Author: Nanda Barker-Hook

Ask eHop: Why does Hopkinton have partisan town elections?

Ask eHop: Why does Hopkinton have partisan town elections?

eHop contacted the Town Clerk last year who told us that caucuses in our area date back to the 1700’s. She also told us that most towns in Massachusetts have non-partisan local elections and that there are less than 20 localities who continue to have […]






Town Election Update – More Candidates Still Needed

Town Election Update – More Candidates Still Needed

Considering running for local office, but don’t know where to begin? To become a candidate a person must either obtain and submit nomination papers by securing the signatures of 50 Hopkinton registered voters by Monday, March 27; or a person may qualify by being the […]






Board of Library Trustees – Did you Know?

Board of Library Trustees – Did you Know?

The Hopkinton Public Library’s Board of Trustees is a five-member elected board responsible for overseeing the library for the benefit of the community.  Working closely with the library director, members are responsible for establishing library policies and plans, determining the final budget and conducting public […]






Hayden Rowe Corridor Study Workshop: Town Calls on Residents for Input

Hayden Rowe Corridor Study Workshop: Town Calls on Residents for Input

On Wednesday, February 15, the Town hosted a public workshop at Hopkinton High School to share preliminary information about the Hayden Rowe Corridor Study and gather input from residents.  In November 2016 the School Committee and the Department of Public Works allocated $20,000 each to […]






Q & A from the eHop Spotlight on Traffic & Pedestrian Safety

Q & A from the eHop Spotlight on Traffic & Pedestrian Safety

Q: Chamberlain Road resident: If a neighborhood is going to be drastically changed by a development and the residents are really concerned but the Planning Board says they are constrained by bylaws and can’t do anything about it legally, do you have any advice for […]