Announcements in Hopkinton, MA

Hopkinton’s Kate Sanetra-Butler wins 2023 Feminist In Action Award

Dignity Matters Founder and Hopkinton resident Kate Sanetra-Butler received the 2023 Feminist In Action Award. The honor recognizes her efforts towards gender equality through her work in providing menstrual care to local women and girls in Massachusetts.

HopNews announces Subscriptions

On October 15, HopNews announced its offering a $2 per month digital subscription.

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Friends of Upton State Forest remind us that it’s time to wear Orange

From the Friends of Upton State Forest: It is time to get your orange on!...

Community Preservation Committee Accepting Applications

The Hopkinton Community Preservation Committee Accepting Applications for project ideas.

Live4Evan Oktoberfest Event to be held at Start Line Brewery

Join the community on October 1st at the Live4Evan Oktoberfest in support for families...

Hopkinton Fire Department nabs $921k Federal Grant

The Hopkinton Fire Department collaborated with Ashland and Southborough to write a grant application, and their work paid off big time.

Fall Programs from The Friends of Hopkinton Library

In addition, the Friends will offer two free programs to the community this September; the English Language Learner (ELL) Conversation Circles and a Lifelong Learner program.

Hopkinton Garden Club Names Honorees

The Hopkinton Garden Club has recognized extraordinary accomplishments within the Club, as well as...

Joshua Jones wins HopNews Leadership Academy Scholarship

Joshua Jones submitted the winning essay for the HopNews Leadership Academy Scholarship for 2023.

Meet James Arena-DeRosa at Town Hall

James Arena-DeRosa hosts office hours at Hopkinton Town Hall.

Town to hold Public Hearing on PFAS treatment

On Tuesday, May 16, the Town of Hopkinton will host a public hearing on the proposed use of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds on a per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) Filtration System for the municipal water supply.

Hopkinton Marathon Committee to Honor Veterans on Patriots’ Day at Boston Marathon Start

The HMC will honor four US veterans at the start of the Boston Marathon.

Fire Flow tests this Wednesday; Water may be Discolored

The Hopkinton Water Department will be conducting required fire flow tests on Wednesday, March 29. Residents may experience discoloration in their water.

Family Fling cancelled due to Weather

The Friends of Hopkinton regrettably announce that the 2nd annual Family Fling scheduled for...

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The HopkinToon: Inquire Within

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Town Pays Fake Invoice. Who’s Minding the Store?

The Town of Hopkinton is undergoing significant staff turnover, with key financial positions vacant. With so much turnover, it prompted the question: What financial controls are in place, and who enforces them?  HopNews tested the town's accounting procedures with a fake invoice and received a real check from the town. The town's financial practices, including a lack of vendor approval processes, poor expense categorization, and an unusually large number of vendors, raise questions about potential misuse of funds. Furthermore, the absence of responses from town officials highlights a lack of accountability.

Hopkinton PD Throws Down the Gauntlet

Epic pickleball mayhem is brewing, folks! Hopkinton Police are taking on both Westborough and Grafton PDs, spurred on by nothing but energy drinks and pure grit. Losers will hand over $500 to charity, the Michael Lisnow Respite Center in case of Hopkinton's 'inevitable' victory. Game date: TBD, stay tuned!

Town Manager Khumalo Resigns

Hopkinton Town Manager Norman Khumalo is reportedly leaving his position for the private sector. Khumalo has served since June 2009, his appointment succeeding the abrupt resignation of former Town Manager Tony Troiano, convicted of manslaughter. Assistant Town Manager Elaine Lazarus will act as temporary town manager.