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Hopkinton Chamber volunteers at MetroWest YMCA

Hopkinton Chamber volunteers at MetroWest YMCA

Cool rainy weather changed work plans but didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce members who volunteered at the MetroWest YMCA Family Outdoor Center Oct. 12. “The team of local business leaders installed a new team-building initiative on the Y’s...

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Board of Appeals grants extended hours to sawmill

Old Toll House site to be preserved

While efforts to save the Toll House, the 1½-story cape house at 123 Main St. in Hopkinton that played a major role in the old Central Turnpike were not successful, Wayne Mezitt of Nurseries has now made it possible for the site where it was located to be preserved....

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Quilters mix old-fashioned artistry, personal stories

Quilters mix old-fashioned artistry, personal stories

From across the room, Karen Swiech’s six-by-six-foot quilt shows the black-and-white image of a happy couple – her parents - on their wedding day six decades earlier. But look closer, and you’ll see more than 5,000 faded photos depicting her family’s history in the 60...

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Selectmen vote against Greyhound Friends

Selectmen vote against Greyhound Friends

At a Sept. 11 public hearing, the Board of Selectmen voted 5-0 to recommend against the town issuing a kennel license to Greyhound Friends, Inc. The application for the kennel license followed legal and regulatory battles the shelter has faced since the Massachusetts...

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Family Day is fun for all

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 committee member Dale Danahy, the committee...

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

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 not more, admiration for his saviors at the nonprofit, no-kill shelter Baypath Humane Society of...

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Rep. Dykema hosts annual senior picnic

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 event was moved indoors due to the high temperatures forecast for...

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Higher recycling costs to impact area towns

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 in Hopkinton have been attempting to adapt to the new...

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Marathon Quilters Guild plans quilt shows at HCA

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 Arts, 98 Hayden Rowe St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will include an...

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Jail diversion: New tool for Hopkinton police

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 jail inmates with untreated behavioral...

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Dell EMC gives back to Hopkinton

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 an initial distribution of computers to the schools...

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