Timlin race

Timlin race to be virtual again in ’21

Organizers of the Sharon Timlin Memorial Event, normally held outside Hopkinton High School, are planning for a virtual event again this June due to the ongoing pandemic. While last year the event committee had to...
Sundar Sivaraman

Independent Thoughts: Tennis an extreme sport for Hopkinton’s Sivaraman

Anyone who regularly watches the Hopkinton Planning Board meetings knows that board member Sundar Sivaraman plays a lot of tennis. It often comes up when the group plans a site walk for a Saturday...
Barbara Carroll

Business Profile: Hopkinton’s dog whisperer, Carroll earns trust for pet care

Experience matters when it comes to the care of pets, and Barbara Carroll of Dog Hikes & Cat Care is an expert. Having grown up around animals of all kinds, Carroll has an innate...
Senior Center

Senior Snippets, Feb. 24 edition

The Hopkinton Senior Center staff continues to be available to seniors and residents during this pandemic. Call 508-497-9730 if in need of assistance, with questions or just to say hi. For a more extensive...
Hiller's Cleaners

Business Profile: Hiller’s Cleaners committed to staying open

George Vrahliotis, owner of Hiller’s Cleaners and a second-generation dry cleaner with more than 30 years experience in the fabric care industry, is fighting to keep his business intact. “The dry-cleaning industry as a whole...
Hopkinton Public Library sign

Library Corner, Feb. 24 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. New Walk-In Hours As of Feb....
State Park kayaks

Photo contest winner, Feb. 24 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...
Women's Club Valentine's Care Bags 2-21

Women’s Club donates Valentine’s care bags

The Hopkinton Women’s Club continued its annual Valentine’s Day tradition of assembling care bags to be donated to a local charity. This year the bags, filled with hygiene items, were donated to Compassion New...
LaFreniere family

Independent Thoughts: Rare disease, pandemic can’t keep 3-year-old down

In retrospect, Hopkinton residents Jamas and Margot LaFreniere say, they are among the lucky ones — despite the fact that their 3-year-old daughter has an extremely rare and life-threatening genetic disease. They were able to...
Project Just Because logo

Project Just Because hosts free food distribution day Saturday

Project Just Because is hosting a free food distribution day this Saturday (Feb. 13) at its Hopkinton facility for all Massachusetts residents in need. Anyone needing assistance or aware of someone who needs help with...
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