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 Remix of Ukrainian folk song <--- WOW!

4 LIVE video cameras Downtown, HERE Or go right to the Main Street web camera here.
Harbor to Hill Daily Specials 6/28/2022
Hopkinton Incident Log Abstracts

4-car MVA - turns out it is in Milford, caller expresses concern
for signs at carnival being properly secured, caller reporting gunshots
on East Main - negative find, assist other police agency on I-495 S,
35 year-old Framingham female arrested and charged with OUI -- Drugs,
assist Fire Dept on Revolutionary Way, Clinton Street caller reports a rabid raccoon,
BOLO from MSP off 495 and onto West Main Street - black pickup matching
description on Church Street was not the offending truck, Walk-in received a strange letter in the mail,
caller complained of a speeding vehicle on Chamberlain Street,
assist FD (5X), Hopkinton State Park traffic backed up to Southborough,
walk-in reporting her mailbox broken into...
June 24, 25, 26, 2022
One Arrest

St. Paul’s Historic Document Installed

(Hopkinton, MA – June 27, 2022) – A recently restored historic document declaring the consecration of the St. Paul’s building in 1899 was blessed and installed at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Hopkinton during a St. Paul’s Feast Day celebration on June 26. Pictured are Reverend Mary Rosendale (left) Priest-in-Charge, and Laurie LaBrecque, senior warden (right). St. Paul’s has been a part of the Hopkinton community for 287 years, and is currently located at 61 Wood Street.
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HOPKINTON - It is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing of Diane Hakansson, 71, of Hopkinton, at the Mary Morse Rest Home on June 23, 2022. By her side, until the time of her death, were her beloved children, Kristina and Jay Hakansson.

Many a heart is sore in mourning today. We are consoled however by the gift that was her life.

Diane was born and raised in Hopkinton. She graduated from Hopkinton High School in 1968. After school she married and became a homemaker and a mother. She took both responsibilities seriously. She was envied in the family for keeping a neat and tidy home. Diane had a keen eye for décor which eventually became a passion that she developed into a successful career as a valued interior designer of homes. She was an avid golfer and walker. Diane was also a long-time waitress at Carbone’s restaurant. She truly loved her years of service and friendships developed there.

Diane’s most cherished gift was the special way that she treated others. Over the span of her life she maintained a loyal group of friends who would note she was always quick with a laugh or an offer of help. Her compassionate heart was always available to respond to a need. Diane was a great mother and grandmother, sister and friend. She was very involved in the life of her family, especially when her cherished grandchildren Emily and Sara arrived.

Diane Hakansson leaves behind her two adult children: Kristina Hakansson of Hopkinton, Jay Hakansson, also of Hopkinton; his wife, Rebecca, and their children, Emily and Sara. She also leaves her former husband, John Hakansson, and his partner, Carol Grady, of Waldoboro, Maine.

Diane also leaves to join her predeceased parents, the late, Joseph and Jean Murray. She leaves her five siblings: David and Ann Brooke Murray of Brewster; Susan and Richard Biagetti of Milford; Joseph and Catherine Murray of Hopkinton, Steven Murray of Mattapoisett; and Lisa Reilly of Walpole. She also, with great fondness, leaves her 15 nephews and nieces.

Details for a memorial celebration of life gathering will be forthcoming. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in memory of Diane Hakansson to the Dementia Society of America PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901.

 

Stephen Deletti, December 23, 1966 - June 23, 2022
Obituary details, entrusted to  Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, are incomplete at this time.

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Nature's Way

June 27, 2022 - "The poults are getting bigger! We are down to 4 this year, from the original 9 I saw a few weeks back. Sad, but the other animals and birds of prey all have babies to feed too, it's just nature. This one stood here for a long time in the garden, thinking hard about life I guess?! Adorable!" ~ Julie

Water Well Pump Motor Repaired

The water department and contractors worked through the weekend and the pump motor has been repaired and the well is now back on line. We will revert back to our normal state required water use restrictions.  With very little rain in the forecast and over a 6” YTD rain deficit, we continue to see groundwater levels drop rapidly. We will soon need to cut back pumping capacity. It is imperative that everyone follow the restrictions or we will end up at that point much sooner.  As a reminder, there is NO lawn watering on Saturday, Sunday or Mondays. 

We thank you for your cooperation in this very important matter.

Eric J. Carty Water-Sewer Manager
Hopkinton Water-Sewer Dept.
PO Box 171

Hopkinton, MA 01748

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ARTHUR MARSHALL, CPA, MBA, ELECTED TO MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF CPAS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOSTON — June 27, 2022 — The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MassCPAs) today announced that Arthur Marshall, CPA, MBA, was elected to its Board of Directors for its 2022-2023 fiscal year, which began May 1.

Marshall, a Hopkinton resident, is partner of assurance services at EY with clients in various industries, including software, technology, manufacturing, oil and gas, retail/distribution and healthcare. EY is one of the Big Four accounting firms that primarily provides assurance (including financial audit), tax, consulting and advisory services to its clients.

MassCPAs Board of Directors is a group of 19 elected members that sets policies, manages programs and oversees activities that benefit the 11,000-member organization and accounting profession in Massachusetts.

“MassCPAs Board of Directors is an extraordinary and diverse group of individuals who play a critical role in shaping the priorities of the Society and truly want to better the profession,” said Amy Pitter, president and CEO of MassCPAs. “I am thrilled to have Arthur on the board and know that his leadership will continue to contribute greatly to the Society, community and the profession in the year ahead.”

With over 20 years of public accounting assurance services experience, Marshall has worked with clients to complete public offerings (IPOs and debt), acquisitions and implementations of new accounting standards. As EY’s U.S.-East Region audit innovation and digital leader, he works with audit teams and external clients on the implementation of technology and the development of digital assets to enhance the quality of audits, financial reporting, business processes and building value and trust for stakeholders.

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Progress
(Artist's rendering below)

June 27, 2022 - It was a spur of the moment idea, and so the point of view of the camera is not the same in each photo/rendering. But former resident of the blue home, Cliff Kistner, sent the photo of his former, now-demolished home, which HopNews has inserted digitally, below, into the photo taken on Saturday. Mr. Kistner and his wife, Nancy, accepted $1.25 million for the house which rested on about 1/3 of an acre. Another 1/3 or so acre between their home and the former Mobile station, owned by Global, was also purchased by Global to make this one parcel all the way to the eastern-most border at Lumber Street Extension from the western-most existing border. The final touches are being put on the project as we speak.

 
For LIfe

June 26, 2022 - "They mate for life," says David M. Hughes (Yes, the very same David M. Hughes whose name is at the top of the Hopkinton Football Stadium.), of the eagles that he photographed in the wild, above.

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Click screenshot to watch 1 minute of rides at the carnival, and 1.2 songs by Matt Brodeur at
Bill's Downtown Pizzeria
Please be advised that the town has had a pump motor failure at one of the water wells. Due to the loss in water pumping capacity we need everyone on the municipal system to please turn off all sprinkler systems and refrain from any unnecessary outdoor water use until further notice. It is of the utmost importance to ensure water for fire protection and other daily essential needs. The town will be utilizing its auxiliary sources that are safe to drink but may cause some discoloration due to iron in the water. Thank you for your assistance in this very important matter. Press release
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James Murin, 78, died Wednesday, June 21, 2022 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. He was the husband of Maria Margarida A. Lopes-Murin to whom he was married for 33 years and lovingly called Maggie. Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Henry and Alfreda (Petka) Murin.

Jim received his bachelor's degree from Clark University and his master's degree from Assumption College. He taught for numerous years in Millbury, where he also held positions of guidance counselor and basketball coach, carrying on his love for sports after his exceptionally competitive basketball playing college years at Clark University. Later, in his retirement from education, he devoted his time to golf, teeing up in various golf course tournaments throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. His love for the outdoors extended to enjoying fishing in surrounding lakes and ponds either alone or with kindred fishermen. In his senior years, his golf enthusiasm motivated him to play at the Massachusetts Senior Golf Tournaments, distinguishing himself even then by earning his bronze and silver medals.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Susan Feller, son-in-law, Andrew Feller, and grandchildren, Alex and Liana Feller, of Glastonbury, Connecticut; his sister-in-law, Gloria Murin, and nephews, John Murin and Jimmy Murin, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday, June 28 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St. A private family service in the funeral home and private burial in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Hopkinton will follow.

Donations may be made to the Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation or to Project Just Because/Hopkinton Food Pantry.

UPDATE ON MAIN STREET CORRIDOR PROJECT
Full Depth Excavation Operations the Week of June 27, 2022 Full depth excavation includes the removal of the existing pavement and gravel to subgrade (approximately 22 inches), then the replacement and compaction of the gravel, and the replacement of pavement, except for the final pavement which will be done at the end of the project. Traffic will need to drive on compressed gravel for several weeks.
Full Main Street Corridor Update 6/24/2022

Hopkinton Republican Town Committee Announces Election of New Executive
Committee

Hopkinton, MA -- The Hopkinton Republican Town Committee (HRTC) met on June 13th and elected a new Executive Committee. Jim Mirabile (Chair), Chris Alicandro (Vice Chair), Leda Arakelian (Secretary) and Bill Muench (Treasurer) will work to carry on the long Republican tradition of service to the Hopkinton community, promotion of conservative values and the support of local political candidates.

At a time when our national political rhetoric is so divisive, the team looks to engage in civil discourse to provide a balanced local government that addresses the needs of all Hopkinton citizens.

The team looks forward to engaging with the community at future town events and elections. Please contact us if you would like to learn more or to join our cause.


HRTC Executive Committee from left to right: Chris Alicandro (Vice Chair), Bill Muench (Treasurer), Leda Arakelian
(Secretary) and Jim Mirabile (Chair)
About Hopkinton Republican Town Committee:
The HRTC is committed to making Hopkinton a better place to live, work, raise a family and conduct business. We look forward to civil discussion and thoughtful debate.
For more information, contact HRTC Chair Jim Mirabile (jmirab@yahoo.com)
The Hopkinton Republican Town Committee is registered with the MA Office of Campaign & Political Finance under
“Hopkinton REPTC”

 

Celebration of Life for Christopher F. Lozeau June 25, 2022

Christopher F. Lozeau, of Worcester and formerly of Hopkinton, MA passed away on his 53rd birthday, May 14, 2022, as a result of the Worcester apartment fire. Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, he was the son of Joseph A. Lozeau, Jr. and Joan M. Lozeau (Fairclough) of Cape Coral, FL.


Christopher is survived by two sons, Ben and Sam Lozeau of Hopkinton; his siblings, Joseph Lozeau and his wife Alison of Uxbridge, Joanne Russell of Woodstock, GA, Brian Lozeau of Uxbridge, Jennifer Gallerani and her husband, Eric of Northbridge, and Lisa Lozeau-Trzepacz of Oak Island, NC. He also leaves behind many cherished nieces and nephews.


Chris loved to explore nature, antiques, strolling through museums and flea markets. Chris loved to learn and share his new knowledge, he was an avid “home Jeopardy contestant” and loved survival reality TV. In fact, he was supremely confident that if need be he could choke out a bear in the wild. We will miss Chris greatly and we take comfort in knowing he is resting in God’s care.


Christopher will be interred at Saint John’s Cemetery in Hopkinton. The family welcomes all to a Celebration of Life Mass held on Saturday, June 25 at 11:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton. In Lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a recovery program: Alyssa’s place or GAAMHA Inc. Pathway House in Gardner, MA. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.

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Below, please find a statement from Senate President Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland):

 

Today is an extremely dark day for America, as we face what can only be called a ‘nightmare scenario’ for women and those who can get pregnant across this nation. It is important to stress that abortion remains and will remain legal in Massachusetts. This fundamental right to health care is here to stay in the Commonwealth, and I will fight every day to strengthen and protect it.

 

In its Fiscal Year 2023 budget, the Senate included language protecting access to reproductive health care, and today, Governor Baker issued an Executive Order which aligns very closely with this language. There is increased urgency to codify these provisions so that we can ensure the safety and continued protections of our residents. I remain grateful that the Commonwealth stands united to safeguard these protections.

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Saturday Night at Bills Downtown Pizzeria

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Hopkinton Woman Receives $10,000 Award Toward Live4Evan

 

June 24, 2022 - For the past 25 years, the Kraft family and the New England Patriots Foundation have been recognizing volunteers for going above and beyond to give back to their communities through the Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards program. Formerly known as the Community Quarterback Awards, this volunteer recognition was renamed in 2011 in memory of Myra Kraft.

On Wednesday, June 8, 26 volunteers were recognized for their contributions at an awards ceremony at Gillette Stadium. In total, $275,000 in donations were distributed to the nonprofits represented by each volunteer. Twenty-five organizations each received $10,000 and the Grimes King Foundation for the Elderly received this year’s grand prize of $25,000.

“Of all the community initiatives we support through the Patriots Foundation, this was always Myra’s favorite and I am proud that we continue to honor her legacy of volunteerism by recognizing the amazing work of dozens of volunteers each year,” said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft. “She loved meeting all of the honorees and hearing their heartwarming stories of volunteerism. There are so many people doing great things in our communities. It restores all faith in humanity. We enjoyed reviewing this year’s applications and selecting the 26 dedicated individuals that are helping to make the world a better place.”

Gillette, a longtime supporter of the New England Patriots and a cornerstone partner of the Patriots Foundation, served as the presenting sponsor for this year’s program. On hand to congratulate the award winners were Robert Kraft, President of Kraft Family Philanthropies Josh Kraft, Patriots, College and Pro Football Hall of Famer and Patriots Executive Director of Community Affairs Andre Tippett and John Claughton, VP of Grooming, North America, Procter & Gamble.

“This program has always been my family’s favorite charitable initiative,” said Josh Kraft. “Each year, we read hundreds of heartfelt stories of volunteerism and we are honored to celebrate those who go above and beyond to help others. We were excited to partner with our good friends at Gillette for this year’s program and appreciate their shared commitment to building stronger New England communities.”

“As a long-time witness of the great and positive impact the Kraft family has had on the New England community, Gillette could not be more proud to share in honoring Myra’s legacy as the presenting sponsor of the Myra Kraft MVP Awards,” said John Claughton. “Joined by the same drive to be a force for good for the communities we serve, Gillette looks forward to supporting all the honorees and volunteers that continue the work Myra so passionately championed.”

Barbara Girardi of Hopkinton, Mass. was recognized as one of this year’s honorees and presented with a $10,000 donation for Live4Evan.

Barbara created Live4Evan in memory of her son, who passed away from a congenital heart defect at the age of 20. She established an independent housing program for families receiving long-term cardiac care in the Greater Boston area.

Barbara coordinates apartment availability for families and offers support during their stay. She works closely with Boston-area hospitals and social workers to ensure they receive proper care and support. Since its inception, the nonprofit has opened five apartments and housed more than 100 families.

"It is such a tremendous honor to be considered alongside the other amazing volunteers for this award,” said Barbara. “Live4Evan helps families with the continued support of our incredible community and partners such as Gillette and the New England Patriots Foundation. Their contribution allows is to work with families in crisis, who need a place to stay. This award means the world to me and the entire Live4Evan organization."

The 2022 Myra Kraft Community MVP winners range from 15 to 85 years old and represent every New England state. The selected nonprofits provide support for many causes, including education, domestic violence prevention, healthcare, homelessness, mentoring and military support.

Since its inception, the Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards program has recognized more than 450 volunteers and donated more than $3 million to support nonprofit organizations across New England.

 
Individual Clambakes Every Sunday this Summer

Individual Clambake:Lobster, steamers, ear of corn, potatoes, broth and butter, only $35.

Or, Planning a Barbeque?
Let Arena's do the  Hunting and the Gathering
You do the Cooking!

Car vs. Pole, with Injuries

June 23, 2022 - Firefighters and police rushed to Legacy Farms North, where a man received injuries after front-ending a pole this afternoon and getting ejected. Above, the man is packaged for transport to the hospital. Below, the vehicle awaits a tow.
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High and Dry

June 23, 2022 - This squirrel notices an empty bird feeder across the street between it and the camera, but is okay for the moment, high above the dangerous top wires.
At Hopkinton Center for the Arts:
 
ESPN and WCVB Channel 5 Named Exclusive Broadcast Managers
for B.A.A. Boston Marathon

June 23, 2022 - BOSTON—The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced today that ESPN and WCVB Channel 5 will serve as the exclusive national and local broadcast partners, respectively, for the Boston Marathon beginning in 2023. WCVB will also provide exclusive year-round coverage for all B.A.A. events including the B.A.A. 5K, B.A.A. 10K, and B.A.A. Half Marathon. Read full press release here.

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Select Board Meets
"[You are]Putting a lot of energy into a trail that is a dangerous trail for our community..." Amanda Maffei

June 21, 2022 - Above, at their Tuesday meeting, Select Board members thanked each of the scouts above for having obtained the rank of Eagle. Scouts, from left, Alex Campbell, Harrison Bograd, Colin Davan, Aiden Chen. Also attaining Eagle rank, but not in attendance this evening, were Daniel Cambourelis-Haskins and Jack Dolski.  (HCAM screenshots)

 

 

During the Public Forum segment of the meeting — speakers are limited to 2 minutes each — Peter LaGoy (Photo below, left) was first. He spoke in opposition to the proposed map by the town of Hopkinton's Upper Charles Trail Committee which features at least 3 crossings of Hayden Rowe Street. His grass roots group has devised an alternative route and map.

 

"What I heard at your last meeting was more of the same. The committee is not going in the direction the town clearly wants," he said.

 

Up next was Mr. LaGoy's wife, Amanda Maffei Photo below, right, who proposed, "New blood" would be helpful for this process.

 

"You are putting a lot of energy into a trail that is ultimately a dangerous trail for our community.

 

"I just feel that new blood would be helpful for this process.

 

"I have grandchildren I would never send down that trail, if it comes up [Route] 85.

 

"Never!" she emphasized.



Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
June 17, 18, 19, 20, 2022
A Little to the Right, Please

June 21, 2022 - One of the red squirrels Julie has been rehabilitating that she just released.
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Rebeka Lynn Hoffman, 68

Hopkinton, MA – Rebeka Lynn Hoffman, 68, died Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Milford Regional Hospital after being diagnosed with cancer almost a year ago.

She is survived by her three brothers, Tim, Dan, and Sam Hoffman, and six nieces and a nephew. She was predeceased by her parents, Curtis Hoffman and Anne (Henry) Andrews and youngest brother Nathan.

Beka was born in Reading PA. As an infant she lived in Virginia, then in Hopewell, NJ during elementary school years and in New Britain, CT as a teenager and was in the high school marching band as a saxophonist. After high school, she studied at the University of Chicago. Beka settled in Hopkinton, MA in 1989 where she lived until her passing.

Beka was introduced to camping and hiking as a child and enjoyed the wilderness the rest of her life. Even near the end, Beka bought a newer van and loaded it up with her camping gear, ready to go, but did not get the chance. She never gave up hope for the future.

Beka was a strong, independent woman whose friendship was valued by many. She cared deeply about social justice and caring for nature and took actions to affect both. Beka had a strong commitment to promote feminist causes and also lived spiritually, which was felt by all who loved her. Beka was an avid reader and had an intensely inquisitive mind, always exploring and investigating her heartfelt interests. She was a drummer for over 20 years.

Beka had several vocations before finding that teaching was her passion, and she worked as a teacher for the later part of her life.

At the time of her death, Beka served as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Hopkinton Housing Authority.

Beka requested that any donations in her memory be made to these organizations which were important to her and which she supported:

Population Connection https://populationconnection.org/ 

We Want The Land Collective https://wwtlc.org/

Northeast Wilderness Trust https://newildernesstrust.org/

 
A One-Pound Dog

JUne 20, 2022 - Kayhan, holding a one pound Scooby Snack all-beef hot dog, showing his son, Landon, how the big boys do it.  We heard that only real men can finish one.

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More Stills of Saturday's Race/Fun to Cure ALS
Don't forget the Video <----

Please choose a thumbnail to view a larger photo.

Men's Race First Place above, Women's Race Winner, below.


"Tee Up" to help those in need.

Spend a beautiful day on Hopkinton Country Club's meticulously maintained 18-hole championship golf course all to benefit Project Just Because.

Project Just Because (PJB) is a non-profit organization that helps individuals and families in need throughout Massachusetts. We provide items such as food, clothing, school supplies, toys, toiletries and small household items year-round. In 2020, PJB became a statewide food pantry, offering food to any family in need throughout Masssachusetts. We also offer gluten free food. PJB is a referral center through the 211 network for families in crisis. Founded in 1998 as a grassroots effort, we became an official 501 (c)(3) charity organization in 2004. We have been growing steadily since; donating almost every dollar that we receive to the families we serve.

Our golf event will be held on July 11th at the Hopkinton Country Club. The day will include 18 holes of golf, continental breakfast , dinner, raffles, and a silent auction Can't make the date, consider a sponsorship, donation or auction item donation.

Follow the link below for more information and to find out how you can be a part of this special event:
http://projectjustbecause.org/programs/tee-up-fundraiser/

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Dust in the Wind

JUne 19, 2022 - A DCR employee unwittingly kicks up a dust storm on top of the Hopkinton Reservoir Dam in the namesake State Park, while delivering two Lifeguards from the main beach (lower) to the upper beach. A new, wider bridge over the spillway makes the shortcut possible in a Kubota ATV.
 
Progress

Clouds

June 19, 2022 - There were some awesome clouds overhead yesterday. Above at Lake Whitehall, below, from West Main looking east.

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(Thank the Hopkinton Garden Club for the Fresh Flowers)
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Below, under construction: Concrete roadbed fortification and retaining wall for CVS. This is the area of the new southbound lane of Grove Street traffic as the roadway gets moved over a few feet.
Observe on LIVE camera.

 
Positively Hopkinton
CLICK TO WATCH VIDEO

June 18, 2022 - It was around 20 years ago that Boston Red Sox player Mike Timlin lost his mother to ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). And for the last 19 years Mike Timlin has put out the call for a cure, placing his mother's name on a 5k race/family fun Day. In this short video, we have Mike thanking the runners and principals,  the start of the race, including the whole field of runners, the male and female fast finishers as well as a song at the end by Hot Acoustics, a local band led by Hopkinton resident Steve Spector.
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Uncommonly Hopkinton

The Hopkinton Garden Club is mostly responsible for the planting of fresh flowers at the Hopkinton Common and across the street alongside the cemetery fence.
Walcott Street Open to Two-Way Traffic During Main Street Corridor Eastbound Detour
 

HOPKINTON, MA (June 16, 2022) - Due to the planned eastbound detour on Main Street for work on the Main Street Corridor Project beginning on Tuesday, June 21 and continuing through Friday, June 24, Walcott Street will be open to two-way traffic during that time period to allow access via Cedar Street.  (File photo)

 

“The shift to two-way traffic on Walcott Street has been implemented to support access to businesses and residents while work is occurring on Main Street,” said DPW Director John Westerling.

 

Eastbound traffic will be detoured up Grove Street, across Maple Street and back to Main Street via Hayden Rowe.

 

 Westbound traffic on Main Street will remain open. Parking spaces on the south side of Main Street may be impacted, but access to businesses will be maintained. Detail officers will be on-site to assist with traffic flow.

 

The detour will remain in place during daytime working hours only. Main Street will be opened up at the end of each workday to at least one lane with alternating traffic. At that time, Walcott Street will revert back to one-way traffic.

 

For additional information about the Main Street Corridor Project, please visit the project website at https://hopkintonmainstreet.com/ . Questions or concerns related to the project can be directed to Michelle Murdock at mmurdck@hopkintonma.gov  or 339-223-5377.

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Hopkinton Water Department located in Hopkinton, Massachusetts
has levels of PFAS6 above the Drinking Water Standard
Read the Important, Informative Public Notice
HOPKINTON PLANNING BOARD
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
6:30 P.M.
Room 215/216
Hopkinton Town Hall
18 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA
Link to Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83191253408
Meeting ID: 831 9125 3408
Passcode: 504559
Call-in Phone Number: (646) 876-9923
AGENDA
1. Joint Meeting with Select Board to appoint new member to the vacant seat on the
Planning Board

 

Select Board will hold a public meeting to set Water and Sewer rates and receive feedback from the community on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 7:45 p.m., at Town Hall, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton. The meeting will also be held via Zoom webinar.


See the attached PDF, or click the link below, for more information.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/18B5IHybi9356LG6rX8cWu6mbRIkUdjSczh2lXgqTI3o

 
Flag Retirement Ceremony

 June 15, 2022  - United States Flags are retired by burning, as in this ceremony yesterday, Flag Day, at the Woodville Rod and Gun Club led by the Hopkinton Scouts. Watch the video to hear a personification of the flag by Ryan Brennan, see the formal ceremony, and watch a seriously beautiful a capella, perfect pitch rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" by Margot Kaye.
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Eastbound Detour on Main Street at 135/85 Intersection – 6/15/22 - 6/17/22 An eastbound detour on Main Street will be in place from Wednesday, June 15 through Friday, June 17.

 Eastbound traffic will be detoured up Grove Street, across Maple Street and back to Main Street via Hayden Rowe. Westbound traffic on Main Street will remain open. Parking spaces on the south side of Main Street may be impacted, but access to businesses will be maintained.

Detail officers will be on-site to assist with traffic flow. The detour will remain in place during daytime working hours only. Main Street will be opened at the end of each workday to at least one lane with alternating traffic. For the most up-to-date project information, please visit the Town’s project website at https://hopkintonmainstreet.com
 

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Douglas J. Oliver

Douglas J. Oliver, formerly of Hopkinton, MA passed away in St Augustine, Florida on June2nd in the Bailey Community Hospice Center with his family by his side.

He waged a courageous battle against prostate cancer for 12 years. Following his friend Linda Karner’s motto, “Live Your Life Happy,” Doug was positive that cancer would not get the best of him.

Doug was born on February 14, 1953 in Revere, MA to the late Charles J. Oliver and the late Patricia E. Oliver. He is survived by his wife Emily Oliver of St Augustine, FL, his son Marine Captain Charles Oliver and wife Andrea and their son Lewis of Bel Air, MD, his daughter Evelyn Oliver of Syracuse, NY, his sister Robin and Jim Garrett of Rohersville, MD, his sister Julie and Paul Penner of Tiverton, RI, his sister Wendy and Tim Hollander of Middlebury, VT, his cousin Linda and Roy Johnson of Rockport, MA and many nieces and nephews.

Doug was raised in Hamilton, MA and enjoyed the many childhood activities of an easier time. Upon graduation in 1971, he attended Essex Agricultural and Technical Institute where he earned a degree in agronomy. He started his career in landscape at the Benevolent Association in Chestnut Hill, MA and then shifted gears to a career in HVAC at the Christian Science Center in Boston, MA. Working with environmental controls of big buildings became a passion.

Upon completion of 26 years of service to the Church, he went to work at EMC in Franklin, MA and ended his 17 year career at TJX in Marlboro, MA in 2018. Doug believed in community service and was a loyal member of the Hopkinton Auxiliary Police for over 30 years. Volunteering on Marathon Day was a highlight of his service. Seeking a warmer clime and the desire to never shovel snow again, his retirement to St Augustine was the capstone to a life well lived!

Easy as Pi

June 14, 2022 - The welcoming turtle logo has become such an iconic symbol on the building above on Hayden Rowe Street, that we don't even need to say the name. But when a garage in the rear caught fire this morning, it didn't take long for the Hopkinton Fire Department (HFD photo below) to put it out to keep from spreading. It was as easy as Pie. The fire was nowhere near the retail or brewing part of the complex. Several other towns responded with engines, both to the fire and for station coverage. No injuries were reported.
 




On Saturday, June 11, 2022, Officer Shannon Beloin continued HPD's longstanding support of the Massachusetts Special Olympics by participating in this year's cruiser convoy and medal ceremony.
From HPD facebook
 

TONIGHT at 6:00 pm
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All are welcome to join our local Veterans and Scouts for a Community Flag Retirement Ceremony on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm Woodville Rod & Gun Club. Flags can be dropped off in advance at the Hopkinton, MA Police Department or feel free to bring flags in need of retirement and join us on Flag Day to observe a solemn ceremony with our Veterans, Scouts, and community members.

Grey Catbird
June 13, 2022 - "Got this Grey Catbird helping with the insects on the porch, I'm sure collecting them to bring back to lil' nestlings.. Never seen a Catbird nestling, I'm sure I'd DIE of cute!" ~ Julie

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The Reveal

December 28, 2022 - Inasmuch as Global's closest "All Town" fuel/convenience store in Oxford is a Shell-branded gas station, some people wondered if they would switch brands at the rebuilt station on West Main Street; but the branded pumps say "Mobil" again just as loud as can be, proving the old adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
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Cattle Farm

June 13, 2022 - On the way to the heronry.

Moving a Street

June 13, 2022 - No, this is not the beginning of a landing strip for airborne patrons of the ever-busy Snappy Dogs hot dog trailer. It is the start of the moving of the roadway, approved many for years, and on the town's wishlist for even longer. On the other side of the intersection, land has been taken from the Shell station to add a lane on the western side of Cedar Street and close an exit/entrance to the station. The plan [to straighten the intersection] was brought to the town as the panacea for traffic congestion; however, it will cost CVS and Marty's parking about 28 spaces that were alongside Grove Street southbound.
 
Flags Retirement
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All are welcome to join our local Veterans and Scouts for a Community Flag Retirement Ceremony on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Woodville Rod & Gun Club. Flags can be dropped off in advance at the Hopkinton, MA Police Department or feel free to bring flags in need of retirement and join us on Flag Day to observe a solemn ceremony with our Veterans, Scouts, and community members.
St. John Rummage Sale Returns
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

Touch-A-Truck 2022


 
Saturday, June 11, 2022, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Early Queue
June 10, 2022 - Shoppers lined  up ahead of today's 9:00 am opening at the 2022 St. John's Rummage Sale. June 11, 13, 14 and June 15, the sale will be open from 9:00 am - 7:00 pm. Please note, there are no open hours on Sunday, June 12.
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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from May 23, 2022 - June 5, 2022
Choose Blue Links to See Town's Property Card
Red Prices are over $1 million.
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
12 Valentine Road Nayeong Cho, Soon Gang Choi $775,000 June 3, 2022 Deborah R Bergmann et al
7 Rosewood Lane U-10C Ning Xia, Xunuo Shen $466,000 June 3, 2022 Leon H Taylor III, Kate M Taylor
86 South Mill Street Rebekah McHugh, Stephen McHugh $1,310,000 June 3, 2022 Paul V Remsen
103 Wood Street 103 Wood Street Realty LLC $500,000 June 2, 2022 Daniel Aho et al
60 Aspen Way U-247 Shshi Kanth Myadam, Keerthi Pasupunette $1,043,327 May 31, 2022 Pulte Homes of New England
18 Stone Crossing Way Kourosh Ravvaz $1,064,500 May 31, 2022 Annette R Kaminski, et al
35 Greenwood Road Heather Horton, Jordan B Andahl $1,800,000 May 31, 2022 Ian M Lock, Tania Lock
5 Brandon Lane Unit 5 BAN Magaral Hari, Kamalas Hari $779,000 May 27, 2022 The Trails LLC
58 Aspen Way U246 Sudhakar Ramabhotla, Lalitha Ayyagari $1,017,392 May 26, 2022 Pulte Homes of New Englasnd llc
11 Sweetwater Way Unit 249 Mahesh Naalla, Deepika Chinthala $860,300 May 26, 2022 Balakrishna Yarramsetti, Durga Sridevi Yaaramsetti
12 Bandon Lane U-12Ban Alan Sarasohn, Rena Sarasohn $659,900 May 26, 2022 Trails LLC
203 Fruit Street Vishal Shah $901,000 May 26, 2022 Ayeshar Sheikh, Vishal Sheikh
6 Daniel Road Lauren Colella, Briant Thomas Colella $985,000 May 25, 2022 Gayle Gonthier-Bell, et al
29 Spruce Street Unit 94 Sri, Harsha Nimmagadda, Umme Habiba Shaik $1,030,000 May 25, 2022 Kiran Cherukuri, Jayasri Mikkilineni
56 Aspen Way u-245 Naveen Vuppala, Premshanthi Sanka $1,007,700 May 24, 2022 Pulte Homes of New England
18 Breakneck Hill Road  Shahin Shafai, Aysegul Shafai  $1,111,000 May 24, 2022 Jonas A Merrill, Allisah H Merrill
63 Main Street 28 Main Street LLC $600,000 May 23, 2022 63 Main Street Realty Tr
LAST TIME        
5 Hoyt Way Unit 5 Terrence A Richardson Tr, et al $940,760 May 20, 2022 LFJ Development Corp.
1 Chamberlain Street Barry Kesner $906,000 May 20, 2022 Welhington DaSilva
13 Fawn Ridge Road Stacy Wu, Kai Wittpennig $1,750,000 May 20, 2022 Donald P King III, Kimberly S King
59 Aspen Way Unit 251 Ravikanth B Lakkapragada, Aparna Nadupalli $918,047 May 20, 2022 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
Time Before        
3 Weston Lane Unit 3WES Osei-Boateng Kwame $789,000 May 16, 2022 Trails LLC
6 Frostpane Lane Unit 79 Suyash Arvind Sahasrabhojannee, et al $815,000 May 16, 2022 Sudhakar Ramabhotla, Lalitha G Ayyaguri
53 Aspen Way Unit 254 Manoj Hulikere Math, et al $825,490 May 16, 2022 Pulte Homes of New England
25 Valleywood Road Julian Joseph $597,500 May 13, 2022 Anita Palmaccio
5 Overlook Road Sudheer Kumar Sharma, Sonakshi Sharmas $2,000,000 May 13, 2022 John Galanek, April Galanek
16 Birkdale Lane Unit 16 BIR Paul E Goss $654,000 May 12, 2022 Trails LLC
23 Primrose Circle Unit 215 Lakshmanan Meyyappan, Valli Anitha Senthilnathan $1,065,000 May 11, 2022 Kiran Kumar Kammili, Fnu Shahid Perveen
55 Aspen Way Unit 253 Shraddha Bhatt, Saumil Bhatt $828,275 May 11, 2022 Pulte Homes of New England
10 Bandon Lane Unti 10 BAN Prabodh Parekh, Lavanya Parekh $659,000 May 11, 2022 Trails LLC
4 Beach Road Matthew C Knowles, Amy Cooke $530,000 May 11, 2022 Benjamin T Hedges
14 School Street Qindong Zhang, $1,060,000 May 9, 2022 Barbara Fargnoli Tr et al

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Hopkinton photographer John Collins says hello again from Alaska.
 

Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Low wire on Winter Street, assist motorist with dead battery
on West Main Street, several officers standing by at the schools,
MVA on Elm Street -no PI - Officer filed immediate threat report -
individual transported to hospital, dog struck by car on Wood Street,
walk-in found a phone on bench outside, School Street resident
complained of barking/roaming dog - Animal Resource Officer notified,
individual reports catalytic converter stolen, piece of yellow metal in road ...
June 8, 2022

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign...
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Next Stop...

June 8, 2022 - Following the overflow or outlet of the Lake Maspenock Dam, the water goes downhill to Upton, and ends up here at Fiske Mill Pond before it travels onward. The pond, signs attest, is owned by the adjacent Nipmuc Rod and Gun Club.
 

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The Sharon Timlin Memorial Event: A Race to Cure ALS
A 5k Race, Kids Color Run and Family Fun Day for all! #StepUpToCureALS
Sign Up Today!

Join Mike Timlin, Tim Wakefield and Mike Myers at the Sharon Timlin Memorial Event on June 18th! There's something for everyone: A 5k Run/Walk, a Kids Color Run and a Family Fun day, with live music, food, bounce houses, a big raffle/silent auction and more!

Calling all runners and volunteers! Sign up today at www.sharontimlinrace.org .

We hope to see you then!

The Sharon Timlin Memorial Event Committee

Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Woman hears knocks on window at 4:00 am - all okay,
 five officers standing by at schools, DMV on Main Street -
tow en route, Officer Matthew J Santoro investigating an
incident of harassment at one of the schools, MVA on South Street -
no PI - courtesy transport to Davis Road, Lumber Street caller reports
suspicious red vehicle with a "no gas" sign on it, Chief Bennett
checking schools, tree down on Spring Street - partially blocking
roadway, business owner complained of construction vehicles
hampering passage of vehicles, mva rollover on Cordaville Road
in Southborough, vehicle hit stop sign on Prestwick Road - no PI,
lost dog running around on Hayward Street, several officers standing
by for dismissal at the schools, individual complained that a landscape truck
proceeded past a stopped school bus with its stop sign out and red
lights flashing - left a message with company,
June 6, 2022
No Arrests
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Daily Special

June 8, 2022 - Julie tells us the juvenile bluebird is getting a bit impatient, mouth wide open, with its father, as he returns with some protein.
 

Continuing on a long annual tradition, the Hopkinton Women’s Club is proud to present 2022 scholarships to the following Hopkinton High School seniors:

Kathleen Beauvais, Mary Billeter, Sarah Bouvier, Kathryn Callery,
Charlotte Cann, Lauren Coccio, Julia Dever, Sebastian Losada, Sofia
Luce, Abigail Lussier, Saathvika Motukuri, Petra-Jasmine Samrout,
Ashlyn Sullivan, Sucheta Sunder, Olivia Sward, Alexis Trendel, Tess
Weatherhead, Erin Yenawine, Grace Young, and Mena Youssif; Mary
McDonough Community Service Award Recipient Saibhaskar
Gudempati. Congratulations to all!

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Hopkinton military veterans gathered for breakfast and camaraderie
on 3 June 2022, at the Senior Center.


Monthly discussions of anniversaries of military events that occurred on June 3rd were highlighted. Because of the time-proximity to D-Day, much of the focus was on happenings of 1944.

Additional discussion points included remembrances of recently passed veterans. Comments were mainly from the Viet Nam era, and all were personal and heart-felt.

The attached photo shows a sample of the dozens who attended the breakfast (back row, L to R): Mike Arakelian (USAF), Neil Svendsen (US Army), Frank Fede (USN), Robert Hole (USN), Peter Redding (US Army), and "Ted" Hoyt (US Army). Sitting in front, Art Brooks (USN). Messrs. Brooks and Redding hold a reminder of the Normandy action; Mr. Hole has an image of the preparation for a 1945 assault on Japan (N.B.: On June 3rd no one knew the war was about to end); and Mr. Hoyt is representing the preparations for D-Day landings.

The next Vets Breakfast is scheduled for 1 July 2022, honoring the life of Joseph V. Pyne, Jr. ~ Hank Allessio

 
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Canine requested from several agencies for missing person -
unknown if canine was acquired - disposition of incident not stated,
speeders on Wedgewood Drive, speeders on Hayden Rowe Street,
MVA w/PI on Overlook Road, 2 dirt bikes riding on company
property ordered to leave for 2nd day - officer spoke with parent,
caller lost keys to Audi in CVS parking lot - HPD will call if
found, Holliston PD requests assistance for unknown vehicle
in driveway, suspect in domestic assault fleeing Holliston
toward Hopkinton, caller reports Holt Street neighbor always has
parties and vehicles have trouble driving through, assault
on Clinton Street - cannot locate individuals at first despite
 open phone line, construction equipment running on Sunday in spite
of statuatory ban - and beginning before 7am limit during weekdays,
woman uneasy with stranger asking questions about her vehicle in
Price Chopper parking lot - he then took
a photo of the vehicle's logo before leaving, individual lost his driver's
license at Hopkinton State Park, caller reports suspicious vehicle
following her on her walk, a caller reports a mother wrestling with her son,
two dogs running in and out of traffic on Wood Street...
June 3, 4, 5, 2022
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"Of Many Minds" Public Art Exhibit on Boston Harborwalk by Hopkinton Sculptor
 - June 21, 2022 – December 18, 2023

This June 2022 will mark the opening of a remarkable Charlestown Navy Yard public art exhibit with sculptures by award winning Massachusetts artist Michael Alfano whose work is in private and public collections throughout the world.


Of Many Minds consists of 20 sculptures extending from the USS Constitution in the Boston National Historical Park to various sites along the Boston Harborwalk and ending at Mayor Menino Park at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Michael Alfano is known for creating figurative and surrealistic sculptures that go beyond the literal, adapting the human form to convey philosophical ideas and abstract concepts. The exhibit is intended to be accessible and understandable to people of all walks of life. Each of the sculptures has a quote to further the conversation and foster different ideas. The artist expects there can be as many meanings as there are people viewing the art.


Visitors of all ages will enjoy viewing and interacting with the sculptures. This free exhibit brings museum quality art to the public realm and offers a welcome outdoor activity while walking, biking and enjoying views of the City of Boston skyline. Of Many Minds runs until December 2023.


The exhibit is hosted by the Navy Yard Garden & Art, Inc. in partnership with the Boston Planning & Development Agency, the National Park Service and USS Constitution Museum and with the generosity of many commercial sponsors.


Navy Yard Garden & Art will be hosting a number of events in connection with the exhibit including a Grand Opening on June 21 at the Shipyard Park amphitheater featuring a dance performance and the artist will lead several tours with Friends of the Boston Harborwalk. Details about upcoming events will be posted on http://www.navyyardgarden.org/events . Press release


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Contributed by Julie Ford!
 

Deborah Anne Nappi (Franks)

 

Deborah Anne Nappi (Franks) passed away on Monday May 30, 2022, at home.

Debbie was born on March 2nd, 1960, in the Chelsea Naval Hospital in Chelsea MA.

She grew up in Milford and Hopedale. She Graduated Hopedale High School in 1978 and was granted a technical scholarship attending Leo’s Beauty Academy in Worcester MA earning a hairdressing license. She became an accomplished hairdresser working in area shops. She married Martin Vincent Nappi in 1982 at Sacred Heart of Jesus in Milford. She left hairdressing after five years and went to work for Data General as an Administrative Assistant until they closed.

She gave birth to her son, Thomas Vincent Nappi in June 1987, and her daughter Amanda Pamela Nappi in January 1989. The children attended Milford schools. In 1992, Debbie went back to school at Newbury Junior College where she earned a degree in Culinary Arts. For nearly two years she was the only female chef at Vidalia’s Restaurant in Milford.

In 1998 the family moved to Plaxtol, England UK where they lived for two years as her husband Martin established the European division of a software company called Green Hills Software. Debbie was essential in using her skills as an administrative assistant in organizing these efforts while raising her family. They moved back to Milford in 2000 and both children graduated Milford High School. Thomas attended Dean College where he graduated with a BA in Communications with cum-laude honors and Amanda attended Worcester Community College and studied advanced photography. Debbie was a wonderful mother and a fantastic wife! She excelled at caring for her family and being there for them in every situation. Not to mention the magnificent meals she fed her family every day!

Deborah leaves behind her beloved husband of 40 Years, Martin Nappi and son, Thomas Nappi, she was predeceased by her daughter Amanda Nappi and leaves behind her three grandchildren; Chloe, Cameron, and Colby Nappi, who she loved dearly! Deborah leaves behind three sisters; Katherine and husband, Frank Trufant of Franklin, MA., Marie McCann of Mendon, MA. and Caroline and her husband, Gerry Wilson of Hopedale, MA. She leaves behind one brother: Norman Franks and his wife Amy (Phillips) of Hopedale, MA.

She was predeceased by two brothers: William Franks formerly of Woonsocket, RI and John Franks formerly of Milford MA.

Deborah also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and their extended families and numerous friends that loved her dearly. Debbie was known for her kindness, her understanding, and her loving ways. She will be missed by everyone that knew her. May her sweet, beautiful soul Rest in Peace.

Calling hours will be at Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home at 46 Water Street in Milford, MA from 5 – 8 PM on Monday June 6th, 2022. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday June 7, 2022 at 10 AM at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church at 187 Hopedale Street, Hopedale, MA.


Hopkinton High School Car Parade of 2022 Graduates

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Class of 2022 Graduates!





 

More commencement photos later today
 






Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Walk-in reporting fraud - report to follow, officers off at all of the schools,
female walking past Route 495 - checks  okay, walk-in reports some
property stolen, assist fire dept [x2],

June 2, 2022

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Holliston- Anna M. (Volpe) Lambert, age 85, of Hopkinton and formerly of Holliston and Milford passed away May 29th after a period of declining health.

She was the wife of the late Clement T. Lambert.

Anna had been the office manager for 42 years at her husband’s CPA Firm, CT Lambert and Associate in Framingham. She had previously worked at the former Draper Corporation for 10 years.

She was born July 27, 1936 in Milford, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Mary (Cassanta) Volpe and was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School, class of 1950.

Anna was a member of the Sons of Italy-Loggia in Milford and was a board member and volunteer at Project Just Because, Inc. in Hopkinton for 20 years.

She is survived by her daughters, Donna and her husband Timothy Macaulay of ME and Cherylann Lambert Walsh of Hopkinton; her grandchildren: Amanda, Collin, Amber and Marissa.

She was predeceased by her siblings: Lawrence Volpe, Grace Noferi, Neta Anatelli and Connie Volpe.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, June 10th at 11:00 A.M in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 7 East Main St., Milford.

A celebration of Anna’s life will follow at the family’s home in Hopkinton.

Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Anna’s name may be made to: Project Just Because, Inc. 109 South Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748.

 

Allan C. Bernard, Sr., 75

Allan C. Bernard, Sr., 75, of Marlborough, left this world to a peaceful repose on May 24, 2022, after a long illness. Born in Chelsea, MA, he was the son of the late Marie (Landry) and Robert Bernard. He was the husband of the late Edna (MacNeill) Bernard. 

Allan served honorably in the United States Army as a door gunner on Chinook during the Vietnam War. After his time serving, he worked at Raytheon. 

Allan is survived by two children, Allan C. Bernard Jr. and his significant other, Yolanda and Tami A. Bernard Smithers and her husband, David Baker. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Sr. Airman Jacob Bernard, Aimee Bernard, Tamela and Caryn, as well as three great- granddaughters; his brothers, Michael, Lanny and Jeff Bernard; his sister, Kathryn Bernard; brother- in-law, Don MacNeill of Hopkinton and many step -children and step-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 9th at 10:00 a.m. at Forestvale Cemetery in Hudson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lung Cancer Research, http://www.lungcancerresearchfoundation.org/  Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com/

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Spoke with individual reporting fraud, assist MSP with MVA
on Ramp 8, Amazon scam - caller has personal information,
walk-in reports vehicle complaint, low-hanging wire on Ash
Street, agitated 47 year-old male in Southborough,
walk-in found a purse, erratic operator, three
motorcycles driving erratically on Ash Street, 2-car
MVA on Main Street - no PI, caller reports her tires slashed
around 10:00 pm, operator reports enraged individual threw a
bottle/can at his car - charges pending, suspicious activity
on Elizabeth Road...
June 1, 2022
No Arrests
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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Hayden Rowe Street resident finds boxer in her yard - Animal
Control Officer notified, North Srtreet caller says a contractor
is going through his basement, 3-car MVA on Hayden Rowe Street
with airbag deployment - no PI, several units standing by at schools
for dismisssal, walk-in reported strange vehicle drove through her
neighborhood, assist Fire Department...

Photo: Three officers assist in search for missing person at Lake Whitehall.
May 31, 2022
No Arrests this reporting period
 
Homegrown Peace Forum 
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This Sunday June 5th. At 7:30 p.m.
Featuring the very humble star of stage and screen, Roger Kabler.
Click on the picture below for more of what it's about:

                   
Homegrown Peace Forum 
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This Sunday June 5th. At 7:30 p.m. 
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A Note from Hopkinton Youth & Family Services as youth and families continue to process the Ulvade, Texas shooting 

It is normal for adults and children to experience a range of reactions following the news of a school shooting and most recently the tragic mass murder of students in Ulvade, Texas. Over the past week we have begun to receive questions about “what is normal” about how reactions are experienced to this tragedy.

The Riverside Trauma Center helps across our state providing response to traumatic incidents and have shared that reactions may include:

 

Riverside Trauma Center has shared these resources that can help:

We hope that these resources support you and the children you care about and if over the next few weeks you or your children feel stuck in navigating this difficult time, please reach out to us for additional support and resources.

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Lowell Teacher Arrested

TEWKSBURY – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Tewksbury Chief of Police Ryan Columbus have confirmed that Jaryd Palmer, 34 of Andover, has been charged with disseminating obscene matter to a minor in connection with allegedly sending a partially nude photo of himself to a 16-year-old male, who is known to him, using the social media application Snapchat.


Palmer was arraigned today in Lowell District Court. Judge William Travaun Bailey set bail at $500 cash with conditions that he stay away from and have no contact with the victim and that he not abuse the victim. He was also ordered to have no unsupervised contact with children. The next date is July 1, 2022.


The defendant was arrested yesterday by Tewksbury Police after the parents of a 16-year-old boy reported to police that their son had been communicating with Palmer over Snapchat and that the defendant had allegedly sent him a photo of his genitals. The juvenile reportedly asked the defendant not to send him Snapchats of that nature and took a screenshot of the image before reporting it to his parents. The subsequent investigation into this matter revealed that the defendant is currently working as a middle school teacher in Lowell Public Schools.


“This case serves as an important reminder to parents and children that it is critical to have open and honest communication around social media,” said District Attorney Ryan. “We need to remind our young people that if something is happening online that is making them uncomfortable, feels in appropriate, or in this case is illegal, they need to immediately report it to a trusted adult.”


This case is being investigated by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and Tewksbury Police.


Suspect in Custody, Accused of Tampering with Women's Vehicles

Milford Police have arrested an individual suspected of tampering with women's vehicles. The original warning from Police said he might then offer to help them get going or give them a ride. The Boston 25 News video story is linked on our facebook alert page, which is always in the top frame. The original alert from 4 days ago is also there.
Click Photo to View Memorial Day 2022 Part II; Video at the Veterans Memorial Gazebo
Up close with the HHS Band, great music, great speakers, great thoughts.

Click on the photo above to watch.
 
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Family friend dropping off items is okay, ongoing speeding complaints
 on Clinton Street puts area on list for extra enforcement,  ditto for
Cedar Street Ext., debris in roadway on I-90, erratic from Upton - GOA
sick fox on Stoneybrook Road, kids playing in Walcott Street parking lot,
Lumber Street resident says an unkown woman is screaming at his home -
she took off in her vehicle, MSP Trooper requests an officer bring a Portable
Breath Tester to scene on I-495 N, search for wrong-way driver
on exit ramp - GOA, male individual advised of no-traspass order after school,
vehicle complaint on Cub 's Path, Lincoln Street resident complains of vehicles
individuals flashing lights into Pond Street residence, Vehicles causing dangerous
situation at State Park, individual caused disturbance at main gate to Hopkinton
State Park, and eventually parked at Carbones and entered the
 park without permission, cell phone found at Lumber/Haven, back window smashed
on Ash Street, walk-in reports she was scammed...
May 27, 28, 29, 30, 2022
No Arrests

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HOPKINTON – Joseph M. Kelley, son of the late William and Gertrude Kelley, passed away at Taylor Community in Laconia NH on May 29, 2022.

He graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in electrical engineering after serving in the United States Air Force. He spent over 30 years of his career working for Raytheon, principally in Wayland and Sudbury, MA and was a noted specialist in EMI/TEMPEST.

He is survived by his wife Helen S. Kelley, their two children John J. Kelley and Patricia A. Kelley and their granddaughter Alexandra A. Kelley.

Visitation will be Friday, June 3, 2022 from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St., Hopkinton. A graveside service will follow at 11:30 a.m. in at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Hopkinton.

Kevin Michael Power, 54, of Hopkinton, passed away at Mass General Hospital in Boston after a courageous battle with cancer. Kevin was the husband of Kerry (Williams) Power, with whom he celebrated 30 years of marriage in October. He was the devoted father to Michael C. Power, Brittany J. Power, and Alexandria E. Power, all of Hopkinton.


For the past 15 years, Kevin worked for USAA. An avid Patriots fan, he was a season ticket holder and took pleasure in attending the games with his brother, Mark. Kevin loved family vacations in Wells, Maine. HE was a volunteer for the Boston Marathon and the Jimmy Fund 1/2 Marathon. Kevin spent some of his free time at the driving range, learning the game of golf with his children and wife.


In addition to his wife and children, Kevin is survived by his parents, Patrick and Elizabeth (Myette) Power of Somerville; his siblings, Mark J. Power and his wife, Bianica of Grafton, Steven P. Power and his partner, David Hautanen of Dorchester, Deborah Power and Lynne Power both of Somerville. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Florence (Honey) Williams of Arlington, sister in law, Maura Carlino and her husband, David of Burlington as well as many nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 5th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 6th at 10:00 a.m. at Saint John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or jimmyfund.org

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Sunbathing

May 29, 2022 - A great blue heron opens its wings toward the sun for quick drying at Bloods Pond today.
 
Last Day

at Weston Nurseries!

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Missing a Few Feathers

May 29, 2022 - Don't know how this Tom turkey, all puffed up and ready to go, lost a few feathers; he was at the top of East Main Street today.
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Look, Up in the Sky!

May 29, 2022 — The single prop plane flew past an opening in the trees this afternoon, down by the dam at Hopkinton
State Park, and the day before, a chopper from the State Police Air Wing, below, flew a grid type of pattern throughout the park that looked a bit like a training exercise, before the skies opened up.
Don't Miss the June Vets Breakfast
Friday, 3 June 2022, 0900 hours, Hopkinton Senior Center

Veterans are grateful to Fairfield Estates who will sponsor the breakfast. All veterans are welcome to share in the camaraderie of fellow vets. In addition to great chow there will be remembrances of lost comrades, and identifying those on "sick call."

We will recall several past military events that happened on June 3rd, and entertain sports fans with baseball events from June 3rd. Last month's discussions will be extended to include past significant events of selected Hopkinton veterans. Future veterans activities planned for Hopkinton will be announced.
See you Friday. Out. ~Hank
It is fatal to enter a war without the will to win it. Douglas MacArthur


Ready to Go

May 28, 2022 - Hopkinton Common is the last location on Monday's Memorial Day Itinerary. The Claflin Fountain was readied by the self-named Fountain Boys, Ken Weismantel and Eric Sonnett, who make sure the water flows unimpeded. The Hopkinton Garden Club takes care of the beautiful flowers.
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Out of the Mud

May 28, 2022 - "Sometimes, the wildlife watches back 😄. I was watching a Great Blue Heron hunting when I noticed movement right in front of me, in the water. At first I wondered "how did I not notice that driftwood there before?" Nope. No driftwood here, but one the BIGGEST Snapping Turtles I have ever seen, just floating there, watching me." ~Julie Ford

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TONIGHT!
 
Snappy Dogs

May 28, 2022 - Teresa Boyce doesn't let many patrons drive by without a big wave and a 'hello."
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Hopkinton Police and Public Schools Issue Joint Statement to Community


HOPKINTON — May 27, 2022 — Hopkinton Police Chief Joseph Bennett and Hopkinton Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Carol Cavanaugh wish to share the following statement:

"We are devastated and sorrowed by the heartbreaking events that occurred in Uvalde, Texas this week. We grieve for the lives lost and our thoughts are with everyone in the Uvalde community impacted by this horrific violence.

"The Hopkinton Public Schools and Hopkinton Police Department have a positive and collaborative relationship that is centered on providing an environment for students and staff that prioritizes their safety, security and wellbeing.

"For the coming weeks, the Hopkinton Police Department will have an increased presence in all school buildings and during drop-off and pick-up times, in addition to the usual school resource officer presence. There is no active threat against the Hopkinton Public Schools and this heightened visibility is both out of an abundance of caution and to provide a safe and reassuring presence for members of the school community.

"Each school building has its own trained crisis response team and a developed crisis response guide providing procedures for administrators and staff to follow in an emergency, as well as guidelines for and information about the prevention of and preparation for emergency situations.

"All administrators, faculty and staff are also trained in ALICE active shooter response protocols -- a combination of infrastructure, technology and personal action -- as a response to any potentially armed intruder in a school building.

"Additional security measures at the schools include policies requiring all exterior doors to be closed and locked during the day, and double protection entryways in each building.

"District safety and security measures are reviewed regularly by a town-wide emergency management team and the district's crisis response team. Hopkinton Police officers and school officials also regularly evaluate and practice emergency response plans to ensure they are comprehensive and functional. Officers are well-equipped and well-trained to immediately respond to and act during any active emergency event.

"The Hopkinton Public Schools and Hopkinton Police Department will work to support the community in any way possible in the aftermath of the tragedy in Texas. Anyone with concerns about school security is encouraged to contact police or school leaders." ~Press Release


Town of Hopkinton Maintains Exemplary Bond Rating


HOPKINTON — Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Chief Financial Officer Tim O'Leary are pleased to report that Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (S&P) Global Ratings has affirmed the Town of Hopkinton's strong AAA credit rating.

The AAA bond rating represents the highest level of creditworthiness a municipality can achieve and reflects the excellent and stable financial condition of the town.

"Hopkinton retained its top-tier AAA bond rating from Standard & Poor’s, reflecting very well on the town’s management through the COVID-19 emergency,” O'Leary said. “The rating agency specifically noted Hopkinton's very strong financial management practices and prudent budget management as key factors supporting our rating."

The high rating also allows the town to borrow money at the lowest commercial interest rates possible. The town has retained its AAA credit rating for an issue of $4.9 million in long-term bonds and $5.3 million in short-term bond anticipation notes planned for June 2022.

The borrowings will support nine capital projects and acquisitions for the Hopkinton Public Schools and other town departments. These were approved by voters at Hopkinton’s 2022 Annual Town Meeting in May and at previous Annual Town Meetings.

“This borrowing will support the completion of projects the community supports, including the Main Street Corridor project, major school and municipal renovations, and the purchase of a new combination ladder and pumper truck for the Hopkinton Fire Department," said Amy Ritterbush, Chair of the Hopkinton Select Board. "The Select Board has been focused on financial transparency and financial stability, and it’s good to see the town rewarded for those efforts through savings on interest costs.”

The rating indicates a bond issuer’s financial strength to pay the principal and interest in a timely fashion. S&P Global Ratings issues the AAA rating only when it considers a creditor’s capacity to meet its financial commitment on its obligations to be extremely strong.

"Given the bond market today, the AAA rating is saving Hopkinton between $200,000 and $250,000 in interest expense over the life of the borrowing, compared to what our costs would be if we had the next lower rating,” said Treasurer Chris Heymanns.

Town Manager Khumalo added, “With the highest credit rating of AAA, Hopkinton obtains needed funds at the lowest possible interest rates, saving our taxpayers money when borrowing for critical projects. Top-notch town staff, capable and involved oversight by citizen boards and committees, and disciplined financial management policies and procedures are part of what make Hopkinton a strong choice for new businesses seeking a stable host community.” ~Press Release

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
MVA on Main Street - no PI, 2 loose dogs reunited w/owner,
police officers standing by at the schools, caller's dog was attacked by
two others as he jogged around Lake Whitehall, deer struck on Route I-495,
Glen Road caller has  sick-looking fawn in his driveway, units
assisting with schools dismissals, MVA on Main Street - no PI,
Spring Street caller reports she picked up a loose dog - ACO
will respond, Hartford, CT requests message re: a hit and run occurring
in their city be delivered to a Marshall Ave resident, 
May 26, 2022
Arrest
 
 

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Preparations for Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2022

Above, yesterday, scouts, veterans, families and other volunteers, in advance of Monday's commemoration of those killed in war, refresh the graves of veterans with new flags and retire the old ones, which will be disposed of by burning on Flag Day.
Itinerary for Monday, May 30, 2022

Hopkinton Police Association Hosts Successful Fishing Derby from John Guilfoil Public Relations on Vimeo.

 
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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
MVA on Grove - no PI - Civil Citation issued, walk-in
reports he lost his iphone - pinging near I-495 ramps,
walk-in said she was scammed, 7 police officers stood by at the
schools to be present during dismissal, accident on West Main - no PI,
loose dog on Woody Island Road, individual reports a "bow by the big rock"
on Hayden Rowe, MVA on Fruit Street -snapped pole - no PI,
School bus w/kids onboard driving erratically - notified Upton PD,
Lakeshore Drive caller reports someone vandalized his vehicle,
detail office reports erratic operator on West Main Street...
May 25, 2022
Arrests

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced new litigation that seeks compensation from 13 manufacturers for the damages incurred from PFAS!

In a statement made earlier today, Attorney General Healey stated:

"Today, we are holding accountable the 13 makers of PFAS for producing, marketing, and selling firefighting foam containing these dangerous chemicals. We are also holding accountable two companies who shielded assets that should be available to remedy the damages caused from this contamination."

To see the Attorney General's entire announcement, please watch the embedded video below.

To learn more about PFAS you can visit MBCC's PFAS FAQ's webpage or, to see how to get involved, you can visit MBCC's Campaign webpage.

 


Hopkinton/Westborough Respond - Current Advisory -->>>
>>>> Below is a photo from yesterday, as firefighters await the charging of their hose. TODAY, there is a current advisory
for a multiple vehicle accident on the Mass Pike Eastbound 2 hours ago at 10:00 am. Photo from Westborough Fire.
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Peaceful, Easy Feelin'

May 25, 2022 - A trip out to Whittier Farms in Sutton usually pays off with a beautiful photo of their fields, and more. Whittier Farms is behind the camera. The farmhouse on the horizon is on Town Farm Road, which appears to be more than a Google mile away as the crow flies, although the foreground is only about 100' from the camera. The illusion is achieved by the use of a telephoto lens, and  a wide valley between the first rise and the farmhouse.
 
Peaceful, Easy, Feelin'

May 25, 2022- John Collins sends his best from Anchorage, Alaska (John is the photographer).

Upton - Steven D. Smith, 59 of Upton died unexpectedly on May 17, 2022 after a short illness.

Born in Framingham, MA, Steve was the son of the late M. Phyllis (Thivierge) and Wallace L. Smith of Southborough, MA. Steve grew up in Southborough, MA. He worked for 34 years as an interstate semi-tractor/trailer driver. After retiring from tractor/trailer driving, he then transported disabled children and young adults to various schools and medical appointments. At the time of his death, Steve was working for Tractor Supply Company in Millbury, MA.

Steve was a volunteer fireman in Southborough for several years and was also a member of the Uxbridge Antique Fire Museum and was the designated driver of the Museum’s 1940 Seagrave Fire Engine. Steve had many interests, but his real passion was photography, a hobby he excelled at. Wherever he went, Steve’s trusty camera equipment went with him and he was responsible for taking many beautiful family pictures as well as incredible wildlife and nature photos.

Steve leaves his beloved companion “Woody”, a beautiful blue parakeet. Steven leaves his siblings and their spouses Judith Uthoff (Roy) of Webster; Roderic Smith (Wendy) of Uxbridge; Melinda McIntyre of Marlborough; and Laurel Stone (Michael) of Northborough. He also leaves seven nieces and nephews as well as several great nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours. A committal service will be held at the Rural Cemetery in Southborough, MA at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Waltham, MA 02451 or the Diabetes Center of Excellence - UMASS Memorial Health, 55 N. Lake Ave., Worcester, MA 01655

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A reminder of a traffic detour beginning 5/23:

DETOUR:
Starting May 23rd, and continuing until completion of work, Main Street will be closed to through traffic in the area in front of 52 Main Street. Eastbound traffic will be detoured up Grove Street, across Maple Street, and back to Main Street via Hayden Rowe. Westbound through traffic will be detoured up Hayden Rowe, across Maple Street, and back to Main Street via Grove Street. Businesses will remain open during this time. Local traffic will be allowed through the east side of the detour at the intersection of Main Street and Hayden Rowe. Since there will be no through traffic, all traffic will need to exit at this location as well. Detail officers will be on-site to assist with traffic flow. The detour will remain in place during daytime working hours only. Main Street will be opened up at the end of each workday to at least one lane with alternating traffic.

More info on the Main Street Corridor Project can be found here:
https://hopkintonmainstreet.com/

John August Alphonse, a longtime resident of Hudson, passed away peacefully on Friday May 13th at his home with his family by his side. He was seventy-eight years old. He was the beloved husband of Cathy (Corcoran) Alphonse to whom he was married thirty-nine years.

John was born in Abilene, Texas, son of the late John and Katherine (Warren) Alphonse. After moving to Massachusetts, he attended Framingham schools and was a graduate of Framingham High School. He furthered his education at UMASS Amherst where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree.

John worked for many years in the restaurant and food & beverage industries. He was the owner and operator of Alphonse’s Powdermill Restaurant in Maynard. He later worked at The International Golf Club in Bolton and most recently for Hopkinton Wine and Spirits in Hopkinton. A passionate Boston sports fan, he enjoyed watching the Red Sox and Bruins. More than anything, he enjoyed time spent with his family and friends, all who will miss him dearly.

John is lovingly survived by his wife Cathy (Corcoran) Alphonse along with his children David Alphonse and his wife Kristen of Framingham, Laurie Alphonse of Ashland, John Alphonse of Boca Raton, FL, Jeremy Alphonse and his wife Putheary of Beverly and Ryan Alphonse, Evan Alphonse and Christopher Alphonse, all of Hudson. He also leaves his brother Robert Alphonse of Las Vegas and sister Katherine Britton of Amherst, NH.

Relatives and friends attended visiting hours on Wednesday, May 18th at the Acton Funeral Home 470 Massachusetts Avenue (Rt. 111) Acton. The funeral service was  held on Thursday, May 19th at 10:00AM in the funeral home. Burial was at St. Michael’s Cemetery 278 Cox Street, Hudson. Memorial Page: www.actonfuneralhome.com

 

NOTE: Although we received the obit after the fact, we present it to inform his large group of appreciative customers .

 

Christopher F. Lozeau

Christopher F. Lozeau, of Worcester and formerly of Hopkinton, MA passed away on his 53rd birthday, May 14, 2022, as a result of the Worcester apartment fire. Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, he was the son of Joseph A. Lozeau, Jr. and Joan M. Lozeau (Fairclough) of Cape Coral, FL.


Christopher is survived by two sons, Ben and Sam Lozeau of Hopkinton; his siblings, Joseph Lozeau and his wife Alison of Uxbridge, Joanne Russell of Woodstock, GA, Brian Lozeau of Uxbridge, Jennifer Gallerani and her husband, Eric of Northbridge, and Lisa Lozeau-Trzepacz of Oak Island, NC. He also leaves behind many cherished nieces and nephews.


Chris loved to explore nature, antiques, strolling through museums and flea markets. Chris loved to learn and share his new knowledge. He was an avid “home Jeopardy contestant” and loved survival reality TV. In fact, he was supremely confident that if need be he could choke out a bear in the wild. We will miss Chris greatly and we take comfort in knowing he is resting in God’s care.


Christopher will be interned at Saint John’s Cemetery in Hopkinton. The family welcomes all to a Celebration of Life Mass held on Saturday, June 25 at 11:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton. In Lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a recovery program: Alyssa’s place or GAAMHA Inc. Pathway House in Gardner, MA. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.

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Hopkinton Police Log Abstracts
Walcott Street fire alarm activated, fingerprints, flat tire,
caller reports she believes a male is stalking her,
car speeding up and  down Chestnut Street - GOA,
caller reports that on Whalen Road a man in a vehicle
assaulted  his mother, MVA - no PI, Wood Street
caller reports dog needs care, MVA on South Street
- no PI - citation issued, gas grill in I-495 - SB, all
quiet at rope swing, Spanish-speaking caller reports
being threatened over telephone, hit & run on pole puts
light out at Legacy Farms North - significant damage,
several callers complained of traffic backup on Cedar
Street - several citations issued - one towed, caller
reports neighbor's sprinkler on for two hours - Water Dept.
notified, 2-car MVA on Hayward Street - no PI - OUI Arrest,
May 20, 21, 22, 2022
Arrest

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from May 19, 2022 - May 22, 2022
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Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
5 Hoyt Way Unit 5 Terrence A Richardson Tr, et al $940,760 May 20, 2022 LFJ Development Corp.
1 Chamberlain Street Barry Kesner $906,000 May 20, 2022 Welhington DaSilva
13 Fawn Ridge Road Stacy Wu, Kai Wittpennig $1,750,000 May 20, 2022 Donald P King III, Kimberly S King
59 Aspen Way Unit 251 Ravikanth B Lakkapragada, Aparna Nadupalli $918,047 May 20, 2022 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
Last Time        
3 Weston Lane Unit 3WES Osei-Boateng Kwame $789,000 May 16, 2022 Trails LLC
6 Frostpane Lane Unit 79 Suyash Arvind Sahasrabhojannee, et al $815,000 May 16, 2022 Sudhakar Ramabhotla, Lalitha G Ayyaguri
53 Aspen Way Unit 254 Manoj Hulikere Math, et al $825,490 May 16, 2022 Pulte Homes of New England
25 Valleywood Road Julian Joseph $597,500 May 13, 2022 Anita Palmaccio
5 Overlook Road Sudheer Kumar Sharma, Sonakshi Sharmas $2,000,000 May 13, 2022 John Galanek, April Galanek
16 Birkdale Lane Unit 16 BIR Paul E Goss $654,000 May 12, 2022 Trails LLC
23 Primrose Circle Unit 215 Lakshmanan Meyyappan, Valli Anitha Senthilnathan $1,065,000 May 11, 2022 Kiran Kumar Kammili, Fnu Shahid Perveen
55 Aspen Way Unit 253 Shraddha Bhatt, Saumil Bhatt $828,275 May 11, 2022 Pulte Homes of New England
10 Bandon Lane Unti 10 BAN Prabodh Parekh, Lavanya Parekh $659,000 May 11, 2022 Trails LLC
4 Beach Road Matthew C Knowles, Amy Cooke $530,000 May 11, 2022 Benjamin T Hedges
14 School Street Qindong Zhang, $1,060,000 May 9, 2022 Barbara Fargnoli Tr et al
Time Before        
2 Grandview Drive Unit 15 Kanchana Durga Aravapalli $975,000 May 6, 2022 Trinadh Rongali, Parvathi Rongali
14 Saddle Hill Road Victor C Galvani $400,000 May 6, 2022 Saddle Hill Realty
9 Greenwood Road Venkata Malladi, Poornima Malladi $1,400,000 May 5, 2022 Kamal Bhambhani, Sushila Bhambhani
36 Lakepoint Way Unit 18 Edward J O'Brien $750,000 May 5, 2022 Richard S Tedlow, et al
18 Chamberlain Street Andrew P Ferretti, Courtney L Ferretti $675,000 May 5, 2022 Lisa Huntington
5 Cole Drive Unit 12, Bldg 5 Thomas L Collins Jr, Lisa J Collins $760,000 May 5, 2022 Karen B Keane
29 Walnut Way Unit 15 Oxford Entities Inc $1,150,000 May 4, 2022 Anitha Rajagopal, Magheshvaran Krishnan
45 Forest Lane Unit 40 Fereshteh Rashidi $559,900 May 3, 2022 Aghababian, Elizabeth Aghababian
19 Overlook Road Bryan Towns, Megan Towns $1,590,000 May 2, 2022 Jerry Gomez, Mari Elaina Gomez
57 Aspen Way Unit 252 Srinivas Jillella, Ujwala Jillella $945,380 April 29, 2022 Pulte Homes of New England llc
14 Kimball Road Wendy Swank, Randy Swank $477,000 April 29, 2022 Annie W Chin
102 Main Street Erik Fyrer, Kathryn McKillop $585,000 April 29, 2022 Jessica L Keesan, et al
7 Appaloosa Circle Juan J Sanchez, Mariana G Faria Urbina $855,ooo April 29, 2022 Warren Fowler
109 Hayden Rowe Paul Sawyer, Alicia Sawyer $960,000 April 28, 2022 Leo Mencoboni, Patricia Menoboni
27 Greystone Lane Manuj Pathak, Nidhi Joshi $1,156,000 April 28, 2022 John D Devine, Alison Trummel Devine
74 Ash Street Richard Yang, Ya-Mei Yang $1,060,000 April 28, 2022 Christopher J Elliott, mary Beth Elliott
8 Curtis Road Peipei Zhang $731,000 April 28, 2022 Sean M Graber, Eleanor Jane Graber
17 Elizabeth Road Yang Wang, Wenyu Zhao $1,625,000 April 27, 2022 Henry A Katz, Elissa F Katz Trust
41 Aspen Way Bagyalakshmi Giridharan, Vigneshwaran Rathinam Asaithambi $840,000 April 26, 2022 Pritish Kar, Sonali Dash
3 Pendulum Pass ZF SPV LLC $1,000,000 April 25, 2022 Susan Lallier Tr et al

Cricket in Hopkinton
Hopkinton Cricket Club contributes $1,000 to children's charity ( www.America.Cry.org/ ).


May 22, 2022 - A combined photo of both teams, above, is 12.5" wide, cropped to fit HopNews from the original.
For a keepsake copy of the above photo in its original form, full-sized at 67" wide, choose this link (6.4 MB).
 
Fish or Ice Cream?

May 22, 2022 - This turkey vulture and a friend were spiraling over Morgan's Harbor to Hill Fish Market, then over the Spoonery this afternoon. But it was someone in the apartments next door walking a small dog that lured them away.
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The Return of the Comedian

May 22, 2022 - Hopkinton resident/comedian Roger Kabler last evening channeled the spirit of Robin Williams for the second time at the Woodville Rod and Gun Club, promising to always be here [among us].

50th Reunion
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Not a Killer

May 21, 2022 - "This is NOT a murder hornet. We have no such thing here 😂 This is a European Hornet. I caught him when watching some large Bumblebees, and there was NO way to miss this guy, he was larger than the biggest Bumblebee and sounded like a small helicopter. Fascinating to watch, of course I had to do some research and found according to Mass Audubon, they are more common in Southern Massachusetts. They are not native, came over with settlers in early 1800s.


"They eat mostly nectar, sap of oak trees, and can bite directly into fruit! They also eat other bugs like katydids, moths and grasshoppers, their favorites for bringing to the nest for the youngins. Interesting, this is the only true Hornet in the United States (genus Vespa). Bald-faced Hornets are actually yellow jackets. He was completely peaceful with the hundred of other bees feasting on my blooming shrubs."

~ Julie Ford

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Reminder of the Timlin Race; An Invitation from Mike Timlin:
 
 
50th Reunion

May 21, 2022 - Above, a screenshot of a 4k HopNews Video from The Black Box in Franklin last evening from the 50th Reunion show for Doug Betschart, far left, and Inky Fair, center on bongos, who present themselves as Back Pages Duo in Hopkinton at Bill's Downtown Pizzeria on a regular monthly rotation. Add Steve McCrossan, far right and you've got Back Pages Trio, an ensemble fit for larger rooms, and for wide open spaces.
Also on stage from way back when is Tom Yates, center, who performed for five years with Inky and Doug at Timothy Spirits and Company in Framingham after a stint with them in Moonfast close to fifty years ago. Tom Brodeur was a guest on the last few songs, drummer far left, who was with them in Moonfast, the original, solid group following a stint with Apoplexy. We hope to have a 4k video of their presentation of Santana's "Soul Sacrifice" ready for viewing later today.

Brian F. Fuery, 69, of Hopkinton formerly of Holliston passed away Thursday May 19th after a period of declining health. He was the son of the late Francis Fuery and Lorraine (Noltie) DeJoie and her husband Robert. He was the husband of Linda (Carroll) Fuery for 29 years. Brian worked as a jeweler for E.B. Horn in Boston for many years before moving to Florida and working as a greenskeeper at Prestwick CC in Ormond Beach, FL.

In addition to his wife of 29 years, he is survived by one son Justin R. Fuery of Boston, two step children, Derek Varriale and his wife Jennifer of Ashland, and Tracy Varriale and her partner James Drummey of Holliston, five granddaughters, Ashley and Sarah Varriale, and Claire, Ailie, and Willa Drummey, brothers, Bruce Fuery and his wife Robin of Medway, David DeJoie and his wife Cindy of Medway, Chris DeJoie of Hollis, NH, and the late Robert DeJoie and his wife Jane of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Services are private. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


Hopkinton Town Manager Norman Khumalo Chosen by Screening Committee - As One of Four Finalists for Cambridge City Manager Position

May 20, 2022 -Hopkinton Town Manager Norman Khumalo, appearing to be out of consideration for the top job in Watertown, has made the final four in Cambridge, applying for City Manager in that world-class city that can boast both Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology within its borders.
         Mr. Khumalo will be considered, as will the other three finalists in a "Meet the Finalists Forum" on May 31, 2022, 6-9:00 pm.

          This process is in its infancy, and will play out as time moves on and other interviews take place.

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50th Anniversary Celebration Tonight, May 20,2022

 

For 50 YEARS Inky Fair (drums & vocals) and Doug Betschart (guitar, vocals & bass pedals) have played music together throughout New England, starting with the band “Moonfast” in 1972. After joining with Tom Yates (guitar, bass, keyboards & vocals) they formed “Fair, Yates & Betschart”, becoming the renowned house band at Timothy’s Spirits Company in Framingham for 5 years. They packed the house weekly and released their album “Spirits” of all original material. Inky and Doug then became the rock duo Back Pages for 30+ years and with the recent addition of Steve McCrossan (keyboard, bass & vocals), continue to perform throughout the local area.

For this 50th Anniversary night at THE BLACK BOX, 50 West Central Street in Franklin, Tom Yates is returning to the fold to form “Fair, Yates, Betschart & McCrossan” along with some special guests from the early years! With the unusual combination of our varied talents, the band will cover a vast eclectic mix of classic and modern rock spanning five decades. It’s an event not to be missed… (~ From the Black Box Promo).

Editor's Note: Hopkinton author George Foster Leal will be on hand to sell and sign copies of Waiting for the Next Applause, a book he carefully crafted in 2015 with the words of Inky, Tom and Doug telling their separate narratives.

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from May 7, 2022 - May 18, 2022
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Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
3 Weston Lane Unit 3WES Osei-Boateng Kwame $789,000 May 16, 2022 Trails LLC
6 Frostpane Lane Unit 79 Suyash Arvind Sahasrabhojannee, et al $815,000 May 16, 2022 Sudhakar Ramabhotla, Lalitha G Ayyaguri
53 Aspen Way Unit 254 Manoj Hulikere Math, et al $825,490 May 16, 2022 Pulte Homes of New England
25 Valleywood Road Julian Joseph $597,500 May 13, 2022 Anita Palmaccio
5 Overlook Road Sudheer Kumar Sharma, Sonakshi Sharmas $2,000,000 May 13, 2022 John Galanek, April Galanek
16 Birkdale Lane Unit 16 BIR Paul E Goss $654,000 May 12, 2022 Trails LLC
23 Primrose Circle Unit 215 Lakshmanan Meyyappan, Valli Anitha Senthilnathan $1,065,000 May 11, 2022 Kiran Kumar Kammili, Fnu Shahid Perveen
55 Aspen Way Unit 253 Shraddha Bhatt, Saumil Bhatt $828,275 May 11, 2022 Pulte Homes of New England
10 Bandon Lane Unti 10 BAN Prabodh Parekh, Lavanya Parekh $659,000 May 11, 2022 Trails LLC
4 Beach Road Matthew C Knowles, Amy Cooke $530,000 May 11, 2022 Benjamin T Hedges
14 School Street Qindong Zhang, $1,060,000 May 9, 2022 Barbara Fargnoli Tr et al
Last Time        
2 Grandview Drive Unit 15 Kanchana Durga Aravapalli $975,000 May 6, 2022 Trinadh Rongali, Parvathi Rongali
14 Saddle Hill Road Victor C Galvani $400,000 May 6, 2022 Saddle Hill Realty
9 Greenwood Road Venkata Malladi, Poornima Malladi $1,400,000 May 5, 2022 Kamal Bhambhani, Sushila Bhambhani
36 Lakepoint Way Unit 18 Edward J O'Brien $750,000 May 5, 2022 Richard S Tedlow, et al
18 Chamberlain Street Andrew P Ferretti, Courtney L Ferretti $675,000 May 5, 2022 Lisa Huntington
5 Cole Drive Unit 12, Bldg 5 Thomas L Collins Jr, Lisa J Collins $760,000 May 5, 2022 Karen B Keane
29 Walnut Way Unit 15 Oxford Entities Inc $1,150,000 May 4, 2022 Anitha Rajagopal, Magheshvaran Krishnan
45 Forest Lane Unit 40 Fereshteh Rashidi $559,900 May 3, 2022 Aghababian, Elizabeth Aghababian
19 Overlook Road Bryan Towns, Megan Towns $1,590,000 May 2, 2022 Jerry Gomez, Mari Elaina Gomez
57 Aspen Way Unit 252 Srinivas Jillella, Ujwala Jillella $945,380 April 29, 2022 Pulte Homes of New England llc
14 Kimball Road Wendy Swank, Randy Swank $477,000 April 29, 2022 Annie W Chin
102 Main Street Erik Fyrer, Kathryn McKillop $585,000 April 29, 2022 Jessica L Keesan, et al
7 Appaloosa Circle Juan J Sanchez, Mariana G Faria Urbina $855,ooo April 29, 2022 Warren Fowler
109 Hayden Rowe Paul Sawyer, Alicia Sawyer $960,000 April 28, 2022 Leo Mencoboni, Patricia Menoboni
27 Greystone Lane Manuj Pathak, Nidhi Joshi $1,156,000 April 28, 2022 John D Devine, Alison Trummel Devine
74 Ash Street Richard Yang, Ya-Mei Yang $1,060,000 April 28, 2022 Christopher J Elliott, mary Beth Elliott
8 Curtis Road Peipei Zhang $731,000 April 28, 2022 Sean M Graber, Eleanor Jane Graber
17 Elizabeth Road Yang Wang, Wenyu Zhao $1,625,000 April 27, 2022 Henry A Katz, Elissa F Katz Trust
41 Aspen Way Bagyalakshmi Giridharan, Vigneshwaran Rathinam Asaithambi $840,000 April 26, 2022 Pritish Kar, Sonali Dash
3 Pendulum Pass ZF SPV LLC $1,000,000 April 25, 2022 Susan Lallier Tr et al
Traffic Advisory
Please be advised that as part of the water work for the new service station center, All Town (formerly Mobil station) on West Main St,. the contractor, in conjunction with the DPW, will be working on the water connection Wednesday night starting at 7PM, weather pending. Please be advised that the road will be narrowed to accommodate the work. Detail officers will be on site to facilitate traffic flow. This night work is necessary due to the location of the water main in that stretch of road and to minimize traffic and public safety emergency response impacts. (Submitted rendering).

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Louise B. MacCarn, 93, passed peacefully into the arms of her Savior on Monday, May 16, 2022. Born to Richard and Loretta Weindorf in Hewlett, New York, she grew up alongside five siblings on Long Island, where she spent the majority of her life.

Louise graduated from Woodmere High School and went on to marry Neale W. MacCarn, a loving husband and owner of MacCarn’s Auto Body, in 1951. During their forty-three years of marriage, they raised two children, Sandra and Kenneth.

 

 Louise took great interest in her children’s and grandchildren’s education and herself attended classes in art and English. She earned her private pilot’s license in 1962, and both she and her husband had many friends in the aviation community.

A spunky, loyal supporter of her family, Louise is remembered fondly for her humor and her honest, practical advice. She extended her gift of hospitality to both family and friends, building a reputation as a good cook and a generous hostess. She loved listening to music, painting flowers, wearing snazzy shoes, and shopping at her local Talbots, where she was always greeted by name.

 

More recently, she enjoyed her retirement at a family home in the Adirondacks, where she spent her time feeding ducks and sitting by the lake. Nearly every one of the cars she owned during her lifetime was red. 

 

Louise is predeceased by her husband and her son Kenneth. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Mark) Wittman of Hopkinton, MA; her grandchildren, Lydia Wittman and Rachel (Josh) Fisher; her brother, Charles (Linda) Weindorf; her sister, Barbara (Herb) Eicholz; and many nieces and nephews.

 

A graveside service will be held Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. in Pinelawn Memorial Park, Farmingdale, NY.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, Hopkinton, MA.

 


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Town of Hopkinton Invites Residents to Complete Survey on Annual Town Meeting

HOPKINTON — Town Manager Norman Khumalo invites residents to complete a survey regarding Annual Town Meeting.

The Town of Hopkinton is working to better understand residents’ feelings about Hopkinton’s Annual Town Meeting and gather feedback about possible modifications to Town Meeting logistics or procedures that may help to increase participation in the town’s legislative body.

 

The survey includes 17 questions and asks the respondent their feelings about Annual Town Meeting, how they get information on Town Meeting, what prevents them from attending or what may encourage them to attend more often, possible changes to Town Meeting procedures, some demographic questions, and more.

"Annual Town Meeting is an important legislative process and community participation is vital to help ensure the decisions that are made are reflective of our residents' sentiments," Town Manager Khumalo said. "We encourage residents to take a few moments to complete this survey. Your responses will provide us with important information that will help us as we plan for next year's Annual Town Meeting."

The survey is open to all adult residents of Hopkinton no matter if they are a registered voter or have attended Annual Town Meeting.

The survey will remain open through Friday, June 3.

Complete the survey here.

The survey responses will be reviewed by the Town to help inform possible changes to future Annual Town Meetings.

The Town of Hopkinton currently has one Annual Town Meeting held on the first Monday of May. Town Meeting approves the town budget, sets general bylaws and zoning bylaws, and affects individual property taxes. Annual Town Meeting is open, which means everyone can attend and every person registered to vote in Hopkinton may vote on Town Meeting items.

You can learn more about Annual Town Meeting here.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Two-car MVA in lot on West Main - no PI, individual
walking in the middle of West Main Street - advised not to,
airline ticket fraud, traffic complaint, MVA with injuries on
Main Street, possible bullet through a window - was a rock,
erratic operator on Ash Street ###
School bus in back lot with lights on - apparent oversight,
truck making delivery on East Main checks okay,
report of fraud cancelled enroute, construction equipment
reportedly parked in a dangerous spot - checks okay,
Lakeshore Drive resident reports her dog named
Bear missing since morning - LM w/ACO, 2-car MVA on
East Main Street - no PI...

May 17, 2022
May 18, 2022

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EEE Mitigation


Re-organization Elects Amy Ritterbusch as Chair, Mary Jo LaFreniere
as Vice-chair of Select Board
 ~ Carnival back in town ~

May 18, 2022 - Amy Ritterbusch handily won the election to the Chair of the Select Board last evening, but  there was a little fuss about there being two nominations for Vice-chair. Whoever nominated Muriel Kramer withdrew the nomination and the Board elected Mary Jo LaFreniere, who expressed a strong willingness to serve in that position.
      During the Public Comment item of the meeting, longtime "60 years" resident Ken Swenson complained that the carnival workers, who are not allowed to smoke on school property, smoked in front of his house "all day long" during past carnivals. He was just a tad early, because minutes later Erin Graziano, representing the Hopkinton PTO in a Public Hearing, requested an entertainment license for said carnival to take place from June 23 - June 26 at the High School. The license was granted with conditions.

       The Select Board also heard a presentation regarding a new public safety building(s), and where the final design could be located.

       Eversource was again out of favor this evening as a letter from town counsel complained that the LNG facilites in the state were not sharing information with the host towns affected by their possible switch over to hydrogen by 2050.

         Photo: Screen capture from HCAM.tv

 

Water Use Restrictions - HERE


With the prolonged dry conditions and very little rain accompanied by high temperatures, water use has risen drastically. We would like to remind everyone of our current state required watering restrictions. It is of the utmost importance that everyone adhere to these restrictions to ensure an adequate supply of water for everyday essential needs and for firefighting capabilities.
  Please see our website for full details.  

 Lawn watering is only permitted twice per week by precinct before 7AM and after 7PM and there is no watering on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday.  All other non-essential use is only permitted before 9 AM and after 5 PM.   We have record heat on the way for this weekend and it is only with your cooperation that we will be able to sustain water supplies.

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2203 Voters take part:
ALL OF THE (Unofficial) 2022 ATE RESULTS
SELECT BOARD RACE (2): Mannan 1,431 - LaFreniere 1,381 - Coutinho 899 - Blanks 641
ALL ballot questions passed, and among contested races, we  know that Beth Malloy handily won her Constable race and Nancy Richards Cavanaugh kept her seat on the School Committee. We'll have more in the morning.

The ballot said pick two for the Select Board, and pick two they did, both Democrats. The high number of blanks may signify a reluctance on the part of the voters who voted for Mr. Coutinho, a Republican, to vote for a Democrat, too. When we receive the tally of total voters, that may add some insight to the analysis.
More when we receive the totals from the Town Clerk in the morning.
Stand-outs

Above, School Committee candidate Nancy Richards Cavanaugh and daughter Megan enjoy socializing while they hold signs to hopefully let people know who is who today in the Middle School driveway. Below, Kelly Karp makes her selection known this afternoon, too.

Below, School Committee candidate Ashley Fogg is surrounded by her doppelgängers this afternoon in the driveway to the Middle School polling place.
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Fire alarm activation on Spruce Street, fire alarm sounding
at South Street location, assist Mass State Police and Ashland PD
at Hopkinton State Park for large out-of-control crowd, truck ran
out of diesel fuel in the middle of West  Main Street, truck loses
tire on Lumber Street, caller reports her email hacked, Briarcliff Drive
reports it l ooks like someone trying to get in front door, kids urinating
on a vendor's truck on Hayden Rowe, multiple calls for a hit and run MVA
on Granite Street,  crash on Chestnut Street - no PI, wallet lost weeks ago,
wallet just found, ongoing speeding on Ash Street, 911 caller reports an
employee assaulted - individual left park, MVA on West Main - no PI,
teens fighting on Constitution Court, assist other police agency on I-495,
large turtle on I-495, speeding complaint on Highcroft Way,
tire in the middle of I-495N,  caller reports she lost her hearing aid yesterday,
Oakhurst Road caller reports dog in yard, youths tried to break into Center
School - BBall hoop damaged,

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Hopkinton Health Department May 16, 2022

Due to a recent uptick in COVID cases, the Town of Hopkinton is strongly recommending the wearing of face coverings by residents indoors (when not in your home) in order to help prevent further spread of COVID. This is based on guidance from the CDC, and driven by Middlesex County’s community level rating of high.
Read more here

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More HPD Derby

May 15, 2022 - Mom, Kristen Murphy, and daughter Piper enjoy the day and wait their turn to fish on Saturday. Below, brother Tommy comes up empty-handed on this cast, but just wait until next year!

Below, a very happy participant brings her fish to the measuring table, as the boys in the photo below that measure theirs.


 
Bargains Galore

April 14, 2022 - Hopkinton Card and Gift held a sidewalk sale on Saturday to sell at bargain prices wares and displays that they no longer needed. Above, Wendy Colella (Yes, that Wendy Colella) peruses the offerings on Saturday. Ms. Colella worked the deli at a longtime Hopkinton namesake family supermarket, the property of which was sold in recent years (Yes, that supermarket).