 1, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
11:33 pm Officer
Linda Higgins assisted another town department on
4:49 pm A
business on Wilson Street reported that the
suspicious operator of a motor vehicle was taking
pictures of an unauthorized area and refused to
leave. Two officers responded to speak with both
parties and write a report.
11:28 am Security
on South Street reported finding graffiti on the
rear of a building. Two officers responded and wrote
11:26 am Officer
Stephen Buckley assisted with the installation of a
10:06 am Officer
Stephen Buckley assisted another town department on
9:31 am Officer
Stephen Buckley checked and spoke with the operator
of a motor vehicle on Fruit Street.
8:23 am Two
officers assisted the Fire Department with an alarm
investigation on School Street.
1:30 am A
caller reported that a truck was parked in a garage
with the door open. Officer John Moran checked the
area and advised that it appeared to be an
12:59 am A
pedestrian reported that a suspicious individual on
Blueberry Lane seemed to be impaired. Two officers
checked the area but were unable to locate anyone.
12:34 am Officer
John Moran checked an unoccupied motor vehicle on
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My name is
I am a 7 year old neutered Maine Coon cat – the breed
people refer to as “gentle giants” – and I have been
missing from my home on Wood Street in Woodville near
Lake Whitehall since September6th,
when I was seen running off in the direction of Reed
Park. I am micro-chipped. I am a very long cat and when
I stand on my hind legsI can reach doorknobs!I have lynx tipped ears, yellow eyes,a white spot between my shoulders, and I weigh
about 15 pounds. I am hoping somebody out there can help
me find my way home. Please call Anne at 508-435-6340 or
781-956-2957 or email at
email@example.com if you know my whereabouts.
HCA for Mastroianni
Project Expected to be voted on Next Tuesday
September 30, 2014 — The Host
Community Agreement between Paul Mastroianni, owner
of 77 West Main Street (Dynasty, etc.), and the Town
of Hopkinton is expected
to be voted on by Selectmen next Tuesday, according
to Mr. Mastroianni. The HCA, will set limits on some
things, and offer solutions from Mr. Mastroianni in
the way of traffic improvements, sidewalks and other
concessions to mitigate the effects of the
development of the 96-acre site, which will include
nearly 35 acres of open space.
Construction on the first two parcels to be developed,
Parcel 2 and Parcel 4, is expected to begin in
November, 2014, and be complete by November, 2015.
Discussion of the HCA for the project has been on
the Board of Selectmen's agenda more than once
recently, but the discussions did not take place.
Although people may be aware of their upcoming
participation in a meeting, the Selectmen do not
make the agenda public until on the Friday before
each Tuesday meeting.
Mr. Mastroianni provided new renderings today. Note
for a reference point, that Dino's Pizza at 77 West
Main Street is in the far left of each drawing. Also
observe, as noted in previous stories, that the
driveway for One Lumber Street will adjoin the
existing driveway at 77 West Main Street.