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Hopkinton Education Foundation Announces Casino Cocktail Party Fundraiser

Event Benefits Innovation in Hopkinton Public Schools


Hopkinton, October 16, 2012 - The Hopkinton Education Foundation is delighted to announce that this year’s Winter Fundraising Event will be a Casino Cocktail Party

 that will be on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 8pm to midnight at the Warren Center, Hayden Lodge in Ashland.


Tickets for the event will go on sale in December and will be limited to the first 250 attendees. Additional information can be found at www.hopkintoneducationfoundation.org or on Facebook.

“This event will be a fun evening of socializing, gaming, auction and raffle prizes. Best of all, it goes to support an organization that is a key partner with our schools and teachers,” remarked Stephanie Szewczyk, chairperson of the event.


The Education Foundation has already secured several desirable auction items, including four Disney Park Hopper passes and a fun Red Sox Package. Additionally, in the spirit of innovation, the event planning team is lining up state-of-the-art ticket purchasing and bidding solutions. Be prepared for a little bit of WOW!

This year’s Casino Cocktail Party marks a change in the Education Foundation’s traditional Gala event. “We are already planning a more traditional Formal Gala for 2014,” said Szewczyk, “but, again, in the spirit of innovation, we thought it would be fun to switch it up for this year and give people a fresh event.”

For more information or to make a contribution to the Hopkinton Education Foundation, please visit www.hopkintoneducationfoundation.org.


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts


Compiled  for HopNews.com by Eric Montville © 2012 All Rights Reserved

New Transactions from October 9, 2012 to October 15, 2012






23 Yale Road James M. Carvalho, Megan H. Pierce $355,000 October 12, 2012 Matthew S. Craven, Susan E. Trainer
5 Oak Street Brian Eppley, Carly J. Seidewand $835,000 October 11, 2012 Richard D. Williams, Kathleen M. Williams
16 Glen Road Bipin P. Patel $550,000 October 9, 2012 Stephen M. Boti, Joan M. Boti

Last Week

21 Elizabeth Road

Kathryn S Tighe, Matthew M Tighe


October 5, 2012

Michael G Doshier, Patricia J Doshier

24 Sanctuary Lane Unit 31

Robert W Callahan, Alice M Callahan


October 5, 2012

Weston Development Group

112 Hayden Rowe Street

Henry Siegal, nancy F Siegal


October 2, 2012

Richard P Barbieri

76 Hayden Rowe Street

Brian F Blanchard, Amber Peoppelman


October 2, 2012

Brian K Gassett Tr, Brian W Cheever, Summit
Realty Tr

Previous Transactions

8 Bridgeton Way

Julie C. Hopkins


September 28, 2012

Joseph Litavis, Angela Litavis

11 Highcroft Way

Angela Litavis


September 28, 2012

David L. Goolgasian, Jr.

19 Jamie Lane

Daniel B. Osuch, Jaimee A. Demone


September 28, 2012

Douglas G. DeWolfe, Karen N. DeWolfe

20 Wood Street

Kase W. Jubboori, Kathryn H. Jubboori


September 28, 2012

Nancy J. Jorstad

31 Greenwood Road

Bradley K. Wilson, Yu Shan Chang-Wilson


September 27, 2012

David L. Goolgasian, Jr., Dianne E. Goolgasian

57 Fruit Street

Luis Martin


September 27, 2012

Paul R. Gedutis, Beverly J. Gedutis

23 Alexander Road

Fei Chen, Rui Zhi


September 27, 2012

Margaret M. White, Margaret M. Angel

14 Mayhew Street

Charles Kreiman


September 26, 2012

Sean Perry, Bridget Perry


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Arrest Log
Friday, October 12, 2012

9:17 pm
 Officer Linda Higgins arrested William Paul Lee, 47, of Ash Street, Hopkinton, on Grove Street and charged him with Marked Lanes Violation, OUI Liquor, 3rd Offense and Two Counts of Child Endangerment while OUI.

Incident Log

Sunday, October 14, 2012

11:10 pm
 A caller reported that a vehicle backed into one driveway then another on Lilac Court. Two officers responded and determined that it was the daughter of the vehicle's owner who was splitting time living at her parents in Hopkinton and Franklin.

6:47 pm
 A caller reported a two car motor vehicle accident without personal injury on Wood Street. Sgt. Michael Sutton responded and issued a written warning to one of the operators.
4:00 pm
 A Wood Street resident reported that his wife damaged their barn door. Officer William Burchard responded and took a report.
1:25 pm
 A walk-in from Mayhew Court spoke with Detective Timothy Brennan regarding a teenage problem with his daughter.
1:19 pm
 Two officers responded to a motor vehicle accident with personal injury on Pleasant Street. The telephone company was notified because of a split pole and there was also damage to the town's property.
6:56 am
 The Animal Control Officer was canceled while in route to an animal call on Wood Street.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

8:31 pm
 A resident of Blueberry Lane reported that a vehicle drove over his political yard signs for the third time and wished for it to be logged.
7:28 pm
 Officer William Burchard assisted the operator of a motor vehicle with directions on West Main Street.
11:54 am
 A walk-in reported some type of fuel spill on East Main Street. Officer David Shane checked the area with a negative find.
11:37 am
 Officer Stephen Buckley assisted a disabled motor vehicle on Main Street.
10:39 am
 A Clinton Street resident reported that an individual may possibly be metal detecting on his neighbors property without the home owners permission. Officer Stephen Buckley responded but did not find anyone.

Friday, October 12, 2012

11:57 pm
 A caller reported that they picked up a loose dog from the roadway on West Main Street. The Animal Control Officer was notified and determined that it belonged to a resident on Oakhurst Road.
11:26 pm
 A resident of Elm Street reported that a someone rang her doorbell and then left the area. Officer Philip Powers responded and spoke with a couple of girls who said that there was a bunch of youngsters in the area.
9:43 pm
 The Franklin Police Department reported that they were investigating a hit and run motor vehicle accident with the suspected vehicle possibly from Hopkinton. Officer Aaron O'Neil located the vehicle with the damage to it on Bumps Lane but no one answered the door.
8:58 pm
 A walk-in reported that there was a person lying on the side of the road, curled up in a ball, on Cedar Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil located the person and transported her to her residence on Mayhew Court.
8:48 pm
 Officer Linda Higgins stopped a motor vehicle on Grove Street and subsequently arrested a 47 year old male from Hopkinton and charged him with Marked Lanes Violation, OUI Liquor, 3rd Offense and Two Counts of Child Endangerment while OUI.
8:43 pm
 Officer Aaron O'Neil spoke with people who were taking pictures at the soccer fields on Fruit Street.
7:54 pm
 A caller from Wedgewood Drive reported that a male, dressed in all black, was looking in his window and when he opened the window to yell at him he fled into the woods behind the house. Three officers checked the area but could not find the suspect.
5:46 pm
 Sgt. Michael Sutton took a report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident on West Main Street.
5:07 pm
 Officer Aaron O'Neil assisted a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.
4:32 pm
 Officer Linda Higgins checked on a refrigerator that was being left at the end of a driveway on Ash Street with a “free” sign on it but still had the doors on creating a safety hazard. The Fire Department was notified.
4:11 pm
 Sgt. Joseph Bennett spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle who was driving erratic on West Main Street.
2:14 pm
 The Ashland Police Department reported that they received a call regarding a truck and trailer that was losing its load of boards in the roadway on Main Street. Officer Gregg DeBoer checked the area with a negative find.
8:29 am
 A caller reported an erratic operator on Wood Street. Two officers responded and spoke with the driver.
1:35 am
 Officer Linda Higgins checked a parked motor vehicle on West Main Street.
1:03 am
 A caller from Hayden Rowe Street reported that a person at the club threw a chair at him and told him and his friend that they were not welcome there. Officer John Moran responded and advised that there was no one in the building.




FRAMINGHAM, MA – The Metrowest Symphony Orchestra (MSO), in collaboration with Keefe Regional Technical School and featuring singers from the Berklee Musical Theater Ensemble and Northboro High School, will present a concert on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm at the Keefe Regional Technical School auditorium.

Featured selections include, In a Mellow Mood, Mood Indigo, Sophisticated Lady, Take the “A” Train, Don’t Get Around Much and Satin Doll by Duke Ellington, the Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein, Prelude, Habanera and Toreadors from the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet, and Rose’s Turn from the musical Gypsy.


Hopkinton Little League is having their Annual Meeting on Monday, October 29th at 7:00 p.m.


We will be holding the meeting at the Faith Community Church at 146 East Street, Hopkinton, Room 233


We would like to invite anyone who is interested in joining the board or learning more about the board to come on down.


Rescue on the Res
Capsized Canoe Victims Tell Their Stories

October 14, 2012 — What do a 58 year-old man who works part time in a hardware store, self-publishes books with trivia and unique anecdotes, and a 10 year-old

Hopkinton boy who owns an iguana, three toads, two bullfrogs, two cats and an adopted dog have in common? They were together in a canoe when it capsized on Hopkinton Reservoir on a blustery Saturday eight days ago.

        Dover Native Michael King joined the Big Brother program last year, and just a few weeks ago the program finally called and said they had a perfect fit. That match was Hopkinton resident, ten year-old Liam Balaban, whom Mr. King credits with saving his life on October 6, 2012, when their rented canoe capsized in the middle of Hopkinton Reservoir in choppy water and gusting winds.

        "He's smart and is really a good kid," said Mr. King.

        "Liam was fishing and we were trying to turn the canoe around as the wind kept pushing us toward the dam. As we tried to turn, the canoe started taking on water, and it capsized." They called out to shore for help.

        "A man on shore [blond, dark grey tee-shirt] called 911. Hopkinton State Park employees Sean and Justin were very helpful and reassuring," he said.

        "A man from shore [white tee-shirt] swam out and helped pull the boat and had a hold of Michael," Liam said in an interview yesterday, one week after the memorable event. The good Samaritan remains unidentified.

         "The doctor said I had the equivalent of five stress tests," Mr. King said. "They found evidence in my blood of a cardiac episode."

          Both agreed that it was Liam's idea to swim toward shore, with him grabbing the boat and Michael doing the backstroke.

          Liam said his favorite subject in school is math, and his favorite things to do are collecting animals and singing.

          See and hear them in their own words, in the hi-def video below:


Where Are They Now? Department

 Hopkinton's Teddy Doherty just started his first hockey season for the defending NCAA national champion Boston College eagles.  Teddy first started playing hockey for the Demons program before playing on the Hopkinton Middle School team.   He is a freshman at Boston College in the Carroll School of Business.


Field Hockey Wins Fundraiser - and Game

The Varsity & JV Field Hockey Teams would like to thank everyone for coming to the game on Friday and donating to a worthy cause - $710 was raised for
the fight against breast cancer. Thanks to Coach Bannon who makes this an annual event teaching her players how important it is to give back. The team won in a 2-1 over Medway.


October 14, 2012 — Ryan Bohlin is in the sole company of a referee as he gets ready to grab this pass and cross the goal line in yesterday's game against Norton. The Hillers will be next door in Holliston in Friday.


State Police Vehicle Stop in Northborough Yields 300 Grams of Heroin

October 13, 2012 — Yesterday at approximately 12 p.m., Trooper Dana Oliver, who is assigned to the State Police Barracks in Holden, stopped a car for various motor vehicle

 violations on Route 290 westbound. Inside were three men who provided Trooper Oliver information that was false. Further investigation revealed the vehicle was improperly registered, the operator was unlicensed and their Puerto Rican identifications were possibly forged. A subsequent search yielded close to 300 grams of heroin. All three were taken into custody for drug trafficking, conspiracy to violate the drug laws and distribution of a Class A substance. Taken into custody were:

David Coss Vasquez, 30, of Bronx, New York;
Juan Portes Cabrera, 57, of Lawrence; and
Valentin Casilla , 42, Bronx, New York.



Hopkinton 28, Norton 9

October 13, 2012 — Hopkinton hosted Norton this afternoon at the David Hughes Stadium and remained undefeated for the season with a 28-9 win. Above, Nolan Cornu leaves a trail of disappointed defenders.


The Hopkinton Fire Department will open their station to the public on October 21st for their Annual Open House. The event at Fire Headquarters will be from 11am to 2pm. Residents and children will have the opportunity to view demonstrations, learn about fire safety, and tour the station. Refreshments will be provided and Sparky the dog is expected to make an appearance.
The Open House provides an opportunity for firefighters to focus on the educational theme of Fire Prevention week. This year’s theme is “Have Two Ways Out”. Firefighter’s will remind residents of how important it is to have a home fire escape plan that prepares families to think fast and get out quickly. Just as important is having a second way out if the first exit is blocked by smoke or fire.


First Out of the Gate
(Please note bottle and can drive, arrow)

October 13, 2012 — The Hopkinton Democrats, conspicuous by their absence on this corner Downtown a few times this election season, beat the local Republicans to the punch this morning, and showed up in force. PLEASE  NOTE BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE BEHIND COLELLA'S TODAY.


State Police Arrest Two Men With Firearm In Springfield

Yesterday at 1:32 p.m., Lieutenant Paul D’Auteuil, commander of the Massachusetts State Police barracks in Springfield, was monitoring traffic on Carew at

 Newbury streets in the city when he observed a 1998 Nissan Altima with a rejected inspection sticker. Lieutenant D'Auteuil stopped the car for the motor vehicle infraction. Upon approaching the vehicle he observed that both male occupants were not wearing their seatbelts. 

While questioning the passenger, JABARI WHITAKER, 30, of Springfield, Lieutenant D’Auteuil observed what appeared to be a potential concealed handgun in the passenger's sweatpants pocket. Lieutenant D’Auteuil conducted a pat frisk and immediately confirmed that it was a firearm. 

WHITAKER immediately pushed Lieutenant D’Auteuil and fled on foot, holding the firearm in his hand. After a brief foot pursuit Lieutenant D’Auteuil wrestled WHITAKER to the ground. During the struggle WHITAKER continued to assault Lieutenant D’Auteuil as he was attempting to place him under arrest. At this time a bystander assisted Lieutenant D’Auteuil and the suspect was placed under arrest. The firearm was identified as a loaded 9mm Ruger. 

While the arrest was taking place the Altima's operator, SHAMAR WHITAKER, 28, of Springfield fled the scene in the car. Approximately 35 minutes later SHAMAR WHITAKER was located and arrested by state troopers along with the assistance of the Springfield Police Department.

The arrested individuals were transported to the State Police barracks in Springfield to be booked and charged.

The operator, SHAMAR WHITAKER, was charged with:
-Failure to submit identification;
-No Inspection Sticker;
-No Seatbelt.

The passenger, JABARI WHITAKER, was charged with:
-Possession of a Firearm;
-Possession of a Dangerous Weapon;
-Possession of Ammunition without a F.I.D Card;
-Assault with a Dangerous Weapon;
-Resisting Arrest;
-Assault and Battery on a Police Officer;
-Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm; and
-No Seatbelt

SHAMAR WHITAKER is being held at the State Police barracks in Springfield pending bail.

JABARI WHITAKER is being held at the State Police barracks in Springfield on $5,000 cash bail. 


Manufactured Colors

October 13, 2012 — The deciduous trees bursting with color in this view of Lake Whitehall from the boat ramp skirt the bases of of the evergreens that the the state planted at the park decades ago. The saturation of the colors in this photo has been pumped up a bit digitally, turning a bright scene into a brilliant one. The blues are reminiscent of the early Twentieth Century commercial artist and illustrator Maxfield Parrish, whose blue hues were so distinctive that they were called Maxfield Parrish Blue.


Fresh Visions: Painting Now
Gallery open at Hopkinton Center for the Arts

Above, Sculptor Michael Alfano and painter Dustin Neece share a laugh at tonight's reception, where each of them had work displayed.
The artists have earned wide renown for the quality of their work, as well as local celebrity status.

October 13, 2012 — This evening kicked off a fall exhibition at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts with a well attended reception and a show juried  by Zola Solamente. The show, which was hung by Kris  Waldman., will run until November 9, 2012. Gallery hours are: Monday – Thursday 1- 6 pm, Sundays 2 – 4 pm



Three's Company

October 12, 2012 — A male mallard on Little Pond at the southern end of Lake Whitehall takes not one, but two females to dinner today.


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Incident Log
Thursday, October 11, 2012

10:06 pm
 A caller reported an erratic operator driving a green Ford Escape on South Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and spoke with the operator.

8:57 pm
 A motorist reported that the operator of a green Subaru Outback passed four vehicles on Ash Street and was last scene turning onto Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Peter Booth checked the area up to the town line with a negative find. The Milford Police Department was notified.
5:55 pm
 Officer William Burchard assisted a disabled motor vehicle on Grove Street.
3:18 pm
 A 911 caller reported a truck fire on Wood Street. Two officers responded and assisted the Fire Department.
11:35 am
 Officer David Shane spoke with a resident of Wyman Lane regarding an item that was stolen while they were overseas and needed an insurance claim.
11:16 am
 A walk-in spoke with Officer David Shane regarding illegal dumping.
10:52 am
 A caller reported that a tree crew was working on Pond Street without a detail officer. Officer Patrick O'Brien checked the area with a negative find.
9:15 am
 A 911 caller reported that there was a vehicle in the water at the Lake Whitehall boat ramp. Four officers, the Fire Department and the State Police responded to investigate the scene, as did Fire District 14 Dive Team.
12:40 am
 Officer Aaron O'Neil checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street.


Friday, October 12th

4 - 7 PM

Inexpensive, Crowd-Pleasing Wines


This Saturday is our 9th Anniversary Grand Tasting, but we have some goodies for your tasting pleasure on Friday, too.  All of these wines are new this month at Hopkinton Wine, they are all highly-rated, and they're all under $20 when purchased as part of a case.  For whites, this week we have a South African Sauvignon Blanc, a Napa Chardonnay, and a Santa Ynez Valley Viognier.  For reds, we have a pair of Zinfandels, one from the Russian River Valley and one from Napa Valley.


Senior Moments
Informative, Free Seminar for Seniors

by Nancy L. Drawe (Punky)

Are you getting ready to retire and not sure what you need to know before you take the big step? The Hopkinton Senior Center is ready to help you answer all your questions with some very important seminars on Saturday, October 20, from 9am to 12 pm. These seminars are perfect for all you Baby Boomers as well as working seniors. With the many services available that morning, you’ll be able to obtain the answers you need to get all your affairs in order.

Starting at 9 am, “Medicare 101” is the first seminar scheduled. S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) counselor Lou Peralta will be on hand to guide you through the various parts and options of Medicare; what it does and does not cover, costs, enrollment periods, prescription coverage, etc.

“Estate Planning for Consumers” is scheduled at 10 am. Kathleen Nealon, Elder Law Attorney, Nealon and Nealon will show you how to designate trusted individuals to make financial and healthcare decisions for you if need be. Kathleen is no stranger to the senior center; she has been here many times to guide the seniors how to plan and maintain control of their future.

Both Lou and Kathleen are an important part of the senior center; they both have done so much to help so many seniors and believe me, they are very much appreciated!

Besides these two seminars, there will also be representatives available for the following services:

S.H.I.N.E Counseling
Sign up for an appointment with Lou—after his seminar, he’ll be available to help you individually to discuss the best Medicare plans for you.

Veterans Agent
Veterans Agent John Givner will be on hand to assist with any benefits that might be available to you.

Assessor’s Office
Liz Sher, the Administrative Assistant will let you know about the tax rebate programs that are available to assist qualified senior homeowners.

Fuel Assistance and SNAP Food Program
Mary McLeod and Marlene Troupes, Senior Center Outreach Workers will explain these two programs and will help qualified seniors with the application process.

Computer Assistance
Many of our seniors are interested in learning how to use a computer, especially in this age of “emails” and “Facebook” users. The Computer Room Volunteers will be on hand will help you with any computer need including the Medicare website.

These are all things you really need to know before you retire, so I recommend you take the few hours on Saturday, October 20 and attend these seminars. You’ll leave the senior center with all kinds of information that will help you with this next chapter of your life.

That’s it for now, so if you have any comments or suggestions, you can email me: Punkala@aol.com. Until next time, have a great week!




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Arrest Log
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

3:16 pm
 Officer Stephen Buckley arrested 41 year old Leticia Curtin of Village Way in Webster, on South Street and charged her with OUI Liquor.

Incident Log

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

6:30 pm
 Chief Richard Flannery reported a motor vehicle accident on Hayden Rowe Street. One or more occupants was transported to hospital.

5:17 pm
 Caller reports an erratic operator on West Main Street. Vehicle is crossing into Upton. Upton Police department contacted.
5:25 pm
 Officer Aaron O'Neil spoke with a person involved with an ongoing custody dispute on Wild Road.
4:46 pm
 A walk in reports he was just bitten by a dog on Lumber Street. The Animal Control Officer was notified.
2:23 pm
 United States Marshals requested a Hopkinton Cruiser on South Street to assist with a DUI. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and requested a portable breath tester.  Subsequently a 41 year old female from Webster was arrested and charged with OUI Liquor.
1:48 pm
 Sergeant Joseph Bennett spoke with a party on Main Street at the station regarding a possible family civil issue.
10:36 am
 Officer Stephen Buckley assisted Fire Department with a wire down on Fruit Street.
6:15 am
 Reporting party spoke with Dispatcher Thomas Gorman regarding a sole operator watched her leave for work this morning on Lumber Street.
2:40 am
 A caller spoke with Officer Linda Higgins reporting what she believes is a woman screaming in the woods on Jacob Lane.


State Police Investigate Car in Water at Lake Whitehall

October 11, 2012 — A 911 call about a car in the water about 50 yards from the lake Whitehall boat ramp , above, activated the Fire District 14 Dive Team comprised of members from Ashland, Framingham, Northborough and Hopkinton, which searched the submerged vehicle as well as the surrounding water for any occupants, and came up empty-handed. Trooper Dan Fitzgerald of Massachusetts State Police Barracks in Millbury was on scene to investigate, because Lake Whitehall is a State Reservation. The vehicle, which had body damage, had been reported stolen, and, according to a press release from State Police headquarters, there was no indication of any injuries.




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