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Mom is Her Biggest Supporter

Carrie Hurley White of Sunnyside Gardens and her mother, Carol Hurley, share their Mother's Day traditions.

Snappy Dogs Turns Fifteen

Lisa Volpe Hachey and Teresa Boyce celebrate 15 years of business in Hopkinton, and extend their gratitude to the community for supporting them through all the ups and downs.

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A Missed Opportunity for it to All Start Here

Hopkinton chose to opt out of a branding opportunity with the B.A.A., Bank of America, and Adidas for the 100th Boston Marathon. The town, known for its "It All Starts Here" slogan, missed out on economic benefits and global exposure.

The Honest Eater: Scratch Donuts come to Hopkinton

The Donut Stand Cafe, known for its craft donuts and farm-to-table ingredients, opened on March 1 in Hopkinton to great success. Owner Mike Lombardi, with a passion for culinary arts and scratch cooking, offers a locally-sourced menu featuring a standout brioche donut. The cafe has a rotating menu and is rapidly gaining popularity, with a clear commitment to quality and freshness evident in their homemade dishes and specialty items like the deconstructed baklava donut.

Hop Drug Replacement Proposed

Developers propose replacing Hopkinton Drug and a dilapidated 19th-century house with a mixed-use building, featuring retail and up to 40 apartments with underground parking. During a public hearing, the Historical Commission deemed the Main Street buildings insignificant while delaying the Cedar Street house demolition for 18 months, pending Planning Board design approval. Public opinion was favorable.

Hopkinton earns Coveted MassBio Platinum Rating

The Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce announced that Hopkinton received a Platinum Rating from MassBio, indicating it's a prime location for biotech facilities. MassBio's BioReady system grades communities on their capacity to host such companies. Celebrations with free breakfast will be held at RoslinCT, asking attendees to RSVP on the Chamber's website.

Crafting Community and Beer: How Start Line Brewing Became a Hopkinton Staple

Jeffrey Taback and Ted Twinney transformed their brother-in-law bond into the co-founding of Start Line Brewing Company in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Having launched in 2016, the brewery grows its own hops and produces honey for its craft beers. Both have diverse past careers—Twinney in pharmaceuticals and Taback in education—and now, they prioritize community involvement and philanthropy while running their expanding and welcoming brewery space that hosts events and supports local charities in Hopkinton.

Open Play Pickleball and Padel Coming to Hopkinton

Yev Galper is opening Open Play Pickleball and Padel Club in Hopkinton in Fall 2024. The club, featuring indoor and outdoor courts, caters to all levels.

UniBank Receives Prestigious Award for Healthy Work Culture

UniBank, the largest mutual community bank in Central Massachusetts, was awarded a Silver level designation by Cigna Healthcare for its exceptional work culture in 2023. CEO Michael Welch expressed pride in their focus on employees' holistic well-being, which resonates with both staff and customers. With $2.5 billion in assets and a commitment to community and financial integrity, UniBank continues to set a high standard in organizational health and vitality.

VIDEO: Take a Ride with Sunnyside

We visited the Boston Flower Exchange with Sunnyside Gardens owner Carrie Hurley White to observe the intricate global supply chain delivering fresh flowers to retailers. Exclusively wholesale and bustling pre-Valentine's Day, Hurley White meticulously handpicks her shop's flowers, highlighting the flower industry's tight-knit community and her long-standing supplier relationships.

The Honest Eater: Kenzo’s Sushi & Steakhouse

Kenzo Phan has opened Kenzo's Sushi & Steakhouse in Westborough. His journey from a UN refugee camp to culinary success is inspiring. The restaurant offers gluten-free options, though service may be slow. The food, including the Filet Mignon and Tuna Wasabi, is excellent, and the prices are reasonable.

Chamber to Host Holiday Celebration December 7

The Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce is re-introducing its "Business of the Year" award in 2023, with Weston Nurseries named as the honoree. The family-run business is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and the award ceremony will take place during the Chamber's Holiday Celebration. The event will feature foods with a 1920s theme, a cash bar, and a bonfire for marshmallow roasting.

UniBank Contribution funds 3-month Mentorship Experience

The Lions Club of Hopkinton partnered with Unibank to sponsor Imagine Corps, an innovative learning program for teens. The donation funded a three-month mentorship for two local high school students. By 2024, the Hopkinton Board of Health Director plans to sponsor an environmental health challenge for teens as part of their Imagine Corps experience.

A Season of Gratitude: A Reminder to Thank Our Thanksgiving Hosts

In Hopkinton, a new trend has emerged, of expressing gratitude towards Thanksgiving hosts who put immense effort into arranging the festivity. A meaningful gesture, such as a centerpiece, a harvest basket, or a scented candle, or even helping with cleanup or sharing a dish, serves as a significant acknowledgment of their hard work, especially after many families returned to formal sit-down dinners post-COVID-19. Thanksgiving is not just about feasting, but also appreciating those who facilitate the event.

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Polls Are Open; Watch Live Election Results

Today is Election Day in Hopkinton with polls open at Hopkinton Middle School until 8:00 PM. Over 800 mail-in ballots have been collected, about 40% of those distributed. Voter assistance is available for those with vision or hearing impairments. Live election results will be broadcast tonight at 8:00 PM on HCAM-TV.

Election Day 2024: What You Need to Know

May 20, 2024 is election day in Hopkinton. Polls are open 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. Here's a crash course on what you need to know to cast your vote.

Choosing the Next Select Board Chair

Hopkinton's upcoming election will significantly impact its Select Board with the voting in of two new members followed by a restructuring to elect a new chairperson and vice-chair. While every member holds equal voting power, the chair bears more responsibilities, including agenda setting with the Town Manager and generally serving as the board's spokesperson. Current Vice Chair Shahidul Mannan seeks the chairmanship, supported largely by party loyalists. Outcomes heavily depend on election results, with different scenarios predicting either Mannan or former chair Bryan Herr could prevail, influenced by the loyalties and previous actions of the board members.

LTE: Why I Endorse Herr and Clark

Dear Editor, I am pleased to endorse Brian Herr and Joe Clark for the upcoming...
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