Police at Town Common 8-15-20

Motorcyclist disrupts India celebration at Town Common

Update, Aug. 17: The motorcyclist issued a statement apologizing for his actions, and the apology was accepted by the event organizer. During Saturday morning's India Independence Day celebration on the Town Common, a man rode...
Becky Abate

Hopkinton Teachers Association issues statement questioning safety of returning to school

Editor's note: During Thursday's School Committee meeting, the following letter from Hopkinton Teachers Association president Becky Abate regarding school reopening plans was read. Editor's notes/explanations are in brackets . To the members of the Hopkinton...
Sheila Zarba-Campbell and Meena Kaushik

India Day organizer welcomes apology: ‘It takes courage to admit one’s mistake’

After reading Sunday’s apology from Rich Yurewicz, the Hopkinton motorcyclist who disrupted the India Independence Day celebration at the Town Common on Saturday morning, South Asian Circle of Hopkinton board member Meena Kaushik said...
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...
Rich Yurewicz letter

Motorcyclist apologizes for India Day disruption: ‘My actions were wrong’

Editor's note: Below is a signed statement the Independent received Sunday afternoon from Rich Yurewicz apologizing for his actions Saturday morning, when he disrupted an India Independence Day celebration in Hopkinton. Dear members of the...
School Committee

Teachers ‘disappointed’ with district but ‘will be in classrooms on Wednesday’

The question of whether to livestream some live classes is holding up an agreement between the Hopkinton Teachers Association and the school district for the upcoming school year, superintendent Carol Cavanaugh told the School...
Hopkinton Middle School

Hopkinton teachers union continues talks with district, denies recommending remote learning

While the Hopkinton Public Schools district has been working on a plan for the 2020-21 school year, it has simultaneously been negotiating with the Hopkinton Teachers Association, the union that represents teachers in the...
Marathon School

School Committee: District supports teachers in reopening

Editor's note: Hopkinton School Committee chair Amanda Fargiano issued the following statement regarding negotiations with the Hopkinton Teachers Association. With the return of Hopkinton teachers scheduled in just 10 days, the district and the Hopkinton...
Greg Galeazzi homecoming

Hopkinton welcomes disabled Army veteran into specially built home

Greg Galeazzi, who lost both of his legs while serving as an Army captain in Afghanistan, moved into his custom-built home in Hopkinton on Thursday, welcomed by the Hopkinton Police and Fire Departments. Galeazzi’s house...
HMS outdoor courts

Basketball courts outside middle school closed indefinitely

Following a meeting Wednesday that included the Hopkinton Health Department, the Hopkinton Public Schools Buildings and Grounds Department, Parks & Recreation and the town's Emergency Management Group, the basketball courts outside Hopkinton Middle School...