Bill's Pizzeria

Businesses get creative as part of reopening plan

Phase 2 in Gov. Charlie Baker’s four-phased approach to reopening state businesses began June 8, allowing for Hopkinton restaurants, retail stores and other businesses to resume limited operations. Hopkinton Card & Gift Manager Val Bavosi...
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...
Hopkins parade

Hopkinton Today: Wednesday, June 17

Good morning, Hopkinton! Welcome to the daily update we call Hopkinton Today — a quick recap of yesterday’s news, highlights of what’s on tap, and a video or two to brighten your morning. We have...
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...
Amy Ritterbusch

Controversy surrounds Select Board race following accusation of online ‘attacks’

The fallout from Monday night’s Select Board candidates debate continued Tuesday, as John Coutinho questioned why Amy Ritterbusch hasn’t done more to stop what he called “vicious attacks” online, and Ritterbusch denied being aware...
Town of Hopkinton logo/seal

Seaboard Solar continues to adjust plans for array

Seaboard Solar is moving forward with a plan to build a 28-acre solar array in the woods off 71 Frankland Road, although some abutters are holding out hope they can stop the project. The company...
Dignity Matters volunteers

Dignity Matters addresses period poverty

In 2016, Kate Sanetra-Butler had a chance encounter with a woman that would ultimately result in helping thousands of impoverished girls and women with a problem not too many are comfortable talking about —...
Welcome to Hopkinton sign

Hopkinton Today: Tuesday, June 16

Good morning, Hopkinton! Welcome to the daily update we call Hopkinton Today — a quick recap of yesterday’s news, highlights of what’s on tap, and a video or two to brighten your morning. Last night's...
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...

Chief hopes to keep town’s support for police

Hopkinton Police Chief Joseph Bennett says he hopes the community will continue to show support for him and his officers following the “disgusting and appalling” death of George Floyd while in police custody in...