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History in Hopkinton, MA

A Time to Remember

On this Memorial Day, Anne Mattina details the rich history of Hopkinton's civil war heroes.

Did the Bear Hill School Succumb to Fire?

Did the Bear Hill Schoolhouse burn down or not? Thanks to some sleuthing by Nancy Cavanaugh-Richards we finally have the answer!
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Where do you Live? The Origin of Hopkinton’s Street Names.

Do you know who (or what) your street was named after? Share your knowledge with us for a chance to win a prize!

Bathsheba Spooner: A Revolutionary Murder Conspiracy

What possessed a woman from the elite of eighteenth-century New England society to conspire...

Postcards from the Past

An exceptional collection of postcards featuring Hopkinton and Woodville, Massachusetts, courtesy of Alyssa Gamble.

A Brief Look at Hopkinton’s Irish Past

The town of Hopkinton experienced a population boom in the middle of the 19th...

It all starts… here?

This coming April 17th marks not only Patriot’s Day and, so, the 127th running of the Boston Marathon, but also 100 years since the epic race's start in… Ashland.

Early Black History in Hopkinton

As a community, we are indebted to two Hopkinton women who have spent much time and energy documenting and sharing the Black history of our town; Jazz Dottin and Linda Connelly.

The Untold Story of Judy Hoyt, Champion of the Disabled

Judy Hoyt was a relentless advocate for people with disabilities. Her work inspired and transformed the lives of thousands of Americans.

An Update on the Hopkinton to Hollywood Stagecoach

In 1951, the Singing Cowboy purchased a stagecoach from Cold Spring Farms.

Buffalo Bill, Gene Autry and…Hopkinton?

Two of America's greatest cowboy entertainers have ties to Hopkinton.

New Years Eve 91 years ago, Town Hall was saved from Auction

Most people are aware that downtown Hopkinton suffered several big fires, and as a...

Hopkinton Turns 307

Three hundred seven years old and counting! Hopkinton, founded on December 13, 1715, has...

Watch: Hopkinton down to one Fire Station

Fire Station 2 is in critical condition. The former Woodville Fire Station, which was...

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The 200 Foundation Announces “Hopkinton Gives Back”

The 200 Foundation is launching a campaign to provide backpacks to local students in need, which will be used for scholarships to Nature's Classroom.

Dispatch from Julie: Belted Kingfisher

For readers missing Julie Ford’s amazing pictures, we submit this from Hopkinton’s resident bird...

Sharon Timlin Run Returns for 20th Consecutive Year

The 20th annual Sharon Timlin Memorial Run will take place in Hopkinton on Saturday, June 17.

Hopkinton Real Estate transactions for June 6, 2023

Spring is seeing a pickup in real estate transactions, with five transactions crossing the $1mm mark and $2.5mm home selling on Whisper Way.
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