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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...
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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...

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...
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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...
Hopkinton Middle School

Middle school offers counseling after death of student

Hopkinton Middle School principal Alan Keller emailed the school community Tuesday to announce that grief counselors would be available Wednesday following the death of a middle school student. "It is with a very heavy heart...
Police at Town Common

Hopkinton named No. 2 safest city in America for 2020

Hopkinton was tabbed as the second safest city in America for 2020, according to the newly released 100 Safest Cities in America rankings by the national security analysis website SafeWise. Last year Hopkinton held the...
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Hopkinton’s first COVID-19 death is man in 90s

Hopkinton had its first fatality from COVID-19 when a man in his 90s passed away earlier this month. The death was reported by the town on its Friday COVID-19 udpate. According to Health Department director...