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Florida Man Charged with Human Trafficking

February 6, 2018 -- Members of the Massachusetts State Police High Risk Victims Unit and Woburn Police officers today arrested a Florida man who allegedly came to Massachusetts to make contact with and photograph a woman he planned to traffic for sex.


KENDALL CRAWLEY, 46, of Lake Mary, Florida, is charged with human trafficking. He is being booked at the Woburn Police Station and will be arraigned in Woburn District Court, most likely tomorrow.


CRAWLEY was arrested after Troopers assigned to the High Risk Victims Unit developed information that he allegedly trafficked women for sex. In an investigation that included an undercover operation, CRAWLEY allegedly arranged to go to a hotel in Woburn this afternoon for the purpose of meeting and photographing someone he thought would work as a prostitute for him. The investigation suggests that CRAWLEY intended to traffic the woman for sex through online sites.


At approximately 3 p.m. today, when CRAWLEY arrived at the hotel, the name of which is not being disclosed, he was arrested by Troopers and officers without incident. The investigation into CRAWLEY is ongoing. No further information about his arrest is being released at this time.


The Massachusetts State Police High Risk Victims Unit conducts investigations into human traffickers and aims to connect victims with resources to help them. The unit conducts investigations on its own and in partnership with local police departments.

Seven - Seven - Seven

February 6, 2018 -- The World Marathon Challenge -- 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days -- was completed last night in Miami, according to Dave McGillivray (third from right), Race Director of the world class BAA Boston Marathon, who participated in the challenge. He has agreed to appear on LIVE! on Main to discuss the experience in depth for HopNews readers.


The second annual Mary Korbey 3v3 Basketball Tournament will honor Mary Beth (Marquedant) Korbey, of Hopkinton, who passed away  after a courageous battle with cancer in July of 2015. Mary is survived by her husband Michael and her three children, Mikala, Cooper and Calli. Mary gave countless hours to the Hopkinton Basketball Association where, in addition to occupying various board positions, she coached all three of her children in their recreation and travel leagues for many years. She will be remembered by her children, as well as the many dozens of other kids she coached, as an energetic, positive role model on and off the court, teaching kids as much about how to be good people as well as to be good teammates and players.

Read more, learn more, participate here. 


What goes up...

February 5, 2018 -- This sign came down today. Let's see what goes up tomorrow.
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Rural Feel

February 5, 2018 --These stout Icelandics are enjoying some feed in East Hopkinton today.
Youthful Theme

February 5, 2018 -- EMC Park, is now overshadowed by the adjacent new Marathon Elementary School that will open in the Fall of 2018.

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February 5, 2018 -- Two Trucks move toward the old Shuttle Launch Pad, 39-A, at Kennedy Space Center this morning, now the Site for Tomorrow's scheduled historic Launch of Falcon Heavy (seen in the Background being Fueled).

Falcon Heavy will generate a Record 5 million pounds of Thrust, which will pave the way for larger Payloads being carried into Deep Space as NASA and its private partners plan for greater exploration of our solar system and beyond!

As they've done before, Space-X will land 2 Boosters back at KSC and 1 on a Remote Ocean Platform for low cost Reuse in future missions! And Elon Musk's personal Tesla automobile is mounted on board to be sent into Space! Take That, Buck Rogers!

I'll be a very Safe 7 miles from the Pad with a Launch Window from 1:30 - 4pm!  ~John Collins



Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from February 5, 2018 - February 11, 2018
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16 Redwood Path unit 128 Ramya K. Peela $525,805 Jan. 31, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
10 Redwood Path unit 125 Sivakumar Gowrisankar, Swetha Srinivasan Manjeri $562,660 Jan. 31, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
12 Redwood Path unit 126 Chendil Kumar Sankaranarayan, Bhuvana Subramanian $527,775 Jan. 29, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
191 Saddle Hill Road Timothy M. Tognacci, Brittany E. Tognacci $650,000 Jan. 29, 2018 Michael P. Tognacci, Kathleen M. Tognacci

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Police Press Logs Updated 2/5/2018

Saturday, February 3, 2018

4:01 pm A resident of Robbern Road reported someone trying to hack into his computer. Officer Connor Crosman advised him of his options.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

4:09 pm A caller reported finding packaged needles on the sidewalk on Pond Street. Officer Matthew Santoro responded to remove the them.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

4:25 pm Officer Brian Sanchioni responded to a Main Street business to investigate a fraud incident.


Read More Incidents Here:
(1/31/2018) (2/1/2018) (2/2/2018 - 2/4/2018)
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It was like a mini reunion at Reggie Lewis Race Center today. Former Hopkinton High school students(runners) Jessica Scott(Northeastern ) Melissa Lodge(Bryant) Shelby Aarden (URI) and Izzy Giordano (Dartmouth), were joined by their former coaches, Brian Hall and Chris Shea. What a great day for all. Contributed content.
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Video Clips from First Friday 2/2/2018
First Friday Open Mic

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts hosts a "First Friday Open Mic" on the first Friday of each month in the performance loft. Above, Sunny Faucher and friend Jack Rooney skip their usual instruments and treat the attendees and fellow musicians to a high-spirited closing song. HopNews hopes to process some video clips from performances of many of the musicians for presentation later today.

Crême de la Crême

February 3, 2018 -- Above, Catherine Howe, an art teacher at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, poses for a photo in front her pastel with her friend, artist Lissa Banks, at the Members' Reception at the HCA last evening.

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Win $20

February 2, 2018 -- The first person to email to editor@hopnews.com the most accurate description of the location of this device will get a$20.00 check from HopNews. Include name, address, and phone number.

100th anniversary of the 1918 Military Relay

    As part of the 2018 Boston Marathon, the Boston Athletic Association will celebrate “A Year of Service.” Among the events to take place will be the Boston Marathon Military Relay, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Military Relay. In 1918, the traditional running of the Boston Marathon was not able to occur due to the expanded role of the United States in World War One. Instead, teams of uniformed sailors and soldiers passed a baton along the length of the Boston Marathon course, and the annual nature of the race was preserved. The 2018 Military Relay will be a relay of military-associated people representing both the various branches of service and the cities and towns along the marathon route in something of a recreation of the 1918 Boston Marathon.

The Boston Athletic Association would appreciate your assistance in making the Community aware of the 2018 Boston Marathon Military Relay. Please note we are looking for people who are associated with the military and have a strong tie to one of the eight Cities and Towns along the Boston Marathon route.

The application form can be found here: https://goo.gl/zz9X5y  Please share this application with anyone who you think would be a good candidate to participate in this special event.

All applications are due to susan.treut@gmail.com  by midnight Eastern time on February 7. The Boston Athletic Association will review all applications and announce the relay team in late February.


Where in the World is Dave McGillivray?

Boston Marathon race director and renowned endurance athlete headed to Dubai as part of globetrotting team running seven marathons in seven days across all seven continents

  PERTH, Australia (February 1, 2018) – Dave McGillivray, race director of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon and owner of DMSE Sports, is headed to Dubai, having just completed the third leg of the World Marathon Challenge in Perth, Australia – still on target to complete seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.

The 63-year-old Medford, Mass., native is running as a member of a team called “Hold the Plane,” assembled by David Samson, former President of the Miami Marlins major league baseball team. The group is comprised of 16 runners chosen by Samson to join him on this epic athletic challenge and will benefit various charities.

McGillivray, a renowned endurance athlete, philanthropist and motivational speaker who now lives in North Andover, Mass., is running on behalf of Team MR8 to raise money for the Martin Richard Foundation.

This is the fourth year for the annual World Marathon Challenge®, an epic, grueling competition that requires participants to complete a standard 26.2-mile (42.2 km) marathon distance in each of the seven continents around the globe within 168 hours, or seven days. A total of 55 runners – with McGillivray one of just five who are age 60+ – accepted the challenge this year, up from 33 runners in 2017. The event began with 12 runners in 2015.

The clock started on Jan. 30 in the Antarctic Circle when the athletes ran a marathon on mainland Antarctica. The final marathon takes place on Feb. 5 in the U.S. in Miami. The competitors are flying by charter plane to each marathon location. Each marathon must be completed in under eight hours. The global schedule began in Novo (Antarctica), followed by Cape Town (Africa), Perth (Australia), Dubai (Asia), Lisbon (Europe), Cartagena (South America) before ending in Miami (North America). Once complete, participants will have run 183 miles (295 km) over the seven-day period and spent about 48 hours in the air.

More info on the team can be found on its website at www.777marathon.com  or http://www.worldmarathonchallenge.com/ . The team’s progress can also be followed at https://www.facebook.com/theworldmarathonchallenge  or the DMSE Sports Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DMSESports/ .

State Police Investigating Reported Attempted Abduction in Watertown

At approximately 5:40 pm State Police were notified of a possible attempted abduction of an approximately 12-year-old girl in Watertown. The incident has not been confirmed at this time.


The initial report stated that the potential attempted abduction occurred on a bike path behind Pleasant Avenue. The girl is accounted for and appears unharmed.


State troopers are on scene and investigating to determine whether a crime was committed.

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Below is a joint release from the Hopkinton Police and the Hopkinton Public School Department:

Ammunition Found in High School Triggers Early Release

February 1, 2018 -- A single round of ammunition was found in a common area at the High School. This triggered the pre-established crisis response protocol.  Students and Staff sheltered in place while the Early Release process was activated.

Hopkinton Police responded and provided security through the process and Dogs from the Massachusetts State Police, Environmental Police, Worcester Police and W.P.I. were brought in to assist in the search of the entire school. The Hopkinton Fire Department was mobilized and assisted throughout.

After a thorough search of the school no weapons or additional ammunition were found.  We have no reason to believe that a weapon was actually on school grounds.  The Hopkinton Police Department and the Hopkinton School Department takes every incident or threat as serious.

This incident demonstrates the value of preplanning.  The coordinated efforts of the Crisis Response Team allowed for security protocols to be implemented and the efficient activation of the Early Release process.


    Dear Hopkinton School Community,


We are writing to follow up on the communication sent earlier today to the High School parents. School officials at the High School were notified this morning that a single round of ammunition was found in a common area of the school.


This triggered the pre-established Crisis Response protocol. Public Safety Officials and the High School's Crisis Response Team were convened immediately to assess the threat and determine a plan of action for the district.  Students and staff sheltered in place while the early release process was activated. As an additional measure, the Middle School was also placed in a shelter in place.


It was then determined that the best option was to dismiss all students in order to conduct a thorough search of the building.  District Administration worked with the Transportation Department and provided direct communication with parents that resulted in a calm and orderly dismissal. After an extensive search, including Public Safety, the Canine Unit and School Officials, we are extremely confident that there are no other ammunition or weapons in the building.


This incident demonstrates the value of pre-planning. The coordinated efforts of the Crisis Response Team allowed for security protocols to be implemented and the efficient activation of the Early Release Process.


Evan Bishop, Principal; Cathy MacLeod, Superintendent; Chief Lee, HPD; Chief Slaman, HFD

Ammunition Found in Boys Team Room

Students Dismissed for Safety

Canines and officers sweep grounds


by Robert Falcione

February 1, 2018 -- Shortly after 9:00 am, a Massachusetts State Police unmarked hazardous materials disposal unit, lights flashing, tore up West Main Street, apparently heading to Hopkinton High School following the discovery a single round of ammunition in a boys team room. According to one source, it was a 30/30 round. No firearm was found at that time.

       The school went into lockdown, and then dismissal, as Hopkinton Police and Fire and other public safety officials, includingfour K-9s, one from Worcester Police State Police, one from WPI and one from Massachusetts Environmental Police, arrived on scene to look for anything related. We await the conclusion of the search. Correspondent Ed Thompson contributed to this report.



Letter to parents from HHS Principal Evan Bishop

Good morning,

I am writing to inform you of a decision to evacuate and dismiss the high school.  We were notified this morning that a single round of ammunition was found in the boys team room. Immediately, local Police and fire were contacted and our Crisis Response Team was convened. After reviewing multiple options, district administration in conjunction with local Police and Fire, have determined that the best option to ensure student safety is to dismiss all high school students at this time.  This will enable officials to conduct a thorough search of the building.  Officers and the Canine Unit are here to perform a sweep of the building and grounds once all students have been dismissed.  


All buses are here and ready for an early dismissal.  Any student who drives must leave now.  AlI parent pick ups must take place down the loop road.  


Please understand we are working closely with the police department to ensure safety for all.   


Thank you,

Evan Bishop


Below, a Channel 5 chopper circles the school grounds. Channel 7 was there, too.

Kudos to Ken Driscoll for Solar Lease

    January 31, 2018 -- Entrepreneur Ken Driscoll of Solect Energy, left, (DPW Director John Westerling to the right,) was invited to the meeting of the Board of Selectmen Tuesday evening so the Selectmen could thank him for the gift to the Town of a solar array at the new Thomas McIntyre Town Barn at a cost of zero to the Town. Thanks, Ken.
In another matter, the Board voted to recommend Alternative 2, "with modifications" for the Main Street Corridor Plan. The Historic District Commission recommended that version of the plan also, on January 3, 2018.


Police Press Logs Updated 1/31/2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

6:48 am A caller reported that one of her employees saw a vehicle hit the guardrail on Legacy Farms North. Sgt. Matthew McNeil checked the area with a negative find.

Monday, January 29, 2018

2:48 pm Officer Connor Crosman spoke with a resident regarding information on obtaining a restraining order.

1:46 pm A walk-in from Gina Drive spoke with Officer Arthur Schofield regarding suspicious activity.



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Hopkinton Resident Receives Award

NEWTON, Mass. (January, 2018) – Hopkinton resident Robin Berry, RN, BSN was recently given the CAREFirst award at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was awarded with this honor at a ceremony and reception in the Hospital’s Shipley Auditorium. Berry is an RN Case Manager in the Care Coordination Department.


Newton-Wellesley’s CAREFirst Award recognizes individual employees or teams on a monthly basis. Nominated by their peers, award recipients are selected for their performance based on the CAREFirst attributes of compassion, attitude, responsibility, and excellence.

Berry has worked at Newton-Wellesley since 2015. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Boston College. She currently resides in Hopkinton with her husband Bill and children Conor (29), Chase (27) and Callan (22).




LYNN, MA January 31, 2018 -- In a joint operation last night, police captured a Lynn man who was on the Massachusetts State Police Most Wanted list for his role in a fatal 2012 home invasion in Billerica.


State Troopers, Lynn and Revere Police officers, and members of an FBI task force at 7:30 p.m. located STEVEN C. TOUCH, 28, in a residence at 108 Empire St. TOUCH was located hiding inside a drawer built into a bed frame.


Following his capture, TOUCH was taken to the Lynn Police Department, where he was booked. He was later transferred to custody of the Billerica Police Department.


TOUCH and two co-defendants, SOPHAN KEO and GABRIEL ARIAS, were indicted in June 2017 by a Middlesex County grand jury for the murder of 22-year-old Quintin Koehler during a home invasion early on the morning of July 7, 2012.


KEO and ARIAS were previously arrested but TOUCH remained at large. Last September, the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section added TOUCH to its list of Most Wanted fugitives. (Click thumbnail to enlarge).


VFAS troopers, FBI agents, and local police officers searched intensively for TOUCH, who was believed to be moving from address to address fairly frequently.


Very recently, police developed information that he was at the Empire Street address and obtained a warrant. The Massachusetts State Police Special Tactical Operations Team, the MSP’s specialized entry and high-risk arrest unit, made entry to the residence and located and apprehended TOUCH.


The successful conclusion of the search for fugitive TOUCH and he apprehension operation was the result of dedicated and coordinated work by several law enforcement agencies. Participating agencies and units were the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, State Police K-9 Section, State Police Special Tactical Operations Team, State Police Detective Unit for Middlesex County, State Police Gang Unit, the Federal Bureau of Investigation North Shore Gang Task Force, Lynn Police, Billerica Police, and Revere Police.


TOUCH will be arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court, most likely on Wednesday. He will be prosecuted by the office of Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan.

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Leaders, Future Leaders

     January 30, 2018 -- Eagle Scouts from left,  front row: Zachary Ritterbusch, Joseph Harrison, Gabriel I. Lopez, Nathaniel F. Shingleton, George Daniel Bradbury. Back row, Selectman Todd Cestari, Selectman Brendan Tedstone, Selectman Chair John Coutinho, Selectman Vice-chair Claire Wright, Selectman Brian Herr.
      Five Boy Scouts were honored at the meeting of the Board of Selectmen this evening, each for having achieved the rank of Eagle. Most of the projects were completed on conservation type of land on trails, bridges and rocks off of the beaten path.

Click link above to  purchase tickets.

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Jamaica Plain Man Arrested for OUI 3rd in Boston

January 29, 2018 -- This morning at approximately 2:45 a.m., Trooper Mathew Clark while investigating a Tractor Trailer crash observed a white van operating on its rim traveling westbound on Soldier’s Field Road. He advised area patrols over the radio.

Trooper Chester Adams observed the white van while working a road closure and stopped the van. Troopers Paul Conneely, Patrick Candeliere and Harold Sousa (83rd RTT) arrived as backup. While traveling to the scene Trooper’s Candeliere and Sousa stopped to remove two tires from the road. The van was missing two tires.

After a subsequent investigation, the operator, PAUL DEROSA, 44, of Jamaica Plain was placed under arrest for operating under the influence of liquor. DEROSA was transported to the State Police Barracks in Boston where he was booked on the following charges:

OUI Liquor 3rd
Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle
Unsafe Operation of a Motor Vehicle
Operating a Motor Vehicle without an ignition lock

LIVE! on Main with Roger Kabler

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from January 22, 2018 - January 29, 2018
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
12 Redwood Path unit 126 Chendil Kumar Sankaranarayan, Bhuvana Subramanian $527,775 Jan. 29, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
191 Saddle Hill Road Timothy M. Tognacci, Brittany E. Tognacci $650,000 Jan. 29, 2018 Michael P. Tognacci, Kathleen M. Tognacci
6 Hehn's Farm Way Dympna Atwell $984,900 Jan. 26, 2018 Brian K. Gassett, Brian W. Cheever, Summit Realty Trust
27 Primrose Circle unit 213 Satyapal Kondakindi, Navya Reddy Lenkala $705,836 Jan. 26, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
10 Pendulum Pass Christopher S. Lee, Elizabeth Farry $825,500 Jan. 25, 2018 Diane Wilson, Robert Wilson
16 Prestwick Drive Clawson Properties LLC $935,000 Jan. 25, 2018 Christopher P. Barry
29 Primrose Circle unit 212 Alok S. Pachori, Garimi Pachori $688,240 Jan. 23, 2018 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
52 Huckleberry Road Ruby Yagnik, Gargey Yagnik $580,000 Jan. 23, 2018 Cammie M. Mechler
54 Spring Street Michelle Denise Guerette $419,000 Jan. 22, 2018 Thomas Herlihy
11 Leman Lane unit 4C Leo D. Saraceno $280,000 Jan. 22, 2018 Adam D. Bortolussi, Laura B. Bortolussi

Police Press Logs Updated 1/29/2018

Sunday, January 28, 2018

4:18 pm A caller reported three dead coyotes on Spring Street. Two officers responded and found them to be off of the road and well into Upton.

4:26 am 911 caller from Woodview Way reported people looking through her windows. Three officers checked the area but did not find anyone suspicious.

Friday, January 26, 2018

6:53 pm An elderly resident of Holt Street reported receiving harassing phone calls. Officer Brian Sanchioni responded to write a report.


Read More Incidents Here: (1/26/2018 - 1/28/2018)
Arrests Here (1 New)

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Rhythm of Love” Cabaret
Directed by Alyssa Rae Surrette, Musical Director, Eric Balboni


(January 29, 2018 - HOPKINTON, MA) — Enter Stage Left Theater presents “Rhythm of Love” Cabaret, a musical performance of love-themed songs that have been chosen by, and hold special meaning for, each cast member.


Featuring high school performers from Hopkinton and surrounding towns (as well as special appearances by well-known, area performers), this 80-minute production is highly interactive, with cast members “breaking the fourth wall” by sitting with the audience and adding context before and after each number.


As director, Alyssa Rae Surrette, explains, “This intimate show emphasizes the relationship between the performers and the audience. It’s a journey that we take together with the cast.”


Songs include, If "I Could Write A Book," "I Love Play Rehearsal," "Screw Loose," "When He Sees Me (Waitress)," "Shopping Around," "Someone Like You ( Jekyll and Hyde )," "Take Me To The World," "Come Down from this Tree (once on this island )," "Secret for the Mad (Sung by Dodie)," and more.


Two performances only, Saturday, February 10th, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. The Delbridge Family Performance Space at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, 98 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton.


 Tickets are $10 general admission, $15 for the “Sweetheart Valentine” option which includes a dessert, beverage and a reserved table. Both may be purchased at the door or online at HopArtsCenter.org .

Off to the SuperBowl

January 29, 2018 -- Tom Brady (L) salutes the Fans as Coach Belichick (R), Rob Gronkowski and owner, Jonathan Kraft, prepare to leave the Stage and depart for the Superbowl this morning. The 2017/2018 AFC Championship Trophy is on the Right. Brady is partially obscured by a TV camera.

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The Massachusetts State Police are seeking a driver who struck a cruiser in Milton this evening and then fled from the scene.


 MILTON January 27, 2018 --The Trooper was not injured when his cruiser was struck at approximately 6:20 pm while in the breakdown lane of Route 93 southbound prior to Exit 3. The cruiser sustained minor damage. The suspect kept driving southbound on the highway after the impact.


At the time of the crash the cruiser was stationary and the Trooper, a member of the Troop H Community Action Team, was processing a motor vehicle stop.


The suspect vehicle is a black four-door sedan, possibly a Honda or Toyota. The license plate possibly has a “Y” as one of the middle digits.


Anyone who believes they may have seen this vehicle or the crash, or who has information about the vehicle or its driver is urged to call the State Police Barracks in Milton at 617-698-5840.

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The Moon in the Afternoon

January 27, 2018 -- The Moon was clearly visible this afternoon through some wispy clouds and a blue sky, as the Sun cast a gradient across its surface.
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Look, Up In the Sky...

January 27, 2018 -- It's an eagle-beak plane, or a bottle-nose dolphin-face plane, pointing toward Worcester Airport yesterday.

State Police Arrest Weymouth Man for OUI Causing Serious Injuries in Braintree


January 27, 2018 -- Just after midnight this morning, State Police from the Milton Barracks responded to a four-car crash on Route 93 Southbound at Exit 6 in Braintree which resulted in one operator under arrest and a passenger who sustained serious injuries.


Preliminary investigation by Trooper Shane O’Reilly indicates that RANDALL BARBOSA, 25, of Weymouth was merging onto Route 93 Southbound from Route 3 Northbound at a high rate of speed in a 2008 BMW M5 when his vehicle rear-ended a 1997 Lexus ES300, which was merging into the left lane at the time. Following that initial collision, the BMW continued southbound and struck a 2006 Toyota Sequoia, which resulted in a collision between the Sequoia and a 2015 Toyota Camry, both of which were traveling southbound at the time.


The passenger in the BMW, a 25-year-old Weymouth man was transported to Boston Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. A 20-year-old Lynn man, who was a passenger in the Lexus, was transported to South Shore Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. No other passengers or operators were injured in the crash.


BARBOSA was subsequently placed under arrest for Operating Under the Influence of Liquor Causing Serious Injuries and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle. He was also cited for speeding. He was booked at the State Police barracks in Milton where he was held on $7,500.00 bail pending his arraignment in Quincy District Court on Monday.


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Police Press Logs Updated 1/26/2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

8:49 am A resident of Hayden Rowe Street reported a person disposing of large black trash bags in their cans. Officer Arthur Schofield responded to investigate.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

10:15 pm A caller from Wedgewood Drive reported that a package was shipped to the wrong address and falsely signed for. Officer Connor Crosman responded to speak with the resident.

10:25 am A walk-in from Pendulum Pass spoke with Officer John Corridan regarding a fraud incident.

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Newton, MA – January 26, 2018 -- U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that Congressman Joe Kennedy III will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s joint address to Congress next week.

“From health care to economic justice to civil rights, the Democratic agenda stands in powerful contrast to President Trump's broken promises to American families," said Congressman Kennedy. "Our vision for this union is guided by a simple belief that equality and economic dignity should be afforded to every American. I'm honored to have been chosen by Leader Pelosi and Leader Schumer to deliver our party's response."

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Art Display

January 25, 2018 -- The Respite Center artists' artworks are being hosted by Bittersweet Cafe for this month. According to artist Geri Holland, who helped with the display, Weston Nurseries donated the use of one of their greenhouses for the artists.


January 25, 2018 -- Downtown this afternoon, the driver of this oversized load swung wide to make the turn onto Grove Street heading south, and blocked two lanes to avoid drivers from passing on the right during the maneuver. The lead escort vehicle went ahead and onto Hayden Rowe for some reason. The company, Williams Scotsman, provides modular trailers, classrooms and offices.

Hopkinton Education Foundation Receives $50,000 from Savings Bank

Gift will be used for Grants in the Hopkinton Public Schools


Hopkinton Mass., January 25, 2018 – The Hopkinton Education Foundation today announced it received a $50,000 gift from Middlesex Savings Bank. The support will allow The Hopkinton Education Foundation to continue to advance its mission of advancing innovation in the schools across the district.

We are so incredibly grateful for this grant this year.  This record breaking donation will allow more grants to be funded this year,” according to Alexis Miller, President of the Hopkinton Education Foundation. “As budgets pull tighter, it is more important than ever to allow teachers the ability to try innovative concepts in the classrooms to inspire all of our children to learn.  We are looking forward to announcing this years grants in May.”


Thomas W. Alexander, 88

Thomas W. Alexander, 88, of Holliston, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 22, 2018. Born in Belmont, he was the son of the late Thomas S. and Eliza J. (Sheppard) Alexander.

Tom was the loving husband of the late Joanne M. Alexander for 55 years. Father to Thomas and his wife, Andrea, of East Falmouth, Scott and his wife, Toni, of Hopkinton, Bruce and his fiancée, Angela, of Belchertown, and his loving daughter and caregiver, Laurie Greenwood and her husband, Roger, of Milford.

He leaves behind his grandchildren, Nicci, Tommy, Scott, Paul, Brian, Emily, Jackie, Jonathan, Bryan, Ava, Sarah and Joshua; as well as his ten great grandchildren Sebastian, Max, Oliver, Cora, Tommy, Niko, Sloane, Forest, Lahna, and Ella Donna; his sister, Anne Smith and her husband, Edward. He was considered a favorite “Uncle Tommy” to his many nieces and nephews. Mr. Alexander is predeceased by his sister, Ellen Reid.

Tom was a Marine veteran and 63 year member of the Masons. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed following the Holliston High School football program. After a lifelong career as a butcher, Tom enjoyed spending time and supporting his family, especially those that considered him “Grampa Tom”.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 26th, from 4-7 P.M. in the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St., Holliston. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com . Burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, please send gifts in Thomas Alexander’s memory to the: Massachusetts General Hospital Nerve Unit, MGH Development Office, 125 Nashua St., Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114

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Joyce L. Olson, 85

Joyce L. Olson, 85, of Northborough, and a former longtime Hopkinton resident, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Beaumont Nursing Home in Northborough. Born in East Hartford, CT., she was the daughter of the late Grace (Tourtelotte) and George Irvine. She was the wife of the late Dana F. Olson.

Joyce enjoyed reading. She is survived by three children, Alan Olson and his partner Daniel Espy of Seattle, WA, Carl John Olson and his wife Rosemary of Falmouth, and Carole Hampson and her husband Kevin of Mendon. She also leaves behind 7 grandchildren, Daniel, Laura, Marissa, Arick, Grace, Natalie, and Diane, and one great-grandson, Parker. She is predeceased by her siblings, Charles, Millicent, and Jayne.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 29th from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.   Burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to, Alzheimer’s Assoc.309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452 or www.alz.org .

Police Press Logs Updated 1/24/2018
Sunday, January 21, 2018
10:01 pm A caller on Main Street reported that her vehicle was broken into while she was at work. Two officers responded to write a report.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
1:22 pm A walk-in reported that he just found a 17 year-old male squatting in the house they were renovating on Cedar Street. Two officer responded and transported him back to the police station to make arrangements for a shelter.
Friday, January 19, 2018
3:53 pm A 911 caller reported a swan stuck on the ice off of Cedar Street and people trying to go out and rescue it. Three officers responded and advised that a witness stated seeing a woman go on the ice then saw the swan flying away.
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 (1/19/2018 - 1/22/2018) (1/23/2018)
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Richard “Rick” Macmillan, 71


Richard “Rick” Macmillan, 71, of Hopkinton, passed away on Monday January 22, 2018 after battling ALS. A lifelong resident of Hopkinton, he was the son of the late Virginia (Robbins) and Robert Macmillan.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer (Brandley) Macmillan of Eureka, KS, son, Christopher and his wife Cindy of Acton, MA. He also leaves behind a brother, Robert of East Boothbay, ME, a sister Kim of Dresden, ME and 2 granddaughters Julie and Ryann.

A Veteran of the US Army, Rick had worked 35 years with the Hopkinton Fire Department. Rick joined the department as an auxiliary/call firefighter in 1962. He worked himself up through the ranks and then in 1988 he was appointed chief of the department. Always progressive during his career, he was an avid proponent of EMS, fire safety and education (including the elderly and mentally disabled communities) and fire code enforcement. He was also a strong advocate for continued fire service training and education, instructing on the local, state and national levels.

Throughout his lifetime in Hopkinton, he was an active member of the community. A member of the John Warren Masonic Lodge and American Legion Post 202. In retirement he served as the election warden working with the election committee for all town elections. Throughout the years, he was quick to open his home in hosting the marathon lead vehicle team each year.

Friends of Rick, knew his fondness for Boothbay, ME and could find him there every summer with his wife at their beloved family camp, where he was happiest feeding the hummingbirds, puttering, or improving things around the camp.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 28, from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.. A memorial service and burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to the Hopkinton Ambulance Fund, 73 Main St. Hopkinton, MA 01748 or to the ALS Association of Massachusetts, 685 Canton St. Suite 103, Norwood, MA 02062 www.als-ma/org .


Alleged West Brookfield Robber Captured


NORTH BROOKFIELD -- At approximately 2:20pm on Tuesday 1/22/2018, a male party entered the North Brookfield Savings and demanded cash.


While a weapon was threatened, none was shown.  The male ( later identified as Gary A. Laviolette) escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.


Due to quick thinking by bank employees, an accurate description of the vehicle and license plate were obtained.  This turned out to be important as both were stolen.


Several agencies, including the Brookfield, North Brookfield, Warren, Sturbridge, Monson, Holland, MSP, and Brimfield responded to assist.


Shortly after the report of the robbery, the vehicle was spotted in Brimfield by Off. Daniel Fagan.  Off. Fagan gave chase, and the vehicle crashed on Dix Hill Rd.  Laviolette ran from his vehicle into the woods.


A perimeter was established, and a state police K-9 team deployed.  K-9 Viktor was able to locate Laviolette in the woods south of Tower Hill Rd in Brimfield, where he was taken into custody.


 Laviolette was taken to Harrington Hospital for treatment of  minor injuries, and then transported to  the Brookfield State Police barracks to be booked and held.  


He is being charged with Armed Robbery (subsequent offense), Larceny. Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, along with other charges.  The stolen money was recovered. West Brookfieled Police Press Release.


Mildred E. (Guetzlaff) Larsen, 88

Mildred E. (Guetzlaff) Larsen, 88Mildred E. (Guetzlaff) Larsen, 88, died peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family, on Saturday January 20, 2018. She was the wife of Howard Larsen to whom she was married for 66 years. She was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Theodore and Viola (Herbst) Guetzlaff and lived in Hopkinton for 34 years.

Mrs. Larsen was an accomplished pianist and a highly skilled artist. She was also an avid tennis player.

Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons; Dr. Thomas Larsen and his wife, Debora of Forest, VA; John Larsen and his wife, Denise of Charlton, Jeffrey Larsen and his wife, Anne of Groton; eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday January 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chesmore Funeral Home, 57 Hayden Rowe St. Hopkinton, MA.  Burial will follow in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Hopkinton. An hour of visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday morning from 10:00-11:00 a.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd. Waltham MA 02452.

State Police Investigating Fatal Crash of Suspect Who Fled Motor Vehicle Stop


QUINCY, MA -- January 23, 2018 -- The suspect who fled the motor vehicle stop last night, and was determined to be deceased after rolling the motor vehicle he was driving over the sea wall on Quincy Shore Drive, is identified as PETER J. BOYLAN, 50, of Quincy. He was operating a 2003 Mercedes E320W sedan.


 His passenger, who was ejected and transported to Boston Medical Center, is a 27-year-old Quincy woman.


The vehicles that BOYLAN struck while fleeing were a 2016 Toyota Camry and a 2012 Toyota Highlander utility vehicle. The operator of the Highlander is a 36-year-old Quincy male who was also transported to Boston Medical Center. The operator of the Camry is a 54-year-old Quincy woman who was not injured. (Please note that last night’s released incorrectly listed the operator of the Highlander as a female.)


Preliminary investigation indicates that BOYLAN fled a motor vehicle stop being conducted by a State Trooper on Quincy Shore Drive, drove southbound on that road at a high rate of speed, crossed the median and struck the Camry and the Highlander. The suspect’s Mercedes then struck the curb, went airborne, and rolled over the sea wall onto the beach, an approximate 10-foot drop. The reason for the initial stop of the Mercedes was motor vehicle violations.


The crash remains under investigation by Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the State Police Detective Unit for Norfolk County.

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Saturdays at Fay: Mike the Bubble Man

Saturday, February 3, 10:00 - 11:00 am Join us for our free Saturday morning series designed for young children along with their parents. On February 3, Mike the Bubble Man will combine science and magic in his show all about bubbles! Through music, choreography, and comedy bubbles come alive, sparking imagination and wonder. Registration is open. Saturdays at Fay takes place at Fay's Primary School, located at Fay's East Entrance at 23 Middle Road in Southborough. Learn more at www.fayschool.org/saturdays  .
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Dog Lovers be Informed:

Parks and Recreation Department Receives $250,000 Grant Approval Toward Off-Leash Dog Park


January 22, 2018 -- The Parks and Recreation Department received the first $25,000 installment of a $250,000 grant from the Stanton Foundation for a dog park on the former Hughes property on the west side of Hayden Rowe Street, south of Teresa Road. "We tuned it over to the town," said Parks and Rec Director Jay Guelfi, whose department is also responsible for the skating rink behind 85 Main Street, where their office is located. Mr. Guelfi explained the funding.


"The project is being funded by 2 sources.  The Community Preservation Act is providing $200,000.  The Stanton Foundation has granted us $250,000 for the project.


"We will be planning a public forum for the purpose of getting community input along with answering any questions regarding the project," said Mr. Guelfi.


The parking area for the spacious facility will be located at 192 Hayden Rowe Street, just south of the intersection with Chestnut Street.


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton

New Transactions from January 17, 2018 - January 22, 2018
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57 Ash Street Jeffrey T. Kiley $415,000 Jan. 19, 2018 Diedre A. Corbett
10 Wilson Street Ronald Falcon, Chad Klasna $970,000 Jan. 18, 2018 Jonathan Rauch, Kristal Rauch
6 Rice Street Jennifer Devlin, Jason Pritchard $625,500 Jan. 18, 2018 Todd S. Holbrook, Deborah A. P. Holbrook
6 Overlook Road Yuhui Cheng, Jinfeng Huang $1,238,000 Jan. 17, 2018 Russel Draper, Marina Draper

As of this time, here is the candidate information, below.
For more info and updates, check here:


# positions

Length of Term

Incumbent whose term is expiring
Candidate who's taken out papers

Board of Assessors


3 years

Leslie Ficarri

Board of Health


3 years

Michael King (I) - D

Board of Library Trustees


3 years

Jessica King

Board of Selectmen


3 years

Brian Herr
Todd Cestari

Cemetery Commissioners


3 years

Thomas Pratt

Commissioners of Trust Fund


3 years

Sandra Altamura



3 years

Francis D'Urso

Parks & Recreation Commission


3 years

Robert Dobinski

Daniel Terry

Planning Board


5 years

John Ferrari

Irfan Nasrullah (I) -D

School Committee


3 years

Jean Bertschmann

Jonathan Graziano
Meg Tyler -

Amanda Fargiano - U

     Center School Re-use Meetings


The Center School Re-Use Advisory Team (“CSRAT”) is seeking public input on the potential future uses for the Center School Property. CSRAT will be holding a series of public forums in early 2018. The first forum, currently scheduled for Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 10 A.M. at the Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew Street. The forum will provide an overview of the building and the property, discussion of the criteria for the committee to consider in making its recommendation, and solicitation of ideas regarding the future use or disposition of Center School. CSRAT plans to have two additional public forums, tentatively scheduled for March and April 2018. In addition, residents are asked to provide input on the project by completing a questionnaire, now available online at www.hopkintonma.gov/ .

Paper copies of the questionnaire are also available at Hopkinton municipal locations, including Town Hall, Hopkinton Library and Hopkinton Senior Center. Completed questionnaires can be mailed to CSRAT, Hopkinton Town Hall, 18 Main Street, or dropped off at Hopkinton Town Offices, 80 South Street. Located at 11 Ash Street, Center School has served the Hopkinton community as a school building since it was originally constructed in 1928. This original building is listed with the Hopkinton Center Historic District. Center School has been expanded twice, first in 1954 (known as the 1950’s addition) and again in 1986 (known as the 1980’s addition).

The school building is approximately 50,220 square feet, and it sits on a total land parcel area of 11.7 acres which includes play areas, parking spaces and a wooded/hilly area. With the upcoming opening of the Marathon Elementary School anticipated in the fall of 2018, the Board of Selectmen formed the CSRAT to explore the future of Center School. The Board of Selectmen’s charge to CSRAT is: “The Center School Re-Use Advisory Team will recommend, for the Board of Selectmen’s consideration, a plan for the Center School building and property that will provide the Board with valuable outside viewpoints on the use and development of the property. This plan shall outline the community’s vision for the future use of the property and produce recommendations for the Board’s consideration that align with the aspirations of the community.” Consisting of five residents appointed by the Board of Selectmen, CSRAT is led by Chairman Richard Flannery, and Vice Chair Kenneth Weismantel. The additional three committee members are Laura Barry, Darlene Hayes and John Pavlov. Comments or questions the Committee can be emailed to csrachair@hopkintonma.gov . Contributed content. File photo by Robert Falcione.


Education Foundation Announces Invitational Runner


HOPKINTON, MA, January 25, 2017 - The Hopkinton Education Foundation is proud to announce Amy Dorfman, a local mother and Speech Pathologist, as the winner of our invitational number for the 122nd Boston Marathon. Upon hearing the news, “I'm elated, nervous, and excited to run for HEF!!”

Amy moved to Hopkinton with her family 6 years ago, feeling the strong sense of community. Her ties to the educational system drew her to want to run her very first Boston Marathon for the Hopkinton Education Foundation. She has three children in the Hopkinton Schools from 2nd grade to 6th and has seen the direct impact HEF has had on all of her children, “My kids have all benefited from the grants that HEF has provided them and I would like for them and all their classmates to continue to benefit from those grants.”

Running is one of Amy’s strongest passions as she has run numerous half marathons in the past 5 years as well as the Providence Marathon in 2016. However, this will be her first Boston! “I am most excited to run Boston because as a Hopkinton resident I have seen the excitement that fulfills the town in the weeks leading up to the race.” She will continue to train as she has for all her previous races and will keep us up to date with her training.

Amy enjoys volunteering in the community as well and combines this with both her faith and her love of running as she is a CCD teacher and coached for Girls on the Run. She continues to want to give back and could not be “prouder to train and run to raise money for grants for the school-aged children in our community. ”Please help support her by donating here: Donate to Amy's Marathon (http://bit.ly/Dorfman4HEF)

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     Gail J. (Stephens) Welch, 73

Gail J. (Stephens) Welch, 73, of Hopkinton passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, January 19th, 2018 at the MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. She was born on July 8th 1944 in Camden, NJ to the late Norton and Josephine (Emerson) Stephens.

Gail was a graduated of Hopkinton High School Class of 1962.

She worked for many years as the office manager for Northeastern Construction Company in Framingham.

In her spare time, Gail enjoyed spending time with her family and friends more than anything. She was there for us all and helping others was what came natural to her. And of course those closest to her knew about that annual trip to Las Vegas and how much she looked forward to it each year.

She is survived by her husband, George T. Welch, her daughter Sherry Starkey and her husband Jonathan, Stepdaughter, Tracy Welch, Stepson, George T. Welch, Jr., grandchildren, Hope Splaine, Samantha King, Daniel King, Dillon Welch, and Justin Welch. She is also survived by her sisters, Mary Provost, June Gates, Vera “Bunny” Stephens and also numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 24th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home, 57 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA. At the request of her family, funeral services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 0170.

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Future Stars

January 21, 2018 -- Rocco Yurewicz, Ella Tedstone and Brendan Tedstone took advantage of the near-empty skating rink that Hopkinton Parks and Rec had constructed for the public at Carrigan Park Little League field. Lights are on until 9pm, 10pm on  the weekends. Contributed content.


January 24, 2018 -- Members of the Hopkinton Youth Commission paused for a pose last Monday at the Middle School. Contributed photo.

Car vs. Pole

January 20, 2018 -- The vehicle on the left struck the pole that is lighted by a cruiser's lights in the background, and damaged it beyond repair on Hayden Rowe Street this evening. The cruiser's lights can be seen shining through the damage near the base. A tow truck was ordered to remove the vehicle, and Verizon was called to replace the precarious pole. It appeared there were no injuries.

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