Fall foliage

Photos: Fall foliage around town

Courtesy of photographer Amit Jagdale, here is a variety of photos displaying fall's vibrant colors around town.
Bob Cloutier

Independent Thoughts: Pastor Bob leaves legacy at FCCH

Bob Cloutier — known for decades at Faith Community Church of Hopkinton as Pastor Bob — gave his final sermon in October 2019 and talked about heaven. Cloutier had received treatment for prostate cancer in...
Kevin Gu

Gu named National Student Poet

Hopkinton High School senior Kevin Gu’s way with words has taken him all the way to the national stage. Gu is one of only five high school poets to earn the designation of National Student...
Loon tagging

Locals help research team revive loon population in Lake Whitehall

The team took to Lake Whitehall at night, sending a spotlight and a bird call across the water. “We’re essentially mimicking an intruding loon,” said wildlife research biologist Lucas Savoy. Savoy is the project manager of...
Harini Jeyaraman

Local middle schooler dances into record book

During the summer, Harini Jeyaraman would wake up a few minutes before 6:30, brush her teeth, join a Zoom teleconference, and dance until 8. Afterward, she would eat breakfast. Most nights, at 9:30, she...
Marathon runners

Photos: Boston Marathon start area

Monday's 125th running of the Boston Marathon had a different feel to it, with the annual race taking place in October instead of April for the first time. As usual, Hopkinton rose to the...

Scouts of Hopkinton plan for adventure-filled year

World War I, the 1918 flu pandemic, the Great Depression, World War II — the Boy Scouts of America have been in Hopkinton through it all. Formed in 1916, Hopkinton Troop 1 is said...
Marla Oram

Oram ‘full STEAM ahead’ for first marathon

Marla Oram is paying it forward by running the 125th Boston Marathon on behalf of the the Hopkinton High School Business Professionals of America Club and the district’s robotics team. “I am thrilled to be...
Isabelle Giordano

Former Hillers track star Giordano bumps up to marathon

Isabelle Giordano is no stranger to running. As a student at Hopkinton High School, she earned all-state recognition in track and field and broke nine school records. She went on to a standout track...
Morgan Woodman

Woodman overcomes health challenges to run Boston

Morgan Woodman has had to endure more challenges than the typical avid athlete. She has struggled with stomach issues since she was a sixth-grader in Hopkinton, and over the years has endured severe bloating,...