Sunshine Preschool founder Martin now an author of parental advice book

Christine Martin is passionate about children’s positive growth and development and commits her life and livelihood to upholding that mission. Days spent with children are her happiest ones. “Learning about young children, how they learn,...

BOA denies special permit for Cedar Street multi-family unit

Owner plans to reconsider options At the conclusion of a public hearing held on Jan. 9, the Board of Appeals voted unanimously to deny a special permit that would have moved forward the construction of...

Schools consider expanding solar presence

Additional panels at Marathon part of plan to reduce expenses The Hopkinton Public Schools will be hoping for clear skies and sunny days ahead as they pursue two solar power opportunities to reduce expenses for...

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...