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Happy Presidents Day - Chat n Chew at Hopkinton Public Library Tuesday at 12:30 pm
Fishing for Trout


Nipmuc Rod and Gun and members took to the ice at Fiske Mill Pond in Upton Sunday for a Trout Derby following the recent stocking of the pond by the club.
Miniature


February 18, 2019 -- A certain location in Upton is a great place to see some miniature animals from a distance. Click on thumbnails to enlarge.

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Legacy

February 7, 2019 -- The Pond at Legacy Farms South is teeming with water fowl like this mute swan couple.
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Ward, Has Anyone Seen the Beaver?


February 17, 2019 -- Whatever beaver made this lodge on Bloods Pond could be long gone, because as beavers do, they affected the property of a homeowner downstream who paid for their capture and euthanization.


February 17, 2019 -- Last night, renown Hopkinton resident Steve Spector packed Bill's Pizzeria with friends and fans of his precision guitar playing and heartfelt singing. Please click the graphic to watch and enjoy some clips.
   

State Police Investigating Bicycle Fatal at Brookline Avenue and Park Drive in Boston

 

February 15, 2019 – At about 1:45 p.m. Friday afternoon, State Police from the Boston Barracks responded to a crash involving a bicyclist and a cement truck on Brookline Avenue and Park Drive in Boston. The crash resulted in the death of the bicyclist, a Cambridge woman.

 

Trooper Keith Deshler, who was working a road detail nearby, was the first to respond the crash at the intersection of Brookline Avenue and Park Drive. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Steven Valair, the investigating officer, indicates that the cement truck was stopped at a traffic light on Brookline Avenue. When the light turned green the truck started to move forward.

 

The bicyclist, Paula Sharaga, a 69, of Cambridge, was riding in the intersection and came into contact with the front end of the truck. The sequence of events leading up the collision remain under investigation. 

 

When Trooper Deshler reached Sharaga he found two civilians performing CPR on her.  He requested an ambulance. A third civilian approached and identified himself as a trauma physician and requested a ventilation bag, which Trooper Deshler was able to provide from his medical kit, and used it in an attempt to administer aid. Sharaga was transported to Brigham and Women’s Hospital by Boston EMS. She was pronounced deceased.

 

The operator of the Cement truck, a 67-year-old Salem man, was transported to Beth Israel Hospital.

 

This crash remains under investigation by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section, the State Police Detective Unit for Suffolk County.  No charges have been filed at this time. The investigation will determine whether charges are warranted.

 

State Police were assisted on scene by Boston Fire and EMS and DCR roadway maintenance crews.

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February 15, 2019 Dinner at The Spoon:

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Posted by Framingham Police
Warning Signs of Heroin Use
 




Hopkinton Police Incidents
February 14, 2019
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From Hopkinton Police Twitter:
SCAM ALERT: We have received reports of phone solicitations for Police Line of Duty Death (LODD) Foundation. These calls are believed to be a scam and in no way are associated with the Hopkinton Police Department. We never recommend providing personal information over the phone!
   
A Look Back at YouTube: Terra Naomi 2006, "Say It's Possible"
YouTube Winner of Best Music Video of 2006

 

Early Morning Car Stop Leads to Gun Arrest


LEOMINSTER - February 14, 2019 – Early this morning just before 1:00 a.m. Massachusetts State Police Trooper Corey Sheehan, assigned to the Leominster Barracks, stopped a gray Honda Civic after he observed it run a red light on Benson Street in Leominster. Trooper Sheehan also noticed the vehicle’s registration was revoked after performing an RMV inquiry.

The operator, identified as ROBERTO MOJICA, 22 from Fitchburg, was informed that the vehicle was going to have to be towed due to the revoked registration. At first MOJICA refused to exit the vehicle but eventually did under his own will.

During the inventory of the vehicle prior to it being towed, Trooper Sheehan located a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver. MOJICA was then placed under arrest, during a search of his person .38 caliber bullets, along with one spent casing, were found in his pocket.

In addition to several motor vehicle violations MOJICA was charged with:

– Illegal Possession of a Firearm;
– Improper Storage of a Firearm;
– Carrying a Dangerous Weapon;
– Possession of Ammunition without FID Card; and
– Possession of a Firearm without FID Card.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log
February 13, 2019

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Juvenile Passenger Injured by Ice from TT Unit

 

 

ANDOVER - February 14, 2019 – This afternoon, at approximately 1:45 p.m. Troopers from the State Police-Andover Barracks received several cell calls reporting a large piece of ice coming off a tractor-trailer on Route 495 northbound in Andover, and smashing the windshield of a 2018 Toyota. A female juvenile passenger of the Toyota was transported to Lawrence General Hospital with minor injuries. A witness to the incident called the State Police-Andover Barracks with the license plate of the tractor trailer. An investigation into the incident is ongoing. No further information is currently available. MSP Release

Mary E. Hayward, 76,

HOPKINTON - Mary E. Hayward, 76, of Hopkinton, passed away February 13, 2019. Preceded in death by her husband David, Mary is survived by her mother M. Elizabeth Palmer of Milford, sisters Georgia Ladeau of Cape Cod, Linda Thomas of Maine and Claudia (Bruce) Garner of Maine, children Karen (Bruce) Lawrence of Minnesota , Kim (Bob) Hill of Uxbridge, David of Indiana and Joe (Gretchen) of Hopkinton, 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren . She will also be terribly missed by extended family members and innumerable friends.

Mary’s life was well served beginning with a career as an LPN and then taking care of everyone around her. The folks who benefited from “Mary’s Mission” on 37 Cedar will long remember her fierce advocacy, generosity, kindness, and listening spirit.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday February 16, 2019 from 2 – 6 pm at the Woodville Rod and Gun Club. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home.

   
Plenty of Time


February 14, 2019 -- There was plenty of time for the photographer to lean out the window and take this photo of a young individual shoveling at Ice House Pond, while another was nearby on skates off-camera, during the stop-and-go crawling traffic on West Main Street during Tuesday's storm.
Another Candidate for Selectmen
List of Candidates Who Have Taken Out Nomination Papers


February 13, 2019 Shahidul Mannan, a Democrat, (Left in composite below) is the fourth individual who has taken out nomination  papers for a seat on the Board of Selectmen.  On the right in the composite graphic is another Democrat for one of the two open seats, Mary Jo LaFreniere.

In the composite graphic below that are Selectman Brendan Tedstone, an un-enrolled candidate for reelection, and Republican candidate for reelection Chairman of the Board of Selectmen Claire Wright.  All photos are contributed.



Citizens, Planning Board Members as Citizens, Submit Petitions

There are six citizens' petitions that have been accepted and certified by Town Clerk Connor Degan by people who would like to see them as Articles on the May Town Meeting Warrant. The text of the petitions as well as the signatures of the people involved are in each linked document.

 

One has been submitted to allow storage facilities as a use by right in the IA zoning district. Developer Paul Mastroianni is the sponsor. He would like to construct one on South Street across from where the temporary Town Hall was located.

 

Another petition seeks to connect Colella Farm Road to the existing sewer system. The cost will be reimbursed by betterments on those properties.

 

Two of the Articles (One Two) seek to change the name of the Board of Selectmen to the "Select Board" and Selectmen to "Select Board Members" in town bylaws.

 

Finally, two of the petitions seek to limit growth of the town for a specific time period. One caps the amount of building permits issued for homes to 12 per year, and 2 per applicant until July, 2020. It cites school and fire resources at or near capacity already. The other petition limits to 10, the number of permits issued in a subdivision in a 12-month period.

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Opioid-related overdose deaths decline for second straight year

                                                                   Fentanyl still a key factor in fueling Massachusetts opioid crisis

BOSTON (February 13, 2019) - Opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts declined by 4 percent in 2018 compared to 2017, marking the second consecutive year-over-year decrease in deaths, according to the latest quarterly opioid-related overdose deaths report released today by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. That 4 percent decline follows a 2 percent decrease in opioid-related overdose deaths between 2016 and 2017. In total, opioid-related overdose deaths declined 6 percent between 2016 and 2018.

Fentanyl, however, remained a key factor in opioid-related overdose deaths; it was present in the toxicology of 89 percent of those who died of an opioid-related overdose and had a toxicology screen in the third quarter of 2018. Meanwhile, the rate of heroin or likely heroin present has been declining since 2016, falling to about 34 percent of opioid-related overdose deaths that had a toxicology screen in the third quarter of 2018.
 
For more information on the Commonwealth’s response to the opioid epidemic as well as links to the latest data, visit www.mass.gov/opioidresponse . To get help for a substance use disorder, visit www.helplinema.org or call the Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline at (800) 327-5050.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log
February 12, 2019

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Rural Feel


February 12, 2019 -- Highland Street, which once sat atop the former Lake Whitehall Dam, shows off its rural charm today as virgin snow blankets it.
   
Dam, Snow


February 12, 2019 --Monday's flash snow storm cut visibility down, as evidenced by the fade to grey about 200' from the Lake Whitehall Dam.
UNIBANK DONATES $25,000 TO WORCESTER COMMUNITY
ACTION COUNCIL FOR HOME HEATING PROGRAM
 

WHITINSVILLE, MA – UniBank recently donated $25,000 to Worcester Community Action Council’s (WCAC) Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), commonly known as the Emergency Fuel Fund. UniBank’s donation helps WCAC provide relief to vulnerable households that are struggling to meet the cost of keeping their homes warm.

WCAC’s Fuel Assistance Program helps eligible residents in greater Worcester, including many of the towns where UniBank has a presence. In addition, WCAC provides energy efficiency reviews for eligible households to help reduce costs and improve efficiencies to stretch energy dollars.

“Worcester Community Action Council provides integral services impacting residents in need in our local communities,” stated UniBank President and CEO Sam S. Pepper, Jr. “We are proud that UniBank’s donation will help keep residents in our Central Massachusetts neighborhoods warm during these cold winter months.”

“These resources are critically important in helping us serve the most vulnerable households in our region,” said WCAC Executive Director Jill Dagilis. “We are most grateful for the ongoing support of UniBank in helping us help our neighbors meet their most basic need in staying warm this winter.”

Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. was established in 1965 as the locally designated “community action” agency for the Economic Opportunity Act. Today, WCAC serves as an umbrella agency offering a variety of education, employment and social service programs.

For more information about the LIHEAP or other services administered through WCAC, visit www.wcac.net .

UniBank is rooted in the Blackstone Valley with assets of $1.8 billion as of December 31, 2018. A full-service, mutually owned community bank, UniBank has branches in Central Massachusetts and the MetroWest region of Massachusetts. UniBank newest full-service branch is located at 193 Boston Turnpike (Route 9) in Shrewsbury (at the former site of Spag’s). 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 .

   

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Hopkinton Police Incident Log
February 8-10, 2019
February 11, 2019

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March Issue Now Online:

Thelma C. (Brown) Vorce Kerivan, 94

 

Thelma C. (Brown) Vorce Kerivan, 94, of Hopkinton, died peacefully on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Kathleen Daniel Nursing Home in Framingham. Born in Natick, she was the daughter of the late Hazel (O’Leary) and Charles E. Brown. She was the wife of the late Frank L. Vorce who died in 2003, and the late James A. Kerivan, who died in 1995.


Thelma was the oldest daughter of 13 children. She is survived by 3 sisters, Betty Garvin of Florida, Ruth Doherty of Andover, Marilyn Fabri of Framingham, and 1 brother, Jerry Brown of Natick. She was predeceased by her sisters, Phyllis Allen McClure, Barbara Gassett, Virginia Libby and Joanne Corey, and brothers, Edward, Bobby, Ray and Charles Brown Jr.


Thelma attended Faulkner School of Nursing and worked many years helping others. She worked at the Framingham Newsclip for years. Thelma “Brownie” loved talking with people, whether it was riding the Framingham bus, walking downtown, or standing in a line. She had a quick sense of humor and could easily laugh with others. She loved her pet cats, bowling, square dancing and was an avid reader. In 2006, she was baptized into the Woodville Baptist Church.


She leaves behind 6 children, Ron Vorce and his wife, Audrey of Hopkinton, Kathy Tooley and her husband, Jim of Holliston, Tom Vorce and his wife, Stephanie of Hopkinton, Robert Vorce of Marlborough, Debbie Hogan of Hopedale, and Joe Vorce of Vermont. She was predeceased by her son, Donald Vorce who died in 1996. She had many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild, as well as many nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be held on Friday, February 15th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A service will follow visitation in the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. Private family burial will take place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of the Hopkinton Seniors, in honor of George Robinson, 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton, MA 01748.

One and Done!
Special Town Meeting Over in One Evening

Above, Appropriations Committee member Shahidul Mannan at the mic as an individual

 

February 11, 2019 -- Special Town Meeting was scheduled without first checking the availability of Town Moderator Tom Garabedian, who was on vacation this evening. And so, it being no surprise, Town Clerk Connor Degan brought the meeting to order and nominated Ellen Rutter for Deputy Town Moderator, which passed.
        Article I, seeking $101,022.80 for unpaid bills from the previous year was first voted by voice vote, with most in the affirmative, and one "no."

        Because the Article required a 9/10 majority, said Ms. Rudder, the one negative voice triggered the requirement for a standing vote to be counted individually, which then followed.

         The 158 yes, 3 no votes doubled as a solid win, as well as proof that the quorum of 117 voters had indeed been met with room to spare.

        Articles II and III benefitted from the generosity of the Special Town Meeting, which voted to fund Lake Maspenock Dam repairs and Fire Dept. Communications equipment, respectively.

         Article IV, the raison d'être of the meeting, a ten-year TIF (Tax Increment Financing) agreement between the Town of Hopkinton and Lykan Bioscience LLC, was passed unanimously by voice vote.

        The town's positive position was pitched by Selectmen Chair Claire Wright (Photo, right) for "... a strong potential for increased tax revenue, revitalization of an underutilized and unproductive site, and it promises economic benefits that are both broad as well as specific; it will add positively to Hopkinton's quality of life and vitality." Mrs. Wright then introduced Lykan CEO Anthony Rotunno, who spoke to the gathering.

          Mr. Rotunno promised an investment of $12 million, $10 million for construction, and $2 million for personal property at 97 South Street. The tax exemptions will provide over $400,000 in relief over a ten-year period and net the town $228,512 in new tax revenue to total $1,435,788 in taxes for the property.

          He also plans to employ 125 new people and begin a internship program for high school students.

          Mr. Rotunno said he intends the company to be up and running by early next year.

         The School Committee recommended no action on their two articles, saving them instead for regular Town Meeting in May.

Crash in Cheshire Kills Adams Man

February 10, 2019 -- This morning, at approximately 7:51 a.m., troopers from the State Police Barracks in Cheshire responded to reports of a crash on Lanesborough Road in Cheshire, in front of house #80.

Upon arrival, Trooper Kyle Jolin discovered that a 2014 Nissan Altima, driven by William M. Morrissette, 26, of Adams, was traveling east on Lanesborough Road, when for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle crossed the westbound lane, exited the roadway and struck a tree.

An off-duty North Adams firefighter arrived on scene first, extricated Morrissette and began CPR on him. Morrissette was subsequently transported by Adams EMS to Berkshire Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased by medical personnel.

The remaining facts and circumstances of the crash are currently under investigation by troopers from the Cheshire Barracks. Troop B Headquarters, State Police Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS), State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section (CARS), troopers assigned to the State Police Detective Unit of Berkshire County, Cheshire Fire Department, and Adams EMS, all assisted on scene.

   

In Memoriam: Ann Di Leo
 

Family and friends are remembering Ann Di Leo Browne on the fifth anniversary of her passing in Lauderdale Lakes, FL, on February 8, 2014. Ann was a resident of Hopkinton from 2000 to 2006 and wrote a column for the Hopkinton News (HopNews.com) titled, "Senior Moments."

 

Born in the small Catskill community of Kauneonga Lake, NY, on January 26, 1928, Ann was the daughter of Domenico (Leon) Di Leo and Josephine St. Angelo. She distinguished herself as a journalist at a number of newspapers in the Mid-Atlantic states, including the Middletown (NY) Times-Herald Record, the Baltimore News-Post, and the Mid-Hudson section of New York's Daily News. While at the Record, Ann won a prestigious first-place Penney-Missouri award (as Ann De Leo), a national prize established in 1960 to recognize excellence in women's journalism. Ann and her three first-place co-winners were the first women in the country to receive the honor. She championed the cause of women in journalism throughout her career. For several years in the 1960s, Ann was married to the late Malcolm W. Browne, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist for Associated Press and the New York Times. In later life she devoted herself to essay and fiction writing until she sustained a brain injury in the late 1990s. Despite the setback, she continued to write poetry, and she began writing her Hopkinton column in 2004. Ann was also an active member of the Hopkinton Housing community on Davis Road when she lived in the town.


Ann is much loved and missed by her daughter and son-in-law, Jo-Anne and Brad Wheeler, of Tamarac, FL; her son, Timothy Di Leo Browne, of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; her grandchildren, Adam and Erika Wheeler; her niece and nephew, Catherine Crane and Christopher Van Loan; her grandniece and grandnephew, Briana Gager and John Van Loan; and her numerous friends in the many cities and towns where she lived during her 86 years. A five-year memorial will be held at her gravesite near Kauneonga Lake in the Town of Bethel, NY, during the summer of 2019. 

 

Editor's Note: I am truly grieved to learn just now of Annie's passing. What a wonderful person.  Here is a reprinted "Senior Moments" column and a poem from the archives. ~Robert Falcione

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You Lookin' at Me?

February 10, 2019 --  One cow was curious as to why a vehicle stopped on the busy road 100' away in Sutton on Sunday, but her herd-mates saw the camera and fled.

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February 10, 2019 -- Mount Wachusett as seen Sunday from Purgatory Road area in Sutton, 30-35 miles away, with a 500 mm-equivalent lens. The ski trails are not visible, because they are on the opposite, north-facing side of the mountain. The Fire Tower can be seen above, at the summit.

Crash in Cheshire Kills Adams Man

This morning, at approximately 7:51 a.m., troopers from the State Police Barracks in Cheshire responded to reports of a crash on Lanesborough Road in Cheshire, in front of house #80.

Upon arrival, Trooper Kyle Jolin discovered that a 2014 Nissan Altima, driven by William M. Morrissette, 26, of Adams, was traveling east on Lanesborough Road, when for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle crossed the westbound lane, exited the roadway and struck a tree.

An off-duty North Adams firefighter arrived on scene first, extricated Morrissette and began CPR on him. Morrissette was subsequently transported by Adams EMS to Berkshire Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased by medical personnel.

The remaining facts and circumstances of the crash are currently under investigation by troopers from the Cheshire Barracks. Troop B Headquarters, State Police Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS), State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section (CARS), troopers assigned to the State Police Detective Unit of Berkshire County, Cheshire Fire Department, and Adams EMS, all assisted on scene.

Positively Hopkinton
Click photo to view a short trailer for Being Robin, a movie being filmed in Hopkinton


Comedian Roger Kabler, a Hopkinton resident and HopNews readers' favorite, former television star, current standup comedian and renown local artist has entered the world of production in a film about the love of Robin Williams. The impressive trailer for the film, produced by Hop Top Films (No relation) and filmed in Hopkinton, is linked from the photo below.


Find out how to become personally involved from the GoFundMe page:
"The spirit of Robin Williams comes roaring back  in this film about  a kind artist who thinks  he may be channeling the comic genius.  The artist struggles with his sanity, but is inspired to create a hysterical and uplifting comedy show, which tours America.


   
Positively Hopkinton


February 10, 2019 -- HHS Class of 2018 grad Ben Fargiano performed his first gig at Bill's Pizzeria last evening to a standing room only lounge of family, friends, fans and regular customers. Ben will return April 27th and May 25th. Click on photo to play clips from the performance. Steve Spector of Hot Acoustics fame will be the musical guest at Bill's next Saturday, February 16.

Elaine Peterson 77


 
Elaine Peterson 77 of Ashland, formerly of Hopkinton passed away peacefully on January 8, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Myron and Alice Stone and wife of the late Raymond Peterson Jr. She leaves behind her children Raymond Peterson 3rd and his wife Kristin, Deborah Barney and her husband Todd and David Peterson and his wife Alesia. She also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren Nathan, Riley and Logan Peterson, Jason and Ryan Barney and Audreyana, Isaac and Isaiah Waldron. She also leaves behind her siblings Ronald Stone, Florence Higgins and Linda Stone, several nieces and nephews, her aunt Shirley Grant and several cousins.

 

Elaine was a true Patriots fan often staying up well past the end of night games to watch the post game show. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Olivia Fund for Cancer Care c/o Milford Regional Healthcare 14 Prospect St Milford, Ma 01757. Arrangements are under the direction of Matarese Funeral Home, Ashland Mass. 01721.

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Troopers Assist in Arrest of Car Jacking Suspect after Pursuit

 

NORWOOD February 8, 2019 – Massachusetts State Police Troopers assigned to the Milton Barracks responded to assist Norwood Police in the pursuit of a vehicle which had just been carjacked from their town.

 

At 5:28pm Norwood Police advised one of their cruisers was in pursuit of a black Subaru that had just been forcefully stolen from their town. The pursuit entered Route 95 Northbound and continued on to Route 93 Northbound, then on to Route 24 Southbound where Trooper Christopher Johnson joined as back up for the Norwood cruiser.

 

The vehicle then exited Route 24, at Exit 20B, and continued on to Route 139, where it voluntarily stopped at Turnpike Street in Stoughton.

 

The operator surrendered and was taken into custody without incident by Norwood Police with the assistance of Trooper Johnson. He was identified as Timothy KENNEDY, 44, of Norwood and was transported to Norwood Police Department for booking. He was charged with Carjacking, OUI-Liquor, Failure to Stop for Police, and Operating to Endanger.

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Your Parenting Toolbox: Fostering Language and Literacy in the Early Years

Tuesday, February 12, 2019; 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Fay School’s Primary School Library 23 Middle Road, Southborough

 

Learn from the experts about how to help your child get ready for reading and develop essential literacy skills. In this workshop presented by Speech and Language Specialist Jill Cordon, M.S.L.P. and Reading Specialist Leslie Overbye, M.Ed., you will learn about typical speech and language development and how these skills form the foundation for reading and writing, the building blocks of academic success.

 

You’ll also learn specific strategies for fostering language and literacy skills at home, and you’ll walk away with a “toolbox” of progress checklists, teaching tools, activity ideas, and literacy games to use with your child. This workshop is recommended for parents of children ages 3-6. This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Please register at www.fayschool.org/literacy. Parking will be available at Fay’s Primary School at 23 Middle Road. Questions? Contact Erin Sullivan at esullivan@fayschool.org or 508-490-8219.





Hopkinton Police Incident Logs

February 7, 2019



Photo, right, by Sarah Minsk-Eduardo; just over Hopkinton line in Westboro.
   
Special Town Meeting Instructions
A. Read STM Warrant to become familiar with Articles
B. Arrive at the Middle School Auditorium before the 7:00 pm on February 11, 2019 and start to acquire handouts regarding the (Only 6) Articles. Read them and become prepared. The motions document should be available, too.
C. Be in the Auditorium at 7:00 pm to help make the 117-voter quorum and become a member of the government of Hopkinton, the Special Town Meeting.
D. Participate.

Voters of Hopkinton,

We will be gathering at the Hopkinton Middle School Auditorium at 7:00 PM on Monday, February 11, for a Special Town Meeting.  All voters (and non-voting observers) can sign in at the cafeteria before entering the auditorium.  We require 117 voters to have a quorum and conduct any business.  We only have six articles up for discussion, so please take a look at the warrant and try to join so we can quickly complete all business before us.  I look forward to seeing many of you there!
Connor Degan, Town Clerk





Hopkinton Police Incident Log

February 6, 2019

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Knights of Columbus: Basketball Free Throw Contest Sponsored by the Bishop Rice Council #4822. Ashland-Hopkinton

 


On January 29, 2019 a free-throw championship contest was held at the Hopkinton High School gymnasium.

The List of winners is as follows:

 

Alex Riesenberger from Hopkinton. Girls age 10, Ashley McCann from Hopkinton girls age 11, Isabella Resteghini from Hopkinton girls age 12, Lucas Hodne from Hopkinton boys age 9, kellen Keane boys age 10, Abhishek Karthik from Ashland. Boys age 11, Carlos Linton from Hopkinton boys age 12, Sean McCann From Hopkinton boys age 13

All of these very talented winners are eligible to compete in the Knights of Columbus district 19 free-throw basketball challenge to be held on Saturday, February 9.  Registration starts at 8 AM and the competition begins at 8:30 AM. The location is the Robert ADAMS middle school, 323 Woodland St., Holliston, MA

Since 1972 The Knights of Columbus have sponsored a basketball free-throw competition for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 14. The Knights of Columbus, founded in 1882, is an  Organization of Roman Catholic men whose charter is to support both their parishes and communities. Based upon the founding principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism, the Knights of Columbus provides numerous services to their local communities.  The Bishop Rice Council #4822 conducts numerous charity events in support of the parishes of St. John the Evangelist in Hopkinton and Saint Cecilia’s is in Ashland. 

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Friday, February 8, 2019 Dinner                                                         
   

Kathleen Rose "Bonnie" Gilligan, 80

HOPKINTON - Kathleen Rose "Bonnie" Gilligan, 80, died from Parkinson's Disease on February 4, 2019, spending her final days in the compassionate care of Parlin Hospice Residence in Wayland, MA after so many years of wonderful support at the Framingham Union Hospital E.R. and many trips there in Hopkinton Fire Department Ambulances and emergency support from the Hopkinton Police. A kind, caring and gentle friend to all, Bonnie, as the eighth of twelve children, leaves behind and is predeceased by many relatives and friends who got to know and love her as deeply as she treasured others. As her first grandchild said the night he died from cancer at three years of age, "I love everyone" was how Bonnie lived her life; so she will be terribly missed though hers has been a life that merits deep celebration.

Born to Emmet and Anastasia Smith, Bonnie grew up in Watertown, MA where she attended St. Patrick School, graduating in the Class of 1956. She married Thomas J. Gilligan of Watertown and, putting off her childhood desire to become a nurse, she travelled to Washington D.C. in support of her husband and a career that took them to Latin America and a 28-year career in foreign affairs. Upon retiring from the Federal Government, the Gilligans returned to Massachusetts and made a 33-year residence in Hopkinton, MA. Bonnie graduated from the Framingham Union Hospital School of Nursing at age 54, becoming a Registered Nurse working in Pediatrics and Eldercare.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children and their spouses: Thomas Gilligan III and wife Kate of NJ, Julie Ann Wagner and husband David of NC, Stephen Gilligan and wife Trese of NH, Elizabeth Hobson and husband David of Lincoln, and Timothy and wife Sena of Sudbury. She also leaves 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and her siblings Dr. Francis Smith and wife Patricia of Belmont, Thomas Smith and wife Shirley of Westborough, Dorothy Steeves and husband Peter of Franklin, and Margaret Pomeroy and husband Larry of Hopkinton.

She is predeceased by her siblings Marjorie Martin, Marie Mullaly, Virginia Smith O.P., Charlotte Smith, James W. Smith, Kenneth Smith and Robert Smith and also by her grandson Cameron Gilligan.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday February 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street. Burial will follow in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Hopkinton. There are no calling hours. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.

Patriots Pod Party!

February 6, 2019 -- On a Duck Boat yesterday, New England Patriots wide receiver Rob Gronkowski rides in the team's rolling rally, fulfilling the end of a contract season. He holds a container of Tide Pods, of which he is a paid spokesman, perhaps fulfilling the terms of a different contract, and  killing two birds with one stone.
Below, the iconic façade of the Boston Public Library betrays the exact location of the truant holding the signed confession, while awaiting the rolling rally.
Thanks to Denise Antaki for capturing these great photos.


   
Reflections

February 6, 2019
 Deyana Kamilaris performs with the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra in Milford on Sunday in this complex photo by Milford photographer Jim Calarese.

New Staff Member Introduced to Selectmen

February 5, 2019 -- K-9 Officer Brian Sanchioni brought his canine partner Titan before the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen this evening. The 16 moth-old "100% German shepherd" from the Czech Republic, who will be on every patrol with Officer Sanchioni and live at his home, was well behaved during the presentation.
Donations from the Stanton Foundation, and others, updated a cruiser for K-9 patrol, purchased a bulletproof vest, a supply of Narcan® in case the dog gets exposed to narcotics. He is trained for searching areas, and searching for evidence. His specialty is in explosives detection, a gift at will come in handy at Marathon time, Officer Sanchioni noted.

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Victim Identified from Fatal Crash In Wareham

February 5, 2019 – The passenger of the Nissan Titan killed in yesterday’s crash has been identified as Joseph Faria, 48 of Fall River. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. ~Mass State Police

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Patrick Potochniak, 48

Patrick Potochniak, 48, a longtime resident of Hopkinton MA, currently of North Conway NH, passed away February 1, 2019, after a brief battle with a very aggressive form of cancer. A loving son, father, brother, and uncle, Pat was a three-sport athlete at Hopkinton High and the first Hiller to win the Middlesex Daily News 3-point shoot-out against an outstanding group of shooters.

 

He leaves behind his son Jacob Potochniak of North Conway NH, his parents Richard and Theresa Potochniak of Bartlett NH, his brother Bill and his wife Chrissy and nephew Tyler Potochniak of Natick MA, brother Steve Potochniak of Uxbridge MA, and his sister Chris and her husband Mike Londergan of Uxbridge MA.

 

Pat loved his Patriots and Bruins, but above all he loved the outdoors and the mountains of NH, working at both the North Conway Country Club and Black Mountain. Pat will be missed by many but not forgotten. Not enough can be said about the great nurses and doctors at Memorial Hospital who were by Pat's side until the end. Visiting hours will be held Saturday February 9, 2019 from 11 to 1 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway. To send a message of condolence, or for more information visit www.furberandwhite.com.

Good Omen?


February 5, 2019 -- John Sheriffius shares his view of the sky from this morning on Blueberry Lane. Perhaps there's a duckboat at the end of the rainbow.
   
Family Fun

February 5, 2019 -- Generations of Hopkinton families filled the Woodville Rod and Gun Club on Saturday for a fundraiser for Hopkinton Family Day to support the upcoming activities in September. The karaoke was provided by Carl Adams, the food by TJ's, and the entertainment by the children.


Hopkinton Police Log
February 4, 2019

No Arrests this period

<----- NOTE: New School Resource Officer Patch
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(Coming up at Bill's on February 16, 2019: Steve Spector of Hot Acoustics)

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Bittersweet

February 4, 2019 -- This beautiful sky heralded in the deep freeze last week. Photo taken in Sutton.

To register a camera: http://bit.ly/HopkintonBCR

 

   
Longtime Friends

February 4, 2019 -- Longtime Hopkintonians Dave Minkle, left, and Michael Boelsen chat about favorite old cars on a bench in front of the Korean Church on Main Street this afternoon.

State Police seeking public’s help in Wareham fatal

February 4, 2019 – An early morning crash on Route 195 in Wareham left one person dead and another being treated for minor injuries.

 

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Gregory Furtado indicates that at about 4:45 a.m. this morning, a 2012 Nissan Titan pickup was traveling on Route 195 Eastbound when it is believed to have struck a light grey dump truck.  The Nissan then traveled off the right side of the roadway and crashed into the woodline.  The truck believed to have been involved in this crash left the scene prior to the trooper’s arrival.

 

The passenger in the Nissan, a 48-year-old Fall River man, was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The operator, a 33-year-old man, also from Fall River man, sustained minor injuries and was transported to Toby Hospital in Wareham for treatment.

 

The cause of this crash, including identifying the truck and operator believed to have been involved and who left the scene of the crash, remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, and troopers assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office.

 

State Police were assisted on scene by Wareham Fire and EMS.

 

It is believed that the other truck which may have been involved may have damage to the left rear of the truck bed, including possible black paint transfer.  If anyone has any information on this other truck believed to be involved, please contact the State Police Barracks in Bourne at 508-759-4488 or dial 911.

Hopkinton Police Log
February 1, 2, 3, 2019

No New Arrests

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Candidates who have taken out nomination papers for this May's election as of 2/4/19 at 7:30 am

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February 23, 2019 -- Back Pages Duo, Doug Betschart and Inky Fair rocked Bill's Pizzeria, like they do once a month, and like they have done in the area since the days of the Cricket Lounge. From there, their 5-piece band, Moonfast, moved up the rock and roll ladder and warmed up for Aerosmith at the Boston Garden. But, in the last few decades since, they have kept it local, keeping a core following.

          Next Saturday, February 9, 2019, Hopkinton resident and 2018 HHS grad Ben Fargiano will have his premier performance at Bill's Pizzeria.



February 3, 2019 -- Last night, the Friends of Hopkinton offered a ham and bean supper, karaoke, and the company of longstanding Hopkinton residents, cheerleaders and families at the Woodville Rod and Gun Club. Some of the karaoke is memorialized above. Click photo to play.
   
Friends Indeed!
See Movie


February 2, 2019 -- Above, Hopkinton football players gather today to collect donations to "fill the Helmet" for eighteen year-old Jake Silver, an Ashland teen who has received a grim prognosis. Contributed content.
Generations: The Art of Linda Hoffman and Ariel Matisse
Jan 25–March 15
Reception: Friday, March 1, 2019 | 6–7:30pm
Hopkinton Center for the Arts

     

The Lotvin Family Gallery proudly presents Generations, the first joint exhibition of Linda Hoffman and Ariel Matisse, who are mother and daughter, and the largest presentation to date of Matisse’s work.

Hoffman, who trained in studio art at Bryn Mawr and in Noh theater in Kyoto, Japan, now operates, with her husband Blase Provitola, Old Frog Pond Farm in Harvard, Massachusetts, an organic farm, arts incubator, and events center. Her sculpture has been regularly exhibited throughout New England since the 1980s and collected by universities and public spaces nationally.

Hoffman, now 62, was married years ago to the sculptor Paul Matisse (son of the art dealer Pierre Matisse and grandson of the artist Henri Matisse). The youngest of Linda and Paul’s three children is Ariel Matisse, 29.

Self-taught, Ariel Matisse was, as she says, “always surrounded by art growing up.” She pursued other directions until just over two years ago when, helping her mother prepare a piece by joining together apple branches with copper wire, her attention went to the wire, which is now the central element of her work. You can view more of her work on her website.

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Help Fill the Helmet

Saturday, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

 

Please join the Hopkinton Hiller Football team on Saturday 2/2 from 10:00 - 1:00 on Main Street between CVS and Marty’s as they participate in the “fill the helmet” fundraiser for Jake Silver.  Jake is a 19 year old Ashland teen battling a rare form of bone cancer.  Jake is an Ashland Clocker football alum, and although Ashland and Hopkinton are rivals on the field, off the field the football brotherhood is strong and we want to make sure he accomplishes everything on his bucket list.  Surrounding TVL football teams are all out participating in this event this weekend and we would appreciate your support.

 

We are hoping the community at large, former football players, parents, and alumni will come on down and help us fill the helmet!  If you can’t make it, and want to contribute, see the link below for his GoFundMe page.

 

Thanks for your support

2018 Hopkinton Hiller Football team

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Fatal Crash in Franklin Under Investigation (Update: Victim named)

A rollover crash at 8:05 p.m. Friday on Route 495 in Franklin resulted in the death of a woman, Emily Smith, 27 of Ashland.

 

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Joseph Durning indicates that a woman was traveling on Route 495 Northbound between Exit 16 and 17 in a 2011 Subaru Forester. The Subaru was in the right travel lane traveling at a high rate of speed when, for reasons still under investigation, it veered into the middle travel lane where it struck a 2016 Toyota RAV4.

 

After striking the Toyota the Subaru went out of control and went off the right side of the road, causing it to roll over and crash.  The female driver and sole occupant was ejected from the vehicle during the crash and determined to be deceased at the scene. The identity of the victim is not being released at this time. The driver and two passengers of the Toyota were uninjured.

 

The cause of this crash remains under investigation by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, and the Troop H Detective Unit. State Police were assisted on scene by Franklin Fire and EMS and MassDOT.


Photo by Kristine Kelsey.
   
Open Mic


February 2, 2019 -- No, this is not a young Dave Matthews, but Jack Byrne, a teacher of guitar and voice at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, who hosted the musical First Friday open mic at the HCA this week. Above, a screenshot from a video clip we hope to process and upload on Saturday.
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Oh, Deer!


February 1, 2019 -- Ravi Dasari shares this photo from his deck overlooking his backyard, which he
now shares with its former residents at Legacy Farms South.

 

Saturdays at Fay: Toddlerbilly with Matt Heaton
Saturday, February 2 from 10:00 - 11:00 am

Join children’s musician, Matt Heaton, for a rocking concert with singalongs and lots of dancing. Matt’s songs are a mix of rockabilly, surf, American roots, and Irish traditional music, delivered with a wry sense of humor and a sincere sense of fun. This event is free to attend but registration is required. Visit www.fayschool.org/saturdays for more information and to register.

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Help Fill the Helmet

Saturday, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

 

Please join the Hopkinton Hiller Football team on Saturday 2/2 from 10:00 - 1:00 on Main Street between CVS and Marty’s as they participate in the “fill the helmet” fundraiser for Jake Silver.  Jake is a 19 year old Ashland teen battling a rare form of bone cancer.  Jake is an Ashland Clocker football alum, and although Ashland and Hopkinton are rivals on the field, off the field the football brotherhood is strong and we want to make sure he accomplishes everything on his bucket list.  Surrounding TVL football teams are all out participating in this event this weekend and we would appreciate your support.

 

We are hoping the community at large, former football players, parents, and alumni will come on down and help us fill the helmet!  If you can’t make it, and want to contribute, see the link below for his GoFundMe page.

 

Thanks for your support

2018 Hopkinton Hiller Football team

 
 

 

 

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