Tim Kilduff

Kilduff reflects after alumni award

Tim Kilduff had been living in Hopkinton for several years when he attended a meeting of the first Boston Marathon committee ever formed in the town in 1979. Preparations were being made for the...
Torsten Grabbert

Independent Thoughts: Grabbert makes fitness fun with energetic classes at HCA

Torsten Grabbert started his professional life as an electrical engineer in his home country of Germany. It didn’t take long before he decided he didn’t have the passion for that career. At age 23...
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Video project seeks to welcome back marathoners with love

For the second straight year, Patriots’ Day will pass without throngs of runners lining up at the start line in Hopkinton and beginning the iconic 26.2 mile trek to Copley Square.But the Boston Marathon...
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Mental Health Collaborative reaches Hopkinton students

It’s been more than a year that the country has been dealing with the effects of COVID-19. Consequently, it should come as no surprise that the pandemic has taken a toll on so many...
Jessica Beattie

Independent Thoughts: Award-winning educator Beattie driven to help struggling students

A big emphasis has been placed on social emotional learning lately, with schools realizing the importance of developing more well-rounded children and addressing mental health concerns as early as possible.Hopkinton’s Jessica Beattie has been...
John Neas

Town Hall Q&A: Principal assessor John Neas

John Neas became Hopkinton’s principal assessor in 2015, after serving in a similar role in Norfolk. A native of Framingham and an alumnus of Boston College, Neas resides in Franklin, where he previously served...
The Spoon

Independent Thoughts: Town rallies around local restaurants

Perhaps no businesses have faced a bigger challenge during the pandemic than restaurants.Now, with restrictions loosening, restaurants are hoping to bounce back. And the community is doing its part to help.The Hopkinton Chamber of...
Sewa Food Drive

Inspired by mother, local teen organizes food drive

A high school student directed his first large-scale food drive this year in Hopkinton, and his group roughly doubled the amount of food collected for local families in need compared to last year.Shubhanjay Khanal,...
John Foster

Wood if he could: Local furniture builder takes on challenging projects

John Foster had been taking things apart and putting them back together ever since he was a little boy, but it wasn’t until he stepped inside a woodworking shop at Boston University’s Program in...
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Baypath prepares for another virtual Fur Ball

A German shepherd suffering from chemical burns doesn’t know that much of the country has been shuttered for a year.A cat in labor needing an emergency C-section because of a blockage doesn’t recognize that...