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Residents push Select Board to address racism

During the public forum portion of Thursday’s Select Board meeting, three residents called attention to current high-profile societal issues and how Hopkinton is dealing with them. Ilana Cassady said she is seeking “improved communication, transparency...
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Select Board votes to keep Tedstone as chair; Coutinho receives praise

The Select Board held a brief Zoom meeting Thursday night primarily for the purpose of reorganizing the board following the Town Election on Monday, when Amy Ritterbusch was elected to the board in place...
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Hopkinton COVID-19 update for July 1

Editor's note: This is the town of Hopkinton's COVID-19 update for July 1. COVID-19 Updates and Precautions July 1 update Previous updates and additional information and resources can be found here: https://coronavirus-hopkintonma.hub.arcgis.com While Town Hall and municipal buildings are...
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Hopkinton deals with hate

The past few weeks have brought out the best and worst in Hopkinton. While many have banded together in an attempt to become more socially aware and fight bias and racial injustice, seeking to build...

Arrests/Police Log, June 30 edition

POLICE LOG June 23 12:19 a.m. Officer Brian Sanchioni discovered a stop sign vandalized with graffiti on Proctor Street and Saddle Hill Road. 1:36 a.m. An East Main Street caller reported his neighbor’s dog had been barking...
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Town addresses surge in unemployment fraud

When Hopkinton Police Officer Phil Powers opened his mail and saw that he had a letter confirming his unemployment filing, he knew something was amiss. He had not been laid off from the Police...

Town Election results: Ritterbusch wins Select Board seat

Amy Ritterbusch defeated John Coutinho to earn a spot on the Select Board in voting held Monday at Hopkinton Middle School. According to results — which won't be confirmed as official until later in...
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Hopkinton Community Summer Band cancels 2020 program

The Hopkinton Community Summer Band announced that its 2020 program has been canceled "in order to keep all of our members safe and healthy." The decision was made after consultation with the Board of...

Maspenock CIG member resigns after vote against herbicides

Jamie Goncalves announced his resignation from the Lake Maspenock Citizens Input Group (CIG) following the Conservation Commission’s decision in May against the application of herbicides to control excessive weed growth in the lake. Goncalves explained...
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Annual Polyarts Festival canceled for 2020

The Hopkinton Polyarts Festival, held each September on the Town Common, has been canceled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An email from the organizing committee stated: "The committee has been monitoring the situation...