Carbone's

Carbone’s Restaurant to close after 87 years, property for sale

Peter Carbone, owner of Carbone’s Italian American Restaurant, said Tuesday he has been “inundated” with calls from potential buyers since he announced that the iconic Hopkinton restaurant would be closing this fall after 87...
Grasshopper solar site

Wilson Street solar project ordered to pause after tribal officials claim disregard for Indigenous...

Two cease and desist orders were filed last week against Grasshopper Energy to stop construction of a 2.4-megawatt solar farm between Wilson Street and Cedar Street after allegations were made by the Narragansett Indian...
Jerry Lazzaro

Frustrated but thankful, longtime gas station owner Lazzaro calls it quits

By Thomas J. Lyons Jr. After 38 years of operating the most prominent gasoline station and automotive repair shop in Hopkinton, Jerry Lazzaro is throwing in the towel. His story is the tale of a...
The Trails at Legacy Farms water issue

ConCom chastises housing development projects for not following guidelines, causing water issues

The Conservation Commission at its Tuesday meeting rebuked two projects for allowing violations that caused flooding and instability on their sites. A cease and desist order was filed against The Trails, Hopkinton, a 55-and-over housing...
Anthony Rotunno

Lykan Bioscience sets about ‘transforming future’ from Hopkinton

Lykan Bioscience is breaking new ground, and that ground is in Hopkinton. This month the start-up — whose slogan is “Transforming the future together” — will debut what it calls a “first of its kind,...
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Developer introduces Springwood-area subdivision proposals but acknowledges plans actually are for solar

The Planning Board on Monday considered two preliminary subdivision proposals that brought concerns from both the board and the public as a “bait and switch” to preserve the zoning for a potential solar array...
Restaurant Week

Businesses band together for Restaurant Week May 14-23

With COVID restrictions starting to loosen, the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Restaurant Week, which runs May 14-23, comes at the right time for local dining establishments. “It’s special that the chamber is doing some...
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Hopkinton restaurant status update

With restaurants closed for dine-in service due to the coronavirus outbreak and ensuing restrictions on gatherings, many establishments have switched to takeout and/or delivery only while some have closed altogether. Below is a table listing...
Mark Shahood

Business Profile: Shahood & Sons, family-owned for 3 generations

The Shahood family knows the plumbing industry. Shahood & Sons, Inc. was founded in 1949 by Thomas Shahood and successfully run for 30 years by his son, Mark. In 2011 Mark S. Shahood Jr.,...
Deer Run Trail

Select Board hesitant to play hardball with solar developer

A resident’s push for the town to take aggressive measures to prevent a solar development on forested land off Frankland Road was not well received by the Select Board at Tuesday night’s meeting. Ann Karnofsky,...