John Coutinho

Coutinho, citing ‘hostile environment’ online, pulls out of Select Board debate

Monday's HCAM Select Board debate was a short one, as incumbent John Coutinho announced in his opening remarks that he would not participate due to individuals in the community creating "a hostile environment" that...
Bill's Pizzeria

Select Board approves expanded outdoor seating for 5 local restaurants

At a special Select Board meeting on Thursday afternoon, the members unanimously approved plans by five local restaurants to expand outdoor seating in order to serve more customers while maintaining social distancing. Applications for “temporary...

Town Election results: Ritterbusch wins Select Board seat

Amy Ritterbusch defeated John Coutinho to earn a spot on the Select Board in voting held Monday at Hopkinton Middle School. According to results — which won't be confirmed as official until later in...
Legacy Farms Paving 6-5-20 (21)

Photos: Legacy Farms Road North gets paved

A crew was out Friday paving Legacy Farms Road North, which is significant because it was part of the requirement before the road could be accepted by the town as a public way. That...
Sanitization station at Farmers Market

Chief Bennett: Pandemic breeding ‘tension’ in town

As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into mid-June, Hopkinton Police Chief Joseph Bennett said the town is on edge and his officers are seeing residents getting angry and frustrated with one another after weeks of...
Amy Ritterbusch

Ritterbusch on Select Board race: Coutinho’s accusations distract from ‘real personal attacks’ on residents

During HCAM's Hopkinton Hangout Hour candidate interviews on Wednesday, Select Board vice chair John Coutinho revived his criticism of Amy Ritterbusch and her supporters for what he said were offensive social media posts. On Thursday...

Hopkinton administrators address racist comments by students on social media

The following email was sent to the schools community on Tuesday. Dear Hopkinton Families, Recently, the High School and Middle School Administrations received information from members of the school community alleging that a few students, ranging...
Black Lives Matter protest 6-7-20

Second Black Lives Matter protest draws 400 to Town Common

Ilana Casady rose from a moment of silence with a tear-stained face mask. Her emotions were raw. It’s those kinds of feelings that led residents like Casady to gather on the Town Common Sunday for...
John Coutinho 6-24-20

Coutinho on Select Board race: ‘Hopkinton’s had enough’ of social media vitriol

The Select Board candidates took their cases to HCAM viewers on Wednesday via the Hopkinton Hangout Hour taped half-hour segments, and incumbent John Coutinho elaborated on his frustration with comments on social media he...
Roy MacDowell

Select Board meeting roundup: Legacy Farms HCA amendment passes

During its Zoom meeting Tuesday night, the Hopkinton Select Board approved a renegotiated host community agreement with Legacy Farms developer Roy MacDowell, which will provide an immediate boost to the School Department’s stabilization fund. Town...