Boston Marathon details COVID policy

The Boston Athletic Association announced last week that entrants in the 125th Boston Marathon will need to provide proof of vaccination or produce a negative COVID-19 test in order to participate in the Oct....
Precinct proposal map

Census shows town needs to add voting precinct

Hopkinton’s population has increased over the past 10 years, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data. And with that may come growing pains, including the creation of a new voting precinct. Town Clerk Connor Degan...
Main Street construction

Main Street project moves toward undergrounding phase

The town announced Friday that drainage work for the Main Street Corridor Project was nearing completion and preparation is underway for the next phase, which includes work related to the undergrounding of utilities. The undergrounding...
Fruit St Bridge Detour

Fruit Street bridge to be closed for 1 year for reconstruction

As part of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's I-90/I-495 Interchange Improvement Project, the Fruit Street bridge over the CSX railroad tracks will be closed from the end of September through September of next year. MassDOT...
Chamberlain work

Conservation Commission roundup: Chamberlain-Whalen hearing continued; Leonard Street ordered to have more inspections

The Conservation Commission on Tuesday night approved a request for reconsideration for the final lot of the Chamberlain Street-Whelan Road project and continued the hearing until Oct. 19. The proposal to build a house Lot...
Eversource LNG facility

Planning Board: Stormwater conditions a growing concern; Eversource granted permits for LNG project

The Planning Board on Monday night granted two permits for Eversource’s facility improvement project at the liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility at 52 Wilson St. after a two-hour discussion that encompassed a growing concern...
Hurricane Henri map

Severe weather expected Sunday as hurricane heads toward region

UPDATE, Sunday, 7 p.m.: The storm has shifted west, sparing Hopkinton from the worst weather. The National Weather Service indicated that there remains the possibility for heavy rain as Henri moves across Southern New...
Glen Road tree down

Residents asked to take shelter during tornado warning Thursday morning

The Hopkinton Fire Department tweeted a request at 10:40 a.m. for residents to take shelter for the following 20 minutes due to potentially severe weather approaching. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for...
Welcome to Hopkinton sign

Census: Hopkinton up to 18,758 residents

The results of the 2020 census were released Thursday, and it shows Hopkinton with a population of 18,758. That's a substantial rise from the 2010 total of 14,925, and ranks as the sixth-biggest jump...
Cumberland Farms

Town seeks remedy to accident-prone location on West Main Street

At the Aug. 3 Select Board meeting, the board addressed an issue raised by a resident regarding a traffic issue at Cumberland Farms on West Main Street, where a number accidents — including some...