Carbone's

Carbone’s Restaurant to close after 87 years, property for sale

Peter Carbone, owner of Carbone’s Italian American Restaurant, said Tuesday he has been “inundated” with calls from potential buyers since he announced that the iconic Hopkinton restaurant would be closing this fall after 87...
Annie and Charlotte Masters

Memory of Hopkinton twins inspires playground communication board

Annie and Charlotte Masters were twin sisters from Hopkinton who loved playing outdoors during their brief lives. Despite battling a neuromuscular disease and then epilepsy, the girls communicated their joy through their radiant smiles,...
Greg Galeazzi homecoming

Hopkinton welcomes disabled Army veteran into specially built home

Greg Galeazzi, who lost both of his legs while serving as an Army captain in Afghanistan, moved into his custom-built home in Hopkinton on Thursday, welcomed by the Hopkinton Police and Fire Departments. Galeazzi’s house...
Sheila Zarba-Campbell

When 9/11 hit home: Zarba-Campbell forged new life after losing husband

Sheila Zarba-Campbell was living a quiet life in Hopkinton on Sept. 11, 2001, the day al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked and flew two planes into the World Trade Center in New York, killing almost 3,000 people...
Shova Sharma

Hopkinton woman spearheads DIY mask project

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and it seemed like things were “falling apart,” Shova Sharma did not want to sit on the sidelines. The Hopkinton resident, joined by just a handful of others at...
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...
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As summer begins, new policies in place for Sandy Beach

Memorial Day unofficially kicks off the long-awaited summer season. In Hopkinton, it also marked the start of new policies in effect at Sandy Beach, where a residents-only sticker policy is being implemented. “Prior to last...
Pedroli family photo

Independent Thoughts: Pedroli turns grief into inspiration

After her husband passed away in a car accident in May 2016, Hopkinton resident Kristen Pedroli had to navigate some unfamiliar territory. Realizing she could use some help learning how to deal with the...
Workers put up cubicles at Boston Convention and Exposition Center

Hopkinton resident helps transform convention center into field hospital

Doing work at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center is nothing new for Hopkinton’s Bob Dobinski. The president of Corp-Events New England has aided in the construction of trade shows and other events for...
Michael Aghajanian

Business Profile: Newly renovated Central Tavern focuses on comfort, connection

Michael and Kristen Aghajanian bought the Central Tavern in Milford two months before the pandemic struck. The timing was “horrible,” Michael Aghajanian said, but it allowed the couple to completely renovate the space. After...
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