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To be, or not to be...at the Hopkinton Middle School Drama Club’s production of Hamlet this weekend? Aye! Don’t miss the opportunity to see young players at their best. Shakespeare’s  “Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” will be presented on Friday, December 2, and Saturday, December 3, at 7:00 pm in the HMS Auditorium. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for adults, and senior citizens are admitted for free (donations are accepted). Receive a discount for donations of NEW warm clothing or toys for the Project Just Because Holiday Program ($2 per donated item, one discount per ticket). Tickets may be purchased today and Thursday from 6:00-7:00 pm (at rehearsal) or at the door.

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Hundredth Town Chorus (Westborough)

The Hundredth Town Chorus (HTC) will begin its fall session on Wed., Jan. 4, 2017 and is searching for new female singers to join. 

No auditions are required.  There is a need for new voices of all ages and in all parts.  Rehearsals run from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Congregation B'nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St., Westborough.  The chorus is not affiliated with the synagogue.  There are no night or weekend rehearsals or obligations.  All performances are also held on Wednesday mornings.  Women are invited to come to rehearsal and join right in or to observe.  No fundraising or ticket selling is asked of its members.  

HTC is an organization of women who enjoy singing four-part harmony in a relaxing and fun environment.  The chorus was founded in 1949 by the Westborough Women's Club, with a mission to share the joy of music by singing and entertaining at area nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and senior centers. Today's chorus is made up of members from all over Worcester County, including Westborough, Northborough, Marlborough, Shrewsbury, Grafton, Hopkinton, Southborough, Millbury, Uxbridge, and Northbridge.  HTC also performs at area events such as Westborough's Arts in Common and the Westborough Women's Club Variety Show.  Music includes holiday classics, Broadway favorites, popular music, and folk songs, as well as an occasional classical number.  

HTC is supported, in part, by a grant from the Westborough Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.  

For more information, visit their website hundredthtownchorus.com or facebook page, email htc.chorus@gmail.com, or call the director Mary at 508-847-2961.


State Police Investigating Fatal Bicycle Crash in Methuen - Update: Cyclist ID"d


November 29, 2016-- This afternoon at about 1:40 p.m., a male bicyclist struck a tri-axle truck on Route 110 westbound in Methuen, resulting in his death.


Preliminary investigation by Trooper Mical O’Brien indicates the bicyclist, Thomas Fazio, 58 of Methuen, was operating a motorized bicycle on the side walk adjacent to Route 110 westbound next to a tri-axle truck at the Route 495 northbound off ramp. Both were stopped for a red light, when the light turned green both the bicyclist and truck started forward. For unknown reasons the bicyclist came off the side walk and into the roadway striking the passenger side of the truck.   The bicyclist,, was determined to be deceased at the scene. The operator of the tri-axle truck, a 29-year-old man from Hudson, NH, remained at the scene.


This crash remains under investigation by members of Troop A Andover Barracks with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section and the Essex County District Attorney’s Office.  No charges have been filed at this time. State Police were assisted on scene by Methuen Police, Fire and EMS, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and MassDOT.


The identity of the pedestrian is being withheld pending family notification.


 Beverly J. (Welch) McIntyre, 88

Beverly J. (Welch) McIntyre, 88, of Hopkinton, died peacefully on Monday, November 28, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Charles McIntyre whom she married in 1951.

Beverly was born to the late Louis and Frances (Richardson) Welch, March 13, 1928, in Brattleboro VT. She graduated from Townsend High School and received her nursing degree at Framingham Union Hospital School of Nursing. It was at this time she met Charles McIntyre, the love of her life.

Beverly was predeceased by her husband Charlie and is survived by her three sons, Charles and his wife Patricia of Indianapolis Indiana; Thomas and his wife Kathleen of Hopkinton; and Daniel and his wife Eileen of Hopkinton. Beverly was beloved by her five grandchildren; Colleen, Paul, Erin, Thomas and Kelli and two great grandchildren; Mia and Hunter. She is also survived by her sister Kathleen Welch and brother Louis Welch both of Townsend MA and predeceased by two sisters, Barbara Underhill and Dorothy Caron and brother Lawrence Welch.

Beverly began as a nurse in the operating room at Framingham Union Hospital and spent most of her career in the care of the sick and elderly as the administrator of many area nursing homes, including Timothy Daniels, Formerly Holliston Manor and Framingham Nursing home. Her passion for nursing created lifelong friendships of her colleagues and patients. The family would like to thank all of Beverly’s friends at Timothy Daniels House in Holliston who cared for her in her final days.

The funeral will be held Saturday, December 3 at 8:00 a.m. from the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. in St. John’s the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be Friday December 2, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to WGBH, which entertained her with many quality public broadcasting series (www.wgbh.org) or the Hopkinton Ambulance Fund, 73 Main St. Hopkinton, MA 01748.

Fur Coat

November 29, 2016 -- Everywhere he turns, this squirrel is awash in food. Until the next day, that is, when the men came and blew all of the leaves and a bumper crop of acorns into large bags and toted them away.

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WHITINSVILLE, MA – UniBank has begun its annual Holiday Giving campaign to make the season brighter for individuals and families throughout the community. The campaign is part of the bank’s dedication to improving life for the communities it serves. Each UniBank branch has chosen an organization that fills a need in their community and employees support the program by making and purchasing items, and accepting donations from customers and the general public. Many local residents face difficult times around the holiday season and UniBank is pleased to coordinate this effort to help its neighbors. Milford and Hopkinton Branch collections are as follows:

Hopkinton: Displaying a Giving Tree with “heart tags” requesting items that will be distributed to families in need by Project Just Because.

Milford: Collecting canned goods, non-perishable food items, and toiletries to be distributed by the Daily Bread Food Pantry in Milford.

Donated items may be dropped off during regular banking hours through mid-December. Check with your local branch for specific details and deadlines. Visit www.unibank.com  for a listing of branch locations and hours.

UniBank is rooted in the Blackstone Valley with assets of $1.6 billion as of September 30, 2016. 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 opened in Sutton in May of 2016. 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 an Equal Housing Lender and a member of the FDIC and DIF. The company website is www.unibank.com .


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton & Surrounding Towns

New Transactions from November 21, 2016 - November 28, 2016
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
4 Tammer Lane Brendan Hankard, Courtney E. Hankard $715,000 Nov. 28, 2016 60-62 Litchfield Street LLC
12 Wayside Drive unit 235 Chang Nam Kim, Ok W. Kim, Daniel B. Kim $466,390 Nov. 23, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
103 Fruit Street Philip A. Duncan, Jocelyn M. Duncan $260,000 Nov. 22, 2016 Gail Reynolds, Marc A. Reynolds
10 Wayside Drive unit 234 Curtis J. Lisciotti $449,000 Nov. 21, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
12 Mountain Gate Road unit D Scott Guild $275,000 Nov. 28, 2016 Raymond H. Charette, Christine M. Charette
233 Captain Eames Circle unit B Juliana Ribera, Marcelo Ribera $335,000 Nov. 28, 2016 Andrew P. Pisano, Carmelita W. Pisano
49 Captain Eames Circle unit A Tyler Tanaka $275,000 Nov. 22, 2016 Scott L. Baccari, Paula Baccari
118 Marlboro Road Runfeng Chen $320,400 Nov. 28, 2016 Young Shin, Seungmyong Lee, Sharon Lee Shin
4 Hidden Meadow Lane Rebecca Dunne Franks $983,250 Nov. 28, 2016 Richard M. Brooks, 4 Hidden Meadow Lane Realty Trust
59 Edgewood Road Hye-Lim Noh, Haengsoo Seol $440,000 Nov. 23, 2016 John F. Nemensky, Virginia Nemensky Irrevocable Trust
41 Oak Hill Road Kimberly Carpico $775,000 Nov. 23, 2016 Matthew A. Naimoli, Jeannette B. Naimoli
4 Barn Lane Michael Sullivan $1,350,000 Nov. 22, 2016 Edward Chiu, Jennifer E. Chiu
160 Marlboro Road Cong Van Truong, Thu A. Do $335,000 Nov. 21, 2016 M. Rosita Bartolini
4 Walnut Street Ryan Kenner, Laura Kenner $503,000 Nov. 28, 2016 Eric L. Mercier, Diane O. Mercier
22 River Street Stanley R. Mason $280,000 Nov. 25, 2016 Mary L. Cousineau, Estate of Margaret C. Johnson
16 Rockwood Lane unit 57 Claudia J. Scandone, Peter A. Scandone $539,889 Nov. 22, 2016 LLD Land Development Corp.



    Updated November 28, 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.

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

72 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

4 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

7 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

1 Time the Police participated in Community Relations, Crime Prevention Activities or Passenger Safety.

2 Noise Complaints.

4 Incidents of Vandalism.

2 Parking Complaints/Violations.

1 Incident of Larceny.

2 Incidents of Lost Property.

3 Incidents of Found Property.

1 Incident of Suspicious Activity.

(1 NEW – Arrests Here)

Incident Log

Sunday, November 27, 2016

4:32 pm A caller reported that a suspicious white van kept pulling over while her son was out running on Lakeshore Drive. Three officers checked the area and spoke with the operator of the van who was just a delivery driver.

3:15 pm The Westborough and Southborough Police Departments reported a male operator throwing items out of his car window.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

11:45 pm A caller reported that an individual could not find their vehicle at a West Main Street business. Three officers responded and advised that the owner located the vehicle.

6:12 pm A 911 caller from Wilson Street reported that the operator of a motor vehicle was flashing its lights at his home. Officer John Corridan spoke with the driver who was having vehicle issues.

4:19 pm Officer John Corridan spoke with a walk-in regarding a harassment report.

2:57 pm Three officers responded to a West Main Street business for a report of shoplifting. Subsequently a female from Hopkinton was arrested and charged with Shoplifting by Concealing Merchandise, 2nd Offense.

2:43 am The Milford Police Department reported an erratic operator heading towards Hopkinton. Officer Peter Booth located the vehicle and issued the operator a verbal warning for a stop sign violation.

Friday, November 25, 2016

10:13 pm A caller complained about multiple youths in the area of Blueberry Lane driving at high rates of speed and yelling profanities. Three officers checked the area but could not locate the vehicles involved.

7:32 pm Officers responded to Route 495 to assist with a motor vehicle accident with personal injury.

4:00 pm Officer John Corridan spoke with a caller from xxxxxxx Street regarding a conversation he reportedly had with someone on Facebook who was looking to sell drugs.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

6:40 pm A resident of Pond Street reported hearing what he believed to be five or six gunshots. Two officers checked the area but did not hear anything suspicious.

11:21 am Several callers from Hopkins Road reported a neighbor with a gun outside. Three officers spoke with him and advised that it was just a BB gun.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

4:00 pm A caller from South Street reported that someone posted a suspicious sign outside of her business.

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Town of Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Board of Selectmen

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, will meet and hold a public hearing at 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, December 06, 2016 in Room 215/216 (Selectmen’s Meeting Room) of the Town Hall, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA, concerning the following Alcohol Policy license changes: hours of permitted sale, special temporary licenses, Auctioneer Liquor Licenses, Charity Wine License, Charity Wine Auction License, Charity Wine Pouring License, Charity Partnership Wine Pouring License, Continuing Care Retirement Community (Section 12) License, Package Store Auction License, Pharmacist License, Bring Your Own Bottle (BYOB), Camera Policy, Alcohol Policy and Fees.

If any member of the public has any comment or questions on the proposed changes to the Alcohol Policy, please attend the public hearing at the above mentioned time and place, or send an email to selectmen@hopkintonma.gov . The proposed amended policy is available for inspection at the Town Manager’s office in Town Hall during regular business hours, or by calling 508-497-9700. The Town Hall is handicapped accessible.

November 27, 2016 -- Boy Scout Troop 1 kicks off the Holiday season by donating and installing a nearly 17 foot tall fancy balsam on the town common. Pictured are back row: Daniel D'Alleva, Zach Ritterbusch, Joe Harrison, Philip Hubbe; front row: Joe Aubut, Taka Oga, Tomo Oga, Paul Hagberg.


Thank you for serving.

You have earned a DOD-approved lapel pin.

Greetings to Hopkinton Veterans. You are invited to share breakfast on 2 December 2016, with your comrades. Our speaker will be Steve Petak, the Milford VFW Commander and the chairman of "Viet Nam the 50th Massachusetts Inc.". Steve was one of the organizers who recently hosted a gala event at the Worcester DCU Center, which honored veterans who served on active duty during the Viet Nam era. Viet Nam era veterans received a long overdue "Welcome home" and were honored with a DOD-approved lapel pin (see attachment). The same lapel pin is available for you and other Hopkinton veterans.

All Hopkinton Vets are encouraged to attend the Vets Breakfast on 2 December 2016, at 0900 hours at the Senior Center. Mr. Petak will explain the history supporting your lapel pin, and in dignified presentation provide each qualified veteran a pin.

If you served on active duty, anywhere in the world, from 1 November 1955, to 15 May 1975, you deserve to have the DOD lapel pin. The intent is to create a lasting memento of our nation's thanks for your service, commitment, and sacrifice in the defense of freedom.

Enjoy a good time with your comrades on 2 December 2016. See you at the Senior Center breakfast. Thank you for your service. ~ Hank Allessio

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Helping Farm Animals

November 27, 2016 -- A local 4-H group from the Natick Community Organic Farm (NCOF) raised $525.74, collected pounds of supplies and awareness for a local dog shelter called Buddy Dog Humane Society at 151 Boston Post Road in Sudbury, on Sunday, November 6 at Roche Bros. in Natick. The NCOF group consists of kids from 8-18 years old and the local surrounding towns interested in working with and around farm animals. Massachusetts 4-H is a youth development program throughout the Commonwealth which helps young people learn life skills under the guidance of trained, screened volunteers in non-formal educational settings such as clubs, camps and after school programs. 


From: Hopkinton Middle School Drama Club
 The Play’s the Thing! See Hamlet at HMS

To be, or not to be? That is the question. Do not risk the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune! Make plans now to see the Hopkinton Middle School Drama Club’s presentation of William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Join us on Friday, December 2, or Saturday, December 3, at 7:00 pm. Performances will be presented in the Hopkinton Middle School Auditorium, 88 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton MA 01748. Tickets can be purchased at the Middle School from 6:00-7:00 pm each day during the week of the performance (around rehearsal pickup) or on-site before the show. Prices are $10 for adults, $8 for students, and free for senior citizens (donations are welcome). And remember: Readiness is all! Plan ahead to provide a dramatic helping hand and receive a $2 discount for each donation of a NEW winter coat, NEW outerwear accessory (hat, scarf, or pair of gloves/mittens) or NEW cozy pajamas for Project Just Because (up to $2 off per ticket).

Our Hamlet, eighth grader Tony Weissinger, addresses Yorick during rehearsal at Hopkinton Middle School.




LMPA  Update

Selectmen Meeting

December 6, 2016



The Lake Maspenock Weed Management and Control Advisory Group, appointed by the Town of Hopkinton Board of Selectmen, will be presenting an update of their progress at the Board of Selectmen meeting on December 6, 2016. The Advisory Group has met 14 times in open meetings and has conducted 3 public forums, the latest of which was October 8. Minutes from these meetings are available on the town website as well as on our website at www.lmpa.org .

Thank you,
The LMPA E Board


KeepSmilin4Abbie 4th Annual Toy Drive


The KeepSmilin4Abbie Foundation will be sponsoring it's 4th Annual Toy Drive to benefit Children's Hospital between November 28 and December 16. There are two simple ways to support this important charitable drive - order through Amazon Smile ( smile.amazon.com/ch/47-7096233 ) and have your donation shipped directly to: The KeepSmilin4Abbie Foundation Toy Drive, 4 Cider Mill Road, Hopkinton, MA 01748; OR drop off at one of the following locations: Hopkinton -all Public Schools; Southborough - Woodward Elementary School, Northboro - Algonquin High School; Framingham - McAuliffe Charter School; Natick - Kennedy Middle School.

Children's Hospital particularly needs unwrapped toys for children ages 0-3 years, and gift cards for older children. The KeepSmilin4Abbie Foundation is a 501(c)(3) foundation under the Internal Revenue Code. For more information regarding the mission and activities of the foundation, please visit their website, www.KeepSmilin4Abbie.org.

Ellen Marie Bartlett (Hakansson), 69

Ellen Marie Bartlett (Hakansson), 69, of Reading, VT and former longtime resident of Hopkinton, MA passed away from complications related to heart failure on November 23, 2016. She was the wife of Jim Bartlett for 47 years.
Ellen graduated from Hopkinton High School in 1965 and attended Framingham State College. She treasured the friendships made during her school years. After a summer exploring Europe, Ellen worked at Dennison Manufacturing, waitressed at local restaurants including Carbone’s, and assisted many families in finding the perfect home as a real estate broker. Ellen lived in Hopkinton until 1991 when she and her family moved to Vermont.
Ellen was a true horsewoman; she got her first horse as a child and was never without horses the rest of her life. She fox hunted for many years with the Tanheath Hunt Club and traveled to the Green Mountain Horse Association in South Woodstock, Vermont every fall for foliage trail rides beginning in the early 1980s. It was these rides that led her family to fall in love with the area, buy property in Reading and eventually move there full-time. She served as a member of the Board of Directors of GMHA, and volunteered at many of their events. Ellen loved her friends in the horse world as much as she loved her horses.

While a resident of Reading, she worked at Ellaway Property Services in Woodstock, helping with the care and management of residential properties throughout the region. Colleagues at Ellaway quickly became some of her dearest friends. Ellen took great pride in her own property, creating and tending to several beautiful perennial gardens. She was active in the Woodstock Garden Club. She cherished her time outdoors, particularly trail rides upon her favorite horse, Noble. She was a volunteer at the Reading-West Windsor Food Shelf.
Ellen was an avid world traveler, exploring nations including Thailand, Israel, Sweden, England, Ireland, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, China, Spain, Portugal and Germany, where she attended the Oberammergau Passion Play.
For the past several years Ellen was truly enjoying retirement with Jim. Together they enjoyed motorcycle rides and relaxing getaways around New England and Northern New York, as well as jeep rides exploring backcountry roads of Vermont. She enjoyed family gatherings and spending time with her grandchildren. She had incredible faith; she worshipped, attended bible studies and served as Eucharistic Minister at several Catholic parishes.
Ellen was pre-deceased by her father, H. Eric Hakansson and her mother Mary Booth. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son J. Eric Bartlett and his wife Ashley of Whitinsville, MA, daughter Aimee Bartlett of North Grafton, MA, brother John Hakansson of Waldoboro, ME and grandchildren Jessica, Wyatt and Charlotte Bartlett.
Visiting hours at the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main Street, Ashland, MA will be 4-7pm Tuesday, November 29th. A Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton, MA will be held at 10:30am Wednesday, November 30th, followed by a reception.
Donations in Ellen’s memory can be made to the Reading-West Windsor Food Shelf, P.O. Box 384, Brownsville, VT 05037.


Live! on Main with Cliff Kistner

Above is our third issue of this HopNews interview-entertainment show, Live! on Main. This Evening's (Nov 25, 2016) show
features man-about-town Cliff Kistner with HopNews Editor Robert Falcione.
NOTE: Please forgive the low bandwidth which hit us about 30 seconds before we went Live! We'll get more bandwidth by the next
show so we can once again broadcast live in HD without interruption.
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Donate to Baypath Humane Society through November 29, 2016 and your donation will be matched

Thanks to an anonymous donor, Baypath Humane Society is offering a $10,000 match challenge for #Giving Tuesday. Donate today through November 29 to double the impact of your gift to animals in need.

#GivingTuesday kicks off the holiday giving season and inspires people to give back to the charities and causes near and dear to their hearts.

Each year, Baypath adopts out more than 1,300 dogs and cats to loving forever homes.

With this $10,000 match challenge, your gift to animals in need will go twice as far!


Presents from the Past

November 25, 2016 -- These Boy Scout came in with their parents and leaders to drop off Toys for Tots at Photographic Images when it was located at 24 Main Street and was an official TFT location. Now, we see that Hopkinton Drug is again an official TFT location.  Customers can kill two birds with one stone by visiting during the Open House on December 3rd and/or the 4th and dropping your toys off then!

MassBay Offers Five Short Certificate Programs,
Transforming Student Careers in Just One Semester


WELLESLEY HILLS, MA – November 25, 2016 -- MassBay Community College offers five certificate programs that will transform students career prospects in just one semester of study. The five certificate programs that take one semester to complete are Central Processing Technologies, Emergency Medical Technician, Phlebotomy, Cyber Security Analyst and Certified Nursing Assistant.

“This is often the time of year when people start thinking about turning over a new leaf for the new year,” said MassBay Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management Lisa Slavin. “Community Colleges are uniquely positioned to help folks take the step from thought to action. At MassBay, students can apply now, start classes in January and graduate in May with a certificate that qualifies them for a new career in IT or Health Services. Often, students who complete these certificates go to work, but also continue at MassBay to complete an Associate Degree and then transfer to a 4-year college or university.”

MassBay currently offers five certificate programs that can be completed in one semester and 26 other certificate programs that can be completed in one year. The one-year certificate programs include; General Business, Entrepreneurship, Practical Nursing, Advanced Manufacturing, Computer-Aided Design, Web Design, Technology Support, Cyber Security, Automotive Technology, Liberal Arts Communications, Medical Coding, Surgical Technology, Paramedicine, Accounting, Early Childhood Education, General Business Hospitality Management, Interior Design, Management, Marketing, Paralegal Studies and more. The MassBay certificate programs are designed to give students the education and skills needed to compete in the local workforce and to create a solid foundation to continue onto an associate degree and beyond.

MassBay offers certificate programs in-person at all three campuses, Ashland, Framingham and Wellesley Hills during the fall, spring and summer semesters, as well as many evening and weekend options to fit student schedules. Some certificates, such as Paralegal Studies, can be completed entirely online.

Prospective students interested in learning more can attend an Information Session (dates are listed here; www.massbay.edu/infosessions ) or contact our Admissions Office at admissions@massbay.edu or 781-239-2500. Our next Information Session is Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6pm on our Wellesley Hills campus.

For more information on MassBay Community College certificate program offerings; www.massbay.edu/programs .


Guest: Cliff Kistner
Live! on Main
on HopNews.com
6:00 pm,
Friday, November 25, 2016
A Live weekly webcast

Ashland 35, Hopkinton 12

November 24, 2016 -- Above, wide receiver, senior Nick Stanley makes it look easy as he has no company while receiving this pass, and keeps it that way all the way to the goal, the first one of the game. In fact it was so early in the game, people were still pouring in.

Happy Thanksgiving
(Rerun of Turkey fight)


Hero's Welcome

November 23, 2016 -- This afternoon, five year-old Leah was driven back to Hopkinton from her final treatment, to streets and sidewalks decorated with balloons, as well as friends and family who want to aid in her recovery with their love, support, presence and friendship.

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Updated November 23, 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.

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

22 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

1 Noise Complaint.

1 Incident of Vandalism.

5 Parking Complaints/Violations.

1 Incident of Found Property.

2 Incidents of Suspicious Activity.

Incident Log

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

3:34 pm A caller reported that while she was walking in a crosswalk on Main Street a school bus and another vehicle flew by her.

11:34 am A caller reported that a large truck struck the traffic light then turned down Wood Street. Officer Stephen Buckley spoke with the operator who denied having anything to do with it.

7:02 am Officers assisted with a motor vehicle accident with personal injury on West Main Street.

Monday, November 21, 2016

7:36 pm A caller reported that a vehicle, which was pulled over on Lumber Street, appeared to have been involved in a motor vehicle accident. Two officers responded and subsequently arrested a 19 year-old female from Milford and charged her with OUI Liquor.

5:31 pm A resident of Woodview Way requested assistance with removing her 19 year-old daughter from the property. Three officers responded and advised that she was placed into protective custody.

10:39 am Three officers responded to Duffield Road to assist with a neighbor dispute over a fence installation.

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Top of the Hill

Above, Kelly Grill, HHS Class of 1983, at Top of the Hill award ceremony last evening. Recipients were chosen for having graduated 10 or more years ago,; demonstrated a high level of achievement in that time and made significant contribution to the community, home, work or volunteer efforts; and exhibited leadership, character and service.

From left, Michael Shepard, Class of 1963, Fred Harris, Class of 1963,
 Sunni P Beville , Class of 1993, ,Libby MacDonald Bischof, Class of 1995.


Sixteen 6th grade girls from Hopkinton Cadette Girl Scout troops # 65040 & # 75104 recently took a behind-the-scenes tour at WHDH Channel 5.   In the photo, the girls pose with Anchor Heather Unruh & Meteorologist Cindy Fitzgibbon.


Call for Reservations

Reservations Required

Statement on Death of Westford Ski Area Employee


WESTFORD – November 22, 2016 -- Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Westford Chief of Police Thomas McEnaney have confirmed that at approximately 9:30 a.m. on November 22, 2016, Westford Police responded to a report of a death at the Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford. Upon arrival, authorities located the body of a deceased 70-year-old Townsend man employed by the ski area. At this time,  this death is not considered suspicious. Contributed content

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Fay School's Classroom Visit Day
November 22, 2016

Find out what makes the Fay experience so unique! Our Classroom Visit Day is a great opportunity for you and your child to see Fay at its best as you tour our campus, talk with teachers and lead administrators, and observe students and teachers in action on a typical school day. Classroom Visit Days begin at Fay's Admission Office, and parking is available behind the Admission Office in Upjohn Circle. For more information, visit us at www.fayschool.org/visitday

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State Police Offer Holiday Driving Safety Tips

The Massachusetts State Police are urging motorists to be safe on the roads of the Commonwealth this holiday season.  Holiday events and celebrations can be exciting times for family and friends to get together. As the holiday season is approaching, motorists need to be mindful of actions that will make their holiday travel safer.


The following holiday driving safety tips are recommended for safe travel:

  • Plan on needing extra time to get to your final destination.
  • Have your car serviced before undertaking a lengthy trip.
  • Plan regularly scheduled breaks when traveling long distances.
  • Make sure all vehicle occupants wear their safety belt.
  • Adjust your speed to road, weather and traffic conditions.
  • Leave the proper amount of space between your car and the car in front of you; (One car length for every ten miles per hour).
  • The Mass Pike, (I-90), Phase-I of the toll removal project is ahead of schedule. Motorists are advised to devote their full attention to driving through these work zones, as lanes of travel have been shifted.
  • Be prepared should your car become disabled. Have the proper emergency equipment with you.  For example: spare tire, lug wrench, jack, flashlight, road flares or other illuminating devices, warm clothing as temperatures can dip well below freezing at this time of year. 
  • A cell phone is also invaluable in emergencies.  You can reach the police and in turn all other emergency services in Massachusetts by dialing 911 on your cell phone.
  • Don’t drink and drive. If you plan on celebrating with alcohol, plan on staying over or plan on having a designated driver.


Keep or Abolish Electoral College?

by Robert Falcione

November 22, 2016 -- Having forgotten that we had a poll about the Electoral College in 2012, HopNews posted a new 24-hour poll yesterday that ended this morning. If we had remembered, we would have conformed yesterday's poll to fit with the 2012 poll, asking the same question. It's too late to do that now.


The total of each poll, 256 participants for yesterday, and 181 for 2012, may be too small for a sampling to be scientific. But then again, the group of Hopkinton people who took part in each poll could be representative of the town's fairly homogenous population and might indicate a trend toward acceptance of the Electoral College; or somehow be representative of the way people voted for President.


Some might argue that the way the question was worded in 2012 was presumptive, and the way the 2016 question was worded is more neutral. Regardless, it is difficult to know if a variable in the structure of the poll had an influence in the outcome.


Readers may offer their opinions about the dialog in the QC.

Poll taken yesterday, after 2016 Election

Poll taken in 2012, before Election


The Impact of Influence

Thursday, December 8 at 9:15-11:15am and 6:30-8:30pm
Faith Community Church

Most of us can think of someone who has had a tremendous influence on our lives. How often do you think about the influence you have on those around you, every day, from your family, friends and co-workers, to those who may pass through your lives for the briefest of moments? What and whom do you allow to influence you, and how does this impact you?

In this seminar, we will explore how you are influencing others, how others are influencing you, and what changes we might make in our lives to be more intentional with the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility of influence.

Be Refreshed events are amazing seminars for women of all ages. You will be treated to a tasty brunch at the morning events or delicious desserts at the evening events.

We welcome all women; you do not need to be members of Faith Community Church, or any other church, to attend. There is no charge to attend these events.

Register at www.fcch.org , click “Events”
Childcare for infants to 6-year-olds is available for the morning event and costs $3.00/child.


Personal Services

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton & Surrounding Towns

New Transactions from November 14, 2016 - November 21, 2016
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
53 Pinecrest Village Maged Askandar $248,000 Nov. 18, 2016 Richard W. Hills
25 Tammer Lane Daniel Goehry, Eliza Goehry $740,000 Nov. 17, 2016 Mark R. Schumacher, Maureen D. Schumacher
88 West Main Street 35 Parkwood Realty LLC $200,000 Nov. 15, 2016 WS NV 12 Parkwood Drive LLC,
Wheelock Street Capital LLC
35 Parkwood Drive 35 Parkwood Realty LLC $3,450,000 Nov. 15, 2016 WS NV 35 Parkwood Drive LLC,
Wheelock Street Capital LLC
311 Captain Eames Circle unit C Kalan Shah $368,000 Nov. 21, 2016 Ming H. Luo
210 Algonquin Trail Harshitha Muppaneni, Vinay Mannam $363,800 Nov. 18, 2016 Satyanarayan Chandrashekhar, Sonali Narain
45 Cross Street Matthew J. Bloom, Lauren Bloom $425,000 Nov. 18, 2016 Gregory E. Thorne, Carol N. Thorne
97 Braeburn Lane unit 4H Michael G. McDonough, Carol S. Miller $527,500 Nov. 17, 2016 James D. Hart, Carol A. Hart
4 Royal Colony Circle Zain Mecklai, Hina Mecklai $751,000 Nov. 17, 2016 Signature II Investments LLC
19 Constitution Street Michael Barry, Tiffany Barry $507,000 Nov. 17, 2016 Christopher Ewart
5 Tydeman Road Frederick Chaloux, Erin Chaloux $698,120 Nov. 16, 2016 Richmond Development Corp.
5 Tydeman Road Richmond Development Corp. $142,000 Nov. 16, 2016 Steven A. Hickey, Cross Street Realty Trust
17 Oak Hill Road Michael Saltis, Tara E. Saltis $447,500 Nov. 18, 2016 Lee J. Andron, Tricia W. Andron
18 Pinecone Lane Andrew C. Saks, Deborah M. Saks $518,500 Nov. 18, 2016 Rita Petithory
7 Oak Hill Road unit 1 Jennifer Serra $169,600 Nov. 16, 2016 Woodland Meadows LLC
118 Fisher Road Kevin L. Nigro, Erin E. Nigro $450,000 Nov. 15, 2016 Off Island Properties LLC
3 Blueberry Lane Saahil Nitin Shah, Keya Vinechand Shah $580,400 Nov. 18, 2016 Crosswinds Properties LLC
94 Mendon Street Corey Brownell, Alice Kellogg $365,000 Nov. 14, 2016 Helen S. Mackey


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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.

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

45 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

1 Time the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

2 Times the Police participated in Community Relations, Crime Prevention Activities or Passenger Safety.

2 Incidents of Vandalism.

3 Parking Complaints/Violations.

3 Incidents of Lost Property.

1 Incident of Found Property.

1 Incident of Suspicious Activity.

(2 NEW – Arrests Here)

Incident Log

Sunday, November 20, 2016

5:57 pm A resident of Connelly Hill Road reported that someone rung her doorbell aggressively and that someone smashed her mailbox on November 8th. She was not sure if it was related or not. Officer Matthew Santoro checked the area with a negative find.

1:56 pm A 911 caller from Hopkins Road reported that his neighbor hung a turkey by the neck in their yard. Officer Peter Booth advised that no one answered the door and he subsequently wrote a report.

11:30 am Officer Arthur Schofield stopped a motor vehicle on East Main Street and subsequently arrested a 34 year-old male from Franklin and charged him with Operating a Motor Vehicle With License Suspended.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

10:12 pm A motorist reported that her vehicle was hit with an egg while driving on Chestnut Street.

3:56 pm The Framingham Police Department confirmed a violation of a harassment order on East Main Street. Three officers responded and subsequently arrested a 24 year-old male from Hopkinton and charged him with Violation of a Harassment Prevention Order.

Friday, November 18, 2016

8:49 pm A female caller reported that an intoxicated driver hit a couple of vehicles on Route 495 and had gotten out of their vehicle to confront other individuals. Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas responded to assist the State Police.

9:46 am A caller reported that a 3 year-old girl was wandering in the roadway on Ash Street. Officer Alex Cruzvergara responded and was able to locate the child's residence.

Family  Stuff



 Baker-Polito Administration Launches Expanded STEM Internship Program for High School Students at Companies around the State

STEM internships will address skills gap, develop future workforce to fuel Commonwealth’s rapidly growing innovation economy


BOSTON – November 21, 2016--The Baker-Polito Administration today launched an expanded initiative to connect high school students to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) internships across the Commonwealth. The announcement came during a MA STEM@Work event at Vertex headquarters in Boston, a company that’s developed a model high school internship program.

One of the greatest challenges facing Massachusetts’ rapidly growing innovation economy is the gap between available jobs in STEM fields and qualified workers to perform them.

“Massachusetts is home to one of the fastest growing innovation economies in the nation, and we need to do more to ensure we have a strong pipeline of skilled workers to fill critical job openings,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “That’s why we are making a simple but powerful request of Massachusetts business leaders – consider hiring a high school student for a STEM internship.”

The Massachusetts STEM Advisory Council, which is co-chaired by U.S. Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, and Jeffrey Leiden, M.D., Ph.D. Chairman, President and CEO of Vertex, recently identified four priority areas to advance STEM education in the Commonwealth. They include developing more early college career pathways, broadening access to high quality computer science and engineering education, strengthening regional STEM networks and expanding work-based learning opportunities in STEM fields. This can be achieved by building a stronger network of employers offering career exploration and career immersion experiences to high school students, including job shadowing and paid internships.

“After traveling across the Commonwealth and meeting with companies leading the way in science, engineering, technology and math, it’s clear that a key challenge facing many businesses is finding enough qualified workers,” said Lieutenant Governor Polito. “STEM internships not only provide valuable career preparation for high school students, they enable companies to engage and develop future employees.”

The Council is working with Massachusetts’ School to Career Connecting Activities system to identify and develop STEM internship opportunities. The goal is to place more high school students in STEM internships by Spring and Summer 2017.

“Today's students are tomorrow's workforce and the key to a strong economy in Massachusetts. Our businesses have an important role to play in making sure our workers are the most talented anywhere in the world,” said Representative Kennedy. “This pioneering initiative will create an amazing opportunity for our students, our companies and our communities.”

More than 10,000 students worked with Commonwealth businesses last year, learning new skills and achieving greater career awareness and preparation. Several hundred of these placements were STEM-related, and the Council is looking to increase internship opportunities in these fields.

“As Boston’s innovation economy continues to grow and thrive, it’s important that our high school students gain exposure to the wide variety of STEM careers,” said Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “I thank all of Boston businesses who have joined our local efforts through the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program over the years, and look forward to building on this successful model as we increase youth summer jobs within STEM related fields."

During the next decade, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology estimates that U.S. industries will need one million more STEM graduates than the system is expected to produce. Despite the need, the U.S. Department of Education estimates that just 1 in 6 high school seniors are proficient in math and interested in pursuing STEM higher education or careers.

Given this challenge, Massachusetts is working to connect high school students to internships at companies of all sizes across the state. The Connecting Activities system, which features dedicated staff who work with companies and high schools, provides assistance and support to businesses throughout the internship process. Since 2014, more than 250 STEM businesses from every region have hosted close to 1,000 high school interns a year. Participating companies include Vertex, which has established a model high school internship program in close partnership with the Private Industry Council and Boston Public Schools and hosted 30 high school interns this year.

“As leaders in the Commonwealth’s innovation economy, we have a responsibility and a tremendous opportunity to train the next generation of leaders in STEM,” said Dr. Leiden. “Vertex is proud to give local students the hands-on learning and professional development experiences that prepare them to succeed in college and career and unlock economic opportunity for the future."

GE, which recently moved its company headquarters to Boston and joined leaders at the MA STEM@Work event, also announced it will host high school interns for the first time starting next spring. “Developing the talent pipeline for the future lies at the heart of our business strategy. To help us stay ahead of the curve, as company and as a country, we must continue to invest in educating our youth and particularly opening their eyes to future careers in STEM,” said Ann R. Klee, vice president of Boston Development and Operations for GE and president of the GE Foundation.

To learn more or to participate, please contact Blair Brown, staff director at the STEM Advisory Council, at Blair.Brown@state.ma.us

Contributed content, HopNews photo.


Possible Dog Park and More

Join a trail walk on Saturday, November 26, at 11:00 AM: Work off some of the Thanksgiving feast with the Trails Club at the Hughes property. This town-owned property is being considered for a variety of uses, including a dog park, a skating rink and hiking trails. We'll be exploring the trails, which offer some interesting possibilities for a small neighborhood trail system. Meet/park at 192 Hayden Rowe Street. ~ John Ritz.


Legacy  Farms Fulfills 40-Acre Promise
Town Receives 2 parcels from Legacy Farms

Legacy Farms on Tuesday November 14, 2016 donated two parcels of land to the Town of Hopkinton, MA.

One parcel called the Athletic Field Parcel contains 19 acres along E. Main Street.

The other parcel known as the Municipal Parcel is 21 acres and is just North of the other parcel. Both parcels are on the southwest section of the northern parcel of Legacy Farms, which is proceeding as planned. To see a drive-though of some beautiful scenic vistas on the property, please click on this HopNews video.

This was done as part of the Host Community Agreement with Hopkinton and Legacy Farms in the planning of the Legacy Farms development.

To see the entire Legacy Farms overhead drawing, click on the segment on the left.

Personal Services

Wall to Wall Pottery Show at HCA
Last Day of Show, Sunday November 20 until 3:00 pm
Indoors or Out...

...Weston Nurseries has the best decorations.
The trees have arrived!


Live! on Main with Guest Michael Karlis
The Second Edition of our 6:00 pm interview show revealed a new print paper in Hopkinton. Yes, HHS Press has taken a leap out
of the electronic and into the tactile, 3-dimensional world of ink and paper. Join Robert Falcione in learning about Hopkinton's latest newspaper, below:

NOTE: This live webcast has been archived to our YouTube channel. Last evening it was originally processed and broadcast with our Ustream interface, which we used to present it to our first 61 viewers this morning. It has now been converted to YouTube for an uninterrupted presentation here.


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

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

36 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

3 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

3 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

1 Time the Police participated in Community Relations, Crime Prevention Activities or Passenger Safety.

1 Noise Complaint.

2 Incidents of Vandalism.

1 Parking Complaint/Violation.

3 Incidents of Fraud.

1 Incident of Suspicious Activity.

(1 NEW – Arrests Here)

Incident Log

Thursday, November 17, 2016

8:20 pm An employee of a South Street business reported that one of their customers vehicle was broken into and items were stolen. Officer Brian Sanchioni responded to write a report.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

9:40 am A caller reported that the front door to a Main Street building looked like it was broken into and the glass was shattered. Two officers responded to write a report.

8:11 am A caller reported that a man was on the side of Main Street yelling profanities and making threatening gestures towards passing motorists. Officer Stephen Buckley responded and spoke with the individual.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

4:07 pm Officer Brian Sanchioni stopped a motor vehicle on Grove Street and subsequently arrested a 25 year-old male from Hopkinton and charged him with Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Failure to Stop/Yield.

5:09 am Officers responded to Route 495 to assist the State Police with a rollover motor vehicle accident with personal injury.

Family  Stuff




November 18, 2016

Personal Services

Heating  Bills Got You Down?
Sick of heating a reservoir of water in all weather?

If you answered "yes" to either question above, Peter Zereski Plumbing would love to give you a heads up on the Navien combination gas heater/hot water heater that heats up only when there is a demand for heat or hot water, saving much money . Give Peter a call at 508-843-3656.


Snappy Dogs Still Open at Weston Nurseries

In November, Snappy Dogs switched to a Thursday through Saturday schedule, and for the first time ever we will open the weekend after Thanksgiving and the first two weekends in December. We hope our customers will get a hot dog while enjoying all that Weston Nurseries has to offer this Christmas season. 

We may have moved, but the tradition continues. We'll be offering the Thanksgiving day hot dog as our final Friday special on November 18th featuring roasted turkey, cranberry relish, stuffing, and gravy all on top of a Snappy dog.

See you 'round the trailer.

Teresa and Lisa


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