Boston Marathon live race canceled, virtual event planned

For the first time in its 124-year history, there will not be an in-person Boston Marathon. The Boston Athletic Association, deferring to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's decision to cancel mass participation events, announced Thursday...
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...
Baypath Humane Society building on Legacy Farms Road North

Baypath plans new animal shelter on Fruit Street

Select Board members unanimously agreed to the town manager’s suggestion to lease town land at 66 Fruit St. to the Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton, which plans to build a new facility at the...

Hopkinton Fire responds to fatal wrong-way crash on I-495

The Hopkinton Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle accident Saturday night on Interstate 495. Following is a press release from the Massachusetts State Police. Last evening at approximately 8:42 p.m., the State Police-Millbury Barracks...

Independent Thoughts: In challenging times, Hopkinton shows strength

Talking to people in authority in Hopkinton during this trying time, one quickly realizes how fortunate we are to live in a town that has its act together. Together being the key word. While...

Community Q&A: Betsy Stevens

Everyone in town has a story to tell and opinions to share. In this feature, we shine the spotlight on one resident to learn more about them and their connection to town.   Meet: Betsy Stevens Hopkinton...
Voting booths at Hopkinton Middle School

Town Election on track for June 29; absentee ballots encouraged

The Town Election scheduled for June 29 is on track to proceed as scheduled, even if Town Meeting were to eventually get pushed back until September due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If Town Meeting does...

Independent Thoughts: Let there be lights

Legacy Farms developer Roy MacDowell has seen the light — literally. MacDowell announced to the Planning Board on Jan. 28 that he would provide for a traffic light at the intersection of East Main Street...
Joseph Bennett

Select Board tabs Bennett as police chief; Town Election moved to June 29

Joseph Bennett was named the town's new police chief during Tuesday night's Select Board meeting, pending agreement on a contract. Bennett, the deputy chief and a 25-year veteran of the force, has been serving as...
Dana Marchant

Dana Marchant, 67

Dana Marchant, 67, formerly of Hopkinton, passed away peacefully on April 17 in Stuart, Florida, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Dana was born in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Sept. 21, 1952. He graduated...