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Mental Health Collaborative reaches Hopkinton students

It’s been more than a year that the country has been dealing with the effects of COVID-19. Consequently, it should come as no surprise that the pandemic has taken a toll on so many...
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Independent Thoughts: Award-winning educator Beattie driven to help struggling students

A big emphasis has been placed on social emotional learning lately, with schools realizing the importance of developing more well-rounded children and addressing mental health concerns as early as possible.Hopkinton’s Jessica Beattie has been...
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Business Profile: Fitzgerald Real Estate brings fresh approach to Hopkinton

Last November, John Fitzgerald launched his own real estate company, serving as broker and owner. His is the newest company in town. Personable and knowledgeable in the industry, Fitzgerald helps individuals and families throughout...
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Business Profile: EARTH Ltd. hosts Wild Adventure Programming at Southwick’s Zoo

Youngsters ages 5-16 will be fascinated with the EARTH Ltd. Wild Adventure Summer Programming at Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon, and registration is open now.“It’s so important for kids to be outside, connect with nature...
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Senior Snippets, April 7 edition

The Hopkinton Senior Center remains closed to the public, but the staff remains available to assist residents. Call (508) 497-9730 if in need of assistance, with questions or just to say hi. For a...
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Town Hall Q&A: Principal assessor John Neas

John Neas became Hopkinton’s principal assessor in 2015, after serving in a similar role in Norfolk. A native of Framingham and an alumnus of Boston College, Neas resides in Franklin, where he previously served...
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Library Corner, April 7 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.Seasonal Cooking Workshop — Celebrate...
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Photo contest winner, April 7 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...

Business Profile: Learning is values-based in summer program at Touchstone Community School

Touchstone Community School, serving children from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, offers an exciting summer camp that reflects the Grafton school’s progressive, playful and joyful approach to learning.“Summer at Touchstone is led by our own...
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Independent Thoughts: Town rallies around local restaurants

Perhaps no businesses have faced a bigger challenge during the pandemic than restaurants.Now, with restrictions loosening, restaurants are hoping to bounce back. And the community is doing its part to help.The Hopkinton Chamber of...
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