Independent Thoughts: Anderson Field project hits fundraising goal

Anderson Field project hits fundraising goal Congratulations to organizers of the Lauren Anderson Field Restoration Project, who announced in early October that they had already hit their fundraising goal. The project has raised more than...

MassDOT discusses ideas for safer I-495/I-90 interchange

The interchange connecting I-495 and I-90, an area known for daily backups and weekly crashes, will see a redesign to meet current traffic and safety demands. The project is being funded and directed by the...

Local veterans to be honored on Patriots’ Day at start line

At the start of the 123rd Boston Marathon on Patriots’ Day, the Hopkinton Marathon Committee will honor three local veterans: Russell Phipps Sr., Betty Branagan and Frank Torento. “On Patriots’ Day 2019, the Hopkinton Marathon...
Photo contest winner 12-9-20

Photo contest winner, Dec. 9 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...
Allison Ruggeri with therapy dogs Rocki (left) and Raisin

Therapy dogs a comforting sight in trying times

Smiles flicker across faces and moods brighten when Raisin, a 10-year-old Australian shepherd, visits patients in hospitals and health care facilities. Although the Therapy Dogs International certified therapy dog is happy to greet everyone, Raisin...

Letter to the Editor: Hopkinton election well run

I’d like to congratulate those responsible for the recent election arrangements at the high school. The signage and layout were clear enough that a total doofus couldn’t get lost, even if he didn’t know...

Local runners express satisfaction with finishing Boston Marathon

Selectman Brian Herr completed his 30th and final Boston Marathon, with his wife and children joining him for the last few miles — “A nice surprise,” Herr said. Herr, who defied doctors and battled his...

Greyhound Friends set to open, but on short leash

Town allows Greyhound Friends to move forward Greyhound Friends is out of the proverbial doghouse, but the town’s Select Board made it clear that the organization is on a short leash as it returns to...
John Gelcich

Town Hall Q&A: John Gelcich

Anyone who has watched a Planning Board or Zoning Advisory Committee meeting likely is familiar with John Gelcich, who has been Hopkinton’s principal planner since April of 2019. During those meetings Gelcich is the...

McCann’s virtual Boston Marathon debut long in works

Kayla McCann has been thinking about running the Boston Marathon ever since her family moved to Hopkinton and she started seeing the seminal racing event depart from her town each spring. With the COVID-19...
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