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Road races abound in Hopkinton

Road races abound in Hopkinton

Running a marathon isn’t for everyone. Fortunately, there are plenty of shorter races in Hopkinton if that suits you better. Most are for the benefit of local charities and offer fun activities to keep the entire family entertained after the running (or walking) is...

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Photo: Banner moment

Photo: Banner moment

Installation of the Boston Marathon banners on Route 135 was done in late March by (from left) Chason Arimstead (American Climbers), John Coutinho (Hopkinton selectman), Winston Armistead (American Climbers) and Jeff Towle (Compass Builders). The banners serve as a...

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Greetings from Board of Selectmen

Greetings from Board of Selectmen

On behalf of the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen, a warm and hearty welcome to the runners, supporters and visitors from near and far for the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon. For both seasoned competitors and first-time participants from around the globe, nothing...

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Hopkinton Marathon Committee welcomes all

Hopkinton Marathon Committee welcomes all

“It all starts here” in Hopkinton. On behalf of the Hopkinton Marathon Committee, we graciously extend a warm welcome to all the runners and visitors of the world who will be spending time in our beautiful community for the start of the 123rd running of the Boston...

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Hopkinton students key to Spotters Network

Hopkinton students key to Spotters Network

By Melissa Orff, Contributing Writer Close to 40 Hopkinton High School students will be an integral part of this year’s Boston Marathon on April 15 as they volunteer for the WBZ-TV Spotters Network. The Spotters Network, known as “the eyes of the Boston Marathon” for...

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Local volunteers key to race-day success

Local volunteers key to race-day success

It takes a great deal of planning and coordination to host more than 30,000 athletes who flock to the starting line of the Boston Marathon every April. Luckily the Hopkinton Marathon Committee has had a lot of practice. Established in 1979, the Hopkinton Marathon...

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Philbrook heads home for another Boston run

Philbrook heads home for another Boston run

When Lauren Philbrook was a little girl growing up in Hopkinton, she would watch the beginning of the Boston Marathon and saw it as a truly happy event. Now, as an adult and an accomplished marathon runner, she’s come to learn the smiles seen during the first few...

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HHS grad Cornu prepares for first marathon

HHS grad Cornu prepares for first marathon

As any resident of Hopkinton can tell you, Marathon Monday is a special day in town. Ella Cornu, a 2016 Hopkinton High School graduate, remembers selling lemonade to runners and spectators passing her house on Hayden Rowe Street as they made their way to the start...

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Selectmen send underride to voters

Selectmen send underride to voters

Discussion of the town’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget continued at the March 19 Board of Selectmen’s meeting and ended with the board voting 3-2 to approve a ballot question and an Annual Town Meeting article for a Proposition 2½ underride in the amount of $1,180,568.00,...

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Solar farm off Wilson Street approved

Solar farm off Wilson Street approved

The Planning Board voted to approve the installation of a solar array on 34 acres of land off Wilson Street, thereby preventing what could have been a costly lawsuit for the town. The 7-1 vote on March 25 reversed the Planning Board’s previous decision, on Oct. 1,...

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Hayes participates in State House event

Hayes participates in State House event

Hopkinton’s Darlene Hayes was one of six of Senate President Karen Spilka’s constituents who participated in in the 82nd Citizens’ Legislative Seminar at the State House on March 19-20. According to a press release from Spilka’s office, the Citizens’ Legislative...

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Troop 4 Eagle Scouts recognized

Troop 4 Eagle Scouts recognized

Selectmen at their March 19 meeting approved proclamations for two Troop 4 Eagle Scouts: Jordan Hanna and Austin Marques. The duo also will be honored at a special Court of Honor ceremony for achieving the Eagle Scout award, Boy Scouting’s highest honor, on March 31....

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Selectmen send underride to voters

Bittersweet license approvals postponed

A public hearing held on March 19 to consider approving three licenses for Bittersweet Company was opened but continued until April 9 due to the need for additional information. Ciaran Dunne, on behalf of Oliveira & Dunne, dba Bittersweet Company, newly located at...

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Selectmen send underride to voters

Hopkinton eyes sister city in Cyprus

Selectmen at their March 5 meeting unanimously voted to send a letter to the mayor of Limassol, a city in Cyprus, to start a discussion regarding the creation of a sister city relationship between the communities. To be delivered in person by 26.2 Foundation executive...

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