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...
Library director Heather Backman

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.
Robert Harriman walking his Jack Russell terriers on the Center Trail in Hopkinton

Dog park sited for Fruit Street

The town Parks and Recreation Commission, at its Dec. 10 meeting, voted 5-0 to relocate a proposed dog park from the town-owned Hughes property off Hayden Rowe Street to town land on Fruit Street. Last...
Design plans for Hopkinton Village development

Developer proposes partnership to increase downtown parking

Selectmen provide initial support to concept Developer Chuck Joseph appeared before selectmen at their Dec. 18 meeting, seeking the board’s support for a public/private co-venture that would help to solve the town’s downtown parking issues. Joseph...
Hopkinton Parks and Rec ice rink outside Hopkinton Middle School

Independent Thoughts: A new year, a new Independent

There are a lot of stories to share in this town, and I’m sure most of them are more interesting than mine. So, I’ll make this introduction quick. I’m the new editor of this newspaper,...

Two new hires join Hopkinton’s financial team

After an extended search and multiple job postings, the Board of Selectmen voted Oct. 16 to confirm Town Manager Norman Khumalo’s appointment of David Nalchajian as the town’s senior accounting manager/town accountant.   “Dave...

Plan to expand Historic District meets skepticism

Turnout was slim, but animated, at a public forum held earlier this month by the Hopkinton Historic District Commission on the proposed expansion of the Center Historic District. The Oct. 11 meeting was the...

Charleston-Pollac engagement

Raymond and Colleen Charleston of Hopkinton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Alicia Colleen Charleston, to Victor Anthony Pollac Jr. Alicia, a research manager at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and returned Peace...

Wymans celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

Fairview Estates residents Sona and Henry Wyman celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Aug. 29. Henry and Sona met when Henry came home from serving in the Army and went to the library in...