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Can you carry a tune? Have you thought of singing in a chorus? Join the Treblemakers, a regional non-audition community chorus based at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Under the direction of Dr. Richard Romiti, rehearsals for our spring concert begin the second Wednesday after New Year’s Day, January 9, at 7:30 pm and continue on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 – 9:15pm. Hopkinton Center for the Arts is at 98 Hayden Rowe Street, in Hopkinton.

The Treblemakers’ concert will be performed on Wednesday evening, May 1. Drop in and give us a try at our open rehearsals during the month of January. For more details, contact Carolyn Letvin at carolyn@carolynletvin.com. The Treblemakers chorus is part of Enter Stage Left Theater, the resident theater company of the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Check out all that HCA has to offer at www.hopartscenter.org
The Perfect Tree



December 13, 2018 -- Above, Amy and John Wendell found their perfect tree (A very, large one) within minutes at Weston Nurseries, where a large selection is still available.  Below, Jan makes a new cut on the base of the tree to make it easier for the trunk to drink water and keep its needles longer.

   




Hopkinton Police Incident Logs

December 12, 2018
December 11, 2018

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from December 5, 2018 -- December 12, 2018
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo of property
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
44 Spruce Street Unit 173 Rahul Sheth, Dipti R Sheth $633,865 December 12, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
16 Glen Road Joseph K Vanderstelt,Kristine Vanderstelt $795,000 December 10, 2018 Elias Aho-Aleuanlli, Maria Jose Mettifogo
89 Front Street Mary Kay Smith, et. al. $610,000 December 7, 2018 Mary Kay Roman, et. al.
1 Circle Drive Kevin R Mee, Patricia Mee $654,500 December 7, 2018 Graham Forward, Makiko Forward
38 Lakepoint Way Unit 19 Chutian Gao $644,313 December 7, 2018 Bruce D Wheeler Trust, et. al.
46 Spruce Street Unit 174 Kanaka KK Pothina, Swetha Pothina $602,765 December 7, 2017 Pulte Homes of New England
1 Juniper Trail Unit 155 Daniel Arputharaj, Jebakala Arputharaj $559,905 December 6, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
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3 Juniper Trail Unit 156 Padmaja Perla, Sai Kumar Potta $550,210 December 3, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
66 Rockwood Ave Unit 39 Barry Keith Lynn, et. al. $604,762 December 3, 2018 LLD Land Development Corp.
4 Apple Tree Hill Unit 4 Edwin A Hernandez $260,000 November 30, 2018 Abigail O'Neill Andrus, et. al.
5 Gibbon Road Lukasz Jarzyna, Ayumi Jarzyna $829,900 November 30, 2018 Peter H Oliver Trust, et. al.
14 Overlook Road Edward Van Stiphout, Nancy Van Stiphout 1,275,000 November 30, 2018 Michael McGrath, Karen McGrath
5 Juniper Trail Unit 157 Sukanta Roy, Nivedita Roy $573,055 November 29, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
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21 Ryegrass Circle Unit 92 Prashant Aryal  $660,000  November 27, 2018 Selvakumaran Rajamanickam et. al.
7 Juniper Trail Unit 158  Upasana Govindarajan et. al. $567,880  November 27, 2018  Pulte Homes of New England 
158 Wood Street  Algendy Sherif et. al.  $237,000  November 21, 2018  789 LLC 
2 Juniper Trail Unit 143  Amarender Sama  $565,010  November 21, 2018  Pulte  Homes of New England
4 Juniper Trail Unit 144  Amit Jagdale, Neha Kaushal  $564, 240  November 19, 2018  Pulte Homes of New England 
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Margaret Carol Ring, 84

Margaret Carol Ring, 84, of Hopkinton, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Metrowest Medical Center in Natick. Born in Brighton, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth and Cornelius Mahoney. She was the wife of the late David F. Ring.
Peggy was a caring wife, mother, nana, sister, and friend. Spending time with her large, loving family brought her great joy! She enjoyed family trips to Disney World, Outer Banks, camping and Hampton Beach. She also loved going on cruises, or visiting casinos with her husband, friends and sisters. Spending time with the people she loved made her the happiest.
Peggy is survived by five children, Virginia Sokol and her husband, Robert of Mendon, David Ring and his wife, Dianne of Holliston, Carolyn Stotz of Framingham, Susan Quintiliani and her husband, Ronald of Mansfield, and Barbara Eget and her husband, Jeffrey of Bordentown, NJ. She also leaves behind her sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Crawford and her husband, David of Rockland; 12 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren,  and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 14th from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com  A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 15th at St. John the Evangelist Church of Hopkinton. Burial will be held privately at Bourne National Cemetery at a later date.

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Middlesex District Attorney’s Office Receives Grant for Insurance Fraud Investigations

 

Daniel Johnston, Executive Director of the Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts, presents the check to District Attorney Marian Ryan and First Assistant Steve Loughlin

WOBURN – The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts, in coordination with the Commissioner of Insurance, to fund investigations and prosecutions of automobile insurance fraud, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced today.

The grant was presented to District Attorney Ryan by Daniel Johnston, Executive Director of the Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts. The $50,000 grant is funded by Arbella Mutual Insurance Company, as part of a program in coordination with the Commissioner of Insurance and the Insurance Fraud Bureau which has been used to fund insurance fraud investigations across the state since 2003.

The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office Special Investigations Unit investigates cases of fraud, embezzlement, drug trafficking, white collar crimes and related illegal activity. The Unit includes a team of Assistant District Attorneys, Financial Analysts, Forensic Examiners, Paralegals and State Police detectives.

The grant money received yesterday will pay for continued investigations by prosecutors in the Special Investigations Unit of the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

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Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at St. Paul’s at 7:00 p.m.

 

 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Hopkinton invites all of its neighbors and friends to attend its 7:00 p.m. Candlelight Christmas Eve service to honor the birth of Our Lord. The service will feature music by the musicians and choir of St. Paul’s and a Holy Eucharist.

St. Paul’s is located at 61 Wood Street/Rte. 135, Hopkinton, and its mission is to minister unconditionally to all in the name of Christ through shared worship, teaching, healing, and service. St. Paul’s welcomes the LGBTQ community, and, indeed, everyone. For more information visit www.stpaulhopkinton.org or call 508-435-4536.

   







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Home for the Holidays - Treblemakers Concert
December 12 (Wednesday) @ 7 pm
Hopkinton's adult chorus will present their annual holiday concert featuring well-loved songs of the season! 
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Hopkinton Police Incident Log
December 10, 2018

One Additional Arrest
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Season's Greetings

Yes, it's the new greenhouse at Weston Nurseries. Please enter through the Garden Center.
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Parks and Recreation Commission Bows to Abutters
No Bark Park on Hughes Property

 

by Robert Falcione

December 10, 2018 -- Having heard mostly objections from abutters and neighbors of the town-owned Hughes Property that had been designated for the construction of a dog park, the Parks and Recreation took into serious consideration additional town-owned properties. EMC Park, Center School and Fruit Street were added to the list.

 
Chairman Dan Terry began the meeting by saying the discussion from the assembled group of people opposing the Hughes location would have exactly 15 minutes and no more. But the complaints from everyone who spoke were quite similar. There was traffic, kids, safety, water; and it didn't even take the 15 minutes allotted.


Cathy McLaughlin, a Hayden Rowe resident, emphasized the safety issue in talking of her dog that got injured in one accident, healed, but killed in the next one.

 

Commission member Kelly Karp nixed EMC Park, saying she didn't want to mix kids and dogs.

 

Chairman Terry led the vote, 5-0, in favor of a Town Meeting Article to request $150,000 in funding from the Community Preservation Commission for a dog park on Fruit Street, where it will be basically in no one's back yard.

 

Below, parcels 10 and 8 are under consideration for the Fruit Street Dog Park.


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Veterans Reminisce

by Henry Allessio

December 10, 2018 -- Above, Hopkinton sailors reviewing military history, 7 December 2018.  Sitting: (Left) Jim Doyle, and Jeff MacMillan.  Standing: (L to R) Bill Mackin, Stan Feinberg, Bill Hamilton, Jack Westcott, Bob Chesmore, Bill Muench, Russ Phipps, and Art Brooks.

     Hopkinton veterans remember Pearl Harbor, and other historic military events that happened on/about December 7th.  The packed house of veterans began discussions with recollecting America's declaration of war against Austria-Hungary on 7 December 1917.  This counted as the 13th country to similarly do so.
    In many of our lifetimes, 68 years ago in North Korea, the epic battle of the "Frozen" Chosin Reservoir was deeply etched into history.  At least 3 Hopkinton veterans (Gene Flannery, Bob Lavoie, and John Long, Sr.) experienced days on end of bitter cold of minus 30 degrees while thousands of Marines and soldiers struggled to stay alive, and escape the enemy.  A hero of the escape from the Chosin was Gene Flannery who was the gunner in the tank that led two Marine regiments southerly down the main (only) supply route to safety.  Despite brutal fire fights with the Chinese communist army along 14 miles of unprotected road, the majority of casualties were caused by frostbite.
     Unforgettable are the happenings of 7 December 1941, 77 years ago at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Without doubt, this sneak attack by the Imperial Japanese military was a stark pivot-point in American history.  Losses of aircraft (188) and personnel (2459 KIA) are well documented.  William J. Robinson of Hopkinton survived the Japanese attack.  Citizens throughout the United States were bewildered and frightened.
     Kathleen L. MacLennan, 95, was a college freshman in 1941.  She recalls being with her classmates huddled around a radio listening to the shocking news, and hoping that a scheduled exam for the next day, Monday, was going to be cancelled.  The test was not cancelled!  
     Cristo H. Mastrogianis was 6 years old living in Salem, Mass. listening to the radio, and could tell his parents were disturbed by their faces.  I wondered, "What is wrong?"  Mother said, it's nothing, it's nothing. I asked myself, "Why won't they tell me?
     "I remembered going to the living room window; it was cloudy and damp looking."  
     As an eleven-year-old at the dining room table with her aunt, "Jo-Jo" Foster, soon to be 89, remembers the radio broadcast telling them the United States were bombed; they couldn't believe it.  Everyone was in danger; nothing could be done; there were 100s of planes.  My aunt was shocked.  We were in absolute shock that it could happen to the United States; it was the first time ever.  I said, "Oh my God.  Oh my God."  No one had ever done
that.  
     Tony Apuzzo was from Astoria, Queens, NY.  It was Sunday at 3pm, he was lying in bed resting, and listening to the radio.  The broadcast was interrupted.  When sound returned he learned the United States had been bombed -- he didn't know where Pearl Harbor was.  The next day, 8 December 1941, he enlisted with the help of an altered birth certificate.  He was 16.

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John Hancock and the Boston Athletic Association Announce Return

to Hopkinton of Defending Champions for 2019 Boston Marathon

  • Desiree Linden, Yuki Kawauchi, Tatyana McFadden and Marcel Hug set to defend their titles on April 15, 2019

  • 2019 Marks the 34th Year of John Hancock’s Principal Sponsorship of the Boston Marathon

BOSTON, MA, December 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. EST—John Hancock and the Boston Athletic Association today announced the return of 2018 Boston Marathon open champions Desiree Linden and Yuki Kawauchi, as well as wheelchair champions Tatyana McFadden and Marcel Hug for the 123rd running of the race on April 15, 2019. The 2019 Boston Marathon marks the 34th year of John Hancock’s landmark sponsorship of the world’s oldest annual marathon.


At Boston this year, Desiree Linden, Yuki Kawauchi, Tatyana McFadden and Marcel Hug proved freezing rain and driving wind were no match for the opportunity to be crowned Boston Marathon champions,” said John Hancock Chief Marketing Officer Barbara Goose. “Their perseverance and tenacity led the way for thousands of runners to realize their own dreams. We look forward to welcoming back our champions as well as all participants and spectators for another historic race on Patriots’ Day.”


Last April Des Linden and Yuki Kawauchi, in the most challenging of weather conditions, etched their names in Boston Marathon history with races that served to inspire people around the world,” said Boston Athletic Association CEO Tom Grilk. “In the wheelchair division, Tatyana McFadden and Marcel Hug both returned to their familiar spots on the podium with resounding victories. Along with John Hancock, we are excited to welcome this quartet of champions back to Boston for the 123rd Boston Marathon.”


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Ethics Commission reminds public employees about restrictions on gifts
Some gifts are prohibited under the conflict of interest law

 With the winter holiday season upon us, the State Ethics Commission reminds state, county, and municipal employees that certain gifts may be prohibited by law. In general, public employees may not accept gifts worth $50 or more that are given because of their public position or because of an official act. There are some exceptions.

The conflict of interest law generally prohibits anyone from giving a public employee a gift worth $50 or more that is given because of the public employee’s position or in connection with an official act. Public employees are likewise prohibited from soliciting or accepting such gifts. Even if a gift is worth less than $50, a public employee would be required to file a disclosure if accepting the gift would create the reasonable impression that he or she would unduly show favor to the giver. Ethics Commission Advisory 04-02: Gifts and Gratuities provides a full overview of how the conflict of interest law relates to gifts.

Most gifts to public employees from family and established friends are not prohibited because they are personal and not linked to any official act or public position. Additionally, public employees may accept unsolicited gifts such as fruit baskets, flowers, or other perishable items if they are accepted on behalf of an office or agency and shared with coworkers or the public. Gifts of alcohol, however, are generally prohibited because they are not perishable and cannot be shared with the public. A full description of exemptions to the gift restrictions is included in 930 CMR 5.08: Conflict of Interest Law Regulations and Exemptions relating to Gifts and Gratuities.

Class gifts to public school teachers are allowed within certain limits. The parents and students of a class may act together to give a gift worth up to $150 to a teacher, provided that the gift is identified as being from the class, and that the names of givers and amounts given are not identified to the teacher. A teacher may not accept any other gift from someone who has contributed to a class gift. Therefore, if an individual gift is given, the teacher must confirm that the giver did not contribute to the class gift. Individual gifts from families that did not contribute to a class gift are allowed if they are worth less than $50. Baked goods, homemade crafts, and other gifts of minimal value are not prohibited. The Commission’s Public School Teacher FAQs on the Conflict of Interest Law contains detailed information about restrictions on teacher gifts.

Restrictions on gifts and gratuities also apply to holiday parties. If a vendor or other private organization offers a public employee a complimentary invitation to a party or event, the public employee is generally prohibited from accepting the invitation if the per-person cost of the event is $50 or more. There is an exemption that allows public employees to accept such invitations if they file a disclosure with a written determination that their attendance serves a legitimate public purpose. Appointed employees must receive that determination from their appointing authority. Regulation 930 CMR 5.08(3)(b) describes the exemption and disclosure requirement in detail.

Public employees are generally not prohibited from giving gifts of substantial value to other public employees in recognition of holidays. However, the conflict of interest law places tighter restrictions on gifts from public employees to their supervisors and superiors. Gifts to supervisors and superiors that are not prohibited include gifts worth no more than $10, food shared in the office, personal hospitality, and gifts given in connection to personal hospitality. Regulation 930 CMR 5.08(8) addresses gifts among public employees.

Although public employees are generally prohibited from accepting gifts or gratuities of substantial value given because of their position, there is an exemption that allows them to accept discounts and waived membership fees in certain circumstances. If a discount is offered to all public employees, for example, it can be accepted. Likewise, if a membership fee for a professional organization is waived or discounted for all similar public employees of a particular profession, then the membership fee waiver may be accepted. Public employee discounts are addressed in Regulation 930 CMR 5.08(7).

The law also generally prohibits gifts of any value from lobbyists to certain public employees. Under the state financial disclosure law, elected state and county officials, as well as appointed state and county employees in major policymaking positions, may not solicit or accept gifts of any kind from lobbyists. Likewise, lobbyists are barred from offering or giving such gifts. Additionally, lobbyists are prohibited from giving gifts to the immediate family members of such state and county officials and employees. There are limited exemptions allowing gifts from lobbyists given solely because of family or established personal friendship contained in Regulation 930 CMR 5.09.

The Commission encourages public employees to contact its Legal Division at 617-371-9500 for free advice if they have any questions regarding how the conflict of interest law may apply to themselves.


Solemn Respect

Please be advised that as a mark of solemn respect for Firefighter Christopher Roy of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts and member of the Worcester Fire Department, who died tragically on Sunday, December 9, 2018, 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 beginning immediately

This observance shall be concurrent with the ongoing half-staff display of the United States of America flag and Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag as a mark of respect for the former President George H. W. Bush who passed on Friday, November 30, 2018.
 
As such and in accordance with U.S. Flag Code, Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 7 (m), the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag should remain at half-staff through Sunday, December 30, 2018.

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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A Tradition Continues


December 10, 2018 -- Evergreen Center of Milford Staff, Barbara Edwards, and students as they presented a Christmas wreath, made by students, to Hopkinton Town Hall, a tradition HopNews has featured since 2005. Photo contributed by Josh Grossetti.
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Calling all Class of 2008 Hopkinton High School graduates!

It's time for our 10 Year High School Reunion.

 

When: Saturday, December 22, 6PM-9PM 

Where: Bell in Hand Tavern, 45 Union Street, Boston, MA

Admission: $20, includes light apps and a drink

 

Buy a ticket on our Eventbrite page. A guest is welcome at the price of an additional ticket.

luke.f.fraser@gmail.com for any questions or inquiries. 

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
December 7, 8, 9, 2018

Two New Arrests

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Senior Dinner


December 9, 2018 -- Hopkinton Police Association, as well as retired police officers, dispatchers and their families gave their time and love to the senior citizens on Saturday. Click on a thumbnail to enlarge.


 

Kathleen Marie Gross, 71

 

Kathleen Marie Gross, 71, of Natick and a former longtime resident of Hopkinton, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Eliot Rehab in Natick. Born in Dorchester, she was the daughter of the late Bernice L. (Nichols) and John F. Madden. She was the former wife of George Gross.

Kathleen was a former employee at the Hopkinton Tax Collector’s Office, was a member of the Finance Committee and was involved in town politics. She had also been a caretaker for the elderly as a Home Health Aide.

She is survived by three children, Carol Ann Falk and her husband, Michael, Christopher Gross, and Patrick Gross and his wife, Maria. She also leaves behind her siblings, Mary Jane Laferriere and her husband, Henry, Susan Gatier and her husband, Jacques, Joanne Gauvin, and Robert Madden; as well as 8 grandchildren.

Private services will be held with family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kathleen’s memory may be made to Hopkinton Ambulance Fund, 73 Main St. Hopkinton, MA 01748. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 
www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com





Crews have  finished making repairs to the water main on Hayden Rowe Street. Water service has been turned back on to the area. Please check your water as you may need to flush your cold water line to help clear any air or discoloration. ~ Eric Carty, Water/Sewer Manager
   

Some video highlights from our Nov 9th debut show at McGann's Irish Pub in Boston HERE
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Visibility


December 9, 2018 --We can't be entirely certain, but it appears that the residents of Apple Ridge Road in Sutton have a clear view of Mount Wachusett, taken yesterday.

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Hopkinton Police Association Hosts Seniors


December 8, 2018 -- The Hopkinton Police waited on Hopkinton senior citizens this afternoon in an annual tradition. Above, School Resource Officer Phil Powers addresses the gathering. Also standing, Special Officer Bob Fayard offered the blessing before the meal. More photos on Sunday.
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A Little Help from Friends


December 8, 2018 -- Sarah Minsk-Eduardo shares this photo of a trail that was impassable before someone performed a repair replacing mud with stones, on Lake Whitehall today.
All Roads Lead To...


December 8, 2018 -- From the air, the converging lines of the silo cap must look like a roadmap to the top to a pigeon, in Oxford today.
Low Hanging Fruit


December 8, 2018 -- Stumbled upon this orchard today in Sutton that has grown fallow from an apparent lack of attention. Suckers are popping up through the ground all over, and apples hang, unharvested, while a blanket of drops covers the ground.
   
 

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Last Day of 2018 for Ice Cream
TODAY
Saturday, December 8
at The Spoonery
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
(Behind The Spoon)


Buy 1 pint, get second one for 1/2 price!
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A Thousand Lights
December 7, 2018 -- The Learning Center of Hopkinton at 59 Wood Street lit up the property among holiday songs sung by their practiced students on Thursday at the end of the school day. This wide angle lens captured the width of the display; but as a result, the lens also makes thing look farther away. Please take a drive past at some time and be thrilled. They are really tall trees.
   

Each year our Elves transform our greenhouse into a Winter Wonderland. Explore the magical winter forest, watch the Weston Nurseries Express wind its way along the tracks, and write a letter to the North Pole and post it in our magic mailbox.   

This season, Mrs. Claus will be here to assist Santa!  Also, please remember to bring YOUR camera, as we won’t be taking pics. We would love for you to share your pictures: #WestonSanta18 ! 

We will be collecting donations for Project Just Because, a Hopkinton-based non-profit whose mission is If you’ve fallen on hard times and need a helping hand, Project Just Because is here to help.

Saturday, December 8th:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm  &  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday, December 9th:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm  &  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Please keep in mind that Santa is very popular, and the line fills up quickly! We recommend that families arrive early if they wish to be first to see Santa, and arrive no later than 11:30 AM or 2:30 PM to ensure a place in line.

 
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Home for the Holidays - Treblemakers Concert
December 12 (Weds) @ 7 pm
Hopkinton's adult chorus will present their annual holiday concert featuring well-loved songs of the season! 
Adults: $15.00
Students & Seniors: $10.00
Light refreshments will be served. 
To purchase tickets in advance and select your seats: 
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log
December 5, 2018

Existing arrest

   

Thomas “Roy” Robson, 90

Thomas “Roy” Robson, 90, of Hopkinton, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Born in Hackensack, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Georgia (Lord) and Thomas P. Robson. He was the husband of Marcia J. (Russell) Robson of Hopkinton.


Roy was the co-owner of Robson Cunningham Building for 50 years, having built many homes in Hopkinton. He enjoyed camping and woodworking.


Besides his wife, Roy is survived by four children, Paula Robson of Southborough, Donna McRobert and her husband, Phil Pogey,  Pamela Dailey and her husband, Ed and James Robson, all of Hopkinton. He also leaves behind his sister, Elizabeth Palmer of Hopkinton, as well as 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by two sisters, Irene Sciretta and Evelyn Stone.

Funeral services will be held privately with family and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hopkinton Fire & EMT, 73 Main St. Hopkinton, MA 01748 or to Hopkinton Police Department, 74 Main St.

Central Public House
It's Official!

December 5, 2018 -- Chef and business owner Dennis Wilson, white chef's jacket with family to his right, cuts the ceremonial ribbon brought by the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce as part of their welcoming shtick for new member businesses and sponsored entities in  Hopkinton. Chamber members gathered in a reserved area, mingling with the principals of the business, of the property, and other officials, and were treated to the finest Italian cold cuts and finger sandwiches. Below, click a thumbnail to enlarge.




THIS Saturday, December 8th from Noon - 4 pm

Hosted by St. John’s High School Youth Group

WHAT:    A Winter Wonderland Christmas Party for Your Little Ones!  Do you need an afternoon to shop or get chores done? THIS WEEKEND is your opportunity! High School Youth with adult chaperones will provide games, food, music, crafts, entertainment, face painting, and more for your children in the church hall.  Featuring performance by Fran Flynn, Magician Extraordinaire! !

 

WHO:    For Kids ages 3 years old and up    --- Sign Up is first come, first served. We can only take 50 children between the ages of 3 and up.

 

WHERE:   St. John the Evangelist Church PARISH CENTER at 20 Church Street, Hopkinton, MA

 

COST:   $20 per child/$30 family max, payable by cash or check to St. John’s Youth Group. Proceeds will help support our Mission Trip in June 2019.

 

IMPORTANT: Please make sure your child has had lunch before you drop them off.

SIGN UP AT:       www.stjohnhopkinton.com Youth Ministry  LINK

Then print and bring signed DROP & SHOP PARENT PERMISSION slip and payment to the door on the day of the event.

QUESTIONS:      Email stjohnythmin@gmail.com

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Milford Regional’s Annual Tree Lighting Event Celebrates Hope and Life


MILFORD - Nearly 200 people attended the annual Tree of Life ceremony at Milford Regional Medical Center Monday night, celebrating life and paying tribute to those who have survived cancer, battled the disease or have been touched by cancer.

This year, the annual event raised more than $12,000 for the Oliva Fund for Cancer Care at Milford Regional. The fund is named in honor of the Oliva Family of Milford and provides oncology patients with support during their treatment at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center at Milford Regional.

 

The evening included a performance by the Very Merry Dickens Carolers, as well as remarks from Edward J. Kelly, president and CEO of Milford Regional; Peter F. Orio, III, DO; Michael Constantine, MD; and Mona Kaddis, MD.

 

Gold and silver tribute angels were displayed as a reminder of loved ones affected by cancer and tribute luminaries lit a path from the hospital to where the Tree of Life was lit. Each light on the tree symbolizes a loved one affected by cancer, and the tree remains lit during the holiday season to serve as a reminder of hope in the fight against cancer.

 

In recognition of how their lives have been personally touched by cancer and for their dedication to helping patients, the tree was lit in honor of the Oliva Family – Anthony “Babe” Oliva and his wife, Mary, who is a two-time cancer survivor; daughter Gina Oliva Tarolli, who is also a cancer survivor; son Nick Oliva and his wife, Dawna; and grandson Zachary Oliva.

“We come to this ceremony every year; it is a great start to the holiday season,” says Gina Oliva Tarolli. “It is important for us to continue to give back to the community, and we are very humbled to have the fund named after our family.”

To make an online donation to the Oliva Fund please visit foundation.milfordregional.org/waystogive or contact the Milford Regional Healthcare Foundation Office at (508) 422-2228.

The Oliva Family of Milford had the honor of lighting the tree during this year’s Tree of Life ceremony. Seated from left to right: Anthony “Babe” and Mary Oliva; standing (left to right) Lillian Stanas, Zachary Oliva, Dawna Oliva, Nick Oliva and Gina Oliva Tarolli.

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29 Grams of Cocaine Seized during Motor Vehicle Stop in Barnstable

 

December 5, 2018 – State Police recovered 29 grams of Cocaine after a motor vehicle stop on Route 6 in Barnstable.This morning at about 12:45 a.m., Trooper Edward Alldredge stopped a gray Ford Fusion for motor vehicle violations.

 

The operator was identified as JOEL WILLIAMSON, 36 of Hyannis. As a result of an investigation, WILLIAMSON was asked to exit the vehicle and found to be in possession of 29 grams of cocaine.

 

WILLIAMSON was placed under arrest and transported to the Yarmouth State Police Barracks where he was booked and held on $10,000 bail until his arraignment today in Barnstable District Court.

JOEL WILLIAMSON was charged with the following offenses:

Trafficking in Cocaine;

Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle;

Speeding; and

Marked Lanes Violation

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from November 27, 2018 -- December 5, 2018
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo of property
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
3 Juniper Trail Unit 156 Padmaja Perla, Sai Kumar Potta $550,210 December 3, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
66 Rockwood Ave Unit 39 Barry Keith Lynn, et. al. $604,762 December 3, 2018 LLD Land Development Corp.
4 Apple Tree Hill Unit 4 Edwin A Hernandez $260,000 November 30, 2018 Abigail O'Neill Andrus, et. al.
5 Gibbon Road Lukasz Jarzyna, Ayumi Jarzyna $829,900 November 30, 2018 Peter H Oliver Trust, et. al.
14 Overlook Road Edward Van Stiphout, Nancy Van Stiphout 1,275,000 November 30, 2018 Michael McGrath, Karen McGrath
5 Juniper Trail Unit 157 Sukanta Roy, Nivedita Roy $573,055 November 29, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
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21 Ryegrass Circle Unit 92 Prashant Aryal  $660,000  November 27, 2018 Selvakumaran Rajamanickam et. al.
7 Juniper Trail Unit 158  Upasana Govindarajan et. al. $567,880  November 27, 2018  Pulte Homes of New England 
158 Wood Street  Algendy Sherif et. al.  $237,000  November 21, 2018  789 LLC 
2 Juniper Trail Unit 143  Amarender Sama  $565,010  November 21, 2018  Pulte  Homes of New England
4 Juniper Trail Unit 144  Amit Jagdale, Neha Kaushal  $564, 240  November 19, 2018  Pulte Homes of New England 
Previous Update         
49 Rockwood Lane Unit 14 John K Westerling, Luanne V Westerling $549,865 November 16, 2018 LLD Land Development
5 Mount Auburn Street Katherine D Hudson, Timothy Lannin $385,000 November 15, 2018 Patrick Davis, Emily Davis
40 Stoney Brook Road Patrick B Belniak, Karen Belniak $375,000 November 15, 2018 Prime Properties Limited Partnership
9 Juniper Trail Unit 159 Narendrakumar Patel Krunal, et al $547,710 November 15, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
47 School Street Antonio E Bullon, Adelaine Pinho, Bullon $740,000 November 15, 2018 Robert Saba, Timoria Saba
9 Colella Farm Road Kerrie Urban $727,500 November 14, 2018 David S Colvin, Kimberly A Colvin
207 Winter Street Bertnell Realty $385,000 November 14, 2018 Andrew F Omara, Joan O Dwyer Est.
11 Juniper Trail Unit 160 Somiya Dayalan, et al $544,900 November 13, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
   
 

Hopkinton High School Performs Winter Concerts

Thursday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m.

The Hopkinton High School Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Lab, Symphonic Band and Concert Band present their annual Winter Concert on Thursday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m.

The Hopkinton High School Chorus, Noteworthy and Orchestra perform their annual Winter Concert on Thursday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m.  

Both concerts will be held in the High School Auditorium at 90 Hayden Rowe Street. There is an admission charge of $5 for individuals, $10 family cap. Free admission for Senior Citizens, Hopkinton music students, faculty and staff. All proceeds benefit graduating senior scholarships and student lesson scholarships.


An Invitation to Community Musicians:
Hopkinton High School Music Department would like to start a new tradition by inviting community members to come and join them on stage for performance of Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride. Even if you haven’t played in years, young or old, we would love to have you sit in and join us. So dust off that instrument and come perform a holiday classic with the high school bands!

Other concerts of note include:
Grade 6 Winter Concert -- Tuesday, December 4 at 7pm, HMS Auditorium
Hopkins School Winter Concert -- Wednesday, December 5 at 7pm, HHS Athletic Center
Grade 7 Winter Concert -- Tuesday, December 11 at 7pm, HMS Auditorium
Grade 8 Winter Concert -- Wednesday, December 12 at 7pm, HMS Auditorium

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Hearts

Unibank's Giving Tree has as many needs as there are hearts on the tree, all to benefit Project Just Because.
   
Respect


On Saturday, Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker ordered United States Flags at all town halls in the Commonwealth as well as the Commonwealth Flag to be flown at half-staff until further notice out of respect for the late President George Herbert Walker Bush.

Hopkinton Police Incident Log
November 30, 2018 - December 2, 2018

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New Sound Assembly Chorus at Hopkinton Card & Gift/Hopkinton Drug
 
Great Turnout


December 2, 2018 -- Today is the first day of Hanukkah, an eight day Festival of Lights. Tonight, above, many members of the Hopkinton Jewish community gathered on the Veterans' Memorial Gazebo to pray, sing songs and prepare for the lighting of the first of 8 lights, below.

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Waiting for the Sun

December 2, 2018 -- These braches, once full of berries and birds, appeared on HopNews not that long ago. Now, water coincidentally takes up the space that the berries did, as the tree hardens for Winter, off of South Mill Street this afternoon.
Smoke on the Water


December 2, 2018 -- Bloods Pond was a good location for rolling fog this afternoon.
   
All Aboard


December 2, 2018 -- Weston Nurseries will still entertain Santa next weekend, too, and run their inside trains the whole time. Weston has the Fraser Firs that are so popular, as well as the less expensive fine Balsams, a new greenhouse display, as well as all kinds of greenery for the season. And let's not forget everything to trim the tree, or to give for gifts.
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Open House at Hopkinton Card and Gift

December 2, 2018 -- The kids loved Santa at Hopkinton Drug today. He may be gone, but the gifts of all prices, and for all ages, remain at Hopkinton Card and Gift, as well as cards, wrapping paper, scents, and special gifts for special people.
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More on the Pink Patch Project
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Do You See What I see?
The Missing Lynx?


December 2, 2018 -- Olivia Cayo Enegess shares a photo from her backyard of what she believes is a bobcat. We concur.
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Hopkinton Card and Gift (at Drugstore) 30th Holiday Open House


December 1, 2018 -- Above, twins Donovan and Julian Marshall wait at Hopkinton Drug to hear their mother sing with Women of Note, an a capella chorus. Below, Santa with Harper Reyes ( age 2.5 yrs), who lives in Hopkinton
   
Santa at Weston Nurseries

December 1, 2018 -- These girls, Catie Abbott Madeline Strickland, prove that you're never to old for Santa Claus, at Weston Nurseries today.
Hopkinton Police Association Collects $6,000 for Community Giving


December 1, 2018 -- Hopkinton K-9 Officer Brian Sanchioni was humbly explaining his role in the Pink Patch anti-cancer initiative when School Resource Officer Phil Powers interrupted the interview before reporters to give some kudos. He explained that Officer Sanchioni designed the new K-9 patch himself. The group awarded survivor Kelly Benson a check for $2,000, one of three awards they are making. Below, Kelly Benson, roses in hand, is flanked by her family on one side and by Officer Sanchioni on the other. A video will appear on Sunday.

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UniBank's Holiday Giving Tree Campaign

UniBank kicked off its annual Holiday Giving campaign on November 23rd to make the season brighter for individuals and families throughout the community. The campaign is part of the bank’s dedication to improving life for the communities it serves. Each UniBank branch has chosen an organization that fills a need in their community and employees support the program by making and purchasing items, and accepting donations from customers and the general public. 

Visit our website to find out what organization your local UniBank branch is supporting.

Joseph E. Sullivan, 92

HOPKINTON- Joseph E. Sullivan, 92, died Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Royal Cape Cod Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Bourne.  He was the husband of the late Patricia (Crowley) Sullivan.  Born in Waltham, he was the son of the late Michael and Beatrice (McCune) Sullivan.  

He was a Newton police officer for 30 years and a U.S. Navy veteran serving in WWII.

 

He is survived by his children John and wife Inga of SC, Joseph Sullivan of AZ, Suzanne Evans and husband Ian of AZ, Donald and wife Victoria of Lexington and Dennis Sullivan and wife Kim of Hopkinton.  He also leaves a special friend, Katherine Roundville of Wareham and his 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  

Private funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home.

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Sally A. (Jaycox) McClean, 73

HOPKINTON - Sally A. (Jaycox) McClean, 73, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 10, 2018 in her home in Hopkinton. Born May 21, 1945 in Poughkeepsie, NY, she was the daughter of Claude O. Jaycox and Alice May (Hummel) Jaycox of Poughkeepsie, NY.

Sally graduated from Roy C. Ketcham High School in Wappingers Falls, NY, before attending Beaver College in Glenside, PA where she received a BS Degree in Mathematics.
On March 26, 1967, in Wappingers Falls, she married Edmund J. McClean of Brooklyn, NY and the two shared 47 years of loving marriage before Mr. McClean passed away in 2014. The couple raised their family in Hyde Park, NY where she lived until moving to Hopkinton, MA in 2016.

 

She is survived by her daughter, Debra M. Oberg, and her son, Jacob, of Lancaster, NY, her son, Garrett E. McClean, his wife, Heidi, and their children Casey and Julia, of Hopkinton and her sisters, Linda Miller of Glenmont, NY and Elaine Baller of Fishkill, NY.

Family and friends were Sally’s passion. She was blessed with many friends who were drawn to her humor and spirit. Sally had a lifelong love of tennis, a talent for crafts, volunteered within her community, served on the Hyde Park Town Council, and was a writer throughout her life. Her writing included children’s stories inspired by her grandchildren, “odes” celebrating loved ones and milestones, and memoirs of family history, travels and friendships. She and Ed loved to travel, fulfilling their goal of visiting every US state and all the National Parks.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and an intimate remembrance will be scheduled at a later date according to the family’s convenience. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research ( www.michaeljfox.org ), Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777.  Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home.  To share a memory or offer an online condolence, visit
www.callanancronin.com

   



Hopkinton Police Incident Report
November 29, 2018

No Arrests this week

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Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party


November 29, 2018 -- Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce held their annual holiday party in the cozy Loft of the Hopkinton Center for the Arts this evening. Above, Ruth Ann Cote and Sharon MacDonald; below, Susanne Odell Farber and Mark Mercer.
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Hopkinton Police Incident Log
November 28, 2018


No arrests this week

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Maspenock Draw Down

Good Morning...

Due to excessive rainfall, the lake drawdown has been slow to make progress. With much effort, earlier this week the Town of Hopkinton DPW was able to open the gate at the dam beyond what has been traditionally the maximum opening in order to clear debris and increase the flow rate. We have seen significant reduction in the lake level over the last couple days due to this latest effort and with some luck we will be still be able to reach the normal drawdown level of 4-5 ft.

If you need assistance with dock or boat lift removal, contact Ron Thebedo, ‘The Dock Guy’ at 508-826-5274 who has been apprised of our situation and is able to assist.

On another note:

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA: LMPA APPAREL!! We have a very short window to order but thought these items might be nice gift ideas!! DECEMBER 3 Rd deadline for ordering and paying (an invoice will be sent to you once you place your order). Please sign up in the sign-up genius LINK below and write your size selection in the comment section in the LINK.

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Thank you,

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Troopers Investigating Armed Carjacking by Suspect in Webster-to-Worcester Pursuit

 

November 29, 2018 -- At zero-hundred (midnight) today, Massachusetts State Police Troop C dispatch advised patrols that Oxford Police were pursuing a Dodge pickup truck that had fled from a motor vehicle stop in Webster. The suspect vehicle, which had three occupants, one of whom, the driver, was reportedly armed, entered onto Route 395 northbound at Exit 3.

 

Massachusetts State Police patrols joined the pursuit in a secondary position. At approximately 12:17 a.m., an MSP Trooper successfully deployed stop sticks against the suspect vehicle, causing damage to its tires. Several minutes later the suspect vehicle went up the ramp to Route 290 eastbound going in the wrong direction and crashed on the highway.

According to preliminary investigation, the male driver of the vehicle exited the pickup and, while brandishing a handgun, forced the driver of a silver Buick Enclave from that vehicle. The suspect fled in the Enclave, which is registered out of Connecticut.

MSP Troopers located the carjacked vehicle and re-initiated the pursuit in Worcester. The suspect then re-entered Route 290, driving an eastbound direction on the westbound side of the highway.  Approximately a minute later, around 12:30 a.m., Troopers terminated the pursuit as it entered the Kelley Square area.

The two female passengers of the initial suspect vehicle remained in that vehicle after the initial crash and are being interviewed to determine whether they will face charges. The investigation into the operator’s identity and whereabouts is ongoing.

No injuries were sustained by anyone involved, according to preliminary reports.

Please note the above details are from preliminary incident reports and the exact sequence of events remains part of the ongoing and fluid investigation. No further information is available at this time.

Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash in Wareham

At approximately 3 a.m. today State Police Troop D received calls reporting a motor vehicle on fire. Responding Troopers located the vehicle on Route 25 eastbound just prior to Exit 2 in Wareham (mm 2.4).  The vehicle was in the median strip against a tree,  fully engulfed in flames.

 

Firefighters extinguished the  flames; a victim,  Frank Mctighe, 60 Holbrook, was subsequently located deceased within the charred vehicle.

 

The investigation by MSP is ongoing and is being conducted by Troop D with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. No further information is available at this time.

Identity of Pedestrian Killed in Concord Motor Vehicle Crash Confirmed

 CONCORD – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Concord Chief of Police Joseph O’Connor have confirmed that the pedestrian who died Monday after being struck by a commercial vehicle, a 2016 Ford Utility Pickup Truck, has been identified as Wayne Moody, 75, of Rutland.

At approximately 12:22 p.m. on Monday, November 26, Concord Police responded to a report of a pedestrian, an adult male, who had been hit by a utility pickup truck at the intersection of Independence Road and Alcott Road in Concord.

The preliminary investigation suggests that the decedent had been working on the side of the road when the utility pickup truck backed up, running him over. He was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The driver of the commercial vehicle remained on scene.

This is an open and ongoing investigation being conducted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, the Concord Police Department, the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the Massachusetts State Police Commercial Enforcement Team and no charges have been filed.

    Leon A. Drowne, 57

HOPKINTON - Leon A. Drowne, 57, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at the Ledges in Hopedale. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Louis and Janet (Beauchene) Drowne. He was predeceased by his brothers Larry, John, Gary and Lester, along with his sister Donna.

He is survived by his siblings Carol Guthrie and husband William of Hopkinton, Nancy Mercer and husband Dan of Hopkinton, Joann Esser and husband John of Madison, WI and brother James Alexander and wife Ann of Northbridge. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.

At the age of 16, Leon was hit by a drunk driver. He suffered a severe head injury, was paralyzed in his left leg and sustained many other internal injuries. He spent one year in a coma and several years recovering in rehab centers. He has survived many surgeries and hospitalizations throughout his life. Despite all these things, Leon has been known for his positive attitude and determination. He had a great sense of humor and was an inspiration to all that knew him. He continued to enjoy his life to the fullest.

He enjoyed going out to dinner and he had a great love of music. His greatest love was “Coffee” and a “Lottery Ticket.” His trips to Vegas with his friends were his most memorable times. Leon had a deep love of family and friends and enjoyed his visits with them immensely. We will always carry his memory in our hearts. A special thanks to all the staff members at the Ledges for the wonderful care and love that Leon received over the years.

Calling hours will take place Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St., Hopkinton, MA. A funeral service will follow in the funeral home at 12:00 p.m. A reception will be held after the funeral at The Ledges, 55 Mendon Road, Hopedale. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ledges Workshop, PO Box 38, Hopedale, MA 01747.

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Div. 2 State Championship Hopkinton Golf Team
at the State Championship @ Marshfield , Ma. In late October.
 
 
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from November 19, 2018 -- November 27, 2018
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo of property
Address
Buyer
Price 
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
21 Ryegrass Circle Unit 92 Prashant Aryal  $660,000  November 27, 2018 Selvakumaran Rajamanickam et. al.
7 Juniper Trail Unit 158  Upasana Govindarajan et. al. $567,880  November 27, 2018  Pulte Homes of New England 
158 Wood Street  Algendy Sherif et. al.  $237,000  November 21, 2018  789 LLC 
2 Juniper Trail Unit 143  Amarender Sama  $565,010  November 21, 2018  Pulte  Homes of New England
4 Juniper Trail Unit 144  Amit Jagdale, Neha Kaushal  $564, 240  November 19, 2018  Pulte Homes of New England 
Previous Update         
49 Rockwood Lane Unit 14 John K Westerling, Luanne V Westerling $549,865 November 16, 2018 LLD Land Development
5 Mount Auburn Street Katherine D Hudson, Timothy Lannin $385,000 November 15, 2018 Patrick Davis, Emily Davis
40 Stoney Brook Road Patrick B Belniak, Karen Belniak $375,000 November 15, 2018 Prime Properties Limited Partnership
9 Juniper Trail Unit 159 Narendrakumar Patel Krunal, et al $547,710 November 15, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
47 School Street Antonio E Bullon, Adelaine Pinho, Bullon $740,000 November 15, 2018 Robert Saba, Timoria Saba
9 Colella Farm Road Kerrie Urban $727,500 November 14, 2018 David S Colvin, Kimberly A Colvin
207 Winter Street Bertnell Realty $385,000 November 14, 2018 Andrew F Omara, Joan O Dwyer Est.
11 Juniper Trail Unit 160 Somiya Dayalan, et al $544,900 November 13, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
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3 Box Mill Road Erik S Wolf, Jennifer A Wolf $879,900 November 9, 2018 Richard P Barbieri
6 Juniper Trail Unit 35 Swetha Ramapriya, et. al. $586,455 November 8, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
4 Marshall Ave David M Lopez, Lucia Lopez $545,000 November 5, 2018 William M Harris, Sonya Fairbanks Harris
8 Juniper Trail Unit 146 Naveen Kumar Saane, Radha Gunda $587,425 November 5, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
110 Ash Street Ning Zhang, Zhongdong Oliver Zhu $752,000 November 2, 2018 Daniel E Rediger, Meghan M Rediger
15 Forest Lane Unit 12 Michael J Morrissey $410,000 November 2, 2018 Ramona M  Crescitelli
31 Spruce Street Unit 95 Sathiskumar Balasubramanian, et. al. $833,346 November 1, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
26 Trevor Lane Unit 26 Sue Potas $560,000 October 31, 2018 Yong T Kim, Hyun K Kim
35 Spruce Street Unit 97 Anil Kumari, Anshu Kumari $739,726 October 31, 2018 Pulte Homes of New Engalnd
26 Rockwood Lane Unit 53 Alexander Miller, Marilyn Miller $562,090 October 30, 2018 LLD Land Development Corp
5 East Main Street Mary KS Gronemeyer, Jacob H Gronemeyer $887,500 October 30, 2018 Austin Spang IV, Linda L Spang
18 Falcon Ridge Drive Mathew Hodges, Maurja Dasraj $1,014,000 October 30, 2018 James P Goodrow II, Maureen S Goodrow
250 Wood Street Cary Warren Carter, Simone L Carter $435,000 October 30, 2018 William P Aylward, Stephanie C Aylward
   

A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS AT FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH IN HOPKINTON

You’re invited to experience a Merry Little Christmas at Faith Community Church, located at 146 E. Main Street in Hopkinton. The Christmas Eve services and candle lighting are taking place on December 24 at 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm. All ages welcome. Visit www.fcch.org/    for more info.

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Fruit Street Water Main to Shut

Dear Resident,

We apologize for the inconvenience in scheduling the water shut down on your street. After several cancellations due to weather, it appears Thursday November 29th will cooperate for the water main work.

We will be shutting off the water main on Fruit Street, from the well field across from the town owned Fruit Street property, toward Southborough. Residents in that area including North Street will be without water for approximately 6-8 hours while work is being completed on our new blending facility. The work shut down is scheduled for 8AM on Thursday. Any discoloration that may occur after the water is turned back on will eventually dissipate. Please check your water before using it. You may need to run your cold water line to clear your internal pipes after the test is complete.

To receive updates we encourage you to check our notification page found on the towns website at, www.hopkintonma.gov/  under the Water-Sewer department page, or sign up to follow us on Twitter @hopkintonwater  

~Eric Carty

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Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
November 27, 2018

No Arrests this week
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Tree of Life Celebration to be Held at Milford Regional

MILFORD - The Tree of Life celebration will be held on Monday, Dec. 3, at Milford Regional Medical Center. The annual event celebrates and honors our patients and families who have been affected by cancer.

This year’s celebration will begin at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment and refreshments in the cafeteria, followed by the tree lighting in front of the Medical Center.

For additional information, please contact Milford Regional Medical Center, Foundation Office at (508) 422-2034.

Hopkinton Town Hall and Library Shut Down Due to Electrical Failure

November 27, 2018 -- The Hopkinton Town Hall and Public Library remained closed as of 4:30pm on Tue 11/27 due to an electrical problem that occurred earlier in the day.  A short in the power service lines from the utility pole to the Town Hall resulted in a surge of power and eventual loss of power within the building.  During this event a 1” heat pipe also burst as a result of the surge that traveled to a ground connecter attached to the pipe as part of the electrical grounding system. This leak was quickly addressed and at this time it does not appear to have caused any water damage.
 
At approximately 8:30 a.m. unusual sounds were heard in parts of Town Hall by staff and subsequently areas of the building lost electrical power. A leaking pipe was soon discovered in the basement as well. The fire alarm was activated and the building was evacuated.  Police and Fire resources were dispatched to the Town Hall. Hopkinton Facilities and Inspectional Services shut down the power and water to the building within minutes of the event. Eversource responded, as well as the Town’s electrical contractor. The Board of Selectmen were advised and are monitoring this situation closely.
 
The loss of power resulted in the loss of municipal internet and some municipal phone lines including non-emergency Fire, non-emergency Police, DPW, Library and Senior Center business lines.  At no time was the 911 network down and public safety response remained at full capacity. The Public School system was mostly unaffected.
 
The Hopkinton Emergency Response plan was activated. Contingency workarounds were initiated to alleviate the phone and internet outages in support of Public Safety efforts.  An emergency meeting of the Hopkinton Emergency Management Group was convened at the Fire Station Incident Command Center. During this meeting an initial incident response was developed.
 
Presently, through the Emergency Management Group’s efforts, the municipal phone and internet systems have been restored utilizing a temporary generator.  The Town’s electrical contractors are on the scene and are working to restore power to the building. The restoration of power will be undertaken carefully and systematically, so as to ensure that all electrical systems are safe and undamaged.

The Hopkinton Board of Selectmen meeting scheduled for 6:00 p.m. tonight was moved to the HCAM studio located at 77 Main Street, basement level. A briefing will be presented to the Board of Selectmen at the meeting by the Town Manager. The Town will continue to update the community as the assessment and restoration continues.

On Wednesday, November 28, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., employees of the following Town Hall departments will be situated at the Public Library to conduct routine business: Town Clerk, Town Manager’s office, Land Use Department, Finance Department, and Board of Health.  Town Hall employees will monitor email communication.

Town Manager Norman Khumalo has stated: “Serving Hopkinton residents is always our number one priority.  We hope to restore full Town Hall services as soon as possible. I would like to thank residents for their understanding and patience through this difficult time, and especially for their generosity supporting and funding the infrastructure improvements at Town Hall which has minimized the damage and made the recovery effort much more efficient.” ~Press release

Reboot


November 27, 2018 -- The Fire Department, the Wiring Inspector and the Director of Information Technologies were on the case of the Internet being down at Town Hall, which apparently affected the library, shuttering both buildings.

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Beverly Ann Wilcox, 84

Beverly Ann Wilcox, 84, of Hopkinton, passed away Monday, November 26, 2018. Born in Watertown, she was the daughter of the late Eleanor R. and Chester H. Parker. She was the wife of the late Kenneth D. Wilcox Sr.

Throughout her life, Beverly had worked at Waters Associates, Zymark Corp and the Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center. She enjoyed being a community volunteer and took part in church activities, book clubs, and bible studies. Family, friends and her extended family were of great importance to Beverly and she was like a mother to all and anyone.

She is survived by her children, Shelli G. Breault and her husband, David of Worcester, Lori A. Wilcox and her husband, William Preservati of Ashland, and Kenneth D. Wilcox Jr. and his wife, Linda of Blackstone. She also leaves behind her siblings, E. Elaine Baker of Framingham, Wayne B. Parker of Framingham, as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She is predeceased by her brother, Chester H. Parker Jr.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 29th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com  A service will take place in the funeral home on Friday, November 30th at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be held privately at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center, 112 Main St. Hopkinton, MA 01748 or www.hopkintonrespite.com .

   
Nov. 27, 2018: Due to a power issue at Hopkinton Town Hall, please note the following:
  • The Board of Assessor's Meeting scheduled for 5pm has had a location change to the Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew St. 
    The Board of Selectmen Meeting scheduled for 6pm has had a location change to HCAM-TV Studios, 77 Main St.

  • The Conservation Committee Meeting scheduled for 7:30pm has been CANCELLED 

  • Hopkinton Town Hall will be closed for the remainder of today, Tue 11/27

  • The Parks & Rec department is currently closed.

  • Hopkinton Public Library is closing, and hopes to open at the regular time tomorrow.

  • Hopkinton Senior Center is open, although is without phones and internet.  They will serve lunch as regularly scheduled.    

  • Hopkinton DPW Building is open, although is without phones and internet.  

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  • 911 is operational.  Please use 911 for emergencies only.  An emergency is any serious situation where a law enforcement officer, fire fighter, or emergency medical help is needed right away.  The HPD business line is 508-497-3401, press 0 for dispatcher when prompted.

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Hopkinton Police Log
November 26, 2018

No Arrests

Annelies A. van Raalten, 69

Annelies A. van Raalten, 69, a longtime Upton resident, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 25, 2018, in the Milford Regional Medical Center after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was the wife of the late Frederik “Hans” van Raalten who passed away in 2004.

 

Born on May 13, 1949 in The Hague, Netherlands, she was the daughter of Jetty Boone-Weissenbach of the Hague, Netherlands and of the late Marinus Boone. She was raised and educated in the Netherlands. After marrying Hans, they then moved to Upton in 1976.

 

Prior to retirement, she was employed as a Senior Tax Professional at H&R Block.

 

Annelies was a worldwide traveler. She especially enjoyed visiting Africa to see the elephants. Throughout her younger years she was the Assistant Scout Master for the Hopkinton Boy Scouts Troop 1, an Advisor for the Southborough Police Explorer Post 53, was a member of the Upton Bloomer Girls and taught seminars at H&R Block. She mostly enjoyed spending quality time with her family.

 

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her son, Scott van Raalten and his wife Sharon, of Upton; her grandchildren, Cameron and Alex van Raalten, both of Upton; and her nieces and nephews.

 

She is predeceased by her brother, Bob J. O. Boone.

 

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, November 29, from 4 to 7 P.M. in the Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home, Inc., 45 Main Street, Upton.

 

In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be sent to Doctors Without Borders USA, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030 or by visiting www.doctorswithoutborders.org .

   
 7 December 2018
Hopkinton Veterans' Breakfast
     Dear Veterans and Friends:

     Local veterans will be gathering for breakfast on 7 December 2018, at 0900 hours, at the Senior Center.  In addition to great chow, there is top notch camaraderie.

     Our comrades who passed away during November will be remembered, and the condition of those who are on "Sick Call" will be updated.  It is encouraging that several veterans are generous with their time, and visit and/or send cards to our ailing buddies.  More of us should do this.  Keep up the good work!

     A few comments after breakfast will recall memories of military events that previously occurred on December 7th; for example, in 1917, the USA declared war on Austria-Hungary with only one dissenting vote in Congress, and became the 13th country to do so.

     Other announcements will keep you abreast of Hopkinton happenings relating to veterans.

     A free breakfast and lunch will be awarded to the first person who correctly answers the monthly baseball quiz: what left-handed pitcher has the most wins as a Red Sox (listed alpha): Bill Lee, John Lester, Mel Parnell, Babe Ruth? 

     Hopkinton veterans with transportation difficulties should call Amy Beck on/before 5 December 2018, 508 497-9730.  Please encourage other Hopkinton Vets to attend the breakfast.

     American Legion McDonough-Carlberg Post 202 will lead the Pledge of Allegiance, and bless the meal.

     See you Friday.  Out.

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November 26, 2018 -- Boy Scout Troop 1 kicks off the 2018 Holiday season by donating and installing a fancy balsam on the town common.  Pictured are  Harrison Bograd, Ethan Ritterbusch, Joe Aubut and Daniel D'Alleva.  The sun shines brightly behind the 17 foot tall tree as Girl Scout Troop 65040 begins the decorating process.  Contributed content.

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State Police investigating fatal crash in Heath

November 26, 2018 – Last night at about 7:45 P.M., State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Dell Road in Heath which resulted in one fatality.

 

Preliminary investigation by Trooper George D’Amelio indicates that a 2001 Toyota Camry was traveling on Dell Road when, for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle left the roadway and crashed head-on into a tree. There were three occupants in the vehicle, all of whom were outside the vehicle at the time of the trooper’s arrival.

 

One of the occupants, a 20-year-old Shelburne Falls woman, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The other two occupants, a 21-year-old Colrain woman and a 28-year-old man from Hinsdale, N.H., were transported to BayState Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.

 

The cause of this crash, including a determination of the vehicle’s operator, remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, and troopers assigned to the Franklin County District Attorney’s Office.

 

State Police were assisted on scene by Colrain and Charlemont Fire and EMS.

 

The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending family notification.



Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
November 21 -- 25, 2018

No new arrests
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MEET JOEY

 

This is Joey. This little man was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, a Congenital Heart Disease which causes the left side of the heart to not develop correctly. Joey's Parents were the first family to stay at the Live4Evan apartment while he was receiving care and treatment in Boston.

Joey is a tough kid. So far he has had 2 out of 3 necessary open heart surgeries. The 3rd surgery will be when he is a toddler. With everything he has gone through, Joey is an incredibly happy and loving baby. He loves to people watch and observe every little thing that is going on around him, especially when people make funny faces.

During the interstage between the 1st and 2nd surgery, Joey's parents had to weigh and check his oxygen levels daily, as well as help monitor his 7 different medications. For two months, his parents spent every single day at the hospital by his side. They were able to stay in the fully furnished Live4Evan apartment near the hospital, avoiding the hassle of finding short-term housing because of your support. Joey is currently home now and continues to be an incredibly adorable baby.  Contributed

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Somerset Man Killed in Crash on Route 195 in Somerset
   

November 23, 2018 — This afternoon, at approximately 12:15 p.m., troopers from the State Police Barracks in Dartmouth responded to reports of a crash, which resulted in a fatality, on Route 195 eastbound in Somerset.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Richard Enos indicates that a 1996 Dodge Ram pickup, driven by a, 66-year-old male from Somerset, Delton M. Pacheco, was broken down in the acceleration lane coming from Route 103 eastbound onto Route 195 eastbound. The Somerset man was in front of his vehicle with the hood up.

A Honda Accord driven by a 60-year-old Swansea woman came upon the disabled Dodge and struck it from behind, according to the preliminary investigation. The Dodge was pushed into the Somerset man, with the truck ending up in the ditch on the right side of the road. The Accord ended up in the right and middle travel lanes.

Both operators were transported to Charlton Memorial Hospital.

The operator of the Dodge, the man who was out of his vehicle at the time of the crash, was pronounced dead at the hospital as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The name of the deceased victim will not be released until notifications have been made to next-of-kin.

The remaining facts and circumstances of the crash are currently under investigation by troopers from the Dartmouth Barracks. Troop D Headquarters, State Police Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS), State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section (CARS), Somerset Fire Department.

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November 24, 2018 -- President of Weston Nurseries Peter Mezitt gets right into the thick of things cutting pieces of green and blue evergreens as well as holly as decorative elements to put out for sale, in a determined effort to keep up with the demand, today at the Garden Center.
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