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Brockton Carjacking Suspect Apprehended

February 16, 2016 — Shortly before noon today Brockton Police received a report of an armed carjacking at the Westgate Mall. The male suspect took a 2007 Toyota Camry at gunpoint after its female owner came out of a store with her infant. The suspect demanded the woman give him the car keys as she was putting her child into a car seat. State Police Communications gave out information to MSP patrols about the carjacking and provided a description of the vehicle.

At 12:01 p.m. Trooper Ryan Walczak, a member of the State Police Troop D Community Action Team, located the gray Camry on Arch Street in Brockton, occupied by the suspect. Troop Headquarters authorized a pursuit of the vehicle, which continued onto Boylston Street in the town of Stoughton. The suspect crashed into a pole and fled the vehicle on foot. Within 30 seconds, Trooper Walczak, with the assistance of two Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department deputies, apprehended the suspect and took him into custody.

The suspect is identified as JOSE F. ROBLES, 32, of Taunton. He was charged with armed carjacking, armed robbery, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, operating with a suspended license, and failure to stop for police. ROBLES was turned over to Brockton Police custody.


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Due to a major burst in a fire sprinkler line and large volume of water that flowed from it, you may notice some discoloration in the your water. Please check before you using it and you may need to flush your cold water line to clear your pipes.

~ Eric Carty, Water-Sewer Manager
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Full Circle for Golden Pond and Its New CEO

February 15, 2016 — Lisa Jacobs, the new CEO of Golden Pond Assisted Living Facility, began her career years ago at 50 West Main Street as the Director of Wellness, opening up the Geri-psych unit. She left in the late 90's to expand her experience, and opened up several assisted living facilities across the state.
       "I am a nurse by background, and because of the work I did here, I opened up neuro-behavioral programs across the state. It became very popular, but I am excited to be back. I wanted to return to my roots," she said.

        Will there be any changes?

       "We are renovating all of the rooms as we speak.  We are also expanding our specialty programs: the cognition, the memory-impaired program, as well as the Pond View, which is our Geri/Psych program.

        "We are seeing older residents with greater needs and so we are studying how best to meet their needs as well as the needs of the families of these new residents.

         "We have different levels of oversight throughout the entire community. 

        "There are some very high-functioning individuals that really enjoy an independent lifestyle, and then we residents who need more assistance and supervision, and then we have a secure unit for those who need a higher level of assistance," she said. But nothing could get done without a motivated staff.

         "One of my biggest goals is up-coaching and identifying the goals of staff members. What are their goals and dreams? I want them to feel engaged and empowered. I want to tap the talent of people from within. I call it building your bench."

         Golden Pond Assisted :Living Facility has its team in place, and expects to complete internal renovations by Spring, and then break ground on a new, three-story building.

         "There will be additional apartments and community space," said the new CEO.         

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton and Surrounding Towns

Compiled for HopNews.com © 2016 All Rights Reserved
New Transactions from February 8, 2016 - February 15, 2016
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110 Ash Street Daniel R. Rediger, Meghan M. Rediger $677,500 Feb. 12, 2016 Nancy E. Jones
47 School Street Robert Saba, Timoria Saba $650,000 Feb. 12, 2016 Deborah P. Bentley, Anderton L. Bentley III
13 Davenport Lane unit 7 Karnig H. Durgarian, Karen Durgarian $550,000 Feb. 12, 2016 Crosswinds Hopkinton LLC
Lumber Street K & C Holdings LLC $1,500,000 Feb. 9, 2016 Rec Hopkinton LLC
3 Ridge Road Mazzeo $590,000 Feb. 9, 2016 Steven K. Tolf, Linda M. Tolf
7 Heartwood Way unit 124 Walter L. Deegan, Cheryl A. Deegan $624,672 Feb. 9, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
256 Wood Street Dependable Home Solutions LLC $135,000 Feb. 9, 2016 Penny L. Stevens, Maurice R. Boody
78 Howe Street Kevin Kam, Rosalyn Kam $476,000 Feb. 12, 2016 John P. Cavalcanti, Maiza S. Cavalcanti
54 Strobus Lane Christopher D. Burns $375,000 Feb. 10, 2016 James A. Winchenbach, Rita T. Winchenbach
55-57 Raymond Marchetti Street Brian Odhiambo $345,000 Feb. 9, 2016 Linda J. Gordon
7 Leonard Drive Thomas F. Murphy IV, Kristen M. Baldiga $390,000 Feb. 12, 2016 Stephen J. Garofalo Jr., Christina M. Garofalo,
Colt Realty LLC
2 Jacobs Lane Timothy Shanahan, 2 Jacobs Realty Trust $641,500 Feb. 9, 2016 Philip F. Lukoff
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Incident Log Updated February 15, 2016

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323



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

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

35 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

4 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

2 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

1 Time the Police participated in Community Relations or passenger safety.

Arrest Log

Sunday, February 14, 2016

5:36 pm Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas arrested Vongsamay Phomsoukha, 33, of Stone Ridge Road, Franklin, on West Main Street for a Warrant.

10:00 am Sgt. Scott vanRaalten arrested Tyrone E. Simpson, 38, of West Main Street, Hopkinton, on West Main Street for a Warrant.

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

5:36 pm Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas arrested a 33 year-old female from Franklin for a Warrant on West Main Street.

10:00 am Sgt. Scott vanRaalten arrested a 38 year-old male from Hopkinton for a Warrant on West Main Street.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

2:07 am Officer Linda Higgins issued a parking ticket on Hayward Street.

Friday, February 12, 2016

6:51 pm A resident of Hayden Rowe Street reported that she came home to find that someone had driven over her lawn and ripped their mailbox out of the ground. Officer John Corridan responded to write a report.

6:40 pm A caller from Wood Street reported that another vehicle was following her while beeping and driving aggressively.

10:58 am A caller reported that there were vehicles speeding through a school zone, dump trucks with uncovered loads and a vehicle parked all morning in a ten minute parking space on East Main Street.

9:44 am Officer Arthur Schofield issued a parking citation on Loop Road.

8:45 am A Rosewood Lane resident reported hearing a loud bang and saw footprints in her backyard. Two officers checked the area and advised that all appeared secure.

1:38 am A resident of Hayden Rowe Street reported that someone may possibly be trying to break into her home. Two officers responded and spoke with the homeowner.

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February 15, 2016 — Rachel Dobinski and Gogii enjoy a Lake Whitehall sunset.



Meet the Author



“Boston Marathon History by the Mile” local author Paul C. Clerici will be at a Hopkinton Public Library event held at the Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew St., Hopkinton, on Wednesday, March 30, at 7 p.m., to talk about his popular book.


The award-winning writer takes readers through the entire colorful 26.2-mile journey, mile by mile, town by town, story by story. With his unique vast array of experience and knowledge as a 23-time Boston Marathon runner and 30-plus-year sports journalist, Clerici brings the great race to life through informative, humorous, and enlightening detail.


Hear about the many different start lines in Ashland and Hopkinton; how a helicopter hovered above the Hopkinton schools to dry the wet fields for the Athletes Village; where Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb hid in Hopkinton in 1966 before she became the first woman to finish the Boston Marathon; why the Team Hoyt statue is located at the Center School on Ash Street; the story behind the Scream Tunnel at Wellesley College; how Heartbreak Hill got its name; how an elite woman leading the race collided with a horse on the course; and much, much more.


The book features vintage and during-the-race photographs; stories about every statue, landmark, event, nuance, and portion of the course from its start in 1897 to its current incarnation; and forewords by Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray and the first woman to finish the race, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb.


All three of Clerici’s books - “Boston Marathon History by the Mile,” “A History of the Falmouth Road Race: Running Cape Cod,” “History of the Greater Boston Track Club” - will be available for purchase and can be signed by the author at this event.

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      $5,000 gift

      Barbara Beale, Treasurer of the Hopkinton Friends of the Public Library presents a sponsorship check of $5000 to Laura Barry of the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation.

   The official Library groundbreaking is scheduled for March 11 at 10:00 AM at the Main St. library building with additional parts of the event at the town hall.

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The Girl's and Boy's Swimming and diving Teams competed in the very difficult South/Central Championships at MIT this past weekend.

The Girl's Team made history this weekend, by placing in the top 2 for the first time in school history.  The lady Hillers swam and dove an incredible meet, breaking three league and team records along the way.  Many of the swims/dives were the BEST these girls have ever done. 

On Saturday, the girls had an incredible meet.  The 200 Freestyle relay (Grace Cavanaugh, Rachel Zale, Lydia Franklin, Olivia Handrahan), won the event, and broke the team/league record as well.  On the diving board, sophomore Mattie Stauss went first, and junior Alyssa Annenberg placed 2nd.  New diver this year, sophomore Allie Mauro place 9th.  Individually, Freshman Grace Cavanaugh placed 6th int he 200 free, and senior captain placed 9th.  In the 200 IM, freshman Abbi Fischer placed 9th, and junior Emily Wei placed 16th.  In the 50 freestyle, sprinter Olivia Handrahan placed 8th.  In the 100 freestyle, Cavanaugh placed 9th, Handrahan was 10th, and Franklin was 16th.  Brigid Belger swam her best time in the 100 free with a 58.63.  Fischer placed 6th in the 500 freestyle.  The 200 Medley Relay team of Fischer, Wei, Zale and Handrahan placed 5th, and the 400 freestyle relay team of Cavanaugh, Fischer, Franklin, and Wei placed 2nd.  The girls held a slim 5 point lead going into the last event, but eventually lost by only 1 point tp powerhouse Duxbury!


For the boys, only Senior Captainand Diver Aaron Howe, bettered his lifetime best 11 dive score by over 40 points to place 8th.  Sophomore Sam Richardson swam hard in the 100 breaststroke.


It was an incredible weekend of HISTORY making events for the teams.  And they still have one more weekend left at the State Championships next weekend. Photos by Jennifer Fischer.

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A Strong Showing for Hiller Wrestling

By Sheila Zarba-Campbell

Led by senior captains Wyatt Beach, Lukas Kaminski, Chris Lallier, Josh Sokol, and Chris Zarba, as well as coaches Tim Nelson and Corey Mills and Manager Jessie Karner, the Hopkinton High School Varsity Wrestling Team competed on Saturday, February 13 at the Division 2 central sectionals tournament at Ashland High School.  Finishing fourth after Algonquin Regional High School (coached by Hopkinton native Brian Kramer), Nashoba Valley Regional High School, and Milford High, the team saw heavyweight Sokol and 170-lb. Beach top their brackets.  Kaminski (145), Ryan Mastroianni (120) and Zarba (160) came in second in their weight classes.  Chris Mastroianni (132) placed third, Hunter Goodrow (152) and Charlie Dumas (220) placed fifth, and Lallier (138) placed 6th.  Top four finishers move on to the Division 2 state championship in Marshfield next weekend, with 5th place finishers as alternates in their weight classes.  Below, Chris Zarba  on top. Photo credits: Mary Sokol

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Frederick A. Moseley, 78


HOPKINTON- Frederick A. Moseley, 78, died February 8, 2016 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester surrounded by family. He was the husband of the late Ruth (Tully) Moseley, who died in 2003 and Marguerite (Clifford) Moseley, who died in 2015.

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late George and Helen (Keyes) Moseley. He was employed by Polaroid for over 25 years as a tool and die maker and also worked for Dover Instrument Corporation and Applied Plastic Technology, Inc. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He enjoyed spending time outdoors in particular near the ocean and most recently Lake Wittemore in Spencer. As his children were growing up, he coached youth hockey and was involved with pop warner football.

He is survived by his children Frederick and wife Lynn of Millbury, MA, Daniel and wife Lisa of Brimfield, MA, Timothy and fiance Maria of Austin, TX, Andrew and wife Kathleen of Ogunquit, ME and Patricia Vattes and husband Christopher of Clinton, MA. He also leaves his grandchildren Patrick, Brandon, Elizabeth, Michele, Robert, Michael, Jameson and Killian as well as his sister Winnifred Hoffmann of Florida. He will be remembered by many nieces, nephews and extended Clifford family.

A funeral service will be held Friday, February 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street. Burial with military honors will follow at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Hopkinton. Calling hours at the funeral home are Thursday, February 18, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society and the Fisher House Foundation.

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Incident Log Updated February 12, 2016

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323



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

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

18 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

5 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

Arrest Log

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

3:07 pm Officer Peter Booth arrested David M. Mayer, 42, of Frankland Road, Hopkinton, on Hayden Rowe Street for a Warrant.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

5:25 pm Multiple callers reported a past road rage incident on West Main Street.

5:07 pm A resident of East Main Street reported that she spoke with solicitors last month and told them they could return the next day to speak with a family member and was upset when different solicitors arrived today. She was advised that since she invited them back there was no violation.

2:17 pm Officer Philip Powers wrote a report of a breaking and entering to a motor vehicle on Loop Road.

1:15 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Thomas Griffin regarding fraud.

12:33 pm Sgt. Scott vanRaalten spoke with a walk-in regarding IRS fraud.

11:02 am A walk-in from Davis Road reported that her prescription medication was stolen.

10:48 am A caller reported a civil problem with her landlord regarding dead trees that need to be taken down.

10:02 am A West Main Street resident spoke with Officer Thomas Griffin about a neighbor problem involving a dog.

9:53 am A resident reported receiving an IRS scam and was advised on how to protect themselves.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

11:18 pm The DPW advised an officer to turn the street light on Main Street to flash.

10:31 pm A resident of Teresa Road reported that a motor vehicle went off the roadway and onto her neighbor's yard. Two officers responded and assisted with getting the vehicle out.

9:33 pm A caller from Eastview Road reported that a hover board was sparking outside in the snow. Officer Philip Powers responded and advised that there was no hazard at this time.

8:25 pm A walk-in requested to see her kids and make sure they're alright. Officer Aaron O'Neil spoke with her ex-husband who stated that she was not welcome in the house and the kids were fine.

7:32 pm A caller from Hayward Street reported finding the rear window of their vehicle smashed. Officer Peter Booth responded and advised that two vehicles were involved and the business had some video footage.

3:07 pm Officer Peter Booth advised that he witnessed an individual with an active warrant out of Ashland walk into a family member's house on Hayden Rowe Street. Subsequently a 42 year-old male from Hopkinton was arrested for a Warrant.

2:22 pm Officer Philip Powers reported that a student's motor vehicle's windshield was smashed in the parking lot on Hayden Rowe Street.

1:13 pm An Alexander Road resident reported receiving two calls claiming to be from the IRS.

12:36 pm A caller reported that vehicles were passing a bus while it had it's door open and lights flashing on West Main Street.

12:26 pm Officer Thomas Griffin spoke with a walk-in regarding a scam.

9:11 am A caller reported that an erratic operator was texting and driving while they drove through a red light on West Main Street. The Southborough Police Department checked the owner's residence.


Ora Ernest Cheney

by his cousin,

Karen Temple Adelman


               To a child, Ora  Cheney was a curiosity, a playmate, an adventure.  Long hair before it was fashionable, and a great storyteller.

            He had “lived with the Indians”, could build a real igloo, knew the names of trees, and flowers (thanks to his mother, Mabel Gibbs Cheney) and had great respect for animals of any kind.  Young people of any age were attracted to him immediately.

            He was really very intelligent, a fact which was lost in his reputation as a “character”.  If anyone on “Bear Hill” went away for a short time, he would check the property several times a day, and when,  if at times he had access to inside the house (oft times he would either have a key or information as to which door would be open) would check the furnace, and pipes, keep wood fires going, the “woodbox” full, and other cold weather chores.  For one family, he babysat, for another he would show up early and get the kids off to school, do a load of laundry and feed the animals.   No one ever worried, as he was clean, honest and kind.

            He had a great sense of humor, and always seemed to know if it was mealtime at a certain house, although, if you asked if he would like some of what was on the table, he would usually say, “I don't mind if I have a few peas”.  One time I teased him by putting a few peas on a knife for him, and he thought that was really quite a joke, and never answered that way again, but he would look at me with a twinkle in his eye.

            He traveled every year, mostly with his Dad, Harry Ansel Cheney, to Florida (West Coast) in his old hearse, and some years he traveled with his pet Peacock in the back; “best watchdog on the planet”.  When as a young girl, I was living with my grandparents, Melvin and Laura Cheney, next door, we would go shopping in Milford – in the hearse!  As a young child I loved it; as I got older I prayed no one would see me in that hearse.

            Ora was always ready to help with fence mending, and the many chores on country property.

He made friends with everyone, including the movie star, Bette Davis, who used to visit Vivian Powell and her sister at their home on Pond Street.  He said she was a great sport, and loved long walks in the woods. Youth members of motorcycle clubs would drop by to see him and talk to him.  He never talked down to anyone, especially the young, or the troubled. As he got older he would sit in a comfortable chair near the road, under an old apple tree, with his friend Bill, just watching “folks” go by, waving, and occasionally chatting with those who stopped, or were walking by.

            Ora always had a cure for any ailment.  His favorite, was a concoction made from the twigs of the Burning Bush, and a myriad of herbs, “a secret recipe, from the Indians”.  What ever it was, it worked, on cuts, bee stings, and even to soothe a sore throat; to the extent that even the wife of Dr. Donald Love Sr., used it for her children.  If he ever gave out the formula, I would bet it was to her.

            I wouldn't trade my childhood on Bear Hill for anything, and only wish my own children could have experienced the same.  Ora certainly danced to his own drum, but never at the expense of others.

            He would love the idea of trails and passive use of his property especially for the use of area residents, and their children.  His favorite people were children.


Driver Killed by Airborne Manhole Cover


BOSTON - February 12, 2016 - The State Police investigation has determined that the victim’s vehicle in this crash was struck by a metal manhole cover that became dislodged and airborne. The cover normally rests atop a manhole in the left lane of Route 93 southbound near the exit of the O’Neill Tunnel. Preliminary investigation suggests it struck the victim’s windshield somewhere in that vicinity. After impact, the vehicle continued southbound in the left lane of Route 93 reaching near the area of East Berkeley street before hitting the wall on the left shoulder and coming to a stop. What caused the manhole to become dislodged is part of the ongoing investigation.

We have identified the victim, an adult woman, but are not releasing her name, age, or hometown, or the year, make, and model of her car, at this time pending proper notification of next-of-kin.

The investigation remains active and is being conducted by Troop E of the Massachusetts State Police with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the State Police Detective Unit for Suffolk County. Troopers are being assisted on scene by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

No further information is being released at this time.


Fugitive Captured


February 11, 2016 — Today at about 2:00 p.m., Members of the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section (VFAS), Woburn Police, and Boston Police arrested the man wanted by Woburn Police for assaulting a police officer and striking an elderly pedestrian with his vehicle as he fled the scene Wednesday afternoon.

As a result of information developed during the subsequent investigation, VFAS and Woburn Police detectives determined that TYSON DELGADO, 29, of Winthrop was at a residence on Wilcock Street in Boston. With assistance from members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit, VFAS along with Woburn Police Detectives located DELGADO hiding under a bed. He was placed under arrest on two warrants with the following associated charges:

Woburn District Court Charges:
1. Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
2. Failure to Stop for a Police Officer
3. Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon on Person over age 65
4. Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle
4. Leaving the Scene of Personal Injury Accident
5. Crosswalk Violation
6. Larceny over $250 by Single Scheme
7. Credit Card Fraud.

Suffolk Superior Court Charges:
1. Armed Robbery

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Dear Friends of the Hopkinton Education Foundation,

In order to fund all of the fantastic and innovative grants for the Hopkinton Schools, we need your help! On February 27th, we are hosting our Grand Gala at the Verve in Natick. Please come and join us for an evening for food, drinks, and entertainment, including dancing and a photo booth for great keepsake pictures!

We will also have some fantastic auction items for you including overnight stays, restaurant gift cards and an orthodontics package! Great raffles will include Bose headphones and hockey tickets!

While this event is a terrific party, it is also our largest & most important fundraiser of the year. In order to keep funding grants like the Innovation Lab at the High School, the mobile STEM museum at Center, and the kilns at Elmwood & Hopkins, we need you to come and have a great night out at our Gala!

Get your tickets now, prices go up on the 15th! Tickets can be purchased now at https://grandgala.yapsody.com/event/index/27788/hopkinton-education-foundation

Stay up to date by following the Ed Foundation on our FaceBook page by liking https://www.facebook.com/HopkintonEducationFoundation
I look forward to seeing you there!

Alexis Miller
President, Hopkinton Education Foundation

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Looking for Tax Relief Runner

Dear Editor,

The Hopkinton Tax Relief Fund committee is looking for a runner for this year's marathon to raise money to help low income elderly and disabled residents pay their property tax. We have been giving an official fundraising number from the Town of Hopkinton and are seeking an interested runner. For information contact Nancy Haines ( nlhaines@gmail.com )

Thank you.
Nancy Haines, Chairman, Hopkinton Tax Relief Fund for Low Income Elderly and Disabled.

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February 11, 2016 — The HopNews Camera got here moments after the removal of the historical sign, but Mark Stephan was right on top of it on February 5, 2016.

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HOPKINTON - Frederick A. Moseley, 78, died February 8, 2016 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.  Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home are incomplete at this time.


German Shepherd Taken Into Custody


February 11, 2016 — Early yesterday afternoon, the State Police Barracks in Andover received reports of a large German Shepherd walking in the travel lanes on the southbound side of Route 495 in Methuen. The pup was walking in and out of traffic in all three lanes. Troopers Malachy Higgins and Dana Atkinson responded and located the dog, and tried to escort her off the roadway and toward an off-ramp. The dog, however, ran back into traffic.


With the help of Methuen Police and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, all lanes of traffic were temporarily closed. Trooper Higgins then lured the the roamin’ pup into his cruiser with a granola bar. The dog jumped into the driver’s seat and sat behind the wheel. Trooper Higgins got into the cruiser and got the tired pooch to move over into the passenger seat.


The Shepherd now in State Police “custody,” Trooper Higgins drove her off the highway and onto Marston Street, where the pup was turned over to Lawrence Animal Control, who in turn returned Lexi to her family, no doubt much to their relief. Thank you to Lawrence and Methuen Police (who shared photos) and Mass. DOT for their assistance. (Photos courtesy of Methuen and Lawrence Police)



Ralph Adams Cram 2nd, 74


Ralph Adams Cram 2nd, 74, of Hopkinton, passed away Monday, February 8, 2016. Born in Concord, he was the son of the late Ann (Heath) and Ralph Wentworth Cram and was the grandson of Ralph Adams Cram (his namesake), and Elizabeth Strudwick. He was the husband of Sandra (Tremblay) Cram of Hopkinton.

Ralph was an Air Force Veteran who worked as a draftsman in the field of Architecture for his entire career. He enjoyed designing on the computer- cards, photos, posters and anything that offered a creative challenge. He was incredibly organized (totally opposite from his wife). Everything had its place and he saw to it that things went where they belonged. He never put off until tomorrow something that could be done today. He was witty, with a dry sense of humor. Ralph loved his wife, his cats, his horses, and his friends at the Senior Center. He always looked forward to, and enjoyed his time spent at the center. He also took pleasure in carpentry, fishing, playing pool, and hunting. He was a ski instructor in Alaska while serving in the Air Force. His parents owned a Ski Lodge in Stowe, VT, where he was on the Ski Patrol.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his sister, Sarah Cram. He is predeceased by a sister, Patricia Cram Gale.


in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Baypath Humane Society, 5 Rafferty Rd. Hopkinton, MA 01748 

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 13th from 2-4p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A funeral home service will follow at 4:30p.m.

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Incident Log Updated February 10, 2016

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323




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

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

14 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

4 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

3 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

Incident Log

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

8:43 pm Officer Peter Booth assisted the Ashland Police Department with an attempt to serve a restraining order violation on Frankland Road.

7:32 pm A caller reported that a man in dark clothes was jumping at cars on West Main Street. Officer Peter Booth checked the area with a negative find.

7:31 pm Officer Peter Booth advised the owner of a motor vehicle that was parked in a crosswalk on West Main Street to move it.

1:02 pm Three officers attempted to assist the Ashland Police Department with a restraining order violation on Frankland Road but advised that no one was home.

6:31 am An Ash Street resident reported that a plow operator took snow from her neighbor's across the street and put it near her driveway.

Monday, February 8, 2016

10:13 pm Two officers assisted the Southborough Police Department with locating two tree trucks that hit the railroad bridge on Cedar Street.

6:29 pm A resident of Parker Point Road reported that a private plow driver pushed snow onto another resident's property. Officer John Corridan checked the area but the truck was gone upon his arrival.

2:22 pm A caller from Pine Tree Lane reported that neighbor's vehicles were parked on the road, hindering plows. Two officers responded and advised the residents to move their vehicles.

10:27 am A walk-in reported that her children were at a friend's house when the mother had thrown them out and made them wait outside until she picked them up.

9:35 am A caller reported that traffic was traveling between 40-50mph in a school zone on East Main Street.


Another Town Clerk Candidate

February 9, 2016

My name is Deb Holbrook, and I am pleased to announce that I am running for the office of Hopkinton Town Clerk!

Being a resident of Hopkinton since 2007, I have served the town in various ways as a volunteer for the Board of Health, the Hopkinton Veteran’s Celebration Committee, Baypath Humane Society, and the Hopkinton Women’s Club, to name a few.

As Assistant Town Clerk of Hopkinton from 2009-2011, I was thrilled to provide so many facets of service to the residents of Hopkinton. From a simple dog license to more complex duties of Elections and Town Meetings, I was honored that I could assist our residents in any way that this office could provide. During my time in the Town Clerk’s office, I served for two Town Meetings and Town Elections, 2 Special Town Meetings and Elections, one US Representative election, and one special US Senate election. I know, since 2011, there have been changes made in the office of Town Clerk that allow for more efficiencies and better service. If elected, I would maintain those efficiencies, while discovering even more ways to better serve the residents of Hopkinton.

I offer over 30 years experience working in the private and public sectors, with focus on executive support of business administration in local hospitals, pharmaceutical industry, and local government. With these years of service, I also offer maturity of making sound decisions for our town and its residents. I am loyal, dedicated, and will provide the town of Hopkinton with 200% of my determination and drive.

My life is centered and balanced around my family, my faith, civic responsibility and trust in my community. As Town Clerk, I would give each resident the personalized service he/she deserves. Your vote is of great value, and the service I will provide will show my gratitude.

Please consider me as a fresh face in this office. I would be proud and honored to serve as the Town Clerk of Hopkinton, and I ask for your vote.

Thank you.

Deb Holbrook

6 Rice Street

Hopkinton, MA 01748

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Troopers, Others, Put a dent in Heroin Trade



REVERE, MASS. - February 10, 2016 —State Police, local police, and members of a federal drug task force culminated a four-month-long investigation into a heroin trafficking organization operating in Boston and Revere with arrests of two targets and the seizure of a significant amount of opioid narcotics.

The investigation involved undercover purchases of significant amounts of heroin. A search warrant was executed yesterday at a Mattapan residence of one of the targets, resulting in the seizure of more than two kilograms of suspected heroin and/or Fentanyl, a Sig Sauer .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol, and a white powder believed used as a cutting agent (that is, something that is mixed in with the drugs).

Two targets were taken into custody in Revere yesterday and held overnight at the State Police Barracks in Revere. They are JORGE LUIZ BAEZ, 26, of Mattapan, and LUIS MEDINA-FELICIANO, 40, also of Boston. They will be arraigned today in Chelsea District Court on trafficking and other charges.

This was a collaborative investigation begun by the State Police Detective Unit assigned to Suffolk County, and ultimately involving numerous other State Police units and agencies, including State Police detectives, troopers from the State Police Gang Unit, State Police K9 units, State Police Troop A patrols, other State Police Division of Field Services assets, Boston Police, Revere Police, and members of a Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force. The case will be prosecuted by the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office.


Object Falls From Truck, Injures 3 on Pike


February 10, 2016 — This morning at about 6:40 a.m., three people were injured when a large metal object fell off of a tractor-trailer on Route 90 East in Millbury.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Mark Augusta indicates that ANTHONY DONALDSON, 48, of Roslindale, was traveling eastbound in a 2011 Freightliner tractor-trailer when the object fell from the trailer, striking a 2010 Subaru Legacy, which was also traveling eastbound at the time.

As a result of the impact, the operator of the Legacy, a 59-year-old man from Wilbraham, and two adult passengers were transported to UMass Medical Center in Worcester for treatment of minor injuries.

DONALDSON, who had initially not stopped at the scene, was charged with the following offenses:

Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Crash
Left Lane Violation
Upon examination by the State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section, it was determined that the load was improperly secured. The company that owns the truck, Instituform Technologies of Chesterfield, Mo., was issued a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration violation for having an improperly secured load.

State Police were assisted on scene by Millbury Fire and EMS. State Police PR.



Alcohol Compliance Checks

    The Hopkinton Police Department will be conducting annual Alcohol Compliance Checks of all licensed establishments beginning in February 2016 through September 2016.

These compliance checks are made to ensure that all establishments licensed for the sale of alcoholic beverages In Hopkinton follow and comply with all rules and regulations pertaining to the safe sale and service of alcohol within town.

This notice is made in accordance with compliance policy and with the recommendation of the ABCC (Alcohol Beverage Control Commission)

Any questions can be directed to Lieutenant John Porter 508-497-3401 x1230


Beware of Frigid Temps

   From Eric Carty, Water/Sewer Manager: 

With the coldest air of the season moving in for the weekend, it is imperative that you protect your water pipes from freezing. Please check out our winter tips here.  

From HopNews:

If your outside spigots are still on, you need to see this (again):

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Claire Wright Takes Out Papers for Selectman

February 9, 2016 — "Hopkinton is at a critical time.  We face major changes in housing, population, and municipal needs.  Such a time calls for leaders with a solid background of experience in town government and an understanding of our community.  As a three-term elected member of the Planning Board, with over 30 years of service in Hopkinton's town government, I feel I am well suited to contribute the knowledge and experience needed for the Board of Selectmen. Therefore, I am today announcing my candidacy."  - Claire Wright

Health and Fitness

Come support your Hiller Hockey team and their Seniors for senior night. Saturday Feb 13th, 4pm @ Navin arena as they take on Medway!
The Hillers are 14 and 2 and are headed into post season!

Congratulations to our Seniors: Captain Dan Delaney. Nikolai Saporoschetz. Alex Kosheff. Cam Finlayson. Will Karpenski. Mark McCluskey. Kyle Canty. (C).Billy Allen. And all our Hiller hockey team!

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Anne Carver selected as next

Elmwood Elementary School Principal


    Hopkinton, MA 2/9/2016

Hopkinton Public Schools’ Superintendent, Dr. Cathy MacLeod, is delighted to announce that she has offered, and Anne Carver has accepted, pending successful contract negotiations, the position of Principal of the Elmwood Elementary School. In the past year, in her role as Assistant Principal and the last several months in the role of Interim Principal at Elmwood School, Ms. Carver has become well acquainted with the Elmwood School community and has begun to build meaningful, positive relationships with children, parents, staff and administrative colleagues.


Ms. Carver holds a Master of Education in Elementary Leadership and Administration from Worcester State University, and a Master of Education in Integrated Studies from Cambridge College. Her undergraduate work was in Early Childhood Education, completed at Wheelock College.  She is currently the Interim Principal for Elmwood School, and previously served as the Assistant Principal.   She has worked for Worcester Public Schools as a Site Administrator for the Norrback School, Worcester Arts Magnet School and the Thorndike Elementary School’s summer and after-school enrichment programs.  She began her career as an Elementary Classroom Teacher in the Worcester Public School district, and has extensive classroom teaching experience.


Pending successful contract negotiations, Ms. Carver will assume the role of Elmwood School Principal on March 1, 2016.



Unibank to Host Free Home-Buying Seminars



WHITINSVILLE, MA – UniBank will be sponsoring five free home buying seminars. These educational opportunities will provide homebuyers with valuable information about finding and buying the home of their dreams. Important discussion topics include: Negotiating a Winning Offer, Finding the Right Mortgage and Pre-Qualifying, Down Payment Options, The Importance of Home Inspections, and more. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded at all events.

Dates and locations of UniBank’s Home Buying Seminars are as follows:

Wednesday, March 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at UniBank’s Hopkinton branch located at 87 West Main Street in Hopkinton. Presenters include: Karen Beane, UniBank Mortgage Consultant; Deb Thomas, Re/Max Executive Realty; Attorney Mark P. Wickstrom; and Rory Warren, Warren Home Inspections. Contact UniBank’s Doris Hamburger at 508-435-0005 or doris.hamburger@unibank.com to register.

Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at UniBank’s Uxbridge branch located at 25 North Main Street in Uxbridge. Presenters include: Karen Beane, UniBank Mortgage Consultant; Priscilla Kryger, VanderZicht Realty; Attorney Mark P. Wickstrom; and Steve Ducharme, Home Inspector. Contact UniBank’s Stephen Kozlik at 508-278-2434 or stephen.kozlik@unibank.com to register.

Tuesday, April 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at UniBank’s Worcester branch located at 24 Gold Star Boulevard in Worcester. Presenters include: David Sampson, UniBank Mortgage Consultant; Michelle Granger, Re/Max Executive Realty; Attorney Mark P. Wickstrom; and Todd Caisse, Pillar to Post Home Inspection. Contact UniBank’s Klara Mnacko at 508-756-0807 or klara.mnacko@unibank.com to register.

Saturday, April 9 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at UniBank’s Hopkinton branch located at 87 West Main Street, Hopkinton. Presenters include: Karen Beane, UniBank Mortgage Consultant; Deb Thomas, Re/Max Executive Realty; Attorney Mark P. Wickstrom; and Rory Warren, Warren Home Inspections. Contact UniBank’s Doris Hamburger at 508-435-0005 or doris.hamburger@unibank.com to register.

Wednesday, April 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at UniBank’s Milford branch located at 91 Prospect Street in Milford. Presenters include: Ross Mazzarelli, UniBank Mortgage Consultant; Rosanna Blanchard, Alfonso Real Estate; Attorney David Bertonazzi; and Stephen Tosches, US Realty Associates, Appraiser. Contact UniBank’s Tania Medina at 508-478-5666 or tania.medina@unibank.com to register.

Seminar attendees will receive a $250 mortgage closing cost coupon from UniBank.

UniBank is rooted in the Blackstone Valley with assets of $1.5 billion as of Decemebr 31, 2015. A full-service, mutually owned community bank, UniBank has branches in Central Massachusetts and the MetroWest region of Massachusetts. UniBank’s newest full-service branch in Hopkinton opened in October of 2015.


UniBank has been one of Massachusetts’ fastest growing banks for the last five years and is dedicated to contributing to the overall quality of life and economic health of the communities it serves, while maintaining a high level of financial soundness and integrity. UniBank is a member of the FDIC and DIF. The company website is www.unibank.com.


Milford Regional Welcomes Kidney Specialist to Medical Staff


    Milford Regional is pleased to welcome Ritu Soni, MD, nephrologist, to the active medical staff.  She has joined UMass Memorial Nephrology at Milford. 

Ritu Soni, MD graduated with a medical degree from the Baroda Medical College, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India in 2005.  She continued her training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, completing a residency in internal medicine, a fellowship in nephrology and a fellowship in hospice and palliative care.  Dr. Soni is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology and is an assistant professor, in the division of renal medicine, at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.


“I am pleased to welcome Dr. Soni to our medical staff.  Her expertise in kidney disease will certainly benefit the patients in our community,” states Edward J. Kelly, president & CEO, Milford Regional Medical Center. 

Appointments with Dr. Ritu Soni can be made by calling UMass Memorial Nephrology at 508-458-4205.

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A Landmark Was Removed From This Scene Last Week
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Your Vehicle
Not My Job


February 8, 2016 — Although it may be true that a large  percentage of people who drive from West Main Street onto Ramp 7 to take Route  495 North know where they are going, the signs are intended for those who are not familiar with the area. The sign above is suppose to be several feet off of the ground, but has been resting on  the ground for quite some time, causing observers to wonder what will  happen when the snow falls (See above).

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