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Hopkinton store sells winning $10M lottery ticket

Hopkinton’s Cumberland Farms ended 2021 with a stroke of good luck. The West Main Street store sold the first $10 million winning ticket in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s $10,000,000 Bonus Wins instant ticket game. Cumberland...
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Select Board finalizes Boston Marathon charity number distribution

The Select Board held a meeting Tuesday to decide which local organizations would receive a charity number for the 2022 Boston Marathon. The town received 50 numbers from the Boston Athletic Association, which organizes...
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MWRTA reduces bus service, including Hopkinton route

The MetroWest Regional Transit Authority announced that it is temporarily reducing service on three of its lines due to COVID-related staffing shortages. One of the affected lines is Route 5, which runs along Route 135...
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Trails Club to present alternative to Upper Charles Trail Committee plan at Wednesday meeting

Resident Peter LaGoy from the Hopkinton Trails Club shared that the Upper Charles Trail Committee (UCTC) has invited the Trails Club, a private group, to present an alternative to the UCTC's conceptual trail at...
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HFD reports no injuries in fire that engulfs Pine Island Road home

The Hopkinton Fire Department responded to a house fire on Pine Island Road at 12:45 a.m. Saturday morning in sub-zero temperatures. According to the department's Twitter page, "First-arriving companies found heavy fire from a two-story...
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Town clerk notes error on census forms

Town Clerk Connor Degan noted an error on the census forms that recently were mailed to every household in town to track the annual population and maintain voter lists. Degan explained that the town vendor...
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Open burning season underway

The Hopkinton Fire Department is reminding residents that open burning season runs from Jan. 15 through May 1. A permit is required to burn in compliance with Massachusetts law. Residents can apply through the e-permitting...
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Parks & Rec roundup: Concern about PFAS might delay Fruit Street turf replacement

At its meeting on Wednesday, the Parks & Recreation Commission discussed a possible delay to the Fruit Street fields turf replacement project as well as Town Common requests and EMC Park updates. Regarding the Fruit...
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Arrests/Police Log, Jan. 11 edition

ARRESTS January 6 3:17 p.m. Sergeant Scott van Raalten and Officer Ryan Polselli responded to a motor vehicle accident on Clinton Street and subsequently arrested a 34-year-old Blackstone resident and charged her with marked lanes violation...
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Health director: Expect COVID surge to continue through February; Omicron now dominant variant

In his COVID-19 update to the Select Board on Tuesday night, Health Director Shaun McAuliffe indicated that the town continues to have its highest COVID case total since the start of the pandemic, and...