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February 18, 2014


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton Massachusetts

Compiled for HopNews.com. © 2014 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from February 11, 2014 - February 18, 2014
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Address Buyer Price Date Seller
58 Ash Street Dana Grusse, Ashlea Giard $533,800 February 14, 2014 Patrick J Fernan, Shannon M Tomai
37 Chamberlain Street Anthony P Gattonini, Jaclyn C Gattonini $352,000 February 14, 2014 William E Stolba
14 Turnbridge Lane Unit 21 B Safdar H Haider $228,000 February 13, 2014 Allen R Prescott, Barbara A Prescott
8 Frostpane Lane Stuart H Floyd, Ava Floyd $412,435 February 13, 2014 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
7 Paul Revere Path Unit 5C February 12, 2014 $344,000 February 12, 2014 Stagecoach Heights Realty
Last Week        
71 South Street Louback Brothers LLC $1,280,000 February 7, 2014 71 South Street Associates LLC
6 Lowell Drive unit 31 David C. Trussler $437,000 February 7, 2014 Jane C. Anderson
Duffield Road Scott Karl Reed, Kerry Reed $17,700 February 6, 2014 Town of Hopkinton
187 Lumber Street Michael Oshea, Gretchen Reinhard $297,000 February 6, 2014 Douglas S. Tashjian, DST Realty Trust
10 Autumn Ridge Drive unit 31 Stephen J. Mickevich, Jr. $455,000 February 6, 2014 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
Week Before        
Penny Meadow Lane, lot 20 Sandra Murphy $5,000 February 3, 2014 Mizzen Realty Corp
Pond Street David R. Kraus, Heather M. Wightman $235,000 February 3, 2014 Joseph Alan Strazzulla, Diane M. Strazzulla
9 Frostpane Lane, unit 56 Subha Balu, Raja Amudhan Tamizharasi
$462,950 January 31, 2014 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
10 Chamberlain Street Timi Schonhorn, Jeremy Schonhorn $685,000 January 31, 2014 Peter Theran, Tracy Theran
4 Frostpane Lane, unit 80 Sergei Zakharov, Tanya Zakharova $399,840 January 30, 2014 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
6 Lincoln Street Utpal Dixit, Neha Dixit $357,000 January 30, 2014 Colin Leduc
6 Walcott Valley Drive, unit 3 Mark V. Kosa $160,000 January 30, 2014 Patricia S. Wade Family Revocable Trust
195 West Main Street Catherine A. Sweeney, 193 West Main Street
Realty Trust
$265,000 January 28, 2014 Robert F. Evers Sr., Linda Parker, 195 West Main
Street Realty Trust
2 Frostpane Lane, unit 81 Onomitra Ghosh, Ranjana Das $427,835 January 27, 2014 Pulte Homes of New England LLC


Police Arrest/Incident Log - Updated February 18, 2014

Arrest Log

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

12:10 am Officer Jacob Campbell placed Carlos D Ruiz, 22, of Loker Street, Framingham in custody on Wood Street on  a warrant.


Monday, February 17, 2014

11:16 pm Officer David Shane took into protective custody a Rocky Woods Road resident whose husband reported her.


Friday, February 14, 2014

12:06 pm Michael Arthur Keyon, 31, Hayward Street, Milford, was placed into custody on warrant charges.


Incident Log

Monday, February 17, 2014

11:36 pm An individual received a citation for speeding on Wood Street, and the passenger was arrested on a warrant. Officers on scene destroyed a small amount of marijuana.

9:26 pm Officer William Burchard checked a motor vehicle on Lakeshore Drive and sent them on their way.

7:19 pm Officers assisted the Fire Department  checking a CO1 detector activation on Walcott Valley Drive.

6:06 pm Officer checked a motor vehicle on Main Street.

5:17 pm A caller reported a disabled motor vehicle in a bad spot on West Main Street.

3:36 pm A 911 caller reported a motor vehicle accident on West Main Street with no personal injury. The ambulance evaluated one individual, who refused treatment.

2:00 pm An individual reported a historical sign removed and thrown over a guardrail.

10:14 am A Westborough firefighter followed an erratically operated vehicle, almost hitting  several cars head-on, into Rocky Woods Road and reported the woman was staggering and slurring her words. Simultaneously, the woman's husband was in the Police Headquarters lobby seeking advice for same. Officer David Shane took the woman into protective custody.

9:33 am Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with two males in a truck, who turned out to be contractors working at the house.

3:57 am An operator on West Main Street having problems with lights decided to sleep until daylight.

3:55 am A vehicle stuck in a snow bank was winched out by the tow truck on duty.


Sunday, February 16, 2014

11:37 pm A Disabled motor vehicle was refused a tow by the tow company upon inspection of the vehicle.

10:33 pm A West Main Street pedestrian flagged down Officer Peter Booth to tell him the sidewalks are icy. Sgt. Scott vanRaalten notified the on-call DPW employee.

10:18 pm A Glen Road homeowner reported a smoke  alarm that would not silence.

5:47 pm Officer Peter Booth issued a verbal warning for a narcotics violation.

12:20 pm A Turnbridge Lane homeowner reported dark and discolored water.

11:10 am An Eastview Road dog sitter reported her charge has burrowed under the front porch and will not come out. Animal Control Officer William Proctor was notified.

1:54 am Highway worker reported a vehicle on the guardrail at Wood and North Streets.

1:45 am Called a homeowner to move vehicle that was impeding sidewalk snow removal.

12:34 am Officer Linda Higgins checked on a vehicle parked at the high school.


Saturday, February 15, 2014

9:55 pm A Keeby Road resident reported that a plow knocked part of a telephone pole into her driveway.

8:54 pm Assisted FD with a CO1 activation on Huckleberry Road.

4:54 pm A Pine Island Road caller reported a delivery truck stuck in the road.

4:33 pm A caller advised icy conditions on Oak Street.

3:28 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil check on a motor vehicle in a snow bank awaiting assistance.

3:13 pm A caller complained of a snowmobile operating at a high speed on Downey Street.

11:47 am A Stoney Brook Road caller reported a dog of unknown color or breed running down the street.

11:44 am Responding units could not locate the suspect motor vehicle of a hit an run in  Ashland.

11:13 am Complaint of icy sidewalks by Woodville Post Office and caused him to slip and fall three times.

10:26 am Complaint of slippery, icy sidewalks on Main Street.

9:13 am Business reports tractor trailer having hard time on ice on Rafferty Road.

1:14 am Checking a vehicle parked behind Hopkinton Middle School.

1:09 am Checking on two cars parked in Hopkinton High School lot.

12:03 am Assisting State Police on South Street.


Friday, February 14, 2014

11:13 pm A West Main Street motorist reported smoke coming out of a chimney. The Fire Department said it is a wood stove that is under control.

9:30 pm Officer Matthew McNeil checked and spoke with a motorist on School Street.

7:36 pm A 911 caller reported an erratic operator on South Street. Milford PD was notified.

6:06 pm A South Mill Street caller complained of a large amount of water in the roadway.

5:36 pm Caller reported three youths walking down West Elm Street, one with a gun. Negative find.

5:04 pm Officer Gregg DeBoer spoke with a walk-in about an incident of fraud.

3:47 pm A report of an accident on Saddle Hill Road ended with no injuries.

3:22 pm Hopkinton Postmaster asks for assistance keeping a broken down postal truck safe.

1:59 pm Officer Patrick O'Brien transported the operator of a disabled vehicle to the center of town to get gas.

1:51 pm A caller reported a primary wire broken. officer Griffin determined it was not a safety hazard at the moment, because the wire had not reached the ground.

1:43 pm A Pond Street caller did not appreciate a trash bag from across the street ending up with her trash. Officer Stephen Buckley returned it to its proper place.

11:41 pm Detective Timothy Brennan placed an individual in custody on warrants on Hayward Street.

10:14 am Officer Griffin, Hopkinton Police commercial enforcement officer, assisted a tractor trailer unit that was disabled on Main Street.

9:59 am A tree on School Street broke and fell onto primary wires, pulling them down. NSTAR responded to repair.

8:50 am A bus is stuck on Forest Lane.

8:27 am Arcing wire on Wood Street.

8:17 am A special needs van carrying only the driver got stuck on Wood Street. Units assisted while DPW treated the roadway.

7:18 am Two police units responded at the request of the chief to assist cars an buses stuck on Winter Street at Snake Hill.

7:11 am Several cars stuck on Wood Street just before Main Street traffic signal.

6:51-6:55 am School bus company reporting buses stuck on Winter, Spring and West Main Streets.

6:03 am Several calls for a sparking wire on Parker Point Road.

5:08 am Vehicle off of roadway on Wood Street. Gone upon arrival.

3:22 am Mailbox in roadway on Wood Street. Storm related.

2:10 am Suspicious vehicle on Lumber Street business property turned out to be stuck.

1:58 am Officer Jacob Campbell checked on a vehicle parked in a bad spot on Wood Street.

12:57 am Sgt. Scott vanRaalten reported drainage problems on Cedar Street.

12:41 am Officer Linda Higgins suggested calling Southborough regarding a large amount of water just over the line on Cordaville Road.


18-2 Record

In defeating Ashland on Friday, the Hiller Freshman team finished with the top record in the Tri-Valley League for Freshman teams with an overall record of 18-2.  Team members who all contributed to a highly successful season are:


Justin Blanchard, Chris Burdick, Cole Dragsbaek, Pat Dustin, Jack Feather, Matt Gross, Mike Karlis, Austin Odell, Kyle Rector, Jon Simmer, Nick Stanley, Isaac Stilwell, Ryan Wolfe, Managers Sam Cestari, Gabe Mendes and Tim Tompkins, Asst. Coach Scotty Mackin, and Head Coach Jay Golden



February 17, 2014 — Weather forecasters are predicting another storm for tomorrow, with a total for the Hopkinton area from 1" - 6" depending upon were the line is drawn. Above, virgin snow rom the last storm.



                Congratulations Hopkinton Hiller Cheerleaders (HHC)… you did it again!! First place in the Tri-Valley League (TVL) Championships. The girls won the TVL in the fall which makes this the first time in 13 years that The Hopkinton Cheerleaders have gone back to back, winning the TVL, in the same year. The competition was held Saturday afternoon February, 15th At Medway High School. The TVL Championship was part of an Invitational meet in which 16 other teams (including D1, D2 and D3) competed. Not only did The Cheerleaders win the TVL crown but the won "Highest Score" and also took home the Grand Champion trophy!

                Last weekend the Hopkinton Cheerleaders competed at the Whitman Hanson Invitational Cheerleading meet and had the highest score of the 16 teams competing... and took home the first place trophy there too. These girls practice HARD and it's shows!!! Come and support your Hopkinton HS Cheerleaders at these upcoming events:

 *Friday, February 21st, The Shepard Hill Invitational at Shepard Hill High School, 68 Dudley Oxford Road, Dudley Ma. Competition starts at 6:00.

*Sunday, March 2nd, The South Division 2 Regionals, Whitman Hanson High School, 600 Franklin Street Whitman MA start time, TBA

Contributed by John Cardillo. Photos by John Cardillo.

Girls Dive Team Places Sixth in States Division One

February 16, 2014 — Hopkinton girls swim and dive team placed sixth at the Massachusetts State Division I Tournament on Saturday February 15, 2014.From L to R rear: Coach Bryan King, Victoria Feng, Bridget Coffey, Emily Wei, Lydia Franklin, Brianna Gallo, Nikki Annenberg  front: Alyssa Annenberg, Renee Salois, Ashley Windheuser. missing: Assistant Coach Karen Terry.

Time Exposure

February 15, 2014 — Vehicles passing by Colella's this evening are no more than ghost images, but their lights left streaks on the camera's processor during the 1.5 second, hand-held time exposure.


Lost Snowboard

Black Burton Snowboard left by boat ramp at lake Whitehall about 3pm Friday.
Call or text 508.380.5426 or email 


Ashland 73, Hopkinton 65

February 15, 2014 — Despite this effort by Patrick Ryan, and the 3-pointer below by Matthew Locke, the Hillers fell to the Clockers in overtime at home last night.

The outcome of the girls game was better, at Hopkinton 45, Ashland 36.


Joseph L Pineau, 84


Joseph L Pineau, 84, of Hopkinton, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the Umass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. Born in Natick, he was the son of the late Lucie (Blanchard) and Louis Pineau. He was the beloved husband of Angelina (Nuzzi) Pineau of Hopkinton since their marriage on July 4, 1954.

An Air Force Korean War Veteran, Joseph was a longtime Natick resident until moving to Hopkinton 20 years ago. He had worked at D.G. O’Brien in Seabrook, NH from 1964 until his retirement.

Besides his wife Angie, Joseph is survived by four children, Joseph F. Pineau of Berlin, MA, Sandra M. Murphy and her husband Michael of Medway, Barbara A. Rutfield and her husband Howard and Brenda L. de Freitas and her husband Antonio all of Grafton. He also leaves a brother, William Pineau of Natick and 7 grandchildren, Brian, married to Celina, and Kevin Murphy, Rachel, Alex, and Zackary Rutfield and Olivia and Max de Freitas. He also leaves several in-laws and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his siblings, Cornelia Gurney, Gertrude Coffey, Marie Anita Howard, Therese Malloy, Helen Bergstrom, Mary Porter, and Jean Pineau.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 16th from 2-5p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.
 A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00a.m. on Monday at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Natick.

MetroWest YMCA’s Community Leaders’ Forum

February 14, 2014 — The MetroWest YMCA shared the findings of their on-line community needs assessments and the discussion groups they had held in Hopkinton, Holliston and Ashland with community leaders to get their input and reaction to the needs presented in the areas of youth development and healthy living. There was a lively discussion and great suggestions were given. Above, YMCA President Rick MacPherson addresses the gathering.


  Police Incident Log - Updated February 14, 2014

Incident Log

Thursday, February 13, 2014

11:50 pm A 911 caller reported seeing flames come from the top of a South Street building. Two officers responded to assist the Fire Department.

8:00 pm Officer Matthew McNeil assisted the Fire Department with a backhoe that was tangled up in power lines on Woody Island Road.

4:20 pm Officer Matthew McNeil spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on Wood Street who was traveling at approximately 5mph with their hazard lights on.

3:47 pm Officer Matthew McNeil advised the owner of a motor vehicle on John Matthew Road to move because they were hampering plowing operations.

3:31 pm The DPW reported that several motor vehicle were parked on School Street making it difficult to plow. Officer Matthew McNeil responded and spoke with the owners who moved their vehicles.

2:48 pm Interim Chief Charles Wallace assisted a disabled motor vehicle on Main Street.

2:47 pm Officer Philip Powers assisted a motor vehicle that was stuck on Main Street.

2:33 pm A caller reported that a car was stuck on Cedar Street. Detective Timothy Brennan checked the area with a negative find.

2:32 pm Interim Chief Charles Wallace assisted a disabled motor vehicle on West Main Street.

12:57 pm Two officers responded to West Main Street to assist several vehicles that were stuck and a multi-car motor vehicle accident without personal injury.

1:04 pm Officer Gregg DeBoer advised that vehicles could not make it up the hill on South Street and were sliding into the intersection.

1:04 pm Two officers assisted with traffic while the DPW helped get a car unstuck on Cedar Street.

12:59 pm Officer Stephen Buckley and the DPW assisted several vehicles that were stuck on East Main Street.

11:05 am Officer Patrick O'Brien was flagged down by a woman who stated that she was just involved in a hit and run motor vehicle accident on Hayden Rowe Street. Officer Thomas Griffin located the vehicle involved and spoke with the operator.

9:20 am A motorist reported that she was rear-ended on Main Street. Officer Thomas Griffin responded to assist.

9:01 am A caller reported a motor vehicle accident without personal injury on West Main Street. Officer Gregg DeBoer responded and wrote a report.

12:35 am Officer Robert Bielecki checked and spoke with the operator of a motor vehicle on Wood Street.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

9:20 pm Officer William Burchard stopped a motor vehicle on Route 495 and issued the operator a civil citation for defective equipment.

8:54 pm Officer William Burchard issued a verbal warning to two individuals on West Main Street for possession of Class D Substance less than 1oz.

8:22 pm A caller stated that she believed her vehicle was struck in the parking lot of a West Main Street business and in order to get the surveillance video she had to file a police report.

5:14 pm A caller from a Main Street business requested an officer view a video that was related to graffiti in a restroom. Officer Peter Booth viewed the video and wrote a report.

5:07 pm Officer William Burchard issued the operator of a motor vehicle on Wood Street a written warning for speeding.

3:30 pm The Animal Control Officer advised that he was following up on a report that a fox was in the area of Forest Lane.

2:28 pm A motorist reported low hanging wires on East Main Street. The telephone company was notified.

2:14 pm Detective Timothy Brennan assisted another police agency on Main Street.

11:54 am The Animal Control Officer stated that he was back in the area of Forest Lane following up on past reports of a fox in the neighborhood.

9:48 am A resident of Forest Lane reported that a fox was roaming around going to resident's doors. The Animal Control Officer was notified.

8:12 am Officer Stephen Buckley assisted the Fire Department with a fire alarm activation on Kimball Road.


Hopkinton Goes to the Galapagos


by Gita Dandekar
February 14, 2014 — This February vacation, a group of students and teachers from Hopkinton High School are traveling to the Galapagos Islands to explore the island’s unique wildlife features as well as learn about its culture.


The group from Hopkinton will be traveling with a group of students from the neighboring town of Westborough MA, as well as a group of students from the town of Dover-Sherborn MA.

“I met the other teachers [of Westborough and Dover-Sherborn schools] last year at a student leadership summit in Costa Rica,” said trip advisor and HHS science teacher Charlotte Shire, “we became friendly and decided to plan this Galapagos trip together,” she said.

The trip is set to last eight days. For the first few days, the group is staying in the city of Quito, Ecuador where they will learn more about the region. Then they will travel to the Galapagos Islands, where they will stay for the next three days. Finally, the group returns to Quito where they will participate in a leadership summit, and they will be discussing pressing environmental issues and possible solutions.

“I am currently taking a research course and studying ecotourism in the Galapagos, which gives me a purpose to look at the country of Ecuador in a more political/economic perspective,” says HHS senior Renna Bushko, who is preparing herself for the trip, “I find it fascinating that there is a clear evidence showing the evolution of finches on the island and that we are going to the place where Darwin noticed it.”

Even though this trip is partly educational, many HHS members are looking forward to learning about such a unique place.

“I feel like the purpose of being in the Galapagos is to learn about the animal life and to see Darwin’s research facilities as well. We are going to his museum to learn about his studies,” continued Bushko.

“The Galapagos Islands are so unique because they are not connected to the mainland so all the animals had to have gotten here through swimming or a land raft. A lot of the wildlife we see is only found on this island,” said Shire.

“I am most excited to see all the animals,” stated HHS senior Lauren Armstrong. “I have always been an animal lover and I hope to get a true taste of the diversity of animals on this island.”

As an enriching, once-in-a-lifetime, educational experience, the Galapagos trip is truly different from any other.

“In past trips with just my family, the purpose was to explore and enjoy ourselves but this is different. I have never been to South America, or on a school trip with my friends, so the experience is going to be unforgettable,” included Armstrong.

Reprinted with permission from Hopkinton High School's online news, www.HHSPress.org

Heat Loss

February 14, 2014 — These icicles are formed usually by heat from a poorly insulated living area melting snow, and then freezing when dripping into the freezing air. Sometimes, the icicles dam up the remaining water that melts, preventing it from reaching the cold air. Instead, they often drain under shingles and into a living area. it is called ice-damming, and is a problem in older homes. The Fruit Street home above faces toward the northeast.


Joe Kennedy was hoping to stir the crowd in Taunton tonight, but the storm but the kibosh on that idea, so he announced officially on his facebook page,


Joe Kennedy III Announces for Reelection to Congress


“I wanted you to hear it from me first. Today, I am officially kicking off my campaign for re-election in the 4th District. And I'm hoping you'll be by my side this year, just like you were in 2012. From the start of my time in Congress, it’s been your engagement and enthusiasm that have lit my way. I am so proud and so honored to serve you down in Washington; to count you as supporters, constituents and friends. But I think we have a whole lot left to do together!

Put simply: I can't do it without you."



Storm Snarls Traffic All Over Town

Police had to stop traffic from entering Cedar Street northbound in order to get equipment up one side of the road to sand and plow. It was a similar story on the West main Street hill heading west.

East Main was also plugged for a while, and South Street, according to scanner chatter, was sending southbound vehicles backwards to West Main Street.

Left, Hopkinton Rescue One  responded to the call of State Police to contain leaking fluid from a jackknifed tractor trailer that was southbound just before Exit 20, Route 85 in Milford. According to scanner reports, there was an  ongoing leak when firefighters arrived, and 60 gallons were already on the ground. The EPA was also called to respond. Mass State Police photo.


Hopkinton Public Library Foundation Reaches $250,000 Milestone in the 1000 Homes for

Hopkinton Library Challenge


February 14, 2014, Hopkinton, MA -- In the first 3 months of the “1000 Homes for Hopkinton Library” Challenge, over 120 families, individuals, businesses and local groups have pledged or given $1,000 or more to the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation for the renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library. The combined effort of these community leaders totals over $250,000! 


The goal of “1000 Homes” is to raise $1,000,000 by gathering 1000 families, groups and businesses to give $1000 over the next four years to renovate and expand the Library.  “1000 Homes for Hopkinton Library” echoes a challenge by former Hopkinton resident John Quincy Adams in 1893:  If the citizens of Hopkinton raised $10,000 and built a library within two years, he pledged to give $4,000 to fund the building.  Remarkably, with an average gift of little more than $900, fifteen members of the community collectively funded the entire cost of the Library – $14,000.  On January 1, 1895, the Hopkinton Public Library at 13 Main Street opened its doors.  


To become a part of Hopkinton history and join “1000 Homes for Hopkinton Library”, please visit the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation website at www.HPLFinc.org.  You can also find updated information about the Library renovation and expansion and a list of your friends and neighbors who have already committed to this historic project for Hopkinton.


Together, we will build a new Library that honors our past, serves our present, and builds a stronger future for our community!


About the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation

The Hopkinton Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in September 2011. Its mission is to raise private funds to support the restoration, expansion and state-of-the-art renovation of Hopkinton Public Library.  In addition to the $4.5 million grant awarded to the Town of Hopkinton by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), funds raised by HPLF will defray the Town’s cost of restoring, renovating and expanding the library’s historic building.  In 2011, the MBLC approved Hopkinton’s plan for the renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library and awarded Hopkinton a $4.5 million Library Construction Grant.  Hopkinton currently is #4 on the waiting list to receive these state construction funds.  Once completed, Hopkinton Public Library will provide a modern, accessible facility that meets the current and future needs of the community, while preserving and highlighting the architectural features of the beloved original building.  For more information about HPLF’s mission and 1000 Home for Hopkinton Library, please visit the HPLF website at www.hplfinc.org.  Contributions to Hopkinton Public Library Foundation, Inc. can be mailed to P.O. Box 16, Woodville, MA 01784, or made online at www.hplfinc.org.


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