By MyFM's Rick Michaels - Members of the Hopkinton School Committee and Appropriations Committee have been invited to attend tonight’s Select Board meeting when the Town Manager will be submitting the Fiscal Year 2021 Comprehensive Budget to the Board. Hopkinton Selectmen... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Hopkinton Board of Health will hold a public hearing next month, to hear comments on and consider the adoption of two proposed tobacco regulations. The first is a very unique addition, under the town's tobacco permitting regulations where... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Hopkinton School Committee will be asked tonight to approve the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2021 it reveals significant increases, if all expenses and requests are approved. All five schools are
anticipating a hike in school enrollment... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Superintendent of Schools in Hopkinton releasing a statement, regarding a lawsuit being filed by a former member of the Boy’s Ice Hockey team and his parents claiming he was bullied and when this brought to the attention of the hockey coach... Read more.
By MyFM"S Rick Michaels - The Town of Hopkinton releasing a copy of the Specimen Ballot for a Special Town Election early next month when residents will vote on three ballot questions, dealing with the cost of providing additional classrooms at Hopkinton High School and... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Director of Finance for the Hopkinton Schools says the first steps in the design process…in adding six additional classrooms at the High School will include the procurement of a designer and in this case it would be an engineering firm. At... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Main Street Corridor Project in Hopkinton will be moving forward as residents turned back a citizens petition at a Special Town Meeting last night that would have scrapped the $15 million Downtown Improvement Project. Hopkinton residents... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - A Special Town Meeting in Hopkinton will be held tonight there are six articles on the warrant including a citizens petition, aimed at scrapping the entire Main Street Corridor Project. Article One if approved would rescind the vote taken at... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The public will have the opportunity later this month in Hopkinton, to provide comments and ask questions about the next step of the Mass Pike/Route 495 Interchange Improvements Project. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is inviting... Read more.
The Hopkinton Cultural Council (HCC) is currently seeking funding proposals for the fiscal year 2020 grant cycle. The council looks for grantees in the areas of community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs that enhance the Hopkinton community. Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Hopkinton Select Board will consider approving a new Bond Anticipation Note tonight, in the amount of just over $4.5 million. More than half of that amount would go for installing turf and lighting on two fields at Hopkinton High School... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Hopkinton Annual Town Election is being held today residents will have five contested to decide on the ballot including a four way race for two seats, on the newly called “Select Board”. Seeking re-election to the Select Board, is the Chair... Read more.
By MYFm's Rick Michaels - The Town of Hopkinton has put together a helpful guide for Seniors summarizing all the programs, designed to provide some tax relief to Seniors, as well as to disabled veterans and their spouses. The first edition of “Senior Solutions” offers a... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - Black ice may have been the cause early this morning of a fatal accident on Route 495 Northbound, prior to Exit 21 west Main Street in Hopkinton. The single vehicle rollover accident occurred around 5:35 this morning, as temperatures dropped from... Read more.
By MuyFM's Rick Michaels - The Hopkinton Board of Selectmen after reviewing a letter from the Superintendent of Schools, will consider voting tonight to authorize the town’s interest in submitting an application for the Elmwood School, to be considered for a grant program... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - Hopkinton residents will be deciding on 14 proposed zoning changes all of which have been submitted into the 2019 Annual Town Meeting Warrant and tonight, residents have a chance to comment on eleven of the 14 zoning changes. The Planning Board... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - Hopkinton Residents will have six-articles to decide on, at a Special Town Meeting tonight. One of the articles will ask voters to approve a (TIF), a tax increment financing agreement, for Lykan Bioscience seeking to locate on property 97 South... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Hopkinton Police Department is requesting businesses and organizations that have security cameras in place on their property to help police in fighting crime, by taking part in the Hopkinton Business Camera Registry. In a letter to residents... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Hopkinton Town Manager has submitted a recommended budget and financing plan for Fiscal year 2020 which begins on July 1st of this year and reflects an increase of about 7.6% . In a letter to the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen, Town Manager... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - Hopkinton Residents will have six-articles to decide on, at a Special Town Meeting set for next month. The Special Town Meeting Warrant has been released, one of the articles was on the agenda for the Board of Selectmen to discuss last night as... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels- The Hopkinton Board of Selectmen will meet tonight and will consider approving a proposed TIF agreement, for Lykan Bioscience, a manufacturer of clinical products looking to locate in the town. The Board has been reviewing with the Town Manager a... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - Nominations papers are now available in the town of Hopkinton for those interested in running for local offices. At the May Annual Town Election residents will be voting to fill two-seats on the Board of Selectmen. The incumbents whose three-year... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Hopkinton Board of Selectmen will be taking a look tonight and will discuss a Host Community Agreement Compliance Statement. The Board will consider executing a statement indicating compliance with a Host Community Agreement between REC... Read more.
By MyFM;s Rick Michaels - The Hopkinton School Committee meets tonight and will begin the year discussing a presentation of the proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget. Superintendent of Schools Doctor Carol Cavanaugh says increased enrollment, growing transportation needs... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - Hopkinton Schools will be back in session today after kids got an unexpected day off, when high winds knocked down a huge pine tree, which in turn took down some power lines and utility poles on Ash Street, knocking out power to that area of the... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Hopkinton Planning Board has several continued Public Hearings on it’s agenda for tonight, including more discussion for proposed stormwater management and earth removal associated with the construction of a replacement Liquefied Natural Gas... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - An eighth Massachusetts State Police trooper from Hopkinton has been arrested in connection with the ongoing investigation into overtime abuse at the department and will appeared in federal court yesterdayafternoon. 40-year old Heath McAuliffe... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - A Boston man was sentenced yesterday for federal drug and firearm charges arising out of a large scale seizure of fentanyl and other contraband, with a cooperating witness revealing details of a drug buy, that began in Hopkinton. 34-year old... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) whose mission is to promote smart growth and regional collaboration will hold a meeting today in Franklin with representative from ten communities, located between Route 495 and 95 and around Route... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - A number of projects approved by Hopkinton voters over the past four years are part of a Bond Anticipation Note up for consideration tonight by the Board of Selectmen. At the Town Treasurer’s request, Hopkinton Selectmen will be asked to... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Hopkinton Town Hall remains closed today following an electrical problem that occurred yesterday morning, resulting in a power surge and the eventual loss of power to the Town Hall and Public Library. There was a short in the power service... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Hopkinton Board of Selectmen will meet tonight and will hold a joint meeting with the permanent building committee to discuss the recommendations of the Center School Reuse Advisory Team, regarding the future use of the Center School. The... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Board of Health in Hopkinton is releasing information to it’s residents on a tick testing program, saying so far this year 49 residents have been diagnosed with a tick related illness. The town has partnered with the University of... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Hopkinton Board of Selectmen will meet tonight at which time members are expected to be presented with the final report and recommendations from the Center School re-use advisory team, regarding the future uses of the Center School. The team... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Town of Hopkinton has completed a comprehensive reassessment of all property in the town and in general single family properties increased in value, based on the calendar year 2017 sales by about five percent, with condominiums increasing... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - A ten year capital plan for the Hopkinton Public School District will be presented tonight, to the members of the School Committee. The Director of Finance Susan Rothermich in a memorandum to the Superintendent of Schools, says under major... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Hopkinton board of selectmen will be holding a public hearing next month to determine what recommendation to make regarding the possible issuance of a kennel license for Greyhound Friends. In a letter from the Town Counsel to the Hopkinton... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels-By the end of next month the Hopkinton Planning Board is hoping to appoint residents to serve on the Zoning Advisory Committee, in varying capacities. The purpose of the committee is to review and develop proposals for zoning bylaw and zoning map... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels- In just a few days State Senator Karen Spilka of Ashland, who also represents Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway and parts of Franklin will assume the top post, becoming President of the Senate. Since winning a special election in 2001 Spilka served in... Read more.
By MyFM’s Rick Michaels- The Hopkinton School Committee will have a full agenda of issues to discuss, when it holds a special meeting this morning. Superintendent of Schools Doctor Carol Cavanaugh is recommending the School Committee members allow the technology director... Read more.
HOPKINTON - Hopkinton Town Offices are in the process of moving back to Town Hall on Main Street, a move that is expected to be completed next Monday. Until that time town business will continue to operate out of 80 South Street. There’s also expected to be some minor... Read more.
HOPKINTON - The Hopkinton Planning Board is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on the elected board whose members serve five-year terms. The term of office for the open seat will actually expire in May of next year at the Annual Town Election where the candidate... Read more.
HOPKINTON - As part of the town of Hopkinton’s new website redesign process, the town has released additional and enhanced transparency tools, With the addition of these website enhancements residents will be able to review additional data visualization, regarding... Read more.
HOPKINTON - There was plenty of discussion about Marijuana establishments last night at the second night of the Hopkinton Annual Town Meeting, one reason more time will be needed to complete action on the 48-articles on the warrant. Residents in the end, late last night... Read more.
HOPKINTON - The Hopkinton Board of Health will conduct two-public hearings later this month dealing with the Sale of Tobacco and the reduction in single-use plastic check out bags. Hopkinton residents will be able to comment on amendments to increase the Sale of Tobacco... Read more.
By MyFM's Jake Archer - The Hopkinton High School girl's lacrosse team got off to a great start in their opening game of the season by dominating Ashland and coming away with an 18-4 victory. Read more.
HOPKINTON - The Hopkinton Board of Selectmen will review, discuss and take positions tonight on the articles which will appear on the warrant for the Annual Town Meeting coming up next month. There are five articles dealing with Water and Sewer issues. The board will... Read more.
HOPKINTON - A 911 call to Hopkinton Police reported a man came in through an open back door of a business on South Street early Tuesday morning carrying a large knife and demanding money. This happened sometime around 4:30 Tuesday morning. No one was hurt. It was then... Read more.
HOPKINTON - The Town of Hopkinton is launching a newly designed website with the user experience in mind with improved navigation and functionality. The purpose of this “pilot” site is to give Hopkinton residents the opportunity to use the new website and provide... Read more.
HOPKINTON - The Hopkinton School Committee will be asked to officially consider and move to accept a request by the Superintendent of Schools, a notice of her retirement, effective June 30th. School Committee Chair Jean Bertschmann will present the request of Doctor... Read more.
HOPKINTON - Hopkinton residents are being asked for their input on the potential future uses for the Center School property once the new Marathon Elementary School opens its doors for the upcoming school year. The Center School Re-Use Advisory Team, which is scheduled... Read more.
HOPKINTON - Residents of Hopkinton are invited to a public forum tonight to learn more about how the town's current fields are used and managed. It’s called Spotlight on Town Fields as Hopkinton is looking to invest in new school turf fields, continuing work on a... Read more.
HOPKINTON - The Hopkinton School Committee has a full agenda tonight and will take some time to discuss the process in the search for a new Superintendent of Schools. Hopkinton School Committee members will consider and then decide on a motion to approve the successful... Read more.
HOPKINTON/FRANKLIN - As a result of an ongoing investigation by Hopkinton Police and Franklin Police, along with federal authorities, Hopkinton Detectives yesterday seized over a kilogram of the drug referred to as “Ecstasy” or “Molly”. The seizure of approximately... Read more.
HOPKINTON - A public forum will be held tonight in Hopkinton to update residents on the Downtown Corridor Project. Town officials say the forum is intended to present a summary of the work and inform residents on proposed changes to the Downtown Corridor Project on Main... Read more.
HOPKINTON - A public forum on the downtown corridor project in Hopkinton is being pushed back a week. The forum will present residents with a summary of the downtown corridor project and will inform the public on the proposed changes to be made to Main Street from Wood... Read more.
HOPKINTON - The Hopkinton Board of Selectmen will meet tonight at which time they’ll consider the appointment of a Milford man as a special police officer. Hopkinton Police Chief Edward Lee says Brian Campbell has been employed for the past year as a public safety... Read more.
HOPKINTON - The Hopkinton Board of Selectmen will meet tonight at which time the Town Manager will give the board an update on the new Town Hall location and how repairs are proceeding on the Hopkinton Town Hall. A water pipe burst on the third floor of the Town Hall and... Read more.
HOPKINTON - A vital link between Routes 85 and 135 in Hopkinton is now substantially complete and open for traffic serving as a by-pass and relief valve for Main Street and the congested downtown area. The Legacy Farms North road provides the foundation of the road... Read more.
Hopkinton - The search for a suspect involved in a drive-by shooting in Framingham last week was found by police in Ashland yesterday with the suspect then leading police on a high-speed chase ending in Hopkinton with his arrest. 24-year old Igor Campos of Marlboro lost... Read more.
Hopkinton - A special town meeting will be held in Hopkinton tonight with four-articles on the warrant including a proposed school building project. Residents will be asked to approve the construction of a new 43-point-two million dollar elementary school to be built on... Read more.
Hopkinton - The Hopkinton Board of Selectmen meet tonight with one of the first orders of business,being to move into executive session to discuss strategies and review collective bargaining updates for Police, Fire and Dispatch Unions. Hopkinton Selectmen will also... Read more.
Hopkinton - A joint meeting is scheduled for tonight in Hopkinton between the members of the Capital Improvements Committee and the Appropriations Committee to discuss Article 2 of the Special Town Meeting coming up later this month. Under consideration is a school... Read more.
The Hopkinton police department is investigating a pedestrian accident involving a 12-year old boy..who was hit by a motor vehicle on Chestnut Street at around three o’clock yesterday afternoon. The boy did sustain injuries from the accident and was taken to the... Read more.
Hopkinton residents will soon get automated trash and recycling pickup. Residents will get two large containers at no cost. The truck driver will use a mechanical arm to hoist the containers into the vehicle. They will not have to get out of the truck. The recycling... Read more.
This year’s list of the safest cities in Massachusetts was released recently by SafeWise, a home security and safety company, and you’ll be happy to know that the WMRC listening area is home to 4 towns ranked in the top 20! Read more.
The assistant school superintendent for curriculum, instruction and assessment in Uxbridge has been chosen as a finalist for the assistant superintendent's position in Hopkinton. Doctor Carol Cavenaugh is an adjunct professor at Worcester State and Lesley Universities... Read more.
A grand finale to a celebratory year will take place in Hopkinton tonight as the town's year-long 300th anniversary will come to a close. Hopkinton residents will get the chance to look at video of all the events that were held all year. Unveiled tonight will be a... Read more.
The Hopkinton Public Works Department wants to remind residents and anyone who uses Fruit Street that beginning today and all week, a section of the street will be closed to replace two falling culverts. The director of the Hopkinton DPW, John Westerling, says the... Read more.
Hopkinton residents approved a $24.2 million new elementary school yesterday by a vote of 1,211 to 431 and a field house also won approval. The school's override okay will move the project along. It will be for pre-kindergarten to first graders. The state will... Read more.
Hopkinton Police are continuing their investigation into two reports of children receiving toilet tank tablets while they were trick or treating in the downtown area Saturday night. Two parents, independently reported the incidents. Their children were between 6 and 14... Read more.
Hopkinton's Treasurer Collector Maureen Dwinnel is retiring after 27 years on the job. She served as a selectman for six years, five as a chairman. Her last day on the job is Thursday, December 31st. The position has been posted by the town. Resumes are due in by... Read more.
A new shopping plaza with two restaurants won approval last night from the Hopkinton Planning Board. It will be on West Main and Lumber Streets by Route 495 behind an existing plaza. The new complex will begin construction in the next month or so and take about a year... Read more.
Summer means sun, fun and a little fresh yum yum! Our local area is flush with farm fresh foods! Listed below are all of the towns featuring, in most cases, weekly farmers markets to keep you healthy, full and supporting your local farmers and vendors. Read more.
The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) will be holding its annual, statewide Against the Tide swim, kayak, walk, and/or run fundraising events again in 2015. Proceeds benefit MBCC, which is the state’s leading breast cancer organization that seeks to understand... Read more.
The Hopkinton Summer Concert Series opens this Friday, June 19 with acoustic rock band Lower Level. Playing a selection of favorite songs from country, hip-hop, rock n' roll, country, and folk. Audiences are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, and picnics with them. Read more.
St. John's of Hopkinton is having its Annual Rummage Sale. This is a five day event with some fabulous and low priced items. It will open at 9:00 am on June 15th and run each day until Friday, June 19th . The sale will be open from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm. each day... Read more.
Two Franklin residents will be summonsed to court by Milford Police. Vanessa Sullivan, 18, of Sunset Road and Catherine Myers, 18, of Stone Ridge Road are accused of shoplifting. A 26 year old Milford resident was arrested in Holliston. Bernard Desouza of Water Street... Read more.
Faith Community Church’s Student Mission Team is hosting a huge Garage Sale/Plant Sale/Car Wash fundraiser on Saturday, June 6, from 8am - 2pm at Faith Community Church, 146 East Main Street, Hopkinton. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards this summer’s... Read more.
The Hopkinton Summer Concert Series welcomes new and returning performance acts this summer to the Hopkinton Common. The free concert series begins June 19 and runs through mid-August. Performances are from 5 to 7 p.m., with children’s entertainment from 4 to 5 p.m. New... Read more.
The Hopkinton Softball team blanked Millis in 5 innings on Thursday by a final of 18-0. Kayla Sullivan blasted a grand slam and scored 3 runs in the blow out win. Lindsay Whittles added a two run homer of her own and also scored 3 times... Read more.
A 24 year old Hopkinton man was killed in a motorcycle crash on North Mill Street in Holliston Saturday night. Michael Anderson suffered from severe injuries at the scene and died a short time later after being taken to a Boston hospital by a medical helicopter... Read more.
The Hopkinton Girls Lacrosse team took down Holliston yesterday 14-5 on the back of 4 goals by Captain Julia Macchi. Fellow captain Rachel Calkins was terrific as well with 3 goals and 2 assists. Freshman Maggie Dolan also continued to impress for Hopkinton... Read more.
Late Saturday afternoon WMRC reported that there may be a hostage and bomb threat situation at Hopkinton Library after a 911 call from an anonymous source claimed to have two hostages and a bomb in the library. That call came in at 5:30pm. Over the next 3 hours, roads... Read more.
Enter Stage Left Theater (ESL) presents “Sondheim at the Movies: Songs from the Screen,” a musical revue featuring the film and television works of award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Written and directed by Mark DiCampo, the show will include songs... Read more.
The Colella's Supermarket property on Main Street in Hopkinton has sold for $3.3 million. Cross Point Associates is the firm that made the purchase. They manage such stores as Hannaford's and Whole Foods. Read more.
The Town of Hopkinton and Holliston will use a grant they received to offer residents a clinician to help them deal with mental disabilities and emotional distress issues in the hope of keeping people out of the court system. The grant funded is good for three years. Read more.
In-front of a packed house at Wayland High School, the Hillers took down the Warriors 53-48 in the Central Division 2 Quarter Finals. The 1st quarter was a good offensive battle. Warriors Sophomore Forward Joey Luchetti (17 points) knocked down three 3 point field goals... Read more.
The Hopkinton Center for the Arts announces a new Actors’ Monologue Workshop lead by Hopkinton resident and Tony Award Nominated actor Jere Shea. The workshop will give participants, high-school aged and older, the chance to improve their acting and auditioning techniques... Read more.
By WMRC's Tom Nappi - The Hopkinton Hillers Boys Varsity Basketball team bettered their playoff seeding by beating Medway 69-58. Both the 11 and 9 Hopkinton Hillers and the 9 and 9 Medway Mustangs have already clinched playoff spots but both teams know increasing the... Read more.
The Milford Scarlet Hawks battled Hopkinton to a 3-3 tie on Monday night and ended the Hillers hopes of a post season berth. Hopkinton needed wins over Milford and then Northbridge on Wednesday to qualify but instead slipped back to 7-9-3 with the tie and will now... Read more.
It took overtime but the Hopkinton Hillers Boys Basketball team qualified for the playoffs on Wednesday night with a 77-72 victory over TVL rival Medfield. Guard Matt Locke had a game high 21 points... Read more.
At the January 20 Board of Selectmen meeting, the Town Manager and Finance Director presented the Capital Improvement Committee’s 10-Year Capital Plan. The CIC has not yet made a recommendation on the proposed $15 million new public works garage on Wood Street, which was... Read more.
A fire at a wood processing facility on Fruit Street in Hopkinton destroyed a building last night. The call for the blaze came in just after 9pm and the fire was under control about an hour later. The company is JB Sawmill and Land Clearing. Read more.
By: Tom Nappi - In addition to the New England Patriots winning the Super Bowl Sunday, Hopkinton had another victory to celebrate as the Hopkinton Hillers Girls Track team took home the TVL Championship. The Hopkinton Girls track team faced their first loss in 9 years... Read more.
By WMRC's Tom Nappi - The Hopkinton Lady Hillers took a big 69-44 victory Friday Night over the Holliston Panthers. Hopkinton’s balanced offensive attack and interior dominance allowed the Hillers to get within 3 wins of clinching a tournament spot... Read more.
A 24 year old Milford woman will be summonsed to court by Milford Police. Amanda Nadeau of Grove Street is accused of threatening to commit a crime. A woman from Lincoln Street sought a harassment prevention order from a judge. It was denied.
Congressman Joe Kennedy will hold constituent office hours tomorrow in Hopkinton and Hopedale. He will be at the high school in Hopkinton from noon to 1:30 and at the Hopedale fire station from 2:15 to 3:45 to meet with residents. Read more.
The Hopkinton Town Hall slate roof replacement project is officially completed. The Basement Waterproofing Project is the last of the four projects on the Town Hall this year, and it should be completed by the end of January or early February 2015 at which time the... Read more.
The new Hopkinton Outdoor Rink, located on the basketball courts in between the high school and middle school, was officially opened Thursday with a ribbon cutting on the ice. The rink is a result of a collaborative effort from many town departments (Fire Department... Read more.
The Hopkinton wrestling team remained perfect on Saturday sweeping a 4 team meet, The Hillers took out the host school New Bedford 45-24 then bested Stoughton 51-21. The finished the clean sweep with a 28-0 shutout and shut down of Wayland... Read more.