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   Updated Tuesday, September 3, 2013


The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

13 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

10 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicle.

3 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

3 Times the Police participated in Community Relations or passenger safety.


Photo: After receiving a call from an individual Wednesday afternoon, State and Hopkinton police speak with a man emerging from a trail on Route 85, who, according to a message from central dispatch, allegedly admitted to exposing himself and committing a lewd act. State Police continued the investigation.

Arrest Log

Monday, September 2, 2013

12:43 am Officer Robert Bielecki arrested Noemi N. Core, 62, of Meade Street, Milford, on Hayden Rowe Street for a Warrant and also charged her with Delay Service of a Warrant.


Thursday, August 29, 2013

3:08 pm Officer Thomas Griffin arrested Misty Bergeron, 34, of Beech Street, Framingham, on Main Street for a Warrant and also charged her with Failure to Stop/Yield and Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended.

2:50 am Officer Jacob Campbell arrested Derek Holden Dempsey, 29, of Fruit Street, Hopkinton, on Cedar Street and charged him with Possession of Class B Substance.


Incident Log

Monday, September 2, 2013

8:32 pm A 911 caller from Greenwood Road reported that she was bitten by a neighbor's dog a short time ago. Two officers responded and spoke with both the victim and owner of the dog. The Animal Control Officer was notified.

6:56 am A caller from Rafferty Road reported that a male in his 40's with brown hair was walking on a trail with no pants on. Officer Stephen Buckley checked that area but could not locate anyone.

1:58 am A Smith Road resident reported that there was a loud party coming from somewhere through the woods. Officer Robert Bielecki located the party on Oak Street and advised that it was shut down for the night.

12:15 am Officer Robert Bielecki stopped a motor vehicle on Hayden Rowe Street and subsequently arrested a 62 year old female from Milford for a Warrant and also charged her with Delay Service of a Warrant.


Sunday, September 1, 2013

5:25 pm A resident of Mount Auburn Street reported that he was having a verbal altercation with kids in the area. Two officers responded and spoke with the caller.

3:09 pm A caller reported that his wife was pick pocketed this morning while leaving a West Main Street business. He stated that the suspect bumped into her and stole a credit card that she had just placed in her pocket.

10:12 am A Fruit Street resident reported hearing gunshots. Officer Philip Powers checked the area but did not hear any gunshots.

9:32 am There were multiple calls reporting fog/smoke on South Street. Officer Philip Powers responded and advised that a nitrogen tank was transferring to another location due to the extreme fog.


Saturday, August 31, 2013

7:59 pm A caller from Wood Street reported hearing gunshots going off. Officer Linda Higgins checked the area with a negative find.

12:00 pm A West Elm Street resident reported that his neighbor was burning brush in his back yard.


Friday, August 30, 2013

8:29 pm There were multiple reports of loud fireworks going off in the area of Cedar Street. Officer Thomas Griffin located a party going on and spoke with the home owner.

5:30 pm A 911 caller reported that an ambulance collided with another vehicle on Prospect Street. The Ashland Police Department was notified and responded.


Thursday, August 29, 2013

9:10 pm A 911 caller from West Elm Street reported that he could hear a young child screaming out of control from a nearby house. Two officers responded and spoke with the parents of a child who was having an asthma attack and was unable to calm down. They declined any medical treatment.

8:51 pm A resident of Saddle Hill Road reported hearing what sounded like an owl coming from the woods. Officer Gregg DeBoer checked the area with a negative find on any strange noises.

8:40 pm A caller from Spring Street reported after hours construction going on at a residence. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and advised that they just finished up for the night.

8:03 pm A caller reported suspicious activity of a man coming out of the woods with a car door and then putting in his trunk. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and advised that he had just purchased a new door and was installing it.

4:40 pm A Joseph Road resident reported that several youths have been going up and down the roadway in a motor vehicle while doing dangerous things. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded and checked the area with a negative find.

2:34 pm A 911 caller reported that a 16 year-old male was out of control on Fenton Street. Three officers responded and advised that the situation was under control.

2:17 pm Officer Thomas Griffin stopped a motor vehicle on Main Street and subsequently arrested a 34 year old female from Framingham for a Warrant and also charged her with Failure to Stop/Yield and Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended.

11:44 am A caller reported finding graffiti on the exterior of a building on Parkwood Drive. Officer Stephen Buckley responded to take a report.

10:16 am A caller reported witnessing a large truck strike a telephone pole on Grove Street and then leave the scene. Officer Patrick O'Brien responded and contacted the telephone company.

1:59 am Officer Jacob Campbell stopped a motor vehicle on Cedar Street and subsequently arrested a 29 year old male from Hopkinton and charged him with Possession of Class B Substance.




25th Boston Marathon

Jimmy Fund Walk


On Sunday, September 8, 2013 thousands of individuals will walk the Boston Marathon route for the 25th Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk.


Walkers will start to arrive in Hopkinton at 5 AM and begin their “rolling-start” shortly afterwards. The walkers arrival and departure ending time is expected to be 8 AM. 


Ash St. from Park St. to Main St., as well as Marathon Way will be detoured during this event. Parking spaces on both sides of Main St. from Ash St. to Hayden Rowe St. will be coned off. 


Police officers will be on duty to assist the walkers and motorists. 


We appreciate your patience and urge all motorists to use extreme caution during these hours while driving on Route 135.


Lawrence N. "Butch" Phipps

HOPKINTON - Lawrence N. "Butch" Phipps, 69, died Tuesday, September 3, 2013 in Westborough.  Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, are incomplete at this time.

Hopkinton Selectmen Broadside Massachusetts Gaming Commission, MAPC
Selectmen hire first female firefighter

Above, Fire Chief Ken Clark introduces newly hired firefighter Sara Jordan, downplaying her gender, and saying she was the most qualified. He said her gender played no role, and that she was simply the best person for the job. Human Resources Director Debbie Hilton-Creek, however, called her hiring "historic", implicitly noting her gender. Some of her fellow firefighters line the gallery upstairs.


September 4, 2013 — Hopkinton Board of Selectmen Vice-Chair Ben Palleiko submitted to his fellow board members a letter to the governor seeking the immediate removal of the Chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission [MGC]. The four present members voted to do so and signed the letter, but await signing by Selectman Michelle Gates, who was absent Tuesday evening, before releasing the letter in its entirety to the public. Selectman Todd Cestari suggests that the letter be sent to outlets in a broader media market than just those who usually covers Hopkinton.

          The letter accuses the MGC of excluding communities surrounding a host community from any role in the selection of a casino. It also complains that the information requested by Hopkinton's Town Counsel was highly redacted, making it useless. He stated that the impacted communities could suffer irreparable damage for the perceived greater good of the Commonwealth.

          Mr. Palleiko writes that the MGC's own deadline is to complete background checks on the applicants before a host community votes on a casino. He said he was told recently that  Milford will vote on a the Foxwoods casino in October, but the background checks will bot be complete until November.

          He complained in an aside that the Metropolitan Area Planning Council [MAPC], which purports to represent over 100 towns, has a budget not much larger than the MetroWest Anti-Casino Coalition [MWACC], a group of 4 towns, Hopkinton, Holliston, Medway and Ashland, joined together to fight the siting of the Foxwoods casino in Milford. MAPC has been designated by the MGC as the representative of the impact review process, according to the letter, and was chosen, Mr. Palleiko states, because it is "...a suitably compliant group."
         The letter calls the siting process a "badly broken process" an asks that the Chairman be replaced and that the governor "...put on hold the entire process while timing issues and other shortcomings are fixed."

          Selectman Chair John Mosher said that the selection of MAPC gave Foxwoods a free pass. He added that Foxwoods, whose process to date has been "totally inadequate," had recently announced it would expand their floor space from around 600,000 square feet to 2.8 million square feet to compete with other proposals elsewhere.

           Selectman Brian Herr said that "MAPC is under the [mistaken] impression that they are representing us.

           "Shame on them for trying to get us there."

           HopNews will present the letter to the governor later today following the presumed signing  by Selectman Michelle Gates.



Milford Regional’s Golf Tournament Has Record Breaking Year


September 3, 2013 — Milford Regional Medical Center’s 24th Annual Golf Classic held on Monday, August 26, at Franklin Country Club was a record-breaking tournament raising over $345,000! Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the new intensive care unit (ICU) at Milford Regional and the Oliva Fund for Cancer Care.


Funds raised by the golf tournament, an estimated $264,000, will support a new ICU as part of the Medical Center’s $54 million building project. The 116,000-square-foot expansion, which includes a 38,000-square-foot underground parking area, also comprises a new emergency department and additional private patient rooms. The new ICU will grow from 10 rooms built in the 1980’s to 16 spacious rooms that better accommodate the latest medical equipment.


Funds raised by local radio station WMRC 1490 through their annual Radiothon brought in $81,300 for the Oliva Fund for Cancer Care. In its seventh year, the WMRC Radiothon has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars of assistance to the daily, ongoing needs of cancer patients at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center at Milford Regional Medical Center.  


“Once again, the community has demonstrated tremendous support for the hospital and our patients through their involvement in our annual golf tournament,” says Francis M. Saba, Milford Regional CEO. “Every year, we are overwhelmed by the generosity of area businesses, volunteers and individual supporters within the towns we serve. Their contributions will help in our efforts both to expand hospital services through the addition of our new building and meet the daily needs of patients at our Cancer Center.”


For more information on Milford Regional’s new building project, go to www.milfordregional.org/excellence  Contributed content






Fundraising Football Scrimmage

Friday, September 6th at 6:30 p.m.


The Hopkinton Athletic Department is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Fundraising Football Scrimmage on Friday, September 6th at 6:30 p.m.

We will asking for an admission/donation of $3 per student and $5 per adult for the game vs North Middlesex High School.


All of the proceeds from the game will be donated to local organizations named in honor of former Hopkinton High School students Evan Girardi and Tommy Weaver.


The LiveForEvan organization was formed by a close-knit group of the late Evan Girardi’s friends determined to honor Evan’s life in a way that will leave a lasting legacy in his memory. All the proceeds from the organization’s events benefit causes aimed at improving the condition of heart patients, both locally and around the globe.


In addition, the organization helps to fund the annual Hopkinton High School Evan Girardi Memorial Scholarships, which are awarded annually to two Hopkinton High School college-bound graduates.


The Tommy Weaver B+ foundation continues to raise funds in Tommy’s memory and his B+ message through the sale of B+ t-shirts and other fundraising efforts. Through the Hopkinton Athletic Booster Club they distribute 4 annual scholarships of $1500 each year to Hopkinton High School Seniors who have exhibited tommy’s “Be Positive (B+) attitude as well as donating to other local organizations that Tommy was involved in.


Please join us on Friday night, September 6th as we kick off the High School football season and help raise funds for these two tremendous Hopkinton based foundations.



Eric Karjel

Athletic Director

Hopkinton High School


Murtha Cullina Attorney Kathleen Connolly Appointed Co-Chair of Bar Association Committee


Boston, MA (September 3, 2013)… Kathleen Connolly, counsel at Murtha Cullina LLP and resident in the firm’s Boston office, was recently appointed Co-Chair of the Real Estate Legislation & Public Policy Committee of the Boston Bar Association’s Real Estate Section.


In her role as Co-Chair, Ms. Connolly will support the committee and association in monitoring legislative and regulatory changes and precedent-setting court decisions. She will coordinate continuing legal education and brown bag lunch opportunities for attorneys practicing in the areas of real estate and land use law. 


The Boston Bar Association’s Real Estate Section addresses a variety of areas of real estate law, from bankruptcy to zoning. Section programs and discussions cover issues including land use, environmental concerns, development, financing and eminent domain matters.


Ms. Connolly has a wide range of experience in land use permitting law and litigation, and an extensive background in land use and environmental law with an emphasis on zoning, planning and conservation.  Ms. Connolly joined Murtha Cullina in 2008. She received her J.D., cum laude, from University of Connecticut Law School, and B.A., magna cum laude, from Boston College.

COMING BACK SOON... The Classic Town Talk

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton Massachusetts

Compiled for HopNews.com by Eric Montville © 2013 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from August 26, 2013 - September 3, 2013
Address Buyer Price Date Seller
23 Apple Tree Hill, Unit 23 William Savolt, Karen Savolt $165,000 September 3, 2013 Kimberly A. McDonnell, Gregory J. Marcinek
29 Valleywood Road Wei Liu, Yiqun Hu $530,000 August 30, 2013 Donald Ferguson
110 Hayden Rowe Street Brian K. Gassett, Brian W. Cheever $220,000 August 30, 2013 Anne T. Dibona, Dibona Realty Trust,
Summit Realty Trust
16 Ridge Road Thomas Plasterer, Heather Plasterer $640,000 August 29, 2013 Colleen Murphy
3 Duffield Road Paul M. Russo, Jennifer A. Russo $270,000 August 29, 2013 Michael K. Kearney, Linda M. Kearney,
Duffield Road Realty Trust
5 Riverbend Road Frank J. Prisco, Carrie P. Prisco $1,025,000 August 29, 2013 David A. Jacobs, Beth M. Jacobs
8 Emma Drive Brian Jean, Maureen Jean $665,000 August 29, 2013 Daniel M. Grant, Kim M. Grant
11 Forest Lane, Unit 10 Kimberly A. Harvey $340,000 August 29, 2013 William K. Terry, Mary E. Terry, Ans Realty Trust
1 Patriots Boulevard, Unit D Keith A. Nelson, Aixa I. Nelson $173,500 August 28, 2013 Stagecoach Heights Realty LLC
33 Forest Lane, Unit 25 Errol Dickey, Nancy Dickey $382,500 August 27, 2013 Thorkild Hansen
Last Week        
12 Autumn Ridge Drive, Unit 32 Kennth J. Somers, Faye R. Somers $461,995 August 23, 2013 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
10 Patriots Boulevard, Unite 4A Paramjit Singh $320,000 August 23, 2013 Stagecoach Heights Realty LLC
8 Hazel Road Bradley R. Wolcott, Meredith P. Wolcott $535,000 August 23, 2013 Rasmussen Nominee Trust,
David Rasmussen, Patricia Rasmussen
42 Huckleberry Lane Matthew C. Martinez, Jennifer Martinez $567,500 August 23, 2013 Paul J. Possemato, Sandra J. Possemato
19 Appaloosa Circle Robert Sgroi, Lisa Sgroi $710,000 August 22, 2013 Pavel Perlov, Christina Perlov
16 Spring Street James Desrochers, Elisabeth Desrochers $619,900 August 22, 2013 Robert P. Cellupica, Ellen K. Cellupica
160 East Main Street Andrew F. Santucci $155,000 August 22, 2013 George N. Clark
24 Ash Street Robert D. Hebden, Kathleen T. Hebden $695,000 August 21, 2013 Curtis Varner, Evelyn Varner
Week Before        
15 Pleasant Street Noelle Wehle $375,000 August 19, 2013 Mark A. Rutter
2 Glen Road Jinsong Liu, Hua Yang $635,000 August 19, 2013 Joseph A. Eori, Robyn E. Deluca
211 Winter Street Irfan Nasrullah, Muneeza Nasrullah $517,000 August 16, 2013 Saleem Nasrullah
8 Patriots Way, Unit 2B Jessica A. Kelley $325,000 August 16, 2013 Stagecoach Heights Realty LLC
30 Church Street David Puig, Kimberly Puig $410,000 August 16, 2013 Helen A. O'Brien
38 Lakeshore Drive Ronald P. Haley Jr., Melissa A. Haley $345,000 August 15, 2013 Peter J. Oram, Jennifer Oram
12 Sanctuary Lane John J. Cheney $156,500 August 15, 2013 Weston Development Group Inc.,
William D. Stone & Co.
29 Hayden Rowe Street Janice E. Roberts, David A. Roberts $340,000 August 15, 2013 Scott W. Dryden, Bonnie M. Dryden
4 Greenwood Road Sarabjeet Singh Chatwal, Jaspreet Kaur Bhatia $975,000 August 15, 2013 Robert J. Callery
4 Marshall Avenue Sonya Fairbanks Harris, William M. Harris $443,200 August 15, 2013 Janis L. Strong
7 Walcott Street Gregory Mazur, Kathleen Mazur, MNR Realty
$260,000 August 15, 2013 David A. Roberts, Janice E. Roberts
10 Norcross Road William Weinmann, Gayl Weinmann $690,000 August 13, 2013 Maria M. Pappas, Brad W. Speckerman
After Ten Great Years, Still dedicated to restoring the balance between body & mind

I am delighted to announce the anniversary of our 10th year in business! If a business has made it to its 10th anniversary, it's a major achievement. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, about one-third of businesses survive to their 10th year. 
This marks a significant milestone for Body Restoration which was first opened in August 2003 by yours truly. The first few months it was just one treatment room and me myself and I running the show then things took off and what an amazing ride it has been. Its strange how 10 years ago seems like a lifetime ago but also has gone by in a flash!
Over the years I have built a staff of very talented and dedicated industry professionals focused on innovation and excellence in alternative health care. I would never have been able to grow without their talent, hard work and loyalty. Just want to take a moment to thank Chris, Cheryl, Amy, Jen, Janice and Shelley for helping to make Body Restoration what it is today. 
Customers are the top reason why a business is able to survive past the 10-year mark. I would like to send a special heart felt THANK YOU to all of our clients. Some of you I have been seeing every week for 10 years, I have wiped tears and cried my own for you through divorces, illnesses and losses and been able to celebrate the happy times as well, you are like family to me. It has been an honor to be a part of your lives and to be able to offer you laughs since my life is a never ending saga of ridiculous events :) and an hour of peace in this crazy thing called life. 
To show our appreciation this week a special offer will be sent out to celebrate our 10 years in business! 
Wishing everyone another 10 years of good health and prosperity! 
Yours with much gratitude, 
Christine St. Andre, Owner 


Out of the Mist

September 2, 2013 — During the schooner race yesterday, Sunday, Hopkinton's John Collins, who was on the 80' Aquidnick III out of Rowe's Wharf, took this shot of schooners emerging from the fog a few miles off Gloucester harbor. These schooners are headed back in towards the race finish line. He said the only weather element missing yesterday was wind.


Hopkinton Selectmen Agenda Lists New Public Hearing on Malt/Wine License at Country Farms/Subway
Calls it a "Continuation" of Previously Closed Hearing • Abutters not notified

by Robert Falcione

September 2, 2013 — At their meeting on August 13, 2013, the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen opened a Public Hearing on a license application from Rashmi Corporation ( Country Farms) at 3 Cedar Street for a malt/wine license for sales for off-premises consumption. After taking input from the proponent and abutters, the Selectmen closed the Public Hearing. After closing the Public Hearing, which was advertised two weeks in advance, and after which the abutters were notified, both in accordance with long-standing practices, the Selectmen voted to hold a new Public Hearing. The proponents were asked to submit an additional exhibit, a new floor plan, which they have done. The Selectmen's agenda packet for September 3, 2013 has listed previous documents required to hold the prior Public Hearing: a notice in a daily paper, and notification of abutters. However, the posting of this new hearing for September 3, 2013 has none of those accoutrements.

        Also on the agenda, among many other items (See packet), is the sale of 19 acres of Legacy Farms property at 45 East Main Street for $100 for the purpose of siting an athletic facility, specifically a hockey rink. File photo.


3rd Annual Members Meeting Date Set


Woodville, MA: The Hopkinton Area Land Trust has set September 29, 2013 as the date for its 3rd Annual Membership Meeting. The meeting will take place in the Hopkinton Fire Station Training Room (Second Floor) at 2PM to 4PM. The agenda for the meeting will be a welcome by its President, Dave Goldman; a presentation and review of the events of the past year, followed by the election of three Directors to the Board of Directors. The Trust's members are invited to attend, along with the public who would like to learn more about the Trust.


This is the 18th year that the Trust has been in existence and 2012 – 2013 has been an exciting year. As a brief recap the Trust has added 288 acres of open space, either owned or under conservation restriction (CR), to its inventory. This includes the Deneen open space, 6+ acres; the Fruit Street Open Space CR, 145 acres, co-held with SVT, the Phipps Woods Open Space CR 12+ acres, the Braden Woods Open Space CR, 7.8+ acres, and the Cameron Woods/Whisper Way Open Space CR, 132 acres. The Trust is looking for stewardship volunteers to help manage these new open spaces. Stewardship is easy; take a walk in the open space, take a few photos, observe, and prepare a short summary of the observations.


If you would like to help, please call Dave Goldman at 508-435-6578 or drop an Email: goldmand@mindspring.com . The Trust would love to hear from you and please come to the meeting and learn more about the Trust.



Serious Equipment

September 1, 2013 — Got a large job? 20th Century Homes can supply not only the equipment to get it done, but an experienced operator and a full tank of fuel inclued.
Monthly Vigil

September 1, 2013 — Above, Hopkinton veterans begin to gather at 7:00 pm on the Veterans Memorial Gazebo on Hopkinton Common to pay tribute to the fallen with a taps vigil. The veterans get together for this event on the first Sunday of every month, location TBA.


September 1, 2013 —  The threat of rain loomed over the Hopkinton Farmers' Market this afternoon, keeping away some vendors whose wares would not fare well in the rain, as well as some customers who would not have fared well in the rain. Add that to the number of families who left for the long weekend, and the market did not bustle as usual. Above, vendors are breaking down at the end of the day. The market is open every Sunday through October 20, 2013, and features natural and organic growers as well as associated artisans and farmers.


Stormy Weather

September 1, 2013 — This island on Hopkinton Reservoir, as seen from the first bend in Cedar Street northbound at noon today, took a pounding as isolated cloudbursts drenched the area. The photo was enhanced to increase contrast in an otherwise gray image.


St. Paul’s “Welcome Back Sunday” September 8



HOPKINTON, MASS. (September 1, 2013) – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be hosting its annual “Welcome Back Sunday” on September 8.  Current and potential church members are invited to join in this homecoming celebration, which will include Sunday School registration at 10:15 a.m., a Holy Eucharistic service at 10:30 a.m., and a pot-luck lunch after the service.  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 61 Wood Street/Rte. 135, Hopkinton.


“Welcome Back Sunday is a special time where we can greet potential new members and also reconnect with current members who have been away during the summer vacation months,” said Father Mike Billingsley.   “It is also an opportunity for parents to learn about and register their children for the Sunday School program, which begins the following week.  And like most celebrations at St. Paul’s, it ends with good food and fellowship.” 


About: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is called to be an embracing, nourishing and life-giving family in Christ.  St. Paul’s members believe they are called to care for each other, for the community and for the world.   

For more information call 508-435-4536.


Metro West Anti-Casino Coalition [MWACC] Hires Consultant

September 1, 2013 — In a press release form the Hopkinton Town Manager's Office, Hopkinton Selectman Brian Herr, acting as Chairman of MWACC, a group of towns opposing the siting of the Foxwoods Massachusetts casino in Milford, Mass, has informed the public that the group has hired traffic engineers, Green International, to do a peer review of the traffic studies done by the proponent of the casino and already presented to the people of Milford.

         Hopkinton, Holliston, Medway and Ashland are the charter members of the coalition; their end result is reflected without ambiguity by their name. All of the towns are signatories to an Inter Municipal Agreement defining their purpose and scope.

         Selectman Herr is quoted in the release.

         “It is important for the residents of Milford to hear from consultants not paid for by the developer. This study will clarify and confirm the Casino project’s traffic impact and data for the residents’ consideration,” said MWACC Chairman Brian Herr. Green will file a complete report with MWACC highlighting their methodology, data gathering, analysis and conclusions. MWACC will make the full report available to the public as soon as possible.

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   Updated Friday, August 30, 2013


The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

1 Time the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.


Incident Log

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

9:56 pm A caller reported that a man was asking for money, making her uncomfortable at a West Main Street gas station. Three officers responded and spoke with the individual.

3:41 pm A 911 caller reported an erratic operator who was all over the roadway on East Main Street. Officer Matthew McNeil advised that he observed the vehicle for some distance with no violations seen.


President Obama Speaks on Syria
Puts Pressure on Congress to Agree
Presented here live earlier today

   August 31, 2013 — Please enjoy the address to the nation today regarding holding Syria accountable and debating the facts in Congress before moving forward with an attack. HopNews facebook and Twitter fans were alerted.
Time of the Season

August 31, 2013 —  These swamp maple trees on an island photographed yesterday at Hopkinton Reservoir are bursting with seasonal, albeit digitally enhanced, fall colors. The swamp, or red, maple is the first deciduous tree in the region to turn at the end of August, reminding people of the upcoming season.

Bridge Creeps Along

August 30, 2013 —  Work on the bridge over the Sudbury River continues and will do so until 2014, as work is slowed by the need to keep the road open, and by the closing of the bridge over the tracks on  Bridge Street in Southborough removing the only possible detour in that part of town.


Relishing the Opportunity

August 30, 2013 — A customer of Snappy Dogs, an orthodontic practice, had a night out for their customers, taking them to a special extended hours version of Snappy Dogs, where the shtick  is almost as good as the food.

Cruel and Unusual

August 30, 2013 — These ants scurrying on a rock on South Mill Street did not hesitate to attack some flying insects that landed on it, immediately engaging in brutal insecticide.


The Gathering

August 30, 2013 — Geese by the dozens gathered at Blood's Pond today, preening and primping their feathers into the water, where, on occasion, a curious fish would tug at them from underwater. A lone cormorant stands in the left, rear.


August 30, 2013 — This moth and plant have a very close relationship on Legacy Farms property today.


Mangia Changes Hands - Seeks to Install Seating in the Near Future

Mangia Neapolitan Pizzeria, open for less than two years after months of hard work and Town Hall meetings by owner Mike DeRubeis, an electrician by trade, has recently changed hands. Mark Kosa, coincidentally also an electrician, has purchased the pizzeria and the license to the brand. He plans to comply with zoning regulations in order to add seats eventually to satisfy diners who do not want to wait the ride home to enjoy their steaming hot pies.

Hopkinton Wine & Spirits Changing Ownership
Hopkinton Wine and Spirits owner Clelland Johnson has said recently that he will be concentrating on his accounting work and divesting his interest in the full-licensed package store very soon. At this time, the soon-to-be new owners have yet to submit an application for a change of license with the Selectmen. HopNews will be following these changing stories.



FIELD SIZE increased; SET AT 36,000 OFFICIAL ENTRANTS FOR 2014 RACE  — Tops 100th in 1996


BOSTON -- August 29, 2013 — Registration for the 2014 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The B.A.A. will use the same process to register qualified runners as it used in the 2012 and 2013 Marathons, allowing the fastest qualifiers to register first.


Registration will be held entirely online at www.baa.org . The qualification window for the 2014 Boston Marathon began last year on September 22, 2012.


In addition, in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the eight cities and towns along the Boston Marathon route, the B.A.A. has set the field size for the 2014 Boston Marathon at 36,000 official entrants.  The 118th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014 and will mark the 29th consecutive year that the event will have John Hancock Financial Services as its principal sponsor.


Registration will occur on a “rolling admission” schedule, beginning with the fastest qualifiers. On Monday, September 9, eligible runners who have met the qualifying standard for their age and gender by 20 minutes or more may register. On Wednesday, September 11 at 10:00 a.m. ET, if space remains, registration will open for those who have met their qualifying standard by 10 minutes or more. If space remains, registration will open on Friday, September 13 at 10:00 a.m. ET for those who have met their qualifying standard by five minutes or more. Registration will close on Saturday, September 14 at 10:00 p.m. ET.


If space remains after the first week of registration (Monday, September 9 through Saturday, September 14), then registration will re-open for all qualifiers from Monday, September 16 at 10:00 a.m. ET through Friday, September 20 at 5:00 p.m. ET. If space remains after this initial period, then on Monday, September 23 registration will re-open to anyone who meets the qualifying standards. Registration will remain open until the maximum field size is reached.


“The B.A.A. is aware of the significantly increased interest in registering for the 2014 Boston Marathon,” said B.A.A. Executive Director Tom Grilk. “The rolling admission schedule will provide runners with the fastest qualifying times in their age and gender group the ability to have their entry accepted in an orderly and systematic manner.  We understand many marathoners and qualifiers want to run Boston in 2014, and we appreciate the support and patience that the running community has demonstrated because of the bombings that occurred this past Spring.”


The registration process ensures that the fastest qualifiers will be accepted first.  However, achieving one’s qualifying standard does not guarantee entry. Those who are the fastest among the pool of applicants in their age and gender group will be accepted.


The registration fee for the 2014 Boston Marathon for qualifiers is $175 USD for United States residents and $225 USD for international residents.


A special registration period for the 2013 Boston Marathon began on August 19 and concludes today (August 29 at 5:00 p.m. ET) for 2013 Boston Marathon starters who reached the half marathon checkpoint or later but did not have the opportunity to cross the finish line on Boylston Street. Those 5624 runners were contacted by the B.A.A. via email; thus far, more than 4,500 entries have been received.


For the last several months, the B.A.A. has worked with state and municipal agencies and public safety officials to establish a field size of 36,000 entrants for the 2014 Boston Marathon. In 1996, the Centennial Boston Marathon had a field size of 38,708 entrants and 35,868 finishers. "Interested runners have been remarkably respectful and cooperative as we worked towards what will be an important day in the history of the race, the sport and the City of Boston,” said Grilk. “The B.A.A. offers special thanks and gratitude to the town, city and state officials for the cooperation and allowances needed to conduct a special race of this size and scope."


From the FBI

Cambridge Man Indicted for Making False Statements in the
Boston Marathon Bombing Terrorism Investigation

WASHINGTON—A federal grand jury in Boston returned an indictment today against a Cambridge, Massachusetts man previously charged with making false statements during the Boston Marathon bombing terrorism investigation.

Robel Phillipos, 19, was indicted after having been previously charged via complaint in May 2013 with making a series of materially false statements to federal law enforcement officials during a terrorism investigation. Phillipos is charged with two counts of making false statements. The indictment also charges Dias Kadyrbayev, 19, and Azamat Tazhayakov, 19, both of New Bedford, Massachusetts, with conspiring to obstruct justice and obstructing justice with the intent to impede a terrorism investigation. Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov are both nationals of Kazakhstan who were temporarily living in the United States pursuant to student visas.

As alleged in the indictment, on April 18, 2013, after the FBI posted photographs of the two men suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings (who were later identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev), Kadyrbayev received a text message from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev suggesting that he go to Tsarnaev’s “room and take what’s there.” Kadyrbayev, Tazhayakov, and Phillipos, according to the indictment, went to Tsarnaev’s dormitory room and removed several items, including Tsarnaev’s laptop computer and a backpack containing fireworks, and brought them to Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov’s apartment in New Bedford. Later that night, Kadyrbayev, with Tazhayakov’s knowledge and agreement, placed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s backpack, which contained several items, including fireworks, in a garbage bag and placed it in a dumpster outside their New Bedford apartment.

The indictment further alleges that between April 19, 2013 and April 25, 2013, law enforcement officials assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force interviewed Phillipos concerning material facts related to the terrorism investigation into the Boston Marathon bombing and one of the suspected bombers, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. During these interviews, Phillipos concealed the fact that he, Kadyrbayev, and Tazhayakov had gone into Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s dormitory room on the evening of April 18, 2013, and removed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s backpack from his room. In so doing, he made numerous false and misleading statements to the agents.

U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Vincent B. Lisi, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Boston Field Division, made the announcement today. This investigation was conducted by the FBI’s Boston Division, Massachusetts State Police, and member agencies of the Boston Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), which is composed of more than 30 federal, state, and local enforcement agencies. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s Department of Public Safety, City of New Bedford, New Bedford Police Department, Dartmouth Police Department, U.S. Department of Transportation-Office of Inspector General, U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), Essex County Sheriff’s Office, and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigations provided assistance to this investigation.

If convicted, Phillipos faces a maximum penalty of up to eight years in federal prison on each of the two counts. Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison on the obstruction of justice count and five years on the conspiracy count. All face up to three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine for each charge. Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov also face the possibility of being deported at the conclusion of this prosecution.


David P. Laquidara, 67


David P. Laquidara, 67, of Woodville, Massachusetts passed away on August 27, 2013 at his home.  He was a resident of Milford for many years prior to moving to Woodville.  Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late John “Trippi” and Eleanor. 
     He is survived by brothers, Charles of Wailea, Hawaii, Pat of Milford and Bill and sister-in-law Roberta of Millville. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. 
     He was a graduate of Milford High School Class of 1963 and received his bachelor’s degree from Worcester State College. He later received his Master’s degree in education from Cambridge College.  Mr. Laquidara was a well-loved and admired teacher in the Medway school system from 1969 until his retirement in 2003. He was instrumental in developing the 6th grade yearly trip to various environmental campuses where students spent a week testing soils, water samples, dissecting fish and owl pellets, developing survival skills and to “learn and enjoy.”  
     He was a member of the Woodville Rod and Gun Club and volunteered at Hopkinton Middle School and the Public Library.  
     The funeral will be held Friday, September 6, 2013 at 9:30 AM from the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water St., Milford.  A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 7 East Main Street, Milford.
     Burial will follow at the parish cemetery. 
    Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 5 to 8 PM and Thursday from 5 to-8 PM.  
     In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Medway Middle School environmental trip scholarship fund, 45 Holliston Street, Medway, MA 02053. 

    HopNews file photo. See his facebook with many tributes from students and others.


Board of Appeals Meeting tonight - Abutter Opposed to New Dunkin' Donuts


Hopkinton is growing and change is imminent, but how our town changes is up to us. We, who live here, raise our families here, and still live here after our children have left, cannot trust that 'someone else' is going to protect our neighborhoods from an ugly "Commercial Creep". We do not want to deny businesses the chance to join us and do well here, but there has to be some parameters set up to protect what makes Hopkinton unique. If not, our 495 exit will look like Milford's 495 exit: chain retail shops and food chains, etc. Is that how we want people from around the world to see us? Because we are unique in that: Our town IS SEEN AROUND THE WORLD. [Click thumbnail to enlarge]


There is already a Dunkin Donuts on South Street, about a mile from this newly proposed one, Price Chopper has a Starbucks, and there is Hopkinton Gourmet's and Colella's coffee shop in town. Another Dunkin Donuts would be redundant. There is still a chance to try and mitigate the damage the proposed Dunkin Donuts will incur in the Elm Street area. The hours of 4:30 AM to Midnight, the 180 degree turn from Elm into High St. resulting in a traffic nightmare, the 22ft. tall extremely bright lights, all will cause a detrimental shift in this long-standing neighborhood. And this is the beginning of what other businesses will be allowed to do unless some people like you, show up and question it. There is a public hearing tonight (August 28th) for the Board of Appeals at 7:15 at Hopkinton Town Hall, 2nd Floor. Please attend - the more people that show up the better to have your voices and concerns heard.


Thank you,

Amanda Faucher

61 Elm Street

August 28, 2013

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