Adam Levine

26.2 Foundation announces Special Charity License Plate

The 26.2 Foundation, in collaboration with the Commonwealth, has launched special charity license plates for Massachusetts residents to support the International Marathon Center in Hopkinton. Priced at $40 with renewal fees directing funds to the foundation, the plates aim to raise awareness, celebrate marathon achievements, and inspire new runners.

Tenth Annual Touch-A-Truck and Food Truck Festival Set for June 2

The Hopkinton Public Library Foundation (HPLF) is hosting its 10th Annual Touch-A-Truck and Food Truck Festival on Sunday, June 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Hopkinton High School. Tickets cost $5 for children and seniors, and $8 for adults. Proceeds benefit Hopkinton Public Library.

Clark and Herr Earn Seats on the Select Board

In the 2024 Town Election, Joe Clark and Brian Herr won seats on the Hopkinton Select Board, securing 34% and 33% of the votes respectively. Precincts showed varying support, with Clark winning in three of the five precincts. Both victors emphasized their dedication to budget management and the successful completion of school projects. The Select Board will choose their Chair and Vice Chair in an upcoming meeting. Votes not yet counted are unlikely to impact the overall election result.

Contrasts Emerge in Select Board Debate

The four candidates for Select Board participated in a moderated debate on April 28.

First HHS Car Show Cruises to Success

On April 27, Hopkinton High School Car Club held its first annual car show, featuring nearly 200 vehicles, including a Tesla Cybertruck and a 1932 Ford Roadster. Club president Surya Raja Amudhan and faculty advisor Anthony Gonzalez credited the event's success to meticulous planning and community collaboration. The event attracted car enthusiasts of all ages, highlighted by diverse car models and personalized modifications. The club aims to expand future events, potentially incorporating fundraising activities.

Voters Meet the Candidates

At the 36th "Meet the Candidates" night in Hopkinton, local candidates discussed critical issues ahead of the May 20 town election. Candidates addressed the main street project, school initiatives, drinking water, and the need for new town leadership. Concerns were also raised about senior citizen affordability, employee retention, and environmental sustainability, indicating a need for balanced leadership to navigate Hopkinton’s pressing issues and opportunities for improvement.

HFD Push-in Ceremony interrupted by Local Call

Hopkinton celebrated the addition of two new fire trucks with a traditional Push-In Ceremony, attended by townspeople, officials, and firefighters. Chief Daugherty highlighted the trucks' significance as symbols of commitment to fire safety, advanced rescue capabilities, and community support. The event was marked by a live dispatch, underscoring the responders' readiness and dedication. Select Board Chair Kramer reflected on the connection between the town's heritage and future, emphasizing the importance of seeing firefighters in action.

Faces at the Start Line

Hopkinton, typically a quiet town, comes alive each Patriots' Day as tens of thousands converge for the historic Boston Marathon. The 128th event drew 29,451 entrants from 129 countries; notable participants included Estonia's Roman Fosti and charity runner Zach Bilotta. Runners are supported by nearly 10,000 volunteers and cheered by spectators providing a vibrant atmosphere, with a record pace and large female pack highlighting this year's marathon.

Hopkinton Historical Society receives Grant from Mass Humanities

The Hopkinton Historical Society received a $2,000 grant for "Reading Frederick Douglass Together." This event, supported by the Mass Humanities and Mass Cultural Council, will occur on May 18, 2024, featuring volunteer readers and discussions to honor Douglass’s legacy. Volunteers can contact Anne Mattina at

Inside HFD’s Training Center

Over twenty Hopkinton firefighters engaged in annual drills at the Auburn training facility, practicing skills like search and rescue. The session also allowed them to use new equipment. While field fires are rare, the training is crucial for maintaining vital skills and provides a safe space to learn from mistakes.

MetroWest YMCA announces $5MM in federal funding, Honors Hoyts at Marathon Community Breakfast

The MetroWest YMCA hosted their Marathon Community Breakfast and Annual Campaign Kick-off at The...

Project Just Because Club Announces upcoming Walkathon

The Project Just Because Club at Hopkinton High School is hosting a fundraising Saint Patrick’s Day Walkathon on March 13, from 3-5 p.m. at the HHS Athletic Center. Participants can form teams to walk for donations, with the top fundraisers keeping 20% for a charity of choice. Registration and sponsorship details are available online, with further information obtainable from walkathon coordinators.