Photos: Parks & Rec outdoor ice rink

  Ice to see you The Parks and Recreation outdoor rink in front of Hopkinton Middle School opened to the public on Jan. 13, and among the first skaters to hit the ice were 4-year-old Olivia...

HPS submits budget request with 6.67 percent increase

Additional enrollment cited as key factor The Hopkinton Public Schools will be requesting a $48,059,950 budget for the FY20 school year; a budget that represents a 6.67 percent increase over FY19. “It was really important to...

Children’s librarian Denise Kofron feted at retirement celebration

A large crowd gathered in the children’s room of the Hopkinton Public Library on Jan. 14 as patrons, both young and old, gathered to wish children’s librarian Denise Kofron farewell. Kofron, affectionately known as...
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Lykan Bioscience seeks support for tax break to locate to South Street

Special Town Meeting set for Feb. 11 to vote on TIF Representatives from Lykan Bioscience appeared before the Board of Selectmen on Jan. 15 to provide an update regarding the company’s interest to locate in...
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Independent Thoughts: Scouts honored to welcome girls

When the Boy Scouts of America announced last year that the organization would start welcoming girls into its ranks for the first time in its 100-plus years of existence, it garnered a lot of...
Hopkinton veterans (sitting, from left) Jim Doyle and Jeff MacMillan, and (standing, from left) Bill Mackin, Stan Feinberg, Bill Hamilton, Jack Westcott, Bob Chesmore, Bill Muench, Russ Phipps and Art Brooks

Hopkinton Veterans Breakfast: A study of military history

At their monthly breakfast in December, Hopkinton veterans remembered Pearl Harbor and other historic military events that happened on or about Dec. 7. The packed house of veterans began discussions by recollecting America's declaration of...
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Denial of solar plan appealed

After a four-month series of public hearings, the Planning Board on Oct. 1 voted to deny a Commercial Solar Photovoltaic Special Permit Application by TJA Clean Energy to build a facility on 34 acres...
Lions (from left) Bill Muensch, Joe Marquedant, Don Cronin, Bob Chesmore and Christine Curren stand behind the Sullivans as Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Lions host annual Santa’s Special Kids Breakfast

The Hopkinton Lions Club held their fourth annual Santa’s Special Kids Breakfast at Golden Pond Assisted Living last month to provide a special holiday event for children with special needs. This event, started three...
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Hopkinton Public Library ‘transforming lives’

Attendance up dramatically during first year of new building After the Hopkinton Public Library’s first full year open in its new building, foot traffic increased 47.7 percent, which equals more than one person every two...
Evergreen Center presents Christmas wreath to Hopkinton

Photo: Bequeath the wreath

Evergreen Center of Milford staff and students last month presented a Christmas wreath made by students to Hopkinton town officials in what has become an annual tradition.