Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The pair allegedly stole a vehicle and many antiques in February.
For nearly three months detectives from the Holliston Police Department have been trying to track down whoever stole a van and the antiques inside it from Holliston High School. The robbers reportedly planned their robbery during an antiques show on Feb. 24; they stole a van and many antiques that were being stored in it during the show. "The van was then driven a short distance where many of the antiques were transferred to a rental car," A release from the Police Chief John Moore said. "The majority of the antiques were discarded on the side of the road in Holliston." On Feb. 28, a Barnstable detective called Holliston's Detective Chuck Todd to report that during a narcotics investigation the detective had developed information that …
The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement about the possibility of strong to severe thunderstorms across much of southern New England Tuesday afternoon.
Enjoy this beautiful day while it lasts. The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement, warning of the possibility of strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon. According to the statement, the conditions will exist between 1 and 4 p.m. Tuesday, created by a cold front that is moving south. "Some of the storms may produce strong, damaging wind gusts and hail, in addition to lightning and heavy rainfall," the statement said. The region affected includes most of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, but especially near the Mass Pike.
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Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile wide Tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Patch will be posting stories of locals who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone local was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact your local editor.
We've chosen our winner.
Readers since last week have been uploading dozens of cute photos in our weekly contest. After much deliberation, we've chosen our winner: "too cool for the beach," uploaded by Christel. Congratulations, Christel, and thank you to all who entered! Christel, we'll be emailing you to make arrangements for your $25 gift card.
The alleged assault occurred on Sunday night at Hopkinton Square
On Sunday night the Hopkinton Police Department responded to the Hopkinton Square plaza after a caller reported that a gorilla suit-wearing, knife-wielding person had attacked them. "Upon arrival officers spoke with the victim who reported he was assaulted by a subject in a gorilla suit armed with a knife," a press release from Lieutenant Charles Wallace said. The victim was able to give police a description of the vehicle the suspect fled the scene in. The vehicle described returned to the store a short time later and a license plate number was obtained for the police's investigation. The driver of the vehicle was stopped on Main Street where Barry O'Neil, 19, of 18 Tamer Ln. was arrested on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and …
Scordino thanked her supporters after winning in yesterday's Hopkinton town election.
After numerous letters of support for Ellen Scordino and Amy Ritterbusch, the voters elected Scordino almost 2-1. With a final tally of 874 to 472 Scordino was thankful to her supports and said she looks forward to working with Superintendent Cathy Macleod when she begins in July. "I want to make sure she knows the School Committee, me included, is invested in her succeeding this year," Scordino said. A top priorty for Scordino also belongs to reworking the master plan for the schools, which was written in 2009. Scordino will be sworn in by Town Clerk Ann Click this week so she can participate in Thursday's School Committee meeting.
Don't forget to vote in today's annual election at the Holliston High School.
Today is Holliston's annual town election. Voters can stop by the Holliston High School between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. to cast their ballots. The following candidates have submitted petitions with enough signatures to have their name listed on the ballot. Write-in candidates are not listed. A sample ballot can be viewed with this article Moderator Town Clerk Selectmen/ Highway Surveyor Board of Assessors Finance Committee (Three 3-year positions) Finance Committee (2-year position) Board of Health Housing Authority Library Trustee (2 positions) Parks Commissioner (2 Positions) Planning Board School Committee (2 postisions) Water Commissioner
The following information was provided by the Holliston Police Department. All arrests are reported. Charges do not indicate a conviction.
Thursday, May 16 12:13 p.m.: A caller reported a road rage incident on Washington Street. After a police investigation it was determined that there had actually been a crash. 5:52 p.m.: A caller from Middlesex Bank reported a suspicious vehicle with two males in the parking lot. An officer responded and spoke with the men. They were contractors working in the area and waiting for their boss. 9:16 p.m.: An officer stopped a vehicle on Washington Street. Police are seeking a summons to charge the driver with operating without a license and a miscelanious driving violation. 9:31 p.m.: A caller from Dalton Road reported concern with a group of people who had been drinking near his property and leaving empty alcohol containers. Friday, May 17 6…
Former high school teacher Pat Conaway sees real hope in the young people who help him clean the area's trails, waterways and roadways.
Pat Conaway admits he is "kind of a nut" about the environment, so when he retired from teaching in 2008, it didn't take long for him to find a number of productive ways to spend his time. "I wanted to get people fired up about the environment, to try to encourage citizens to get involved locally," said Conaway, founder of Big Hearts, Little Feet. A nearly constant presence on area roadways, trails and waterways, Conaway can be found leading groups of volunteers, including many students, to pick up trash, improve trails and remove invasive species. From beer cans to soda and coffee cups, trash tossed by the roadside washes into local rivers and, if left alone, eventually finds its way to the ocean, where scientists have found plastic …
Monday, May 20, 2013
A Boston Globe columnist and Hopkinton resident suggests that Jolie's surgery might not be all it's cracked up to be.
If you've been in front of a TV, a computer or a newspaper in the past week you've surely heard about Angelina Jolie's decision to undergo a double mastectomy, but not everyone thinks she deserves the praise she is getting. Jennifer Graham, a Boston Globe columnist and Hopkinton resident said she thinks the praise for her is overkill. "Let’s put the brakes on the canonization, and on the dubious extrapolation that what one highly visible woman has done is a best practice," Graham writes. "Jolie, a person of extraordinary privilege, has exercised an option that’s not available to most women — and that many women wouldn’t choose even if they could." Graham continues in her column to say that because Jolie has a husband, Brad Pitt, and …