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...
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...
Dunkin' robbert 12-26-20

Police: Investigation continues in robbery of Dunkin’ on West Main Street

Hopkinton police continue to seek more information about Saturday night’s incident at the Dunkin’ on West Main Street, and a spokesman said they have not been able to identify the individual who is alleged...

Hopkinton home invasion fugitive arrested in Rhode Island

The Hopkinton Police Department sent out the following press release Thursday evening: On April 5, 2020, at approximately 9 p.m. the Hopkinton Police Department was contacted by the Burrillville Police Department in Rhode Island, in...
Dunkin' robbert 12-26-20

Police seek suspect in robbery of Dunkin’ on West Main Street

The Hopkinton Police Department announced that there was an unarmed robbery of the Dunkin' at 78 West Main St. on Saturday night. The police received a 911 call at 9:15 p.m. and sent uniformed patrols,...
Shaun McAuliffe 10-20-20

Health director: Town sees ‘significant increase’ in COVID cases

Town health director Shaun McAuliffe, in his COVID-19 update to the Select Board on Tuesday, warned that there has been a “significant increase in the number of cases in town over the last two...
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...
Golden Pond assisted living facility

Golden Pond has first COVID-19 fatalities; town health director laments state bureaucracy

The town has seen the first COVID-19 deaths from Golden Pond assisted living facility, where 37 residents had tested positive earlier this month. According to Shaun McAuliffe, the town’s Health Department director, four Golden Pond...