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Live long and Prosper, Captain Kirk!
R.I.P. Colin Powell

4 LIVE video cameras Downtown, HERE Or go right to the Main Street web camera here.
See updated paving schedule here.

 
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Cornell's Menu thru Sunday here
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Hopkinton 15, Westwood 12


 

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MassDOT Project Number: 606043 Construction Advisory No. 20 October 22, 2021 Two Week Look Ahead (Main Street Corridor Project)

Please be advised that this schedule may change due to weather conditions 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 October 25, 2021
• Installation of Electric Manholes (EMH “AA” and EMH “A”)
• Work for EMH “AA” will take place near the intersection of Summer St. and Main St. at 82 Main St.
 • Work for EMH “A” will take place between Summer St. and Claflin Commons (near 76, 78 and 80 Main St.)
• MassDOT Survey Crews to continue to locate limits of easements within the corridor
• Delivery of Electric Materials What to Expect for the Week of November 1, 2021
• Installation of Electric Manholes (EMH “B” and EMH “C”)
• Work for EMH “B” will take place at 65 Main St. • Work for EMH “C” will take place at 67-69 Main St.
• MassDOT Survey Crews to continue to locate limits of easements within the corridor
• Delivery of Electric materials This work will require a lane shift to maintain two lanes of traffic.

Police details will be present 24-hours a day as the work will require several days to complete while the excavation pit remains open with jersey barriers installed around the open excavation.

Work hours during the day will remain 7:00am-3:00pm but may be extended if necessary.

Temporary lighting is proposed overnight for the protection of detail officers and for vehicle safety travelling through the shifted lane overnight.

The plan provides two lanes of traffic through the work area delineated by cones or barrels. There may be the need to temporarily go down to one lane of alternating traffic for short periods of time.

Traffic management plans can be viewed online on the project website.
Additional information about the Main Street Corridor project is available on the Town'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.
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Marshmallow Sky

October 23, 2021 - Thanks to Morrie Gasser for sharing this dreamy, full Moon Beatles-esque sky over Blood Pond from a couple of nights ago.
 

 

October 22, 2021 -On Thursday evening, October 21, 2021, the Hopkinton School Committee voted 3-2 to lift the mask mandate for a three week trial period at Hopkinton High School. Hopkinton High School received the “off-ramping” waiver from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) on October 7, 2021. The three-week lifting of the mask mandate begins on Monday, November 1, 2021 and ends on Friday, November 19, 2021. Students will resume wearing masks on Monday, November 22, 2021, prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

During the period following the three-week hiatus, the District will be assessing data, including answering questions such as: Was there a rise in absenteeism during this period because greater numbers of students had COVID-19 symptoms (but not COVID-19) and had to stay home? Was there an increase in COVID-19 cases or did our case counts remain relatively stable? The Committee also voted to be able either to hold an emergency meeting or to allow the superintendent to restore mask-wearing at any time during the three-week period, in the event of a spike in cases. ~ HPS Press Release

 

* On Tuesday, Hopkinton Health Director Shaun McAuliffe suggested to the Select Board, "Now is not the time to off-ramp and go mask-free."


 
Where Did Jerry Lazzaro Go?

Jerry Lazzaro, who operated an Auto service and gas station smack dab in the center of Downtown Hopkinton for about 38 years, opted out of renewing his lease earlier this year, and instead joined forces with brother Neil at 1292 Washington Street, Holliston. It is only about 10 minutes from the Chestnut Street intersection with Hayden Rowe according to Google.
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Migrant

October 22, 2021 - Just before it took off. Thanks to Julie Haines for sharing.

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William John Keefe, 86

 

William John Keefe, 86, of Plymouth and formerly Hopkinton, passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Pauline (Bouret) and William Keefe. Bill Was the beloved husband of 41 years to Judy A. (Johnson) Keefe of Plymouth. Judy and Bill were life partners who had a long, intensely joyous and loving life together. They lived in Naples, FL and in Charlotte and Sunset Beach, NC. Favorite times were golfing at Round Hill, Sea Trail and White Cliffs.

In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by three daughters, Michele Keefe and her husband, Robert Sullivan of Franklin, Alison Keefe and her husband, Steve Cook of Newbury, MA, and Stacy and her husband, Joseph Flanagan of Upton. He is also survived by his brother, Dennis of Hopkinton and Falls Church, VA.

Bill loved and enjoyed his grandchildren, Meg and Amy Sullivan and Joseph and Michel Flanagan. Bill enjoyed spending time with his fun loving cousins, nieces, nephews, sister-in-law, Judy Gillete Keefe (Jimmy's Judy) and his wife's 8 siblings and their families. Bill is predeceased by his sisters, Pauline Desiata, Nancy Benson and his brother, Jimmy Keefe.

Bill worked in the computer industry during the startup of mini- computers and personal computers. He managed numerous departments for Computer Control and Prime Computer in Framingham, Data General in Westborough and Honeywell in Waltham and started a Marketing firm. Bill believed in giving back to the community. He served Hopkinton for many years as Assessor, elected Se!ectman, and was involved in building a ballpark and Senior Housing. In Plymouth, Bill was a member of Cedarville Preservation Committee and an elected Town Meeting member.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 25th from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 26th at 11:00 a.m. at Saint John the Evangelist Church of Hopkinton. Burial will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org 
 

 

Water Work Next Week

Please be advised that the contractor working on the new water main on Hayden Rowe, will be connecting the water main to College St. on Monday, October 25th at approximately 9:00AM.  This will require the water to be shut off on College Street for several hours.  After the water is turned back on, there will be some air and discoloration. Please flush your cold water line to help clear the lines in your home.

 

DPW Traffic Advisory

Please be advised that construction work to tie in water and sewer service to a new subdivision off of Pleasant Street, will take place this coming Monday and Tuesday, October 26th  and 27th . This work will require that Pleasant Street be closed from Maple Street to Grove St. on both days between the hours of 9AM to 2PM.  Please seek alternate routes during that time.

 

Please be advised that the contractor working on the new water main on Hayden Rowe, will be connecting the water main to Davenport. on Tuesday, October 26th at approximately 9:00AM.  This will require the water to be shut off on Davenport for several hours.  After the water is turned back on, there will be some air and discoloration. Please flush your cold water line to help clear the lines in your home.

Eric J. Carty Water-Sewer Manager
Hopkinton Water-Sewer Dept.
PO Box 171
Hopkinton, MA 01748
P 508-497-9765
F 508-497-9767

ericc@hopkintonma.gov

 
Hopkinton Shell

October 21, 2021 - Only a few more days left in October!

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Your Child Will Ride with Officer Phil before His January Retirement if you win the auction bid (Benefits Hopkinton Emergency Fund)
Auction Details here

Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Lost wallet, cooking sets off alarm, unauthorized parking
at Senior Center, incident of harassment, white van with
Florida plates driving slowly around the neighborhood,

gas burner on all day - vented, more...
broken desk dumped on Ash Street roadside, almost
hit in crosswalk, missing Labradoodle, woman meets
ex's new girlfriend, aggressive dogs are loose [behind
electric fence], fraud attempt, driving slowly, more...

October, 20, 2021, October 19, 2021
Arrests
 

New Libraries

 

The Hopkinton Women’s Club recently donated Vocabulary Development Photo Card Libraries to Andrea Conboy, Hopkinton Public Library children‘s librarian. Children will be able to bring these cards home in carrying bags. The cards have vocabulary in 14 different languages. Presenting the cards to Andrea (middle) are Nancy Proulx, (left) and Nancy Tarsi, (right).

Andrea recently spoke at the Women's Club monthly meeting about the Children’s Library New Strategic Plan.


Cheers From the Respite Center
 

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Somewhere...

October 20, 2021 - Thanks to Subhendu Choudhury for sharing this photo she took at the Charlton Plaza, eastbound on the Pike on Sunday.

Select Board Meeting
Significant Uptick in COVID - Greatest Growth in Unvaccinated Youth ~ Health Director
Interesting appointments - Joint meeting with Planning Board

by Robert Falcione

October 19, 2021 - Hopkinton Health Director Shaun McAuliffe reported an uptick in new cases of COVID-19, largely from unrestricted gatherings and travel. He said the greatest growth is in the unvaccinated. Mr. McAuliffe suggested limiting gatherings, and gathering outside when necessary and possible.

        Seeing an increase in COVID in the schools, Mr. McAuliffe said, "Now is not the time to off-ramp and go mask-free." He he believes the 5-11 year-olds will be vaccinated by the first week of December.

        The Board approved the appointment of Jessica Miller as Young Adult Librarian.

       The Board also approved the hiring of Karen Cooprider to fill the position at the Senior Center that was held by George Robinson, who retired. Mr. Robinson drove the bus/van for years and was a best friend to the seniors, especially the women.

       Ms. Cooprider has seen her children go through the Hopkinton schools, and is an end of life doula at the Faith Community Church of Hopkinton. She said she loves being with elder people.

         Board Chair Irfan Nasrullah said she appeared to have the "drive" for the job, sparking a room full of laughter, then added, "Pun intended."

         Select Board member Muriel Kramer called it, "A match made in heaven."

         Her appointment by the Town Manager was affirmed unanimously by the Select Board.

        Shannon Beloin was presented by Human Services Director Maria Casey and Police Chief Joseph E Bennett as Hopkinton's newest full time police officer, who said she would try to "humanize" the badge. Chief Bennett said he was "proud" to be sitting next to her. She was affirmed unanimously.

         The board voted down exercising its 61a right of first refusal for land on which the Larters would like to host a solar farm. Chapter 61a offers those who choose to farm 5 or more acres a special tax rate. When the use is converted to non-farm or the owner has a bona fide offer to purchase in hand, the municipality has the first crack at purchasing.

          A joint meeting of the Planning and Select Boards resulted in a vote for relative newcomer Ron Preifer (bottom right in inset) to fill a vacant seat on the Planning Board until the next election. There's more... .

          The entire meeting video can be viewed on HCAM.

 
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from October 8, 2021 to October 18, 2021
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Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
36 Poplar Lane Unit 298 Ashok Kumar Dilly, Rubalakshmi Veerasamy $709,731 October 18, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
8 Davenport Lane Unit 15 Gregg Butler, Heather Butler $818,000 October 18, 2021 John Paolucci, Selina Paolucci
14 Birkdale Lane Unit 14 BIR Audrey Haas $599,000 October 15, 2021 Trails, LLC
45 Wedgewood Drive Birhu J Patel, Pareena Verma $1,360,000 October 15, 2021 Gregg F Butler, Heather R Butler
34 poplar Lane Unit 297 Lavnish Lalchandani, Kavya Lalchandani $699,355 October 14, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
7 Appaloosa Circle Warren Fowler $400,000 October 13, 2021 Wayde C Marshall, Susan E Marshall
Last Week        
27 Kimball Road Darren J Bonanno, Leilani Lew Bonanno $1,200,000 October 7, 2021 Blake A Karpe, Kathleen Karpe
76 Downey Street Pavel Petrovich Balaur, Anna L Demchenko $575,000 October 7, 2021 JKJ Hopkinton LLC
28 Kimball Road Flyhomes Investments MA LLC $990,000 October 5,, 2021 Donald E Mace, Ellen Mace
6 Belnap Street Neha Nandedkar, Chaitanya Kulkarni $495,000 October 4, 2021 Kevin M MacLennan, Nicole M MacLennan
170 Ash Street Robert E Silva, Jr. $850,000 October 1, 2021 Michael F Goldberg, Jane F Goldberg
27 Poplar Lane Narendran Subramanian, Sundaravalli Ranganathan $921,027 October 1, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
6 Highcroft Way Unit 6 Steven M Renke, Linda D Renke $740,000 September 30, 2021 Jeffrey S Austin, Sara B Austin
13 Nazneen Circle Unit A B3 Mythily Priya Rajendran, Arul Kumaran Shanmugam $705,000 September 30, 2021 Nishsant Mathur, Deppika Mathur
32 Poplar Lane Unit 296 Manish Nigam, Ankita Shrivastava $765,315 September 30, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
3 Deer Run Ashley Levesque, Michael Levesque $800,000 September 30, 2021 Kim Aarden, Kion Aarden
15 Nazneen Circle Unit B Neeraj Awasthi, Sonali Trivedi $721,000 September 30, 2021 Valery Frimer Olgan Frimer
50 Grove Street Brady P Otey, Melissa Lackey $750,000 September 30, 2021 Frances Rossi
Week Before        
44 Chamberlain Street Hayley Anne Morse, James Edward Koch $655,000 September 29, 2021 Robert Barnes, Karen Barnes
37 Pinecrest Village Unit 37 Unkar Ramya Chiplunka $356,000 September 29, 2021 Kelli A Mylett, et al
18 Davenport Lane Unit 10 Shankar Krishnamony, Sheela Krishnamony $720,000 September 29, 2021 Brian B Westley, Eileen M Westley
30 Poplar Lane Unit 295 Saurabh Sadashiv Narkhede, Sudarshana S Chaudhari $742,990 September 29, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
12 Prestwick Drive Henry J Weber $976,000 September 28, 2021 Timothy Brug, Deborah Fein Brug
101 Ash Street Matthew D Czech, Victoria L Julian $868,000 September 28, 2021 Tracy A Murphy, Kevin M Murphy
28 Poplar Lane Unit 294 Shivateja Reddy Chilukury, Ashritha Reddy Koya $730,105 September 27, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
82 Weston Lane Unit 82 WES Linda M Walsh $629,000 September 27, 2021 Trails LLC

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Department of Public Health Urges Flu and COVID-19 Vaccinations as Flu Season Arrives

BOSTON (October 18, 2021) – With the arrival of flu season in Massachusetts, the Department of Public Health (DPH) urges residents to get vaccinated now to protect themselves, their families, and prevent the spread of flu, as well as ease the burden of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses on the health care system. Every person over the age of 6 months is recommended to get a flu shot every year.

On Friday, October 15, DPH began its statewide surveillance reporting for the 2021-2022 flu season. Weekly data will be reported every Friday on the severity of influenza-like illness, hospital visits, and flu-related hospitalizations across Massachusetts. Since September 1, 37 lab-confirmed flu cases have been reported in Massachusetts. The number of cases is within the expected range for this time of year.

``While we cannot predict the severity of this flu season, as in every season, flu vaccination remains the best way for people to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their communities against flu, including those who are more vulnerable to serious flu illness and people with certain chronic health conditions,’’ said Acting Public Health Commissioner Margret Cooke. “For residents who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 or need a booster shot, now is also a good time to get the COVID-19 vaccination.”

Flu activity this season is predicted to be higher compared to last season, given that flu activity was uncharacteristically low amid COVID-19 mitigation measures, such as stay-at-home advisories and mask mandates.

Flu can be very serious. Nearly every year in the United States, millions of people get the flu, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and thousands die from flu-related illnesses. The most common symptoms of flu are fever, cough, and sore throat. Symptoms can also include body aches, headaches, chills, runny nose, and fatigue.

Flu vaccination is especially important for people who are at higher risk of developing serious flu complications, for example people with a chronic respiratory condition, heart disease, a weakened immune system, and pregnant women. Because flu and COVID-19 may both be circulating this fall, and may have similar symptoms, people with flu-like illness should get tested for COVID and those at higher risk for flu complications should also get tested for flu. There is antiviral treatment available for flu and individuals at higher risk should call their health care provider to discuss treatment.

``A flu vaccine and a COVID-19 vaccine can be given at the same time,’’ said Dr. Larry Madoff, Medical Director of the DPH Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences. “Whether you are getting your first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or are eligible to receive a booster shot of COVID-19 vaccine, we encourage you to get a flu vaccine during the same visit.’’

People who have questions about getting both the flu and COVID-19 vaccines during the same visit should speak with a health care provider.

For more information about influenza, visit Influenza | www.Mass.gov  or call your health care provider, local board of health, or DPH at (617) 983-6800.

 
Hermit Thrush

October 18, 2021 - Today is John and my 18th anniversary! And what was my gift?? The hour I spent with my coffee in the woods early this morning. Got a LIFER! I wasn't sitting 10 minutes when this pretty rare Hermit Thrush popped up right in front of me. Let's just say this adorable, plump little thrush wasn't as excited to see me as I him/her!! He was doing their funny little "chup" call and flitting his wings at me.


One of the cutest little birds I've ever seen!!  Exciting too, I had been hearing their distinct little call and songs the past week or so, and they are not seen frequently! What a treat!


Funny, Mother Nature giving me a little therapy after yesterday's news.... Birds are therapy!  ~ Julie Ford




Police Incident Log Abstracts
Complaint of erratic operator from 495 into Hopkinton
leads to arrest, box beeping at bank, suspicious male
on North Street gone on arrival, report of past hit & run,
kids trashing store, kids spilling trash, caller reports
harassment, tree branch blocking half of road, people
leaving notes in mailbox regarding sign in front yard,
loud sport car doing burnouts at Chestnut Street,
Car stopped in left lane of 495 without activating
hazards, report of fighting and yelling leads to OUI arrest,
MV B&E on DiCarlo Road (1) and Queen Anne Road (1),
small terrier found, contents of wallet found, youths
trespassing with scooters, items taken from two Curtis Road
vehicles overnight, caller reports a deer head in her backyard,
Huckleberry Road mailbox struck and destroyed, complaint of loud
party on John Matthew Road, single-vehicle collision leads to arrest,
cat stuck in tree, dog loose, lost keys, conflict with landlord after
court, MORE...,

October 15, 16, 17, 2021
Arrests - 3 New
Fire Dept. Logs
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Dallas 35, New England 29

October 17, 2021 - Dallas Cowboys Quarterback, Dak Prescott, dives toward the Goal line late in today's game vs the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium!The Ball hits the helmet of a Pats Defender (L) before Prescott crosses the goal line, causing a Fumble that is Recovered in the the End Zone by New England!The Game was tied at 29-29 after Regulation, and Dallas Won in Overtime, 35-29. Thanks to Hopkinton Photographer John Collins for sharing

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Marching at 6:00 am

October 17, 2021 - Those who looked carefully at the Boston Marathon Itinerary noticed a military start at 6:00 am. Above, Race Director Dave McGillivray gives final instructions to members of the military, and thanks them for their service as they began their 26.2 mile march last Monday.
 
Wonderful World


October 17, 2021 - Long shadows of the trees infer a low sun, in Thompson, Connecticut on Friday. Nicole uses a camera with HDR photographic capabilities to capture gradients from shade to bright sun.

In the "Spirit"

October 17, 2021 - This is one of two Valentine Road family exhibits that can be seen driving past on the cul de sac, or venturing forth in the evening, especially on that special day, if you dare! May the farce be with you!!!!
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The Earth Moves

October 17, 2021 - As the Mobil station has been fenced off for a while now in anticipation of the expansion into a full service All Town gas/food mart, the grading has begun. The Kistner family sold the property above, one of two acquired by Global to enable the expansion, a property that once had lemonade stands, Hopkinton hospitality and Christmas tree sales.

Who Needs a Parade, Anyway!!?

October 16, 2021 - Taken today on Central Turnpike, Sutton; only a small fraction of the full display.
 
Gathering in Downtown Hopkinton


October 16, 2021 - Inspired by a letter said to have been sent by the School Department to Marathon School parents, those on Marathon Way also said the ones on the common in the photo below were with them. The existence of the letter may explain why the public police log noted that television crews were sent packing from school property three times last week(See Our Abstracts) - but there was no further explanation in the dispatcher's public notes.

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Vera E. (Melchior) Geissinger, 93, of Ashland died suddenly Monday, October 11th at the Casa de Ramana Rehabilitation Center. Born in Germany, Vera was a long-time resident of Hopkinton, and has been a resident of Ashland for the past 16 years. She was the only child of Walter and Charlotte Melchior.


Vera immigrated to the US in the early 1950s after a brief sojourn in Canada. She settled in Hopkinton with her husband and her son, where they refurbished an old house themselves. A hard-working homemaker, Vera raised three children, maintained a large vegetable garden, and sewed clothes for her family. She was an avid gardener of flowering plants as well, and sold them as a sideline for many years. In her spare time, Vera enjoyed a variety of crafts including knitting, crochet, and ceramics. Travel was another of her passions; she visited many countries later in life, from Europe to North Africa.


Vera leaves her son, Kurt Geissinger, and his wife Elaine, of Bellingham, MA; her daughter, Karen Blazevich, and her husband Michael, of Montana; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Karl Geissinger, and her daughter, Margie Matteson.


A remembrance gathering is being planned. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com

 
Not Just Another Marathon Photo

October 16, 2021 - Two of the political architects of the Main Street Corridor Project, Town Manager
Norman Khumalo and former Select Board member Brian Herr, pose while the runners pass behind them. In a note
accompanying the photo, Mr. Herr remarked that the photo will look much better once the wires are underground.
Let's be sure to take the same photo next year!
 

The Hopkinton CC Charitable Foundation Approaches $1,000,000 in Grants Distributed; Announces Children Across America as 2021 Gala Spotlight Grantee 

Hopkinton, MA -- The Hopkinton CC Charitable Foundation (HCCCF) announced that before the end of 2021 they will have granted over $1,000,000 since their inception in 2010.

 

“The HCCCF is extremely proud to reach this tremendous milestone and to have been able to help those in our communities that may not have been able to help themselves. We are thankful to our generous sponsors and donors without whose support this would not be possible.” stated Fred Wahlers, President of the Hopkinton CC Charitable Foundation.

In addition, Children Across America in Milford, MA will be the 2021 Spotlight Grantee for the 12th Annual HCCCF Evening Gala to be held Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Hopkinton Country Club. The mission of Children Across America is to give every child the literacy tools they need when leaving elementary school, as students who are not reading proficiently at the end of the third grade are at risk of becoming one of the 1.2 million students in the United States that do not graduate from high school every year. Children Across America offers free programs for underserved children to develop literacy and mathematics skills in elementary school students as well as in summer camps.

Additionally, they are a partner vendor with the state of Massachusetts Health Insurance. Says Wahlers, “Children Across America, under the leadership of Ray Fellows, does amazing work and the HCCCF is privileged to support their cause.” The November 20th Evening Gala will feature food, drink and live music by Never in Vegas, with a speakeasy styled “The Roaring 20’s” theme. The public is welcome, and doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are available for $150 and include gourmet dinner stations. Visit www.hopkintoncccf.org  to purchase tickets and get information on becoming a family or corporate sponsor. For those who are unable to attend, please consider making a donation of any amount.

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HOPKINTON - Thomas P. Brock, 82, a retired sergeant of the Massachusetts State Police after 28 years, died October 13, 2021 at his home after a long illness. He was the husband of Marie Janet (St. Pierre) Brock to whom he was married for 31 years. Born in Hopkinton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Eva (Hogan) Brock.

A 1957 graduate of Walpole High School, he held a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University and a master’s degree from Anna Maria College. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he also worked for the Boston Herald.

He was a graduate of the National Fire Academy in Maryland and attended the Oklahoma State Police Commercial Trucking School. He enjoyed time spent at his home in Port St Lucie, Florida.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons Thomas Jr. and William, his daughter Maryellen, his devoted stepson Jon Lachapelle of Beverly, his brother Joseph Brock of Salem, NH and several grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Kevin.

The funeral will be held Monday, October 18, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. from the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Donations may be made to Hopkinton Fire-Police Association, 73 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748.

 
Pump it Up!

October 15, 2021 - Above is a composite photo made by combining four photos taken in the same minute, of the last visible water of the Hopkinton Reservoir on the left, heading south. And of course the color may have been pumped up a bit.

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Sometimes He Wears a Patriot's Uniform

October 15, 2021 - In Upton.
 
Caught in a Web

October 15, 2021 - Car climbs tree to escape spiders.
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Pre-Revolutionary on Wood Street

October 15, 2021 - Bones give High Fives!

More Wood Street

October 15, 2021 - Border guards.
 
C'mon, People - It's Fish Day. Enjoy!
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from September 30, 2021 to October 8, 2021
Choose Blue Links to See Town's Property Card
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
27 Kimball Road Darren J Bonanno, Leilani Lew Bonanno $1,200,000 October 7, 2021 Blake A Karpe, Kathleen Karpe
76 Downey Street Pavel Petrovich Balaur, Anna L Demchenko $575,000 October 7, 2021 JKJ Hopkinton LLC
28 Kimball Road Flyhomes Investments MA LLC $990,000 October 5,, 2021 Donald E Mace, Ellen Mace
6 Belnap Street Neha Nandedkar, Chaitanya Kulkarni $495,000 October 4, 2021 Kevin M MacLennan, Nicole M MacLennan
170 Ash Street Robert E Silva, Jr. $850,000 October 1, 2021 Michael F Goldberg, Jane F Goldberg
27 Poplar Lane Narendran Subramanian, Sundaravalli Ranganathan $921,027 October 1, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
6 Highcroft Way Unit 6 Steven M Renke, Linda D Renke $740,000 September 30, 2021 Jeffrey S Austin, Sara B Austin
13 Nazneen Circle Unit A B3 Mythily Priya Rajendran, Arul Kumaran Shanmugam $705,000 September 30, 2021 Nishsant Mathur, Deppika Mathur
32 Poplar Lane Unit 296 Manish Nigam, Ankita Shrivastava $765,315 September 30, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
3 Deer Run Ashley Levesque, Michael Levesque $800,000 September 30, 2021 Kim Aarden, Kion Aarden
15 Nazneen Circle Unit B Neeraj Awasthi, Sonali Trivedi $721,000 September 30, 2021 Valery Frimer Olgan Frimer
50 Grove Street Brady P Otey, Melissa Lackey $750,000 September 30, 2021 Frances Rossi
Last Week        
44 Chamberlain Street Hayley Anne Morse, James Edward Koch $655,000 September 29, 2021 Robert Barnes, Karen Barnes
37 Pinecrest Village Unit 37 Unkar Ramya Chiplunka $356,000 September 29, 2021 Kelli A Mylett, et al
18 Davenport Lane Unit 10 Shankar Krishnamony, Sheela Krishnamony $720,000 September 29, 2021 Brian B Westley, Eileen M Westley
30 Poplar Lane Unit 295 Saurabh Sadashiv Narkhede, Sudarshana S Chaudhari $742,990 September 29, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
12 Prestwick Drive Henry J Weber $976,000 September 28, 2021 Timothy Brug, Deborah Fein Brug
101 Ash Street Matthew D Czech, Victoria L Julian $868,000 September 28, 2021 Tracy A Murphy, Kevin M Murphy
28 Poplar Lane Unit 294 Shivateja Reddy Chilukury, Ashritha Reddy Koya $730,105 September 27, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
82 Weston Lane Unit 82 WES Linda M Walsh $629,000 September 27, 2021 Trails LLC
Week Before        
3 Wayside Drive Unit 242 Parwan Patidar, Patricia Bagzai $775,000 September 24, 2021 Deepa Kamalakannan, et al
339 Wood Street Edward Paturzo $380,000 September 24, 2021 Frances M Papazian, Frances M DeSousa
25 Poplar Lane Unit 310 Phani Kanth Sunke, Sree Deepthi Nekkanti $883,215 September 24, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
26 Poplar Lane Ubit 293 Fnu Bongo Huma Shankar Rao, Bongu Jayasri $753,025 September 24, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
8 Summit Way Julie Ann T Llave, Zhi Li $1,200,000 September 23, 2021 Guy K Hudson, Kathleen H Moore-Hudson
1 Wildlife Drive Cameron Clyde Mayer $860,000 September 22, 2021 Thomas Koshy, Gracy Koshy
23 Poplar Lane Unit 311 Vivek Mishra, Sudhi Kumari $844,320 September 21, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
23 Walcott Valley Drive Walter Hebert $255,000 September 23, 2021 Rebecca A Gladu Tr, et al
153 Ash Street Joseph Mark Renaud $950,000 September 20, 2021 Jay Crochiere, Alice Crochiere
84 Weston Lane Unit 84WES Sherron E Denecke, Frank C Denecke $634,000 September 20, 2021 Trails LLC
164 Fruit Street Molly Myers, Patrick Chambers $927,000 September, 20, 2021 Benjamin Construction Group Inc.
 

Stephen Gates, 76, long time resident of Wakefield, MA passed away after a brief illness on October 10, 2021

Steve was a ‘baby boomer’, born in Brooklyn, NY on October 2, 1945, to the late Norbert S. and Rose M Gates.  The family moved to New Milford, NJ, and later to Hopkinton, MA, where he spent his high school years.  A good athlete, Steve played varsity football, basketball, and baseball in high school, forming strong friendships with classmates that remained throughout his life.  He joined the Air Force after graduation, then followed his dad into the printing business.  Starting as a press tender, he became president and part owner of a printing company that won international awards for its patent of a unique prismatic imaging process, a forerunner of holograms.

 

Steve retired early and spent the remainder of his life in volunteer work.  He got involved with the Woodville Elementary School, serving on the PTO and school building committee.  When his daughter was in kindergarten, he began showing up each morning to greet parents and students at their vehicles, opening the doors and escorting them safely into school.  His daughter is several years past her college degree and until his recent illness, Steve was still at the school every day.  As soon as he finished his duties at Woodville School, he'd travel to Odyssey Day School where his grandsons attended preschool and another daughter taught.  He'd arrive at noon each day to feed babies and rock them to sleep.  Those boys are now in high school, but Steve still rocked on for more than ten years until this hospitalization.

 

He was an energetic supporter of the Wakefield High School Marching Band and could be counted on to load equipment and drive the trucks to meets as far away as Disney World. You might have noticed him in his band jacket that said ‘Roadie’.  He owned three Santa suits and wore them enthusiastically to many civic celebrations.  He was one of the first Santas on the popular Wakefield Music Booster’s Polar Express fundraiser train ride, from Woburn to North Station.

 

As a member of the First Parish Congregational Church of Wakefield, Steve stood out for his level of commitment.  He served as chairman of the Board of Trustees, member of numerous committees, and shepherd of the community dinners held bi-annually for the needy.  He was a fixture at Sunday service in his three-piece suit, even when the outside temps were pushing 100.  Steve was the consummate usher, coffee maker, table mover, and anything else that needed doing.  He defined what the word service meant.

 

Steve is survived by his daughters; Christine Waddell and fiancé Bruce Murphy of Tewksbury, Jennifer Sovie and husband Chris of Tewksbury, Erin Gates and partner Nicholas Barrett-Miller of Northfield, Vt. and son in law Gregory Speck of South Dakota.  He was predeceased by his eldest daughter, Pamela Speck.  He leaves behind sisters Sharon O’Connor (Charles) of Winchester, Kathleen Grass (Peter) of Southborough and brother Gerald (Patricia) of Princeton, MA.   Steve was a proud Grampy to Amber and husband Bryce, Johnny and fiancé Angela, Brandon, Jack,  Alex and Owen as well as his new great granddaughter, Pamela June.  He was a favorite uncle to many nieces and nephews.     

 

Visiting hours will be held at the First Parish Congregational Church, 1 Church St Wakefield, MA on Thursday Oct. 14 from 4-7pm.  Funeral service Friday at 11 am at the First Parish Congregational Church, 1 Church St., Wakefield, MA.  Masks are required and social distancing is requested while in the church.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Steve’s memory may be made to the Wakefield Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 1752, Wakefield MA 01880 or to the First Parish Congregational Church, 1 Church St, Wakefield MA 01880

 

Funeral arrangements are through the Anderson-Bryant Funeral Home in Stoneham, MA

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Two males known to the caller are fighting - one was arrested,
Woodview Way vehicle keyed over weekend, incident of
harassment at grocery store, no-pay gas and butts customer on
 Grove Street, truck blocking traffic on Lumber Street, removed a news
station from Marathon Elementary School, news station back and
removed, ...and again, MSP Trooper in need of assistance on 495,
set of keys found at FD, phone scam, cooking fire in woods,
report of vehicle on common,

October 12, 2021
October 13, 2021
Arrest Log (One new)
 

Maria Torres-Purvis


Maria Torres-Purvis of Hopkinton passed away suddenly on September 28, 2021. She was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on February 19, 1992 to Maria (Quiles) Cruz & Edwin Torres. She graduated from Marlborough High School, alongside her husband and daughter in May 2010. She briefly pursued a career as a nurse’s assistant but later found her love in management at the Muffin House in Hopkinton MA. Many would start their morning with a cup of coffee, a muffin, and her smile as she greeted them every day.

She married Evan Purvis on June 6, 2011. This marriage has been blessed with four wonderful children, Marilyn age 13, Maribella age 9, Evan age 5 and Mariah age 3. She was so proud of the family that she created and cherished the love they shared. She was loved by all and was often the life of the party. Her smile is what most of her friends and family will remember about her. She lit up every room that she entered with her laugh and bubbly personality. She loved to dance and would be the first person to turn the music up at any event. She often said her kids kept her young has she tried to dance and create Tik Tok videos with them.

Her beautiful life will forever be cherished by her husband Evan Purvis and four children Marilyn, Maribella, Evan & Mariah of Hopkinton Ma. Her mother Maria Cruz of Connecticut and Father Edwin Torres of Orlando, Florida; her siblings, Edwin, Roberto & Keyshla, and many nieces and nephews. Her smile will be remembered by all who knew and loved her, including aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 63 Rockwood Rd. Norfolk on Thursday, October 14th from 9:00-10:00 a.m. A funeral service will follow in the church at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be held at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Hopkinton at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted (children’s fund to be announced soon, or to https://gofund.me/d384d733  Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com

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Hopkinton Garden Club's Online Speaker Series Presents: “New England Native Flora”

With Gretel Anspach - Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:30 p.m. via *Zoom, free and open to the public.

 

During this illustrated presentation, you will learn about native plants of New England. Plants native to our region will be easier to maintain, better able to withstand New England weather and may offer better resistance to deer and rabbits. The trees, shrubs, and perennials that evolved here will grow here with much less input from you.  You will reduce your workload while creating a paradise for the native birds and pollinators

 

Gretel Anspach is a Trustee of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, a Lifetime Master Gardener with the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association, and a recently-retired systems engineer for Raytheon.  She won the MMGA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. Gretel established and maintains a 20,000 square foot food production garden that has provided fresh produce to the Marlboro and Maynard Food Pantries for the last ten years.  Her primary interest and focus is always in the science behind horticulture.

*This program will be held via Zoom and is open to the public. Non-members who wish to attend, please respond to register@hopkintongardenclub.org and state your interest in attending our October 19th online event. Instructions will be provided in a reply email.

 

The Hopkinton Garden Club is an affiliate of The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts Visit us at www.hopkintongardenclub.org; follow Hopkinton Garden Club on Facebook and hopkintongardenclub on Instagram. New members are welcome any time during the club year. Come learn with us! 


This program is supported in part by a grant from the Hopkinton Cultural Council through the Massachusetts Cultural Council LCC program.


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PRESS RELEASE:
HHS Receives State Approval to "Unmask" the Vaccinated

Over 80 % Vaccination Rate

Defers Decision Until 10/21/21 Meeting

 

On September 27, 2021, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced that "as of October 15, 2021, if a school demonstrates a vaccination rate of 80 percent or more of all students and staff in the school through an attestation form submitted to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), then vaccinated individuals in that school would no longer be subject to the mask requirement.”

Hopkinton submitted the Attestation form on Friday, October 1, 2021. In response, Hopkinton High School has received the following approval from DESE:

"Based on the information [the school district] provided, Hopkinton High School’s request has been approved. Vaccinated individuals in this school are not currently subject to the Department’s mask requirement, although they may certainly choose to continue to wear a mask while in school. Please note that in alignment with statewide guidance, unvaccinated students and staff are still required to continue wearing masks. Please note further that the Department reserves the right, following consultation with medical experts and state health officials, to re-institute the Department’s mask mandate at Hopkinton High School, if it becomes appropriate based on state and local public health data."

The School Committee met last Thursday evening, October 7, 2021, to discuss the opportunity for "off-ramping." The meeting aired on Hopkinton's HCAM TV. Hopkinton's Public Health Official Shaun McAuliffe joined the meeting in an advisory capacity.

Naturally, the Superintendent and the School Committee are taking a cautious, informed approach in order to mitigate risk and to be prepared for the logistics of unmasking, if that does end up being the decision for Hopkinton.

 

No formal vote was taken at the October 7th meeting, but the Committee plans to revisit this topic at their meeting on Thursday evening, October 21, 2021.

HHS Press Release 10.12.2021

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Checked people on Parkwood Dr was family stargazing,
assist with bus evacuation, sick cat on front lawn,
West Man accident w/personal injury, overweight vehicles
driving on S Mill, vehicle on Ash St blocking driveway,
people getting dropped off in dark at Start line creating hazzard,
asked people installing barricades to hold off until dayllight,
Animal Control Officer William Proctor took injured hawk "into
custody," skittish dog lost, bag left at common,

harassing texts and calls to Downey St, skunks stuck in
traps, retriever showed up in yard, arrest on warrant,
2 people chased by employee with crowbar, male
walking by 495 ramps brought back to residence,
set of Chevy keys and FOB and house key left at common,
spectators took parking at private residence, dispute over
property line on Cunningham St, multiple runners urinating,
warrant arrest, more...

October 8, 9, 10, 11, 2021
Arrest Log - One New
Fire Dept Logs

Scenes from the Start
More Candids from Hopkinton



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Dave McGillivray Midnight Run #49

October 11, 2021 - "Finished 49th Boston Marathon tonight. On to #50 in April." Dave McGillivray.
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Dakota Sioux Marathoner Honored by 

Roxbury Runner on

Indigenous People’s Day* at Boston Marathon 2021


HOPKINTON, MA – The Boston Marathon is traditionally run in April on Patriots Day. Due to postponements, this year the race fell on Indigenous People’s Day. Ted Resnikoff (Contributed photo, above) of Roxbury ran his 11th consecutive Boston race today in honor of the Native American who inspired him to take up the sport.

Emmett “His Many Lightnings” Eastman (HopNews 2008 file photo, right) first ran Boston in 1972, and again in 2008 when independent producer Resnikoff documented the Dakota Sioux Elder’s journey. Eastman was 76 years old at the time. He ran “for those who cannot run” and believed “every step is a prayer.” He ran in memory of others.

This year Resnikoff ran in memory of Eastman who journeyed on one week ago today on October 4th. Eastman had hoped to run the Boston Marathon one last time next April at the age of 90. Resnikoff wore Eastman’s name and 2008 number along with his own bib #10640.

In the Native American tradition, Resnikoff was smudged with the smoke of sage and sweet grass by Emmett’s relative, Daniel Eastman, of Hopkinton who hosted the elder in 2008.  Contributed content.
* NOTE: On October 8, 2021, President Biden declared October 11, 2021 "Indigenous People's Day."

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Seriously?

Dave McGillivray, Race Director of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon,
owner of DMSE Sports, author and motivational speaker,
begins his 49th run to Boston after all of the official runners have left.
Contributed photo.

A Friend of Hopkinton from Hopkinton


Morgan Woodman from Hopkinton running in support of "Friends of Hopkinton." Courtesy of Don Cronin
 

Friends of Whitehall Fall Clean-up Oct. 16th 2021

The Friends of Whitehall‘s fall lake and trail clean-up will be held on Sat. Oct.16th 2021 from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. We will gather at the boat landing at Whitehall State Park on Wood St. (rte.135) and be assigned areas of trails and shoreline around the lake to clean up debris and refuse . We will work on both the DCR state trails and the Whitehall Conservation Area trails. We will also clean up some of the roadsides near the lake. Kayakers and boaters are also welcomed to help clean-up the shorelines and islands Gloves, trash bags, tools, bug spray and water will be provided. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide refreshments due to Covid regulations. We will be working with the approval of the Department of Recreation This is a wonderful opportunity to help your community and we hope you will join us.

 

The Friends of Whitehall started in 2005 and have had clean-ups since then. FOW’s main mission is to preserve, protect and improve the wonderful natural resource of Lake Whitehall and its environs. We are proud of our many accomplishments which are cited on our website www.friendsofwhitehall.org. Each year we send an appeal letter for membership to residents in the immediate vicinity of the lake and its watershed. We would like to expand our membership to all residents of Hopkinton and surrounding towns who enjoy and use Whitehall, whether for boating, fishing or hiking. Membership forms can be downloaded from our website. We are also on Facebook.

 

We hope you will help with the clean-up on Oct. 16th and that you will consider becoming a member. We are a non-profit 501c (3) organization.

 
B. A. A. Boston Marathon Professional Men

October 11, 2021 - In the renamed Elite Men's Division, now called Professional Men's Division, Benson Kipruto of Kenya came in at 2:09:51.

B.A.A. Boston Marathon Professional Women

October 11, 2021 - Diana Kipyogei of Kenya was the first to break the ribbon in the Professional Women's Division at 2:24:45, completing her third marathon.
We'll be back with more of the marathon early this evening.
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B.A.A. Boston Marathon Information

 

BOSTON MARATHON ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE
125th Boston Marathon will be held on October 11th, 2021.

On October 11th, 2021 at 6:30am all roads leading
into the downtown area will be closed for general travel.
This will be done to create a
safe and efficient area for all who are involved in the 125th Boston Marathon. This year
will be consistent with recent years prior. The major roads leading into the downtown
area will be blocked at the following locations:
i. West Main Street at Lumber Street
ii. Wood Street at Elm Street
iii. Hayden Rowe Street at Chestnut
iv. Ash Street at Blueberry Lane
v. Cedar Street at Legacy Farms North
vi. East Main Street at every intersection
vii. In addition to these locations all roadways that are adjacent to the roads where
runners, spectators, volunteers and workers are located will be blocked.

 

 

The full start schedule is:

Military March 6:00 a.m. — Ash and Hayden Rowe closed at Common

Men’s Wheelchair 8:02 a.m.

Women’s Wheelchair 8:05 a.m.

Hopkinton Selectman Welcomes all 8:10 a.m.

Handcycle & Duo Participants 8:30 a.m.

Professional Men 8:37 a.m.

Professional Women 8:45 a.m.

Para Athletics Divisions 8:50 a.m.

Rolling start begins 9:00 a.m.

Rolling start ends 11:30 a.m.

Roads reopen at 1:30 p.m.

Can't Find My Way Home

October 10, 2021 - Hello! I was adopted a week ago, but just yesterday at 3:00 pm I decided to wander from my new Meserve Street home. It's getting a little scary out here - not to mention Cold! So if you see me me, call my name, Rio, and don't do anything that might spook me. I hide under beds and in closets at home, which might give you an idea of how skittish I am. I am hoping to go home soon, where my new family has another dog, and I promise not to leave again. Sightings can be reported to Hopkinton Police, 508-497-3401 or my cell Lisa McFall 508-982-8957.

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Hopkinton Welcome Mat

October 10, 2021 - Hopkinton High School student, 15 year-old Christian Sullivan and dad, Jeremiah, pose in front of the iconic background seen 'round the world, as the line for subjects behind the photographer was quickly growing, and the Start Line was equally popular.
 

Barbara Nickerson, 98

 

Barbara Nickerson, 98, of Holliston, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at the Blaire House in Milford. Born in Newton, she was the daughter of the late Cecilia (LaCroix) and Willard Bagster. She was the wife of 45 years to the late Lindsay Joseph Harper. She then remarried Richard G. Nickerson, who passed away in 2007.


Barbara was a homemaker, and later volunteered beside Pastor Robert Cloutier on the Care and Concern Committee for 25 years at Faith Community Church in Hopkinton. In her younger years, she enjoyed riding motorcycle and drove ice boats in the winter with Lindsay. Most importantly, Barbara enjoyed vacationing in Nova Scotia with her children.


Barbara is survived by her children, Jerry Harper and his wife, Alecia of North Carolina, Philip Harper and his wife, Janet of Uxbridge; her siblings, Lorraine Ahronian of Holliston, Anette Gassett of Blackstone, and Shirley Thames of New Hampshire. She also leaves behind a sister-in-law, Beverly Bagster of NH, 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her brothers, Dick, Bob, Billy Bagster and her son, Daniel Harper and his wife, Lauren.


Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 13th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com . A funeral service will take place on Thursday, October 14th at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Lake Grove Cemetery in Holliston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to www.Alzheimers.org .

 

Maria C. Torres, 29

Maria C. Torres, 29, of Hopkinton, passed away unexpectedly as a result of an automobile accident on September 28, 2021. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of Maria (Quiles) Cruz and her husband, Tony of CT and Edwin Torres of Florida. She was the wife of 10 years to Evan Purvis of Hopkinton.
Maria’s obituary is pending at this time. Funeral services are as follows…
Visitation will be held at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 63 Rockwood Rd. Norfolk on Thursday, October 14th from 9:00-10:00 a.m. A funeral service will follow in the church at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be held at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Hopkinton at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted (children’s fund to be announced soon.) Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com


Everyone Loves Marathon Weekend

October 8, 2021 - This passing dog was very interested in the goings on at the Doughboy Triangle this afternoon.
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"A Little to the Right"

October 8, 2021 - Jake Namiot of Ashland poses for his mother at the Start Line today.

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Photo Duty

 

October 8, 2021 - Retired Interim Chief of Police Chuck Wallace was not only the photo taker, a few times, he was the subject of photos, today at the Start Line of the Boston Marathon.

 
And that reminds us that we have yet to conclude the results of our photo contest. We asked that people Complete the phrase, "Does anybody... ."


Of course, the phrase was in the headline of the photo with the clock tower, giving a hint of where the clue was leading.


The full phrase is, "Does anybody really know what time it is?" It is the name of a song by the band, Chicago, as well as in the first stanza of that song. The first accurate guess was from an individual with the initials CW, who asked us to donate the $25 to a children's charity.

 

That we will do.

 

For the initiated and the young, the song is here, without the instrumental intro.

 
Treetops

October 8, 2021 - Some described the earth-shaking roar of this Department of Energy chopper as tree-top level, and the photo captured while sitting in traffic on Main Street this afternoon is proof positive of the bird emerging over 25/35 Main Street. Past behavior by this chopper has been described as mapping the radiation signature of Hopkinton Downtown to establish a baseline that would red-flag any changes.

For the Health of It

The Boston Athletic Association (BAA) partnered with medical professionals across the Commonwealth, the Hopkinton Health and Public Safety Departments and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) to develop a layered COVID-19 policy that was protective of the participants, race volunteers, residents, and spectators.  All Boston Marathon participants are required to provide proof of vaccination or produce a negative COVID-19 test in order to participate in the fall race. While masks will not be required while running, they will be enforced on transportation and in other areas to align with local guidelines. The majority of the volunteers are fully vaccinated.  Symptomatic volunteers have been advised to remain at home.  As the event activities are out of doors, CDC and MDPH publications support that the risk of race related COVID-19 transmission is extremely low.

In September 2020 the BAA announced a covid-19 Medical & Event Operations Advisory Group.  Read more info here

You can view the Participant Health & Safety Policies for the 125th Boston Marathon (2021) here
For more information and links, please visit Hopkinton's dedicated Boston Marathon page here:

https://www.hopkintonma.gov/visitors/boston_marathon/index.php

Hopkinton Town Hall and Municipal Offices will be closed on Monday October 11th. 

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Looking Glass

October 7,  2021 - Thanks to Roger Kabler — yes, that Roger Kabler — for sharing this rare image of totally still water and a brilliant reflection of the sky on Lake Whitehall today.

Difficult Rescue

October 7, 2021 - This vehicle was in the woods, which is where firefighters used their power tools to extricate the driver before the vehicle was pulled out with a winch. Route 495 was  closed for a medical helicopter.
 
Transformation

October 7, 2021 - Scott's Landscaping was up to the task today, planting, according to owner Scott Dryden, 8,000 ft2 of live sod in the area at the common that will eventually be used for parking. In addition, son Spencer Dryden is on the machine at the doughboy triangle, coined by Claire Wright as the "tip of the Spear," preparing it for sod.  And all the  while, the B.A.A. Unicorn mascot watches from the window.

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FLORAL CENTERPIECE

WORKSHOP

Presented by Marie Smith

Saturday, November 13, 2021

1 – 3pm

St. Paul’s Church Hall, Wood Street, Hopkinton

Make a beautiful 14” fresh flower holiday centerpiece with step by step instructions.

Find us on Eventbrite to reserve your spot prior to November 1, 2021.

Or click on this link.
$50 per person – includes all materials
Masks and proof of vaccination required
Proceeds to benefit the Hopkinton Women’s Club charitable work

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BIRDS OF PREY

HAWKS – OWLS – EAGLES – OSPREY - FALCONS


Find out why these birds are considered birds of prey and discover their amazing diversity while meeting live birds of prey native to Massachusetts. We’ll share some tips to help you see these birds more often where you live.

Friends of Whitehall is happy to present this program by Kathleen Regan, naturalist at the Massachusetts Audubon Society Blue Hills Trailside Museum.

The program will be held on Sat. Oct 9th from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. outside behind the Hopkinton Center for the Arts at 98 Hayden Rowe. Since this program features live birds please do not bring your pets. Attendees should bring their own lawn chairs and should be seated by 12:55 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you at this exciting program.

Friends of Whitehall [HopNews file photo].

 

Lawrence "Larry" W. Pomeroy, 80

HOPKINTON - Lawrence "Larry" W. Pomeroy, 80, died Monday, October 4, 2021 at St. Patrick's Manor, Framingham. He was the husband of Margaret (Smith) Pomeroy, to whom he was married for 57 years. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Marshall and Mary (O'Hara) Pomeroy.

A graduate of Boston Trade High School, Larry worked for many years as an auto mechanic. While working for RCA, he worked on the Apollo moon landing as a project manager in charge of the lunar lander landing radar. His name is on a plaque attached to the lander. He was a member of the Minuteman Militia and a model train enthusiast. He volunteered for many years at St. John's Rummage Sale.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son William L. Pomeroy and wife Melissa (Hickey) Pomeroy of Millbury and his granddaughters Anastasia and Natalie Pomeroy. He also leaves his siblings David and Nancy Pomeroy.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, October, 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Hopkinton. Burial will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to the Salvation Army, PO Box 311, Framingham, MA 01702.

 
Sprucing Up

October 6, 2021 - Hopkinton Sculptor Michael Alfano pauses for a moment from waxing his likeness of George V. Brown, "The Starter," an annual task prior to the Boston Marathon. The statue was commissioned by the Hopkinton
Athletic Association, predecessor to the 26.2 Foundation, and depicts the individual who fired the
starter's pistol from 1905 to 1937.

More Sprucing Up

October 6, 2021 - Hopkinton DPW buzzing through the common with two large machines, one in the foreground, one in the background.

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Start Line Paintinig
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Yes, we are available!
See the Fine Print

Help Wanted: Learn a trade and get paid well! Call Scott's today. 508-435-3911.
 
The Boys of Autumn

October 5, 2021 -I was at Fenway Park for the Sox big 6-2 win over the New York Yankees tonight with Nathan Eovaldi starting and pitching well for the Sox! The relief pitchers were strong, too, and the Offense was led by Home Runs by Kyle Schwarber
and Xander Bogaerts! The Sox advance to meet the Tampa Bay Rays next. ~ John Collins
 
Bobbi Gibb Statue Unveiled

Above, from left: Bill Rodgers, Bobbi Gibb, Amby Burfoot, "The Girl Who Ran," Jack Fultz and Sara Mae Berman.

 

October 6, 2021 - Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the B.A.A. Boston Marathon, was the guest of honor at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts Tuesday evening for the unveiling of a statue of herself running — which she sculpted herself! She is unique in every way, said one speaker.

      She entered the Boston Marathon field and completed the race in 1966, the  first woman to do so. She was a feminist she said, and like others before her, she paved the way so other women would to be able to run.
     According to an informational handout, Bobbi is recognized by the Boston Athletic Association as the "pre-sanctioned-era women's winner of 1966, 1967 and 1968."
     Bobbi was the evening's last speaker, and concluded that it is all about love.

      The 26.2 Foundation commissioned the statue, and with founder Tim Kilduff, organized Tuesday's event. Mr. Kilduff said the statue will be near the Start Line for all to see.

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Treasurer Goldberg’s Women in Finance Fellowship Applications
Now Open for Summer 2022


BOSTON — The State Treasurer’s Office of Economic Empowerment (OEE) announced today that it is accepting applications for the 2022 Women in Finance Fellowship. Next year’s fellowship marks the sixth year of the program, which offers female-identifying undergraduate students positions within financial departments or quasi-agencies managed by the Office of the State Treasurer. The nine-week fellowship runs from Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 to Friday, July 29th, 2022.

The upcoming fellowship offers full-time positions within the State Treasurer’s Debt Management Department, the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission, the Massachusetts School Building Authority, and the Pension Reserve Investment Management Board. Fellows will engage in finance-related projects and give support to the offices’ day-to-day activities. The program includes a robust mentorship component giving fellows one-on-one opportunities to learn and gain insights from financial specialists within the Treasury.

“This program provides Massachusetts young women with experiences that not only enhance their financial skills, but also helps to build their self-confidence as they begin their careers in the financial services industry,” said State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg. “Women are still underrepresented in these high paying fields, and we see this fellowship as an investment in both their future and the future of our state.”

The deadline to submit applications is Friday, December 10, 2021. Applicants must include a resume, a cover letter, one letter of recommendation, and the answers to attached questions on the application. Due to COVID-19, the fellowship may adopt an in-person, remote, or hybrid schedule depending on safety protocols. Please follow these links to apply for the following fellowships:

Debt Management Department

Massachusetts State Lottery Commission

Massachusetts School Building Authority

Pension Reserve Investment Management Board

Since its founding in 2016, the Women in Finance Fellowship has prepared women to enter the finance industry with the experience and confidence needed to become leaders in their fields. The program also provides them with a supportive network of women and men from across the public and private sectors that will enhance their career development.

When Treasurer Goldberg took office in 2015, she created the Office of Economic Empowerment to improve the economic wellbeing of Massachusetts residents. The office works to promote programs that serve women, families, high school students, veterans, and seniors. Its initiatives focus on closing the race and gender wage gap, racial equity, increasing access to financial education, improving college affordability, and investing in STEM careers and education.

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Does Anybody... .?
Win $25.00

October 5, 2021 — Complete the phrase in the headline, known to millions, and win $25.
Send to Editor@HopNews.com and be the the first to do so, while the Korean Presbyterian Church gets a façade makeover, as seen from Hopkinton Common (With a telephoto lens).

Avoid - 5:00 pm

South St at the Milford town line is closed for several hours due to accident with pole and wires down. Please seek alternative routes- HPD
 

October 5, 2021 - "It," being the Boston Marathon, certainly does start here, but so, apparently, does the rototilling!
 

HMA Seeks New Board Members


The Hopkinton Music Association (HMA) is actively seeking new Board Members for the 2021-2022 school year. This organization is a volunteer organization whose mission is to promote, support, and advocate for exceptional music education for all students in the Hopkinton Public Schools. We achieve this with the generous support of business, individuals, and the families of music students...past, present, and future.

 

The Board meets monthly. Members assist at concerts, fit concert attire for students, organize/run the MiCCA and Pops Concert weekend Spring events.

 

Anyone interested in finding out more about the HMA can contact Karen at ktbograd@gmail.com or 508-904-5139.

 

And view our website at https://hopkintonmusicasso.wixsite.com/hopkintonmusic





Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Missing 11 year-old Ashland boy located by Officer Jessica
Ferreira, large hazardous puddle on West Main Street,
uprooted tree leaning dangerously on Frankland Road
was cut down, car vs turkey on West Main - DPW to
remove, suspicious male in Main Street parking lot
placed into protective custody, phone left in lobby,
2 metal pieces in roadway, more...


October 4, 2021
Arrest Log
Photo, left, Main Street webcam

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Hopkinton Marathon Committee Selects Fire Chief William Miller as

Starter for 125th Boston Marathon

 

HOPKINTON, MA (October 4, 2021)—The Hopkinton Marathon Committee (HMC) has selected a starter for the 9:00 a.m. rolling start of the 125th Boston Marathon. The Boston Athletic Association has granted the HMC the honor of starting the Boston Marathon’s later waves since 2006, when the race first introduced the wave start. This year, with a rolling start rather than waves, just one starter position was available. The HMC selected Hopkinton Fire Chief, Bill Miller, to fulfill the role.

        “On behalf of the Hopkinton Marathon Committee we are pleased to announce that Hopkinton Fire Chief Bill Miller will be the official starter for the rolling start of the Boston Marathon on Monday, October 11, 2021,” said Dorothy Ferriter-Wallace, the chairperson of the Hopkinton Marathon Committee.

        “We wanted to honor a first responder who unselfishly for the past 22 months worked on the front lines leading his department with retired Chief Steve Slaman, ensuring the public safety of our residents amid the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Fire Chief Bill Miller, a respected and proven leader, continued to champion his team through all the unknown and devastating challenges this deadly Corona Virus inflicted on our community. The Fire Chief also serves as the Emergency Management Director, who has had a daunting task in the middle of the pandemic. Bill represents Hopkinton’s first responders who continue to courageously fight this pandemic with such strength and resilience and have saved lives and showed heartfelt compassion along the way. He will represent all essential workers and first responders in our town who are the heroes that left their families to help others in time of need.”

        Miller, who was promoted to Chief this year, has worked for the Hopkinton Fire Department since 2000 and has been a part of the Boston Marathon since.

      “My initial roles were as a shift officer working different locations such as the start line and runners village,” said Chief Miller, an Oxford, MA native. “When I was promoted to Deputy Chief in 2016, I began developing the Incident Action Plan for the Fire Department. This plan includes Marathon and non-Marathon responses and all resources needed for this spectacular event.”

        “The Boston Marathon brings so much to our community,” said Ferriter-Wallace, who looks forward to the return of some favorite local marathon traditions like honoring veterans at the start. “We have all been through so much over the past 22 months  and we are fortunate to have an in-person race come October 11, 2021. My hope is that people understand and be patient with the changes this year as we welcome runners of the world to Hopkinton.”

        “Being asked to start the race is truly an honor and something I am very proud to do and what makes it even more of an honor is that it is the 125th running,” said Miller, who will fire the starter’s pistol at 9 a.m.

 

The full start schedule is:

Military March 6:00 a.m.

Men’s Wheelchair 8:02 a.m.

Women’s Wheelchair 8:05 a.m.

Handcycle & Duo Participants 8:30 a.m.

Professional Men 8:37 a.m.

Professional Women 8:45 a.m.

Para Athletics Divisions 8:50 a.m.

Rolling start begins 9:00 a.m.

Rolling start ends 11:30 a.m.

 

The Hopkinton Marathon Committee was established in 1979 to work in conjunction with the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), the organizers of the Boston Marathon, to ensure that the annual running of the race is an exciting, successful and safe event for all concerned. Committee members contribute their efforts throughout the entire year to the planning, organization, and coordination of multiple facets of the race, working to protect the best interests and welfare of the town, its residents, businesses and visitors.

 

Top photo: Contributed File Photo of then-Deputy Chief Bill Miller consoling a victim of the fire at 17 Main Street.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Complaint of individual working outside at 2:00 am,
wishes to speak with an officer regarding her neighbor,
walk-in reports fraud, DMV on 495, 35-40 packages
fell off of truck, skunk rolling around in yard, mva (2) - one
head injury, erratic operation - one from Milford PD - one from
Upton PD, sent home a group of juveniles at 12:39 am, loud
motor vehicle driving in circles on Chestnut Street, on West
Main Street - dogs in a customer's car scaring him, operator
passing cars and speeding, OUI arrest, reports losing
Harley key and FOB,
October 1, 2, 3, 2021
Fire Log
One New Arrest
NOTE: Left, file photo of Lt. John Porter, who will be promoted to Deputy Chief of Police at the Tuesday meeting of the Select Board.

Hopkinton Women’s Club

Monday, October 18, 2021

Program Topic:

Hopkinton Children’s Library New Strategic Plan”

 

The Hopkinton Women’s Club will be holding its monthly meeting on Monday, October 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Please join us. The meeting will be on Zoom. Contact Judith Weinthaler, Membership Chair, at HopWCMembership@gmail.com for a Zoom invitation.

 

The program following the business meeting will be a presentation by Andrea Conboy, Hopkinton Children’s Librarian, on their new strategic plan. Our programs are open to the entire community. We welcome new members from the surrounding communities and those with an affiliation with Hopkinton.

For more information about the HWC go to www.Hopkintonwomensclub.org Our Mission is to improve our community through volunteer service. Our focus is scholarships for Hopkinton students, families in need, and support for local charities.

 
Winners

Hopkinton Hillers won the Hopkinton Cricket League T12 – 2021 Cricket league finals against Holliston Panthers.
Hopkinton Cricket League T12 – 2021 was organized by the Hopkinton Cricket Club (HCC). ~ Contributed
 
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from September 24, 2021 to September 29, 2021
Choose Blue Links to See Town's Property Card
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
44 Chamberlain Street Hayley Anne Morse, James Edward Koch $655,000 September 29, 2021 Robert Barnes, Karen Barnes
37 Pinecrest Village Unit 37 Unkar Ramya Chiplunka $356,000 September 29, 2021 Kelli A Mylett, et al
18 Davenport Lane Unit 10 Shankar Krishnamony, Sheela Krishnamony $720,000 September 29, 2021 Brian B Westley, Eileen M Westley
30 Poplar Lane Unit 295 Saurabh Sadashiv Narkhede, Sudarshana S Chaudhari $742,990 September 29, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
12 Prestwick Drive Henry J Weber $976,000 September 28, 2021 Timothy Brug, Deborah Fein Brug
101 Ash Street Matthew D Czech, Victoria L Julian $868,000 September 28, 2021 Tracy A Murphy, Kevin M Murphy
28 Poplar Lane Unit 294 Shivateja Reddy Chilukury, Ashritha Reddy Koya $730,105 September 27, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
82 Weston Lane Unit 82 WES Linda M Walsh $629,000 September 27, 2021 Trails LLC
Last Week        
3 Wayside Drive Unit 242 Parwan Patidar, Patricia Bagzai $775,000 September 24, 2021 Deepa Kamalakannan, et al
339 Wood Street Edward Paturzo $380,000 September 24, 2021 Frances M Papazian, Frances M DeSousa
25 Poplar Lane Unit 310 Phani Kanth Sunke, Sree Deepthi Nekkanti $883,215 September 24, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
26 Poplar Lane Ubit 293 Fnu Bongo Huma Shankar Rao, Bongu Jayasri $753,025 September 24, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
8 Summit Way Julie Ann T Llave, Zhi Li $1,200,000 September 23, 2021 Guy K Hudson, Kathleen H Moore-Hudson
1 Wildlife Drive Cameron Clyde Mayer $860,000 September 22, 2021 Thomas Koshy, Gracy Koshy
23 Poplar Lane Unit 311 Vivek Mishra, Sudhi Kumari $844,320 September 21, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
23 Walcott Valley Drive Walter Hebert $255,000 September 23, 2021 Rebecca A Gladu Tr, et al
153 Ash Street Joseph Mark Renaud $950,000 September 20, 2021 Jay Crochiere, Alice Crochiere
84 Weston Lane Unit 84WES Sherron E Denecke, Frank C Denecke $634,000 September 20, 2021 Trails LLC
164 Fruit Street Molly Myers, Patrick Chambers $927,000 September, 20, 2021 Benjamin Construction Group Inc.
Week Before        
24 Bandon Lane Unit 24BAN Mark Bannon, Pamela Bannon $779,000 September 17, 2021 Trails, LLC
21 Longwood Drive Mark T Valickus, Jillian Anne Valickus $925,000 September 17, 2021 Thomas J Rooney
5 Palomino Drive Carlos Zarama, Lauren Zarama $765,000 September 17, 2021 David J Lubik, Lisa F Collins
13 Sweetwater Way Unit 250 Manish Jhalavat, Priya Jhalavat $700,000 September 17, 2021 Bhumi Zala, Shreenil B Fadia
36 Trevor Lane U20 B4 Srinivasa Raju Manthena, Sushma Mantheena $780,000 September 16, 2021 Bharath Ramachandran, Nivedhith Raghuraman
15 Pleasant Street Michael D Naylor, Olivia B Naylor $760,000 September 16, 2021 John Hereford, Christina Acocella
76 Grove Street John Roach, Elizabeth Reilly $485,000 September 16, 2021 Bett Claire
22 Greenwood Road Vishal Batia, Jyoti Nehra $1,375,000 September 15, 2021 Matthew R Leonard, Nancy J Wu Leonard
15 Falcon Ridge Drive Pierre R Huberson, Murielle Koblan-Huberson $1,099,000 September 15, 2021 Shankar Krishnamony, Sheela Krishnamony
9 Roosevelt Lane (Road) Kevin Conway, Rebecca Conway $930,000 September 15, 2021 William J Wilson, Ellen J Wilson
19 Poplar Lane U313 Karthkeyan Reddy Gunna, Shanthi Sree Gudigopuram $848,740 September 15, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
17 Poplar Lane U 314 Mitul Chetan Mehta, Shivani Mitul Mehta $927,002 September 14, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
23 Bracing Run Harsha Herur, Divya Kinni $765,000 September 14, 2021 Kalpana Varala, Abhinay GoudBurra

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Photo - Bombing

October 3, 2021 - "I had been sitting in a great spot photographing birds when this LOUD Red Squirrel totally blew my cover.
She was growling, chattering and squeaking at me, NOT happy with where I sat! Pretty fierce little Mama! There's one litter of squirrels that shouldn't need any help  Love the light on the fur on her ears! " ~ Julie. NOTE: Julie Ford will be taking the Massachusetts Wildlife Rehabilitator test November 9th. Get ready for some heart- wrenching tales.
 
Soul Function

October 3, 2021 - In a play on words, we might say Soul Function's sole function was to rock the house at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts last night, and that they did, led by Hopkinton's Patrick Faucher.
Photo by Amanda Faucher.

Three Amigos

From left, Guy Morse, Tim Kilduff and Dave McGillivray
October 3, 2021 -


'I’ve always got a kick out of seeing a photo of all the “living” US Presidents together. Just recently at a function in Hopkinton, this picture was taken of all the “living” Boston Marathon Race Directors...ha!  And, although this is the 125th Boston, there have only been FOUR race directors in the history of the race!" ~Dave

 

Tim Kilduff – 1983 to 1984.

Guy Morse – 1985 to 2000.

Me – 2001 to present (21 years – I was the Technical Director from 1988-2000).

 

Before Guy, the Director was Will Cloney – 1947 to 1982.

 

Pretty cool to be together and share memorable stories with Guy and Tim about our respective history and experiences with directing the race and how it has both changed and stayed the same over the past 40 years!  Proud to be a small part of that group.  And, I have Guy to thank (and some would say blame!) for hiring me in the summer of 1987!

 

Dave

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MA Cybersecurity Month 2021 Video from MassTech Collaborative on Vimeo.

 

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Practice Makes Perfect

October 2, 2021 - From Hopkinton FF Local 3772: On September 29, 2021, Engine 3 attended a “ Rural Water Supply” drill hosted by the Boylston Fire Dept. A dozen departments participated in an exercise that simulated fighting a fire in an area with no fire hydrants.
 

Jeanne Marie Miley, 65

 

Jeanne Marie Miley, 65, of Holliston, passed away at her home on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of Margaret (Cahill) Miley of Holliston and the late Daniel A. Miley.

Beloved daughter, sister, and aunt, Jeanne was at the center of her family. She looked forward to attending daily mass at Saint Mary’s in Holliston and chatting with friends after. She took pleasure in her time spent at the Michael Lisnow Respite Center in Hopkinton. Jeanne had wonderful memories of her travel to Belgium, France, Germany, and Mexico. Most importantly, she loved being with family and friends and her life’s work was making new friends.

Besides her mother, Jeanne is survived by her siblings, Stephanie Miley and her husband, Kurt Beurmann, of Alexandria, VA and Robert Miley and his wife, Kelly, of Avon, CT. She also leaves behind her nephews, Jack and Colin Miley and Connor Beurmann.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 8th from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com . A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 9th, at 9:00 a.m. at Saint Mary’s Church of Holliston. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael Lisnow Respite Center, 112 W. Main St. Hopkinton, MA 01748, or to Saint Mary’s Church, 8 Church St. Holliston, MA 01746.


Sprucing Things Up

October 1, 2021 - Thanks to Dave Roberts and his keen eye for sending in this photo of the Korean Presbyterian Church steeple getting scraped and painted prior to the field of marathon participants running past it on October 11.
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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Owner reports dogs missing (12:02 am) on West Main,
police found dogs (3:35 am) and have them in PD lobby,
on Lumber Street - 3-person fight in progress - translator
on scene, work vehicles blocking Grove Street,
neighbor's chickens messing up yard, noise complaint
from Mayhew Court, fraudulent check from sale on facebook,
 dog lost and then found, pit bull mix missing on Proctor Street,
odor of natural gas, screaming...more.
September 30, 2021
Arrests
 

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508-435-3631
 
Notice of Lumber Street Paving

Asphalt paving work is scheduled for Lumber Street from the intersection of Granite Street to the Milford town line. That work is proposed from Monday October 4, 2021 through Wednesday October 6, 2021 from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. The road will be closed and detours will be in place.

Dates are subject to change due to weather conditions.

Please expect delays, seek alternate routes when possible and follow the detours where posted.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
John K. Westerling, MPA, Director of Public Works, Hopkinton DPW




Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
One-car MV accident - Water Dept contacted- open manhole,
dog running around Main Street, lost wallet, tree down
on Spring Street, increased coyote activity on Loop Road
that connects schools and athletic fields, hit & run, wires across road,
2 pit bulls running around on Hazel Road, male blasting music in vehicle

tan French bulldog lost, one arrested following collision with patrol car,
more...
September 29, 2021
New arrests this week

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26.2 Foundation receives grant for trail construction in Hopkinton from Athletic Brewing Company’s Two for the Trails Grant Program

The 26.2 Foundation has been awarded $7500 to upgrade an existing hiking trail in Hopkinton to make the trail more suitable for regular use by hikers, runners and bikers. The project is to improve the trails that extend from behind Center School by the Common to Elmwood Farm on Ash Street, and was selected from over 150 applications to the Athletic Brewing Company’s Two for the Trails Grant Program. The trail is roughly 2 miles in length and allows for a nice but strenuous 3 mile loop run or hike. However, the trail is often wet and the grant funds will allow the trail to be upgraded with the construction of bridges. The Hopkinton Trail Coordination and Management Committee (TCMC) will coordinate the project and will be looking for volunteers to help.


The 26.2 Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1996. Its mission is to promote and support the sport of marathoning, as well as health, wellness and economic development initiatives through strategic investments in innovative, multi-generational programs on local, regional, national and global levels. This project is the second trail project for the Foundation, as in conjunction with the Boston Athletic Association (BAA), they provided funding for the construction of the Middle School cross country course. This trail upgrade project and the Athletic Brewing Trail Grant fit well with the 26.2 Foundation’s mission.


Athletic Brewing, a leader in the brewing of non-alcoholic craft beers, and is based in Stratford, Connecticut. They are committed to not only positively impacting the health and happiness of their customers, but greatly impacting their communities and environment for the better. Athletic Brewing’s Two for the Trails program is a cornerstone of that mission statement, based on the company’s philosophy that access to the outdoors is pivotal for health and mindfulness. Part of the company’s core mission is to do its part to maintain and improve this planet with every step they take as a business.

 
With every beer sold, Athletic donates 2% of all sales to their Two for the Trails Program, totaling 1 million dollars donated to over 60 organizations in 2021 alone. They are committed to making the outdoors accessible and sustainable. From urban playgrounds to trail building & maintenance to the most remote backwoods hut programs - they are excited to help wherever their communities need them.

For more information about the 26.2 Foundation or Athletic Brewing; please see their websites.
For more information about the trail, please contact Peter LaGoy; TCMC Chair, at peter_lagoy@msn.com .


Milford Regional Golf Classic Raises more than $190K

To Benefit Milford Regional Medical Center

MILFORD – The 32nd Annual Milford Regional Golf Classic raised more than $190,000 to support Milford Regional Medical Center.
      The Golf Classic, held on Sept. 1st at the Franklin Country Club, is a significant fundraiser in support of critical hospital services and the Medical Center’s mission to provide the highest quality of care to the community with compassion, dignity and respect. This year’s event raised $194,225 with 140 golfers participating.
     The continued success of the Golf Classic is due to the overwhelming support of the community, Golf Committee members, Milford Regional’s Healthcare Foundation board and volunteers. Local businesses also continue to demonstrate their incredible support.

 
What a Difference a Day Makes

September 29, 2021 - The truck's boom helps frame the scene to the right, while trees just as tall and stripped of most limbs, frame the photo on the left side. Joe Regan Tree Service is doing the work.
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Let the Light Shine


September 29, 2021 - Bill Morgan searched for a solution to his dimly lighted fresher-than-fresh fish display case. His electrician friend found another light source hidden inside the case, and now people have an even clearer view of the freshest seafood in town at Morgan's Harbor to Hill at 8a Lumber Street in Hopkinton.

They also have a cold case with ready made salads and soups for your fridge. Or if cooking is not your thing, they can air-fry haddock or cook a lobster, or pack one up for you to take home. Like seafood chowder? It is kept warm every day, but it isn't like regular places that fill it with fake crab. This is real seafood, like shrimps, lobster and scallops. Give it a try!

 

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Imminent Front


September 29, 2021 — It wasn't fish that Dave Hughes was looking for, pretty much just feet from where we photographed George, photo below, the day before at Hopkinton Reservoir; but this photo tells a multi-faceted story. A fast moving violent storm front  made the weather warning stage and can be seen approaching from the west. The clouds are literally dumping their bounty on the entire horizon, from left to right. Layers of clouds causing friction with one another spawn lightning, a strike of which can seen on the right side of the photo, in a fortuitous split-second.

         In addition, we can see that the turbulence in the water is from the wind, and not falling rain, because the windward side is boiling, but the sheltered side is calm.

Peaceful, Easy Feelin'

September 29, 2021 - George Payson, known largely to patrons of The Spoon, relaxes at Hopkinton Reservoir in Hopkinton State Park yesterday.
     The question, "Okay if I take your photo as you catch a fish?" was greeted with a laugh.

 
 
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Same Marathon Route, but the First Run in a Pandemic

 

 Left to right: Jack Fleming, COO of the Boston Athletic Association, Tom Grilk, President and CEO of the B.A.A, and Hopkinton Fire Chief William Miller at tonight's Select Board meeting. Photo, HCAM screen capture

 

September 28, 2021 - This year's B.A.A. Boston Marathon will look a little different than usual. Under 20,000 runners, not 30,000.

          "This year, we have a reduced field size," said Jack Fleming, disclosing that out of the fewer than 20,000 runners, fewer than 2,000 will be international.

           "Athletes will arrive in from Boston to Hopkinton by bus," he said, "But will not stage and congregate at Athletes Village. People will keep moving," said Mr. Fleming, who added that the road closures will be from 6:30 am to 1:30 pm.

          "Everyone [runners] will show a vaccination card or be tested by us.

          "When they get to the Start Line, they'll just go," he said.

          The professional divisions are a small field size, which helps with the mitigation, with the last runners from the larger field crossing the Start line at 11:30 am. 

           Mr. Fleming read aloud the street closings, which were included in this evening's agenda, listed below:

 

BOSTON MARATHON ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE
The Select Board will receive an update from the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) and
Public Safety about the road closures relative to the upcoming 125th Boston Marathon
to be held on October 11th, 2021. On October 11th, 2021 at 6:30am all roads leading
into the downtown area will be closed for general travel. This will be done to create a
safe and efficient area for all who are involved in the 125th Boston Marathon. This year
will be consistent with recent years prior. The major roads leading into the downtown
area will be blocked at the following locations:
i. West Main Street at Lumber Street
ii. Wood Street at Elm Street
iii. Hayden Rowe Street at Chestnut
iv. Ash Street at Blueberry Lane
v. Cedar Street at Legacy Farms North
vi. East Main Street at every intersection
vii. In addition to these locations all roadways that are adjacent to the roads where
runners, spectators, volunteers and workers are located will be blocked.

Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstract
At 12:02 am - female with small child on the side of the road,
12:18 am vehicle with flat tire, caller reports coyote running
 after her and her dog, older car keeps breaking down on road,
OUI Arrest following accident,

September 27, 2021
Arrest Log - 1 New Arrest

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Town of Hopkinton Commemorates September 11th from John Guilfoil Public Relations on Vimeo.

 
 
Hopkinton Night Out Cancelled!   /:-(
Chief Bennett and the Hopkinton Police Department have made the difficult decision to cancel Hopkinton Night Out (scheduled for Tue 9/28/21) due to the high potential for inclement weather. We will plan to have this event again in 2022. We want to thank all of our vendors and volunteers for helping plan this event.
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from September 18, 2021 to September 24, 2021
Choose Blue Links to See Town's Property Card
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
3 Wayside Drive Unit 242 Parwan Patidar, Patricia Bagzai $775,000 September 24, 2021 Deepa Kamalakannan, et al
339 Wood Street Edward Paturzo $380,000 September 24, 2021 Frances M Papazian, Frances M DeSousa
25 Poplar Lane Unit 310 Phani Kanth Sunke, Sree Deepthi Nekkanti $883,215 September 24, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
26 Poplar Lane Ubit 293 Fnu Bongo Huma Shankar Rao, Bongu Jayasri $753,025 September 24, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
8 Summit Way Julie Ann T Llave, Zhi Li $1,200,000 September 23, 2021 Guy K Hudson, Kathleen H Moore-Hudson
1 Wildlife Drive Cameron Clyde Mayer $860,000 September 22, 2021 Thomas Koshy, Gracy Koshy
23 Poplar Lane Unit 311 Vivek Mishra, Sudhi Kumari $844,320 September 21, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
23 Walcott Valley Drive Walter Hebert $255,000 September 23, 2021 Rebecca A Gladu Tr, et al
153 Ash Street Joseph Mark Renaud $950,000 September 20, 2021 Jay Crochiere, Alice Crochiere
84 Weston Lane Unit 84WES Sherron E Denecke, Frank C Denecke $634,000 September 20, 2021 Trails LLC
164 Fruit Street Molly Myers, Patrick Chambers $927,000 September, 20, 2021 Benjamin Construction Group Inc.
Last Week        
24 Bandon Lane Unit 24BAN Mark Bannon, Pamela Bannon $779,000 September 17, 2021 Trails, LLC
21 Longwood Drive Mark T Valickus, Jillian Anne Valickus $925,000 September 17, 2021 Thomas J Rooney
5 Palomino Drive Carlos Zarama, Lauren Zarama $765,000 September 17, 2021 David J Lubik, Lisa F Collins
13 Sweetwater Way Unit 250 Manish Jhalavat, Priya Jhalavat $700,000 September 17, 2021 Bhumi Zala, Shreenil B Fadia
36 Trevor Lane U20 B4 Srinivasa Raju Manthena, Sushma Mantheena $780,000 September 16, 2021 Bharath Ramachandran, Nivedhith Raghuraman
15 Pleasant Street Michael D Naylor, Olivia B Naylor $760,000 September 16, 2021 John Hereford, Christina Acocella
76 Grove Street John Roach, Elizabeth Reilly $485,000 September 16, 2021 Bett Claire
22 Greenwood Road Vishal Batia, Jyoti Nehra $1,375,000 September 15, 2021 Matthew R Leonard, Nancy J Wu Leonard
15 Falcon Ridge Drive Pierre R Huberson, Murielle Koblan-Huberson $1,099,000 September 15, 2021 Shankar Krishnamony, Sheela Krishnamony
9 Roosevelt Lane (Road) Kevin Conway, Rebecca Conway $930,000 September 15, 2021 William J Wilson, Ellen J Wilson
19 Poplar Lane U313 Karthkeyan Reddy Gunna, Shanthi Sree Gudigopuram $848,740 September 15, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
17 Poplar Lane U 314 Mitul Chetan Mehta, Shivani Mitul Mehta $927,002 September 14, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
23 Bracing Run Harsha Herur, Divya Kinni $765,000 September 14, 2021 Kalpana Varala, Abhinay GoudBurra
Week Before        
3 Teaberry Lane #307 Shreenil Fadia, Bhumi Zala $980,000 September 10, 2021 Neil Khaund
4 Davenport Lane Luciano Fortes, Ane Rose Wagner Chaves Gilane $685,00 September 10, 2021 Lisa Y Baker Tr, et al
14 East Street Lia Garry, Michael Garry $678,000 September 9, 2021 Bradley G Palmer, Lisa A Palmer
17 Daniel Shays Road Sam McDonough, Amy McDonough $1,105,000 September 9, 2021 Carmello Holdings LLC
89 Saddle Hill Road Eamon Casucci, Ashley Casucci $850,000 September 7, 2021 Paul C Cassidy, Tracy A Cassidy
24 Poplar Lane Harshith Tenneti, Sai Lakshmi Sushma Annamraju $707,950 September 7, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
 

DOWNTOWN  IMPORTANT UPDATE!

Preparing for the Boston Marathon – Paving Work In preparation for the Boston Marathon on Monday, October 11. No Main Street Corridor Project work is scheduled for October 6, 7, and 8. The remaining drainage work has been suspended and will resume after the Marathon.

 

Work scheduled for the next two weeks will focus on clean up and roadway and sidewalk repairs resulting in a freshly paved surface on Main Street from Pleasant Street to Ash Street. In addition, work will include new traffic striping and clean up of all construction debris including stockpiled curbing, extra barrels/cones and structures on Marathon Way.

 

This work will require one lane of alternating traffic through the work areas as well as a detour being set up on Wednesday September 29th. The detour will close the eastbound lane of Main Street just east of the 85/135 intersection to Hayden Rowe. At the 85/135 intersection, eastbound traffic will be directed to take a right onto Grove Street up to Hayden Rowe then to take a left onto Hayden Rowe to get back to Main Street.

 

During this work on street parking will not be accessible where milling or paving operations are occurring. Driveways and vehicular access to businesses will be temporarily blocked while these operations pass by these locations.

 

Anticipated schedule of milling and paving operations is as follows:

Tuesday, September 28 (Milling of Main Street - Ash to Pleasant) Milling of Main Street will begin on Tuesday, September 28th, at the Main Street/Ash Street intersection and continue westbound to Pleasant Street. The operations will then turn around and continue milling operations eastbound back to Ash Street.

 

Wednesday, September 29 (Paving of Main Street - Ash to 85/135 Intersection) Paving operations of both east and westbound lanes on Main Street will begin on Wednesday, September 29th, starting at the 135/Ash Street intersection, including Marathon Way, and working towards the 135/85 intersection. An eastbound detour will be utilized with one lane of traffic being maintained throughout the work zone.

 

Thursday, September 30 (Paving of Main Street - 85/135 Intersection to Pleasant Street) On Thursday, paving operations will continue starting at Pleasant Street to the 135/85 intersection. If unable to be completed in one day, the paving will be completed on Friday.

 

Friday, October 1 (Paving of Main Street - Complete Paving work scheduled the 29th or 30th but not completed) Paving operations will include any paving work that was not able to be completed on the 29th and 30th. Line striping will begin along the corridor from Pleasant Street to Ash Street. Monday,

 

October 4 and Tuesday, October 5 Line striping and construction debris cleanup will continue until completed.

 

 Wednesday, October 6, Thursday October 7, and Friday October 8 (No Work - Contractor not onsite).

 

The Town of Hopkinton appreciates your patience and consideration as we work to prepare for the 125th running of the Boston Marathon.

● Main Street Corridor Project website: https://hopkintonmainstreet.com/

● Project contact: mmurdock@hopkintonma.gov  Cell: (339) 223-5377

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
OUI arrest, caller request check of individual
walking down West Main Street, caller complained
wild turkeys causing traffic hazard on West Main -
turkeys moved out of the way on their own,  complaint
from Spring Street of several gunshots in mornings,
construction crew with loud music promised to lower,
parents seek assistance re: child using a credit card,
female juvenile causing a disturbance, found wallet,
person nodding in car, mattress in roadway on 495,
complaint of underage party on North Mill, Chestnut Street
resident asking police to ask resident playing music outside
to go inside, contractor working on Sunday - advised of
bylaw, vehicle racing up and down Chestnut Street,
much more...

September 24, 25, 26, 2021
Arrest Log


TOWN OF HOPKINTON
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COVID-19 Updates & Precautions
Sept 27, 2021 update


Previous updates and additional information and resources can be found here:
https://coronavirus-hopkintonma.hub.arcgis.com/

As of 9/23/21, Hopkinton’s Health Department is reporting 1215 total confirmed COVID-19 cases; 19 of those cases are active, with 1,179 recoveries and 17 deaths. (these metrics are cumulative since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic). You can see historical tracking and updates on Hopkinton’s Community Impact Dashboard. Whereas from the middle of May 2021 through the end of July 2021 Hopkinton saw relatively low counts of new cases (18 new cases over 75 days); Hopkinton has seen an uptick in case counts since the beginning of August (70 new cases over 31 days). Since the beginning of September, Hopkinton has seen an average of 3 new cases per day.

The Commonwealth’s COVID-19 Interactive Dashboard is another valuable resource to review rates and trends:
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-response-reporting#covid-19-interactive-data-dashboard-

Hopkinton Public Schools - NEW UPDATE
We’ve had a great return to full-time, in-person learning.


In terms of COVID-19 cases, we have had two students test positive for COVID-19, both at Marathon School. To date we have not had any transmission of the virus in school.

Parents, guardians, and caretakers, please remind your children that masks must be worn on the school buses. It is a federal mandate.

SEE FULL UPDATE HERE

 
Strange Rainbow

September 26, 2021 - Thanks to Nicole Fornal for memorializing this unusual sky outside her front door two days ago.

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September 26, 2021:
A panel from the facebook of Julie Ford

 
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Don't Miss the October Vets Breakfast
Friday, 1 October 2021, 0900 hours, Hopkinton Senior Center

The gathering will honor the memory of Tony DeStefano, who served during WW II, and together with Hal Pentheny and Don Hitchings (who both lived in Hopkinton) was a key Corsair technician on Okinawa.

Hopkinton's own...in the Battle of Okinawa www.hpkmam.wixsite.com/hopvetsonokinawa

www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Okinawa

The Corsair: best fighter in WW II www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYqdCUyZSKA 

All veterans are welcome to share in the camaraderie of fellow vets. In addition to great chow (including SOS) there will be remembrances of lost comrades, and identifying those on "sick call."

We will recall several past military events that happened on October 1st, and entertain sports fans with baseball events from October 1st. Future veterans activities planned for Hopkinton will be announced.

See you Friday. Out. ~ Hank Allesssio

The Bee Goes On...

September 26, 2021 - This carpenter bee enjoys a bit of nectar, while other bees try to keep the photographer away from the plant by aggressively buzzing him.
 

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Only in Hopkinton!


September 25, 2021 - The only place we've seen a turtle in months is today at the bridge on North Mill Street that goes over Cold Spring Brook, where a car had pulled over, even thought there was no turtle crossing sign. Its driver exited in order to divert traffic so this turtle could continue to cross safely. Where else does this happen? Only in Hopkinton!
 

Ulysses Roy Comeau, 87

 

HOPKINTON – Ulysses Roy Comeau, 87, died Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham with complications of pneumonia. He was the husband of the late Joan (Dumas) Comeau, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. She pre-deceased him in December 2017.

Born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, he was the son of the late Joseph E. and Annabelle (Bourgoyne) Comeau. He moved to Massachusetts and settled down in Hopkinton and raised a family. He owned and operated Roy’s Cleaning Service for several years. He carried inspiration, hard work and devotion to family. He was a great mentor, father, grandfather, husband and friend.

He is survived by his children Gary and wife Kathleen of Ashland, Dale and wife Marcia of Framingham, Wayne and wife Melissa of Hopkinton and Theresa and husband Donald Roy of Uxbridge, his 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He is pre-deceased by his son Kevin who died in December 2019 and leaves his daughter-in-law Cathy of Marlborough.

Calling hours at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home are Tuesday, September 28 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, September 29 at 10:30 a.m. in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Hopkinton.

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Lee Jackson, 72, formerly of Hopkinton, passed away unexpectedly at his home at Indian Lake Estates, Florida on Thursday, September 9, 2021. Born in Framingham, MA in 1949, he was the son of Margret and the late Phil Jackson, and was the beloved husband of the late Jean Coisman, and the father of the late Jeffrey Jackson.

A 1967 graduate of Hopkinton High School, Lee enlisted in the Navy in 1968. After serving his country, he accepted employment with AT&T. He later worked for the US State Department as a communications specialist. Lee married Jean Coisman in 2006. His work with the State Department took them to Frankfurt, Germany and Pretoria, South Africa. They enjoyed exploring the countryside and going on safari in South Africa. In 2009, they returned to the United States, moving to Coral Springs, Florida. When Jean passed away in 2020, Lee relocated to Indian Lake Estates, Florida. Lee was active in the Masons, Shriners and Moose lodges for many years. His pastimes included golf, fishing, hunting and tinkering with antique cars.

Lee leaves his mother, Margret of Hopkinton; his brothers, Kris Jackson and his wife, Ann of North Grafton and Lawrence Jackson and his wife, Laura of Hopkinton, as well as many nieces and nephews. He also leaves many friends and colleagues all around the world. He was planning on visiting the family in Massachusetts this month and is greatly missed.

Visitation will be held at Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. from 5 to 7pm on Thursday, Sept. 30th. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Shriners Hospital at www.lovetotherescue.org .

Tewksbury 34, Hopkinton 3

September 25, 2021 - Above, running Back Joseph Carrazza turns the corner on Tewksbury defenders. Despite best efforts, the Hillers could not score a touchdown against the more populated town's team in this non-league game last night.
Below, it appears that both players are experiencing weightlessness as they go for the ball intended for the Tewksbury player.
 

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Boston Athletic Association/Hopkinton Lovefest

September 24, 2021 - Above, last evening singer/songwriter/performer/pianist/teacher and Marathon runner Amanda Maffei performs her heartfelt original composition "Run Boston Strong," an ode to the Boston Marathon and a challenge to those who would attack its spirit, written with a Guided Hand following the 2013 bombing. A studio version of the song, with HopNews videos and stills, many from that fateful day in 2013, can be seen and heard here.
       In last night's tribute to the B.A.A., speakers repeated themes of endurance, inclusivity, diversity and democracy. History has it that following the imminent invasion by the Persians in 490 B. C., the Greeks of Athens fought them on the plains of Marathon, Greece. Their victory was carried by messenger Pheidippides to Athens, where legend says he died upon delivering the news of the Greek victory. The modern marathon is said to be in the tradition of his run. The Greek victory, someone affirmed last evening, changed the course of democracy.

         Leaders of the Boston Athletic Association were presented with a joint declaration from the state legislature — Rep. Carolyn Dykema and State Senate President Karen Spilka did the honors — challenge coins from the Masonic Lodge, photo collages and more.

          26.2 Foundation founder Timothy Kilduff was credited with getting the event organized. Former Select Board Chair Brian Herr was the Master of Ceremonies, having run 30 Boston Marathon himself and being a founding member of the Dana Farber charitable run.

         After hearing praises of the BAA from Hopkinton individuals, one speaker said, "We love you back, Hopkinton." 

          More photos later.

 
Neighborly Donation

September 24, 2021 - The Hopkinton Police Department would like to thank the families of Legacy Farms North for their generous donation! Some of the members were present below to present Chief Bennett with a check. Thank you again for your support!. From HPD facebook.
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Disrespectful and Deplorable

Editor:

Good day:  Anyone who has traveled Main Street in the past few months knows of the horrible traffic delays, we all expect some delays but the traffic flow is not being handled properly.  

 

Recently traffic has been backed up from Wood  Street past the downtown traffic lights, that's unacceptable.  There are police details on duty, often they are conversing with the road crews, on their phone or looking in to the opposite direction of the traffic flow.  Police need to be much more attentive, they are legally responsible for a motorists safety as they pass through a construction site.  

 

I fully understand major road work is being done, but it's totally disrespectful to motorists regarding the condition of the roads. They are deplorable, and that's putting it mildly.

  

Someone just doesn't care.  The problem is that nothing will be done to rectify the issue.

 

Ed Thompson 

8 A  Street

 

P. S. Drive Main Street. Businesses are suffering.  An employee at a doctor's office on Lumber Street said patients are constantly complaining of the difficulty it takes to get to the office.  

UPDATE: (daTE FOR CELEBRATION ADDED)

 

Harold D. Schmidt, 84, of Hopkinton, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Born in Paterson, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Marion (Koss) Schmidt and Herbert D. Schmidt. He was the husband of 52 years to the late Carolyn (Prosser) Schmidt.


Harold was a Veteran of the Army National Guard and was a competitive shooter in the US Army. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He was a chemical engineer and the president and co-owner of Teampron Products. Harold was an avid member of Rusty Nails Train Club and Tanheath Hunt Club. He was an accomplished painter, just like his father.


Harold is survived by three children, Dana Rebecca Kalipolites and her husband, Gary, Robert David William and his wife, Heather, and Doris Marie Schmidt and her husband, Jay Mullen.He also leaves behind 7 grandchildren, Zina Misurelli and her husband Tony, Athena Kalipolites, Brandon William, Dylan William, Richard Schaefer and his wife Elizabeth, Tanner Mullen, Kensey Mullen; 3 great-grandchildren, Kyrah, Hannah, and Montgomery. He is predeceased by his brother, Edward Schmidt.


A celebration of life will be held on Monday, October 11th at 3:00 p.m. at 49 Frankland Rd. Hopkinton, MA. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Heart Assoc. Heart.org or to Alzheimer’s alz.org

 





Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
A Maple Street caller complained that two males
were camping out of a motor vehicle, an individual
complained that a Grove Street business overcharged
her CC by $200 - will refund, Officer Molly McGaffigan
giving resident relationship advice, caller reports classic
grandparent/grandchild scam, caller reports issues with
animals in the common area of the Walcott Valley Drive
condos, caller reports being harassed by individual
regarding previous incident, reports Sheriff's Warrant Scam
,
arrest for OUI, man shouting obscenities on Main Street
because he missed bus, check fraud,  school bus had a
broken window and needed to pull over, another arrest for OUI
and more...

September 22, 2021

Arrest Log - 2 new arrests

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Talk's Cheap

Dear Editor:

 

Yesterday, my attempt to access downtown was thwarted by the stationary line of traffic on Wood Street. Today was not bad. I think it only took one cycle of the lights to get through and on my way to a Main Street business.

 

I asked the owner how they were doing. He noted that about every customer who manages to reach them is complaining. I remembered how, in a Select Board meeting two years ago, there was a lengthy soliloquy by a Selectman expressing concern for Main Street businesses, potential for lost sales, and how that needs to be taken care of. I asked if said party, or anyone from the Town, had been by to see how this project was impacting their business. “No, I guess he’s stuck in traffic,” was the response.

 

One of my Father’s quotes seems appropriate here, “Talk’s cheap, it takes money to buy booze.”

 

Sincerely,

Ed Harrow

8 Spring Lane

Hopkinton, MA 01748

September 22, 2021

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Charles F. DeWaele, 92

Charles F. DeWaele, 92, died February 8, 2021..  He was the husband of Carol A (Buthray) DeWaele, to whom he was married for 66 years.  Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Callanan) DeWaele.

 

He was a graduate of North High School, Worcester and Gettysburg College.  He was a U.S. Marine Corp. veteran and worked for over 40 years for Travelers Insurance.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons Matt of Hopkinton and Mark and wife Heidi (Canaan) of CT.

 

A memorial funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church St. Hopkinton.

 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, Hopkinton.

 



Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Resident reports a grenade found in his shed - MSP
Bomb Squad responded - clear, pallet on 495 SB,

caller sideswiped on West Main - vehicle continued
to Rte 495, Arrest on Warrants, erratic operator,
Arrest for driving as HTO, suspicious vehicle on
Wood Street, dog barking - unable to contact owner,
walk-in reports money taken from his account,
accident at Cumby's, Speeding on Greenwood Road -
radar watch bore no fruit, skunk at school,
harassing phone calls, people yelling at caller's wife
saying she drives too fast, female sitting on sidewalk
close to street, note on camper says people are living
 out of it - GOA, dementia patient left East Main St
premises... (HopNews file photo, left)


September 20, 2021
September 21, 2021
2 New Arrests
ANNUAL HOPKINTON BOCCE TOURNAMENT
                              Wednesday, 22 September 2021, starts at 3pm (1500 hours)
                                                    Senior Center, Mayhew Street
Teams representing the Police Department, Fire Department, and the Senior Center will challenge each other in a one-and-done tournament format.  In past years, each team has been crowned the winner, and gotten their name engraved on the permanent Tournament Trophy.  Only one winner per year.

You will enjoy the show. ~Hank
 

Rte 140 Upton Water Break

There is a water break on Rt140 near the Hartford Ave South intersection. This will require valves In the entire area to be shut down until the repair is complete. We anticipate this repair will be completed this evening. In the meantime, many customers in the area will experience an interruption to their service. Once water is restored, customers are reminded to open their outside faucets until the water runs clear before using household appliances. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Town of Upton Department of Public Works

Dennis Westgate, Director

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The Baton is Being Passed!
Great News!
 
Video above by Amy Gorman Cloutier
After 50 years in business, owner Mary Howard (middle, left) has passed the baton to Carrie Hurley White (middle, right). They are flanked by full time employees (left), Amy Gorman Cloutier and Tracy Tavares (right).
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Food Pantry

September 20, 2021 - Yesterday Adam Distasio finished his Eagle Scout project, which is a blessing box (little food pantry) in the back of St John’s parking lot for our community. If you know of anyone in need and they can’t make it to PJB during hours this is a great option. PJB will be keeping the box organized and checking for expired items moving forward. This is also a great place you can leave your donations. Congrats to Adam and thank you to all the volunteers that helped make this happen!
Frye Street Radio

September 20, 2021 - Electric guitar, distinctive voice and a saxophone that, like a fine wine, has aged to perfection, at Bill's Pizzeria last Saturday. They also perform at Bill's Ashland venue, Mazi, on Rte 126 across from Shaw's Plaza.

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Northern Harrier

September 20, 2021 - Caught a Northern Harrier silently gliding overhead! At first I thought Coopers Hawk (with the long tail), but markings were all wrong, head was almost flat shaped, and the facial markings and light belly are a dead giveaway for a Northern Harrier. Disappeared just as silently as he appeared. So cool!! ~ Julie Ford
 
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Wood Street resident heard noises and may have seen someone
outside garage, individual parked on owner's property, loose
dog, loose dog, erratic operator got on 495 - BOLO, female
involved in altercation in Westborough advised to contact WPD,
"drugs" found outside Center School were an ink cartridge,
2-car MVA on Pleasant Street, someone jumped on hood
and cracked windshield, K-9 deployment, loud music on
Main Street, someone screaming on Elm Street, check
of Greenwood Road soccer fields, illegal burn on
Chamberlain Street, suspicious male approached her at
gas pump, on Cedar Street a male threatened an employee
with an M-16 (Ashland PD arrested individual), toxic smell from
 illegal burn on Chamberlain Street, erratic operator on
Chestnut Street, loud TV on Revolutionary Way, pit bull
running around cemetery, leak at gas station, threats
via email...
September 17, 18, 19
Fire Log
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David Alan Rice, 75

 

David Alan Rice, 75, of Bellingham, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, September 19, 2021. Born in Dorchester, he was the son of the late Ruth (Ingalls) and Clyde Rice.


David was a 1963 graduate of Bellingham High School. He then went on to earn an Associate’s Degree from Dean College in Franklin. Before his retirement, he was an employee at Newport/Thermo Gerolach in Franklin. where he was once an Employee of the Month. He taught Sunday school with his brother-in-law, Greg, and was involved with recording Tape ministry as well as being a Sunday school coordinator. For a brief time, he was a bass player for the singing group, “New Song” as well as a member of his mother’s church choir, and a few other voluntary jobs all at Faith Community Church in Hopkinton. He was a big movie buff who loved playing video games and loved the band, Queen. He was an excellent chess player and most importantly he loved his nieces and nephews.


David is survived by his brother-in-law, Gregory Titus of Woonsocket, RI; his nephews, Eric Titus of Bellingham, Andrew Titus and his wife, Katie of Smithfield, RI, Cherie Svannson and her husband, Jeffrey and Holly Titus all of Woonsocket; grand-nieces, Anne-Marie, Claire, Cecilia, and Felicity Dancause. He is predeceased by his sister, Janet E. Titus, who passed away on September 6, 2021.


Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 25th from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com  A funeral service will follow in the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow the service at Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith Community Church, 146 E. Main St. Hopkinton, MA 01748.

 
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from September 11, 2021 to September 17, 2021
Choose Blue Links to See Town's Property Card
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
24 Bandon Lane Unit 24BAN Mark Bannon, Pamela Bannon $779,000 September 17, 2021 Trails, LLC
21 Longwood Drive Mark T Valickus, Jillian Anne Valickus $925,000 September 17, 2021 Thomas J Rooney
5 Palomino Drive Carlos Zarama, Lauren Zarama $765,000 September 17, 2021 David J Lubik, Lisa F Collins
13 Sweetwater Way Unit 250 Manish Jhalavat, Priya Jhalavat $700,000 September 17, 2021 Bhumi Zala, Shreenil B Fadia
36 Trevor Lane U20 B4 Srinivasa Raju Manthena, Sushma Mantheena $780,000 September 16, 2021 Bharath Ramachandran, Nivedhith Raghuraman
15 Pleasant Street Michael D Naylor, Olivia B Naylor $760,000 September 16, 2021 John Hereford, Christina Acocella
76 Grove Street John Roach, Elizabeth Reilly $485,000 September 16, 2021 Bett Claire
22 Greenwood Road Vishal Batia, Jyoti Nehra $1,375,000 September 15, 2021 Matthew R Leonard, Nancy J Wu Leonard
15 Falcon Ridge Drive Pierre R Huberson, Murielle Koblan-Huberson $1,099,000 September 15, 2021 Shankar Krishnamony, Sheela Krishnamony
9 Roosevelt Lane (Road) Kevin Conway, Rebecca Conway $930,000 September 15, 2021 William J Wilson, Ellen J Wilson
19 Poplar Lane U313 Karthkeyan Reddy Gunna, Shanthi Sree Gudigopuram $848,740 September 15, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
17 Poplar Lane U 314 Mitul Chetan Mehta, Shivani Mitul Mehta $927,002 September 14, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
23 Bracing Run Harsha Herur, Divya Kinni $765,000 September 14, 2021 Kalpana Varala, Abhinay GoudBurra
Last  Week        
3 Teaberry Lane #307 Shreenil Fadia, Bhumi Zala $980,000 September 10, 2021 Neil Khaund
4 Davenport Lane Luciano Fortes, Ane Rose Wagner Chaves Gilane $685,00 September 10, 2021 Lisa Y Baker Tr, et al
14 East Street Lia Garry, Michael Garry $678,000 September 9, 2021 Bradley G Palmer, Lisa A Palmer
17 Daniel Shays Road Sam McDonough, Amy McDonough $1,105,000 September 9, 2021 Carmello Holdings LLC
89 Saddle Hill Road Eamon Casucci, Ashley Casucci $850,000 September 7, 2021 Paul C Cassidy, Tracy A Cassidy
24 Poplar Lane Harshith Tenneti, Sai Lakshmi Sushma Annamraju $707,950 September 7, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC

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Blooms, Brews and Barbeques
At Weston Nurseries; It's a Family Affair

September 19, 2021 - This year's event might have been the most populated so far, an annual grand fundraiser for the Jimmy Fund at Weston Nurseries on Saturday. Choose the thumbnails to enlarge.




Below, Weston Nursery principals Karen and Peter Mezitt.
PolyArts 2021

September 19, 2021 - Yesterday, PolyArts was a huge hit at Hopkinton Common, with interesting vendors, and Hopkinton residents who took advantage of the sunny, clear day to stroll, browse and run into people they haven't seen, some since  before COVID-19. Thumbnails below enlarge.


 
No Injuries, No Chutes

September 19, 2021 - Former Hopkinton Select Board Chair John Coutinho, wife Brenda Coutinho, M.D., as well as former elected officials Brian Karp and wife Kelly Karp were on board this plane, which touched down under crash-landing protocols this morning at Logan Airport after an alarm signaled that one of the landing gear would not lock.
        Asked if the landing gear finally locked in place, Mr. Coutinho said he was unsure.
       "The plane landed on the runway very slowly. We are still standing on the tarmac," he said minutes ago.
       No chutes were deployed and no injuries reported.

      Channel 5 reports a tire blew, and interviews Mr. Coutinho here. 

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Perpetual Kindness

by Owen Fitzpatrick, 2021

I created the image of a hand moving through a wall extending flowers to the viewer to symbolize both acceptance and inclusion. These two fundamental principles form the basis of any conversation about diversity, equality, and individuals with differing abilities. I chose the color blue because it represents the ocean and the sky, which unite us all. I painted the hand with the intent of it being genderless.

There are many flowers that are associated with peace, like the lotus, but I chose the simple daisy for its symbolic innocence and purity. This fence at EMC Park lines the way to a playground, so I wanted to highlight the innocence and purity of children who play there. In many cultures, daisies symbolize childbirth, motherhood and new beginnings. The tradition or act of giving flowers extends across cultural lines. From the ancient Greeks who inspired our marathon to our modern era, it is universally a symbol of love, friendship and kindness.

Owen received recognition yesterday along with other contributors to the Hopkinton Cultural Council's Diversity Mural at the entrance to EMC Park.
 
Friends and Neighbors

September 18, 2021 - Naomi Balaban and Joyce Michel, a scientist and a math teacher, respectively, pause for a quick snapshot at the very busy PolyArts event on Hopkinton Common today. They are both residents of the Downtown, minutes away from the event, and are friends and neighbors of one another. Below, Nancy Marland plays second fiddle to her beautiful jewelry at PolyArts today.. More photos to follow. Check back!!

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TODAY, Saturday, 9/18/2021:

B,B,&B: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Greyhound Friends Fall 2021 Open House
Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 10: am - 3:00 pm

Adopters, supporters, and friends are all invited to attend our Fall Open House on Saturday, September 18, 2021 (rain date: September 19). The day’s activities will include refreshments, music, vendors, visits with adoptable dogs, a remembrance ceremony, silent auction & raffle, and information on our ongoing work helping dogs near and far. The event is free, open to the general public, and will be held outdoors, with limited indoor access.

 

For everyone’s comfort and safety, masks are requested for unvaccinated guests and distancing is recommended whenever possible. All dogs are welcome, on leash (not retractable please) and in owner’s full control. Children must be supervised at all times. Please remember to bring tick protection for both people and dogs. We hope to see you there!

 

Never Forget

September 17, 2021 - Select Board Chair Irfan Nasrullah addresses the gathering to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the attack on America on September 11, 2001.
 
Chai Craft Fair

Saturday, September 18th |
10:00am-4:00pm
PolyArts Festival, Hopkinton Town Common

Enjoy our dreamy buttery cardamom rose water cookies while learning about different varieties of tea from South Asia at our display. (Limited free samplers of 3 varieties available)

Masala Chai samplers in beautiful tea tins and colorful ethnic print tea towels are available for purchase. All proceeds go towards supporting HHS Diversity Club events and projects. 
We hope to see you this Saturday! 
- The SACH Team
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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Police conducted 16 property or motor vehicle checks -
a standard procedure, low battery causes detectors to
activate, suspicious motor vehicle in Davis Road lot - removed,
MV leaking gas, parked car on Hayden Rowe Street struck,
individual referred to court to correct record, different individual -
same issue,  operator arrest for driving with license revoked
for being HTO...
September 16, 2021
4 Existing, One New Arrest