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Local events planned to recognize MLK Day

The Hopkinton Youth Commission, which normally puts together a service-themed program at Hopkinton Middle School and throughout the community each Martin Luther King Day, has adjusted its schedule this year due to the COVID-19...
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Independent Thoughts: Local business owner grateful for assistance

Like many small business owners, Hopkinton’s Anna Gammal, a massage therapist and owner of Body n’ Beyond Massage Therapy & Wellness, had a rough 2020. But it ended on a very positive note when...
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Hopkinton Year in Review: 2020, you are muted!

The year 2020 started out innocently enough, with a mild January, but when it hit the terrible twos, it did so with ferocity. It was late in February when we first started hearing about the...
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Town Hall Q&A: John Gelcich

Anyone who has watched a Planning Board or Zoning Advisory Committee meeting likely is familiar with John Gelcich, who has been Hopkinton’s principal planner since April of 2019. During those meetings Gelcich is the...
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Independent Thoughts: Resident’s cancer battle inspires call for screening

When Diane Kelley learned she had breast cancer in 2018, she chose not to share the news outside her immediate circle. This fall, when it resurfaced, she elected to take a different approach. “The first...
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Resident chronicles historic Hopkinton event in new book

By Evanya Mathur Contributing Writer One day in 1919, Hopkinton High School teacher Ellen Duffey timidly waved her handkerchief at her boyfriend, who watched her from the town center. Little did she know, that gesture would...
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Waldman ready for new challenge after 15 years at HCA

After a decade-and-a-half building Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Kris Waldman will step down as the nonprofit’s co-director at the end of this year. “I am ready for a fresh challenge in my life,” Waldman...
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Freedom Team provides support, encouragement

The Hopkinton Freedom Team provides a safe place for those who have experienced abuse or violence based on characteristics like race, gender and sexual orientation, and seeks to educate the community on issues of...