HOPKINTON - There are not many towns left across the Commonwealth that have not raised the age to buy tobacco to 21-years old. Hopkinton is one of those towns where the age to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products remains at 18-years of age. However, the... Read more.
The Interchange that serves as a major crossroads for commuter traffic, and is used by nearly half of freight truck traffic entering Eastern Massachusetts, is in line for a major makeover and for the next two-nights informational meetings will be held in Hopkinton and... Read more.
HOPKINTON - Residents of Hopkinton are being reminded by the town that beginning this weekend, and for the next four Sundays, the recycling center will be open for brush and leaf disposal. As homeowners conduct their annual Fall Clan-up, this gives them four additional... 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 statistician from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education crunched a few numbers recently and posted the top 100 school districts in Massachusetts. Out of 404 school districts, Milford landed at 91 (not too shabby). Medway landed at 63... 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.