Rimkus: DPW removes trees, Murf celebrates St. Patrick’s Day


Rimkus: DPW removes trees, Murf celebrates St. Patrick’s DayHUDSON – The tree crew of the Hudson Department of Public Works is successfully and safely removing two large, dead trees near 135 Cox St. 

A deceased red oak tree was felled earlier this month, and nearby, a similarly deceased white oak is being readied for removal. 

Tree climber Shawn Tessier, high up in a large bucket truck, prepared the red oak by removing its limbs, and Tim Waldsmith, forestry crew leader signaled the “OK” for the actual felling of the “higher than a house” tree. Operator Kevin Dick and truck driver John Howland helped in the efficient removal.

DPW director Eric Ryder said both trees were a hazard. 

“They are destined to lose limbs, which can cause damage,” he continued.

Ryder praised the work of the tree workers and the Hudson police detail which kept the area safe. 

“Off the blotter”

Hudson Police were happy to accept the invitation of The Artisan at Hudson to attend their Shamrock ‘n Rock event on March 15. Dressed in the spirit of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, including K9 “Murf,” they joined in the meet and greet with staff and community members. Chief Rick DiPersio was joined by Det. Chad Crogan,  Ofc. Wendy LaFlamme and Capt. Chad Perry. 

“We like to stop by and visit with the residents, especially when we bring K9 “Murf,” and see if there is anything we can assist them with,” said Chief DiPersio.  

“The Artisan is a big supporter of the community and we enjoy visiting them,” DiPersio  added.

Rimkus: DPW removes trees, Murf celebrates St. Patrick’s Day
Hudson policemen and K9 “Murf” were in the Irish spirit when they attended the “Shamrock ‘n Roll” event March 15 at The Artisan in Hudson. Pictured, from left: Det. Chad Crogan and K9 “Murf,” Ofc.Wendy Laflamme, Capt. Chad Perry and Chief Rick DiPersio. (Photo/Courtesy)

Maryland wedding

Several Hudson residents were among those traveling to Baltimore the weekend of March 4 for the marriage of MaryKate O’Connell to Alex Gorelik at a Baltimore resort. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Susan O’Connell of Hudson. She and her husband are lawyers and reside in Washington, D.C. 

Welcome Joseph!

Joseph Stephen Skrinar, our fourth great-grandchild, was born March 16, 2023 to Stephen and Beth (Rimkus) Skrinar of West Hartford, Ct. Joseph’s brother, Jackson Victor, is 2 1/2. They are grandsons of Hudson native Peter Rimkus of Coventry, Ct. and the late Dianne Rimkus, and Gary and Margaret Skrinar of Trumbull Ct. 

Sharing great-grandparent honors are Bill and Shirley Shunk of Bethlehem, Pa. 

Video games

Hudson Public Library will host a Video Game Free Play event with One Up Games on Saturday, March 25 from 1-4 p.m. at the library. Teens may register at huds.pl/events. Librarian Jillian Bennett announces that One Up Games will also return this summer. The program is supported in part by a grant from Hudson Cultural Council, which is supported by Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 

Baseball show

Songs and stories of his “Red Sox beat” will be presented by longtime sports scribe Howie Newman at the meeting of the Hudson Historical Society Tuesday evening, March 28 at 7 p.m. at First Federated Church Hall, 200 Central St. 

Newman will present a unique, interactive program, including baseball songs and trivia from when he was a sportswriter. He covered baseball for Patriot Ledger, Lowell Sun, Boston Globe, Lynn Item and several other area newspapers. The public is invited to join Society members and friends. Refreshments will be served. 

Library programs

Nancy DelVecchio, circulation librarian at Hudson Public Library invites the public to  two interesting programs: Legendary sports photographer Steve Babineau discusses his new book “Behind the Lens” Monday, April 3 6-8 p.m. He will also share some of his sports photographs from the last 50 years. On Saturday, April 8 10-11:30 a.m. Therapy Gardens will present the workshop: “Create an Aromatic Herb Garden.”  Each participant receives a personal herb pot. Register at huds.pl/herbs23.


March 25 – Angie Richards, Eric Hollick, Matt and Rebecca Burke
March 26 – Kathy Johnson, Marianne Davis, Michelle Dussealt, Kristen Bowen Curtin and Elaine Wood
March 27 – Margaret MacPherson, Hannah Miele, Tom Collins, Wanda Donaldson and Cole Wilgus
March 28 – Kelly Ripley, Shawn Searles, Christine Mueller, Kristy Stanchewski, Terry Monteiro and Samantha Sawyer
March 29 – Matthew Frias, Chickie Barry, Ellen Fitzpatrick and P.J. Chartrand
March 30 – Paul Blazar, Michael Santos, Tina Cadden, Ellen Trapp, Steve Madden and Michelle Duplisea
March 31 – Leo Fahey, Maryann Geary, Michael Davis, Carolyn Morand and her sister, Ginny Colaianni
April 1 – Cassy Moran, Frank Rubino, Meg Morgan, Tom Garrity, Tony Camarato and Michael Naughton
April 2 – Sally Wilkinson, Leia Owen, Nathan Murphy, Debbie Costabile, Becky Mangus, Joshua Aponte and Igor Borba
April 3 – Brian Costabile and Ben Palatino
April 4 – Rick Monstur, Kevin Ferruccio and Robbie Bowen
April 5 – Mike Chamberlain and Michael Sugarman
April 6 – Chuck Appell, Tony Frias, Bill Nierintz, Nick Maglione, Judy Mitchell and Reese O’Connor
April 7 – Timothy Gay, Jennifer Roach and Jim Long 


March 26 – to my brother Joe MacPherson and his wife, Margaret
March 27 – Mark and Denise Reid, Ron and Kiana Tedstone
April 5 – Rich and Deborah Milewski
April 6 – Michael and Deirdre Millman, Tony and Sue Coito. 

BACK IN 1971

Application for a marriage license was made by Albert J. Yesue and Margaret Scesny of  Stow. Selectmen voted unanimously to renew the pinball machine license of Edward Borowski, South Street. Mrs. Edna Wilson retired after being head of  the Hudson High school lunch  program for 15 years. 

Three-room apt. advertised: adults only, baby accepted, all utilities, $120 month. Alfred  Cardoza was elected president of Hudson Rotary Club succeeding Raymond Guerard. Tighe Funeral Home was sold to Tom Hamilton of Hudson and John Matarese of  Framingham by Harold Tighe, who had owned the business for about 30 years. 

Mickey McNally’s Orchestra provided music at the Hudson Democratic Town Committee at Riverside Gun Club. 

Send items for “Hudson Happ’nings” to 18 Cottage St., Hudson MA 01749 or email [email protected].

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