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Both Hopkinton State Park Beaches are open for swimming !!! Hopkinton's Sandy Island Beach open for swimming, etc...
Active detours make travelling through Downtown much improved! Check out the links to the web cams


4 LIVE video cameras Downtown, HERE Or go right to the Main Street web camera here.
Cornells Menu 'til 8/17/2022   —  
Sunday's Concert on the Common List

Stanley J. Wasilauski Jr., 60, of Hopkinton, passed away in Boston on Saturday, August 13, 2022, after a long battle with cancer. Born in Northampton, MA, he was the son of the late Beverly (Jacque) and Stanley Joseph Wasilauski. He was the loving husband of 34 years to Debra (Conlon) Wasilauski of Hopkinton.


Stanley was the devoted and proud father to his two daughters, Kelli Wasilauski of Nashville, TN and Kara Wasilauski of Boston. He also leaves behind his siblings, Mike Wasilauski and his wife, Dorothy of South Hadley, MA, Patti Fydenkevez and her husband, Joe of Sunderland, MA, and Debbie Czajkowski and her husband, Joe of Hadley, MA.

Stanley worked in different branches of State Street Corporation in Boston for over 30 years. He was an avid music lover and especially enjoyed Bruce Springsteen. He took pleasure in fishing, golfing, hiking and spending time in Harwich. He was a passionate Boston Sports Fan, especially the Patriots.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 18th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A funeral service will take place on Friday, August 19th at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be held privately at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation, 1420 K Street, NW, 7th Floor Washington, DC 20005 or https://donate.melanoma.org/

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Representative Brian W. Murray Endorses Connor Degan for State Representative

Connor Degan, Democratic candidate for Massachusetts State Representative, 8th Middlesex District, has been formally endorsed by Representative Brian W. Murray Democrat of 10th Worcester District.

“I am honored to have Representative Murray’s endorsement for my candidacy for State Representative. He represents one of our neighboring districts and serves on multiple committees in the state legislature including the Ways and Means, Economic Development, and Public Health where he serves as the Vice Chair. He has been instrumental in passing acts on both clean energy and offshore wind as well as addressing barriers to care for mental health. I look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with Representative Murray on future activities,” said Degan.

Degan added that he and Murray connected on their shared experiences in municipal government prior to running for state office and how much of an advantage that gives new representatives when they come in with extensive municipal knowledge.

Connor Degan looks forward to bringing his strong municipal and extensive civic engagement experience to Beacon Hill to advocate for the needs of constituents in the 8th Middlesex District communities of
Holliston, Hopkinton, precincts 2 & 3 of Millis, and Sherborn (new to the 8th Middlesex District,
currently served by Representative David Linsky). The Massachusetts State Primary is on
September 6th and Degan is running to replace the seat vacated by former Representative Carolyn
Dykema.

“I humbly ask for your vote at the state primaries on September 6th and look forward to being the representative of the communities of the district,” said Degan.
The More the Merrier

Treblemakers Chorus Rehearsals Begin September 7

Do you enjoy singing? Join the Treblemakers adult community chorus! Rehearsals are Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9:30 PM starting on September 7th. Rehearsals are at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Come to our first rehearsal to get started. Questions? Email: Treblemakers.Chorus@gmail.com, Phone: (508) 686–7347, or visit https://www.hopartscenter.org/
 
Jumpin'

August 15, 2022 - Jumpin Juba brought vintage music to the Hopkinton Common yesterday, where people didn't think about the mess they drove or walked through to get there, but were constantly reminded by the backdrop of construction equipment and materials. Next Sunday is the last Sunday Concert of the summer with a large Bollywood group, Din Check.

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Rear-end Collision

August 12, 2022 - This Toyota was rammed in the rear by a RAM crew cab pickup. There was one or more injuries.
An injured minor subject seated in the rear is shielded from identification while awaiting ambulance transport.
Saturday Night


MassDOT Project Number: 606043 Construction Advisory No. 38 August 12, 2022
Please be advised that this schedule may change due to weather and existing conditions found while performing the tasks below. This work may impact traffic and require lane and sidewalk closures limiting access to driveways and entrances to businesses.
What to Expect for the Week of August 15, 2022, to August 19, 2022, East Side of Project and Project Wide
 • Comcast Ductbanks work on Main Street from the Muffin House to Ash Street
• Underground service work to property lines (from the Muffin House working eastbound to Ash Street)
• Continue the service connections project wide West Side of Project • Install new granite curb along Main Street between Wood Street and the Fire Station
• Fine Grade and Compact sidewalks between Wood Street and the Fire Station
• Start forming Concrete Sidewalks between Wood Street and the Fire Station 85/135 Intersection
• Start Phase 2 of Full-Depth excavation – estimated to be completed in 3 weeks
• Work will begin at the Fire Station and move eastward to the Muffin House
• Work will also take place within the project limits on Cedar and Grove Street
• One lane of traffic will be maintained and the eastbound detour – from Pleasant St to Maple St to Hayden Rowe will be utilized; Walcott St. will be open to two-way traffic during the detour and will revert to one-way when the road is opened up.
• Access to driveways will be maintained with possible brief delays
• Dust control measures will be utilized including mandatory treatment over the weekend
• Estimated work hours will be between 7am and 7pm and may include Saturdays For the most up to date information about the Main Street Corridor project please visit theTown's project website at https://hopkintonmainstreet.com The Town of Hopkinton appreciates your patience and consideration while we work tosupport MassDOT’s project to revitalize our downtown infrastructure.


HOPKINTON- John Thomas “Jack” Donahue of Upton and formerly of Hopkinton, passed away on August 9, 2022 at the age of 89 after a battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Born on September 18, 1932, Jack was the middle child of James and Helen Donahue of Southborough. He was a 1950 graduate of St. Peter’s High School and a 1955 graduate of Northeastern University. Jack spent ten years in the US Army Reserves, ascending to the rank of Captain.

Jack is predeceased by his parents, brother Edward and son James. He is survived by his wife Louise of Upton, with whom he shared 54 years of marriage, sister Mary Foley of Marlborough, children Patricia Lavoie and her husband Michael of Upton, John Donahue and his wife Erin of Northbridge, Thomas Donahue and his wife Adelaide, of Milford, David Safstrom and his wife Shirley of Roswell, Georgia as well as his grandchildren Megan, Colleen and Chris Lavoie, Emma, Lillian and Jack Donahue and Matt and Tim Donahue.

Jack was an original partner at McCarthy Pools Corporation in Southborough where he managed the business operations for over 55 years, until retiring in 2015. A long time Hopkinton resident, Jack was active in the community. He is a past president of the Hopkinton Little League, former Trustee of the Hopkinton Library and was involved in many programs at St. John the Evangelist Church.

We will all miss his smile, laugh and genuineness. The family would like to thank the staff at Oasis at Dodge Park for the wonderful care they gave Jack while he was a resident at the facility.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, August 18, 2022 from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Hopkinton.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages donations be made to the Shriner Hospitals for Children, PO Box 947765, Atlanta, GA 30394 or www.LovetotheRescue.org .

IT'S FRIDAY!!!
CHECK OUT NEW, LOWER INDIVIDUAL CLAMBAKE PRICE: $28.00!!!

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Hey (hey!), You (you!), Get offa My Feeder! [Repeat]...

August 11, 2022 - Our territorial young male hummingbird staring down, and subsequently chasing off, a BEE at HIS feeder ! 😄 Fascinating to watch. I ended up putting out more feeders, in other areas of the yard. Especially as summer winds down and they need the energy for their migration, I felt bad for all the others I've seen him chase away. He sounds like a rocket zooming after them. ~ Julie Ford
 
Death Notice
John Donahue
September 18, 1932 - August 9, 2022

Arrangement details, incomplete at this time, have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home.

HOPKINTON- Kathaleen "Bette" (Burr) Oehley, 97, died Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough. She was the wife of the late Donald Oehley to whom she was married for 47 years. She was the daughter of the late Frank Burr and Kathleen (Frizzell) Burr.

Born at just 3 pounds, on the family farm in Southborough, Bette was not expected to survive. Bette grew up on Dairy farms and was the first female milk delivery person for Sunshine Dairy, via horse & wagon.

She had a love of animals and a passion for horses. Her horse’s name was Tippy, a little white cow pony with an attitude. She rode Tippy to round up cows, to school, and on dates, (you had to ride a horse to get a date with Bette). She loved gardening, flowers, and fresh corn on the cob.

Throughout her life Bette lived in Southborough, Westborough, and Natick where she met and married the love of her life Donald V. Oehley on June 7, 1947. They built a house and raised their 5 children at 11 Pike Street in Hopkinton. Affiliated with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Hopkinton, Bette was a pie maker, sang in the choir and made flower arrangements for the altars from her personal gardens. Bette & Donald were married for 47 years, Donald passed on August 31, 1994. Bette’s later years were spent living in Linwood, MA spending time with her family.

She is survived by three of her children, her son Kendall Oehley and wife Dina of Uxbridge, her daughter Linda Gray and husband Jim Morill of Greenfield, NH and her son Scott and wife Cori Oehley of Upton. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she is predeceased by her sons Rodney and Jeffrey Oehley and her siblings, an older Brother Clifford (Kippy) Burr, older Sister Blanche Johnson and younger brother, Ernest (Ernie) Burr.

A Eucharistic service will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 61 Wood St, Hopkinton. Burial of cremains will follow at Rural Cemetery, Southbourgh. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home
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DCR Local beaches
Hopkinton State Park Main Beach Closed

By inference, there is swimming at the upper beach!
NOTE: The Hopkinton entry refers to the State Park, and NOT the town beach.

Gully Boys Win

Gully Boys won the Hopkinton Cricket League T12 – 2022 cricket league finals against Hopkinton Hillers.

Hopkinton Cricket League T12 – 2022 was organized by  the Hopkinton Cricket Club (HCC). ~ Ravi Dasari

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When You're Down and Troubled...

August 9, 2022 - Incoming HHS Senior, artist Owen Fitzpatrick, has finished (for now?) his message in paint, like James Taylor's in music, offers friendship to those who need it.
 
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Follow up on construction bylaw complaint -no violation, assist FD,
DMV (x2), a neighbor is walking into homes and going into cars,
incident of fraud, overnight B&E into MV on White Street, MVA no PI,
school bus vs car - no PI, reports suspicious male taking pictures of her
daughter around 8:30 am (8/5), dumpster fire - West Main, caller lost
her red credit card, Sylvan Way - accidental smoke alarm, unlocked
container on Pratt Way, caller reports someone has taken all of the fruit
off of his fruit trees - would like to press charges, caller reports a tree has
fallen on her motor vehicle, caller reports early violation of construction bylaw -
will stop work until 8:00 am, fire alarm activation on Curtis Road, walk-in
reports insurance fraud, erratic driver on I-495, spoke with suspect in hit & run
in Bellingham, issued parking tickets to two boats in Sandy Beach lot,
assisted Upton with MVA, warrant arrest, assist Southborough PD,
 assist FD, rude person at Sandy Beach, catalytic converter stolen on
Freedom Way, lights at Chestnunt malfunctioning...

One-vehicle accident with airbag deployment, catalytic converter stolen
on South Street, Winnebego parked - taking up spaces in lot, 2 males arguing
on South Street, catalytic converter stolen from Spouth Street over weekend,
2 car MVA on South Street - no injuries, elderly woman with her thumb out on
Legacy Farms South, wires down on School Street - no hazzard, Claflin Ave truck
struck parked car - no PI, catalytic converters stolen from MV on Constitution Court, assist FD, TT unit stuck on Lumber Street, catalytic Converter stolen on Lumber Street...

August 5, 6, 7, 2022
August 8, 2022
Arrest
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AstroTurf Installation Complete

A new and improved artificial turf surface, $400,000 of the cost coming from fees account, has been installed at the Fruit Street Fields. Got a dog? Check out the dog park on your way to the field, and return with your dog. Wearing your hiking boots? Test the recently completed Mary Pratt trails.
Weston Nurseries:
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Hopkinton Special Town Meeting 2022

The Hopkinton Select Board has called a Special Town Meeting to be held on Thursday, August 18, 2022.  The Special Town Meeting 2022 will be held at the Hopkinton High School Athletic Center (gymnasium) and commence at 7:00 pm. You can find the initial notice by clicking this link.  

There is one article on the warrant, which is listed below.  You can also see the signed warrant by clicking here.  

Marathon School Addition:

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds or otherwise provide a sum or sums of money for the payment of increased costs related to the Marathon School Addition project, such sum to be in addition to appropriations approved by vote of the 2021 Annual Town Meeting, pursuant to Article 17 of said Town Meeting’s warrant and by vote of the 2022 Annual Town meeting, pursuant to Article 29 of said Town Meeting’s warrant, including any planning, design, engineering, construction or associated costs or expenses related thereto; said sum to be spent under the direction of the School Committee. Pass any vote or take any act relative thereto.

Click here to view the General Contractor presentation to the Select Board from 7/12/22
Click here to view a presentation about the Marathon School Addition project for the Special Town Meeting

As more information becomes available, this page will be updated. Contributed content.

What Drought?

August 8, 2022 - The Hopkinton Reservoir Dam displays high water marks from recent, as well as past, water levels. Both beaches have been closed for many days in the last couple of weeks, as Canada geese took over the water.

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More Hands Across the Fence


 
 
Don't Eat Me!

August 8, 2022 - Thanks to Julie for sharing this rare photo.

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Hopkinton Colors

August 7, 2022 - Rising Hopkinton High School Senior Owen Fitzpatrick paints the hand of Chief of Police Joseph Bennett Saturday at the entrance to EMC Park where Owen was awarded a panel to design a piece of art with a message of inclusivity. Each participant was invited to make a handprint, alternating green and orange. After enough handprints are recorded, Owen will write "We've Got Your Back" on the panel to show support for those who need it.

Familiar Faces

August 7, 2022 - The Spoon is a great place to run into friends and neighbors; and now a great place to sit under their recently constructed pergola, on the southern side of the building, out of the sun.
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A Walk in the Park

Officer Beloin joins Owen Fitzpatrick and his contribution to the HCC's Diversity Mural at EMC Park . From HPD facebook.

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Vets and History

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Choose for Saturday, August 6 specials.
 
Retired. Really?

August 5, 2022 - Longtime Hopkinton Officer Patrick O'Brien, is now longtime retired Officer Patrick O'Brien, directing traffic today Downtown.
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Fast Work

August 5, 2022 - Hopkinton Fire Chief William Miller made fast work of a dumpster fire behind the building that houses Unibank at lunchtime today.

Hopkinton Fire Department Announces Promotion of Training Lieutenant


HOPKINTON — Chief William Miller is pleased to announce the promotion of the department's new training lieutenant.

Lt. John Krauss was appointed to the position effective Aug. 2. In his new role, he will be in charge of all training for the Hopkinton Fire Department, which includes program development of both fire and EMS-based training, group delivery and orientation for all new hire employees.

Lt. Krauss began as a firefighter with the department in 2017. He is certified Firefighter I/II through the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy and is a credentialed Fire Instructor I and paramedic. He is certified in CPR, ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support).

He is additionally a member of the Massachusetts District 14 Dive Team and has Open Water and Dry Suit Certifications.

He is a graduate of the Quinsigamond Community College Paramedic Program and is currently enrolled in Purdue Global University's Bachelor of Science in Fire Science program with expected graduation in December.

"Training is a crucial part of what we do as a department and ensures all of our members are prepared with the skills needed to respond to many types of emergencies," Chief Miller said. "I am pleased to appoint Lt. Krauss to this role and look forward to the knowledge and experience he will bring to the position."

Lt. Krauss will be officially sworn in to the position on Sept. 6 at the Hopkinton Select Board meeting.

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Construction Advisory
Above, Main, West Main, Wood Street Intersection. OPM Camera

MassDOT Project Number: 606043 Construction Advisory No. 37
August 5, 2022 Please be advised that this schedule may change due to weather and existing conditions found while performing the tasks below. This work may impact traffic and require lane and sidewalk closures limiting access to driveways and entrances to businesses.
What to Expect for the Week of August 8, 2022, to August 12, 2022
• Continue the service connections project wide West Side of Project
• Complete traffic signal at Wood Street intersection with Main Street
• Install new granite curb on Main Street moving east from the Wood St. intersection to the Fire Station
 
• Fine Grade and Compact sidewalks between Wood Street and the Fire Station – detour will be utilized as needed 85/135 Intersection
• Verizon and Comcast Ductbank work at Grove Street and Cedar Street – detour will be utilized as needed
Please be advised, the contractor plans on starting the full depth excavation at the 135/85 intersection on August 15. More details will be provided in the August 12 advisory.
For the most up to date information about the Main Street Corridor project please visit theTown's project website at https://hopkintonmainstreet.com  The Town of Hopkinton appreciates your patience and consider

 
EVERY DAY IS FISH DAY, BUT ESPECIALLY FRIDAY!!

HOPKINTON - William “Bill” Fenwick Macmillan Jr, 80, died peacefully on August 4, 2022, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Nancy (Penney) Macmillan, to whom he shared a life with for 57 years. He was the son of the late William Fenwick Macmillan and Irene M (Cousins) Macmillan.

Bill was a lifelong resident of Hopkinton and a 1959 graduate of Hopkinton High School where he was an all-around athlete. He was honored to serve his country in the United States Navy on the USS Bexar through the missile crisis in Cuba. He went on to a career building pumping stations throughout New England but his real passion was athletics and coaching youth sports. He touched hundreds of young athletes over the years, including coaching Hopkinton’s first youth football team. Hockey was near and dear to his heart. Coaching the Hopkinton Hornets and Triboro youth hockey teams brought him such joy as he loved seeing young talent develop on the ice. He was actively involved in his children’s and grandchildren’s athletics and seemed to always be on the road to one game or another. Music was his second language and we will forever miss his voice. He could name any 50’s tune in 3 notes and could flawlessly sing every word with perfect pitch.

In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by his children William Macmillan III and his wife Ursula of Milton, Brenda Macmillan and her partner Paul of Pelham, New Hampshire, Karen Schiloski of Mendon, Laura Doherty and her husband Tim of Gray Court, South Carolina and Daniel Macmillan and his wife Caroline of Hopkinton. He also leaves his beloved grandchildren Stephanie, Maxwell, Lindsay, Kylie, Sarah, Peter, Jessica, John, William IV, Emma, Joseph, Patrick, Jackson, Senan and Kiernan and his four great grandchildren James, Bryleigh, Connor and Timothy with another blessing on the way in October. Bill is also survived by his brother David “Jeff” and his wife Norma of Hopkinton, his sister Martha Banks and her husband Stephen of Worcester, his brother Michael and his wife Margaret of Walpole and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held Monday, August 8, 2022 from the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street. A funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church at 10:30 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Hopkinton. Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday, August 7, 2022 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider extending a hand to those who willingly sacrifice each day to provide our freedom and security through a donation in Bill’s name to the Gary Sinise Foundation, PO Box 40726, Nashville, TN 37204 or
www.garysinisefoundation.org  .

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Town of Hopkinton Shares Warrant Article for Aug. 18 Special Town Meeting

HOPKINTON — Town Manager Norman Khumalo would like to share the warrant article that will be up for consideration at the upcoming Special Town Meeting.

Special Town Meeting will be held Thursday, Aug. 18 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Hopkinton High School Field House/Athletic Center, 90 Hayden Rowe St.

The Select Board voted Tuesday, Aug. 2 to place one article on the Special Town Meeting Warrant relating to an addition to the Marathon Elementary School.

The warrant article will ask the Town whether to approve a transfer of $850,000 from the School Department Stabilization Fund for increased costs related to the Marathon School Addition project. This funding, if approved, will supplement previously approved funding for the project. A two-thirds vote at Special Town Meeting will be needed to pass the measure.

The signed warrant can be found on the Town of Hopkinton website.

"Special Town Meeting is an important process by which residents voice their opinions and participate in decision making about pressing matters impacting the town," Town Manager Khumalo said. "We encourage registered voters in Hopkinton to attend the Special Town Meeting on Aug. 18."

Any resident with questions about the Aug. 18 Special Town Meeting can contact the Hopkinton Town Clerk’s office at 508-497-9710. Contributed content.


Out Standing

August 3, 3022 - Connor Degan, candidate for State Representative from the 8th Middlesex District, poses with supporters doing a standout on the steps of Town Hall last evening prior to his appearance in the Select Board Meeting Room.
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Drought Worsens - NO LAWN WATERING




  • First offense – written warning
  • Second offense - $100 fine
  • Third offense and beyond – water service may be suspended

 

 

 


As the drought continues to worsen and we head for an extreme heatwave, we would like to remind everyone that we are at a level 3 Critical drought status.  Groundwater levels continue to decrease, limiting pumping capacity. State restrictions on the Ashland plant are also now in place reducing the amount of pumping from the plant.  Under our current water use restriction, there is NO LAWN WATERING permitted. Please make sure that all automatic sprinklers are in the off position. The filling of pools, vehicle washing, powering washing and all other non-essential use is also prohibited. 


It is extremely important that everyone follow these restrictions to ensure we have an adequate supply of water for our essential daily needs and for fighting fires. 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

 
Not Forgotten

August 3, 2022 - Mike Whelan has been doing a lot of work on the Wilson Street cemetery. There are some veterans' graves that have been flagged regularly for several decades but no one is sure who is actually in the plots. One of them is just a simple white wooden cross. Mike has been able to get an unknown veteran stone for one. He has also repaired Thomas Fetherston’s (KIA at Gettysburg) headstone, and done a lot of other cleaning and repairing. Tom Cronin of the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home donated a beautiful antique flower pot which is now centered in the graveyard (inset). ~ Anne Mattina.

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Sierra Club Massachusetts Endorses James Arena-DeRosa for State Representative

August 2, 2022 (Holliston) – James Arena-DeRosa (Holliston), candidate for the 8th Middlesex State House District (Holliston, Hopkinton, Sherborn, and precincts two and three of Millis), has been endorsed by the Massachusetts chapter of the Sierra Club, the Bay State branch of largest, oldest, and most influential environmental grassroots organization in the country.

“James Arena-DeRosa will prioritize policies that rapidly decarbonize Massachusetts while fighting for the commensurate investment in renewable energy infrastructure to generate a booming green economy," said Mimi Locke, Political Committee Chair for the Sierra Club Massachusetts Chapter. "He will ensure that experts and knowledgeable community voices are included when planning for our environmental future. Environmentally-conscious voters in Holliston, Hopkinton, Millis, and Sherborn should make sure to vote for him in the September election."

The Massachusetts Sierra Club seeks “to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out those objectives.”

The endorsement demonstrates James as a climate champion. “Climate change is the foremost crisis facing our communities, state, and nation today,” said James. “Our state legislature must take bold action immediately to prevent further climate disasters and mitigate the consequences of our carbon emissions that we are already experiencing. I’m appreciative of the Massachusetts Sierra Club’s vote of confidence for my candidacy. I hope to be a staunch ally of the organization and all progressive climate causes come January.”

James Arena-DeRosa is running for State Representative to give our communities a seat at the table. Together, we will ensure that the political process in Boston does not overlook small towns in conversations about infrastructure, climate change, elder care, the retention of young talent, and education. With decades of experience from his roles with Oxfam America, the Peace Corps, and the United States Department of Agriculture in the Obama Administration, he has the experience to effectively advocate for the people of Holliston, Hopkinton, Millis and Sherborn on Beacon Hill.

The 8th Middlesex State House District includes Holliston, Hopkinton, Sherborn, and precincts two and three of Millis. The seat has no incumbent after Representative Carolyn Dykema’s resignation in February. Representative David Linsky’s 5th Middlesex District no longer includes Millis and Sherborn. Contributed.


ALLTOWN FRESH® HOPKINTON TO HOST RIBBON CUTTING & LAUNCH EVENT: AUGUST 18, 2022

  • RIBBON CUTTING EVENT: 11am

  • INTERACTIVE LAUNCH CELEBRATION: 11am-2pm

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Not Raspberries

August 2, 2022 - At Bloods Pond last week.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Came upon a vehicle at 12:03 am on an East Main Street property
check and moved them along, assist FD on Wescott Drive,
walk-in transferred money to whom he thought was his attorney to purchase
a house - but wasn't his attorney, FD reports truck blocking one lane of traffic
 on West Main Street, caller reports vehicle sitting in parking lot watching
 children - no one was in vehicle, 4 units responded to report of erratic driver on
Wood Street, caught up with him and administered PBT [Portable Breath Tester]
resulting in an arrest and charges of 2nd OUI offense and more, lost wallet located,
outside fire called in by neighbor on Penny Meadow Drive...



August 1, 2022
Arrests
 
Don't Do This:
Truck gets stuck in driveway/roadway

August 1, 2022 - The ICC Bar of this box truck got jammed into the roadway leaving a driveway on the hill of the westbound side of West Main Street, when the ICC Bar became caught on the pavement crest, making it suspend the rear wheels so they could not gain traction.
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Assist FD on Price Street, community relations, assist FD on Cross Street,
driver reportedly swerving off the road on West Main heading to Upton,
assist Fd - South Street - Marshall Ave, 2-car MVA East Main - no PI,
MVA East Main - no PI, caller missing wallet, Ashland BOLO for I-495
hit & run - found in Ashland, Huckleberry Road caller wanted stolen
property logged, Clinton Street turtle crossing sign stolen, traffic signal at
head of West Main from Main malfunctioning - put on flash, Lakeland terrier
named tucker missing, Hillcrest Drive company violating noise ordinance,
DUI Arrest on West Main, intoxicated female on Lumber Street - got ride home,
shirtless man in swim trunks sharpening a machete type blade, 2 parking citations,
outside burn odor, MV fire on I-495 S, brought in wallet found in Milford,
July 29, 30, 31, 2022
Arrest
REMINDER:
Don't Miss the August Vets Breakfast
Friday, 5 August 2022, 0900 hours, Hopkinton Senior Center

Veterans are pleased to learn of the Grateful Veteran who will sponsor the upcoming 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 August 5th, and entertain sports fans with baseball events from August 5th. 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


I am a Soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from July 25, 2022 - July 31, 2022
Choose Blue Links to See Town's Property Card for largely single family homes
Prices in red are $1 million or more
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton  
24 Alexander Road Mohammed Khalid Ansari, Yasmin Fatthaulla $825,000 July 29, 2022 Kristen J Niedbala, et al
5 Gibbon Road Douglas Jones, Joanne Roman Jones $1,341,000 July 29, 2022 Lukasz Jarzyna, Ayumi Jarzyna
7 Hunters Ridge Way Jessica M Phillipo, Jason M Phillipo $1,477,000 July 28, 2022 Robert E Davis, Kristina B Davis
10 Cunningham Street Amit Kallimani $860,000 July 28. 2022 Dawn L Ohanian
7 Westfield Road Juan A Arango, Mary Lou Arango $1,150,000 July 27, 2022 Bono Family Trust, et al
10 Daniel Road Luke J Neveu, Margaret Kietman Neveu $890,000 July 27, 2022 Robert T Woelflein, Elizabeth B Woelflein
48 Teresa Road Taylor Edward Canby, Hoi Tung Heidi $1,100,000 July 26, 2022 Glenn A Brand, Laura R Brand
6 Crispwater Way Sreedevi Veerareddy Gari $815,000 July 25, 2022 Shravan Batlanki, Meghana Manthani
Last Week        
54 Cedar Street Ext. Eric Scott Hubley II $350,000 July 22, 2022 Martha Palmer Tr et al
81 Spruce Street U120 Sumodh Nair $899,995 July 20, 2022 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
4 Peter Porcaro Drive Yongtao Guan, Hao Ban $1,168,000 July 19, 2022 Charles H Beede, Eva Beede
12 Curtis Road Johannes Elferich, Nathalie Javidi-Sharifi $530,000 July 18, 2022 Danielle Cerosimo, Joseph Cerosimo
Prior 7 Days        
19 Elizabeth Road Roland Perry Dias, Karen Bernadette Dias $2,000,000 July 15, 2022 Todd A Cestari, Ann C Brady
28 Pleasant Street Guilherme D Boff Geraldina Morais $510,000 July 15, 2022 Gary Comeau et al
3 Greystone Lane Amir Ardelan Farhadi $1,400,000 July 15, 2020 Robert M Keeley Jr., Sarah W Keeley
4 AppleTree Hill Road Kim Dongwook, Nam Jihye $450,000 July 15, 2020 Edwin A Hernandez, Heysey Martinez-Hernandez
11 Doyle Lane U 29C Joseph A Willoughby II, Sara Willoughby $479,000 July 15, 2022 Mary Jane Dyer, Christopher T Riley
14 Marshall Ave Michael Gumbley, Alexandra Gumbley $840,000 July 15,2022 Kristi McDermott
14 Stoneybrook Road Binface Pedanou, Victoria Pedanou $1,258,000 July 15, 2022 Benjamin C Best, Monica A Best
11 Overlook Road Alex Gerber, Christine Gerber $1,950,000 July 14, 2022 John S Edwards, et al
44 Connelly Hill Road Michael P DiBartolo, Michelle L DiBartolo $1,425,000 July 14, 2022 Micael F Brown, Megan C Brown
22 Smith Road Peter Irwin, Sandra Irwin $1,600,000 July 14, 2022 Eric D Schoenwolff Tr. et al
83 Downey Street Xavier M Pennell, Rebekah A Pennell $584,900 July 14, 2022 Maria S Collella et al
7 Bridal Path Rohit Bahal, Reshma Kandala $1,250,000 July 14, 2022 Lino Alberto Gonzalez et al
14 Andrea Drive Peter J Lucey, Caitlin A Lucey $2,000,000 July 14, 2022 Robert C Ozmun, Kelly J Ozmun
79 Front Street Hemalatha Kumaraswamy, El $805,000 July 14, 2022 John J Lynch, Mary J Lynch
13 Elizabeth Road Jacob Carvalho, Danielle M Carvalho $1,285,000 July 14, 2022 Curtis A Morrison, Christine M Morrison
54 Connelly Hill Road Nicholas Najnigier, Stephanie Najnigier $1,500,000 July 11, 2022 Christopher O'Connor, Mary Alice O'Connor
15 Weston Lane 15WES Ronald Herbert Micon Living Tr, et al $759,000 July 7, 2022 Trails, LLC
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Electric Youth on Hopkinton Common
Choose the photo to view a 4K clip from Sunday's Performance

July 31, 2022 - To see a clip from a great performance on Sunday, click above. Then choose quality.

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Senate Passes Judicial Modernization Legislation
Bill invests in information technology used by the judiciary and closes loopholes around gun laws


(BOSTON – 07/31/2022) The Massachusetts State Senate on Saturday passed legislation to modernize aspects of the Massachusetts court system, including by closing loopholes around the Commonwealth’s gun laws. The bill supports Massachusetts courts’ increased use of technology in courtroom proceedings by investing in information technology for the judiciary branch and allowing certain administrative proceedings to be done electronically. Following renewed national scrutiny of state gun control laws in the wake of mass shootings and the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down gun control legislation in the state of New York, this bill also takes steps to strengthen Massachusetts’ gun control laws.

“I’m proud of the Commonwealth’s strong gun laws, which save our residents’ lives, and I’m proud that the Senate is taking quick action to defend them,” said Senate President Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland). “Our courts do invaluable work. In an increasingly virtual and hybrid world, this legislation will support this work and allow our courts to continue to operate without interruption. I want to thank Chairs Rodrigues and Eldridge and their teams for addressing these issues, and to the members of the Senate for their support.”

 

Young Democrats Endorse Connor Degan for State Representative

 

HOPKINTON, MA – Connor Degan, Democratic candidate for Massachusetts State Representative, 8th Middlesex District, has been formally endorsed by the Young Democrats of Massachusetts.

 

“This endorsement by the Young Democrats of Massachusetts is particularly gratifying for me, as an advocate of youth participation in our government and voting, and as a young person trying to make our world a better place. I believe that engaging and informing the next generation of voters is vital to the strength of our communities and our Commonwealth. These individuals are the future of our democracy and will ultimately inherit the goals we set out on now and continue to serve as our champions of progress,” said Degan.

 

Degan continues to work locally with students of all ages, levels, and backgrounds. He has organized mock elections to educate students on the voting process in ways that they see real change in their schools and has worked with middle school teachers to develop a curriculum for civics education. He has coordinated with high school staff, teachers, and students to host voter registration and information sessions at least once per year before the pandemic’s restrictions as well as doing so in conjunction with a student walkout in protest of gun violence following the tragic Parkland High shooting to make sure students were ready to make their voices heard and take action at the ballot box.

 

 

“Since the 2018 mid-term elections, we saw an extraordinary uptick in youth political participation. I am confident that we can continue to improve upon the age disparity in our election process. By educating and involving young people in the process, we continue to make young voices heard in our elections and we need to continue to encourage future generations of voters,” said Degan. Contributed content.


Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Bill's Downtown in Hopkinton

Construction Advisory


MassDOT Project Number: 606043
Construction Advisory No. 36 July 29, 2022
Please be advised that this schedule may change due to weather and existing conditions found while
performing the tasks below. This work may impact traffic and require lane and sidewalk closures limiting
access to driveways and entrances to businesses.
What to Expect for the Week of August 1, 2022, to August 5, 2022
East Side of Project and Project Wide
• Underground service work to property lines (in the areas between 25 Main and the 85/135 intersection).
• Continue the service connections project wide
West Side of Project
• Starting Monday 8/1/22, Dagle Electrical will be onsite to activate the signals at the Main St/Wood St intersection
• Markings, Inc. will paint the “do not block” box in front of Meserve St. on Tuesday night and move the stop
bar at the Main St/Wood St intersection west (past the driveway at 1 West Main) – work is estimated to be
completed in no more than 2 hours with no noise disruption
• Install new granite curb at West Main and Wood Street – detour will be utilized as needed.
• Continue to strip and grade sidewalks from Wood Street towards the Fire Station
85/135 Intersection
• Verizon and Comcast Ductbank work at Grove Street and Cedar Street – detour will be utilized as needed.
Walcott Street will be opened to two-way traffic during detour hours to enable entrance from Cedar St.
For the most up to date information about the Main Street Corridor project, please visit theTown's project website at https://hopkintonmainstreet.com/ 

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Jake A. Pizette, 28, of Hopkinton, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2022. Born in Framingham, he was the son of Lynne C. (Pizette) Boisvert and her husband, Normand “Joe” Boisvert of Hopkinton.


In his younger years, Jake enjoyed horseback riding every summer and taking art classes at Danforth Museum in Framingham. Jake was very creative. He continued his art in many forms and explored various mediums over the years, including canvas and t-shirts. His dream was to go to California and make a name for himself. He was a big dreamer, he loved music and movies.


Jake loved art & animals, but what Jake loved most of all was being a father. His happiest times were playing with his children. Being a father was especially important to him, because he never had one in his life.


Besides his mother, he is survived by his brother, Joshua M. Pizette; two children, Vanna Lynne Alton and Sace David Alton, his children’s mother, Sarah DelBene, his step-son, Tre Anthony Delbene all of Worcester and his grandfather, David E. Senior of Hopkinton.


In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate assistance with funeral costs. Any remaining funds will go to Jake’s children. https://gofund.me/9f692367


Funeral arrangements are being held privately and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com/ 


It's Friday!!
 

Hopkinton Teacher’s Association Endorses Connor Degan for State Representative

 

HOPKINTON, MA – Connor Degan, Democratic candidate for Massachusetts State Representative, 8th Middlesex District seat, welcomed the endorsement by the Hopkinton Teacher’s Association for his candidacy.

 

I am so grateful to have the support of the educators that supported me while I was in the public schools, with the endorsement of the Hopkinton Teachers Association.  My grandmother is a retired public-school teacher from Springfield Public Schools and I have seen the inequities that exist in our education systems and know how much our teachers need our support. Before the pandemic, many people took the roll of teachers for granted and many still do. They allow so many parents to know that their children are safe and cared for while they work and ensure that students get the attention they need to get a good education. I will continue to support our educators as they shape our futures by supporting the growth of our students,” said Degan

 

As a graduate of the Hopkinton Public School system himself, Degan has been a passionate advocate for the merits of a robust public school system. He recognizes the impact that the pandemic has had on our teachers and school systems and continues to foster open discussion about the learning losses and mental health challenges that students and school districts are facing since the start of the pandemic.  With the recent increase school violence nationally, as well as teacher and staff shortages, Degan has engaged the school board and community resource officers in talks on how best to handle some of the mental health issues that are facing our students and working to identify resources such as the launch of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Hotline aimed at making it easier to address one of the biggest issues that we face with mental health today... access.

 

The Hopkinton Teacher’s Association proudly supports Connor Degan for State Representative. Connor has an understanding of the challenges we face and a clear desire to work with educators to identify and advocate for the changes we need,” said Rebecca Abate, HTA President.

 

I am delighted knowing that I have the support of these remarkable public servants who work every day to educate our youth, keep our community safe, and plan for smart growth in our school systems,” said Connor Degan. “Our educators serve as leaders and mentors in the lives of students and our communities and deserve our support.”

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Upton PD called regarding a suspicious vehicle fleeing their town
into Hopkinton - 2 detail officers saw vehicle take ramp 5 onto I-495 SB
- State, Upton notified, truck dropping small stones onto Main Street - GOA,
caller harassed by his former business partner - advised for civil matter,
assist FD, Silver min-van dropped of trash in new development,
yellow lab to be dropped off at Baypath for the night,
July 27, 2022
Arrest
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Almost There

The new Astroturf at the Fruit Street Fields has been laid on top of the shock pad, getting ready for the final measurements.

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Dreaming Bigger and Better?
 
Town of Hopkinton Invites Community to Enjoy Family-Friendly Entertainment, Activities at 2022 Hopkinton Family Day
Hopkinton Family Day Returns for First Time Since 2019

HOPKINTON — Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Friends of Hopkinton President Ann Click wish to share information on this year's Hopkinton Family Day.

WHEN:
Saturday, Sept. 17 beginning at 2 p.m.

WHERE:
Athletic fields behind Hopkinton High School, 90 Hayden Rowe St.

WHAT:
Hopkinton Family Day, coordinated by the Friends of Hopkinton, is an exciting event for families that features engaging live entertainment, fun activities for community members of all ages, delicious food trucks and a dazzling fireworks display.

Hopkinton Family Day brings the community together and helps families get to know the organizations, groups and businesses in town, as well as all of the people behind them.

Community members will be able to enjoy live entertainment and food trucks throughout the event, beginning at 2 p.m. From 2-6 p.m., town organizations, non-profits, clubs and businesses located in Hopkinton offer activities, such as art projects, athletic events, games and more.

From 6-8 p.m., attendees will be able to continue enjoying live entertainment and the food trucks while the activities break down in preparation for the fireworks display. Fireworks are expected to begin around dusk, or approximately 8 p.m.

Hopkinton Family Day is free to attend, and all of the activities are free for participation. Community members will need to pay for food truck items.

"Hopkinton Family Day brings people from throughout our community together to enjoy an array of exciting, family-friendly events at no cost to them," Town Manager Khumalo said. "While children enjoy our fun games and booths, families will also have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with local organizations and resources, all culminating with a stunning fireworks show. We hope to see everyone there."

"The Friends of Hopkinton is extremely excited to invite community members to this year's Family Day, and to be able to bring this event back for the first time since 2019," Click said. "We have been working hard for several months to make this Family Day the best yet, and we encourage everyone to keep an eye out for additional details to be shared ahead of the event. We can't wait to welcome everyone in September."

Hopkinton Family Day was last held in 2019. The fireworks display was unable to take place at the 2019 event due to risks posed by mosquitoes, and the full event was not held in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hopkinton Family Day is coordinated by the Friends of Hopkinton organization. Its goal is to provide community activities that encourage and support town spirit, enthusiasm and pride. Contributed PR.


Don't Miss the August Vets Breakfast
Friday, 5 August 2022, 0900 hours, Hopkinton Senior Center

Veterans are pleased to learn of the Grateful Veteran who will sponsor the upcoming 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 August 5th, and entertain sports fans with baseball events from August 5th. 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


I am a Soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.

Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
Walk-in reports loose bull - worries about cows getting loose,
injured bird between spruce and Walnut, A2 came across MVI with PI -
injured to Milford, a West Main Street property owner reported that
a neighbor took down her tree, caller reports on neighbor watering -
neighbor has a well, Stone Crossing Way resident reports a bull in the woods,
camera shows person enter driveway to church - GOA, complaint about
portable speedbump was installed with no warning signs - caller was advised
that homeowner's well pump broke and the cover is for a hose supplying water
from neighbor, caller has flat tire and can't find lug nit key - leaving vehicle
for night, Golden Retriever running around Aspen Way...

Speaking to individuals in Sandy Beach lot dropping
 off friends (12:04 am), caller wanted fraudulent phone call logged,
traffic complaint on Overlook Road, Wood Street, caller
reports her vehicle struck while at work, individual riding his
 bicycle on I-495 - a banned activity on that roadway, kids running
 on roof on HR Street and then on CVS, male individual asleep
on a bench (10:32 pm), Clinton Street caller concerned about suv
w/North Carolina plates in neighborhood - were visiting friends,
caller reports waller stolen from his vehicle while at CC, dead fox
in Bridgeton Way driveway, arrest for probation violation...


Gift card/email scam, window smashed in car, caller said he has lost a
piece of jewelry over the weekend, spare tire came off of vehicle, caller
would like to speak with an officer about an incident in morning, assist Milford
PD checking on vehicle involved in hit and run, male in and out of driveways -
had appointments at 4 houses on Connelly Hill Road, dog running
loose on West Main Street, assisted FD with wires down on Fruit Street -
and with odor of natural gas on Eastview Road...


July 22, 23,24, 2022
July 25, 2022
July 26, 2022
Arrest

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Electric Youth to Perform Sunday on Hopkinton Common
Two performers from Hopkinton


July 27, 2022 -

Electric Youth will be performing this Sunday July 31st at 5pm at Concerts on the Common.   Included in the group are two Hopkinton residents, Finley Doherty, left and Erin Belger. 

 

Electric Youth is a prestigious 14-person ensemble; their shows consist of singing and dancing to popular songs and show tunes.  They are backed by the 7 person Boston Show Band.  EY has just returned from a 3 week tour of Belgium, France, Switzerland and Italy where they performed over a dozen shows (Below). Contributed content.

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Two's a Crowd

July 27, 2022 - This great blue heron was not in the mood to stick around following the arrival of a human, on Bloods Pond yesterday.

Watch Your Step!

July 27, 2022 - These Canada geese at Hopkinton Reservoir Dam are watching their step as they approach the photographer, wondering if they'll get lucky with a morsel (Goose mind-reading!). Visitors to the dam should also watch their step.
 
Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking?

July 27, 2022 - Perhaps fans of Snappy Dogs could present an article for the Special Town Meeting to reverse the current ban on drive-throughs for food, inasmuch as everything is in place for one since they moved the road.

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More Diversity to come
Be a Part of the Message on August 6, 10:00 am - Noon


Contributor to the current Diversity Mural (Blue hand holding flowers) at the entrance to EMC Park, rising senior Owen Fitzpatrick, has agreed to create another piece to the diversity message, but this time, everyone is invited to be a part of the creation. Here's how it works: Owen will bring the paint and the wipes. People's palms and fingers will be painted alternating green and orange paint and then leave their prints on the new section. When completed, Owen will paint "We've got your back" over it, showing the love and support of the community for those who need it.

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from July 16, 2022 - July 24, 2022
Choose Blue Links to See Town's Property Card for largely single family homes
Prices in red are $1 million or more
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton  
54 Cedar Street Ext. Eric Scott Hubley II $350,000 July 22, 2022 Martha Palmer Tr et al
81 Spruce Street U120 Sumodh Nair $899,995 July 20, 2022 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
4 Peter Porcaro Drive Yongtao Guan, Hao Ban $1,168,000 July 19, 2022 Charles H Beede, Eva Beede
12 Curtis Road Johannes Elferich, Nathalie Javidi-Sharifi $530,000 July 18, 2022 Danielle Cerosimo, Joseph Cerosimo
Prior 7 Days        
19 Elizabeth Road Roland Perry Dias, Karen Bernadette Dias $2,000,000 July 15, 2022 Todd A Cestari, Ann C Brady
28 Pleasant Street Guilherme D Boff Geraldina Morais $510,000 July 15, 2022 Gary Comeau et al
3 Greystone Lane Amir Ardelan Farhadi $1,400,000 July 15, 2020 Robert M Keeley Jr., Sarah W Keeley
4 AppleTree Hill Road Kim Dongwook, Nam Jihye $450,000 July 15, 2020 Edwin A Hernandez, Heysey Martinez-Hernandez
11 Doyle Lane U 29C Joseph A Willoughby II, Sara Willoughby $479,000 July 15, 2022 Mary Jane Dyer, Christopher T Riley
14 Marshall Ave Michael Gumbley, Alexandra Gumbley $840,000 July 15,2022 Kristi McDermott
14 Stoneybrook Road Binface Pedanou, Victoria Pedanou $1,258,000 July 15, 2022 Benjamin C Best, Monica A Best
11 Overlook Road Alex Gerber, Christine Gerber $1,950,000 July 14, 2022 John S Edwards, et al
44 Connelly Hill Road Michael P DiBartolo, Michelle L DiBartolo $1,425,000 July 14, 2022 Micael F Brown, Megan C Brown
22 Smith Road Peter Irwin, Sandra Irwin $1,600,000 July 14, 2022 Eric D Schoenwolff Tr. et al
83 Downey Street Xavier M Pennell, Rebekah A Pennell $584,900 July 14, 2022 Maria S Collella et al
7 Bridal Path Rohit Bahal, Reshma Kandala $1,250,000 July 14, 2022 Lino Alberto Gonzalez et al
14 Andrea Drive Peter J Lucey, Caitlin A Lucey $2,000,000 July 14, 2022 Robert C Ozmun, Kelly J Ozmun
79 Front Street Hemalatha Kumaraswamy, El $805,000 July 14, 2022 John J Lynch, Mary J Lynch
13 Elizabeth Road Jacob Carvalho, Danielle M Carvalho $1,285,000 July 14, 2022 Curtis A Morrison, Christine M Morrison
54 Connelly Hill Road Nicholas Najnigier, Stephanie Najnigier $1,500,000 July 11, 2022 Christopher O'Connor, Mary Alice O'Connor
15 Weston Lane 15WES Ronald Herbert Micon Living Tr, et al $759,000 July 7, 2022 Trails, LLC
 

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Moving Roadway


JUly 23, 2022 - Grove Street is being moved over a few feet at the cost to the stores at CVS of about 28 parking spaces, in order to make a more straight pass through the intersection from Cedar Street.

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Shock Pad

July 23, 2022 — As expected, a new and improved shock pad has been installed at the Fruit Street Athletic Fields complex. What's next? See below:
 




Hopkinton has received notice from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), who oversee Hopkinton State Park, that swimming at Hopkinton State park main and upper beaches will be closed until further notice based on BACTERIAL RESULTS OF SAMPLES COLLECTED ON 7/19/2022.  Hopkinton State Park remains open to visitors.


As noted from DCR:

A HEALTH RISK MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH SUBMERSION OR INGESTION OF POLLUTED WATERS. A beach is posted, “No Swimming” as per order of the MADPH and DCR when results equal to or exceed the Single Day Maximum Standard for Enterococci of 104 (marine) and 61 (freshwater) or the 5-test Geometric Mean Standard for Enterococci of 35 (marine) and 33 (freshwater). Postings will remain in force until Enterococci levels of subsequently collected water samples drop below the safe recreational water standards above.

 

 

Editor's Note: We received official notice that the Town of Hopkinton's Sandy Beach is open.


Subterranean Protrusion

Above, this protruding wall, of which 90% is underground, we are told was constructed to keep the building housing CVS stable, has been finished, and pavement for a new lane is being laid. Let's see what tomorrow will bring.

From Town of Hopkinton:
Construction Advisory No. 35 July 22, 2022
Please be advised that this schedule may change due to weather and existing conditions found while performing the tasks below. This work may impact traffic and require lane and sidewalk closures limiting access to driveways and entrances to businesses. What to Expect for the Week of July 25, 2022, to July 29, 2022
• Saw Cut for ductbanks – detours may be utilized for this work.
• Continue the service connections project wide West Side of Project
• Complete traffic signal at Wood Street intersection with Main Street • Reset frame and covers from manholes between Wood St. and Fire Station
• Strip and grade sidewalks between Wood Street and the Fire Station 85/135 Intersection • Ductbank work at Grove Street and Cedar Street - detour may be utilized.

 
Three's Company

July 22, 2022 - "An adult and 2 juveniles. Amazing to see these HUGE birds perched on branches like these. Taken close to home in Hopkinton." ~ Julie Ford

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OUTDOOR WATER BAN!: Please be advised that due to the continued drought conditions, dramatic increase in water use, low tank levels and a continued forecast for hot and dry weather, the town is declaring an outdoor water ban on municipal water use. A meeting yesterday of the states drought task force also declared our area level 3, critical drought. It is imperative that everyone turn off all outdoor sprinkler systems immediately and cease all other non-essential use. It is absolutely vital that everyone comply to ensure proper storage levels for everyday use and fire protection. Thank you for your cooperation in this very important matter. ~Eric Carty, Water Sewer Manager
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Roadwork Notice

Crews will be removing & plating structures in preparation for road resurfacing work on the following streets starting on Monday July 25 - Thursday July 28. Dates may change due to weather conditions.


West Main St - South St to just after the Price Chopper entrance.

South St - West Main St to 710’ south of West Main St.

South St - #176 to the Milford town line.

Westcott Dr - Pond St to 760’ South of Pond St (the old section).

West Elm St - Barbara Rd to the dead end.

 

Work hours on West Main St & South St will be approximately 7pm - 5am.

Work hours on all other roads will be approximately 7am-5pm.

One lane of traffic will be open. Please expect delays and seek alternate routes when possible.

 
Art on the Trail 2022


The Hopkinton Cultural Council is inviting all artists to submit their artwork for display during the “2022 Art on the Trail”. These for 2022 is "Nature's Gallery, Branching Out" - Inspired by the of artist Andy Goldsworthy and other similar artists. Utilizing elements in nature to be inspired and create pieces that celebrate the natural esthetics around us.


When: The “2022 Art on the Trail” will begin on Sunday, 2-Oct and will end on Sunday, 16-Oct.


Where: The “2022 Art on the Trail” will be held on the Center Trail in Hopkinton. The trail is 1.1 miles long and the trailhead is located on Main Street directly across from Hopkinton Lumber. Parking is in the Respite Center parking lot on the left side of Claflin Place just off Main Street.

 

Art Call: https://artonthetrail2022.artcall.org/

 Press Release. HopNews file photo.

 
Rare Occurence

July 21, 2022 - A patron enjoying the cool breeze at the Hopkinton Reservoir Dam end of Hopkinton State Park with her husband and dog wonders why flames have erupted from two sources across the water, with a resulting thick, black plume. We have been advised in the past by representatives of the LNG facility that the burners are burning impurities removed from the product; and the product is Liquified Natural Gas. This activity has become a much more rare occurence than in the past. Below, a closer look infers the second burner to the right, the flame of which is only visible when the breeze moves the trees.

Kenneth Claflin King, 68, of Marlborough and formerly of Hopkinton, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 17, 2022. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Doris (Claflin) and Ralph King.


Ken was a friendly and optimistic person and an all around great-guy. Everyone who knew him saw him as a genuine, humble, and caring friend. His sense of humor and friendly demeanor could put a smile on anybody's face. Ken put everyone ahead of himself and taught compassion by the way he lived. He excelled in his painting career and was passionate about history and enjoyed sports. His most cherished life’s work was his role as a father and grandfather.


Ken is survived by his daughter, Macayla King of Marlborough, his siblings; Sandy Altamura and her husband, Carl of Hopkinton and Hyannisport and four grandchildren, Lucas, Juliana, Brooke and Shane. He also leaves behind many nieces, and nephews, who he adored. He is predeceased by his daughter, Ashley Nicole King who passed away in 2017 and his sister, Beverly King.


Ken's humor and compassion will be dearly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.


Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 31st from 1:00-2:30 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe st. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com  A reception will follow at TJ's Restaurant, 355 W. Union St. Ashland.

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Emergency Pavement Marking Scheduled (Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 21)
Emergency pavement marking has been scheduled at night from 8pm to 4am on Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 21 to stripe the new pavement on Main Street between Wood Street and the Fire Station.

 Getting pavement markings down after new pavement has been installed is essential for roadway safety, especially at night. As such, public safety approved the work to take place since it will be a safety issue if the new pavement is not striped as soon as possible.
The Department of Public Works does this same type of work at night every year and before every Marathon. This work was originally scheduled to take place during the day, Wednesday and Thursday, but the Town was notified by MassDOT that the original scheduled day work was canceled.

 No other MassDOT approved contractor was available to do this work during the day on such short notice. The work on Wednesday night will be for layout and preparations and Thursday night will be for painting. No detours are planned but the Pleasant Street detour may be utilized Thursday night, if necessary. MassDOT has been informed that noise shall be mitigated as much as possible. Police details will be onsite to assist with traffic flow and access to/or exit from driveways. The paint dries very quickly so the wait to enter/exit a driveway is minimal, estimated not to exceed five minutes. For information about the Main Street Corridor Project, please visit the project website. ● Project website: https://hopkintonmainstreet.com/  Project contact: mmurdock@hopkintonma.gov Cell: (339) 223-5377
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from June 6, 2022 - July 15, 2022
Choose Blue Links to See Town's Property Card for largely single family homes
Prices in red are $1 million or more
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton  
19 Elizabeth Road Roland Perry Dias, Karen Bernadette Dias $2,000,000 July 15, 2022 Todd A Cestari, Ann C Brady
28 Pleasant Street Guilherme D Boff Geraldina Morais $510,000 July 15, 2022 Gary Comeau et al
3 Greystone Lane Amir Ardelan Farhadi $1,400,000 July 15, 2020 Robert M Keeley Jr., Sarah W Keeley
4 AppleTree Hill Road Kim Dongwook, Nam Jihye $450,000 July 15, 2020 Edwin A Hernandez, Heysey Martinez-Hernandez
11 Doyle Lane U 29C Joseph A Willoughby II, Sara Willoughby $479,000 July 15, 2022 Mary Jane Dyer, Christopher T Riley
14 Marshall Ave Michael Gumbley, Alexandra Gumbley $840,000 July 15,2022 Kristi McDermott
14 Stoneybrook Road Binface Pedanou, Victoria Pedanou $1,258,000 July 15, 2022 Benjamin C Best, Monica A Best
11 Overlook Road Alex Gerber, Christine Gerber $1,950,000 July 14, 2022 John S Edwards, et al
44 Connelly Hill Road Michael P DiBartolo, Michelle L DiBartolo $1,425,000 July 14, 2022 Micael F Brown, Megan C Brown
22 Smith Road Peter Irwin, Sandra Irwin $1,600,000 July 14, 2022 Eric D Schoenwolff Tr. et al
83 Downey Street Xavier M Pennell, Rebekah A Pennell $584,900 July 14, 2022 Maria S Collella et al
7 Bridal Path Rohit Bahal, Reshma Kandala $1,250,000 July 14, 2022 Lino Alberto Gonzalez et al
14 Andrea Drive Peter J Lucey, Caitlin A Lucey $2,000,000 July 14, 2022 Robert C Ozmun, Kelly J Ozmun
79 Front Street Hemalatha Kumaraswamy, El $805,000 July 14, 2022 John J Lynch, Mary J Lynch
13 Elizabeth Road Jacob Carvalho, Danielle M Carvalho $1,285,000 July 14, 2022 Curtis A Morrison, Christine M Morrison
54 Connelly Hill Road Nicholas Najnigier, Stephanie Najnigier $1,500,000 July 11, 2022 Christopher O'Connor, Mary Alice O'Connor
15 Weston Lane 15WES Ronald Herbert Micon Living Tr, et al $759,000 July 7, 2022 Trails, LLC
6 Claflin Ave Wyatt P Gilmore, Julia Carmody $750,000 July 6, 2022 Olivia Lindon
8 Huckleberry Road Sarah Katz, Gene Schildkraut $975,000 July 6, 2022 Noam Mendelson
19 Primrose Circle Ganesh Madhugrir Kanakaraju, Pooja Guttal $1,010,000 July 5, 2022 Subtahmanya Kishore Penmetsa, Anusha Sagi
23 Juniper Tr U166 Oxford Entities Inc $775,000 July 5 ,2022 Vasantha Krishna Sampatoori, Sravani Lalva
124 Lumber Street Sunchandra Ghose, Gautam Prakash $990,000 June 30, 2022 Briasn Colin Fitzgerald, Crystal S Fitzgerald
23 Falcon Ridge Drive Amin Khairallah, Johanna Benavides $1,400,000 June 30, 2022 Adalton Sales, Josiane Braga Sales
49 Cherry Lane #382 Jaspreet Singh Chadha, Gulshi Kaur Bhatia $1,0892,227 June 30, 2022 Pulte Homes of New England
17 Hidden Brick Road Susan Song, Jung Rhee $1,620,000 June 30, 2022 John N Dioone, Kristin Dionne
18 Fawn Ridge Road Chowdhury Ferdous, Tareq Islam $1,800,000 June 30, 2022 Kevin P Thomas, Deborah A Thomas
17 Church Street Milton Merida Lopez, Stefanie Michelle Merida $624,500 June 29, 2022 James F Maloney
7 Peppercorn Road Karthik Sridhar, Lakshmi Karthik $1,050,000 June 29, 2022 Harry Keates, Robin Lynne Silverman
16 Bandon Lane 16BAN Gang Chen, Jinsong Chu $684,000 June 28, 2022 Trails, LLC
28 Connelly Hill Road Soroosh Kiani, Mary Flynn $1,680,000  June 28, 2022  Kelly DePaolo, et al
65 Aspen Way unit 248 Kaushij Raut, Bhakti Vishwarao $1,112,297 June 28, 2022 Pulte Homes of New England
19 Pleasant Street Amego Inc $363,749 June 28, 2022 Kennedy-Donovan Center Inc
311 Wood Street Stehen Franks, Keryn Franks $600,000 June 28, 2022 Judith Stingley
14 Bandon Lane U14BAN Robert CDonnelly et al $659,000 June 28, 2022 Trails LLC
7 Hoyt Way Unit 7 Michael E Levangie $893,100 June 27, 2022 LFJ Development Corp
4 Valentine Circle Sevag Donabedian, Michaela A Donabedian $1,100,000 June 27, 2022 Donald G Lussier, Meghan E Luccier
8 Cole Drive Unit 13 Joseph D Mecurio, Nancy E Mecurio $706,145 June 17, 2022 William G Burgess Tr et al
 6 Benson Road  Adam Charlton, Leah Charlton $1,450,000 June 17, 2022 Arthur P Ciaramicoli Tr Karen M Ciaramicoli et al
33 Rocky Woods Road Isaac Barbour, Jessica Spinelli $1,310,000 June 24, 2022 James Holland, Jerri-Lynn Holland
11 Bandon Lane 11BAN Gerard M McDonald et al $699,000 June 24, 2022 Trails LLC
2 Paiul Rever Path Unit A B3 Amit Nanne, Sneha Naguraj $635,000 June 24, 2022 Jonnalagadda Kanvasri
Legacy Farms North Trails LLC $5,145,000 June 23, 2022 Legacy Farms LLC
63 Aspen Way Unit 249 Srinivasan Chandrasekaran, Ramya Ramachandran $1,012, 920 June 23, 2022 Pulte Homes of New England
10 Hoyt Way Unit 10 Brian Thompson, Marilyn Thompson $892,484 June 23, 2022 LJF Development Corp.
66 Old Elm Way Ryan Ginand, Catrina Derderian $975,000 June 22, 2022 Nora Fullington
61 Aspen Way Unit 250 Balamurugan Ramakrishnan $1,105,833 June 22, 2022 Pulte Homes of New England
219 Ash Street Fisseha Testfamicael, Helen Ocbagabir $870,000 June 21, 2022 John A Perreault, Cheryl B Perreault
10 Lincoln Street Jayadev Das, Manisha Patel $662,500 June 21, 2022 Kathleen R Moxam et al
54 Oakhurst Road Queenie Li, Lifeng Lin $888,000 June 21, 2022 Joyce Boden, Mark W Boden
5 Bridgton Way Steve S Shin, Jaehee Hyun Shin $2,120,000 June 21, 2022 Anton F Ehrhardt, Nancy L Ehrhardt
4 McNeil Circle U2B1 Eleanor T Hahesy, James E Hahesy Jr $540,000 June 17, 2022 Debra S Preis
35 Connelly Hill Road Julia Maria Siripurapu Tr et al $1,700,000 June 17, 2022 Micahel McCarron, Jennifer McCarron
121 Ash Street Meghan E Rice, James Donovan $965,000 June 16, 2022 Stephen D Franks, Keryn A Franks
40 South Mill Street Glen H Neary, Karen Neary $685,000 June 15, 2022 Jeffrey H Barton
17 Crispwater Way U177 Anurag Obulamoalli, Divya Thanigai Arasu $771,000 June 15, 2022 Chandrashekar Divakaran, PavithraManiprasad
65 Clinton Street Daniel Nedelcu, Simona Nedelcu $1,050,000 June 3, 2022 Rory A Warren, et al
14 Winter Street Nathan James Hebert, Stephanie Hebert $880,000 June 10, 2022 Stephen M Kelley
12 Teaberry Lane Unit 202 Manikandan Bakthavatsalam, Dharani Thiruppathy $1,130,000 June 10, 2022 Sridurga S Ganapathineedi,Vishwanath C Kameineni
8 Canterbury Lane Anson Abraham, Therese Abraham Tr et al $1,505,000 June 10, 2022 Stephen Furlong, Jodi Furlong
69 Frankland Road/Cross Street Agilitas Energy Inc $600,000 June 9, 2022 Seaboard Solor Holdings
19 Weston Lane Holly Ditroia, et al $559,000 June 9, 2022 Trails LLC
25 Weston Lane 25WES Maureen Dunn Scholl $699,000 June 9, 2022 Trails LLC
 
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Edward Francis O’Leary Jr., 89, of Hopkinton, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2022. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Alice R. (Cummings) and Edward Francis O’Leary Sr. He was the husband of 65 years to Mavis Angela (Murray) O’Leary.


Edward grew up in Holliston. Growing up, he enjoyed working on many farms in Holliston and throughout New England. He was a 1950 graduate of Framingham High School, where he played hockey and football. He attended Tilton Prep School (NH) and was a graduate in the Class of 1956 from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. After pursuing Army ROTC in college, upon graduation Edward joined the Army Artillery, where he served as a 1st Lieutenant from 1957-1959 and in the reserves until 1962. Edward worked as a Project Manager for the Perini Corporation from 1958-1988 in highway / heavy construction, and took pleasure in establishment and coaching of youth hockey for the Hopkinton Hornets. He was a member of Saint John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton and after retiring enjoyed volunteering and driving the Busy Bee bus for the Hopkinton Senior Center. He was an outdoor enthusiast and loved horses. He was active in family businesses and supported all aspects of his children’s and grandchildren’s activities.


In addition to his wife, Edward is survived by 7 children, Kathryn of Clinton, Brian and his wife, Dawn of Manchester, NH, Kevin of Wayland, Daniel and his wife, Cindy of Baltimore, MD, Edward and his wife, Karen of Grafton, Alison of Worcester and Erin and her fiance, Jim of Boston. He also leaves behind his brother, Robert O’Leary and his wife, Mhel of Ormand Beach, FL, 17 grandchildren, Coretta, Mahalia, Lauren, Mollie, Sean, Owen, Elise, Timothy, Jennifer, Scott, Justine, Paige, Grace, Andrea, Gavin, Keagan and Sophia; 5 great-grandchildren, Charlie, Callie, Gabriel, Alice and Edward. He is predeceased by his brother, Richard O’Leary and his wife, Debbie, and his grandson, Matthew. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, extended family, many longtime friends and antique car, truck and farm equipment enthusiasts.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 21st from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com  A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 22nd at 10:30 a.m. at Saint John the Evangelist Church of Hopkinton. Burial will follow in Saint Mary’s Cemetery in Holliston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to https://www.gofundme.com/f/memorial-hockey-fund-in-memory-of-matt-oleary


Adding a Lane

July 19, 2022 - The town's contractor added a lane to Cedar Street yesterday, taking part of Shell's land to do so. Above, an earth mover tamps down fresh soil being used to help bring the new roadway to grade. That side of the southbound intersection will contain dedicated left, right and straight lanes.

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Be Aware
 
Hopkinton Police and Fire Aid in Finding Missing Man
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HOPKINTON GARDEN CLUB AWARDS TWO SCHOLARSHIPS 

 

The Hopkinton Garden Club is pleased to have selected Olivia Sward and Ryan D’Alleva as the 2022 Hopkinton Garden Club Scholarship recipients.  

 

Olivia and Ryan were awarded the scholarship at the Hopkinton High School Awards Ceremony in June. Olivia will be attending University of California, Berkeley and Ryan will be attending University of Vermont in the fall, both with plans to pursue degrees in Environmental Studies.  

 

"It was thrilling to have such high caliber students apply for this year's scholarship and to see their passion and interest in the environment really come through in their personal essays. We wish Olivia and Ryan the best of luck this fall and can't wait to see what they do next," said Elaine Gowdy, Chair of the Hopkinton Garden Club Scholarship Committee. 

 

Funding for the scholarships is made possible through the Spring Plant Sale, with generous donors, and enthusiastic customers.  The Garden Club will be accepting scholarship applications again next spring.  

The Hopkinton Garden Club is a nonprofit organization whose mission in our community is education, beautification, and conservation. The Club, organized in 1924, is an affiliate of The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts.  Check out our website (www.hopkintongardenclub.org ) for events and activities – it’s also a great resource with a wealth of gardening information.  Follow us on Facebook (HopkintonGardenClub) and Instagram (@hopkintongardenclub).for timely tips, gardens to visit, and other gardening inspiration! Contributed.


Hopkinton Police Incident Log

Assist FD (x3), employee at day care said detail officers
were not letting parents through - at odds with position of detail officer,
DMV on Cedar Street, car vs. dog on West Main - both fled scene, deer
struck on East Main, teen with pink and black shorts hitch-hiking
on Elm Street [sex of subject not noted on public log], checked
on many vehicles and people on baseball fields as well as Hayden
Rowe and Parkwood Drive, citizen complained of insufficient warning
for ditch on West Main - officer disagrees, insulation all over road,
German shepherd running loose on Main Street - GOA, caller from
Alabama reports fraudulent CC Charge comes back to Hopkinton
individual - detective informed, front plate stolen from individual on
Duffield Road, small dog loose on Ridge Road, bull loose at Elmwood Farm,
two suspicious females in black attire, 2-car MVA w/PI on Cedar Street,
Milford PD checking Echo Lake for missing male from Hopedale,
Trevor Lane caller seeking assistance with neighbor's large, aggressive dog,
Lincoln Street search for male individual screaming "help!" from the other
side of the tracks - including the use of drone from Westborough - yielded
no results...

July 15, 16, 17, 2022
No Arrests

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Hopkinton Community Summer Band 2022

July 17, 2022 - HopNews dishes out reviews very sparingly, but this group gets 5 stars. Give it 6 with headphones! Wonderful musicians! Great selections!
 
Coming Along

July 17,2022 - (NOTE to self: Bring wide angle lens next time) This is Fruit Street Fields as it has been laser-leveled in the last few days. Once the level condition is officially accepted, the  company will install a shock pad. The photo is a hurried combination of two photos; not to be used as evidence!
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House Wren

July 17, 2022 - From Julie Ford:
Three little magical House Wrens, from the National Guard at Ft. Devens, have flown the coop 😊❤️. They called me, desperate to find someone to accept the tiny nestlings, after finding them on a truck they needed to use. What an honor! And out of all the birds that have flown off so far this year, these guys have stuck around, and visit regularly. So adorable, all 3 are always together. When they hear me feeding the younger birds still inside, they chatter on the deck and wait for their supplemental live meal worms. They are SUPER bug control around the yard too (caught one with a wasp even!). So much intelligence, character and spunk in these tiny, gorgeous birds, they are so clever! And these little Wrens have one of the largest ranges of all New World songbirds❤️.  I sure hope they return to use my nest boxes for their own babies next year!

Bullfrog

July 17, 2022 - There are ways to determine the sex of a bullfrog, which, unlike a cattle bull, is not always male. Only the male bullfrog calls for a mate, but most other attributes are noted by physical comparison.

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Sun Halo

July 17, 2022 - This rainbow sun halo appeared above Hopkinton Common yesterday afternoon. The camera lens was not wide enough to capture the entire thing, but we got what we could, even though most cameras caution against shooting directly into the sun. NOTE: We used a video camera, whose display is video in itself, as opposed to an SLR, which directs the very light through the lens, by means of a mirror and prism, to the viewer's eye without filtration. Don't do that. And even though an individual may be viewing it as a video, it is not good for the chip to do it for too long.
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30-Year Anniversary for Deputy Chief

HOPKINTON — Chief Joseph Bennett is pleased to recognize Deputy Chief John Porter following his 30th anniversary as a member of the Hopkinton Police Department.

Deputy Chief Porter marked 30 years of service on Thursday, July 14. His name was added to the Hopkinton Police Department 30 Years of Service Award plaque in recognition of the milestone.

"We were thrilled to recognize Deputy Chief Porter's years of service on Thursday and all he has achieved during his 30 years with the department," Chief Bennett said. "He has shown a true commitment to bettering this department and serving the Hopkinton community, and we are fortunate to have him as a member of the Hopkinton Police command staff."

Deputy Chief Porter joined the Hopkinton Police Department in 1992. He moved through the ranks serving as a patrol officer, detective, sergeant and lieutenant before being appointed deputy chief in October 2021. He was also the department's first school resource officer and built the foundation for the program as it is today.

He was Hopkinton's first accreditation manager and helped the department achieve its first accreditation award through the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission in March 2021. He additionally serves on the Massachusetts Accreditation Committee's standards and training board.

Deputy Chief Porter has worked many major cases, including the Neil Entwistle case during which he traveled to England as part of the investigation. He is also the only member of the department to receive the Medal of Valor, which recognized his work taking into custody an apparently suicidal person armed with a knife who had doused a home with gasoline and attempted to light it on fire.

He has also been selected as the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Officer of the Year four times.

Deputy Chief Porter ran the Boston Marathon once as a bucket list item. He has been married to his wife -- his high school sweetheart -- for 27 years and they have two children. Town Press Release. HopNews File Photo.

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Advisory for Next Week, 7/18 - 7/22



Construction Advisory No. 34 July 15, 2022 Please be advised that this schedule may change due to weather and existing conditions found while performing the tasks below. This work may impact traffic and require lane and sidewalk closures limiting access to driveways and entrances to businesses.

What to Expect for the Week of July 18, 2022, to July 22, 2022 West Side of Project
• Start the second of three layers of pavement from the western project limit to the Fire Station
• Continue the service connections between the Fire Station and the 85/135 intersection
• Complete traffic signal at Wood Street intersection with Main Street
• Reset frame and covers from manholes, water boxes, and catch basins between Wood St. and Fire Station
• Line stripe the new pavement between Wood Street and the Fire Station
• Strip and grade sidewalks between Wood Street and the Fire Station East Side of Project
• Continue ductbanks for Verizon moving west to the135/85 intersection (Pleasant St. to Maple St. to Hayden Rowe detour required).
• Start Comcast ductbanks at 85/135 intersection and move east towards Church Street (Pleasant St. to
• Maple St. to Hayden Rowe detour required.)
• Start service connections between the 85/135 intersection and Church Street.
• Complete historic walls at 15, 17, 25 and 35 Main Street 85/135 Intersection
• Ductbank work (Pleasant St. to Maple St. to Hayden Rowe detour required)
• Widen the west side of Cedar St. and Grove St. at the intersection for initial sidewalk relocation.
• Relocate the fire hydrant at the corner of 85/135 • Backfill concrete retaining wall at CVS.
For the most up to date information about the Main Street Corridor project please visit theTown's project website at https://hopkintonmainstreet.com Press Release by Michele Murdock.

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IT'S FISH DAY!!
When it All Began
Below are a few photos of the beginnings of the town involvement
on the Fruit Street property, Below that are photos taken today.






July 15, 2022 - Director of Parks and Recreation, Jay Guelfi remarked on the status of the new Fruit Street Fields surface being leveled Thursday afternoon by New England Lazer Grading.


He said the field that was installed originally had reached its life-expectancy, "...and Town Meeting agreed."


$400K of the cost will be paid out of the department's revolving fund, money collected from fees. Mr. Guelfi said that the project will be in four steps.

1. Remove turf and infill.

2. Grade surface

3. Install Shock Pad.

4. Install new synthetic turf and infill.

Some the old synthetic turf will be used for a lacross wall. 

 

Mr. Guelfi expects the project to be completed by August 25, 2022.

Mr. Guelfi answered questions of some people concerned about possible contribution to PFAS in the wells by having Weston & Sampson look  into it.

"They said 'no'."

Mr. Guelfi also revealed the future construction, across from the dog park, of 8 pickle ball courts. See a sample game here.

 


On Ice House Pond

July 14, 2022 - This behavior is not uncommon for a Canada goose, but it doesn't always mean the same thing. It could be a male taking a bath. Or it could be the female bathing, while the male is near the nest, protecting the eggs. Or, a predator like a snapping turtle could have a foot or a leg in its grasp, while the goose struggles to get away. It did get away and join its kind on the shore of the little island yesterday.
 


Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Electrical alarm sounding on Pratt Lane, tree down on
Glen Road, assist FD, caller has lost her wallet, MVA on West Main -
no PI, advised individual on No Trespass Order, Overlook Road caller
regarding possible counterfeit currency, assist FD...

July 13, 2022
Arrest
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Flag Half-staff

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Friday, July 15, 2022, the day of interment, in honor of United States Marine Corps Sergeant Samuel Michael Demers, of New Bedford, MA, who passed away on June 20, 2022.

Sergeant Samuel Michael Demers, United States Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, 29 Palms, CA, will be laid to rest at the Pine Grove Cemetery, New Bedford, MA on this date.

This gubernatorial order applies to:

1. The main or administration building of each public institution of the Commonwealth, e.g. town and city halls

2. Other state-owned or state-controlled buildings

3. All state military installations

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Paving to Begin Tomorrow

 

Construction Advisory No. 33 - UPDATED July 13, 2022

Please be advised that this schedule may change due to weather and existing conditions found while performing the tasks below. This work may impact traffic and require lane and sidewalk closures limiting access to driveways and entrances to businesses.

 

MAIN STREET PAVING BEGINS ON THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2022

 

On Thursday, July 14, the contractor will start paving Main Street between the Fire Station and Commonwealth Ave. Work hours for paving will be from 7am to 5pm with setup activities being allowed by public safety to begin at 6am. Expect delays, plan accordingly, and allow for additional time to enter/exit driveways, especially when paving operations are ongoing directly in front of a property. Driveway access will be impacted during the paving. There will be a waiting period for vehicles to cross the new pavement. Public safety will be present to direct traffic and vehicle movements. Urgent access across fresh pavement may be allowed in approximately 15 minutes or more. More time is required before vehicles can drive actively over or on the new pavement so, please plan accordingly. Eastbound traffic will be detoured from Main Street to Pleasant Street, to Maple Street, to Hayden Rowe. One lane on Main Street is scheduled to remain open at all times for westbound traffic. At the end of every workday, both lanes of traffic will be open and the detour will be removed. Access for emergency vehicles through all work zones will be maintained at all times. What to Expect for the Week of July 11, 2022 to July 15, 2022 -

 

UPDATED

● During the eastbound detour Walcott St. will be open to two-way traffic to allow access via Cedar Street. Main Street will be opened at the end of the day to at least one lane of alternating traffic. At that time Walcott Street will revert to one-way traffic.

 ● Continue work on Verizon conduit from Church Street moving westbound towards the 135/85 intersection. Eastbound traffic will be detoured via the above mentioned Main Street to Pleasant Street to Hayden Rowe detour.

● Continue work on wall at 15/17 Main Street.

● Continue work on Concrete Retaining Wall in CVS parking lot area.

For the most up to date information about the Main Street Corridor project please visit theTown's project website at https://hopkintonmainstreet.com 

The Town of Hopkinton appreciates your patience and consideration while we work to support MassDOT’s project to revitalize our downtown infrastructure.


Select Board Calls Special Town Meeting for August 18, 2022
Location TBA

July 13, 2022 - The Select Board, following a presentation by members of the School  Dept., voted to schedule a Special Town Meeting for August 18, 2022. According to Town Clerk Connor Degan, the funds for the Marathon School expansion have already been appropriated, they just need a Town Meeting Article to approve the transfer from funds collected from Legacy Farms, that resulted from payments due to an increased count of children. Of course, some of the need, $850,000 according to Town Clerk Connor Degan, is from materials cost escalation.

           The Select Board appointed Tyler Staback as a Police Officer for the Town of Hopkinton (3-0-2),and Alexander Stewart as a Police Officer for the Town of Hopkinton (5-0).

           In addition, the board made dozens of annual appointments.

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This Coming Saturday at MAZI in Ashland
 
Musical Snips from Last Weekend!

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts

Well being check, MV check, found property -
returned to owner, hazard reported - hazard denied,
speeding vehicle on South Street from Milford - GOA,
Station tour, debris on I-90, caller has found a cell phone,
hazard reported - hazard denied, House lock out, someone
reported trespassing - was owner - not trespassing, sent 10:00 pm basketball
players on their way, erratic operator report leads to DUI arrest,
out-of-town resident called to report her garage door opened,

911 call handed off to Upton, Stoney Brook Road caller is complaining that
Southborough Rod and Gun is shooting too close to his property, Ashland
caller reports larceny - APD contacted, traffic complaint, assist FD,
female lift assist on Revolutionary way, speeding on Ash Street,
she can't find her keys, assist FD, Hayden Rowe parking violation,
two callers report a bull walking down Ash Street, caller reports bull
in his backyard, assault (no further info), excessive dust from construction,
pipe bursts in home - not from fire suppression,

July 8, 9, 10, 2022
One Arrest

First Sunday Concert of the  Season

Above, HopNews Video Grabshot from Park Street
July 11, 2022 - The Roy Scott Big Band, always a hit at the Hopkinton Summer Concert Series, thrilled the large gathering of young and old at the Hopkinton Common early yesterday evening. Next Sunday, at 5:00 pm, the Hopkinton Community Summer Band will fill the space in front of the Veterans Memorial Gazebo with volunteers - students and professionals - who will have been rehearsing for the special day - July 17, 2022.
This Summer's Roster:
  • July 17th   The Hopkinton Community Summer Band
  • July 24th   Hot Acoustics 
  • July 31st   Electric Youth
  • August 7th   Jah Spirit 
  • August 14th  Jumpin' Juba
  • August 28th  Din Check
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Roadwork Notice


Crack Sealing work is scheduled to begin on Tuesday July 12 on the following streets. One lane of traffic will be open at all times. Work is expected to take approximately two weeks. All work is subject to change due to weather conditions. Please do not park any vehicles in the street as it will prevent the contractor from completing the work.


Ash St, Courney Cir, Fawn Ridge Rd, Fruit St, Glen Rd, Maria Ln, North St, Pleasant St, Saddle Hill Rd, Split Rock Rd, Spring St, Teresa Rd, Ursla Dr, Whirty Cir, Winter St & West Main St.


Thank you,

Mike Mansir

Highway Manager

Main Street Corridor Project Saturday Work Notice

HOPKINTON, MA (July 8, 2022) - The Town has confirmed that AF Amorello will work Saturday, July 9th, between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm. They will be working on Wood Street, at the intersection of Wood Street and Main Street, on Main Street between Wood Street and Pleasant Street, and on Main Street between the Fire Station and Pleasant Street. One lane of alternating traffic may be required at times. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained when possible.

The following detours may be utilized;

Eastbound Main Street traffic will be detoured onto Pleasant Street, to Maple Street, to Grove Street, and back onto Main Street.
Southbound traffic on Wood Street will be detoured onto Elm Street, to Lumber Street Extension, and back onto West Main.

Please be advised that due to weather and unforeseen conditions, changes to these plans may be required.

For additional information about the Main Street Corridor Project and upcoming work, please visit the
project website at https://hopkintonmainstreet.com/ .

 
The Hopkinton Carnival c. 1997

July 8, 2022 — Is the little guy, that would be John K. Savignano, really turning 30 years-old next year!? Dad is John L. Savignano, the famous Real Estate Professional.This photo was taken at a Hopkinton Carnival around 25 years ago, in a scene that is repeated every day, every year, somewhere in America.  ©1997 Robert Falcione.
FISH DAY!


This message is intended to reach as many impacted residents as possible.  

 

As a result of the construction activities on Main Street - EL Harvey will be picking up trash only (not recycling) on Friday, July 8th, at an earlier time then normal (as early as 5:30 or 6am) for the following roads;


Main Street (Ash Street to Whalen Road)

Claflin Place

Meserve Street

Commonwealth Avenue

Claflin Avenue

Mt. Auburn Street

Mayhew street

Marshall Avenue

Summer Street


Residents along this route may wish to put their trash bins out this evening, so as not to miss the pickup tomorrow.  

A HopNews graphic by Ashley Jackson nearly 20 years ago!

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The Shortest Distance Between any Two Points is______________?

Nevermind!




Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Cedar Street resident concerned about people on her property
who duck when she looks out - not found, Next Generation Day Care
reports both entrances blocked, chubby husky into traffic at
Claflin Place, walk-in reporting ID theft, semi-trailer parked in Wood
Street lot - spoke with operator, dead raccoon in middle of roadway on
East Main Street, reports identity theft, car vs deer on Granite St...
July 6, 2022
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Protecting Free Speech!
Hopkinton Resident Reflects on the Impact of a 2002
Historic Supreme Court Ruling on the 20th Anniversary


Press Release by Jehovah's Witnesses:
July 7, 2022 - While Jehovah’s Witnesses have chosen to temporarily suspend their door-to-door ministry due to the pandemic, their activity was almost permanently banned by one U.S. village in the late 1990s — that is until the United States Supreme Court stepped in with a historic 8-1 decision on June 17, 2002, declaring the local ordinance unconstitutional.

At the 20th anniversary of that precedent-setting decision, some Hopkinton residents wondered what their lives would be like if one of their neighbors had not knocked on their door and shared a life-changing message with them. Constitutional scholars marvel at the outsized impact the decision has had on the protection of free speech for all, agreeing with Justice Antonin Scalia’s opinion in the case, “The free-speech claim exempts everybody, thanks to Jehovah’s Witnesses.”

Before meeting Jehovah’s Witnesses at his door in 2015, James Bianculli, of Hopkinton, had a comfortable job and was a caring father of three, but he wasn’t completely satisfied with where his life was heading. “I had a nice life,” Bianculli said. “I thought there must be more to life than just competing at work for the best job.” Reflecting on what his life would be like had he not answered that knock on his door, Bianculli said, “I wouldn’t have a hope for the future.”

The 2002 Supreme Court decision in Watchtower v. Village of Stratton affirmed that a local village ordinance in Stratton, Ohio, requiring a permit to knock on doors violated the rights of any person who wanted to engage in free speech with their neighbor, including Jehovah’s Witnesses who practice door-to-door evangelizing. The Court overturned two lower court rulings that upheld the ordinance, and thus paved the way for all citizens to maintain open dialogue with their neighbors on any number of issues including environmental, civic, political or educational.

“Looking back on the two decades since the decision, it’s clear to see the wide-ranging impact that Watchtower v. Stratton has had on free speech for all,” said Josh McDaniel, director of the Religious Freedom Clinic at the Harvard Law School. “This is just the latest of some 50 Supreme Court victories by Jehovah’s Witnesses that have helped establish and broaden First Amendment jurisprudence throughout the last century.”

The village of Stratton became a center of controversy in 1998 after the mayor personally confronted four Jehovah’s Witnesses as they were driving out of the village after visiting a resident. Subsequently, the village enacted the ordinance “Regulating Uninvited Peddling and Solicitation Upon Private Property,” which required anyone wishing to engage in door-to-door activity to obtain a permit from the mayor or face imprisonment. Jehovah’s Witnesses viewed this ordinance as an infringement of freedom of speech, free exercise of religion and freedom of press. Therefore, they brought a lawsuit in federal court after the village refused to modify their enforcement of this ordinance.

“Our motive for initiating the case was clear: We wanted to remove any obstacle that would prevent us from carrying out our scriptural obligation to preach the good news of the Kingdom,” said Robert Hendriks, U.S. spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses. “Making it a criminal offense to talk with a neighbor without seeking government approval is offensive to many people, but particularly to God who commanded Christians to preach the gospel.”

While Bianculli continues to engage in a productive ministry through letter writing, phone calling and virtual visits, he is looking forward to knocking on doors again.

“We are thankful that we have the legal right to practice our ministry from door to door,” said Hendriks. “When the time is right and conditions are safe, we hope to visit our neighbors in person once again.”

This victory is one of more than 250 rulings in cases brought by Jehovah’s Witnesses in high courts around the world that have expanded the rights of people of all religious faiths. “It's hard to point to any organization, let alone a religious organization, that has had such a profound impact on the shaping of constitutional law over many decades in the Supreme Court," said Harvard Professor McDaniel.

For more information on the Stratton case, go to www.jw.org  and type Stratton in the search field.Contributed PR Content.
 

Main Street Corridor Project

Traffic Update

 

HOPKINTON, MA (July 6, 2022) - The Town is aware that efforts to mitigate traffic impacts from the Main Street Project occasionally result in significant traffic delays. Therefore, to minimize traffic impacts and maintain safe work zones for the public, the Town met with MassDOT and AF Amorello this afternoon to discuss other possible mitigation measures.

 

As a result of the meeting, the following changes were agreed to or discussed;

 

  1. Dump trucks will no longer be allowed to turn around on Main Street.

  2. Amorello is considering working Saturday, July 9th, to reduce traffic delays for next week. Public Safety is in support of this option. The Town will notify the public if Saturday work is confirmed.

  3. Public safety is considering allowing night work on a limited basis, depending on the location and type of work. Night work might be needed for work within the 85/135 intersection.

 

Amorello expects to complete milling work by the end of this week. Fine grading and initial paving will follow after that. This work requires fewer trucks than the current milling work and is less impactful. In addition, with fewer trucks in the area, Amorello will be able to halt work and allow traffic through if traffic gets too backed up.

 

Please be advised that due to weather and unforeseen conditions uncovered while performing any work, changes to planned detours and mitigation efforts may be required.    

  

For additional information about the Main Street Corridor Project, please visit the

project website at https://hopkintonmainstreet.com. Video grab from the Owners' Project Manager's camera.

Stay Off of the Road

July 7, 2022 - This young teen visiting Hopkinton State Park with her church group does her best to let these Canada geese know that her line in the sand is the roadway (access);and they must stay off. Subsequent photos would suggest that geese learn, but sometimes only with constant reinforcement!
More of the LMPA Boat Parade, Part II
Winners (Enlarge each thumbnail):
McDonalds on the left and on the right, "Welcome to the Jungle."


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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts

NOTE: In photo above at the locked gate to the Hopkinton Reservoir Dam, vehicles are allegedly parked illegally, each one having in common with all the others, an orange-red parking citation on its windshield issued by Ashland Police. The scene repeated itself up and down Cedar Street in Hopkinton, and inside the car-top boat access area off of Legacy Farms Road North, by Hopkinton Police.

Caller needs help with a ceiling fan, 3 males trespassing at
Sandy Beach at 12:51 am, 6 day-old baby choking,

baby raccoon has a can stuck on its head, detail officer
reports being grazed by a vehicle - immediate threat issued to operator,
West Main hit & run, unemployment fraud, caller reports he was
almost the victim of a telephone scam, 3 car MVA on West Main - no PI,
caller broken down on I-90 - MSP contacted, caller reports stopping
on Downey Street to let child cross street and vehicle passed on the left,
caller was tailgated by vehicle that tried to pass him - he pulled over and
driver was yelling, assisted MSP on Fruit Street to try to help
locate 3 females who fled a traffic stop on foot, possibly intoxicated driver
on Clinton Street - GOA, caller states someone rang his doorbell camera and
then took a picture of front door and garage, Caller complains of an individual in the
middle Pond St lighting off fireworks - GOA, identity fraud, dump trailer spilling
load, caller reports 2 dogs in a vehicle appear in distress - vehicle was
running with AC on, MVA on Pond st - no PI, small limb on Grove St power line,
burnt food sets off fire alarm on Woodview Way, traffic around Hopkinton State
Park in Hopkinton as well as Ashland drew many complaints - parking
violation citations were written for dozens of vehicles, motor vehicle hit
pothole on West Main and became disabled - will tow in AM, caller
reports sick fox - Animal Control Officer will check the area, caller from
Kimball Road reports someone put fireworks in his mailbox overnight,
walk-in reported 24 year-old female missing, 911 caller reports
fight in progress in Hopkinton State Park- call transferred to Ashland..
July 1, 2, 3,4, 2022
No Arrests
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2022 Lake Maspenock Boat Parade

July 4, 2022 - One of our personal favorites is the Bic Mac/McDonalds entry above, followed by a Ronald McDonald look alike in tow. An alluring voice said over a loudspeaker, "Welcome to McDonalds; may I take your order," while another repeated the theme jingle.

A favorite of the youngsters in the water is the Ice Cream Boat, below, which made sure they were the last in line so they could linger a bit to make sure every kid could have an ice cream! It is a bit of a takeoff from the traditional activity of the Horribles Parade in throwing candy to the kids on the sidewalks.

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In Memory of Joe Pyne

     Veterans gathered around the Gallery photo of Joseph Pyne, whose family sponsored the Vets Breakfast on 1 July 2022, in honor of Joe and his US Army service.  Joe was an archetypical "Townie," and his memory evoked many animated stories.  
     The photo above shows a portion of the veterans in attendance: On the left, Front-to-Back; Mike Boelson (US Army), Jacques LeDuc (USCG), Jim Pyne (US Army and brother of Joe Pyne), Frank Fede (USN), William Muench (USN), Robert Hole (USN), and "Ted" Hoyt (US Army).  On the right, F-to-B; Hank Allessio (US Army), Jeff Macmillan (USN), Margo Pyne (Joe's daughter), Bill Hamilton (USN), and Ken Weismantel (USAF).  
     The group discussion comprised remembrances of recently deceased veterans, and historical recollections of military events that occurred on 1 July, the date of the breakfast.  An understanding of decisions of great military leaders is typically a highlight.  Best wishes for a safe and enjoyable Independence Day were shared among the veterans.
     August 5, 2022, is the next scheduled Vets Breakfast.
 
The Virtual 2022 Horribles Parade
July 4, 2022 - See what the beginning of the route of the traditional Hopkinton Horribles Parade looks like at this moment, here, and realize it would not be a good time in the life of the roadway to have a 100% safe in-person parade.
However, although we cannot dispense water like those super-soakers on floats, or the buckets over the side of dump trucks, or the airborne balloons, nor can we fit all of their equipment on this page; but we can impart a small bit of the timely political humor that the Horrible's Parade and the McIntyre family are known for. Please enjoy what might have been in 2022:









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JULY 4th, 2022

BOAT PARADE AND VOTING INFO

Boat line up: 1:45 pm @ Sandy Beach

PARADE STARTS at 2 pm
 
VOTING: 2 PLACES TO VOTE THIS YEAR

BEACH: An LMPA voting table will be set up near the bathhouse at Sandy Beach from 2 - 5 pm.
 
SANDY BEACH PARKING LOT after the parade: (gate guard tent) for those watching the parade from home who still want to vote. 
 
Voting bins will be collected at 5 pm.

*Vote for Favorite Themed Boat and 1 runner up 
*1 vote per person (please)

Look for an email/FB post on July 5th announcing the winner and the runner-up.
 
Trophy to be presented at the Cornhole Finals.
 
Speaking of Cornhole, as of today, July 2, there are still 5 cornhole team slots available. For now, it's still only open to LMPA members.
 
 Have fun and stay safe!

Have questions? Contact us: info@lmpa.org

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Next Saturday: Mark your calendars.
 
Kelly's Lemonade Sparkler

July 2, 2022 - Kelly Karp will be at Bill's Downtown Pizzeria until closing, serving her red, white and blue Leomonade Sparkler until the ingredients run out. (Composite image).

 3 Arrested in Hopkinton After Police Chase and K-9 search.
See Channel CBS 4 News video on our alert page. Please follow.
 
Former Bank of America Space Available at 77 West Main Street
Seriously Fresh Daily Seafood Specials All Weekend & Into the Holiday

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Charlton State Police needs assistance contacting a resident
whose mother is being held and needs her heart medication -
cancelled enroute, caller says individual who was late for his
1 Lumber Street appointment - and couldn't be seen - made threats,
MVA on Wood Street - no PI, assist FD, Dog running in roadway,
hit and run MVA on West Main, 2 vehicle MVA - no PI, on Pond Street, a
hit and run vehicle did not stop, caller reports intoxicated driver
about to get into his vehicle - friend allowed to drive him home,
Town Hall employee reports finding keys, unauthorized parking
on Chestnut Street, caller reports suspicious vehicle on
 Woodview Way - officers found nothing suspicious...
June 30, 2022
Existing Arrests
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2022 Yearly Maintenance on July 4th

July 1, 2022 - "Wishing everyone a great July 4th weekend!
Photo: The USS Constitution makes its way thru Boston Harbor on July 4th during the Turnaround Cruise. The Ship is then put back into its Charlestown Dock with the opposite side facing the weather for the coming year. ~ John Collins File photo)"
 
West Main and Wood Streets 6/30/2022

Project Manager's Camera

Mass Senate President Karen Spilka Receives Honrorary Degree
Longtime legislator recognized as an effective leader, advocate, and champion for Massachusetts’ most vulnerable citizens

NEWTON, MA -- Senate President Karen Spilka, a respected leader and champion for diverse social issues including mental healthcare, juvenile justice, educational equity, and services for the elderly, was recently awarded a doctorate of humane letters, the highest honor bestowed by William James College. Spilka, a former social worker, attorney, and small business owner was honored at commencement exercises celebrating the William James College class of 2022. Located in Newton, Massachusetts, William James College is a nonprofit higher educational institution that prepares the next generation of behavioral health professionals.

For the past five years, Spilka, a Democrat who represents the 2nd Middlesex & Norfolk District which includes Ashland, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway, and Natick, has served as Senate President. She was first elected to the Massachusetts State Senate in 2005.

According to William James College President Nicolas Covino, Senate President Spilka understands the importance of workforce development within the mental health sector and the critical role that policy making plays in the development and retention of the behavioral health professionals.

“Senate President Spilka gives voice to those who are often overlooked. A staunch advocate for accessible, high-quality care for residents of every age and background, she works tirelessly to eliminate barriers to essential mental health services,” said Covino.

Senate President Spilka is widely recognized for her leadership during the height of the pandemic. She pursued the passage of Patients First legislation which advanced support for community hospitals, COVID testing sites, and telehealth services. Despite a crisis that resulted in significant budget cuts across the country, Senate President Spilka helped establish one of the most robust Rainy-Day funds in the country which allowed the Commonwealth to avoid cuts to social safety nets, while expanding support for housing stability, food security, unemployment benefits and much-needed relief for the hospitality and restaurant industries.

A graduate of Northeastern Law School and a longtime resident of Ashland, Senate President Spilka also holds a B.S. in Social Work from Cornell University. (She has been married to environmental engineer Joel S. Loitherstein for more than 30 years.) Contributed content.

 
Fishing Strategy

A great blue heron stands at the edge of the large shadow made by the surface covering of large leaf pond weeds on Bloods Pond, which would cause fish to seek more open water, a circumstance of which the heron appears ready to take advantage.

Offices Closing
Hopkinton Town Hall and municipal offices (including the Hopkinton Public Library and the Hopkinton Senior Center) will be closed on Monday July 4th, in observance of Independence Day.  The Public LIbrary will also be closed on Saturday, July 2nd. HopNews Digital Image. 
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Alicia Moreau Shambo passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 25, 2022 in her beloved chalet on the hillside of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. 

 

Alicia was born on March 10, 1962, in Winchendon, MA. She was the daughter of the late Philip A. Moreau, who died in 1975, and Evangeline M. Moreau Skelton, who died in 2009.

 

She is survived by her three children: two daughters, Brittany Evangeline Shambo, and Natalie Margaret Shambo; a son, Thomas Alan Shambo; and her beloved dog, Baron. She leaves her three brothers: Philip Kirk Moreau (Lisa) of Hubbardston, MA, William Mark Moreau (Ginger) of York, ME, and Kent Smokey Moreau (Susan) of Westminster, MA, as well as a step brother, John Beecher Skelton (Carolyn) of Andover, MA. She also leaves six nieces and nephews, and eleven great nieces and great nephews. She is predeceased by her twin brother, Alan Ray Moreau, who died in 1994.

 

Alicia was raised in Winchendon, and graduated from Murdock High School in 1980. At the age of 18, she enlisted into the United States Navy and served as a Corpsman. She was a member of the United States Navy for twelve years (four years active duty, eight years reserves), during which time she was stationed in Oakland, CA and Subic Bay, Philippines. 

 

During her time in the US Navy Reserves, Alicia attended The College of Charleston in Charleston, SC and graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business. She moved back to MA shortly after, and graduated with an MBA from Nichols College in Dudley, MA in 1992. She worked for Banyan Systems in Westboro, MA until starting her own sewing and interior design businesses, The Curtain Lady/Designs by Alicia, in 2000. Alicia lived in Hopkinton, MA from 1992 until 2017, at which time she moved to Franconia, NH. 

 

Alicia was a great lover of the outdoors, enjoyed spending time in her garden, had many adventures travelling the world, but her true passion was for skiing at Cannon Mountain. She volunteered at the Hopkinton schools every Veteran’s Day to teach the kids about the military, and also volunteered in helping lead a Girl Scout troop. She was a member of the Mittersill Association for Chalet Owners (MACO), and served on the Zoning Board Committee for the town of Franconia, NH. Alicia was a parishioner at St. John’s the Evangelist church in Hopkinton, MA where she was active in the RCIA and CCD programs. 

 

Alicia volunteered at the Boston Marathon for many years, handing out mylar blankets at the finish line. During the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, she was a first-responder on the scene and was instrumental in helping to save the lives of many victims, utilizing her US Navy Corpsman training once again. 

 

A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 10:30 A.M. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton with Rev. Richard Cannon officiating.

 

There will be a burial with military honors at Riverside Cemetery, Winchendon Saturday at 2 P.M.  The family invites you to a reception after the funeral for a light lunch and refreshments. 

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to The Adaptive Ski Program of New Hampshire in Alicia’s honor: https://aspnc.app.neoncrm.com/donation.jsp?campaign=244&  

 

There will be a Celebration of Life in Alicia’s memory held in New Hampshire at a later date. There will be details to follow.

 

To leave a condolence, go to www.stone-ladeau.com

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Hopkinton Police and Fire Departments Share Tips for Safe Fourth of July Celebrations

Possession or Use of Fireworks is Illegal in Massachusetts

HOPKINTON — Police Chief Joseph Bennett and Fire Chief William Miller, along with the Hopkinton Police and Fire Departments, wish to share several important safety tips and reminders as residents prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday.
According to the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services and State Police, fire departments statewide reported more than 900 fires related to illegal fireworks from 2012 to 2021. In addition to the 43 fire service injuries and $2.1 million in damages attributed to these fires, Massachusetts medical facilities reported 31 severe burn injuries extending to 5% or more of the victims’ bodies that were caused by illegal fireworks.
 
The possession, use and sale of all fireworks without a professional license is against the law in Massachusetts, and punishable by confiscation, fine, or imprisonment. Fines range from $100 to $1,000, and some violations could carry a one-year prison sentence. It is also illegal for private citizens to purchase fireworks legally elsewhere and then transport them into the state.
 
Residents are encouraged to report any misuse of fireworks they notice in the community to the Hopkinton Police Department at 508-497-3401. In case of a firework-related or other emergency, always dial 911.
Hopkinton Police and Fire share the following safety tips with residents:
Drive Safely
  • Be mindful of pedestrians.
  • Always wear your seatbelt.
  • Do not drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. From 2016 to 2020, there were 1,390 drivers killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes over the Fourth of July holiday period — 41% of the drivers killed were drunk.
  • Even if you’ve had only one alcoholic beverage, do not plan on driving. Instead, designate a sober driver or use public transportation or a ride-share service to get home safely.
  • Take keys away from individuals who are under the influence and are planning to drive. Alcohol and drugs can impair perception, judgment, motor skills, and memory, which are critical for safe and responsible driving.
  • If you see a possible impaired driver on the road, call 911.
  • For more tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, click here.
Celebrate Safely
  • Attend organized and permitted fireworks displays only.
  • Remember, alcohol/drugs and fireworks do not mix.
  • Never allow young children to go near fireworks.
  • Keep pets indoors and away from fireworks. The loud noises and flashing lights can be frightening and overwhelming for pets. Pets can become frightened and run from familiar environments and people, becoming lost. Read more here.
Boat Safely
  • Always wear a life jacket when on the water. Make sure the jacket is a proper fit for your size and weight and that it is properly fastened. The U.S. Coast Guard reports 76% of boating deaths in 2017 were due to drowning and 84% of the victims were not wearing a life jacket.
  • Maintain awareness of your surroundings at all times.
  • Be courteous and respectful to other boaters.
  • Travel at a safe speed for the environment and conditions.
  • Be sure you have and know how to use essential equipment, such as visual distress signals, sound producing devices, locator devices, fire extinguishers and navigation lights.
  • Check the latest forecast before leaving shore and watch for changing weather.
  • Take a safe boating course and get a vessel safety check.
  • Never boat under the influence. Drugs and alcohol impact your cognitive abilities, judgement, balance, coordination, reaction time and vision. Federal law prohibits boating under the influence of alcohol and drugs on all boats.
  • For more information on safe boating, click here.
The Hopkinton Police and Fire Departments wish everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July!


Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Hopkinton resident arrested, loose dog on Grove Street,
caller reports kids vandalized building, unregistered
solicitor on Ridge Road peeking in windows - told to
leave until registered, yelling among delivery drivers,
911 caller reports neighbor is disturbing her and her family
by placing a speaker at edge of fence and playing loud/derogatory
music/recordings, handicap parking violation issued,
June 28, 2022
One New Arrest
 
Tips From Lake Maspenock Preservation Association


Summer is finally here, and the weather has been beautiful of late.

With an increased number of people using the lake and Sandy Beach, we understand that there likely are some folks unfamiliar with the Lake Rules and Sandy Beach Rules (links below).

In addition, we've recently received some complaints of unsafe boating activity in and around the swimming area as well as non-residents using Sandy Beach.

If you happen to see activity that is not consistent with the rules, please contact the Hopkinton Police Department and Hopkinton Parks and Rec Department (both below) with details of what you observed. The more details you can provide, the better. We have reached out and spoken to Parks And Rec, Hopkinton PD, and Environmental Police to make them aware of these situations.

For your own safety, PLEASE do not confront any individuals exhibiting misconduct.

Wishing you a safe and happy summer!

Jaime Goncalves
LMPA President