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Selectmen Discuss the Future:
Regionalism, Downtown Development, and Fruit St. are on the Frontlines


By Jessica Aker
July 23, 2008-The Board of Selectmen (BOS) met last night for more than 3 hours, and discussed 17 agenda items. Thirteen of those items were addressed in detail by the BOS. While much of the meeting focused on issues within the Town of Hopkinton, the balance between local development and regionalism in Central Massachusetts was also addressed.

Police Chief Thomas Irvin (File photo) attended the meeting to discuss the Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (CMEC). The CMEC is composed of 72 towns from Worcester County and Middlesex County that will provide additional law enforcement, EMT services, and fire department services to neighboring communities in extreme situations.


"Fire departments have been doing this independently for years," said Chief Irvin. "If a town near us needs additional people for an urgent search and rescue operation, then they would have it immediately. If we sign onto this, then we would be eligible for grants from the state that would help promote this regional effort."

Chief Irvin, who has been working with officials in the Town of Ashland, Massachusetts, stated that the overall result is that officials seem to be receptive to joining CMEC. He asked the BOS to authorize Hopkinton as a participating town. The Selectmen passed the motion. READ MORE...

Class of 1968 40th year Reunion  

Saturday, November 29, 2008

7-11 p.m.

Pinz Entertainment

110 S Main St, Milford, MA

Casual/comfortable for bowling


The reunion will take  place at Pinz, in Milford, MA. We have rented the King Ping Suite which is a private room with 4 lanes of bowling and a pool table.  


Your committee members are Len Holden, Kathy (McBride) Bryant, Peg (Murphy) Granitsas, Carol (Lumbra) Nelson, Alexandra (Caswell) Rutter, Aggie (Tomlin) Torento and George Robinson


We are looking for current addresses for Mike Rooney, Eleanor Stevens, William Rackette, Judy Brock, Cathy Morrow, Margaret Kinnarney, William Gormley, Chris Cardullo, Barbara Rogers, Teddy Wright and James Fitzpatrick.


Contact (Peg) or with any addresses of the classmates we are looking for.


Thank you. Aggie Torento, Class of HHS 1968, Class Reunion Committee Member.

9/10 Hopkinton Sizzler National League Team

FRONT ROW: Tim Drawe, Colby Guarino, Matt Murphy, Jared Abrams,Grant Salois, Alex Terry

MIDDLE ROW:  Matt Locke, Daniel Palleiko, Marshall Cavallo, Max Mauro, Spencer Coveney, Tai Martire

BACK ROW:  Coaches Vin Mauro, Ed Cavallo, Todd Abrams, Dan Terry

The 9/10 Hopkinton Sizzler National League Team played Southborough on Monday night in one of the most exciting playoff games in the history of the tournament.  The game went back and forth several times and finally ended after 4 hours and 13 innings of play.  The final score was Southborough 12, Hopkinton 11.  Congratulations to both teams for playing their hearts out! ~ A Mom.





Only Going One Way

July 22, 2008 — Stepping out of the vehicle, the photographer was surprised to see this scene, as the truck pulled out the wrong way from Walcott Street.

2008 RJs Run to Benefit Children’s Hospital-Boston 

August 3, 2008

Registration 9-11:00 a.m.


             Hopkinton, MA—To honor the memory of their son R.J., who was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident on July 22, 2006 at the age of 21, the Penney Family will host the 3rd Annual RJ’s Run motorcycle run. The event will be held on August 3, 2008.

             Registration for RJ’s Run will be held from 9 to 11 AM at the Woodville Rod and Gun Club, 252 Wood Street—Route 135, in the Woodville section of Hopkinton. Riders will leave the Rod and Gun Club promptly at 11 AM and return to the Rod and Gun Club for a barbecue following the 50-mile ride. The cost is $30 for a rider and guest, $20 for a single rider, and $10 for walk-ins for the barbeque only. All proceeds will be donated to Children’s Hospital-Boston in RJ’s memory.

             According to RJ’s father, Rick, “We’re thrilled to do this benefit for Children’s Hospital in RJ’s memory. The wonderful doctors and nurses at Children’s are the reason why our oldest child, Michelle, now age 31 and a wife and mother of two children, is here today. Michelle was born three months
premature weighing only one pound, 14 ounces. Sadly, Michelle’s twin sister, Amy, did not survive.”

             For more information about RJ’s Run or to register for the run contact Kathy or Rick Penney at 508.435-5571 or email them at Please visit the website which has been set up for the run — — for updates of RJ’s Run details. All motorcyclists and Children’s Hospital supporters are welcome!

Library's photo of Helen Keller Prompts Questions

How did it get there?



by Anne Mattina

July 22, 2008 — Hopkinton resident and library employee Linda Connelly, facing an assignment in a course on archival photography at Simmons College had a wealth of potential subjects. As many visitors to the Hopkinton Public Library know, the reference area is liberally decorated with many antique photos of townspeople from the past. Civil War vets are mixed in with hockey players from the 1940s along with distinguished people and homes from an earlier era. But one framed photo sitting on a shelf by the stained glass window, largely unnoticed by employees and visitors alike caught her eye. The subject, none other than Helen Keller.


Most people are familiar with the story of Keller, born in 1880 to a privileged family in Tuscumbia, Alabama. At nineteen months old Helen, struck by an illness 19th-century doctors referred to as “brain fever” was left deaf and blind. For several years her family struggled to deal with Helen’s frequent rages, her frustrated reaction to her inability to communicate. Contacting Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown for assistance, the school recommended a former pupil as a teacher for Helen. Annie Sullivan, born in Agawam, Massachusetts would become Helen’s beloved “Teacher” and conduit to the larger world. Keller went on graduate from Radcliffe College, the first deaf and blind person to do so, and gained world-wide fame as a humanitarian and social activist.


The framed photograph Ms. Connelly came across in the Hopkinton Library depicts a teen-aged Keller in profile. As she describes it, it is a “a lovely dreamy image” in what appears to be the original frame from the late 19th century. “How,” Ms. Connelly wondered, “did it come to be in the Hopkinton Public Library?” The first clue is found tucked into the corner of the frame, a small card reading “Helen Keller presented by Miss A. E. Poulsson.” READ MORE...

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Two Arrested for Burglaries

Whistling teens were a give-away

Police seek other victims to come forward


July 22, 2008 — Two individuals are in custody, charged with the rash of housebreaks on Meserve Street, Wood street and Commonwealth Avenue over the last two nights. They are James B. Mullins, 18, 87 Hayden Rowe Street, apt 3, and a 16 year-old male juvenile, arrested shortly before 4:00 a.m. this morning.

     Last night, while patrolling Meserve Street following several burglaries involving vehicles and homes the previous evening, Hopkinton Police Sgt. John Porter observed two individuals on Meserve Street having conversations with each other and whistling signals to one another, according to Hopkinton Police Lt. Richard Flannery (Photo). Lt. Flannery made it clear that he would not divulge Sgt. Porter's observation post. The Police Department has unmarked vehicles, and is also believed to have remote video capability.

     Upon making his observations, Sgt. porter confronted the individuals, and after having a conversation with them, took them into custody and found stolen property on them, according to Lt. Flannery. And as a result of further investigation, police have recovered other property stolen from recent breaks.

     The previous day, Sgt. Charles Wallace warned Hopkinton residents to lock their homes and vehicles, citing the rash of breaks in the Wood Street area. This afternoon, Police executed two search warrants, at locations presumed to be the homes of the people charged.

      Lt. Flannery said there were multiple victims over a two night period, and that police were looking into previous, similar incidents to see if those under arrest could be responsible. He said that the burglars did not break any glass or doors to commit the crimes in the traditional sense, instead calling them crimes of opportunity that were carried out after finding a door or window unlocked. "Breaking and Entering" is defined as having been committed even if nothing is broken, but an illegal entry made.

      Not all of the breaks yielded pocket change, backpacks and beer. Lt. Flannery said that a Laptop, Blackberry, cell phones and other electronics as well as cash were taken.

      Mr. Mullins has been charged thus far with Possession of Liquor under 21, 4 counts each of Unarmed Burglary and B&E for Misdemeanor, B&E Nighttime for Felony, Larceny over $250, Possession of Burglarious Instruments, and Conspiracy.

      The juvenile was charged with Possession of Liquor under 21, 4 counts of  B&E for Misdemeanor, B&E Nighttime for Felony, Receiving Stolen Property over $250, Possession of Burglarious Instruments, and Conspiracy.

      Lt. Flannery said the investigation is ongoing, and that the victim list may grow. He urges residents who may have been victimized to call Sgt. Porter or Detective Brennan at 508-497-3401 at the Police Headquarters. He said residents should secure and lock their cars, homes, and their doors and windows, and to report any suspicious activity around their homes or their neighbors' homes.

Recycling with the Lions Club


The Lions Club is excited about the great support from Hopkinton residents at their monthly recycle collections. July 26 is the next recycle date. The drive takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Colella’s Market, the best place in town to drop off your empty soda and beer bottles and cans. All collected funds go to support the Lions Club’s many service activities. They hope you will drop by and make their day!

July 21, 2008 — Patrolman Matthew McNeil hands a piece of paper to a young man seated and wearing denim pants at the Gulf Mart as Patrolman Aaron O,Neil, left, and Sgt. Joseph Bennett look on. Each person left in a different vehicle, and the disposition of the event is unknown.





Defy the Weeds:

Join LMPA for the Lake Maspenock

Family Swim and Paddle Day

Sponsored by the Lake Maspenock Preservation Association

Sunday August 10th is Family Swim Day

Rain Date, August 17

The Swimming and Paddling event begins at 11 a.m.


Participants from the Lake Maspenock community – wearing flippers or swim fins if desirable – will swim a 300-yard course off Sandy Beach and then hop in their kayaks and canoes to paddle clockwise around the northern perimeter of Lake Maspenock, finishing back at Sandy Beach. This is a FUN and not a competitive event. Teams of two – one swimmer and one paddler – are welcome. Please come out and cheer everybody on -- we hope to have a good showing of lake residents!


It is important that swimmers have open water experience and be able to swim 300 yards safely without assistance. A liability waiver form needs to be filled out and submitted to LMPA representatives before the race begins. Parents must sign for all participants under the age of 18. We advise parents or adult friends who are strong swimmers to swim alongside those who are 16 years old and younger. If you would like to sign the waiver in advance please visit for a copy.


Participants should be at Sandy Beach by 10:00 a.m. with kayaks or canoes. Parking is limited so it is best to walk or paddle to the beach.


We need volunteers with boats and/or with water-rescue experience to help us. Please contact or call Meg at 508-625-1344. For a map of the swim-and-paddle race course and for more information please visit


Hopkinton resident Howard Lerner (far right) played ball at Fenway Park recently. Lerner, and fellow Verizon Wireless employees, Paul Lavoie (far left), Bill Foley (left), and Cesar Altamirano (middle) won a contest that allowed them to play on the hallowed grounds of Fenway.  Here, they are relaxing between innings with Manny Delcarmen and Doug Flutie.

Police News UP-TO-DATE  <--click for more


Today, July 21, 2008


5:24 am A Meserve Street resident reported waking up and finding an intrusion through a ground level window. Officer Jacob...


2:47 am A caller reported that male in a white t-shirt and black pants was walking up Main Street checking store fronts...


6:49 pm A 911 caller from East Main Street reported that he was assaulted and injured by his girlfriends daughter, who left on foot towards Ashland....


6:10 pm Officer Philip Powers checked Wood Street for a disturbance in the rear of the Woodville Post Office...

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Saturday, August 2nd


Town Common at dusk


Hopkinton Parks and Recreation will be showing Happy Feet on Saturday, August 2nd on the Town Common at dusk.  This “Drive In” style PG movie will be shown on a 13’ x 17’ screen with a 200 watt audio system. This is a free event.  Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.  There will be popcorn and snacks for sale.  If inclement weather, there will be no movie and no other date is scheduled.   

Police Warn About Crimes of Opportunity


July 21, 2008 — Sgt. Charles Wallace of the Hopkinton Police Department warned residents today of a series of car breaks on Wood Street that he called "crimes of opportunity."

    Three vehicles had electronics, cash and change taken overnight in the Wood Street area.

     "People may just be getting back from vacation, are tired, and leave a car door unlocked. If they hadn't done that, they might not have lost their possessions," Sgt. Wallace said today.

       Sgt. Wallace reminds residents to lock their car doors as well as their homes.

       A home was also broken into over the weekend on Meserve Street.

County/State Crime

Stryker Arrested For Alleged Perjury Conspiracy In Connection With Investigation Into 1993 Unsolved Murder

Defendant To Be Arraigned This Afternoon In Woburn Superior Court


            WOBURN – July 21, 2008 — Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone informed the public today that a Winchester man has been indicted and arrested for allegedly conspiring to suborn perjury in connection with the investigation into the 1993 unsolved murder of Dr. Linda Goudey, 42, of Stoneham.


Timothy Stryker, 56, was indicted on Friday by a Middlesex County Grand Jury on one count of conspiracy to commit subornation of perjury, seven counts of subornation of perjury, one count of willfully misleading a police officer, and three counts of conveying something of value to a witness. Stryker was arrested outside his house at approximately 11 a.m. by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.


Stryker, Goudey’s boyfriend at the time of her death, has remained a suspect throughout the entirety of the homicide investigation.


            Richard Chambers, 44, a patient of Dr. Stryker, was also indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit subornation of perjury, three counts of subornation of perjury, four counts of perjury, three counts of willfully misleading a police officer, and two counts of conveying something of value to a witness. Chambers was arrested over the weekend by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. READ MORE...





AmeriVault and EMC Partner to Launch New Online Data Backup Service


July 21, 2008 -- AmeriVault, a leading provider of online data protection, offsite storage, and recovery services; and Hopkinton company EMC Corporation, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced a joint agreement to deliver a new online data backup solution, branded AmeriVault-EZ. The new service represents one of three online backup segments provided by AmeriVault that can tailor to a customer's data protection needs with regard to compliance, redundancies, recovery objectives, and price points.

      The new AmeriVault-EZ service is based on EMC's industry-leading Mozy online backup for businesses and consumers. Available immediately, AmeriVault-EZ provides cost-effective, automated backup and offsite protection to organizations seeking to protect data residing on Microsoft Windows(R)-based desktops, laptops, and file servers. This service will complement AmeriVault's redundant, full-featured, backup solutions, and enable an economical option for larger enterprises.

      "In our search for a technology foundation that could power AmeriVault-EZ with an affordable price structure, we found EMC's Mozy to be the perfect fit," said Bud Stoddard, President of AmeriVault. "We needed to extend our service offerings beyond server backup to desktops and laptops, and Mozy was the clear choice given their expertise in desktop and laptop online backup services. Besides, having installed more than 250 terabytes of EMC enterprise storage over the years, we have experienced EMC's world-class reputation for reliability first-hand."

      AmeriVault is known for exceptional service throughout the industry and clients who come to AmeriVault come seeking extra care and attention. Specifically this year, AmeriVault received an unprecedented number of requests to provide an online backup service for desktops and laptops. Companies now want to protect more than just their servers, and after evaluating the options in the industry, AmeriVault chose Mozy because the company's award-winning backup solution will enable AmeriVault to expand into new industry verticals. For more information regarding the AmeriVault-EZ backup service, visit

      Mozy specializes in providing simple, automatic and secure online backup to consumers and businesses. Fortune 500 companies and small businesses select Mozy and its partners to backup their laptops, desktops and small office servers because of its affordability and ease of use.

      "We have been searching for partners to further drive the Mozy channel distribution, and given AmeriVault's outstanding reputation in the industry, we were delighted to reach a partnership," said Vance Checketts, chief operating officer at Mozy. "AmeriVault has an amazing ability to bring together companies that otherwise would be competitors, and we're confident this combined offer will help organizations protect areas that otherwise would be left vulnerable."

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Compiled by Eric Montville for,  July 21, 2008






278 Pond Street Steven T. Kaye & Amy Cantin Kaye $687,750 Jul. 17, 2008 Brian K. Gassett & Brian W. Cheever, Trustees of Summit Realty Trust
6 Marshall Avenue Raman R. Tallamraju & Crystal Gardenia Gutierrez $355,000 Jul. 16, 2008 Richard N. Desrosiers
Previous update:        
64 Teresa Road Sean S. Kimball & Jennifer A. Kimball $485,000 Jul. 11, 2008 Jeffrey M. Schiffman & Teresa Cathers Schiffman
18 Elizabeth Road Namdar Bahri $100,000 Jul. 10, 2008 Rita Giroux, Trustee of B & K Realty
6 John Matthew Road Nariman Bahriesfahani $945,000 Jul. 10, 2008 Richard Giroux & Rita Giroux
17 Elm Street Richard T. Scherer & Melissa Henderson Scherer $569,000 Jul. 07, 2008 Kathleen Kraft

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The U.Fund Start U. Reading Series was created five years ago to help educate parents on different activities to engage their toddler’s passion in reading and enhance their enjoyment of reading as a part of everyday life. The series is a statewide initiative to emphasize reading as a fun and recreational activity. One aspect of the program that makes it such a success is the use of “celebrities” children are able identify with. Such celebrities include Dora the Explorer, Winnie the Pooh, Clifford, Elmo, etc.. Participants will have an opportunity to do a meet and greet with the character and all will receive a free goody bag filled with reading materials,  coloring sheets, suggestions for parents on how to develop age appropriate reading skills,  educational materials for parents, and more.


The program is sponsored by the UFund College Savings plan, MEFA and Fidelity Investments. These sponsors are able to help fund the media backing to support the program through a dominant branding campaign on CBS radio stations in Boston. Funding allows the program to travel to over 50 communities throughout the state. This will be the fourth year in Hopkinton. Other MetroWest communities include Southborough, Sudbury, Lexington, Springfield and Worcester.


Hopkinton represents a growing demographic of young families that we want to reach out to. Young families are eager to participate in events with their children and have the thirst the learn more about how to develop their children to their greatest potential. They also have a need to learn more about what our underwriters offer in means of saving for college. College tuitions are not in line with today’s economy and have not declined over the past years. Many college tuitions continue to increase. In Eighteen years, the average cost of a college tuition could reach $250,000. If you don’t start saving when children are young, this could be out of reach for many people and many young families today are realizing that. The program helps to elevate awareness about the  tax advantages offered with different financial savings vehicles for higher education in this ever changing financial climate. ~MEFA

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If it Quacks Like a Duck...

July 20, 2008 — Even in near-silhouette this cormorant's slender, hooked beak gives it's identity away. From a distance they may look like a duck, but their incessant diving, their habit of holding their wings out to dry before flying, and stepping across the water at takeoff for flight makes it stand apart. Photo taken at Hopkinton Reservoir on Saturday.

Junior Scouts Seek to Help Others

~ Can and bottle drive August 2 at Recycling center

From left, Alison Walsh, Paige Lesslauer, Kendall Burdick.

July 21, 2008 — As part of their Bronze Award work, the Junior scouts in troop 3789 have planned a community service publicity and can drive project for monies to buy school supplies for Project Just Because.
The hope is that many people in the community will support the can drive by dropping off their donated recyclable cans and bottles to the Scouts on August 2nd, but the publicity campaign for people to realize that there are many who need school, supplies due to tight financial times is also a focus of the project.
The scouts hope that by spreading the word about the needs will inspire others look for ways to donate school supplies to PJB.
The scouts have secured the recycling shack for Saturday, August 2nd to collect donated recyclable cans and bottles. The scouts will be at the shack from 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Hopkinton Recycling Center located at 430 Wood Street, Hopkinton MA.  Every cent collected by the scouts will be used to buy 'needed' school supplies (i.e. 'needed' is defined as those items listed on the Needed School Supply list posted on the Project Just Because website ).
Any questions about the supplies needed, to request supplies or to donate monies/offer other forms of support, those interested should contact Project Just Because directly at .
The scouts are hoping to surpass a goal of $100.00 worth of redeemed cans to buy school supplies. They have researched and found they could secure 25 backpacks via a wholesale outlet for $100.00.  They would like to be able to buy backpacks and fill them with some supplies. They are also entertaining the idea of buying Supply Pouches to fill with pens, pencils, erasers, tape and other small supplies. Shopping decisions will be made following the redemption process.

~ Nancy Alvarez Burdick


July 20, 2008 — This female mallard duck gave people with cameras little time to adjust as it whizzed past Sandy Island Beach before the storm rolled in today. To blur the background, pan with a speedy subject. And repeat for following photo, below.





Baby, You Can Drive My Personal Watercraft

July 20, 2008 — This couple sets the background into a blur, going past sandy Island beach this afternoon.

No Seat?

July 20, 2008 — This young man scooted past the HopNews camera this week so quickly that we didn't get a good look at the front of the motorized vehicle. And as with seeing the Segway Human Transporter for the first time, a person may ask, "Where's the seat?"

Arrests — Most Recent First < --- Full List

Updated Friday, July 20 2008


Saturday, July 19, 2008

1:56 p.m. Detective Timothy Brennan arrested a 17 year-old on East Main Street and charged him with Possession of a Class D Substance after stopping him for Speeding and Unsafe Operation of a Motor Vehicle.


7:33 p.m. Sgt. Michael Sutton arrested Rhonda L. Manthe, 40, of 157 East Main Street, at 157 Olive street in Ashland  after a short manhunt, and charged her with Assault and Battery  with  injury on a person over   60, and Intimidation of a Witness.

Randell "Randee" P. Landreth, 48


Randell "Randee" P. Landreth, 48, of Hopkinton, died Friday, July 18, 2008 at the Milford Regional Medical Center after lengthy illnesses.

Born in NY, she is the daughter of Ann (Gardner) and Rodney Pugh of New London, N.H. She is also the wife of Tim E. Landreth of Hopkinton and the mother to 2 sons, Victor and Erick Landreth both of Hopkinton. She also leaves behind 1 brother, Gordon Pugh and his wife Nancy of Boxford.

A 10 year resident of Hopkinton, she was active with the Cub Scouts as a Den Leader and had served on the board for Pack 26 for 5 years. She spent a number of years substitute teaching at Elmwood School.  Arrangements Complete.

Personal Best

July 19, 2008 — A cluster of members of the Hopkinton Cross Country run like a team here at the Hopkinton Res on Saturday, barely breaking a sweat in tropical-like weather.

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Never Let Go

July 19, 2008 — These young tourists from Boston at the wheel of the sluiceway of the  Hopkinton Reservoir Dam are getting their photo taken by an older family member. Some of the girls took turns pretending they were at the bow of the Titanic and leaned from the platform and into the cooling wind.

One with One

July 19, 2008 — Motorcycle Patrolman Thomas Griffin dismounts to offer backup support to Detective Timothy Brennan who has taken the driver of the pickup into custody on East Main street today. It appeared the passenger was allowed to leave with the vehicle.

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Tiptoe Through the Tulips

July 19, 2008 — A member of the Hopkinton Garden Club fixes  up the planter at the corner of Hayden Rowe and Park Streets on Friday. The club waters and preens their planters downtown every day.

Circus Camp at the YMCA

Sample Video



July  18, 2008 — Metrowest YMCA held a Circus Camp performance today, attracting hundreds of youngsters to watch students perform acts they learned this summer at camp. The shadow the girls cast is as interesting as the act itself.

 Legacy Farms Test Wells Being Drilled

July 18, 2008 — This morning, geo-hydrologists Tate & Howard, on behalf of Boulder Capital and Legacy Farms began drilling for what has become a most sought after commodity in the area; water. 

      Boulder Capital plans to develop town wells for theirs and the town's use, if all goes well with the quality and quantity results they hope to achieve.

      The test wells, among other things, according to Legacy Project Manager Steven Zieff, will reveal how the groundwater is moving, whether there is enough for the  project's needs, and to be certain there is no negative impact on the existing residential wells on Alprilla Farms Road, as well as the surrounding wetlands.

      "This is part of the due diligence having to do with safety, capacity, and the affect on the surrounding area," Mr. Zieff said this morning. 

      Once the data is in, he said, the results can be submitted to the DEP. The DEP inspected an ENF (Environmental Notification Form) Certificate filed by Legacy, and identified areas of concern, which are now being addressed, and will be submitted with a DEIR (Draft Environmental Impact Report) when more of the plan is mapped out.

       Greg Devine from tate an Howard explains some of it in the video above.

Four taken into custody last night for alcohol violations


Arrests — Most Recent First < --- Full List

Updated Friday, July 18, 2008


Friday, July 18, 2008
1:03 am Officer Aaron O'Neil arrested Matthew Arthur West, 19, of 7 School Street, Hopkinton, on Hill Street and charged him with Person Under 21 Possession of Liquor.

12:51 am Officer Aaron O'Neil arrested Timothy Michael Tognacci, 19, of 191 Saddle Hill Road, Hopkinton, on Hill Street and charged him with Person Under 21 Possession of Liquor.

12:36 am Officer Aaron O'Neil arrested Harry Craig Pappas, 19, of 10 Norcross Road, Hopkinton, on Hill Street and charged him with Person Under 21 Possession of Liquor.

Thursday, July 17, 2008
11:58 pm
Officer Aaron O'Neil arrested Jeffrey M. Bell, 20, of 6 Daniel Road, Hopkinton, on Hill Street and charged him with Person Under 21, Procuring Liquor and Speeding.

1:51 pm Sgt. Charles Wallace arrested Zaquel Teiseira Carvalho, 29, of 16 Jefferson Street, 1st Floor, Milford, on Hayden Rowe Street and charged him with Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle and No Inspection/Sticker.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008
12:31 am
Officer Jacob Campbell arrested Danny P. Ventura, 29, of 491 Broadway Street, Apt: 1, Lawrence, on South Street and charged him with Operating a Motor Vehicle With a Suspended License.

Monday, July 14, 2008
8:37 pm
Detective Scott Van Raalten arrested Nicholas P. Casselli, III, 21, of 1108 Dickson Court, Limerick, PA, on West Elm Street and charged him with Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Number Plate Violation and Possession of Class D Substance.

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Clayton Willoughby Sings "Sweet Mama"

First presentation


July 18, 2008 — That elusive and seasoned vaudeville entertainer Clayton Willoughby stopped by Hopkinton Common a few weeks ago and performed four songs. This is the third in the series, offered here for the first time.

Farmers' Market at Weston Nurseries

July 18, 2008 — Beth Mezitt, Weston Nurseries owner, checks out Keown's farm stand in the front of the retail area of the nursery. Every Friday, Noon to 6:00 p.m., farmers and others bring their wares for sale. The young woman behind the counter said that using corn for ethanol has driven the price up everywhere.

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Stop  the  Emails, Please!


The poor critter below, if we were to rule based on the majority's opinion, would be a woodchuck, also known as a groundhog.  The first person to send an email that met the specific requirements detailed in the instructions was Trevor Barron. Here are the links he provided:


Why isn't it a beaver? The tail is not leathery. Why isn't it a muskrat? it has a furry tail rather than a rat's tail. Why isn't it a fisher cat? Fisher cats, which are weasels, appear to have larger ears that are pointed more forward. I am not convinced it is not a fisher, but unless I can be proven otherwise, I'll go with woodchuck, with some doubt.

What Is It?

July 17, 2008 — This critter was found resting peacefully on South Street yesterday, full of fur and armed with claws. Bear? Wolverine? Be the FIRST to send TWO links with a photo of this creature AND the TYPE OF ANIMAL it is, and get $25.00. Email from this link only:

     NOTE: Please follow the simple instructions above. Questions like, "Is it a Panda?" will not get answered. In addition, guessing it correctly doesn't count either. Again, just follow the instructions above.  No more emails please

Senator Spilka Votes to Pass Milestone Biofuels Incentive for Massachusetts
New biodiesel alternatives and tax exemptions promote clean-energy future

(Boston, MA) - July 17, 2008 — The Senate on Thursday approved a landmark biofuels initiative that will promote clean-fuel production, create thousands of new jobs and dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The legislation will make Massachusetts the first state in the nation to exempt cellulosic ethanol - a natural, next-generation fuel substitute - from the state gasoline excise tax to spur research and development and establish its future use in transportation and heating fuels.

"This bill indicates that we as a state continue to be on the forward thinking path that will both protect our natural resources and create a stronger economy," stated State Senator Karen Spilka. "The idea of reducing our dependence on fossil fuels while jump starting a new area of economic development is exciting. It's what Massachusetts -- as a national leader and innovation economy -- is all about."


This bill will now go to the House of Representatives for further action.

Found in the Round Pound

July 17, 2008 — In the space once devoted to containing lost livestock, the Town Pound was someone's idea of the proper place for Disney star, Zack Effron, seen here first this afternoon. Do you know how he got there? Give us a shout

Long Roe to Hoe

July 17, 2008 — Workers from The MacDowell Company , Roy MacDowell's landscape company, clear brush, trees, hornets and bees nests to prepare for a 1,000' road to the Alprilla Farms well.

Don't forget Maria's Caffe. The food is the same; it simply moved!

And now with outdoor dining!



Don't want to fire up the grill? Cornell's juicy burgers are flame-broiled!

Star Party at Hopkinton State Park
Friday, July 25
8:30 - 11:00 pm
"Into the Deep!"

268 Cedar Street (Route 85), Hopkinton, Mass.

We're taking a road trip and bringing out the BIG telescopes! We invite you to Hopkinton State Park and its dark skies to tour the nebulae and star clusters of the Milky Way, as well as neighboring galaxies. We'll also offer a constellation class so that you can learn how to spot the summer's best constellations and some of the telescope targets they contain.

Sponsored by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Free admission.

*Weather dependent* Call (617) 495-7461 to check for cancellation, or Check .

Sunny Days


July 16, 2007 — Today, wind power appeared to be overwhelmingly preferred over pedal power at the Hopkinton Reservoir, as the wind came and went, and the water glistened in the afternoon sun. Friday and Saturday are supposed to be in the 90's, according to our weather source, always above.

Check out our weekly real estate transactions every Monday.

Now could be a really good time to buy before prices start to climb.

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  Area Crime

16 Year Old Milford Juvenile Arrested for Attempted Murder and

Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon

(Milford, MA.) July 16, 2008 — Milford Police Detectives arrested a 16 year old Milford juvenile on Wednesday July 16, 2008 at approximately 5:55 pm on Church Street Whitinsville, MA on a warrant for two felony charges. The suspect was transported back to the Milford Police Station where he was booked on the charges. The arrest warrant was obtained earlier in the day at the Milford District Court after Milford Police Detectives investigated a reported stabbing the night before behind the Memorial School.


The 18 year old male victim from Milford received a serious stab wound to his right arm after his attacker attempted to stab him in the chest area. Fortunately the victim had deflected his attacker’s strike away from his chest area however he did receive a serious stab wound on his right arm. The victim had driven to the area of the Bandstand where his friend in his car had earlier observed police officers on duty at the Town Park Bandstand. The victim reported the stabbing, was transported to the Milford Hospital and was treated and released. Bail was set at $5,000.00 by the Bail Commissioner.


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