Electric Youth

Electric Youth, featuring pair of Hopkinton teens, to perform on Town Common this Sunday

When the teenage song-and-dance group Electric Youth hits the Town Common this Sunday at 5 p.m. as part of the Parks & Rec Concerts on the Common series, there will be a couple of...
Epilepsy book authors

Longtime friends produce children’s book about epilepsy awareness

Lifelong Hopkinton residents Emma Burke and Sadie Morgan, friends since childhood, both were impacted by the effects of epilepsy. They decided to team up last summer to respectively write and illustrate a children’s book...
Beachlex volunteers

Independent Thoughts: Beach day for local students consists of cleanup work

When members of the Hopkinton High School organization Beachlex head to the ocean this summer, it’s usually for something more than soaking up the sun or going for a swim. Members are making trips to...
Shifalika Tangutoori

Tangutoori really cooks in global baking contest

She only started baking a few years ago, but Shifalika Tangutoori admits she is a bit of a natural. She’s a scientist by trade, and the science of baking is something to which the Hopkinton...
Jeremy Szczepankiewicz

Independent Thoughts: Szczepankiewicz aims high, starts at Air Force Academy

As he began his junior year at Hopkinton High School in 2015, Jeremy Szczepankiewicz wasn’t sure what he wanted to do after graduation. He just knew he didn't want to follow the same path...
Center Trail

LaGoy blazes trails, seeks to preserve them

Peter LaGoy has enjoyed the use of trail systems much of his adult life. From his early days growing up in rural Connecticut to his present position as chair of Hopkinton’s Trails Coordination and...
Old Town Road

Old Town Road part of Hopkinton’s lost history

Lake Maspenock is well known for its glistening waters, bubbling springs, abundant wildlife and forested hills, but what many do not know is that the area also is a historian’s treasure trove. The Towns...
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...
Avery Toole

Local heart transplant recipient inspires children’s book

On Aug. 5, 2009, Avery Toole was lying in a hospital bed at Boston Children’s Hospital, battling a heart condition. That was an all too familiar location for the Hopkinton 5-year-old. The day after she was...
Greyhound Friends open house

Greyhound Friends looks to bounce back

Greyhound Friends, the nonprofit adoption shelter on Saddle Hill Road, held its annual open house June 5. The event included a remembrance ceremony, a silent auction, vendors, refreshments, music and visits with adoptable dogs. After...