Paul Ostrander

Restaurant Week raffle winners announced

The Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the $50 gift certificates to local restaurants as part of the raffle that was held following last month's Restaurant Week. Winners will be contacted by...
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PolyArts, now under HCC umbrella, sets annual festival for Sept. 18

After taking off last year due to the pandemic, the Hopkinton PolyArts festival will return to the Town Common on Sept. 18. Established in 1974 as a festival that featured regional artisans, crafters and local...
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...
Photo contest winner

Photo contest winner, June 16 edition

The Hopkinton Independent presents “A Slice of Hopkinton” photo contest, sponsored by Bill’s Pizzeria. Readers are encouraged to submit photos of people, places or things in Hopkinton. The Independent staff will select one winner...
Moe Coelho Porcelain

Moe Coelho Porcelain capitalizes on countertop trend

Moe Coelho Porcelain believes in a future for countertops, fireplaces, vanities and other centerpieces beyond granite, quartz and marble fabrications. “The new trend, it is porcelain,” owner Moe Coelho said in a recent interview with...
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Hopkinton Public Library Foundation donation sponsors ‘library of things’

To celebrate its 10th anniversary of support to the local library, the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation (HPLF) is donating $10,000 to expand library borrowing capabilities by launching a “library of things” scheduled to open...
Hopkinton Senior Center

Senior Snippets, June 16 edition

Welcome back to the Hopkinton Senior Center. Hours of operation are Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The center is slowly bringing back in-house programs. Anyone with...
Veterans Breakfast

Photos: Veterans Breakfast

The monthly Veterans Breakfast returned to its normal location inside the Senior Center on Friday for the first time since the pandemic started.
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