Patrick Morrissey

Guitar builder cherishes career making music for others

Most people have jobs that give them an income; others have careers that provide satisfaction. And then there are the lucky few, like guitar craftsman Patrick Morrissey of Hopkinton, whose work is his passion. “It...
Baypath adoptable animal-Milo

Baypath Adoptable Animal of the Week: Milo

  Each week, the Independent highlights an animal available for adoption at Baypath Humane Society in Hopkinton. This week's adoptable animal is Milo, who is 6 months old. Here is Baypath's description of Milo: Meet Milo! This...
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Tales from a Townie: My career sounding the noon whistle

By William T. Hamilton Jr. In 1946, when I was 5 years old, my father, William Towne Hamilton Sr., worked as head of the Shipping Department at Seamans & Cobb, a thread mill on Hayden...
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Photo contest winner, Sept. 15 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...
Shahood & Sons employees

Business Profile: Shahood & Sons treats customers like family

Shahood & Sons does it all when it comes to plumbing, heating and cooling, but Mark S. Shahood Jr. is eager to talk about his employees and customers instead. His team is the “backbone...

Independent Thoughts: Community EMS program has healthy goals for town; Green Committee hosts Cleanup...

Elder residents — and anyone with an elder relative — should be well aware of how important it is to safeguard against falls. As the body becomes more fragile, falls can become much more serious,...
Senior Center

Senior Snippets, Sept. 15 edition

The Hopkinton Senior Center is open Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. For a more extensive listing of programs check Ourseniorcenter.com/find/Hopkinton-council-on-aging or hopkintonseniorcenter.com. Anyone with questions can...
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Library Corner, Sept. 15 edition

For more information on any of the following programs or other activities at the library, visit hopkintonlibrary.org. The library also can be found on Facebook, @hopkintonlibrary, and on Twitter, @HopkintonPLMA. Library Hours The library is open...
Marla Oram

Marathon spotlight: Marla Oram

Leading up to the Oct. 11 Boston Marathon, the Independent will profile local charity runners. This issue we highlight Marla Oram, who is running to raise funds for Hopkinton High School’s Business Professionals of...
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Photos: 9/11 Memorial Service at Town Common

The town hosted a 9/11 Memorial Service at the Town Common on Saturday. The even was organized by the Veterans Celebration Committee, American Legion Post 202 and Old Guard New England. Among those in attendance...
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