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Hopkinton teen makes mark with Dee’s Tees

Hopkinton teen makes mark with Dee’s Tees

A Hopkinton High School student’s compassion and his mother’s hobby have combined into an effort to spread messages of inclusivity through a home T-shirt business. Jen Halliday said her 14-year-old son, Dimitri, better known as Dee, began creating shirts with unique...

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Independent Thoughts: Devoted dogs seek new home

Independent Thoughts: Devoted dogs seek new home

During the peak of the pandemic, it was easy for shelters such as Hopkinton’s Baypath Humane Society to get dogs and cats adopted. Many people were stuck at home and had more time on their hands, so they looked for companionship from pets. It’s more difficult now,...

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Independent Thoughts: Pastor Bob leaves legacy at FCCH

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 2019 before he returned to the podium. He said that when he...

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Gu named National Student Poet

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 Poet, the nation’s highest honor for youth poets presenting original work. He...

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Local middle schooler dances into record book

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 would go on Zoom again and dance until 11. She repeated this...

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Scouts of Hopkinton plan for adventure-filled year

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 to be one of the longest continuously chartered troops in the country. But enrollment in...

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Oram ‘full STEAM ahead’ for first marathon

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 running my first full marathon and also support the talented...

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Woodman overcomes health challenges to run Boston

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, vomiting, bleeding, pain and a substantially compromised...

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Impellizeri runs so Garden Club can blossom

Impellizeri runs so Garden Club can blossom

Before Johanna Impellizeri runs the Boston Marathon, she will continue to run a $5,000 fundraiser for the Hopkinton Garden Club, a group whose work will not be as visible during this year’s race. The area around the Boston Marathon starting line is part of the Main...

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Marathon pioneer Gibb immortalized in bronze

Marathon pioneer Gibb immortalized in bronze

When children are young, they tend to gravitate toward joyful activities like art and running, Bobbi Gibb has observed. Now 78, Gibb says, “I just never stopped doing those things.” “I have always loved to run,” she said. “And I kept on running, even when other people...

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