General Facts

Hopkinton has three distinct villages within its borders: Hopkinton Village, a mainly residential area in the southeast portion of the town; Contoocook, the business sector; and West Hopkinton, a mainly agricultural area.


The Town of Hopkinton is governed by a Select Board of five elected board members. The Select Board oversees town policy and government as well as the annual Town Meeting which occurs in March of each year.  The Board also appoints a Town Administrator, who is responsible for the proper administration of all town policy and departments.  In Hopkinton, the Town Administrator also serves as the Health Officer. 

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Administration

Select Board
Term Expires
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2017 
2019
2017
2018
2019

Department Heads
Town Administrator Neal Cass (603) 746-8242 
Administrative Assessing Assistant Robin Buchanan  (603) 746-5258
Town Clerk/Tax Collector Charles Gangel (603) 746-3180
Finance Director Deb Gallant (603) 746-8241
Fire Chief Shawn Murray (603) 746-3181
Planning Director Karen Robertson (603) 746-8243 
Police Chief Stephen Pecora (603) 746-5151 (Business line)
Director of Public Works Dan Blanchette (603) 746-5118 
Recreation Director Paula Simpkins (603) 746-2915


Boards and Committees
Budget Committee
Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Committee
Conservation Commission
Contoocook Village Precinct Commissioners
Economic Development Committee
Hopkinton Village Precinct Commissioners
Hopkinton Village Precinct Planning Board
Hopkinton-Webster Refuse Disposal Committee
Human Services Advisory Committee
Joint Loss Safety Committee
Kimball Lake Property Support Committee
Library Trustees
Open Space Committee
Planning Board
Recreation Committee
Recycling Committee
Road Committee
Select Board
Senior Recreation Council
Sewer Committee
Supervisors of the Checklist
Trustees of Trust Funds
Zoning Board of Adjustment


Office Locations
Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Office - 846 Main Street, Contoocook
Here you can:
  • Register to vote
  • Apply for an absentee ballot
  • Register or title your motor vehicle, boat, ATV, or snowmobile
  • Register your dog
  • Purchase a hunting/fishing license
  • Apply for a marriage license or certificate
  • Be issued a birth or death certificate
  • Pay your taxes
Town Hall - 330 Main Street, Hopkinton
Here you can:
  • Apply for permits
  • Speak with the Assessing Department
  • Speak with the Finance Director
  • Speak with the Planning/Zoning Director
  • Speak with the Human Services department
  • Speak with the Town Administrator
  • Purchase a property card ($1 per copy)
  • Review property files
  • Attend Select Board meetings
Hopkinton Police Department - 1696 Hopkinton Road, Hopkinton
The Hopkinton Police Department, located on Route 103, is dedicated to serving visitors and residents of Hopkinton and Contoocook. It is open Monday-Friday from 8 AM-4 PM and can be reached during business hours at 746-5151, by a 24-hour line at 746-4141, or at any time in case of an emergency at 911.

Hopkinton Fire Department - 9 Pine Street, Contoocook
The Hopkinton Fire Department is a combination fire department providing 24-hour fire suppression and paramedic ambulance services. The Hopkinton Fire Department has two stations in town: an unmanned station located at 110 Main Street which houses one tanker and one engine, and the recently renovated station located at 9 Pine Street which is staffed 24/7. The Hopkinton Fire Department is also a member of the Capital Area Mutual Aid Compact, meaning it provides assistance, when necessary, to neighboring towns in the capital area.

Hopkinton Town Library - 61 Houston Drive, Contoocook
The Hopkinton Town Library provides a quiet and convenient place for residents of Hopkinton to read, write, and peruse the books available, all free of charge. The library also provides scanning, printing, and faxing services for a small fee and has meeting spaces available in the back for reservation, as well as reading and recreational programs for kids. The library opens at 10 AM daily and is closed on Sundays from May-September. For complete hours and information, please visit the website.

Hopkinton SAU #66 School District Office - 204 Maple Street, Contoocook
The Hopkinton School District is divided up into three schools: Harold Martin School, located at 271 Main Street, serves children from preschool to third grade. Maple Street School, located at 194 Maple Street next to the SAU Office, serves children from fourth grade to sixth grade. Finally, at 297 Park Ave, Hopkinton Middle High School is the combination junior and senior high school and serves students from seventh grade all the way through twelfth grade. The Hopkinton School District has received numerous awards and recognitions, such as the Blue Ribbon Award for volunteerism at Harold Martin School, as well as Hopkinton being ranked the top high school in New Hampshire in 2014.