Hopkinton Center Trail Second Annual Art on the Trail Takes Shape

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The Hopkinton Upper Charles Trail Committee invites the public to the second annual Art on the Trail exhibition opening along the Hopkinton Center Trail on Sunday, August 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. The exhibit includes 20 new sculpture installations, created by resident artists and groups from Hopkinton and nearby towns. At 2:15 speakers will deliver introductory remarks at the Center Trail entrance across from Hopkinton Lumber, and at 2:45, the artists will accompany the group on a walk to visit each installation.

Roadwork Notice 8-1, 8-2 2016

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Rubber Chip Seal resurfacing work is scheduled for Monday August 1 and Tuesday August 2 on the following streets.

Downey St – Full length. Road closed to through traffic 9am-1pm.
Downey PL – Full length. Road closed to through traffic 9am-1pm.
Hayward St – South St to Second Rd. Road closed to through traffic 1pm-3pm.
Saddle Hill Rd – Edgehill Rd to Fruit St.3pm-5pm one lane of traffic will be open.

South Mill St – Full length. Road closed to through traffic 7am-5pm.

Please seek alternate routes.

Video: Treblemakers Chorus Performs at Christmas in July

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The Treblemakers Chorus performed at Christmas in July, hosted by "Project Just Because" at the Faith Community Church. The event featured raffles, auctions and more to benefit the charity. Project Just Because became a 501(c)(3) in 2004 and raises funds towards human needs in the community. View more about "Project Just Because" at

In the video below, the Treblemakers Chorus performs the James Taylor classic "Fire and Rain".

Video: Officer, Thomas Griffin works final day at HPD.

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Thomas Griffin has served as a Police Officer with the Hopkinton Police Department for 38 years and today he worked his final day. Chief Lee stated that Officer Griffin did not want to leave but because of his age he had to retire due to state laws. "For the 2 and a half years i've been here, Tom's been like a mentor towards me, showed me the town, gave me all the inside information, tricks of the trade, letting me know a little bit about the history of Hopkinton..he's one of the most dedicated cops i've ever met and we're certainly going to miss him.. he's been a wealth of knowledge."

Water Advisory for Hopkinton Residents

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Hopkinton's Water-Sewer Manager, Eric Carty has issued the following message to Hopkinton residents:

Sandy Beach is Opening Tomorrow, July 28!

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Sandy Beach is back open after being shut down for swimming yesterday due to high bacteria levels. Recent storms and dry weather throughout the area led to an increase in bacteria but HCAM has been notified that bacteria levels are now safe and the beach will be open for swimming tomorrow!

Hopkinton Police National Night Out August 2nd 5-8pm

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The 3rd annual Hopkinton Police Department National Night out will take place Tuesday, August 2nd from 5:00-8:00 PM at the Hopkinton Middle School Fields. The event allows community members of all ages to talk with members of the Hopkinton Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies, view and learn about equipment, and enjoy food and beverages as well as a K9 demonstration.

The Hopkinton Lions Club Grocery Dash

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The Hopkinton Lions Club Grocery Dash will take place on Saturday, October 1 at 9:00 AM at Price Chopper Supermarket, 167 West Main Street. To enter for a chance to be in the Grocery Dash, you may purchase a ticket for $20 (3 for $40) from a Hopkinton Lions Club member, or by contacting Bill Muench at 508-259-3382 or [email protected]. Look to purchase tickets at Concerts on the Common, Polyarts, and other Hopkinton events.

Swimming at Sandy Beach is Closed Until Further Notice

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The Hopkinton Parks & Recreation issued a message through twitter stating that swimming at Sandy Beach has been closed until further notice. They stated high levels of bacteria in the water is the reason. The tweet stated; "Swimming at Sandy Beach closed until further notice. Recent storms have created unsafe levels of bacteria in the water."

You can follow Hopkinton Parks and Recreation on Twitter: @HopParksRec

Roadwork Notice 7-26-2016

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Roadwork is scheduled for Benson Rd & Kimball Rd on Thursday July 28, Friday July 29 & Monday August 1. Crews will be installing asphalt curbing on both sides of the roads

Please expect delays and seek alternate routes when possible.

Mike Mansir
Highway Manager


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