Announcements in Hopkinton, MA

HopNews Announces Classified Ads

HopNews introduces a new Classified Ads section aimed at providing a secure platform for local commerce, distinguishing itself from sites like Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist by thoroughly reviewing each ad to combat scams. This service encourages community interaction and local buying and selling activities, offering free listings for most items and nominal fees for high-value transactions like real estate and vehicles. HopNews invites local residents to utilize this service for safer and community-focused transactions.

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 hissochopma@gmail.com.

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HPL Foundation Funds new “Coffee House” Series at Library

The Hopkinton Public Library Foundation announced funding for a new series of Coffee House...

26.2 and HCA Join to Celebrate 100 Years of Boston Marathon Starts

To celebrate the Boston Marathon's centennial start in Hopkinton, the 26.2 Foundation and HCA are hosting art installations, including a 'Winged Foot' exhibit and a Marathon mural. Running from April 1-21, these cultural events honor the race's history and fundraiser for both organizations. Notable pieces include a Marathon legend sculptures tour.

Class of ’24 Wants You to Win Chesney Tickets, Weekend at the Cape

Hopkinton High School's Class of 2024 is hosting an online auction from March 1-11 to fund senior activities, disrupted by their unique freshman year due to COVID-19. On offer are items like Kenny Chesney tickets and a cape house weekend.

Author Talk: Women and Children First

On January 21, 2024, the Hopkinton Historical Society will feature Susan Wilson discussing her biography of Susan Dimock, MD, a pioneering surgeon and inspiring 19th-century figure. This free event highlights Dimock's contributions to medicine and her trailblazing role as a female physician, with signed books available for purchase.

HopNews Subscriptions Now Free Through Public Library

The Hopkinton Public Library and HopNews are pleased to announce that patrons can now...

D’Alleva to hand off Hometown Hospitality

Beth D'Alleva, who has owned Hometown Hospitality for ten years, is transitioning the business to Erica Marder.

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.

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.

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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.

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.