Family Day is fun for all

The second annual Family Day, held Sept. 15, included a woodsmen competition, dunk tank, balloon artists, face painting, Maggie the Clown on stilts, a photo booth, helium balloons and many games and attractions.According to...

Blooms, Brews and Barbeque benefits Jimmy Fund Walk

Weston Nurseries held its second annual Blooms, Brews and Barbeque event at its Garden Center Sept. 8. This has become an annual fundraiser for the Jimmy Fund Walk, which this year was held on...

Big-hearted ‘Big Lu’ looking for a forever home

It’s widely professed adage that dogs are man’s best friend. In the case of Big Lu, a male bully breed mix, possibly with some boxer in him, he may have just as much, if...

Vietnam remembrance held at Veterans Breakfast

Every month, on the first Friday, the local veterans meet for a free full breakfast at the Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew St. These meals are sponsored by organizations and individuals as way to...

Rep. Dykema hosts annual senior picnic

A total of 180 seniors attended State Rep. Carolyn Dykema’s annual Senior Picnic on Aug.  29 at the Faith Community Church. Originally planned to be held at the Hopkinton YMCA as is traditional, the...

Higher recycling costs to impact area towns

During the eight months since the Independent first reported on the local impact of China’s crackdown on recycled materials from the U.S., single stream materials recovery facilities such as E. L. Harvey & Sons...
Quilts on display

Marathon Quilters Guild plans quilt shows at HCA

Members of the Marathon Quilters Guild are putting together the final pieces for their ninth annual Quilt Show to be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16, at the Hopkinton Center for the...

Jail diversion: New tool for Hopkinton police

What happens when police respond to a call involving individuals in a mental health or substance-related crisis?It is an all-too-frequent and potentially tragic scenario that over many years has left a disproportionate number of...
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Dell EMC gives back to Hopkinton

Over the years, EMC has been an active participant in the Hopkinton community. In the beginning, founder Dick Egan shook hands with former Superintendent Bill Hosmer, saying, “Whatever you need, call me,” followed by...
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New access road planned for LNG site

Eversource Energy has submitted a Notice of Intent (NOI) to both the town Planning Board and Conservation Commission for construction of a Secondary Access Road Project at the existing Hopkinton Liquified Natural Gas (LNG)...
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