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Happy Sixtieth

September 16, 2006 — Rebecca Canty, left, watches as her Dad, Frank Torento, walks into a full house gathered at  Cornell's on Hayden Rowe Street, and a chorus of "Surprise!" this evening followed by the appropriate and traditional song to celebrate his sixtieth birthday. Mrs. Canty and her sister, Bonnie Boie (Not shown), were guilty of surprising Dad with a great party.

Student receives award

 

September 16, 2006 — Yesterday, Kelly Fournier of Hayden Rowe Street received an award from Fire Chief Gary Daugherty in a small ceremony at the Hopkinton Middle School yesterday attended by Chief Daugherty, Firefighter Santucci, Dr. Lynch, Principal of the Middle School, and teacher William Howard.

 

Kelly received the certificate for her actions on August 23, 2006, when she awoke and smelled smoke in her home and alerted her parents and brother to the fire that was in her brother's room.

DPW Traffic Advisory

  

Please be advised that construction to replace the water main on West Main Street will begin on Tuesday, September 19th.  Work will commence in the Wood and West Main St intersection during the hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please be aware that there may be delays during those hours. As the work progresses, crews will be working on West Main heading in a Westerly direction toward the Ice House pond to connect to the new 12” water main that was installed during the Mass Highway reconstruction. During construction it may be necessary to detour the West bound traffic down Wood Street to Elm Street for certain portions of the work. Updates will be provided through the local media and posted on www.hopkinton.org and www.hopnews.com. Detail officers will be on site throughout the project to help with the traffic flow.

Pedestrian Fatal Crash on Route 495 South in Hopkinton

State Police Look for assistance from Public

 September 16, 2006 — Today at about 4:35 a.m. State Police personnel responded to a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on Route 495 South, south of Route 90 in Hopkinton.  The crash resulted in one fatality.

 

The preliminary investigation by Trooper Carly Rose indicates the following:  The male driver of a Chevrolet was traveling south on Route 495, south of Route 90 in Hopkinton when he pulled his vehicle into the breakdown lane.  A male passenger in the vehicle then exited the vehicle.  An unknown vehicle on Route 495 south subsequently struck this passenger while the passenger was attempting to cross the roadway.  The vehicle that struck him did not stop and he was transported to Milford Regional Hospital where he was later declared deceased.

 

Members of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, the Massachusetts Highway Department, the Milford Police Department, the Milford Fire Department, the Hopkinton Police Department and the Hopkinton Fire Department assisted troopers at the scene.  The center and right travel lanes of Route 495 South near the crash scene were closed throughout the crash investigation.

 

The cause of this crash remains under investigation and the State Police are still searching for the vehicle that struck the pedestrianAny witness with information about the crash is urged to contact the State Police Barracks in Grafton (telephone number 508-839-4423).

 

 The name of the victim is currently being withheld pending next of kin notifications.

Look through any window

September 15, 2006 — Molly Andrews, 4, left, and friend Linnea Dean, also 4, had fun running around the gazebo on the Common this morning. Linnea's side is mirrored by the post on the gazebo's railing.

MOMS Club

The MOMS Club had its monthly meeting this morning at the Hopkinton YMCA's Hayes Lodge. We kicked off the year with a Stuffed Animal Friends Picnic and enjoyed the classic tale of Peter Rabbit performed by John McDonough of The Pumpernickel Puppets. After the show, Mr. McDonough demonstrated some of his other puppets for the children.

The MOMS Club of Hopkinton is a support group for mothers of young children in Hopkinton. We offer playgroups, kids' activities, moms' activities, service projects and many other ways to get to know other moms in town. More information about the club can be found on our website:  www.momsclubhopkinton.org . ~ MOMS Club

Picnic Time

It was the end of the first full week of school and the Middle School hosted an all-school cookout on Friday during lunch. The rain held out long enough for the students to feast on hamburgers, hot dogs and watermelon on the football field. All the students seemed comfortable with the new school year and enjoyed the rare outdoor lunch break with their friends. ~ Janice Bogasky 

Recycling with the Lions

 

September 30th - the date of the next Lions Club recycling drive at Colella’s Supermarket on Main St. Cans and bottles can be dropped of between 9 am and 2 pm.

      This procedure is repeated on the last Saturday of each month throughout the year. The Hopkinton Lions Club is a non-profit service organization. All monies earned are dispensed to those in need. Thanks for your help.

Fall into fall

September 15, 2006 — Debbie Andrews reassures son, Danny, 3, as her friend Renee Dean looks on, after he had a squabble with his sister and her friend on the Hopkinton Common today. The trees on the Common create a sheltering canopy over the solid brick walkway. The tree in the center, likely a maple, is our first true sign of the impending season.

REMINDER

And the Winner is...

Congratulations to Diane McGrew who was the first to answer correctly and exactly as we had asked. She wins $25.00. Page down to see full sized image.

The one that got away was this big...

September 14, 2006 — The great blue heron at Ice House Pond just inhaled a fish on the other side of the pond and is touching down to find some solitude in which to enjoy it.

Masters of their domains

September 14, 2006 — Fr. Michael Billingsley, pastor of St. Paul's Church, and Hopkinton Chief of Police Thomas Irvin greet one another at the Common on Monday, prior to the ecumenical service commemorating the victims of September 11, 2001. Both men are in charge of protecting people, each in their own way.

Walter F. Burke, 85, died September 13, 2006 in Putnam, CT after a brief illness. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Walter C. and Dacy (Taft) Burke.
     He was a World War II Naval veteran, serving as a Radioman 3rd Class. He was a lifelong HAM radio operator and the oldest operator of the Amateur Radio Relay League. His call letters were WIMQU. ARRANGEMENTS COMPLETE

POLICE NEWS Up-to-date, today, September 14, 2006

 

 

4:33 pm A caller reported that her daughter, while pulling out of the High School parking area at 2:00 pm when a Middle School age boy ran into her car, appeared injured...

 

6:49 am A caller reported he was forced off of the road by a truck...

 

3:43 pm Matthew McNeil spoke with an Old Town Road resident who observed a gray Audi go into the woods...

You cut, I'll hold

September 14, 2006 — Frequent volunteers for - and contributors to - the town, left Ken Weismantel and Ron Yankee cut some boards this morning at the old Train Depot that has been relocated and is being reconstructed on West Main Street. Mr. Yankee said the outside should be ready for winter.

Where is this?

September 14, 2006 — The first email with the exact and appropriately named location for this flower wins $25.00, but only if you email from here. And you must also include name, address, and phone number.

CORRECTION: A story below has been corrected to indicate that the Soap Box Derby scheduled to be held on September 30, will be on Church Street, and not the one previously indicated. The October 1 race will be at an EMC building on South Street.

Seen our Totally Free Classified lately?

 

"Multi-Family" Yard and Garage Sales on Saturday Sept 23rd, 2006 at 104 Hayward St - Hopkinton MA from 8 am to 2 pm. Rain Date: Sunday, Sept 24th. Kids toys/games, books, videos, household items, sports equipment, furniture, silk and plastic flowers for flower arranging, collectibles, tools and more...a 'sell pile' gathered over 40+ with something for everybody and definitely something 'somebody' could use! at 104 Hayward St - Hopkinton MA from 8 am to 2 pm.

Rain Date: Sunday, Sept 24th
 

VENDORS WANTED!
When:Columbus Day, Monday October 9th 8am-2pm
Where:Colella's Parking Lot 61 Main St. Hopkinton
Spaces Available:10'x14' for a $5 donation (to benefit the Daniel E. Colella Scholarship Fund) Double or Triple spaces available $10/$15
Contact: jenny@colellas.com  -or- call 435-3311 9am-3pm and ask for Jenny in the office

Steven Barry Chase, 60, of Hopkinton, died Tuesday, September 12, 2006. Born in Weymouth, he was the son of the late Raymond G. and Ruth (Cousineau) Chase. He was the husband of Laura A. Turcotte of Hopkinton.

ARRANGEMENTS COMPLETE

New Veterans Monuments

September 13, 2006 — Two new monuments have been added to either side of the Veteran's Monument on the Common, as well as new, brighter lights. The most recent conflicts have been chiseled in stone, with room for many more below them. On the top of the left monument is a quote from JFK, and on the top of the right is a quote from Ben Franklin.

Sign on Main Street

September 13, 2006 — A friend of Laura McKenzie apparently put this sign up today to let everyone know of this black-balloon occasion. We do know a Laura McKenzie, however the one we know is much younger.

Studio Session Live

September 13, 2006 — HCAM-TV Community Producer Bob Crownfield taped another musical show in his Studio Session Live series this evening featuring Casey Desmond, above, who brought a couple of friends with her. Mr. Crownfield will set a date to release the shows for broadcast after taping four programs.

Soap Box Derby Comes to Hopkinton

Will coincide with Polyarts on September 30

 

 

September 13, 2006 — Bob Barnes had his plan to hold a Soap Box Derby approved by the Board of Selectmen, and got the blessing of the Chief of Police, Thomas Irvin, to close Church Street to thru traffic from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, September 30, 2006, the same day that the Polyarts Festival will be held on the Hopkinton Common.

      "He wanted to be Downtown to draw attention to the sport," said Chief Irvin. Photo: Barnes Family.

      Mr. Barnes his hoping that the crowd from Polyarts will enjoy his event, and that the participants in his race will find Polyarts to their liking, adding bodies to each event.

      People living or working will be able to use the street to come and go with a simple cone system, and the watchful eye of  the Hopkinton Police. Each race, according to Mr. Barnes, is only 25 seconds long.

      The Soap Box Derby has brought families together since 1934, and has been held in Akron, Ohio since 1936. Beginner and advanced level kids from 8-17 build their vehicles from kits designed to specification, giving parents and children and exercise in identifying and achieving goals.

       Mr. Barnes is expecting a very special guest, Katherine McVey, to come from Akron, Ohio compliments of Gulf Oil to compete in the event.

       The second day of the Derby will be held on South Street at a building EMC is loaning. Photo, left, Katherine and her dad.

Got Sewer?

A public service announcement from the Water Sewer Superintendent

 

You can help us to maintain the Hopkinton Sewer system and keep it working properly. A sewer system maintains a delicate biological balance to help ensure proper levels of gases, oxygen, pH and metals, along with the output of elements such as, phosphorus, nitrogen and nitrates.

 

The sewer system should not be used as a disposal system for trash, paints, oils, grease, gasoline or other hazardous and flammable chemicals. Even water base latex paint can disrupt sewer alarms and clog measuring equipment.

 

Not only can these materials cause damage to the pumps and piping but they pose an immediate risk to sewer personnel through chemical interaction and the formation of explosive gases. These materials will also pose major problems for the treatment plant.

 

In addition it is illegal to pipe gutters, drains or sump pumps into the sewer system this can cause excessive flow during heavy rains and could cause backups in your home. If you need help relocating your sump discharge from the sewer system, please give us a call and we will come out and help you find an alternative.

 

For those people that have a grinder pump installed, please read the information that came with the pump. A garbage disposal should not be used if you have a grinder pump and no foreign material should be flushed. Glass, metals, seafood shells, eggshells, and any other abrasives should be avoided as they can cause damage to the pump. Please ensure that your pump alarms are on and functioning properly.

 

In the case of a power outage water should be used sparingly, as the pumps generally store only about 50 gallons and your high level alarm will be disabled. If you do have a problem with your grinder pump please call either Joe DiCarlo at 508-726-7261 Or F.R. Mahony 24 hours a day at 781-982-9300. They are certified service representatives for the E-1 grinder pumps and will respond to emergencies. ~Eric Carty

    

The Hopkinton Garden Club will be selling club-made vinegars, rose and lavender sachets, and the Kind Alfred daffodil bulbs at our booth at the Hopkinton Polyarts Festival on September 30.  We will also have available tickets on sale for our October 26 Open House presenting Sandra Delbridge "When Green Is Green."  Please stop by and see us and pick up a membership application. 

Town Clerk office hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Tuesday

8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

 

Passport Applications Accepted:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Tuesday

8:30 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Live TV Tonight at HCAM

September 13, 2006 — Call now, 508-435-7887, to reserve your free tickets to see Casey Desmond at HCAM-TV, 77 Main Street!! Although tickets are no charge, they must be reserved for the advance 6:30 pm seating for the 7:00 pm show.

 

Casey Desmond is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who brilliantly balances rocking pop/folk melodies & harmonies, and thought provoking lyrics, with everything from the edgiest guitars to deeply haunting acoustic instrumentation. Depending on the song, she can move from a 4 octave powerhouse of emotion and energy, to a vulnerable throaty chanteuse.

Latest Whitehall Appraisal turned in

Ron Clark questions legitimacy

"Now we have — surprise, surprise...to the dime, the same price as the seller" ~ Ron Clark

 

by Robert Falcione

September 12, 2006 — The Town of Hopkinton has received an appraisal for the 23 acres of Whitehall land, which appears at first glance to be the exact price as the one submitted by the seller of the land, Ron Nation. Two previous appraisals contracted by the Town came in, one at $2 million and the other at $2.050 million, far short of the $2.685 million price tag that Ron Nation had most recently agreed to. The original price was $3 million, or $2.75 million, depending on a person's interpretation of the Purchase and Sale signed one day before Town Meeting voted to purchase the land last May.

       A few weeks ago the Town offered Mr. Nation $2.050 million, the highest appraisal it had, but Mr. Nation rejected it, and turned in an appraisal to the Town for the $2.685 million figure.

       The Selectmen met on August 30 with members of the Open Space Committee, John Coolidge and Jeff Doherty, as well as the Town Counsel Richard D'Angelis, Attorney Dennis, and Representative Paul Loscocco. Selectmen Muriel Kramer, Mary Pratt, and Mike Shepard, a majority, voted to move forward with the sale by seeking an appraisal that met the buyer's last agreed price of $2.685 million. So they hired the same appraiser that Mr. Nation used for his figure — because the town cannot by law pay more than an appraised price — in order to meet the selling price. At that meeting, the attorneys prefaced the discussion by saying they could not discuss litigation openly, implying that there was court action to force the sale.

     "Now we have — surprise, surprise — we have, to the dime, the same price as the seller," said Mr. Clark at the Selectmen's meeting this evening.

     Mr. Clark questioned when the Open Space Committee voted to send a letter of engagement to the appraiser, Thomas J. Mulhern and Associates.

     "On September 1," said Vice Chair Mary Pratt.

     "Can we get a copy of the engagement letter?" asked Mr. Clark. "What is the process now that the Town has 4 appraisals?" he asked.

     "Mr. Coolidge said the CPC (Community Preservation Committee) would be voting on appraisals," Mr. Clark said.

      Selectmen Chairman Muriel Kramer said, "I think we can trust the CPC and the Open space Committee."

     "I believe the process did not follow [Chapter] 30B," Mr. Clark said. Chapter 30B of the General Laws waives certain statutory requirements when a parcel is determined to be "unique" and meets "unique requirements," but must be designated as such in writing.

      "There are no minutes where a governmental body has voted to find this a unique parcel," he said. "A public body has to vote that," said Mr. Clark.

      Mr. Coolidge returned a phone call this evening, saying in part in the recorded message he left, "We are waiting to hear from Ron Nation."

       To read the appraisal, a 36 page, 52 MB file, Choose This.    Note: It is a pdf file made from scanned document that the Selectmen's Office printed from an original pdf file they refused to email to HopNews.

Book Club has openings

September 12, 2006 — Susie Johnson, left, most well-known as a Real Estate sales person at Westward Homes, is also a lover of good books, and the organizer of the Hopkinton Book Club, which has been meeting for three years, and most recently at Main Street Specialties on a regular basis.

      "We like  to keep the  memberships at twelve, but a couple of members are moving soon, so we'll have room for a couple of new members," she said.

      The members present their own suggestions at the meetings, and then the entire membership votes — majority rules. "We're very democratic," Ms. Johnson said. This month's choice is Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins, an epic novel, according to Ms. Johnson.

       "It begins in ancient times and goes to the present. All of the characters come together through scents," she said. Ms. Johnson was asked if the all-female membership was intentional.

       "There are 12 members from Hopkinton, all women, but we are open to men.

       "But no such brave soul has stepped forward yet," she said.

       Anyone wishing to join call 508-435-1907.

A Piece of the Islands

September 12, 2006 — This piece of Main Street, photographed today — the fence, welcoming pineapples, and steeple mimicking each other architecturally — looks every bit as beautiful as a cape island on a nostalgic summer day.

Time to Switch the Flowers

September 12, 2006 — Amy Benincasa tends to her part of Earth today as she spruces up the triangle at the entrance to her neighborhood at Oliver lane and Wood Streets today.

Arrangements incomplete

Steven Barry Chase, 60, of Hopkinton, died Tuesday, September 12, 2006. He was the husband of Laura A. Turcotte of Hopkinton. Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.

Senior Center Ribbon-Cutting September 28, 2006 at 10:00 am

September 12, 2006 — The Hopkinton Senior Center will hold an Open House on September 28 at 10:00 am at the new location. Above, wildflowers are illuminated by the sun as the Senior Center provides a muted backdrop.

Route 93 Wilmington Fatal Crash Driver charged with OUI Alcohol, 5th  Offense;

7 additional charges

2 passengers not wearing seat belts; one dies, one seriously injured

 

September 12, 2006  — At about 1:30 a.m. this morning, State Police from the Andover Barracks responded to a three-vehicle fatal crash on Route 93 South, south of Concord Street, in Wilmington.

      Preliminary investigation by Trooper Michael Miskell indicates that 46-year-old Joseph Dixon of Somerville was traveling on Route 93 South in Wilmington in a 1997 Chevrolet Malibu when he lost control of his vehicle, just south of Concord Street.  His vehicle swerved to the right, then across all travel lanes to the left, striking the left side guardrail, before coming to rest in the middle of the road.  The Malibu was then struck by a 2004 Cadillac Coupe DeVille that was traveling southbound.  That Cadillac was the n struck by a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck, which was also traveling southbound at the time. 

      Dixon was transported by ambulance to Lahey Clinic for treatment of serious injuries.  An adult female passenger in the Malibu, who was unbelted and partially ejected during the crash, was airlifted to Beth Israel Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.  An adult male passenger in that same vehicle, who was unbelted and ejected during the crash, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the Cadillac, 59-year-old Louis Logrippo of Methuen, was uninjured in the crash.  The driver of the pickup, 50-year-old David Cucinelli of Saugus, was also uninjured in the crash.

      State Police arrested Dixon for:  (1) Operating to Endanger While Under the Influence of Alcohol (OUI) Resulting in Motor Vehicle Homicide; (2) Operating After Suspension for OUI while OUI; (3) Operating After Suspension, 3rd and Subsequent Offense; (4) OUI Alcohol While Operating to Endanger Causing Serious Personal Injury; (5) OUI Alcohol, 5th  Offense; (6) Operating to Endanger; (7) Failing to Stay Within Marked Lanes; and (8) Speeding.  Due to his hospitalization, the arraignment date, time and location have yet to be determined.       

      This crash remains under investigation with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section and State Police assigned to the Middlesex County District Attorney.  Wilmington Fire and EMS, Wilmington Police and Mass Highway all assisted at the scene.

      Route 93 South was closed following the crash and throughout the investigation.  Route 93 North was also initially closed for about 30 minutes to accommodate the medical helicopter.  As of 5:00 a.m., the two left travel lanes on the southbound side were reopened.

 Cheryl Perreault's Poet's Corner

 

 

Megan is a 9 year-old resident of Hopkinton who spent her summer vacation visiting Cape Cod and Niagara Falls and learning how to water-ski in the waters of Maine. She has recently begun a new school year at Hopkins Elementary School where she now attends the fourth grade. Now that school is back in session, Megan enjoys drama and playing the piano at home...when she is not busy with her homework that is!  ~ Cheryl

Nomadic Notes

 

Notes From Afganistan, being a recounting of Journeys, Labors

and Reflections, from New England to Central Asia. (Summer, 2006)

 

by Gary Moorehead 

For years I’ve experienced a growing intellectual curiosity and increasing longings about the idea of home, as well as the related idea of being on the road. Much of the best we desire or achieve is found in the search for or in the making of a home, or on or at the end of some journey. Of course, some of the worst human suffering and disappointment can happen at home or comes from the failure to make a home, as well as with misadventures along the road or some kind of exile. 

 

Two years after the attacks of September 11th and the subsequent US invasion of Afghanistan, I packed my bags and a few of my tools and books, and got on a flight to Kabul and began my job as a humanitarian aid worker building houses and schools for returning refugees. I’ve been living here in Afghanistan since then, living and working with returning Afghan refugees who are coming back to their old villages, trying to re-establish their homes and livelihoods. Full Story, Word Doc

 

Editor's Note: Gary Moorehead is the nephew of former  Board of Selectmen Chairman, Dick Gooding. Both were early contributors to HopNews.

Planning Board punishes Hopkinton Country club

Levies $7,200 fine ~ Starts 61B process

by Robert Falcione

September 11, 2006 — This evening, the Planning Board discussed alleged violations by the Hopkinton Country Club of Hopkinton's Scenic Road bylaw after several trees were cut down, and a twenty-two feet piece of stone wall was removed for a driveway opening for the purpose of building a home on each of the two lots that are on the parcel.

      Town Planner Elaine Lazarus alerted the Board of the violations, and suggested a fine of $300 each for two trees that were cut down to facilitate a driveway opening. She also suggested a fine of $6,600 for the 22 feet of stone wall at $300 per linear foot, totaling a fine of $7,200. In addition, Ms. Lazarus alerted the Board that the Hopkinton DPW and the Conservation Commission are very concerned about a worsening of the drainage problem  on Fruit Street as a result of the land clearing.

      The land has been taxed under Chapter 61B, a statute that allows for a lower tax rate for land that is forested, and gives the town the first crack at matching a bona fide offer, in this case the $500,000 price tag.

      Chairman Mark Abate said, "What they did is awful. I think we should hammer them to the fullest extent."

      Vice-chair RJ Dourney held up a letter to the Selectmen with drawings of that parcel.

      "The letter to the Selectmen's Office shows the stone wall was there, and now they claim it isn't," he said.

     Ms. Lazarus said in her memo to the Board that Country Club representatives claimed to have photos showing there was no wall. "I asked them to provide them by the end of last week. None have been received," she said. There were no representatives from the Country Club at the meeting.

      "You need to make a motion to whack 'em," said Chairman Abate to the Board, looking for a motion from a Board member to accept the recommended fine.

      "Anything at this point to stick it in their eye," said member Jaime Goncalves.

      "You could put out an RFI for affordable housing," said member John Coolidge.

      "No!" chimed Selectman Vice-chair Mary Pratt from the audience.

      "You're against affordable housing?" ribbed Mr. Dourney.

      "Not in that area. Can you imagine five more driveways?" she asked.

      The Town's interest in purchasing land is to maintain open space, to provide recreation, or for affordable housing, and would be available from CPA (Community Preservation Act) funds, in which the state matches contributions from the town's taxes.

      "If we do want it [the land], we have to go to Town Meeting. There are enough funds [CPA] to put a dent in it," said Planning Board member John Coolidge, who doubles as Chairman of the Open Space Preservation Committee, .

      The Board voted to turn the 61B momentum to Lily Holden of the Affordable Housing Task Force for study by her group.

September 11, 2006 — Patrolman Patrick O'Brien plays with Mary Jane Ehrenzeller's baby, while grandmother Rachel Bartlett looks on, after today's 9/11 ceremony on the Common.

Hop-a-long

September 11, 2006 — This sparrow was hopping along the stone walls of the Hopkinton Reservoir Dam overflow today, until it saw the camera and flew off.

Jimmy Fund Walk on Sunday

 

Full-time, Auxiliary, and Special Officers of the Hopkinton Police Department will again be volunteering their time this Sunday morning to insure the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk gets off to a safe start. I thank them all for their efforts in support of this worthy cause.

Officers will be at their posts at 5:30 am on Sunday, September 17, 2006 to oversee the check-in and and the start of the walk.

The walk starts at the Town Common at 7:00 am and follows the Boston Marathon route. Motorists should expect delays and should use extra caution along route 135 east of the Common.

My wife Judy and I will be participating in the patient walk again this year as part of the Police Chiefs Team. Anyone willing to support our walk for the Jimmy Fund can access the Police Chiefs Team at www.jimmyfundwalk.org . Judy and I are listed on the Team roster. ~ Hopkinton Chief of Police Tom Irvin

POLICE NEWS up -to-date today, September 11, 2006

 

5:04 pm There was a report of a fight at the Albanian Festival on East Street.  Officers Gregg DeBoer, Thomas Lemon, and Matthew McNeil responded...

 

2:16 am A caller from Oakhurst Road reported several people gathered in a back yard were being very loud and disturbing nearby residents...

 

10:11 pm There was a report of two loud explosions, possibly fireworks, from Woody Island Road...

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