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DAY OF RAGE: NEW YORK TIMES VIDEO COMPILATION OF ATTACK ON CAPITOL JANUARY 6, 2021
4 LIVE video cameras Downtown, HERE Or go right to the Main Street web camera here.
People who are up-to-date with their shots, including the booster, who get breakthrough Omicron aren't getting very sick.
The Hopkinton Recycle Center will be closed on Saturday, January 29th, due to the forecast snowstorm. Please hold your recyclables until the following week.
Hopkinton Health Department Vaccine Updated
Harbor to Hill Specials 1/26/22

Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Offered assistance to individual walking on the side of the road at
Christian Way at 1:10 am - was picked up, deer with possible
broken leg on Cedar Street walked off into woods, 35 year-old intoxicated man
drove onto West Main Street lawn and tried to bribe resident to not call police -
individual was arrested and charged with Possessing Stolen MV and Possession of
Class B Drug, MVA on West Main - no PI, individual lost his cell phone in
a Lyft vehicle - pings at location in Hopkinton, a Claflin Place resident
noticed her TV missing...

January 25, 2022
New Arrest

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Select Board Recognizes Phil Powers for 34 Years on Police Force
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January 25, 2022 - Retiring School Resource Police Officer Phil Powers, who will work his last shift this coming Friday, was recognized by the Select Board Tuesday evening for 34 years on the Hopkinton Police Department.

         "Well, it's sad to see you leave," said Board Chair, Irfan Nasrullah.

         "It's sad to leave," replied Officer Phil. Board member Muriel Kramer was the first board member to speak.
        "Phil, this is an amazing opportunity to say 'thank you' but 'thank you' doesn't come close to covering what needs to be said.

         "You've served this community for a very long time, in a very professional, and compassionate, and deeply present way.

          "We don't often talk about the way police officers, even in a sleepy little town like Hopkinton, answer difficult calls and I know you have done that; and I know you have seen families through those difficult times, and it's hard to capture in words what that means to people.

           "You've been for a very long time keeping our kids engaged; and safe and setting a very great example at the school as the Resource Officer. I just want to make sure to say thank you, [although] it's not enough; we really appreciate the way you have served."

            "You've been so wonderful," said Board member Maryjo LaFreniere. "We've been out at demonstrations. You come and talk to the people, you talk to the public. We all know who you are; we know your name."

             She went on to say that Officer Powers has helped her as a single mother with two rambunctious teenage boys. 

             "You've been an inspiration to us all; we're going to miss you very, very much," she said. Officer Powers answered.

             "I'm going to miss the work, the job, the people. I'm gonna miss the kids, but I'm gonna be around."

             Board member, and Grove Street neighbor Amy Ritterbusch also thanked Officer Phil for helping the children. She said that she appreciated Officer Powers hearing her out when she had suggestions for traffic on that street.

              "And you've been a very good, quiet neighbor, so I'm glad you'll be staying there," she said with a smile. 

              "Continue on with those [traffic] ideas," Phil replied. Board member Brendan Tedstone was next.

             "This is one of the reasons I really like being one of the Selectmen [sic]," he said, using the former title for a Select Board member, while referring to his opportunity to thank Phil.

              "But it's also one of the reasons I don't like it. 

              "Phil has been a great friend of mine for as long as he's  been in town. He's seen me in some of my best times, and some of my worst.

               "When I was new on the Fire Department, we went to a car accident at the old Cumberland Farms, which is now a liquor store.Phil was on duty, '89-'90. And Phil, who we all knew as happy-go-lucky, fun loving... if you didn't know him, you wouldn't know he was a cop. He had no bravado. He didn't walk with grapefruits under his arms.

                "It turned out with this accident, there was a pretty significant crime involved. It was the first time I saw Phil go from Friendly Phil to Cop Phil, and I realized what that job entails and how it can go from 0 to 60 in an unexpected drop of a hat."

                 Chair Nazrullah mentioned how his daughter invoked "OP" to justify being on the side of right for an activity in which she was engaged.

                  "Who is this 'OP' and why is he getting into how I parent my daughter?

                 "Turns out I finally met you and realized what a great guide you were for all our kids and helping them through the many challenges kids have through high school. It was invaluable, and you taught my children a valuable lesson — go to the police. They're there to help and provide guidance and help smooth things over.

                   "Trusting the police is such a huge issue these days, and I think you have done such a great job connecting with the students and really giving us reason to understand that you're there to help and guide them through the mishaps that go on," he said.

       Continued...

                   Chief Joseph Bennett was next to speak about Phil.

                   "When I came here, Phil was actually my Training Officer for a while. And at a later date I'll tell you some funny stories about that first day, and he's carried that sense of humor with him."

                   "That will definitely be off-camera," interjected Phil, to laughter. Chief Bennett continued.

                  "When I started this job, someone said to me, 'The most important thing you can do is to be true to who you are', and Phil, you've done that. You are the same person I met a few years ago when I was in training; and your care, your empathy... you didn't let the job change you. You rode it out to this point we are today."

                  Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Police Sgt. Timothy Brennan also offered praise last evening, But we need to save some for the party on Friday, February 4, 2022.

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Majority of Participants Not in Favor of More School Holidays

 

Editor:

Last year a School Calendar Committee was formed that I served on. We were tasked with reviewing if the existing school calendar is meeting the needs of the Hopkinton community.

My participation on the committee was through the lens of 1) the elementary community as I have a daughter in 1st Grade and have another daughter entering Kindergarten next year. And 2) through the lens of a dual-income family that relies on school so both my husband and I are able to work.

The School Calendar Committee conducted a survey this past November to gather data from Parents, Faculty/Staff & High School Students.

From the survey that was conducted, the top 3 data points that guided my thought process were:

1. Top priority for parents & faculty/staff is “maximizing the continuity of learning in the fall”

2. 76% of parents & 83% of faculty/staff who responded said they do not need an exemption from homework or time off from school for any religious holiday.

3. The majority of responses, 58% of parents & 73% of faculty/staff who responded, said they want to either reduce or eliminate non-mandated holidays.

(Note, I didn’t include student responses as it only reflected the high school level & is not inclusive of our entire student population.)

With that, the data tells us that the existing school calendar is not meeting the needs of the community & that we should be considering reducing or eliminating the non-mandated holidays. Therefore, I respectfully do not support the recommendation put forward that ADDs 2 additional holidays – where only 10% of parents & 3% of faculty were in favor of.

On another note, I don’t know many employers who give their employees the non-state/non-federal holidays off. I also don’t know many employers who give more than 3 floating holidays off. While the recommendation put forward, is more culturally & religiously inclusive - It is NOT economically inclusive.

For those single parents who work, who already struggle with our existing school calendar, how is this recommendation going to benefit him or her?

For those dual-income families & lower-income families where both parents have to work, how is this recommendation going to benefit them?

I recognize that some of these holidays on some years do fall on a weekend and I realize the recommendation doesn’t have a large impact to the last day of school. But adding holidays to the schedule where only 10% of parents & 3% of faculty were in favor of – and that will negatively impact working parents and families – in my opinion, is not the best recommendation and was not what this committee was asked to do.

The School Committee is scheduled to vote on this on Thursday, February 3rd. I recommend anyone who would to like to voice their opinion to attend the meeting and take advantage of the 3 minutes allotted per person for public comment and/or you may email the School Committee at hpsschoolcommittee@hopkinton.k12.ma.us .

Jennifer Slottje

16 Oak Street

Hopkinton

January 25, 2022

 
The Wolf of Main Street

NOTE: We are a day early /;-(~ . The Wolf is not open on Monday or Tuesday.
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Edithmarie L. "Bunny" Siebert

Edithmarie L. "Bunny" Siebert of Hopkinton died peacefully on January 24, 2022 after long battles with multiple infirmities.

Beloved wife of the late Paul Siebert and loving mother of the late William Paul Siebert and the late Lea Marie Siebert.  She was also predeceased by her parents Alfred and Dorothy Ljunggren.  She is survived by cousins Peter Cooper of Needham and Lee Butler of Somersworth, N.H.

Bunny was born in Boston and raised in Hopkinton.  She graduated from Framingham State College and went on to training as a nurse with particular emphasis on geriatrics.  Over the course of her long professional life she also worked in high-tech and in state government.  She was happiest when working in service of others.

Bunny was ever grateful to the many friends, doctors, nurses, firefighters and policemen who provided support and comfort as she made her way through life.  She felt particularly blessed to form strong bonds with fellow parishioners at St. John the Evangelist Church where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Monday, January 31.  There will be no visitation hours and burial will be private.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bunny’s memory to the  St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. John the Evangelist Parish, 20 Church St., Hopkinton, MA 01748.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Assistant Principal reports disabled vehicle - teen driver upset,
individual from residential facitlity running in road - was back upon arrival,
West Main Street business reports larceny by employee, telephone pole at
 Oakhurst Road leaning more than usual, possible threats
over facebook...
January 24, 2022
No new arrests

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Nancy Reynolds Boyd, age 78, died on January 13, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Loving wife of Frederick (Rick) C.C. Boyd II, she moved to The Landings on Skidaway Island, Savannah, in 2009, from Edwards, CO.

 

One of five children of the late Anne and Francis Reynolds, Nancy was predeceased by her sister Patricia Wilson and is survived by Shirley Beaty (Dillon, CO), Mark Reynolds (Kinderhook, NY) and Phyllis Weekes (Brad) of Oyster Bay, NY, as well as two daughters from a previous marriage, Kelly Davenport Nowlin (Charles) of Hopkinton, MA and Laurie Davenport Stavisky of Edwards, CO. and step children Deborah Boyd Smith and Frederick Boyd III (Tara Adyanthaya.)

 

Her grandchildren, about whom she was over the moon, are her living legacy -- Haley Nowlin, Jack Nowlin, Kate Stavisky and Jake Stavisky, and step grandchildren Rachel Smith and Isabelle Smith.

 

Nancy grew up in Binghamton, NY, where she and Rick were in elementary school together. While raising her daughters, she returned to SUNY Binghamton to complete her undergraduate degree. She went on to earn a MSW degree from Syracuse University and was an accomplished counselor for adolescents and at-risk youth and their families at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse.

 

Passionate about nature and outdoor activity, golf, skiing and hiking, Nancy also used her keen eye for natural beauty in her painting and photography.

 

She relished sharing stories about "the tribe," her sister Phyllis and daughters Kelly and Laurie, and the deep bonds they formed in escapades over many years while visiting or traveling together. Her dog, Bentley, held a special place and he continues to console and bring joy to the family.

 

For more than a decade in Savannah, Nancy mentored elementary school children through the Local Outreach Volunteer Educators (L.O.V.E.) program. She was the site director at A.B. Williams Elementary School and developed partnerships with the staff, including two principals, Andrea Williams and Susan Ambrose. In addition to working with three or four students each week herself, her magnetic leadership attracted more than 20 volunteers to mentor alongside her at this Title 1 school, before, during and after its reconstruction on Wheaton Street. Some of her closest friendships grew out of this volunteer work.

 

She was also an ongoing supporter of the Young Men of Honor program, founded by Diane Jackson at the school, aimed at teaching life skills and providing experiences outside of the classroom to young students. Her commitment to racial and social justice also led her to support Savannah's DEEP Center.

 

Donations to any of these non-profit organizations in Nancy's name would honor her memory: L.O.V.E. Mentors, 54 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31411. Young Men of Honor, Inc., 2245 Vicksburg Drive, Savannah, GA, 31404. DEEP Center, P.O. Box 5582, Savannah, GA 31414.

 

A service of remembrance will be held at a future date.

 
Teresa Boyce Says, "Come on up to Bill's Tonight!"
 
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Davis Road resident hears banging from neighbor's house [2 am],
walk-in reports her computer has been hacked,

2-car MVA HR Street- no PI, 2-car MVA no PI Barbara Road,
911 call reporting person in the roadway, bleeding from the head -
900 reports person may have been struck by a vehicle,
HFD started. CID requested. 25 enroute. Road is closed from
E.Main/Ash to E.Main St/Ray. (25) reports next of kin notified by Burlington PD -
[Police dispatch responded to inquiries saying it is still under investigation, and
would not give status of patient ],
possible water leak on Claflin Place,
rock in the roadway on 495 South, hay bales on West Main,
debit card along Sanctuary Lane, cat in and out of roadway, bat in the house
on Valleywood Road, suspicious vehicle was misunderstanding, erratic operator
GOA, resident returned home to alarms sounding, a strange light coming
from Oakhurst Road neighbor's window [was just a light fixture],
On-Star crash activation - GOA but ON-Star gave location - checks ok,
another rock on Route 495, walk-in found an ipad, permitted fire
with excessive smoke, 2 men claining to be missionaries
came to caller's door asking to read scripture - GOA,

January 21, 22, 23
No Arrests
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Hopkinton Women’s Club
Monday, February 14, 2022
Donation of Care Bags for Domestic Violence Program
and
Program Topic:
“Raptor Tales of Shrewsbury: Wildlife Rehabilitation”


The Hopkinton Women’s Club will be holding its monthly meeting on Monday, February 14, 2022, 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.

This month the HWC will be filling Valentine Care Bags for New Hope, Inc., a program that serves women affected by domestic and sexual violence in Southeast and Central Massachusetts.

PROGRAM for February 14: The program following the business meeting will be stories about Raptors in Shrewsbury; a presentation by Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator Jessica Zorge. Our programs are open to the public.

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.


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Fruit Street bridge over the CSX railroad tracks will be closed for reconstruction by MassDOT beginning February 7, 2022, through February 7, 2023. Please use the link below for MassDOT's official detour map. MassDOT can be reached by calling 857-368-3000.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IlCVgX_tAXa0PABgVWPgvkQY3TPsrEk0/view?usp=sharing

Thank you.
Sincerely,
John K. Westerling, MPA
Director of Public Works, Hopkinton DPW
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from January 17, 2022 to January 23, 2021
Choose Blue Links to See Town's Property Card
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
12 Appaloosa Circle Patrick Damo, Lyndsay Damo $865,000 January 21, 2022 Beth Ann Riordan, William E Riordan
9 Lincoln Street Jinsong Dai, Siyu Hao $710,000 January 21, 2022 Andrew S Schlussel, Nancy U Schlussel
35 Aspen Way Unit 263 Siddhartha Chattopadhyay, Aparna Banerjee $716,390 January 20, 2022 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
8 Glen Road Xuelian Li $400,000 January 20, 2022 Jeffrey J Bruno, Xuelian Li
33 Aspen Way Unit 264 Guarangkumar Patel, Bharti Patel $757,180 January 19, 2022 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
5 Whitman Lane Keith Gaines, Kelly Gains $1,310,000 January 18, 2022 Williams A Gassett
5 Rough Rider Road Andrea Ronen, Ayelet Ronen $865,000 January 18, 2022 David E Sloan, Cari A Sloan
Prior Week        
22 Bandon Lane Unit 22 Steven M Dinh, Yuk-Ching Tse Dinh $719,000 January 14, 2022 Trails LLC
13 Stonegate Road Sundip Raval, Czarina Raval $1,300,000 January 14, 2022 Joseph Skelly, Katherine Skelly
5 Davenport Lane Unit 3 Kevin J Norby $869,000 January 14, 2022 Thomas J Garabedian
Week Before        
207 Wood Street  Bdethany N Murray, Russell S Swinton  $510,000  January 7, 2022  Jamie Boynton 
0 Elm Street  Jonathan Galuska, Samantha Galuska $140,000  January 4, 2022  Michael J Kelley, Judith Kelley 
Week Before That        
29 Spruce Street Unit 119 Hari Hara Subramani Sundaraman, Ramya Selvan $785,000 December 30, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
26 Bandon Lane Unit 26 BAN Samulel C Wadsworth, Sharon L wadsworth $789,000 December 29, 2021 Trails LLC
36 Aspen Way Mayuri Durai, Srinivas Sirigineedi $972,040 December 29, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
33 Walcott Street JKJ Walcott LLC $310,000 December 29, 2021 Merylyn C Mezitt
87 Saddle Hill Road David Calabrese, Beth Calabrese $775,000 December 28, 2021 Leonid Vernovsky
34 Aspen Way Unit 234 Rajesh Kapa, Sindhu Manoharan $860,000 December 27, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LL

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Belted Kingfisher

January 23, 2022 - Maiden voyage out into the woods today! Funny how 28°F can actually feel comfortable in comparison to recent weather. I sat quietly for a long time, in some tall grass and cattails.
 
This male Belted Kingfisher put on quite a show for me today! He really didn't have a choice, with only a small area of water not totally frozen. Too bad for him, but good for me . As I watched through grass and cattails, he perched to eat his fish, then proceeded to rest in the sun and dry off. Funny to see him resting on the 2 small broken branches that almost look like big long legs.
LAST bird I expected to see today!? But won't complain! ~ Julie Ford [Hopkinton photographer].

 

January 23, 2022 - Thank to Hopkinton photographer John Collins for sharing this Roseatte Spoonbill with Mating Plumage flying over the Lake in Myakka River State Park in Florida five days ago!
 
Ground Control to ...

   An Atlas V Rocket by United Launch Alliance and USAF Payload blasts off from Canaveral Pad-41 at 2:00 pm today (Friday, January 21, 2022) through Haze and Clouds on a 75°f day! ~ John Collins
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Two's Company

January 23, 2022 - As mute swans are known to, they sometimes scurry out of the water, fly a couple of hundred feet away, and land as if their goal has been reached and their purpose fulfilled.

Rescue

Crews assisted Hopkinton Fire Wednesday afternoon with carrying a hiker out the woods, who had suffered a minor injury approximately 3/4 mile from the trail head. The terrain & topography presented some challenges but the hiker was safety removed without incident.
 Photo and post rom Southborough Fire Department.
Hopkinton Fire Department Shares Home Heating Safety Tips for Residents This Winter

HOPKINTON -- Chief William Miller and the Hopkinton Fire Department would like to provide residents with safety tips for heating homes and staying warm this winter.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, heating is the second leading cause of home fires and more than 150 people in the U.S. die every year from accidental non-fire-related carbon monoxide poisoning associated with consumer products, including generators.

In order to keep residents warm and safe, the Hopkinton Fire Department wishes to share the following tips from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to help prevent heating-related home fires:


Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove or portable space heater.


If you have children living in your home, have a 3-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters to ensure their safety.


Avoid using an oven to heat your home. Residents should have a licensed professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer’s instructions.


Avoid using space heaters as your primary heating source in your home.


Never leave portable heaters on when you leave a room or the house, or go to bed.


All heating equipment/chimneys should be cleaned and inspected every year by a licensed professional.

Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters.

If you smell gas in your gas heater, do not light the appliance. Leave the home immediately and call your local fire department or gas company.


Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home.


All fuel-burning equipment should be vented to the outside to avoid carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.


Residents are also encouraged to check their smoke and CO alarms periodically to ensure they are working properly, as well as develop and practice a home escape plan with all members of the household.

Carbon Monoxide Safety
Known also as the “invisible killer,” carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, tasteless and poisonous gas produced whenever any fuel is burned, such as gas, oil, kerosene, wood or charcoal. Other sources of CO include furnaces and water heaters, chimneys, wood stoves, grills, camping stoves, gas ovens and gas snow removal or yard equipment machines.

All homes should have CO alarms. If a CO alarm goes off in your home, all residents should leave the house immediately and call 911 from outside or from a neighbor’s house.

The Hopkinton Fire Department would like to remind residents of the following carbon monoxide safety tips from the NFPA:
CO alarms should be installed in a central location outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home and in other locations where required by applicable laws, codes or standards. For the best protection, interconnect all CO alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound. Choose a CO alarm that is listed by a qualified testing laboratory.
    Test CO alarms at least once a month; replace them according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
    If the audible trouble signal sounds, check for low batteries. If the battery is low, replace it. If it still sounds, call the fire department.
    If the CO alarm sounds, immediately move to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door. Make sure everyone inside the home is accounted for. Call for help from a fresh air location and stay there until emergency personnel declare that it is safe to re-enter the home.
     If you need to warm a vehicle, remove it from the garage immediately after starting it. Do not run a vehicle or other fueled engine or motor indoors, even if garage doors are open. Make sure the exhaust pipe of a running vehicle is not
covered with snow.
     During and after a snowstorm, make sure vents for the dryer, furnace, stove and fireplace are clear of snow build-up.
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), common symptoms of CO poisoning include headache, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach, vomiting, chest pain and confusion. High-level CO poisoning can cause loss of consciousness and ultimately death.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Construction vehicles blocking road on Elm Street keeping TT
unit from making delivery - they moved, illegal dumping -
several car batteries discarded on side of Hayden Rowe Street,
tree on wires on Granite Street, trash "strewn" on East Main Street,
Don't forget Phil's Retirement Party:


January 20, 2022 Incidents
Arrests
Driver Arrested For OUI After Hitting MSP Cruiser in Taunton


TAUNTON January 21, 2022 - At 10 pm last night a Trooper assigned to the State Police-Middleborough Barracks advised the barracks, over his radio, that his cruiser had just been hit by another vehicle on Cohannet Street in Taunton. The suspect vehicle remained on-scene.

Other patrols responded and determined that the driver of the other vehicle was operating under the influence of alcohol and placed him in custody.

The Trooper was transported to Morton Hospital by EMS. He was treated for minor injuries and released just before midnight.

The impaired driver, SAUL JUSTA, 44, of Taunton, was booked at State Police-Middleborough on a charge of OUI-Liquor. A bail clerk ordered him released from custody on $100 cash bail. JUSTA is scheduled to be arraigned today in Taunton District Court.

 
Not a Painting

January 20, 2022 - Julie Ford teaches us, with her new photographic tools, the inspiration for an artist's oil paint and brush.
 

Dr. David Michael Neville Jr, 87

Dr. David Michael Neville Jr, 87, of Hopkinton, MA and Bethesda, MD, passed away at Golden Pond in Hopkinton on Friday, January 14, 2022. Born in New York City, he was the son of the late Alicia and David Michael Neville Sr. He was the husband of 65 years to Nancy (Turnbull Johnson) Neville of Hopkinton, MA and Bethesda, MD.


The family moved to Larchmont, NY, where he attended Mamaroneck High School. He was a 1955 alumnus of Dartmouth College, and earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester, in upstate New York. There, he was encouraged to take a year in pre-clinical sciences and did so in pathology and, as a research project, isolated cell membranes. He was interested in cell communication with the outside and its influence on active genes in cells. After finishing school, he interned at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Neville found it frustrating that there was so little available for patients with cancer and autoimmune diseases.

 
It was at this time that he went back to his research roots with a job at The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, and began exploring physical chemistry and molecular biology. Dr. Neville dove into membrane studies and collaborated with two groups interested in looking at how hormones work. The scientists in his molecular biology lab worked for three decades to develop an immunotoxin platform producing well-folded bivalent toxic proteins targeting a variety of cell epitopes. Eventually, their research led to the development of Resimmune, a targeted anti T-cell therapy they believed would be less damaging to healthy cells. The research led to a Phase I study for the treatment of cutaneous lymphoma and other T-cell related diseases, and FDA Fast Track Development Designation.

 

Dr. Neville is a pioneer of the immunotoxin field, and the author of over 140 peer reviewed scientific papers. In 2008, Dr. Neville retired from the NIH, the Public Health Service and Civil Service with a rank of Captain, and founded Angimmune with two of his Ph.D. scientists. In the Spring of 2021, Dr. Neville and his wife moved from Bethesda to the Communities at Golden Pond in Hopkinton, MA.


Dr. Neville loved nature, and enjoyed spending summers in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, enjoying the National Seashore beaches of Cape Cod. An avid birder, David and Nancy spent many weekends birding on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and along the C&O Canal in Potomac, Maryland.


In addition to his wife, David is survived by two sons, Paul H. Neville and his wife, Kathleen of Holliston and David M. Neville III and his wife Nancy, of Brookeville MD. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Kaitlin and Anna Neville, Jack and Liam Neville.


Funeral services are being held privately with family and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com A wake is planned for a time when social gathering is not a risk, when it can be held outdoors in Holliston, MA.


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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Operator looking for an open gas station, a walk in reports he had money
stolen by fraud, phone found on ground on WMain Street, Ridge Road
resident can see - through his ring camera - a suspicious male on his property
 taking pictures - was for insurance per Sgt. Arthur Schofield, Woodview Way
caller reports losing a red wallet, Ashland PD reports erratic operator,
multiple calls for 1-car mva with PI on Wood Street, car into snowbank -
no property damage - no PI, complaint of motor vehicle travelling at a
high rate of speed on Cedar Street and passing vehicles, more...
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Arrests
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Drowning Victim in Framingham Identified

FRAMINGHAM - Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Framingham Chief of Police Lester Baker have confirmed the identity of the man located in Learned Pond earlier this month as Richard Palmer, 71 of Framingham.

On Tuesday, January 11, 2022, a passerby contacted Framingham Police after observing what appeared to be a body in Learned Pond. At approximately 1:30 p.m., Framingham Police, Fire and the Framingham Dive team responded to the area and located the body of Richard Palmer about 10 feet from shore. Subsequently, the Framingham Dive team retrieved the body from the frozen pond. Richard Palmer had been reported missing on November 18, 2021. No foul play is suspected.

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Hopkinton Fire Department Awarded State Grant for Safety Equipment


HOPKINTON -- Chief William Miller is pleased to announce that the Hopkinton Fire Department is one of more than 300 fire departments across the state to have been awarded a grant as part of the Department of Fire Services Fiscal Year 2022 Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant Program.

The $11,652.84 grant awarded to the Hopkinton Fire Department will be used to purchase and replace their in-station vehicle exhaust system.

This program enables fire departments to purchase a variety of equipment that will make firefighters’ jobs safer. This is the second year that funding has been awarded for this purpose as part of a $25 million bond bill filed by the Baker-Polito Administration to support firefighter safety and health in the coming years.

Fire departments in Massachusetts were able to apply to this program for 118 different types of eligible equipment, including personal protective clothing, gear washers and dryers, thermal imaging cameras, assorted hand tools and extrication equipment, communications resources, hazardous gas meters, fitness equipment, and more. In many cases, the purchase of this equipment will help departments attain compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration or National Fire Protection Association safety standards.

A complete list of the awards by department can be found here.

 

Gianna Marie Pandolfino, 21

Gianna Marie Pandolfino, 21, of Holliston, passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of Janine (L’Antigua) and Paul Pandolfino of Holliston.

Gianna was a precious little girl who overcame tremendous odds. Born completely healthy, she suffered a vaccine injury that left her on a journey of complete hardship. Doctors said she would not live to see her first birthday or her fifteenth birthday, but God had a different and beautiful and perfect plan for her life. Gianna amazed most doctors with her tenacious will to live; it was almost admirable. She endured more than most people do in a lifetime. Her story, her life, taught many of us, of the goodness of God. Her story led more people to Christ without her even uttering a word. Gianna seemed to have an impact to change lives to all who crossed her path.

Her smile was contagious to all who knew her. She loved the feel of a warm, bright, sunny day, loved strolling on long walks, loved the wind in her face, music and her Winnie the Pooh book on tape. She knew and loved her family and friends and she loved her extended family at Seven Hills Pediatric Center; but most importantly, Jesus loved her. Jesus made a way because of His sacrifice on the cross, when he paid the ultimate price by conquering death once and for all; then his death and resurrection and his amazing promise to return, reuniting us all once again.

Besides her parents, Gianna is survived by her brothers, SGT. Nicholas Pandolfino USAF of Texas and SGT. Vincent Pandolfino USAF of Nevada; her grandparents, Joyce L’Antigua of Hopkinton, Pete and Lorraine Pandolfino of Hopkinton; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 5th at 12:30 p.m. at Faith Community Church in Hopkinton. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com


2022 BOSTON MARATHON INVITATIONAL ENTRY RANDOM DISTRIBUTION

The Select Board held a public random distribution of Marathon Invitational Entries
to qualified applicants for the 2022 Boston Marathon.

The Select Board awarded 2022 Boston Marathon Invitational Entries as follows: (5-0)
One invitational entry to each of the following organizations:

1. Hopkinton Women’s Club
2. Mental Health Collaborative Inc.
3. Hopkinton Public Library Foundation, Inc.
4. Hopkinton Garden Club
5. Hopkinton PTO
6. Live4Evan Inc.
7. KeepSmilin4Abbie Foundation
8. The Michael Lisnow Respite Center
9. Hopkinton Girls Youth Lacrosse
10. HHS Robotics + BPA Students
11. Project Just Because
12. Hopkinton Tax Relief Committee
13. Baypath Humane Society
14. Hopkinton Boys Youth Lacrosse
15. Canty’s Underdog Scholarship Fund Inc.
16. Hopkinton Middle School
17. Dignity Matters, Inc.
18. National Brain Tumor Society
19. Hopkinton Public Library Friends Inc.
20. Friends of the Hopkinton Seniors
21. Friends of Hopkinton SEPAC
22. Demons Youth Hockey Association Inc.
23. Hopkinton Historical Society
24. Hopkinton Lions Club
25. Hopkinton Education Foundation
26. Sophie’s Hope Foundation
27. Hopkinton Little League
28. Friends of Hopkinton Inc.
29. Hopkinton Emergency Fund
30. The 19th Annual Sharon Timlin Memorial Event to Cure ALS
31. Hopkinton Music Association
32. Hopkinton Freedom Team
33. The Hopkinton Food Pantry at Project Just Because

Invitational entries to the following Town departments, the number indicated below:
Hopkinton Police Department - 8 Hopkinton Fire Department - 1
Hopkinton Senior Center - 1
Hopkinton Public Library - 1
Hopkinton Marathon Committee - 5
Veterans Celebration Committee - 1

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from January 10, 2022 to January 16, 2021
Choose Blue Links to See Town's Property Card
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
22 Bandon Lane Unit 22 Steven M Dinh, Yuk-Ching Tse Dinh $719,000 January 14, 2022 Trails LLC
13 Stonegate Road Sundip Raval, Czarina Raval $1,300,000 January 14, 2022 Joseph Skelly, Katherine Skelly
5 Davenport Lane Unit 3 Kevin J Norby $869,000 January 14, 2022 Thomas J Garabedian
Last Week        
207 Wood Street  Bdethany N Murray, Russell S Swinton  $510,000  January 7, 2022  Jamie Boynton 
0 Elm Street  Jonathan Galuska, Samantha Galuska $140,000  January 4, 2022  Michael J Kelley, Judith Kelley 
Week Before        
29 Spruce Street Unit 119 Hari Hara Subramani Sundaraman, Ramya Selvan $785,000 December 30, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
26 Bandon Lane Unit 26 BAN Samulel C Wadsworth, Sharon L wadsworth $789,000 December 29, 2021 Trails LLC
36 Aspen Way Mayuri Durai, Srinivas Sirigineedi $972,040 December 29, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
33 Walcott Street JKJ Walcott LLC $310,000 December 29, 2021 Merylyn C Mezitt
87 Saddle Hill Road David Calabrese, Beth Calabrese $775,000 December 28, 2021 Leonid Vernovsky
34 Aspen Way Unit 234 Rajesh Kapa, Sindhu Manoharan $860,000 December 27, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LL
 
Hopkinton Police Incident log Abstracts
OUI arrest on Wilson Street, courtesy transport for
individual who ran out of gas, LNG called regarding
large trucks parked on sidewalk - was tree company with
a detail, minor MVA - no PI, informed Ledgestone Drive
resident that license plate was found in a snowbank,
suspicious activity at 3:00 am on West Main Street was
a negative find, balding man in his seventies - tan jacket -
asking for money - spoke with, someone on resident's
Colella Farm Road property, more...
January 18, 2022
New Arrests
AND DO NOT FORGET TO GET YOUR TICKETS
They are going fast...

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Nomination Papers Now Available

Nomination papers for elected Town officers are now available in the Town Clerk’s Office as of today,  January 18, 2022. Those interested in seeking to volunteer for elected office in the May 16th, 2022 Annual Town Election should inquire with the Town Clerk’s Office about the process for obtaining nomination papers and getting on the ballot.

For any questions please call us at (508) 497-9710, email us at townclerk@hopkintonma.gov, or stop by so we can help!  Below are the positions that will currently be open for election and is subject to change:


Office

# of Positions

Length of Term

Board of Assessors

1

3 years

Board of Health

1

3 years

Board of Library Trustees               

2

3 years

Board of Library Trustees**               

1

2 years

Board of Selectmen

2

3 years

Cemetery Commissioners

1

3 years

Cemetery Commissioners**

1

2 years

Commissioners of Trust Fund    

1

3 years

Constable

1

3 years

Constable**

1

2 years

Hopkinton Housing Authority    

1

5 years

Hopkinton Housing Authority**    

1

2 years

Parks & Recreation Commission

1

3 years

Planning Board

2

5 years

Planning Board**

1

1 year

School Committee

1

3 years

Town Clerk

1

3 years

Town Moderator

1

3 years

**UNEXPIRED TERM

Sincerely,

Connor B. Degan

Town Clerk,

Justice of the Peace, Notary Public,

Registrar of Voters, Records Access Officer

Town Clerk's Office

Town of Hopkinton

18 Main Street 

Hopkinton, MA 01748

Phone: 508-497-9710

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

                          Tuesday 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
                          Friday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

*Please Note: When writing or responding, please be aware that the
Secretary of State has determined that most email is a public record and,
therefore, may not be kept confidential.*

 
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Individual arrested after allegedly fleeing crash scene,
Community policing at Senior Center,  contacted resident
on behalf of Millis Police, accident on WMain - no PI,
assist FD w/fire, MVA on HR - no PI, table in roadway on 495,
icy patch on Ash Street, DMV on WMain Street, smoke
detector sounding on Revolutionary Way, lost phone
case that carried credentials, MVA on Mass Pike,
caller reports sickly raccoon - GOA, water spurting up onto roadway on HR
Street, erratic operator nearly caused several accidents - GOA,
Handicap Parking complaint on Woodview Way, report
of fraud, vehicle preventing plowing, MVA into woods on 495 -
MSP reports no PI, minor MVA on 495, vehicle blocking sidewalk on
Pleasant Street, Hatden Rowe Street business the victim of a cyber crime,
fire alarm going off inside home on Patriots Boulevard, MVA with
airbag deployment - no PI, tree leaning into road, indoor odor of natural
gas on Grove Street, wife lost her purse in Ashland, tree on wires,
tree on wires on Coburn Road, caller's vehicle struck in Lumber Street
parking lot - hit & run, caller reports receiving a text saying they
were going to burn his house down, driver all over road on
Legacy South,

January 14, 15, 16, 17, 2022
One New Arrest

Westbound Glare

Last Friday, Downtown at sundown.
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Why Is Jesus White?

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Our MA Hospitals are in an invisible CRISIS because of Omicron surge: WE ALL CAN HELP:

"Our healthcare community would not be sounding the alarm unless circumstances were so critical,” said Christine Schuster, the president & CEO of Emerson Hospital. “To our community members: now is the time to act.”

Noting that exhausted healthcare workers have been demoralized to see their sacrifices met with unmasked individuals in supermarkets and other places where Omicron can easily be spread, the group asked the public for four actions:


Masking at all times when in public;
Avoiding emergency rooms for routine testing or for mild COVID-19 symptoms;
Getting vaccinated right away and boosted as soon as you are eligible;
Providing support and gratitude to the healthcare workers in your life.”

Shared by Massachusetts Senate President Karen Spilka

 

The Town of Hopkinton welcomes and invites all to a town wide MLK Day event sponsored through the Hopkinton Freedom Team and HCAM on Monday, January 17, 2022 at 10am.  The event will feature Jamele Adams, the founder of the first Freedom Team, as well as several community partners and guests.  

 

Click the link to learn more:  https://www.hopkintonfreedomteam.org/events/mlkday2022

A prior Ted Talk by Jamele Adams:

 



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Early Saturday Morning Fire on Pine Island


Saturday morning crews responded to Pine Island Rd for a well involved house fire. The temperature was in single digits with strong winds blowing across the lake. Over 2,000 feet of hose was needed for a water supply from a hydrant in Milford. One resident was evaluated by EMS. Thanks to fire departments from Milford, Ashland, Hopedale, Westborough, Southborough and Upton for their Mutual Aid response. Photos by Matt Gregoire From Hopkinton Firefighters Local

 

Look Through Any Window

January 15, 2022 -  Julie was able to shoot this male northern flicker through a glass window.
No need to go outside in this weather!

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A Team of Two

January 15, 2022 - As the sun got low this afternoon, Rob Rizzo and 5½ year-old son, Robbie, took to the ice at Bloods Pond today, hoping for some company to form teams, as they both skate toward a moving puck, off camera.
 

Trails Club to Present Alternative

 

The Upper Charles Trail Committee (UCTC) has invited the Hopkinton Trails Club, a private group, to present the Trails Club Alternative to the UCTC's conceptual trail at the UCTC's meeting on January 19, 2022 at 5 PM. The meeting is on Zoom (information on the calendar on the Town website) and will also be shown on HCAM.

I will be presenting as a member and private citizen, although as a private citizen responsible for the construction of the five stone dust trails totaling 2.25 miles currently existing in town. The presentation will address the differences between recreationally-focused Shared Use Paths (SUPs) such as the Hopkinton, Holliston, and even Milford trails, and the more bike commuter-focused SUPs like the Minuteman, Bruce Freeman, and other urban commuter trails. Trail costs and the reasons for the differences in the costs will be presented, as will the basis for our conclusion that a Class 5 stone dust SUP focused on recreational use is best for Hopkinton. We will also be presenting the details of our Alternative route, which we feel is much safer and more consistent with the town's desire for a wooded shared use path.

I've attached a Summary Fact Sheet and a Map of the overall route, which also shows the UCTC conceptual route. Additional Fact sheets have been shared with the UCTC, and are also available on the Trails Club website at: www.hopkintontrailsclub.com/uct/uct.html .

 

Peter LaGoy
21 Hayden Rowe Street
Hopkinton, MA 0174
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Error on Census Questionaire

Residents of Hopkinton,

As many of you are aware, this is the time of year when the census is mailed to every household to better track our annual population and to maintain our voter lists. However, there was an error with the census forms that have been mailed by the Town's vendor this year. They added a column for "gender" with data from the "mail to" column, making it appear as a "Y" or an "N." Please disregard this column, we do not collect gender information and we will simply use that as an extension of the "mail to" column. I apologize for any confusion this may cause and will ensure this does not happen again.

Sincerely,
Connor B. Degan
Town Clerk,
Justice of the Peace, Notary Public,
Registrar of Voters, Records Access Officer
Town Clerk's Office
Town of Hopkinton
18 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748
Phone: 508-497-9710
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM


The 2022 Open Burn Season starts tomorrow, Saturday January 15, 2022.

Massachusetts allows residents to burn brush between January 15 and May 1, depending on weather conditions and air quality. Hopkinton does not charge a fee, though you must obtain permission (a permit) from the Hopkinton Fire Department if you plan to open burn.

Click this link  for more information:
 
Hopkinton Police Incident Logs

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Main Street Corridor Project Update
No work scheduled until the end of January
 
 
Bills passed would provide free state IDs to individuals experiencing homelessness, allow adoption by close relatives of an adoptee

(BOSTON–1/13/2022) Today, the Massachusetts State Senate unanimously passed legislation to make state identification more accessible to people experiencing homelessness, as well as legislation to allow adoption by close relatives, which is currently prohibited under state law.

“These two bills will support some of the most vulnerable individuals in our Commonwealth,” said Senate President Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland). “The benefits are clear: providing access to identification for people who would otherwise struggle to receive it lifts up the lives of those in need. Separately, it is also time we recognized that in some cases, close relatives, even siblings, are the best choice for an adoptive guardian. Both bills will serve to strengthen people’s lives in a tangible way. I am proud to join my colleagues in the Senate on moving forward on these issues again this session.”

Currently, a person experiencing homelessness who wishes to obtain a Massachusetts identification (ID) card are faced with prohibitive fees and documentation requirements, including providing proof of a residence that they may not have. An Act to provide identification to youth and adults experiencing homelessness seeks to remedy these burdens by waiving fees for individuals experiencing homelessness. Furthermore, the bill would allow such an ID applicant to meet the proof of residency requirement by presenting documentation that is from an entity providing services in the Commonwealth, such as a homeless shelter, or that shows that the applicant is receiving services provided by the Commonwealth.

Identification cards are necessary for applying to jobs, enrolling in school, interacting with law enforcement, accessing government buildings, opening financial accounts, and many more basic services that many take for granted. The inability to receive an ID prevents many individuals experiencing homelessness from accessing basic services and has been linked to a cycle of poverty.

The Massachusetts State Senate on Thursday also addressed the issue of legal adoption of a young person by close relatives of an adoptee. An Act relative to expanding access to adoption would allow an individual adopt a younger individual if they are that individual’s brother, sister, uncle or aunt. Currently, Massachusetts is one of only two states that prohibits adoption by close relatives. This legislation would allow for families to stay together ensuring a stable home environment which is a necessary component for development as well as physical and emotional health.

Both bills now move on to the Massachusetts House of Representatives for consideration. Press release.

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A Testament of Hope

A Celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

The Museum of African American History (MAAH) and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) come together each year to celebrate of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This collaboration is a unique partnership of history and music that highlights the words of Dr. King and the musicians of BYSO’s Intensive Community Program Orchestra. On this special day MAAH and BYSO have traditionally come together in person to embrace Dr. King’s transformative words along with the young musicians of BYSO’s Intensive Community Program Orchestra performing inspiring music that reminds us of the resilience of the human spirit.

 

Due to the current climate, BYSO and MAAH had to cancel the in person celebration however we produced a lovely video Tribute in 2021 that we are delighted to share again with the community. Together we are proud to recognize Dr. King’s enormous impact on our lives. Through the spirit of this day we celebrate his dream as we acknowledge that the work is not done. MAAH and BYSO recognizes the universal role of music in the African American experience and its impact across race and ethnicity to advance the message of freedom, hope, past, present and future. Contributed Content.

 
Hopkinton Police Incident Press Log 1-12-2022
Arrests

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26.2 Foundation Team Inspire

Love | Gratitude | Empathy | Strength | Courage

Experience it all and apply today to run the 2022 Boston Marathon® on Team Inspire.

Honor | Celebrate | Inspire

 
"Do the Right Thing" ~ Rosie

January 13, 2022 - Rosie came to the office to pick up her new tag! Remember to keep an eye out for a renewal email or go to the link below to renew!
https://permiteyes.us/hopkinton/publichome.php
From Town Clerk Connor Degan.
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Midnight Sun Lights the Way

 

Shortly before 9 p.m. on December 22, Troopers assigned to the State Police Air Wing scrambled in Air 3 to assist in the search for a missing hunter in a forest in Petersham. The helicopter’s flight crew was able to locate the missing individual by the light on his cell phone while he was deep in the woods. The Troopers established contact with him by using the PA system installed on Air 3, then lit up the area with their “Midnight Sun” spotlight to lead ground units to the man’s location to complete the rescue.

Earlier today, the man, Herbert Moody, and his wife, Elizabeth Bassett, visited the Air Wing to express their gratitude. “Thanks to all of you for being there, it went unbelievably smooth,” Mr. Moody said. His wife added that her husband’s rescue was the most wonderful Christmas gift the family could have received. The couple is seen in the photo with Lt. Kevin Kaupp (left), commander of the Air Wing, and Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Wilcox, commander of the Division of Homeland Security. MSP Press Release

 

Photo is live link
 
Hopkinton Police Incident Logs Abstracts
Two car MVA on Chestnut Street - no PI, medium-sized
brown dog stray on South Street - shivering and hungry,
2-car MVA on Main Street -no PI, hit & run on Main Street,
hit and run reported at school lot, 2-car MVA on Cedar Street -
no PI, 2 small dogs loose on Snowy Owl Road - GOA,
Cedar Street individual reports sister stole his electronics
while he was incarcerated, at a West Main Street area - a
male asking people for $50 - GOA, large B&W dog running
around South Mill Street - brought to home of ACO,
father displeased that teenaged boy id dropping off vapes
to his 14 year-old daughter, more...
January 11, 2022
Arrests

Please Note:

Please be advised that in honor of the life and legacy of United States Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, and in accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, January 13, 2022 (tomorrow) the day of interment.


This gubernatorial order applies to: 

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

2.  Other state-owned or state-controlled buildings 

3.  All state military installations

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Town of Hopkinton MLK Event

The Town of Hopkinton welcomes and invites all to a town wide MLK Day event sponsored through the Hopkinton Freedom Team and HCAM on Monday, January 17, 2022 at 10am. The event will feature Jamele Adams, the founder of the first Freedom Team, as well as several community partners and guests.

Click the link to learn more: https://www.hopkintonfreedomteam.org/events/mlkday2022

A reminder that Hopkinton Town Hall and municipal offices will be closed on Monday January 17th in observance of the Holiday.
 
Route 495 Milford Drama Ends in Surrender

Thanks to the professionalism and discipline of Milford Police and State Police officers, a situation last week involving an armed suspect barricaded in a vehicle was resolved safely.

On the night of Jan. 6 Milford Police tried to stop an SUV whose driver had committed traffic violations. The suspect fled from officers and took Route 109 onto Route 495 south, where the suspect lost control and crashed into the wood line on the right side of the road. The driver, a 35-year-old Southbridge man, while still in the SUV, placed a large knife to his throat and threatened to slash himself if the officers tried to take him into custody.

Massachusetts State Police Troop C patrols, an MSP K9 team, and MSP's Special Tactical Operations (STOP) Team and crisis negotiators responded. Negotiators established verbal and cell phone communications with the suspect, who said he had firearms and propane tanks in his SUV. Two MSP Bomb Squad Troopers responded with robotic systems, providing the capability to safely approach and gain close visual awareness of the suspect. Firefighters and EMS companies were also staged on scene.

At one point, the suspect tried to drive out of the ditch his SUV was stuck in, prompting STOP Troopers to deploy distraction techniques that had the intended outcome of making the suspect cease his attempt to drive away. Bomb Squad Troopers deployed two robots to provide additional overwatch of the scene (pictured). Visually and on monitors displaying video feeds from the robots, police observed the suspect’s actions inside the vehicle, including holding the knife up to himself.

Negotiators patiently and calmly maintained communication with the man, eventually convincing him to surrender peacefully. The suspect threw his knife down and was taken into custody without further incident. Neither the suspect nor police officers were injured. The suspect was transported to Milford Regional Medical Center for evaluation.

Bomb Squad Troopers examined the vehicle for explosive hazards and located a propane tank. The tank was connected to a portable heater and its valve was closed. The peaceful resolution was the result of cooperation between and tactical skills of multiple agencies and units. MSP Press Release.

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Two Defendants Plead Guilty to Committing Multiple Burglaries and Break-ins Across Massachusetts and New Hampshire

WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Gabriel Estuardo Rojas, 28 of Methuen, and Manuel Jose Lopez, 24 of Lawrence, have pled guilty to multiple charges in connection with seven burglaries and break-ins that occurred between November 22, 2019, and January 27, 2020, across 11 communities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Gabriel Estuardo Rojas pleaded guilty to four counts of unarmed burglary, three counts of breaking and entering a building in the daytime, breaking and entering a motor vehicle in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony, two counts of receiving stolen goods over $1200, receiving stolen property, possession of burglarious instruments, and conspiracy. Rojas was sentenced to five to seven years in state prison, followed by two years of probation.

Manuel Jose Lopez pleaded guilty to three counts of unarmed burglary, breaking and entering a building in the daytime, two counts of receiving stolen goods over $1200, receiving stolen property, possession of burglarious instruments, and conspiracy. Lopez was sentenced to three to four years in state prison, followed by two years of probation.

The resolution of the case comes after a 15-month long investigation conducted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office in partnership with the New England State Police Information Network (NESPIN), and detectives from the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Andover, Belmont, Boston, Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Haverhill, Lawrence, Malden, Methuen, Nashua NH, Natick, Needham, Newton, Pelham NH, Salem NH, Sharon, Stoneham, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, Waltham, Wellesley, Weston, Westford, Wilmington, and Windham, NH Police Departments and the U.S. Secret Service.

On December 12, 2019, Pelham, New Hampshire Police Detectives and Patrol Units responded to a daytime burglary in progress at a home on Longpond Drive in Pelham, NH. The suspects fled into a wooded area close to the Massachusetts border before officers arrived. After the report, detectives were able to share information on the case with multiple agencies experiencing similar burglaries in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

The subsequent investigation allowed detectives to identify surveillance videos and records linking the defendants to several burglaries. Police searched the defendants’ residences pursuant to search warrants, recovering clothing, tools, a rented SUV believed to be used in the incidents, the defendants’ cell phones as well as numerous articles of stolen property from Rojas’s apartment. A search of their cellphones pursuant to a search warrant allowed the detectives to identify messages between the defendants and others allegedly related to a wide-ranging burglary conspiracy. Investigators obtained search warrants issued by the Superior Court to analyze the location data for the defendants’ cell phones. This established that one or both of the defendants’ cell phones communicated with cell towers close to the breaks at the time they are believed to have occurred, often traveling from the areas where the defendants lived to the sites of the break-ins.

As the investigation progressed, Gabriel Estuardo Rojas was arrested and charged with being in possession of a stolen motorcycle on May 21, 2020, by Nashua Police. Following that arrest, investigators identified a self-storage unit he rented in Tyngsborough. On July 16, 2020, investigators executed a search warrant and located property in the defendants’ names at that storage unit. They also recovered three motorcycles that had been stolen in May and June of 2020 and approximately $5000 of stolen Snap-On tools, among other suspected stolen property.

The prosecutors assigned to this case are Middlesex Assistant District Attorney Graham Van Epps and Doug Cannon. 

 

Gerald E. Tuite, 73, died Sunday, January 9, 2022 after a brief illness, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Ann L (Mayer) Tuite, to whom he was married for 36 years. Born in Norwalk, CT, he was the son of the late John R. and Madeline (Gilmore) Tuite.

Jerry was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Norwalk CT and Fairfield University. He worked at Hanscom AFB in Bedford as a Financial Analyst for 41 years. Jerry retired 10 years ago and kept active with family, gardening, neighborhood poker games and local politics, including being on the ZBA. His happiest place was home.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children John Tuite (Nicole Graham) of CA, Elizabeth Tuite, Victoria Tuite and Nathan Tuite, all of Hopkinton, and Meredith Tuite (Chuck Torrisi) of Melrose. He also leaves his sister Marie Muller and husband Bruce of FL, his brother Peter Tuite and wife Marcia of FL and his mother-in-law Louise Mayer of Hopkinton. In addition, he leaves a long list of relatives in the Carver, Mayer, Tuite and Muller families.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, January 14 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, Hopkinton. Family and friends are welcome to gather at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home prior to the Mass starting at 9:30 a.m for a walking procession to church. Calling hours at the funeral home are Thursday, January 13 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jerry's name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 

 
Band Leader Remembers Roots
Emily Warren gives credit to those due

by Robert Falcione
January 11, 2022 - Emily Warren (Above, first row, right, playing a baritone), a 2014 HHS grad, reached her longtime goal of becoming a music educator by taking on the position of Band Director at the Ben Franklin Classical Charter Public School (grades 4-8) in Franklin, Massachusetts. Ms. Warren, an Indiana University graduate, had set the goal in Middle School while studying with teacher David Purdy, Hopkinton Middle School teacher Craig Hay. Mr Hay took over the High School position upon the retirement of Steve Yavarrow, another leader who she says helped shape her with direction and encouragement. Add Jeremy Dodge to the list of helpful music teachers and band leaders who shined a light on her future.

       "I was inspired to become a music teacher by the huge empathy those teachers had.

       "That was the one place I knew I belonged.

       "They always made me feel safe and welcomed; and by 7th grade, I knew I wanted to be a music teacher," she said.

       "They had such a positive influence on me. I knew I wanted to be just like them when I grew up," she added.

         As a Band Director, she and other band leaders from all 50 states and Mexico, from 20 to 70 years old, participated in the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California prior to the Rose Bowl football game on New Year's Day this year.

         "It's a big thing. There were 276 people in the marching band and a million people lining the streets," she said excitedly.

       One of the floats featured music composer Jim Swearingen at the front. Mr. Swearingen is credited with writing over 600 works, among them the beginning band music from which students learn.

         Also on hand was Karen Sewell, who began a foundation in the name of her late husband, Michael, whose marching band performed at many nationally broadcast events.

          "The Michael D. Sewell Fund," said Ms. Warren, "is to honor his memory as well as those of other band directors who have made an impact on their students.

         "It is an honorable path they have all led me down, the one I am still on today.

          "I am thankful."

Contributed photos.            

 

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THANK YOU!
The Water and Fire Departments would like to give out a huge thank you to the community for their help in clearing out snow from the hydrants after our big storm last week!

Eric J. Carty Water-Sewer Manager
Hopkinton Water-Sewer Dept.
PO Box 171
Hopkinton, MA 01748
P 508-497-9765
F 508-497-9767 
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Hopkinton’s BAA Invitational Entries Deadline Brought Forward

January 10, 2022 - Due to a clerical oversight on our part, the Town is bringing forward the deadline to submit your applications for the BAA’s 2022 Boston Marathon Invitational Entries to 12:00 PM on January 18th, 2022. The Select Board will randomly select the recipients later that evening at a public meeting at 6:00 pm.

Bringing forward the submission date and holding the random selection earlier will allow local organizations some time to comply with the BAA registration deadline and, at the same time, extend the fundraising window.

Please submit all applications via the online form OR email to vdutta@hopkintonma.gov

We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the change. If you have any questions or need any assistance to complete the application, please contact Vasudha Dutta at vdutta@hopkintonma.gov  or call the Town Manager’s office at 508-497-9701. 

 

 
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from January 3, 2022 to January 9, 2021
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Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
207 Wood Street  Bdethany N Murray, Russell S Swinton  $510,000  January 7, 2022  Jamie Boynton 
0 Elm Street  Jonathan Galuska, Samantha Galuska $140,000  January 4, 2022  Michael J Kelley, Judith Kelley 
Last Week         
29 Spruce Street Unit 119 Hari Hara Subramani Sundaraman, Ramya Selvan $785,000 December 30, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
26 Bandon Lane Unit 26 BAN Samulel C Wadsworth, Sharon L wadsworth $789,000 December 29, 2021 Trails LLC
36 Aspen Way Mayuri Durai, Srinivas Sirigineedi $972,040 December 29, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
33 Walcott Street JKJ Walcott LLC $310,000 December 29, 2021 Merylyn C Mezitt
87 Saddle Hill Road David Calabrese, Beth Calabrese $775,000 December 28, 2021 Leonid Vernovsky
34 Aspen Way Unit 234 Rajesh Kapa, Sindhu Manoharan $860,000 December 27, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LL
Week Befeore        
11 Birkdale Lane Unit 11 Francisco J Cevallos, Josee Vachon $649,000 December 24, 2021 Trails LLC
18 Patriots Blvd Unit A Bldg 8 Chandrima Dasgupta, Ankan Ray $620,000 December 23, 2021 Irina Khassanova, Albert Khassanova, et al
32 Aspen Way Unit 233 Amarender Reddy Sama, Ramana Malgireddy $1,026,827 December 22, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
136 Clinton Street Tai Wong, Yang Tao $916,000 December 22, 2021 David L Normandeau, Amanda E Y Normandeau
2 Bandon Lane Unit 2 BAN Franki Balboa, Rita Balboa $643,000 December 22, 2021 Trails, LLC
97 Hayden Rowe Street Ruy Barbosa $520,000 December 22, 2021 Executor Nancy MacMillan, et al
22 Wood Street Sreejith Madhavankutty, Athira Vijayan $385,000 December 22, 2021 Meredith A Brown
3 Birkdale Lane Unit 3 BIR Kitty K Siu Living Trust, et al $639,000 December 22, 2021 Trails LLC
48 Aspen Way Unit 241 Sashi Kumar Konda, Srisatya Nadupalli $860, 415 December 22, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
4 Whitehall Lane Zenan Qi, Yan Li $765,000 December 21, 2021 David A Ballas, Bridget M Ballas
31 Aspen Way Unit 265 Ambikesh Khiriya $765,775 December 31, 2021 Pulte Homes of New Englasnd LLC
 
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts 
Deceased deer on Legacy Farms North moved,
car off road on West Main Street - DPW to plow,
DPW to Plow impassable Legacy North, missing
manhole cover on Main Street, truck stuck - nothing struck,
MVA into stone wall on Cedar Street - no PI, tow
requested for Wood Street winch, MVA on Clinton Street - no PI,
MVA into tree on Hayden Rowe Street needs winch,  MVA
on Fruit Street - no PI, Front Street MVA into pole - no PI,
a Milford individual of unspecified gender was arrested on several
warrant charges, MVA on {Proctor Street - no PI, car into a pole-no PI,
MVA on Ash Street, car slid off road on Clinton Street,
intoxicated male threatening an individual on Main Street, deceased
deer in Proctor Street yard, Christmas tree in roadway on East Main,
parking issue on Proctor Street, male individual snowmobiling
into Hillcrest Street neighbor's fence,
January 7, 8, 9, 2022
New Arrest
 
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On Wednesday, January 5, 2022, James (Jay) Hagberg, loving brother and father, passed away unexpectedly in the hospital at the age of 59. Jay was born on March 16,1962 in Malden, MA. He was a 1980 graduate of Hopkinton High School and worked thereafter in the family business alongside his father and brother.

Jay was preceded in death by his father John and his mother Elizabeth (Betsy). He is survived by his daughter, Karina of Westborough, his brother George of Hopkinton and sister Brenda of Norwell. He also leaves behind his niece Grace and nephews Peter, John, Luke and Joshua, as well as several cousins, aunts and uncles.

“Good N You” – Jay had a gentle easy-going spirit and was known for his unique phrases and welcoming smile. He loved fishing, family, friends and football, probably in that order. His proudest achievement was being a father and he cherished any time he and his daughter spent together. He had amazing friends who cared for him deeply. Even when he was diagnosed with ALS in 2020, his spirit did not break. His bravery was inspiring; he was loved by all who cared for him.

Visitation will be held Monday January 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Compassionate Care ALS of Falmouth, MA. 

James (Jim) Bernard Corsi, age 60

Calling hours Sunday, January 9, 2022

2-8 pm at Faith Community Church of Hopkinton

Scroll down for full obituary

Due to the snow storm on Friday, January 7, the Funeral Mass for Frederick Murphy has been postponed to Monday, January 10 at 10:30.  Details can be found at callanancronin.com.

Thanks to our Hopkinton Police for keeping our surroundings safe, giving us help when in need, getting the bad guys off the roads, and showing compassion and understanding to those who need it. Graphic from HPD facebook.

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Good Morning Starshine

January 9, 2022 - Thanks to Eric Carty for getting up ahead of everyone so we can see what the sky looks like as the earth rotates to daybreak, on Lake Maspenock.
 

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2022 Boston Marathon Invitational Entry Program Policy
Adopted by the Select Board, November 9, 2021.
CORRECTION: Due to a clerical oversight on our part, the Town is bringing forward the deadline to submit your applications for the BAA’s 2022 Boston Marathon Invitational Entries to 12:00 PM on January 18th, 2022. The Select Board will randomly select the recipients later that evening at a public meeting at 6:00 pm.

Pursuant Section 2 of the Hopkinton Marathon Policy, the Select Board will distribute invitational applications for the upcoming 2022 Boston Marathon in the following manner.

Invitational entry applications will be distributed to qualified organizations through a random selection that will take place at a duly constituted public meeting. In order to qualify for the random selection, an organization must fit one of two category descriptions outlined in the Town’s Marathon Policy, namely:

i. Town Departments, Boards, and Committees that perform Marathon functions who may distribute entries to organizations undertaking activities for the benefit of the Town of Hopkinton.
ii. Organizations undertaking public service activities within the Town of Hopkinton.
Each organization may request up to two (2) invitational entries. However, the Select Board will announce a cap of invitational entries that an organization could receive on the day of the random selection. Organizations that receive invitational entries through the random selection may then distribute them directly to individual runners that agree to raise money for the receiving organization, may not transfer entries to other organizations or individuals, and must agree to comply with all terms and conditions set by the BAA and the Town. Organizations wishing to apply, may only apply under one category. The Board requests that organizations who apply commit to a minimum of raising $5,000 per invitational entry they receive through the random selection.

Qualified organizations that would like to be included in the random selection must fill out the Town of Hopkinton 2022 Boston Marathon Invitational Entries Application, and submit to the Select Board/Town Manager’s Office by Thursday, February, 10th, 2022. NOTE: SEE CORRECT DATE IN RED HEADLINE ABOVE. Late applications will not be considered. Applications will be available online in the news section of the Home page on the Town Website, by clicking here, and in the Town Manager’s Office.

Applications will become available by COB Thursday, January 06th, 2022.

Please submit all applications via the online form, OR email to vdutta@hopkintonma.gov
Or mail hard copy to the Town Manager’s Office at:
Select Board
c/o 2022 Marathon Invitational Entries
18 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748

For questions, please contact Vasudha Dutta at 508-497-9701.

Click here for full document with application form on Page 2.

 

Ed Note: Bandits are no longer allowed, à la Groucho Marx above.

 
Hopkinton Town Clerk Remembers January 6

I was honored to join Secretary of the Commonwealth Bill Galvin, members of the clergy, Elections Division Director Michelle Tassinari, as well as a bipartisan group of my fellow local election officials to solemnly remember the events of January 6th, 2021 at the Prado of the Old North Church. There we lit the lanterns to remember those who gave their lives in defense of our republic, to recognize those who ensure our elections are conducted fairly and accurately, and to honor the ideals that have allowed our democracy to continue to thrive and grow stronger. I can only hope that we will learn from what history has taught us and be stronger for it.
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A Fun Snow Day at Fay School

Friday was a fun snow day on campus with our boarders! We hope everyone has a great weekend!
Photo courtesy of Jill Anthony, Fay’s Director of Equity and Inclusion.
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James (Jim) Bernard Corsi, age 60

Calling hours Sunday, January 9, 2022

2-8 pm at Faith Community Church of Hopkinton

 

James (Jim) Bernard Corsi, age 60, of Bellingham, MA, died peacefully from cancer at home surrounded by his loved ones on January, 4th 2022. Born in Newton, MA, September 9th, 1961. Son of Bernard (deceased) and Dorothy Corsi of Ashland. He was the beloved father to Julianne and her husband Doug Garabedian, Mitch, Jenna and Joey Corsi. Devoted brother of Michael Corsi, John Corsi, Cynthia Athy and husband Paul, and Natalie Doyle and husband Peter. Fun-loving uncle to Ali, Max, Maddie, Nick, Molly, Abby, Sam, PJ, Colleen, Sabrina, Jack, and Zack. He remained a loving friend to his ex-wife, Diane and Joey’s mom, Jill. His dedicated partner, Keena, remained faithfully by his side.

Jim graduated from Newton High School in 1979 and went on to attend St. Leo’s University before getting drafted by the New York Yankees in the 25th round of the 1982 MLB draft. During his 10 year career, he played for the Athletics, Astros, Marlins, Orioles and Red Sox. Jim won a World Series ring and 2 pennant rings with the Oakland Athletics. As a Boston native, it was a childhood dream of his to play for the Red Sox. After his career, Jim worked as a studio analyst for Red Sox coverage for local networks for a few years and started a construction company, Corsi Realty, with his mother and brother, John. Jim enjoyed spending time with his family, making people laugh and going to his children’s & nephew’s sporting events. He lived life with an infectious love for baseball, humor and most importantly, family. Anyone that crossed his path felt his sincerity and immediately felt like a friend. His presence will be deeply missed.

Visiting hours will be held Sunday Jan. 9th from 2:00-8:00 PM in the Faith Community Church of Hopkinton, 146 E Main St, Hopkinton, MA.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday Jan 10th at 10:30am in St. Cecilia’s Parish, 54 Esty St. Ashland, MA with burial to follow in Wildwood Cemetery in Ashland. Face Masks are required at all services.

Flowers can be sent to Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main St. Ashland, MA 01721.

Donations can be made to the Joey Corsi Education Trust Fund; checks can be made payable to Joey Corsi Education Trust Fund C/o Julianne Corsi, 2 Nixon Lane Unit 4, Stoneham, MA 02180.

Recent Interview of Jim Corsi by friend, WBZ's Steve Burton

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Town of Hopkinton Launches New Online Dog Licensing System for Residents

HOPKINTON — Town Clerk Connor B. Degan and Director of Information Technology Josh Grossetti are pleased to announce the launch of an online dog licensing system for Hopkinton residents.

Owners can now visit this link to search for their dog to renew their license. Owners with dogs that haveGIF perrito, aufgeregt, hund, best animated GIFs chien, cachorro, excited, puppy, free download dog, perro, corgi, previously been registered will also receive an email reminder that will include a link to renew the license. New dog owners can visit the link and click on the "Apply for a New Permit" button in the top right corner of the page.

“We look forward to this new system increasing ease and accessibility for our residents when it comes to licensing their dogs," Town Clerk Degan said. "This streamlined process will make it easier for residents to stay in compliance while allowing us to do more to keep them informed of the deadlines."

Owners must provide their contact information, property information, dog and veterinary information, including evidence of the pet being neutered or spayed and a rabies vaccination certificate

All dog owners in Hopkinton must obtain a license for dogs six months and older on or before April 1 each year. The fee for licensing spayed or neutered dogs is $10. The fee for dogs that are not spayed or neutered is $15. If a dog is not licensed on or before April 1 a late fee of $25 per household is added. Kennel licenses are also available through the online system.

“We are excited to be launching this new system for dog owners to utilize during the annual licensing period," Director Grossetti said. "The entire renewal and registration process can now be conveniently completed online, which will greatly simplify the licensing process.” ~Town of Hopkinton Press Release & dog.

 
All in a Day's Fun

January 7, 2022 - Julie's flying feathered friends stay close to home this time of year.
 
House Finch

January 7, 2022 - Thanks, Dave.
 
12:27 pm in Hopkinton, January 7, 2022

A screen capture from the Main Street web camera.
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Hopkinton Police Incident/Arrest Log Abstracts
Icy condiitons (x3), accident on Ash Street (no PI),
lost property logged, erratic speeding operator reported
in Upton but caller still behind the speeding car
as it heads into town, citizen complaint on Davis Road,
responding to the report of an accident on East Main Street Officer Ryan Polselli placed into custody a 34 year-old from Blackstone (more info in "Arrests"), Natick Police would like assistance locating a larceny suspect residing in Hopkinton,
a male trying to take caller's property, more...





January 6, 2022
Arrests

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Lobsters Don't Just Like the Cold, They LOVE it!
 
"Let it Snow" performed by Clayton Willoughby

January 7, 2022 -  Thanks to Clayton Willoughby, that elusive Hopkinton resident
whose years under vaudevillian tutelage gives us this beautifully performed piece that we
present at the first snow for this, the 12th year! Please enjoy.

6:30 - 9:30 pm Saturday
 
MASS STATE TROOPER, THINKING ON HIS FEET, ESCORTS MOTHER IN LABOR TO MERCY HOSPITAL


Yesterday, January 5, at around 12:30 p.m. Trooper Jose Cabrera, assigned to SP Springfield, stopped a vehicle for traveling over 100 miles per hour on Route 91 southbound in West Springfield. Upon his approach, the operator of the vehicle explained his girlfriend was in labor and that her water had broken. Trooper Cabrera immediately requested an ambulance through the Springfield Barracks desk officer and assisted in keeping the soon to be mother calm. Trooper Cabrera was quickly informed that all nearby ambulances were actively responding to other calls. Trooper Cabrera, thinking quickly, made the decision to expeditiously escort the woman to the hospital in the back of his cruiser, with the father following behind. He safely delivered (pun intended) the mother-to-be to Mercy Hospital and a short time later she delivered a healthy baby boy.

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Brian Terry Timlege, 57

 

Brian Terry Timlege, 57, formerly of Webster and Hopkinton, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday, January 2, 2022.

Born in Framingham on July 3, 1964, he was the beloved son of Irene (Terry) Timlege of Hopkinton, and the late Edward C. Timlege who passed away in January of 2020. During his youth, he attended Hopkinton public schools and was active in local sports including baseball and football. He cherished the close friendships he formed at a young age. Many of his hometown friends remain like brothers to him.

Brian’s outgoing personality and sense of humor was unmatched. To know Brian was to love Brian. He was a true friend to anyone who crossed his path, and the life of any party. He always had an entertaining story, a well-timed joke, and a kind word for all. Brian embodied a lifelong passion for golfing, skiing, boating and fishing, and will also be remembered as a die-hard Patriots fan.

His legacy is one of love, loyalty and laughter. All who knew him will treasure his life and memory. We take comfort knowing he is joyfully teeing off at the 19th hole of Pearly Gates Country Club.

In addition to his mother, Irene, he will be missed by his two children, the lights of his life, Connor and Caitlyn Timlege of Webster, three loving sisters, Kathleen Arena and her partner James Basnett of Littleton, Beth Timlege of Monterey and Kimberly Timlege of Brattleboro, VT, his step-mother, Charlotte Timlege of Acton, his nephew, John Arena III and his wife Haili of Concord, his niece and goddaughter, Emily Arena of Littleton, several cousins, as well as countless dear friends including his “Tiki family.”

Family and friends will gather to celebrate Brian’s life during visiting hours on Monday, January 31st from 5 to 8 pm at Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, Concord, MA. All attendees are asked to wear masks. Burial will be private in the family plot at St. John’s Cemetery in Hopkinton.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to honor Brian’s memory may be made to the Connor and Caitlyn Timlege Support Trust, c/o Middlesex Savings Bank, 64 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742.

Arrangements are under the care of Dee Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Concord.

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Boyd William (Bill) Blaker

Boyd William (Bill) Blaker of Squam Road Rockport, MA passed away unexpectedly on January 4th, 2022, of heart failure.

He was born to parents Boyd M and Catherine Blaker, on April 21, 1934 in Framingham, MA at Framingham Union Hospital. Bill lived his early life on Cape Cod, but upgraded to his lifelong cape, Cape Ann, when he was blessed to find his wife of 63 years, Marilyn (Tuck).

Bill was an avid supporter of making Rockport a better place for all. Serving many roles in Rockport, he worked as everything from a town police officer to a parks department foreman, but most proudly served many years as a volunteer fireman (until forced retirement at 70) driving Engine 1 to countless service calls at all hours and in all weather. Whether he was keeping the pumps flowing to fight a fire or driving a plow on Bearskin Neck in the Blizzard of 1978 Bill served the town of Rockport and its people until his retirement in 1996.

Bill is survived by his wife Marilyn (Tuck) whom he married July 4th 1958, sons Victor Blaker of Rockport, MA, David Blaker of Gorham, Maine and daughter Janice Roberts of Hopkinton MA. In addition to his three children Bill was the proud grandfather of Amy Haynes, Daniel Blaker, Kevin Roberts, and Matthew Roberts.

At present there are plans for a remembrance ceremony later this year.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Rockport Fireman's Association - PO Box 2, Rockport, MA 01966.

 
 
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton
 
New Transactions from December 27, 2021 to January 2, 2021
Choose Blue Links to See Town's Property Card
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
29 Spruce Street Unit 119 Hari Hara Subramani Sundaraman, Ramya Selvan $785,000 December 30, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
26 Bandon Lane Unit 26 BAN Samulel C Wadsworth, Sharon L wadsworth $789,000 December 29, 2021 Trails LLC
36 Aspen Way Mayuri Durai, Srinivas Sirigineedi $972,040 December 29, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
33 Walcott Street JKJ Walcott LLC $310,000 December 29, 2021 Merylyn C Mezitt
87 Saddle Hill Road David Calabrese, Beth Calabrese $775,000 December 28, 2021 Leonid Vernovsky
34 Aspen Way Unit 234 Rajesh Kapa, Sindhu Manoharan $860,000 December 27, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LL
Last week        
11 Birkdale Lane Unit 11 Francisco J Cevallos, Josee Vachon $649,000 December 24, 2021 Trails LLC
18 Patriots Blvd Unit A Bldg 8 Chandrima Dasgupta, Ankan Ray $620,000 December 23, 2021 Irina Khassanova, Albert Khassanova, et al
32 Aspen Way Unit 233 Amarender Reddy Sama, Ramana Malgireddy $1,026,827 December 22, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
136 Clinton Street Tai Wong, Yang Tao $916,000 December 22, 2021 David L Normandeau, Amanda E Y Normandeau
2 Bandon Lane Unit 2 BAN Franki Balboa, Rita Balboa $643,000 December 22, 2021 Trails, LLC
97 Hayden Rowe Street Ruy Barbosa $520,000 December 22, 2021 Executor Nancy MacMillan, et al
22 Wood Street Sreejith Madhavankutty, Athira Vijayan $385,000 December 22, 2021 Meredith A Brown
3 Birkdale Lane Unit 3 BIR Kitty K Siu Living Trust, et al $639,000 December 22, 2021 Trails LLC
48 Aspen Way Unit 241 Sashi Kumar Konda, Srisatya Nadupalli $860, 415 December 22, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
4 Whitehall Lane Zenan Qi, Yan Li $765,000 December 21, 2021 David A Ballas, Bridget M Ballas
31 Aspen Way Unit 265 Ambikesh Khiriya $765,775 December 31, 2021 Pulte Homes of New Englasnd LLC
Week Before        
29 Aspen Way Unit 226 Saravanan Balasubramanian,Divya Kumar $771,000 December 15, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
14 Ridge Road Ryan F Baker, Jolleen E Baker $1,275,000 December 15, 2021 John M Hendrick, Annina A Hendrick
9 Birkdale Lane Unit 9 BIR Murad N Padamsee, Nitan Padamsee, Aliya M Padamsee $720,131 December 15, 2021 Trails LLC
29 Magnolia Drive Alap Pandya, Shivangi Alap Pandya $786,865 December 14, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
27 Magnolia Drive Unit 357 Jaya Krishna Palakusi, Sreelakshmi Kattampillil $783,416 December 13, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
22 Lakepoint Way Unit 11 Christine J Lambert $849,000 December 13, 2021 Karen Audouin

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Fire at Fruit Street Business

January 5, 2022 - Crews responded to a working fire this morning at a Fruit Street business. No injuries, cause is under investigation. Thanks to surrounding communities for the mutual aid assistance. ~ From Hopkinton Fire Fighters
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France-Anne Tardino, 80

France-Anne Tardino, 80, France-Anne Tardino, 80, of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, December 30, 2021. Born on August 21, 1941, in Queens, New York, she was the daughter of the late Clara (Ziliotto) and Victor Tardino, Sr.


France-Anne spent her early years in Richmond Hill, Queens, then Manhasset, NY graduating in 1959 from St. Mary’s High School, and was a graduate of Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY in 1963. France-Anne worked for a CPA firm in Manhattan for a couple of years. During her years living in Manhasset, she was an avid tennis player, often trading favors with her brother in return for play time. She enthusiastically introduced horseback riding to her brother, Victor, and sister, Robin, riding at a nearby stable. France-Anne always enjoyed sailing on Manhasset Bay with friends and family, and while living in Manhasset occasionally took art classes with her Mom. When she married Lee Staebler in February 1965, France-Anne moved to Framingham, Massachusetts, where she raised her family and was a great neighbor and friend to many.

 

She continued to work in the accounting field full and part time for many years. France-Anne retired to upstate New York in 2004 to be near her parents and sister. When daughter Vicki relocated back to Massachusetts a number of years ago, France-Anne followed in February 2020; she lived there for the remainder of her life. While sticking close to home during her last years she enjoyed reading, movies, and especially the antics of a friend’s two darling Pomeranians. France-Anne was kind-hearted and had a quick smile for everyone.


France-Anne is survived by two daughters, Vicki Staebler Tardino (Doug Antholz) of Hopkinton, MA and Caryn Staebler (fiancé, Dan Tegel) of Wildwood, MO and two step-sons, Lee Staebler, Jr. (partner, Josephine Esposito), and Lawrence Staebler (Nancy). She also leaves behind her Aunt Faye Vitolo, and siblings: Victor J. Tardino Jr. (Monica) and children Toni-Shawn, Carlie (Drummond Smith), and Blair Tardino (Todd Breden); Robin Langer (Danny) and children Scott (Shelley) and Brian Langer; Jeri Hemerlein (Dan) and children Chris, Matt, and Mallory Hemerlein; Tony Tardino (Jennifer Flood) and children Calla and Zoë Flood Tardino; and John Tardino (Meryl) and children Michael and Tara Tardino. She is also survived by grandchildren, cousins, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews.


France-Anne is predeceased not only by her parents, but by other aunts and uncles as well as ex-husband Lee B. Staebler.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to France-Anne’s favorite charity-Saint Jude Children’s Research Foundation, stjude.org- or to the Greater Boston Food Bank, gbfb.org. Private arrangements are being made under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.

 
Q: Is It Too Early to Think About the Boston Marathon?

A: No!
Above, "Yes You Can," the ceremony and unveiling of
the Hoyt Statue at Center School in 2013.
The embedded HopNews video above on YouTube is HiDef, has fullscreen
and text captioning capabilities.
 




Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts

Assist driver with directions, potentially stolen vehicle not stolen,
observe traffic light for reported malfunction, walk-in reports
email fraud, caller lost wallet, MVA no PI, truck cut her off and caused
accident - truck took off, boxer type of dog foiled malfunctioning electric fence
and was running around School Street - went home, more...


January 4, 2022
Current Arrest Log

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Hopkinton Women’s Club
Monday, January 10, 2022
Program Topic:
“Unknown female history maker:
First Black woman bank president”


The Hopkinton Women’s Club will be holding its monthly meeting on Monday, January 10, 2022, 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.

PROGRAM: The program following the business meeting will be a presentation about an unknown female trail blazer, Maggie Lena Walker who was the first Black woman bank president in the United States and a crusader for Black economic and political rights, especially for Black women. Our programs are open to the public.

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. HWC Release.

 
January 4, 2022 - Town Manager Norman Khumalo is pleased to announce the hiring of new Library Services Director Nanci Hill.

Director Hill began her new position as Library Services Director at the Hopkinton Public Library on Dec. 13. In this position, Hill will be responsible for overseeing and managing a wide spectrum of programs, services and resources at the library and will oversee the day-to-day operation of the facility and staff.

"We are pleased to welcome Director Hill to the Hopkinton Public Library and greater-Hopkinton community," Town Manager Khumalo said. "Director Hill brings with her a wealth of knowledge and a fresh perspective gained from all her work and experience over the years. We look forward to the passion she will bring to her new role as our Library Director and all the work she'll accomplish."

Director Hill first began her career in library services in 1999 as the Peabody Institute Library's first full-time young adult librarian. She then went on to assume the role of adult services librarian at the Peabody Institute Library and is credited with curating the library's Portuguese language collection. During her time at Peabody, she also ran a staff book group at Peabody Town Hall and another for the elderly at the Senior Center.

Hill then went on to work as the Head of Reference and the Head of Reader Services at the Nevins Memorial Library in Methuen, as an Assistant Director at the Lucius Beene Memorial Library in Wakefield and at the Cary Library in Lexington, and as the Director of Library Services in Georgetown, Boxford and Dracut before joining the Hopkinton Public Library.

Throughout Director Hill's career, she has also served in numerous leadership positions on the consortium, state and national levels. She has served as a past president and executive committee member of the Merrimack Valley Library Association, past president of the Massachusetts Library Association, and member of both the Public Library Association and the American Library Association. She has also received the Library Staff Advocate of the Year Award from the Massachusetts Library Association and was inducted into the Massachusetts Library Association Hall of Fame.

While a member of the Public Library Association, Director Hill co-edited the “Perspectives” column for the Public Libraries magazine for seven years. She also served as a representative to the Diversity Council, sat on the Rainbow List Committee and on the Eli Obler Awards Committee while serving as a member of the American Library Association.

In addition to her numerous leadership and committee roles, Director Hill has also published several pieces of written work. Her published work includes her self-written book "Reading Women: A Book Group Guide," several articles on librarianship and a Christian-fiction column in the Library Journal and contributes to NoveList, a reader’s advisory database used by library staff and patrons.

"Nanci has long experience in serving library patrons at a high level. We are confident she will be a great addition to the Hopkinton Public Library community and I look forward to working with her," said Susan Porter, Chair of the Board of Library Trustees.

Hill holds a Master of Library and Information Science from the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science in Boston. She also holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy and literature from Bradford College.

"I’m thrilled to be working in Hopkinton in such a supportive and cooperative environment," Director Hill said. "I am excited about the Select Board and Town Manager Khumalo's commitment to diversity and, as such, I'm looking forward to increasing the diversity within our collections and programming. I'm also greatly looking forward to working alongside and partnering with the community, especially the Council on Aging to assist them in their efforts of taking care of those suffering from dementia and providing care for those with it." ~Town of Hopkinton Press Release

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January 4, 2022 - Taken yesterday at Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River in Maryland as a Mature Bald Eagle hunts for a late day meal!! The Dam is a gathering place for nesting Eagles, Hawks, Vultures, Gulls, Terns and Herons (all seen on this visit ) due to the abundant supply of fish! ~John Collins
 
Good Prognosis for Victim and Unborn Child in the Hometown Barbershop Stabbing
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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Walk-in reports fraud purchasing a dog, vehicle smoking-
operator given a courtesy transport to Milford,  MVA
with PI on Main Street, MVA on Grove Street with no PI,
caller concerned with possible hunters in a strange spot,
3rd Offense OUI (see "Arrests"), ding dong ditch on
Crispwater Way, assist FD, walk-in reports cell-phone
theft, Hayward Street caller receives odd package,
resident reports two individuals on cameras the prior evening,
caller reports tenant issue, Multiple calls reporting a stabbing
(see "Arrests"), OUI Liquor (see "Arrests"), Transformer
blown, Ding-Dong Ditch on Huckleberry, loud intoxicated female
destroying mailboxes on Downey Street transported to School Street,
missing STOP sign and more...
December 30, 2021 - January 2, 2022
3 Arrests - Attempted Murder, OUI's
 
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Frederick Leo Murphy Jr

Frederick Leo Murphy Jr., a longtime resident of Hopkinton, passed away January 1, 2022 after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia. He was 77 years old and the devoted husband of 56 years to Judith (Hamilton) Murphy. Born in Natick on February 25, 1944, he was the son of the late Frederick and Katherine (Moran) Murphy. He moved to Hopkinton at the age of five.

A 1961 graduate of Hopkinton High, Fred was a standout athlete for the Hillers, excelling in football, basketball and baseball. He was student council president, key club president and class president while in high school. He was a teammate on the first Hopkinton Little League team. He held the record for the longest home run in Hopkinton High history. He was inducted into the Hopkinton High Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996. Fred was also a member of the Milford legion baseball team.

Following high school, Fred attended Dean Junior College in Franklin, MA. He then enrolled at the University of Detroit, earning a BA in physical education in 1966. He was a member of the St. Francis Club of the University of Detroit. He later earned a Master’s degree from Northeastern University. Fred began his teaching career at Natick Kennedy Middle School before switching to Natick High School where he spent the rest of his career before retiring in 2001. He was the undefeated badminton champion until his retirement.

Fred transitioned from coaching football, track and wrestling in Natick and Framingham to equipment manager at Natick high school so he could start watching his children participate in high school sports. Fred’s greatest love was his family. He was their #1 fan. He NEVER missed a game or scrimmage, traveling throughout the country to watch them compete in badminton, football, lacrosse, field hockey, basketball, baseball, softball, track, soccer, ice hockey, horseback riding, cross country, cheering and dance. You knew he was there though not often seen, by the smell of his pipe.

Fred and Judy also enjoyed spending time with family at Lake Winnipesaukee, Ireland and Prince Edward Island.

In addition to his wife, Fred is survived by his children Christopher Murphy, Kathleen Whittles, Jessica Jenkins and Sarah Smith (Greg). He is also survived by his grandchildren who really loved their Papa: Jake, Ian, Madison (Robby), Isabella, Lindsay, Seth, Ava, Riley and Morgan. In addition, he leaves his brother Timothy Murphy. He is predeceased by his brothers James and Edward and his sister Joanne Sparks.

During his many years in Hopkinton, Fred was a member of the Hopkinton School Committee, Marathon Fund Committee, Kiwanis Club, Laborer’s Union – Local 609 and Hopkinton Little League and a member of the Hopkinton High Athletic Hall of Fame selection committee.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, January 7, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, Hopkinton. Burial will follow in Mount Aubury Cemetery, Hopkinton. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Fred’s name may be made to the Hopkinton Marathon Fund Committee, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748.

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Four Ducks a-Quacking

January 2, 2022 - Thanks to Julie Ford for finding these two plump mallard couples in one of her prized Hopkinton locations to share today.
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Viola I. MacKenzie, 92

 

Viola I. MacKenzie, 92, of Hopkinton, passed away peacefully at home on December 31, 2021. Born on December 4, 1929 in Lowell, Vermont, she was the daughter of the late John and Goldie (Sheltra) Verge. She was the wife of the late Daniel J. MacKenzie Jr.


Viola was a resident of Hopkinton for over 70 years. She worked at a variety of jobs over the years and after retirement, she volunteered at the Hopkinton Senior Center. She was a former girl scout leader and enjoyed square dancing, knitting, crocheting, painting, crafts, gardening, cooking, cake decorating, and was a master seamstress.


Viola is survived by three children, Susan J. MacKenzie and her husband, Frederick Villar of Hopkinton, Lynda L. Rogers and her husband, Stephen L. Rogers of Keene, NH, and Daniel J. MacKenzie of Indiana. She also leaves behind her brother, Isadore Verge of FL, three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, many nieces and nephews and her best friends, Charlotte Carboni of Holliston, Bea McMullen of Hopkinton, Jeanne Taylor of Hopkinton and George Robinson of Hopkinton. She is pre-deceased by her sons, William R. MacKenzie and Gordon C. MacKenzie; brothers, Clement and Gordon Verge; and sister, Antoinette Taylor.


In keeping with Viola’s wishes, the family will hold a private service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Viola’s name may be made to your favorite charity. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com

 

LOITHERSTEIN, Marilyn S. (Shapiro)

 

LOITHERSTEIN, Marilyn S. (Shapiro), of Newton, died on December 30, 2021, after a long illness; she was 95.

 

She was born in Boston, MA, on November 14, 1926, to Rose (Cohen) and Louis Shapiro. Survivors include her son, Joel (and his wife, Senate President Karen Spilka) of Ashland, MA, her daughters, Susan Glovsky (and her husband, Steven) of Wayland, MA, and Judy Kalisker (and her husband, Martin) of Natick, MA, her granddaughter Heather Margolis (and her husband, Simeon) of Boulder, CO, grandsons Scott Loitherstein of New York, NY, Jake Loitherstein of Ashland, MA, Lowell Glovsky of Arvada, CO and her great-granddaughters, Lilah and Grayson Margolis of Boulder, CO. She was predeceased by her sisters-in-law, Helen Fine and Esther Loitherstein, and also her sister Gertrude Freedman, with whom she spoke at least daily. She adored her niece and nephews and their families, and many cousins with whom she was very close. Leonard, her loving and devoted husband of more than 41 years, pre-deceased her in 1991.

 

Marilyn was devoted to her family and lived life to the fullest. She loved her husband, extended family, many friends, shopping, and dining out. She particularly enjoyed entertaining family for the Jewish Holidays and Thanksgiving, weekly canasta games with her friends, B'nai B'rith Mayflower Chapter, where she served as President, Temple Emeth, and cooking her family's favorite foods.

 

Marilyn was raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and was a proud graduate at 16 of the Jeremiah E. Burke Girls' High School. She received her Bachelor's degree at 20 from Boston University with a major in math and minors in physics and French. She spent two summers at Middlebury College's French immersion program where she was graded native in fluency, and she received accolades on her French when she visited Paris in 1992. Marilyn and Lenny married in 1950, and their love was immediate (getting engaged after just a few weeks) and enduring. She became a full-time mother and homemaker until the late 1970s when she went back to work as a substitute teacher in Framingham and Newton Public Schools. Math, French and Science teachers requested her to be their substitute for years, and she spent more than 20 years as a member of the Instructional Support Staff, essentially a "permanent substitute," at Newton South, retiring at age 82.

 

Anyone who had the fortune to meet her was immediately a "friend," and her friends and family remember most her intelligence, memory and devotion, and pride in her family. Her life with Lenny was filled with family and an extensive network of friends Marilyn cherished throughout her life. Even after dementia robbed Marilyn of some of her wit and intelligence, she continued to look forward to seeing and hearing about her children, grandchildren and great-granddaughters. Marilyn's family is particularly grateful to the staff at Whitney Place in Natick, Tapestry memory care, Beaumont at Natick and the Salmon family. These caregivers are an everlasting inspiration to Marilyn's children for the exceptional care they took of our mother, particularly during the pandemic. We are grateful for the frequent updates and opportunities for virtual and outdoor visits after COVID-19 disrupted routines.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marilyn's memory to Temple Emeth in South Brookline, Massachusetts, where she was married and a member for more than 60 years, or the charity of one's choice. Service and burial on Monday, January 3, 2022, will be private due to COVID-19. Please contact her children for livestream access information. Stanetsky Memorial Chapels 617-232-9300  www.stanetskybrookline.com

 
Smoke on the Water...

January 2, 2022 - Thanks to Dave Hughes for sharing his first masterpiece of 2022 taken at Pratt Pond in Upton.
And added thanks for their continued contributions, to David M. Hughes, Julie Ford, John Collins, John Sherffius, Nicole Fornal,  Morrie Gasser, Dorothy Ferriter-Wallace, and to those who have taken assignments upon request in 2021; Denise Antaki and Margie Wiggin. And we do appreciate immensely the photos people send on behalf of their organization or affiliation.Please allow me to apologize in advance to anyone I have neglected to mention.

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Remember When?

January 1, 2022 - While our own attentions are on putting together a slide show for a retiring town employee, let's get a bit melancholy over some other times gone by, with photos we just came upon in full size while perusing archived, unused photos.  Can't be sure of the year, but we do know Colella's Supermarket was still open when this photo was taken. The sign had been there so that long that it was "grandfathered" in when the sign bylaws - in one of countless attempts to keep this now bustling town a rural community - banned the  use of neon for exterior signs in the Downtown.

        How many Townies would do their best to avoid the market unless they had enough time to socialize while picking up some Prime beef at the meat department, cut right of the bone of the hanging beef directly through the glass in front of them? Or Colella's own Italian sausage made with no added nitrates? How about the Deli Department; the first in the area to feature Boar's Head products. An onsite bakery that featured special order, and specially decorated cakes. Couldn't those of us who know and remember write a book about the features the market had, the ones they added in the late term renewal, as  well as the cameraderie of residents that stopped in the aisles to chat, or toward the end, gather in the new coffee shop?

        In the years since a development company purchased the property for $3.3 million and did away with the market, people lament its loss as the glue that held disparate social groups together. And one thing is for sure.

        In speaking with people ever since the 3rd generation market closed, no one has ever said to me that they were glad it did.

         Not one. ~Robert Falcione

 

Hopkinton Police Charge Framingham Man Following Stabbing at Barber Shop

Barber Allegedly Stabs Pregnant Co-Worker - now in custody and charged with Attempted Nurder


HOPKINTON -- Chief Joseph Bennett reports the Hopkinton Police Department has charged a Framingham man in connection with a stabbing that occurred earlier today. The sidewalk in front of 28 and 24 Main Street was littered with cloth masks, a Nike hat and a towel the size a barber might use for a facial.

HARRY DAVID MARTINEZ, AGE 40, OF FRAMINGHAM, is charged with:

Attempted Murder
Assault and Battery on a Pregnant Person
Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon

On Friday, Dec. 31, at about 5 p.m., the Hopkinton Emergency Call Center received two 9-1-1 calls regarding a stabbing that had occurred inside a business at 28 Main St.

Upon arrival, Hopkinton officers found a pregnant woman inside the business had suffered multiple stab wounds. First responders immediately administered aid to the woman, who was taken by ambulance to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.

MARTINEZ surrendered to Hopkinton Police without incident. A preliminary investigation determined that MARTINEZ and the woman both work at the business. MARTINEZ, who suffered cuts in the attack, was taken by ambulance to MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham.

The investigation into this incident is active and ongoing by the Hopkinton Police Department and State Police detectives assigned to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office.

“As a Department we are committed to connecting the victim with our partners in trauma support so that she has access to counseling and understanding in the aftermath of this attack,” Chief Bennett said.

MARTINEZ is expected to be arraigned on Monday, Jan. 3, in Framingham District Court.

No further information is available at this time.

These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. ~HPD Release

 
Today, 31 Dec. 2021, the Hopkinton Health Department advised the Senior Center to cancel the upcoming Vets Breakfast.
        Don't Miss the January Vets Breakfast
                    Friday, 7 January 2022, 0900 hours, Hopkinton Senior Center
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Troopers, US Marshals Arrest Indiana Homicide Suspect at Newton Rest Stop


December 31, 2021 - Troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and members of the United States Marshals Service on Wednesday located and apprehended an Indiana man wanted for the Dec. 21, 2021 homicide of his girlfriend.

MSP VFAS Troopers and Deputy Marshals located ALEXANDER ORTIZ, 36, of Anderson, Indiana, parked in a rest stop on Route 95 south in Newton at approximately 7 a.m. Wednesday. ORTIZ, who was found in the victim’s 2007 Acura, was taken into custody as a fugitive from justice and transported to the State Police-Framingham Barracks for booking.

Troopers and Deputy Marshals had been working with investigators from Madison County, Indiana, in tracking ORTIZ. ORTIZ is wanted for the Dec. 21 homicide of 37-year-old Andrea Aguirre, who was found deceased from multiple stab wounds inside the bedroom of her Anderson, Indiana home. Ms. Aguirre’s two toddlers were in the home with her and were unharmed.

ORTIZ was arraigned as fugitive from justice. Prosecutors will arrange his rendition to Indiana to face the homicide charges.

 
Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Fed Ex driver parked in middle of roadway-refused to move
when asked - now gone -would like complaint logged, Lilac Court
caller complained of unwanted solicitors - SRO Powers issued
verbal warning to solicitors and shut them down until registered,
Westborough PD contacted regarging erratic operator,
deer struck in roadway - deer dispatched and removed, walk-in reports
fraud, walk-in to station reports being extorted over explicit photos,
walk-in reports someone videotaping his kids earlier, more...
December 30, 2021
No Arrests

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John Irwin Riedle, 92

John Irwin Riedle, 92, of Hopkinton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Beaumont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Westborough. Born in Hopkinton, he was the son of the late Jane (Robson) and Oscar Riedle. He was the husband of 68 years to the late Arlene (Kempton) Riedle.


John is survived by four children, Deborah Blicharz and her husband, Thomas of Hopkinton, Janice Bouchard and her husband, John of West Hartford, CT, Judith Hanson and her husband, Richard of Lawrence, and John Riedle and his wife, Miriam of Amsterdam, NY. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Elizabeth Blicharz Arnone and her husband, Ivan of Paramus, NJ, Abigail Blicharz Kirstein of Mendon, Julia Muldoon and her husband, Michael of Plainville, CT, Richard Hanson and his partner, Elizabeth Biasiucci of Londonderry, NH, and Ross Hanson of Nashua, NH; as well as 5 great-grandchildren, Gwendolyn, Emmett, Emma, Grace and Gabriel and many nieces and nephews.


Growing up on Hayden Rowe Street, John always talked about how much he loved his life in Hopkinton. He relished telling his children and grandchildren stories of his adventures and escapades with his many boyhood and high school friends. John graduated from Hopkinton High School in 1948. He especially enjoyed playing football at Hopkinton High and was particularly proud of their 1947 team when they defeated their biggest rival – Ashland High School – by 1 point in the last game of the season, to preserve their undefeated season. After graduation, John joined his parents’ florist business, Sunnyside Gardens. John spent many years with the business during which he and Arlene married and started their family, before selling the business and purchasing a dairy farm in Bellingham. Dairy farming was John’s true calling.

 

He loved raising his family on the farm and the connection he had to the cows and other farm animals, the land and the seasons. The farm was a gathering place for countless family gatherings and celebrations along with the many visitors he welcomed to spend time with him in the barn, telling stories as he milked the cows. After farming, John then worked for the FDIC, and for many years, in construction serving as a project manager for home developers in the Milford and Mendon area. As a man of faith, John served as a Deacon and member of the Board of Trustees at Pine Street Baptist Church in Milford.

 

He and Arlene, also shared many wonderful evenings with the Couples Club at the Church. More than anything else, nothing brought John more joy and meaning in his life than his love, care and devotion to his family – wife Arlene –and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. John was a big kid – rolling around on the grass, playing, and telling stories with each generation of children in the family. He enjoyed taking his grandchildren out to dinner, to fairs and farms. He attended every concert, game, play, and Parent Weekends at his grandchildren’s colleges — through Memorial Day concerts, performances and parades for his great-grandchildren. John was a kind, humble, and generous man, who always put his family and friends before himself. He had a hearty laugh, enjoyed a good joke and the occasional glass of “spirits”. He is dearly missed.


The family wishes to thank John’s Nurse Practitioner, Ann, and the Nurses, and Nursing Assistants of the Fairbanks Neighborhood at Beaumont for their kind care and support. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Friends of Beaumont, 3 Lyman St, Westborough, MA 01581 – Attn. Lisa Coppola. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.


Public Assistance Sought as Anniversary of 2019 Murder of Paul Wilson Approaches
Family Offers $10,000 Reward

CAMBRIDGE – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Acting Cambridge Police Commissioner Christine Elow are requesting assistance from the public as the anniversary of the January 2, 2019 murder of Paul Wilson approaches.

Over the past three years, officials have continued to actively investigate this case, including conducting forensic testing, investigating other similar incidents that have occurred in Cambridge and other communities and following up with individuals who have come forward following the attack.

As a result of the investigation and with the help of the public, some progress has been made, but a suspect has not been identified at this time. For this reason, today police and prosecutors are again asking anyone with any information related to this incident to contact law enforcement.

At approximately 6:48 p.m., on January 2, 2019, the Cambridge Police responded to Danehy Park following a report of what appeared to be a body lying on the paved pathway under a lit street lamp. Upon arrival, police located Mr. Wilson suffering from significant head trauma. He was transported to Beth Israel Hospital, where he was pronounced dead as a result of multiple blunt force injuries to his head.

Mr. Wilson was approximately 6’6” tall and was found in a location visible from the parking lot wearing shorts, a red winter coat, a winter hat and gloves.

Investigators determined that on the day of the attack, Mr. Wilson took a Blue Bike to and from work at IBM. He came home from work by arriving at Porter MBTA Station, rode a Blue Bike home and parked it by his house on Sherman Street before walking through Danehy Park.

Anyone with information about this case can contact Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office at (781) 897-6600, Cambridge Police at 617-349-3121 directly or through a third party. The family of Paul Wilson is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for Paul’s death.

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Barbara A Barlow, 92


Barbara A Barlow, 92, passed away on Friday December 24th. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Madeline (Murphy) Fitzgerald. Barbara was a graduate of Bentley College and worked as a bookkeeper for several local businesses. She was an avid seamstress, rug braider, and bridge player.

Mrs. Barlow was predeceased by her husband George L Barlow and her daughter Jan (Barlow) Carr.

She leaves behind her sister Elizabeth Danker, son Jeffrey Barlow, and his wife Lori, granddaughter Jillian (Barlow) Bousquet and her husband Austin.

A funeral service will be held Friday Jan 7th at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main St. Ashland, MA. Visiting hours will be held Thursday Jan. 6th from 2:00-4:00 PM in the Matarese Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Barbara’s name to your local animal shelter.

 

Department of Public Health Launches New Quit Smoking Public Awareness Campaign

 

‘Take the First Step’ connects residents with specially trained quit coaches

 

BOSTON (December 29, 2021) — The Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced the launch of Take the First Step, a campaign to help adults quit smoking, vaping, or using other tobacco or nicotine products. The campaign encourages residents considering quitting tobacco or nicotine products to take the first step by calling the Massachusetts Quitline (1-800-QUIT-NOW) or visiting mass.gov/quitting.

 

“DPH has a long history of smoking cessation programs aimed at reducing access to and the influence of tobacco and vaping products in our communities,” said Acting Public Health Commissioner Margret Cooke. “Making the decision to quit smoking can be overwhelming. This program provides a pathway of support and resources for residents who want to stop using tobacco and nicotine products. It’s never too late to quit.”

 

The Take the First Step public awareness campaign will run on TV, radio, social and digital media, on billboards and in print ads in select cities and towns across the Commonwealth in English and Spanish.

 

Residents who enroll in the Quitline program have access to specially trained coaches who work with them to develop individualized plans and provide ongoing support. The program is free and has helped many residents quit for good. Residents can also enroll and receive coaching services online via e-chat. Medically eligible residents (18+) may get eight weeks of free quit medicines (patches, gums, lozenges) after talking with a quit coach.

 

Residents who enroll in the Quitline program will receive:

  • Help making a quit plan. Quit coaches can offer advice on medicines and how to get through cravings.

  • Support for people who have already quit and need help staying nicotine-free.

  • Connection with local one-on-one counselors and quit-smoking groups.

  • Multilingual support — English-, Spanish-, and Arabic-speaking coaches are available. Spanish speakers may call 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569) directly to speak with a Spanish-speaking coach. Interpreter services are available for 200 languages.

 

Additionally, 1-800-QUIT-NOW offers several specialized support programs:

  • Support for individuals who are currently pregnant

  • Support for individuals who use menthol products

  • American Indian Commercial Tobacco Program

  • Additional coaching and support for individuals who self-report having anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, ADHD, PTSD, or substance use disorder

  • Program for young adults who use tobacco or vape (ages 18-24, includes live text coaching)

  • Special support for youth ages 12-17 through a program called My Life, My Quit™

Learn more about 1-800-QUIT-NOW at mass.gov/quitting.

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Catherine Ann (Kitty) O'Connell, 96

 

Catherine Ann (Kitty) O'Connell, 96, formerly of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, was taken by the hand of Jesus to greet her family in heaven on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. She passed away peacefully after a faith-filled life of humility and kindness to all who were fortunate enough to cross her path. She was raised and lived in Hopkinton for her first 39 years in the company of many family members and friends. She married William F. (Bill) O'Connell in 1948 at St. John the Evangelist Church, and they were happily married for 54 years until Bill‘s passing in 2002. She was a full-time mom, raising five boys and one daughter.

She will be dearly missed by her children Dick (Janet) O'Connell, Jack (Patty) O'Connell, Mark O'Connell, Bill (Beatrice) O'Connell, Ellen (Jim) Kane, Paul (Terri) O'Connell; and her grandchildren Kevin (Rachel) O'Connell, Patrick O'Connell, Amanda (Justin) Pierce, Katie (Humberto) Garcia O'Connell, Brian (Nicole) Kane, Maureen (Brian) Tavis, Tim (Carly) Kane, Liam O'Connell, Audrey O'Connell, Dillon O'Connell; Her great grandchildren Savanah Garcia O'Connell, Autumn O'Connell, Ronan Tavis, baby Tavis due in January, and her dear sister Louise Mayer, also of Hopkinton. She loved being with family and friends, playing pitch and bid euchre, volunteering at the local hospital while in Illinois and playing bocce ball with neighbors while in Florida.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 5, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton. A funeral Mass will take place in St. John the Evangelist Church at 11:00 a.m with Father Cannon as celebrant.. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748.


Someone is Celebrating His 100th Birthday Today
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December 28, 2021 - On December 28th, 2021 the town of Hopkinton honored Russell A. Phipps with a public safety parade. Hopkinton Resident and World War II veteran Russell A. Phipps was recognized for his 100th birthday with a drive by parade at his home on Winter Street Hopkinton by the Hopkinton Police, Fire and Department of Public Works at 10am. Phipps has lived in Hopkinton since 1949 and still spends time working the saw mill on his property.

Phipps was a Sergeant in the Army Air Corp from 1942 until 1945. After training he was sent to the Pacific Ocean island of Tinian. There he worked on the Enola Gay, the plane that would drop one of the atomic bombs on Japan which led to the end of World War II.

Hopkinton Veterans Committee Chairperson Michael Whalen presented Mr. Phipps (below, left) a hand-carved cane with a pewter eagle on it. Congratulations to Mr. Phipps on his 100th birthday. ~HPD on behalf of the Town of Hopkinton

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Russell Dean Grant, 75

Russell Dean Grant, a 30-year resident of Hopkinton and 6-year resident of Franklin, MA, passed away on Christmas Eve morning after a long battle with progressive supranuclear palsy. He was 75. He lived with grace, day after day, even though it was a losing battle. The neurodegenerative disease ravaged him physically but it never touched his courage, his faith in a loving God, and his love for his family.

 
He leaves his wife of 52 years, Linda Johnson Grant, his son, Steve and wife Rachel, his daughter, Allison and husband Matt Lugar, and his son, Justin and wife Lisa. His seven grandchildren – Brynn, Hayden, Savanna, and Evelyn Lugar and Isaac, Will, and Ellie Grant – brought him joy. He also leaves his mother, Goldie Grant, of Windom, MN, and a brother, Charles Grant of Jeffers, MN. He was preceded in death by his father, Arlon Grant; sisters, Joanne Kerr, Joyce Swanson, and Beverly Nyflot, and a brother, Richard Grant.

 
His career was in information technology, and after moving from MN to MA in 1985, he held positions at Honeywell, Banyan, Mass Turnpike, and Mass Highway and Division of Insurance at the Commonwealth of MA. In 2003, he took early retirement as Director of Management Information Systems at the Insurance Division and also spent 20-plus years as owner of Advantage Cleaning Company, with customers in Boston and New York City. He was generous with his time and willing to share his knowledge with you. He always enjoyed a day sailing with friends, a game of Sudoku, and ice cream, anytime. He was active at the First Congregational Church of Hopkinton (now Faith Community Church), and former chairman of the Stewardship Committee and Church Board. His faith was important to him, and he lived a life of unwavering trust in God’s plan for his life. “Well done, good and faithful servant.”


Services are pending at this time with hopes of a mid-January memorial service. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith Community Church, 146 E. Main St. Hopkinton, MA 01748.

 

 

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John Alexander Quinones, 15

 

John Alexander Quinones, born August 29, 2006, in Framingham, Massachusetts and a student at Keefe Tech, was raised by both his parents and stepparents, Jessica Keenan, Ernie Quinones, Kevin Keenan and Tina Bettuelli. He was perfect. He was and always will be immensely treasured.


On December 23rd, 2021, John passed away unexpectedly. John was an old soul who would give you the shirt off his back and was always willing to lend a hand. He loved his dog Annie beyond belief and never met an animal he wouldn’t rescue. Never one to turn down an adventure, he would jump at the chance to go shooting or dirt bike riding with his dad and stepmom, mountain biking with his stepdad or travel with his mom. John’s love of family was immense, spending summers with his grandparents, Barbara and John Beatty in NY, traveling to NC for Thanksgiving to visit with his aunts, Joanna Beatty and Debbie Reinhartsen and cousins, Lauren and Karl Reinhartsen. He thought the world of his brother David and loved nothing more than weightlifting together with him.


In John’s 15 years, he traveled across the ocean to Hawaii numerous times, Canada and Europe, as well as within the continental United States. He loved visiting with his family in California and exploring the world around. When not traveling, he enjoyed playing online games and making connections among the community of players. He also was a sucker for requests to play Nintendo or games at dinner with his sister, Makayla. His smile could light up a room with just one glance and was the yin to his mom’s yang.


John will be lovingly remembered by his mother, Jessica Keenan, father, Ernie Quinones, stepfather Kevin Keenan, stepmother Tina Bettuelli, brother David Quinones and sister Makayla Keenan. His beloved dog Annie, as well as grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.


“You never said I’m leaving, you never said goodbye. You were gone before we knew it, and only God knew why. A million times we needed you, a million times we cried. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place that no one could ever fill. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God took you home.” Author Unknown.


Visitation will be held for John on Saturday, January 1st from 2-5pm at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. Anyone is welcome to pay their respects. Masks are required to be worn in the funeral home regardless of vaccination status. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide, 110 West Main St, Freehold, NJ 07728 ( https://sptsusa.org/donate/  ).

 
Hopkinton Police Incident Logs Abstracts
Winter parking ban warning, Assist MSP with accident on 495-
with no PI, man throwing around trash bins and trying to gain entry
into neighbor's garage, tree down partially blocking West Main Street,
individual reports he found two credit cards while walking, suspicious
activity on Wood Street, trespassing on Winter Street, Officer Brennan
responding to pick up deer on Wilson Street after motor vehicle accident,
damage to Center School wall, car vs pole on Fruit Street, his daughter lost cell
phone on school bus, caller reporting a hit & run at Lake Whitehall, 2-car MVA
with personal injury, on Cedar Street Sgt. Arthur Schofield and Officer Stephen Buckley
found "94C" and destroyed it on sight [94C refers to a drug statute, which officers
have used as a code for marijuana]. NOTE:  In addition to the selected incidents
in this summary, HPD checked on properties, neighborhoods, trail heads, municipal
assets, people, homes vacated for vacations, fields, etc. dozens of times:
December 23, 24, 25, 26, 2021
No Arrests

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from December 20, 2021 to December 26, 2021
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Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
11 Birkdale Lane Unit 11 Francisco J Cevallos, Josee Vachon $649,000 December 24, 2021 Trails LLC
18 Patriots Blvd Unit A Bldg 8 Chandrima Dasgupta, Ankan Ray $620,000 December 23, 2021 Irina Khassanova, Albert Khassanova, et al
32 Aspen Way Unit 233 Amarender Reddy Sama, Ramana Malgireddy $1,026,827 December 22, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
136 Clinton Street Tai Wong, Yang Tao $916,000 December 22, 2021 David L Normandeau, Amanda E Y Normandeau
2 Bandon Lane Unit 2 BAN Franki Balboa, Rita Balboa $643,000 December 22, 2021 Trails, LLC
97 Hayden Rowe Street Ruy Barbosa $520,000 December 22, 2021 Executor Nancy MacMillan, et al
22 Wood Street Sreejith Madhavankutty, Athira Vijayan $385,000 December 22, 2021 Meredith A Brown
3 Birkdale Lane Unit 3 BIR Kitty K Siu Living Trust, et al $639,000 December 22, 2021 Trails LLC
48 Aspen Way Unit 241 Sashi Kumar Konda, Srisatya Nadupalli $860, 415 December 22, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
4 Whitehall Lane Zenan Qi, Yan Li $765,000 December 21, 2021 David A Ballas, Bridget M Ballas
31 Aspen Way Unit 265 Ambikesh Khiriya $765,775 December 31, 2021 Pulte Homes of New Englasnd LLC
Last Week        
29 Aspen Way Unit 226 Saravanan Balasubramanian,Divya Kumar $771,000 December 15, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
14 Ridge Road Ryan F Baker, Jolleen E Baker $1,275,000 December 15, 2021 John M Hendrick, Annina A Hendrick
9 Birkdale Lane Unit 9 BIR Murad N Padamsee, Nitan Padamsee, Aliya M Padamsee $720,131 December 15, 2021 Trails LLC
29 Magnolia Drive Alap Pandya, Shivangi Alap Pandya $786,865 December 14, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
27 Magnolia Drive Unit 357 Jaya Krishna Palakusi, Sreelakshmi Kattampillil $783,416 December 13, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England
22 Lakepoint Way Unit 11 Christine J Lambert $849,000 December 13, 2021 Karen Audouin
Week Before        
75 Spruce Street #117 Alekhya Kotamarthi, Madha Charan Vishnubhotla $842,995 December 10, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
46 Aspen Way Unit 240 Siva Nagavardhan Yerrapothu, Aishwarya Sridharan $900,200 December 10, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
73 Spruce Street Unit 116 Satish Anil Narkhede, Neha Satish Mahajan $817,250 December 10, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
0 Hayden Rowe Street Ravenwood LLC $900,000 December 10, 2021 Mary Jane Connelly et al
128 Lumber Street Thuhantha Harshi Weerasinghe Waduge, Pradeep Waduge $905,000 December 10, 2021 Di Ma
13 Falcon Ridge Drive Kunjal J Patel, Ruchita P Patel $1,051,000 December 10, 2021 Donna M Marr et al
59 Fruit Street Preston Curtis Keller II, Kadek Keller $1,000,000 December 10, 2021 Anthony M Marolda
13 Crispwater Way Unit 175 Pranav Sharma, Priya Banka $665,000 December 10, 2021 Pradeep Waduge, Harshi Waduge
52 South Street/Hayward Street G&IX/GP4 52 South LLC $20,460,000 December 9, 2021 EMC Corp
44 Aspen Way Unit 239 Pereshotham R Gurrala, Suneetha Kurakula $900,382 December 9, 2021 Pulte Homes of New England lLC
Town of Milford Echo Lake - 0 Granite Street $3,110,800 December 9, 2021 Milford Water Company
1 Holt Street Cecilia Kelly, Mark R Kelly $1,450,000 December 8, 2021 Bruce J MacDonald et al
12 Birkdale Lane Unit 12 BLR Barry Linder Tr, et al $629,000 December 7, 2021 Trails LLC
13 Jamie Lane David Balla, Bridget Ballas $1,280,497 December 6, 2021 Stuart J Hilger, Denise D Hilger
10 Birkdale Lane I+Unit 10 BIR Diana C Masse $629,000 December 6, 2021 Trails LLC
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John Alexander Quinones, 15


John Alexander Quinones, 15, of Hopkinton, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021. He was the son of Jessica Keenan and Ernie Quinones.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 1st from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.
Arrangements and obituary are pending at this time and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com

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December 26, 2021 - Boston Rob (26-second video) brings his sound system, as well as his Musical Bingo and vast musical library, to Bill's Pizzeria, 14 Main Street in Hopkinton every Monday from 6-8:00 pm. Come early to get a seat and enjoy one of the great meals - Bill's is more than just pizza. Ever had the bounty of nachos piled high and thick (Photo, below)? Or the tender and tasty-beyond-belief marinated steak tips that melt in your mouth?

 

Not only is Boston Rob an extremely congenial personality who likes to get to know his audience as well as he knows his music, Bar Associate Teresa Boyce is a stunning figure and a friendly and knowledgeable personality herself. Stop by for a fun time with friends you might not have yet met.


Or, if you've ever been to Snappy Dogs in season, you will likely recognize Teresa . But if you know her, you know she'll likely see you first!

 
From Fay School
 

Carjacking's/Stolen Vehicle Update – 2nd Arrest Made
From HPD: Good morning, we wanted to share another update on this case.

 
On Wednesday (12/22/21) at approximately 9:30 AM, the second suspect involved in the crash of the stolen Alfa Romeo Giulia and subsequent series of carjacking's was arrested at a residence in Waltham, MA. The Sherborn Police Department, in collaboration with the Massachusetts State Police VFAS unit and members of the Framingham and Ashland Police Departments, were able to locate this individual after an exhaustive investigative effort.


After being taken into custody, with assistance from the Waltham Police Department, the suspect was subsequently arraigned in Framingham/Natick District Court yesterday morning (12/23/21).


This second suspect is facing 10 charges out of Sherborn to include Receiving Stolen Vehicle, three counts of Armed Carjacking, Possession of Stolen Property over $1,200, Possession of Stolen Property under $1,200, three counts of Breaking and Entering Vehicle for Felony and Conspiracy.


The investigation is ongoing, however, as a result of the two arrests of both suspects involved in the above events in the Town of Sherborn, the Sherborn Police Department is confident no other individuals directly involved in the carjacking's are unaccounted for.


At this time, we want to recognize the incredible collaborative effort by all agencies involved to include the Sherborn Police, Massachusetts State Police, Hopkinton, MA Police Department, Framingham Police Department, Medway Police Department, Bellingham MA Police, Milford Police Department, Ashland Police Department, Holliston Police Department, Wellesley Police Department, Uxbridge Police Department, Concord MA Police Department, Sudbury, MA Police Department, Weston Police Department, Waltham MA Police Department and the Natick Police Department.

Below you’ll find the identities of the two suspects apprehended;
Suspect 1 - Identified as Geraldo Colon of Framingham, arrested last Thursday (12/16/21).
Suspect 2 - Identified as Guillermo Diaz Jr. of Milford, arrested on Wednesday (12/22/21).
Stay Safe and Happy Holidays!

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STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING FATAL CRASH IN HOPKINTON

December 24, 2021 - At approximately 8:27 a.m. today Troopers assigned to State Police-Millbury responded to reports of a single vehicle crash on Route 495 southbound in Hopkinton. Hopkinton Fire also responded to assist.

Upon their arrival they located a 2004 Ford F250 that, for reasons still under investigation, left the roadway and crashed into the bridge abutment at the Fruit Street overpass on the right side of the highway. The operator, a 24-year-old man from Framingham, was the sole occupant of the vehicle. He was transported to UMass Worcester where he was pronounced deceased. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The right lane of Route 495 southbound was closed to facilitate crash reconstruction and cleanup.

The exact cause and circumstances of the crash remain under investigation by Troop C of the Massachusetts State Police along with the Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section, and Crime Scene Services Section. No further information is available at this time. Press Release.

 
Santa Tracker
 
What's it Like Downtown at This Moment?
Choose the photo below for that camera's view, or HERE for a choice of four cameras.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log Abstracts
Dogs barking @ 10:45 pm for 90 minutes - brought in,
2-car MVA @ West Main and School, son's phone
stolen in Boys Locker Room 3-4 pm, Individual would like
assistance with restraining orders, strong odor of nat gas on Lumber Street -
outside propane tank needs service, came upon minor mva,
MSP reports erratic operation on Hayden Rowe, Stewart Street
resident reports possible attempted B&E, muffler in roadway,
caller inquiring about retrieving property during active
restraining order, caller lost her credit card, caller reports receipt of
fraudulent checks in mail, caller reports ID theft, Grove Street caller
reports seeing 2 people with flashlights near her vehicle, in addition to the
above - HPD checked several properties and areas of town
during their normal rounds, more...
December 12, 2021
No Arrests
 
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Hopkinton Police Log Abstracts

Clinton Street caller would like 2 intoxicated males removed - units
responded - she will call if they get out of hand again, HPL
employee reports unattended backpack that got picked up prior
to arrival, Eversource Electric scam reported, caller had contractors
working at his home and two times within 15 minutes a man pulled up
and took a picture of his house - red mini-van GOA, Curtis Road caller
reports a scam, assist FBI with investigation on Hayden Rowe Street,
 Circle Drive caller reports detectors sounding - advised to evacuate,

12/21/2021
No Arrests
 
 
Remarkable Light Show

This light show is nothing short of remarkable. Its presentation is more complex than Boston's Citgo Sign.
It is at 29 Elizabeth Road. We only showed part of it in this video. Check it out in person and listen to synchronized sound coming through your FM Radio (instructions on site).

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Lone Wolf BBQ Holds "soft" Opening

December 21, 2021 - The Lone Wolf BBQ, motto "Eat or be eaten," opened its doors at 24 Main Street without fanfare today, but had a great showing nonetheless. Upon stepping through the front door, people raved about the aroma permeating the interior. We didn't want to interrupt the busy staff on their first day open, but we'll get a photo of them soon. Their hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
 

Pamela Kay Bogigian, 72

 

Pamela Kay Bogigian, 72, of Hopkinton, passed away at her home on Monday, December 20, 2021. Born in Akron, Ohio, she was the daughter of Kathleen (King) Mansfield MacLennan of Hopkinton and the late C. Richard Mansfield. She was the wife of 49 years to Vascen J. Bogigian of Hopkinton.


Pam graduated from Framingham State with a Bachelor’s degree, and earned her Master’s degrees from Kent State in Ohio and Lesley University in Cambridge. She was a kindergarten teacher in Milford for over 30 years. Children were her passion, and she loved checking in on them later in life.

 

 Pam was an excellent chef and was always experimenting with something new in the kitchen. She was an avid quilter and took pleasure in Vintage Quilters at the Hopkinton Senior Center with her mother and friends. She enjoyed shopping, antiquing, and exploring boutiques. Most importantly, she loved time spent with her family.


In addition to her husband, Pam is survived by her brother, Richard L. Mansfield and his wife, Mary Lou of North Eastham, MA; her brother-in-law, John Bogigian and his wife, Joyce of Holliston, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.


Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 26th from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com  A funeral service will be celebrated on Monday, December 27th at 10:00 a.m. at Armenian Church of Holy Translators in Framingham. Interment will be held privately at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Armenian Church of Holy Translators, 38 Franklin St, Framingham, MA 01702 or Milford Regional Healthcare Foundation 14 Prospect St. Milford, MA 01757 or ( https://foundation.milfordregional.org/donate/online/ 

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Winter Wonderland

 December 21, 2021 - A present and holiday best wishes with a scene from a few years back at Nestlenook Resort in Jackson, NH, as a horse drawn sleigh and passengers pauses at the top of the bridge over their skating pond ~ John Collins

3 G Being Phased Out

Hopkinton wants to ensure residents are aware of the FCC's planned phase out of 3G cellular networks.
You can find more information here and here
Visit the FCC website for more information about the 3G phase out, suggested next steps for consumers, and resources to help stay connected.

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UNIBANK TO HOST FREE UNIPAY PAYMENT WEBINAR FOR BUSINESSES AND NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS:
January 13, 2022


WHITINSVILLE, MA – UniBank will be sponsoring a free UniPay Online Payment Solution Webinar for businesses and non-profit organizations who are interested in offering online payment as a solution to customers/donors. It's a simple fact: customers today expect the convenience of making payments online. During the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more customers are seeking online payment options to minimize in-person contact and help with social distancing. UniPay by UniBank is simple, efficient, secure, reliable, and can help your business or non-profit increase efficiencies. The solution is customizable and offers your business or non-profit the ability to accept payments securely 24/7.

Join Kristy Genga, AVP from UniPay by UniBank for a 45-minute webinar on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 1 pm to learn how this solution can help your business or non-profit and enhance your revenue collections!

All attendees will be entered to win a $50 Staples gift card. Sweepstakes to win $50 Staples gift card is subject to complete official rules which are available at unibank.com. Register at www.unibank.com.  No purchase or account required to enter or win.

To register, visit www.unibank.com.

UniBank is rooted in the Blackstone Valley with assets of $2.5 billion as of September 30, 2021. A full-service, mutually owned community bank, UniBank has branches in Central Massachusetts and the MetroWest region of Massachusetts. UniBank is dedicated to contributing to the overall quality of life and economic health of the communities it serves, while maintaining a high level of financial soundness and integrity. UniBank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC and Member DIF.  UniBank NMLS #583135. The company website is www.unibank.com .

 

Elissa F. Katz, 72

Elissa F. Katz, 72, of Hopkinton, passed away on Tuesday 12/21/2021. Born in Albany, New York, she was the daughter of the late Ruth Sokol and David Feinman. She was the wife of 50 years to Henry Katz.


In addition to her husband, Elissa is survived by her three children, Lona Moxim, Lindsay Katz, and Sasha Murphy, as well as her 7 grandchildren, Dyllan,Payton and Blake Moxim, Kelsey and, Austin LeBlanc, and Hannah and Jack Emmons. She is survived by her sisters, Pam Mazzone and Donna Wise and her brother, Barry Feinman.


Funeral services will be held privately for immediate family only and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Palliative Care at Tufts Medical Center www.giving.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/give


A letter from Elissa’s three daughters; Our Mema was so loved, cherished and adored beyond words. She prioritized her family above all, and she was our biggest fan, and greatest cheerleader. Her love was so powerful, even fierce! Despite us not being perfect, her arms were always open to welcome us home to feel her unconditional acceptance.

 

She was a magnetic energy of radiating love, drawing everybody to come in and make it their home. Memas children, grandchildren and grand dogs were number 1 & they all felt it. Even though you said, “we will miss you when you’re gone,” you’ll forever be in our hearts. Dance. Laugh. Smile. Love. Accept. Forgive. Love You Beyond xo

 


Secret Letters to my Psychiatrist

Author at Tatnuck Booksellers January 8

Hopkinton, Mass. (December 21, 2021) Nanette A. Kenrick of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, will be discussing her recently published Secret Letters to my Psychiatrist at Tatnuck Booksellers in Westboro on Saturday, January 8, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Signed copies of Kenrick’s book will be available for purchase.

Secret Letters to my Psychiatrist is a collection of stories inspired by the story of Scheherazade, the female storyteller in One Thousand and One Nights. The theme of the book is overcoming obstacles, with a surprise twist at the end of each chapter.

Publishing a book has been a lifelong goal of Kenrick, whose writing experience includes working on high school newspapers and literary magazines. “This book is a dream come true,” she said.

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Bill Morgan Extends an Invitation