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Only Good Checks Wanted


May 31, 2018 -- Officer Brian Sanchioni and Sgt. Tim Brennan Chat with Hopkinton Police Lt. Joseph Bennett (in cruiser) behind One Lumber Street following the capture and arrest of a suspect accused of attempting to pass a bad check at a nearby bank this afternoon.
Family Stuff

 
At The Spoon, June 1, 2018

Hopkinton Police Incident Log

May 30, 2018

Arrests

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and the surrounding Communities.

 

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from May 21, 2018 - May 30, 2018
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
Address
Buyer
Price
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
11 Cole Drive #20 Susan Murphy $465,000 May 30, 2018 Mary C Marchant Living Trust, et. al.
1 Bracing Run # 161 Jungsik Kang Minna Choi $555,000 May 30, 2018 Stanley Moses Sathianthan, et. al.
6 Highcroft Way #6 Jeffrey S Austin, Sara B Austin $510,000 May 30, 2018 Richard Martino, Pamela Martino
32 Stoneybrook Road Brian Burdick, Nancy Burdick $385,000 May 30, 2018 Prime Properties LP
48 Primrose Circle 197 Venugopal R Karna, Supriya Karna $753,935 May 30, 2018 Pulte Homes New England
3 North Mill Street Jeffrey T Kenniston, Emily M Kenniston $550,000 May 30, 2018 William Boucher et. al.
5 South Barn Road Domenick JR Italiano, Domenica Lisa Italiano $905,000 May 30, 2018 PKH LLC
8 Jamie Lane Robert Klocek, Alyssa Masiello $766,150 May 30, 2018 John Cardillo
29 Rockwood Lane #11 Michael F Daly, Susan L Daly $529,034 May 29, 2018 LLD Land Development Corp
3 Spruce Street #18 Parvati Parthange, Narender Venkat Parthange $562,485 May 24, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
48 Ash Street Peter R Theran, Tracy S Theran $735,000 May 24, 2018 Allan L Jennings, Judith A Jennings
2 Hunters Ridge Way Carl L Canales, Julie A Canales $1,060,000 May 24, 2018 South Mill Street LLC
4 Ryegrass Circle #116 Lakshmi Inti Vijaya, et. al. $560,000 May 24, 2018 MacRitchie Family Tr et. al.
33 Smith Road Patrick J Morrisey, Margaret E Morrisey $921,000 May 22, 2018 Dympna Atwell
14 Canterbury Lane Selena K Efstathiou, Brian J Bullock $975,900 May 21, 2018 Timothy M McCormick
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197 Hayden Rowe Street Delvina F LaBrecque, Michael Monaco $455,000 May 21, 2018 Nathaniel Roy, Mukti Kulkarni
16 Patriot's Blvd 5B Joseph Tino, Jose Neenu $437,000 May 21, 2018 Dina Paul Nichols-Filoteo, William Nichols
11 Lowell Drive #32 Abishek Agrawal, et al $480,000 May 18, 2018 Noelle D Claveloux, Noelle
8 Curtis Road Shawn M Graber, Eleanor Jane Tansey $501,000 May 18, 2018 Fred Murphy, Judith Murphy
1 Redwood Path #131 Sagar Lamichhane, Namrata Shamra Lamichhane $503,510 May 17, 2018 Pulte Homes of NE
16 Birchwood Lane 8D Bridget Carly $300,000 May 17, 2018 Maureen K Bumiller
12 Lakepoint Way #6 Linda Hathaway Tobin $633,840 May 17, 2018 Bruce T Wheeler Trust, et al
11 Redwood Path #136 Kupdan Verma, Nisha Sinha $496, 425 May 16, 2018 Pulte Homes of NE
35 Primrose Circle #209 Prasada Rao Anem, Padma Anem $715,405 May 16, 2018 Pulte Homes of NE
7 Singletary Way William G Stovall Jr, Jennifer H Stovall $1,500,000 May 16, 2018 :Prime Properties LP
15 Smith Road Brooke N Ferencsik, Tracey L Ferencsik $900,000 May 15, 2018 Pam Waxlax,
68 Ash Street Gabriel P Recos, Melissa L Recos $594,000 May 15, 2018 Brooke N Ferencsik, Tracey L Ferencsik
252 West Main Street Edward Studo, William Taylor $405,900 May 15, 2018 Gabriel P Recos, Melissa L Recos
8 Stonegate Road Chelsea Rockhold, Wesley Rockhold $890,000 May 15, 2018 Diane P Williams
34 Wayside Drive #259 Sandeep Chalasani, Sravani Tokala $522,000 May 15, 2018 Vjay Kumar
9 Redwood Path Unit 135 Turaga Sriramakrishan, Varigonda Sir Sandhya $513,110 May 15, 2018 Pulte Homes of NE
77 Hayden Rowe Street Dias, et al $510,000 May 15, 2018 Leal Realty Trust, et al
    

Hopkinton Police Incident Log
May 29, 2018

New Arrest
Pony and Carriage


May 30, 2018 -- Phipps Moshier shows something to his sister, Marjorie, who would later become the mother of the renown Hopkinton artist, the late Davison Welch, at this home on Hayden Rowe Street Circa 1911. From the collection of Rob Phipps.
Family Stuff

 
Seniors Visit Center School


May 30, 2018 -- Hopkinton High School graduating Class of 2018 was invited to visit Center School, where many of them attended first grade 11 years ago, and response was robust. Below, they line up on Park Street ready to take a walk through the school, as current students, below that, form a friendly gauntlet of sorts to greet them when they are done.



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NOTICE OF VACANCIES May 30, 208 The following vacancies are open and available to all Hopkinton residents.

 

This list includes Board and Committee terms which expire June 30, 2018. Per Section 6-4 of the Town of Hopkinton, Home Rule Charter, accepted by Annual Town Election on May 15, 2017, interested residents should apply by Tuesday, June 11, 2018 via the online volunteer form at: http://hopkintonma.iqm2.com/Citizens/Board/Vacant

 

 If you are unable to apply on-line, residents may also apply by submitting a letter of interest to Maria Glynn, Executive Assistant, Town Manager’s Office, 18 Main St., Hopkinton, MA 01748, or by email mglynn@hopkintonma.gov .

 

The Board of Selectmen will discuss its reappointments at its meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Applications received for boards and committees not appointed by the Board of Selectmen will be forwarded to the appropriate entity.

 

Board or committee qualifications: Hopkinton resident. Special qualifications for positions, if any, are noted in the list.

· Appropriation Committee

· Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board

· Board of Appeals

· Cable Advisory Committee

· Capital Improvement Committee

· Community Preservation Committee

· Conservation Commission

· Council on Aging

· Cultural Council

· Historic District Commission

· Historical Commission

· Marathon Committee

· Marathon Fund Committee

· Open Space Preservation Commission

· Permanent Building Committee

· Personnel Committee

· Tax Relief Committee

· Trustees of the School Fund

· Upper Charles Trail Committee

· Veteran’s Celebration Committee

· Woodville Historic District Commission

· Youth Commission

Town Manager Appointments: · Fence Viewer · Parking Clerk · Surveyor of Wood, Lumber & Bark


Man Identified in Fatal Chelmsford Crash

CHELMSFORD — Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Chelmsford Chief of Police James Spinney have confirmed that Sidiclei Cleber Schmidt, 39, of Lowell, has died following a two car motor vehicle collision that occurred yesterday in Chelmsford.

At approximately 3:08 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, Chelmsford Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on Westford Street in Chelmsford. Upon arrival authorities located the driver of the Subaru, Schmidt, who had sustained life-threatening injuries, and the driver of an SUV, who had sustained non-life-threatening injuries on scene. Both drivers were transferred to area hospitals where Sidiclei Cleber Schmidt later died.

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

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MSP Gang Unit, FBI Agent Joint Bust

BOSTON -- May 30, 2018 -- Yesterday afternoon two members of the Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit, working with an FBI agent, arrested a Boston man who was carrying an illegally owned firearm and trafficking weight amounts of heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine.

 

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on May 29, the Troopers and Agent were on patrol on Chelsea Street in East Boston when they observed a silver Volkswagen Passat driven by BRYAN CORTEZ, 31, of Dorchester. One of the Troopers knew that CORTEZ did not have a valid driver’s license; the Troopers also recognized CORTEZ as the suspect who had dragged one of the Troopers with his car during a 2015 motor vehicle stop.

The Troopers and Agent followed the Passat onto Eastern Avenue in Chelsea, at which time they stopped it for the license violation. As they walked up to the suspect vehicle, it accelerated away at a high rate of speed. The Troopers and Agent followed in the direction in which the Passat had fled and soon located it at the top of Chester Avenue, a one-way street it had traveled up in the wrong direction.

 

As the cruiser approached the Passat, CORTEZ jumped out from the driver’s door and ran into a backyard. The Troopers and Agent searched for him on foot and in their cruiser, and eventually located him coming out of a backyard on Highland Street wearing a black backpack. A Trooper ordered him to stop, but CORTEZ ran away again. After a short foot pursuit and repeated commands for CORTEZ to stop running, he was cornered by the Trooper on the porch of a home on Highland Street. CORTEZ resisted arrest but was subdued.

 

A subsequent investigation revealed the contents of CORTEZ’s backpack to be a loaded Bersa Thunder 9 Ultra Compact 9mm pistol; several bags containing a white powder consistent with fentanyl; a bag containing 43 Suboxone strips; several plastic bags containing a hard white substance consistent with crack cocaine; a brown Gucci bag containing several small plastic baggies filled with a tan substance consistent with heroin; three unidentified pills; and plastic baggies containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. The backpack also contained CORTEZ’s birth certificate, Social Security card, an RMV identification card, and an April 2018 mailing from the RMV notifying him of his license suspension. More than $1,240 in cash were also recovered from the backpack and CORTEZ’s person and seized as possible profits of narcotics trafficking.

 

CORTEZ acknowledged that he does not have a license to carry a firearm. Troopers transported him to the State Police Barracks in Revere, where he was booked on the following charges:

 

  1.  

  2.  

  3. Unlawful possession of a firearm;

  4. Unlawful carrying of a firearm, third offense;

  5. Unlawful carrying of a loaded firearm;

  6. Armed Career Criminal;

  7. Possession of a firearm in commission of a felony;

  8. Trafficking heroin;

  9. Trafficking fentanyl;

  10. Trafficking cocaine;

  11. Resisting arrest;

  12. Failure to stop for police;

  13. Operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license;

  14. Negligent operation of a motor vehicle; and

  15. Speeding.

CORTEZ was expected to be arraigned in Chelsea District Court today.

    

 

Free Pasta Dinner at St. Paul’s May 30

 

The May Community Pasta Supper at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 61 Wood Street (Rte. 135) will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30. All are welcome to this event, which is being supported by the churches of the Hopkinton Christian Service Connection. This pasta supper is held for the community on the last Wednesday of every month.

 

The meal will feature pasta (gluten free available), vegetarian tomato sauce, meatballs on the side, green salad, bread, beverages, and dessert.

The pasta supper is free, although donations will be accepted.

 

The mission of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is to minister unconditionally to all in the name of Christ through shared worship, teaching, healing, and service. St. Paul’s is LGBTQ friendly. For more information call the church office at 508-435-4536 or visit www.stpaulhopkinton.org

    
Watchable Wildlife

 
May 29, 2018 -- DCR Ranger Dan Harvey shares his photo of killdeer eggs taken at Hopkinton State Park, where on any given day a visitor can see several species of wildlife.

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Thank You to the Post Prom Party Contributors!

On Friday May 11th, Hopkinton’s juniors and their guests enjoyed an action-packed evening at the high school, which was completely transformed for the post prom party’s surprise “Hopkinton Goes To Hollywood” theme. The event continued a 23-year tradition of offering a fun and safe environment after the special occasion, and was open to all eleventh graders including those not attending the formal prom, as well as prom attendees from other grades.

 

Students arrived to a giant replica of the HOLLYWOOD sign outside of the high school entrance; walked the red carpet through the VIP red-curtained doors to “paparazzi” and a star-studded walk of fame. They entered to see another HOLLYWOOD sign surrounded by palm trees and Hollywood road signs, and then walked through a glittering Oscar-adorned archway down to a grand ballroom with fountain, chandeliers, parquet flooring, and a sky filled with gold hanging stars. The students spent time in hallways that were transformed to represent the Oscars, Grammys, Emmys and Espys complete with two open mikes, a stage, movie posters, movie reels and Hopkinton sports highlights. 

 

Students were treated to a grand buffet of foods; entertainment that included a hypnotist, an airbrush tattoo artist; inflatables and games; and areas to relax and view sports moments, comedies and videos. Throughout the evening, there were drawings for prizes such as, an Apple watch, two sets of concert tickets, an Alexa, Red Sox tickets, Officer Powers’ parking spot and an array of gift cards.

 

This spectacular evening was made possible with the help of generous parents, civic groups, and businesses in the community. Junior class parents planned the event over the past five months, contributed funds and food and other items, and solicited donations from local organizations. They made decorations to festively transform the high school, and then afterwards, returned the venue to its typical school-day look. Parents from the sophomore class paid it forward by chaperoning for the evening. The administration and custodial staff from the high school provided support before, during, and after the party.

The Post Prom Party was made possible through generous donations from; Hopkinton Organizing for Prevention, the Marathon Fund Committee, and the HPTA. We are lucky to have them in our town!

 

The committee would like to recognize these businesses for supporting the event:

 

Monetary/In-kind Donations & Fundraisers: Roche Bros., Hurricane Roofing, Chipotle (Westborough), Able Limo, Body ‘n Beyond, Hillers Cleaners, Hopkinton Chiropractic, Liv Salon, McIntyre Loam, Phipps Insurance, Razor’s Edge, Scott’s Landscaping, Sunnyside Gardens, Swoon, The Learning Center of Hopkinton, Unibank, 103.3 AMP Radio, and Yogurt Beach.

Food and Personal Donations: Angel’s Café, Bill’s Pizza, BJs, Chik-fil-A (Framingham), Cornell’s, Deb and John Andrew Daley III, Doubletree (Milford), Dunkin Donuts of South Street, Dynasty, Troy Smith/Entenmanns, Barb Fischer, Helen Groussis, Hiller’s Pizza, Bill Maginnis, Pan Thai, Pizza Mine, Price Chopper, Regal Cinema Bellingham, Sal’s Pizza, Stop and Shop, The Muffin House, Twist Bakery, Wegmans, and Whole Foods Market.

We are grateful to all involved for making it a memorable, safe and fun evening for our students!

Sincerely,

The Post Prom Committee


Hopkinton's Amanda Maffei's CD Release Party

Come experience ‘both sides now’ from the voice of Amanda Maffei. With her band of top professionals Maffei delivers the ‘up and down, give and take, win and lose’ of life by way of her soulful, rich, reedy vocals reminiscent of Joan Armatrading.

 

‘Your songs are telegrams from the soul,’ said Brother Blue.

 

Like the Sam Shepards, Tina Feys and Kris Kristoffersons of the world, this woman is a triple art threat.” ~Vance Gilbert

 

Come to Amanda Maffei’s ‘Both Sides Now’ CD Release Party.

 

Sunday, June 10th, 1pm at Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham.

Buy tickets: http://amazingthings.org/event/amanda-maffei-cd-release-party/

Visit http://www.amandamaffei.com Contributed content.

 

Editor's Note: Amanda's voice has found its sweet spot; she and her musicians have never sounded better. Purchase her CD and play it. And then play it again and again. It is not a waste of time (wink, wink!). We hope to see you on June 10th.

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Hopkinton Police Incident Report
5/25/18 -- 5/29/2018

New Arrest
Family Stuff

 
Family Stuff

 
At Evergreen Cemetery
The Old Guard fires a gun salute to the fallen today, Memorial Day, as trumpet player David Antaki (Other side of the wall) prepares to play taps. Click on his image to see a close up of David playing.


May 28, 2018 -- Evergreen Cemetery was the beginning of today's ceremonies, with placing of a wreath, a gun salute by the Old Guard, taps by David Antaki and Jack Brennan, a reading of the Gettysburg Address by Lizzy Gross, remarks by Michael Whalen and the Star Spangled Banner by Elizabeth Cain.
Choose thumbnails to enlarge.
Still the Rural Feel

 
May 28, 2018 -- This Muscovy Duck is helpful to both man and horse, hunting and eating flies, which are absent inside and outside of the Butcher Shop on Ash Street, as evidenced on a recent visit.
    
MEMORIAL DAY ITINERARY


    
 

"The Last Full Measure - Soldiers of the Civil War", an afternoon tour event at Mt. Auburn, telling the Civil War stories of some of the soldiers interred there.

 

A restored bronze plaque, shepherded through the process by Len Holden, is installed at the Soldier's Mound and will  be dedicated this morning. Click on the thumbnail to enlarge.

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Trails Day Hike, June 2

Celebrate National Trails Day (Saturday, June 2) with the Hopkinton Trails Club. We'll be leading walks at 9AM, noon, and 3PM in Cameron Woods, the town's premier trail/open space area. Each walk will take an hour and a half (more or less), and will follow a loop route. The trails are wide and well cleared, with some moderate climbs and one stream crossing. The walks will begin at the Whisper Way parking area. Access to Whisper Way is from Wood Street (Route 135), just west of the 495 underpass.

Music and Food


May 27, 2018 -- A Greek music and food festival brought an SRO crowd to Bill's Pizzeria last evening for their Saturday entertainment paired with special Greek food. Above and below, video grabshots. Above, from left, keyboards, Lefteris Kordis;  Bouzouki (stringed instrument), Christos Pirperis. Next Saturday, the popular Greg Brady will entertain with his one-man band classic rock performance.
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Insecticide


May 26,2018 -- Ranger Dan at Hopkinton State Park shares this photo of a green frog he photographed there recently (It is actually an excerpt, cropped close for effect.). Insects are the main diet of most frogs. Ranger Dan spoke at Town Meeting as a Hopkinton resident against retail marijuana facilities.
Family Stuff

 
Closed Memorial Day - Get your food now! All the meats, all the cuts.
    
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from May 15, 2018 - May 24, 2018
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
NOTE: WE'LL BE ADDING LINKS LATER, BUT NEEDED TO GET PRESSING INFO UP FIRST
Address
Buyer
Price
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
197 Hayden Rowe Street Delvina F LaBrecque, Michael Monaco $455,000 May 21, 2018 Nathaniel Roy, Mukti Kulkarni
16 Patriot's Blvd 5B Joseph Tino, Jose Neenu $437,000 May 21, 2018 Dina Paul Nichols-Filoteo, William Nichols
11 Lowell Drive #32 Abishek Agrawal, et al $480,000 May 18, 2018 Noelle D Claveloux, Noelle
8 Curtis Road Shawn M Graber, Eleanor Jane Tansey $501,000 May 18, 2018 Fred Murphy, Judith Murphy
1 Redwood Path #131 Sagar Lamichhane, Namrata Shamra Lamichhane $503,510 May 17, 2018 Pulte Homes of NE
16 Birchwood Lane 8D Bridget Carly $300,000 May 17, 2018 Maureen K Bumiller
12 Lakepoint Way #6 Linda Hathaway Tobin $633,840 May 17, 2018 Bruce T Wheeler Trust, et al
11 Redwood Path #136 Kupdan Verma, Nisha Sinha $496, 425 May 16, 2018 Pulte Homes of NE
35 Primrose Circle #209 Prasada Rao Anem, Padma Anem $715,405 May 16, 2018 Pulte Homes of NE
7 Singletary Way William G Stovall Jr, Jennifer H Stovall $1,500,000 May 16, 2018 :Prime Properties LP
15 Smith Road Brooke N Ferencsik, Tracey L Ferencsik $900,000 May 15, 2018 Pam Waxlax,
68 Ash Street Gabriel P Recos, Melissa L Recos $594,000 May 15, 2018 Brooke N Ferencsik, Tracey L Ferencsik
252 West Main Street Edward Studo, William Taylor $405,900 May 15, 2018 Gabriel P Recos, Melissa L Recos
8 Stonegate Road Chelsea Rockhold, Wesley Rockhold $890,000 May 15, 2018 Diane P Williams
34 Wayside Drive #259 Sandeep Chalasani, Sravani Tokala $522,000 May 15, 2018 Vjay Kumar
9 Redwood Path Unit 135 Turaga Sriramakrishan, Varigonda Sir Sandhya $513,110 May 15, 2018 Pulte Homes of NE
77 Hayden Rowe Street Dias, et al $510,000 May 15, 2018 Leal Realty Trust, et al
         
Last Week        
45 Rockwood Lane #16 Fred C Russcol, Diane S Ruscol $572,031 May 11, 2018 LLD Land Development Corp.
100 East Main Street Tamba Ranulf, Myra Lynn Tamba $389,000 May 11, 2018 Nathan A Martin, Kristen H Martin
44 Primrose Circle #195 Vijayanand Jeganathan, Rajalakshmi Gandhi $701,495 May 11, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
82 East Main Street Christina Romoli $600,000 May 8, 2018 Jennifer Campbell, Andrew Lizotte
5 Redwood Path #133 Miles E Ela, Brittany Scancarella $550,950 May 8, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
10 Leman Lane Jason Andreola $255,000 May 4, 2018 Christina J Casten
32 Walcott Valley Drive Kyle McCarthy, Amanda Roberts $235,000 May 4, 2018 Alice G Reardon Trust, et. al.

MEMORIAL DAY ITINERARY

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Hopkinton and formerly Framingham- 
Avery H. Hevesh, 94, of Framingham, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018. Born in Detroit, he was the son of the late Mary (Bienenstock) and Joseph (Hershkovitz) Hevesh. He was the husband of 67 years to Melitta (Schiffer) Hevesh.

Avery was an Army Veteran of WWII, and taught radar technology to the Army Air Force division. He graduated with a Masters Degree in Engineering from MIT, and spent most of his career at Raytheon, where he held various engineering management positions. He was actively involved with technical organizations including the IEEE and the ASQC, where he served as regional chairman. Due to his work, he was rewarded the title of Raytheon Fellow. He enjoyed symphony, opera, and theater, but his number one interest was science fiction.

Besides his wife, he is survived by three children, Elizabeth Racioppi and her husband, Paul of Nashua, NH, Mark Hevesh and his wife, Cathy of Sandown, NH, and Joe Hevesh of San Diego, CA. He also leaves behind his 5 grandchildren, Alex, Matthew, Joshua, Alissa, and Lily.

A private service will take place for Avery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Avery’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Assoc. 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452 or 

 

http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Events/Tributes-AlzheimersChampions?pxfid=474980

 

 Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com

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We Are Family

May 25, 2018 -- Mother and baby swans check out the feeding on Little Pond, next to Karen and Dave's home. Below, the male captures the high ground.
Family Stuff

 
 
    
AT BILL'S ON SATURDAY NIGHT!!
AT THE SPOON - FRIDAY NIGHT 5/25/2018:

Rhode Island State Police Arrests 49 Suspects; Seizes 53 Guns and Narcotics After Year-Long Investigation into Motorcycle Gangs in Northwestern Rhode Island

 

May 24, 2018 -- Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces the arrests of 49 people and the seizure of 53 illegal guns and a large quantity of marijuana, crack, cocaine and heroin as a result of a year-long investigation into motorcycle gangs operating in northwestern Rhode Island.

 

The arrests were made during a coordinated series of pre-dawn raids conducted by the Rhode Island State Police, with assistance from more than 150 state, federal and local law enforcement officers.

 

Colonel Assumpico said the raids involved the use of explosive devices to breach heavily fortified buildings; an armored truck and battering ram to break down doors; and dozens of heavily armed SWAT team members and other officers. Fortunately, she said, it was conducted without incident.

 

In addition to those arrested this morning, more than a dozen additional suspects are being sought on arrest warrants charging them with dozens of crimes, including gun and drug trafficking.

 

Colonel Assumpico said today’s operation is believed to be the single largest takedown in Rhode Island State Police history.

 

The arrests result from a 12-month investigation dubbed Operation Patched Out, which was conducted by members of the Rhode Island State Police Special Investigations Unit with assistance from the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General, along with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

 

The investigation began last May, after detectives in the Special Investigations Unit received information that some of the most violent motorcycle gangs in the country were establishing local chapters in northwestern Rhode Island. They quickly zeroed in on members of two gangs: The Pagans and Kryptmen, who were allegedly involved in gun and drug trafficking and other criminal activity.

 

Using electronic surveillance and court-ordered wiretaps, members of the State Police Special Investigations Unit intercepted thousands of phone conversations and text messages, while collecting other evidence detailed in a 1,300-page affidavit used to secure the warrants executed earlier today.

 

“These gang members are not recreational bikers organizing local charities. These are violent criminals who belong to some of the most sinister motorcycle gangs in this country,” Colonel Assumpico said.

 

“When I learned they were trying to establish a foothold here in Rhode Island, I ordered my detectives to use whatever means necessary to investigate and eradicate these gangs.”

 

“Today’s arrests send a clear and convincing message: we will not allow motorcycle gangs and other criminals to sell guns and drugs on our streets and commit violent crimes in our communities,” Colonel Assumpico said.

 

Colonel Assumpico extended special thanks to following agencies for their assistance with the investigation and today’s operation: the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General, along with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF); Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); the Massachusetts State Police; and the Woonsocket, North Smithfield and Burrillville Police Departments.

 

Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, who was among those at today’s news conference, said, “I commend the excellent work by the network of law enforcement agencies involved in this investigation, especially the prosecutors from my office and the Rhode Island State Police.  As with all good investigations, it took patience and tenacity to unravel what is a vast and complex network of drug and gun traffickers in Rhode Island and bordering Massachusetts and Connecticut.”.

 

Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Philbin, who spearheaded the investigation, said Rhode Island State Police had received information more than a year ago about local chapters of outlaw motorcycle gangs operating in northwestern Rhode Island, particularly Woonsocket, North Smithfield and Burrillville.

 

These local chapters are affiliated with some of the country’s most notorious biker gangs – most of which have a history of violent criminal activity including murder, kidnapping, robbery, extortion and large-scale drug trafficking, Lt. Colonel Philbin said.

 

“These gangs have been involved in numerous acts of violence, including shooting incidents that put innocent civilians at risk,” Lt. Colonel Philbin said. “There is absolutely no question that they represent a clear and present danger to the people of Rhode Island.”

 

Members of the State Police Special Investigations Unit began tracking their activities and learned that several rival gangs were competing for turf here in Rhode Island, resulting in increasingly violent confrontations – including three shootings that were never reported to law enforcement.

 

At one point, based on intelligence gathered during the investigation, detectives intercepted and arrested one of the alleged gang members who was allegedly en route to commit murder, Lt. Colonel Philbin said. The suspect was arrested during a motor vehicle stop near the alleged victim’s house, and detectives seized a loaded 9mm Ruger pistol. That suspect was immediately arrested and remains held at the Adult Correctional Institutions, pending trial.

 

The investigation also revealed extensive evidence of other criminal activity, including large scale gun and drug trafficking; widespread theft and sale of stolen ATVs, lawn tractors, snow blowers and other equipment; fraudulent mortgage and bank activity; and a host of other criminal acts, Lt. Colonel Philbin said.

 

With escalating tension and an increased risk of violence in recent weeks, the decision was made to execute the search and arrest warrants earlier today, Lt. Colonel Philbin said.

 

More than 150 law enforcement officers, including members of the Rhode Island State Police, along with federal, state and local police agencies, fanned out shortly before 4 a.m. for a series of coordinated, simultaneous raids on each of locations.

 

Search warrants were executed at 29 locations.

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Loaded for Bear

May 24, 2018 -- Above, a Girl Scout knows her limits as she rushes to replace weathered flags with fresh, new ones at Evergreen Cemetery this afternoon, in a ritual Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts take part in annually, led by Hopkinton veterans in anticipation of Memorial Day, to be celebrated this Monday. We hope to get the itinerary for posting.

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Deborah Ann Norton, 54

HOPKINTON - Deborah Ann Norton, 54, of Hopkinton, formerly of Mendon, peacefully entered the arms of the Lord, surrounded by her loving family, on May 18, 2018, at Milford Regional Medical Center.  She faced her journey with Sarcoma exhibiting grace, dignity and courage.

Debbie was the loving wife of 29 years to her devoted and loving husband, Timothy J. Norton. She leaves behind her two amazing and cherished sons, Craig Norton and Christian Norton of Hopkinton. 

 

Debbie is also survived by her loving parents, Frederic and Christel Bertram of Milford.  She also leaves her sisters: Karen Shell, of Mount Laurel, NJ and Heidi Bertram, of Hopkinton; her brother-in-law Steve Shell, and nephew Trevor from Mount Laurel, NJ.  She is the sister-in-law and aunt to six brothers-in-law, wives and family members from Tim’s extended Norton family.

 

Debbie was extraordinary in every sense of the word.  Her home was her castle and she cherished being a homemaker, wife and mother.  Her love for family, pursuit of her faith and devotion to friends shaped Debbie into the remarkable woman she was.  She lived each day in gratitude, living generously, sharing her love and kindness towards others.  She touched people’s hearts with her random acts of kindness, ready smile, warm hugs, and her laughter. She unselfishly shared her time, talents and treasures with her volunteering activities. She loved singing with her band at Christ the King Lutheran church and volunteering at fund-raising events.

 

She had a true appreciation for traveling and the outdoors.  She loved biking on Martha’s Vineyard, being in her kayak at Hopkinton State Park, camping along Cape Cod Canal, hiking Purgatory Chasm and just admiring life’s natural beauty of sunshine and song birds on her back deck. Debbie also enjoyed many activities such as tennis, yoga, 5K road races, skiing, travel roller blading, bowling and numerous other fun activities.  She was happiest when enjoying these activities with her family and friends.  

 

Visiting hours will be held Friday, May 25, 2018 from 4 – 8 PM at Faith Community Church, 146 East Main St. (Rt. 135), Hopkinton, MA.

 

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 11AM at Faith Community Church followed by a reception.   A private burial will take place at a future date.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Oliva Fund for Cancer Care, 14 Prospect St., Milford, MA 01757 or Faith Community Church’s ‘Let’s Do This’ Initiative, 146 East Main St., Hopkinton, MA 01748.

 

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech St., Framingham.

Family Stuff

 
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from May 15, 2018 - May 24, 2018
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
NOTE: WE'LL BE ADDING LINKS LATER, BUT NEEDED TO GET PRESSING INFO UP FIRST
Address
Buyer
Price
Date
Seller
Hopkinton
197 Hayden Rowe Street Delvina F LaBrecque, Michael Monaco $455,000 May 21, 2018 Nathaniel Roy, Mukti Kulkarni
16 Patriot's Blvd 5B Joseph Tino, Jose Neenu $437,000 May 21, 2018 Dina Paul Nichols-Filoteo, William Nichols
11 Lowell Drive #32 Abishek Agrawal, et al $480,000 May 18, 2018 Noelle D Claveloux, Noelle
8 Curtis Road Shawn M Graber, Eleanor Jane Tansey $501,000 May 18, 2018 Fred Murphy, Judith Murphy
1 Redwood Path #131 Sagar Lamichhane, Namrata Shamra Lamichhane $503,510 May 17, 2018 Pulte Homes of NE
16 Birchwood Lane 8D Bridget Carly $300,000 May 17, 2018 Maureen K Bumiller
12 Lakepoint Way #6 Linda Hathaway Tobin $633,840 May 17, 2018 Bruce T Wheeler Trust, et al
11 Redwood Path #136 Kupdan Verma, Nisha Sinha $496, 425 May 16, 2018 Pulte Homes of NE
35 Primrose Circle #209 Prasada Rao Anem, Padma Anem $715,405 May 16, 2018 Pulte Homes of NE
7 Singletary Way William G Stovall Jr, Jennifer H Stovall $1,500,000 May 16, 2018 :Prime Properties LP
15 Smith Road Brooke N Ferencsik, Tracey L Ferencsik $900,000 May 15, 2018 Pam Waxlax,
68 Ash Street Gabriel P Recos, Melissa L Recos $594,000 May 15, 2018 Brooke N Ferencsik, Tracey L Ferencsik
252 West Main Street Edward Studo, William Taylor $405,900 May 15, 2018 Gabriel P Recos, Melissa L Recos
8 Stonegate Road Chelsea Rockhold, Wesley Rockhold $890,000 May 15, 2018 Diane P Williams
34 Wayside Drive #259 Sandeep Chalasani, Sravani Tokala $522,000 May 15, 2018 Vjay Kumar
9 Redwood Path Unit 135 Turaga Sriramakrishan, Varigonda Sir Sandhya $513,110 May 15, 2018 Pulte Homes of NE
77 Hayden Rowe Street Dias, et al $510,000 May 15, 2018 Leal Realty Trust, et al
         
Last Week        
45 Rockwood Lane #16 Fred C Russcol, Diane S Ruscol $572,031 May 11, 2018 LLD Land Development Corp.
100 East Main Street Tamba Ranulf, Myra Lynn Tamba $389,000 May 11, 2018 Nathan A Martin, Kristen H Martin
44 Primrose Circle #195 Vijayanand Jeganathan, Rajalakshmi Gandhi $701,495 May 11, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
82 East Main Street Christina Romoli $600,000 May 8, 2018 Jennifer Campbell, Andrew Lizotte
5 Redwood Path #133 Miles E Ela, Brittany Scancarella $550,950 May 8, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England
10 Leman Lane Jason Andreola $255,000 May 4, 2018 Christina J Casten
32 Walcott Valley Drive Kyle McCarthy, Amanda Roberts $235,000 May 4, 2018 Alice G Reardon Trust, et. al.
    
REMINDER:

At Hopkinton Center for the Arts, 98 Hayden Rowe Street




Hopkinton Police Incident Log
5/22/2018

One New Arrest
Hopkinton Veterans' Breakfast
1 June 2018

Dear Veterans and Friends:

     The upcoming Vets Breakfast on 1 June 2018, at 0900 hours, at the Senior Center is your opportunity to share camaraderie, community, and chow with fellow veterans.

     Tribute will be paid to comrades who passed away during the past month, and those who are on "Sick Call" will be acknowledged.  It is a generous gesture when you pay a visit or send a card to one or more of our ailing comrades.

     Memories of military events that previously occurred on June 1st will be shared; for example, in the Italian Campaign of World War II when the US 5th Army advanced toward Rome.  Soldiers from Hopkinton were involved.

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

     A free breakfast and lunch will be made available to the first person who correctly answers the monthly baseball quiz: Ted Williams has the most-ever HRs as a Red Sox.  Who is No. 2 in career HRs as a Red Sox?  Last month there were multiple winners of an easy question. 

     Any veteran with transportation difficulties should call Amy Beck on/before 30 May 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 the blessing of the meal.

     See you Friday.  Out.

~Hank Allesio

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and the surrounding Communities.

 

Hopkinton Education Foundation Announces 2018 Grant Awards
Foundation to Fund Grants Valued at $55,928

for Marathon, Hopkins, Middle and High Schools

 

HOPKINTON, MA – May 15, 2017 – The Hopkinton Education Foundation (Ed Foundation) awarded 6 grants totaling over $55,900 to schools in the Hopkinton Public School system. These 6 grants were chosen as their ideas best met the foundation’s criteria for innovation and positively impacting the Hopkinton Public School System. After today’s announcement, the total funds awarded to the Hopkinton Public School system are nearly $1.3 million.

The grants awarded in this cycle supported a variety of topics the more standard STEM classrooms, as well as these including a focus on Social Emotional Learning, cultural diversity awareness, and physical education.

This year’s award recipients are:

  • The Green Zone awarded to Kelly Pickens for $2,359 - This grant develops a positive space for students, PK - 1, to exercise self-regulation, problem solve, develop their communication skills and think critically. This space will provide opportunities for students to focus on Social Emotional Learning (SEL).

 

  • SELebration Station awarded to Stephanie Doty at the Hopkins School for $11,046 – Creating a SELebration Station at Hopkins will create a flexible, resource rich environment to foster social-emotional well being along with academics. This will transform the current library into a flexible techno-library with mobile resources and a student-centered environment.

 

  • Adoption Next Generation “Space” in the Classroom awarded to Laura Kirshenbaum at the Middle School for $13,973 – DELL/EMC Grant for Math and Science - With the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards curriculum which focuses on project based collaborative science investigation, having access to a physical space, which safely accommodates experiments, is critical. Flexibility in the classroom enhances collaboration, hands on/minds on learning and improves safety in the science classroom. This grant implements a new flexible workspaces to create a dynamic learning environment for students.

 

  • Making a Difference Through Peer Training awarded to Ann Benbenek at the Middle & High Schools for $16,375,- The Stephen Gray Innovation Grant - This grants funds “A World of Difference Institute Peer Training Program” for Middle and High School Students offered through the Anti-Defamation League. This will provide a diverse group of students in grades 7-12 with the opportunity to facilitate and sustain positive social change in the schools. With the changing demographics in the schools and town, this is an innovative approach to helping students become culturally respectful global citizens

 

  • Drums Alive! awarded to Karen Renaud at the High School for $4,175 - This grant is designed to create a physical education class to inspire students with a non-traditional PE experience. Combining rhythm and music to achieve increased cardiovascular health and muscular endurance takes physical education to another level both physically and mentally.

 

  • A Therapy Dog awarded to Michael Webb at the High School for $8,000 - This grant provides a unique opportunity for Hopkinton High School to continue to be a leader in attending to the social emotional well being of students while addressing the ever increasing reported student stress levels. By providing regular access to a certified therapy dog, its been proven to reduce tension

 

 “The grant committee was excited to see so many innovative ideas from the teachers  ”said Jeneen Peschutter, Ed Foundation Grant Committee Chairperson, “We deliberated for a long time and felt that the grants we selected brought innovation into the classroom, reached the greatest number of students and were the best aligned to our mission.”  ~Contributed

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Gary Trendel Receives Unanimous support for Vacant Planning Board Seat

May 22, 2018-- A joint meeting of the Board of Selectmen that the Planning Board had refused to attend before Monday's election, was rescheduled and took place this evening. Four people were slated to be interviewed, but three were not.
        Deborah S Fein-Brug won a seat at the election Monday, and so there was no need for her to be interviewed. Newly voted Planning Board Chair Muriel Kramer informed the gathering that Sheilah Rangaviz would not attend. Ken Weismantel informed governmental officials at 4:23 pm today that he would be withdrawing his name from consideration as a result of the election, and the vote of a chair by the board before the empty seat, the ninth member, was filled.

         It was no secret that Gary Trendel (Photo, far left) was the choice of many Planning Board members to begin with, and especially Muriel Kramer, who said before the meeting that she was a huge fan.

         Selectman Brendan Tedstone made the motion to appoint Mr. Trendel, and many people made the second.

        He was appointed to fill the remainer of a one-year term, until May, 2019, by a unanimous vote of both boards. 

    
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Road Rage, Crash Allegedly Lead to Gun Assault, OUI Arrest


May 22, 2018 -- The Massachusetts State Police early this morning arrested a Beverly man who was operating under the influence and pointed a gun at another motorist on Route 95 in Woburn.

 

At approximately 2:30 a.m., Trooper Patrick Shea responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on the southbound side of 95, prior to Exit 36.  Trooper Shea located an SUV that had been struck by a black 2014 Jeep Cherokee, which was stopped about 100 yards further down the highway.

 

The operator of the Jeep, identified as JASON ROOT, 37, was standing outside the Jeep. ROOT told Trooper Shea that he had a firearm on the seat of his vehicle and that the was licensed to carry. Trooper Shea recovered the firearm from the Cherokee and secured it in his cruiser.

Trooper Shea and Trooper David Hanafin, who arrived as backup, made observations of ROOT consistent with impairment by alcohol. Troopers also administered several field sobriety tests. As a result of their observations and the tests, Troopers formed the opinion that ROOT had been driving while intoxicated.

 

Troopers placed ROOT into custody, despite his initial attempts to resist being put into the cruiser. The suspect was transported to the Danvers Barracks to be booked.

 

A short time prior to the crash, just before 2 a.m., an adult male called State Police to report a road rage incident that carried from Route 93 southbound to Route 95 in Reading.

 

That motorist said his car was rear-ended by a black Jeep Cherokee that was being operated in a very aggressive manner. The motorist said the Cherokee tried to run him off the road several times. In fear for his safety, that motorist exited Route 93 and entered Route 95 southbound. The black Cherokee followed him onto Route 95.

 

Just prior to Exit 36, the black Cherokee pulled in front of the victim’s car and forced the vehicle to come to a full stop in the middle lane.

 

The suspect exited the Cherokee and approached the victim’s vehicle. According to the victim, the suspect screamed at the victim and pointed a handgun at him. Fearing he was about to get shot, the victim ducked for cover and then accelerated away and subsequently reported the incident.

 

The road rage victim provided the license plate number of the suspect’s black Cherokee to Troopers. The plate matched that is the black Cherokee involved in the crash on Route 95 a short time later.

 

Troopers determined that ROOT, the OUI suspect arrested in the Woburn crash, was the same motorist who struck the road rage victim’s car and pointed a gun at him. Troopers Louis Williams, David Nicastro, and Peter Cherry also assisted in the investigation.

 

ROOT was charged with the following offenses:

1. ) Operating under the influence of liquor;

2.) Assault with a dangerous weapon;

3.) Carrying a firearm while intoxicated;

4.) Reckless operation of a motor vehicle; and

5.) Resisting arrest.

ROOT was expected to be arraigned today in the Woburn District Court.


 

Dawn A. Elder, age 64

 

HOPKINTON - Dawn A. Elder, age 64, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2018 surrounded by family after a long and courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

She was the beloved wife of 43 years to Paul J. Elder of Hopkinton. Born on January 8, 1954, she was the daughter of Patricia Hart and the late Donald Hart.

Dawn was the oldest of six children. Lovingly knows as “Booty” to those close to her, she is survived by her brother, Donald Hart and wife Isabel, her sister Kathy Williamson and her husband Steve, her sister Karen Ward, her brother Jim Hart and his wife Victoria, and is predeceased by her sister Jennifer Hart. She leaves behind four children: Paul J. Elder and his wife Megan of Hopkinton, Michael J. Elder and his wife Kassie of Sarasota FL, daughter Kathleen A. D’Angelo and her husband Nicholas of Revere and son James J. Elder and his wife Laura of Roslindale. She was the loving grandmother of five beloved grandchildren, Mason, Olivia, Natalie, Caroline and Samantha, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Dawn was a 1971 graduate of Hopkinton High School where she was both a student and an athlete. After high school, Dawn attended Berkshire Community College. She later married and dedicated the remainder of her life to raising her four adoring children. She prided herself on building a warm home for her family, always filled with love, laughter and a home cooked meal. Her greatest joy was her family, whom she committed all she was to.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday May 29, 2018 at 10AM at St. John the Evangelist Parish, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Hopkinton. Calling hours will be held Monday May 28, 2018 from 4 - 7 at the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main Street, Ashland. Memorial donations in Dawn’s memory may be made to The Respite Center, 112 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. www.mataresefuneral.com

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and the surrounding Communities.

 


Hopkinton Police Incident Logs
5/21/2018

5/18/2018 -- 5/21/2018

New Arrest
Coordination X 4

May 22, 2018 -- Aerial tree workers clear trees around utility lines on Cedar Street  last week. The work ahead of them is in the foreground, left, and the work they accomplished thus far, is in the background.


Editor's note: Might we suggest viewing of this still photo paired with listening to Johann Strauss II , The Blue Danube Waltz, as presented in the movie, 2001 A Space Odyssey.

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Pride in Work


May 22, 2018 -- At Hopkinton Sunoco, Chris Johnson takes very seriously the annual task of sprucing up of the grounds, as he paints the curbs last week.
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