People in Hopkinton, MA

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.

On Being a Trans Female Teenager in Hopkinton

Saffron, a 17-year-old transgender female, has endured a complicated, challenging journey even at her young age. Born a biological male named, Saffron suffered from mild autism and battled isolation and confusion, especially as she grappled with issues of gender identity. Despite the difficult phone call to her parents announcing her non-binary status and subsequent struggles against societal norms and prejudices, Saffron has remained strong and aims to work with youth struggling with similar issues one day. Despite everything, she is clear that one's gender identity doesn't determine their worth.

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Hopkinton Church Leans in, Delivers Holiday Gifts for 630 Children

On November 29, Faith Community Church donated holiday gifts to assist 267 disadvantaged families through Project Just Because. Launched in October, the church's giving campaign enabled members to "adopt" families, fulfilling their holiday wish lists. The gesture is part of an annual tradition, last year benefiting 500 children. Items requested ranged from toys to essential supplies like food and diapers. The program is among the largest run by Project Just Because, which delivered more than 27,556 holiday gifts last year.

Hopkinton’s Recupero is a US International, Headed to Portugal

Eighth-grader Will Recupero from Hopkinton has been chosen to represent the USA in the U-15 Men's National Soccer Team. Selected for the 20-man roster, Recupero will play in an international tournament against Italy, Scotland, and Portugal. Following intensive training and standout performances, he's one step closer to fulfilling his lifelong dream of playing for the US Men's National Team.

Trendel Runs to Connect Pediatric Cancer Patients and Navy SEALs

Hopkinton's Gary Trendel has entered the 128th Boston Marathon, running to support One Summit,...

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.

Turkey Bowl calls for Teams

The annual Turkey Bowl is expanding to include more teams this year. The fun event will be held Friday, November 24 at HHS.

Weekend Watch: Roasting a Whole Lamb

Learning how to roast an entire lamb is not just about the culinary process; it's also about understanding cultural traditions, mastering various cooking techniques, and appreciating the value of communal dining. 

Project Empathy Takes the Stage at HCA

Molly Cote, HHS class of 2014, helps communities build empathy, one story at a time.

Hopkinton Family Day Schedule Posted

Friends of Hopkinton have released the schedule of events for the upcoming Hopkinton Family Day, to be held this Saturday, September 23.

WATCH: The John Oates Interview

HopNews interviews the legendary singer-songwriter John Oates, one half of the most successful musical duo of all time.

WATCH: Sustainability and Success – Julia Chun’s Vision for Hopkinton’s Growth

We took a walk with Julia Chun to learn more about her background, hear some of her ideas for bringing businesses to Hopkinton, and to understand how she plans to transform Hopkinton into a greener, more resilient, and more inclusive community.

Adventures in Europe

A travelogue of our visit to rural western Europe this July.

Crafting Masterpieces: Hopkinton Luthier Makes Custom Guitars for Discerning Musicians

Patrick Morrisey crafts some of the finest guitars on the planet from his home in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Get to know Patrick and take a tour of his shop.

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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.

Class of 2024 College Commitments, Part 2

HopNews celebrates the Hopkinton High School Class of 2024's graduation and invites submissions detailing graduates' future endeavors. Send photos, names, schools, and majors to editor@hopnews.com for a frequently updated page. Check back regularly for new updates.

Charlie Middleton passes at 90

Charles Francis Middleton, 90, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 11, 2024 surrounded by...

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.