Wicked 5K 2019

HCA/ESL to host ‘Wicked’ fun Halloween events

With familiar Halloween traditions up in the air right now, the Hopkinton Center for the Arts and Enter Stage Left Theater are determined to provide some wicked fun for the community with a couple...
Wicked 5K 2019

Independent Thoughts: Health director hopeful about safe Halloween

Halloween has a few things going for it in terms of being a pandemic activity. Many trick-or-treaters already are wearing masks, and they’re outside. The primary concern is contact with residents giving out treats. So...

Police chief takes pride in town’s jail diversion program

This summer’s national protests that demanded changes in policing included a call for more people trained to handle mental health issues, individuals who would be better prepared than police to deal with those suffering...
Voting video

Girl Scout project focuses on young voter registration

By Megan Murchie For her Girl Scouts Gold Award project, Hopkinton’s Julianna Lucas sought to encourage her classmates to make their voices be heard. Lucas produced an educational video titled “The Importance of Youth Voting,” which...
Yard sign

Independent Thoughts: Residents frustrated with yard sign thefts, vandalism

We might be a society that is driven by social media, but an old-fashioned method of communication has seen a surge in popularity this year. Yard signs are all over town. There are signs celebrating...
Rita Doucette

Photos: Resident celebrates 100th birthday

Rita Doucette, a resident at Fairview Estates in Hopkinton, celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday with a party and a parade of classic cars — led by a police escort — through the center...
Wreath ceremony

Photos: Boston Marathon Wreath Ceremony in Hopkinton

A Boston Marathon Wreath Ceremony — adjusted due to the pandemic — was held Saturday in Hopkinton, with dignitaries paying visits to the Town Common and the Spirit of the Marathon statue at Weston...
Town Common protest

Hopkinton looks inward for social justice solutions

Norman Khumalo is no stranger to fighting for social justice. The Hopkinton town manager grew up in Bulawayo, a city in the Southern African nation of Zimbabwe, during the 1960s and ’70s, a time of...
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...
Anthony Rotunno

Lykan Bioscience sets about ‘transforming future’ from Hopkinton

Lykan Bioscience is breaking new ground, and that ground is in Hopkinton. This month the start-up — whose slogan is “Transforming the future together” — will debut what it calls a “first of its kind,...