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Jerry Spar

Girard resigns as HHS football coach

Girard resigns as HHS football coach

Jim Girard, who guided the Hopkinton High School football team to the Division 4 state semifinals in 2017, has stepped down after nine years at the helm of the Hillers and an overall record of 64-36. “It was simply the right time,” he explained. The Hillers went 6-4...

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Live4Evan Red Tie Affair March 2

Live4Evan Red Tie Affair March 2

Supporters of a local charity will be seeing red on Saturday, March 2, as the second annual Live4Evan Red Tie Affair is held at Lake Pearl in Wrentham. Last year’s event, which drew 200-plus people, raised about $30,000. That amount helped lease a one-bedroom...

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Independent Thoughts: Flannery set to make clean break

Independent Thoughts: Flannery set to make clean break

It’s difficult to imagine Hopkins School without Ed Flannery roaming the halls, but the elementary school will be without its affable longtime custodian starting next month, as Flannery heads into retirement. “Eddie has been the backbone of Hopkins School since the...

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Independent Thoughts: Let there be lights

Independent Thoughts: Let there be lights

Legacy Farms developer Roy MacDowell has seen the light — literally. MacDowell announced to the Planning Board on Jan. 28 that he would provide for a traffic light at the intersection of East Main Street and Legacy Farm Road. A Legacy Farms engineer had indicated that...

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Photos: Parks & Rec outdoor ice rink

Photos: Parks & Rec outdoor ice rink

  Ice to see you The Parks and Recreation outdoor rink in front of Hopkinton Middle School opened to the public on Jan. 13, and among the first skaters to hit the ice were 4-year-old Olivia (left) and 3-year-old Miles. PHOTO/JERRY SPAR   Steady as she goes...

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Independent Thoughts: Scouts honored to welcome girls

Independent Thoughts: Scouts honored to welcome girls

When the Boy Scouts of America announced last year that the organization would start welcoming girls into its ranks for the first time in its 100-plus years of existence, it garnered a lot of attention. It was welcome news to Kim Brennan, a mother of two teenage Boy...

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Independent Thoughts: A new year, a new Independent

Independent Thoughts: A new year, a new Independent

There are a lot of stories to share in this town, and I’m sure most of them are more interesting than mine. So, I’ll make this introduction quick. I’m the new editor of this newspaper, and I look forward to continuing the tradition started by former publisher and...

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