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Jim Kleinkauf

Underground  Parking proposed for 76 Main St.

Underground Parking proposed for 76 Main St.

A revised plan for a mixed-use three-story building on the property at 76 Main St. now includes a proposal for an underground 30-space parking garage. The property is owned by Paul Mastroianni of REC Hopkinton, LLC and currently is zoned as downtown business....

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Solar farm off Wilson Street approved

Solar farm off Wilson Street approved

The Planning Board voted to approve the installation of a solar array on 34 acres of land off Wilson Street, thereby preventing what could have been a costly lawsuit for the town. The 7-1 vote on March 25 reversed the Planning Board’s previous decision, on Oct. 1,...

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Solar farm off Wilson Street approved

Despite court order, solar permit still in limbo

A contentious March 11 Planning Board hearing on a proposal to install a solar array off Wilson Street ended with no agreement among the participants on what the law requires with regard to permitting solar facilities. The hearing, which was continued to March 25, is...

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Bennett officially named deputy police chief

Bennett officially named deputy police chief

Selectmen this month unanimously voted to appoint 25-year veteran Hopkinton Police Lt. Joseph Bennett to the newly created position of deputy police chief. Police Chief Edward Lee formally recommended promoting Bennett to the new position at the town Board of...

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Report names Hopkinton America’s Safest City

Report names Hopkinton America’s Safest City

Kellie Chatten Kenney grew up in Hopkinton and now resides here with her own family. When she heard that Hopkinton was named America’s Safest City by a home safety review company called SafeWise, she was not surprised. The town may have changed a great deal since she...

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Planning Board will not sponsor plans to restrict growth

Zoning up for debate

Voters to decide on restricting town growth For more than a decade, keeping up with the increasing growth in Hopkinton population has been a major concern for town government. While the recent increase in school population has been dramatic, it is only one example....

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Solar farm off Wilson Street approved

Denial of solar plan appealed

After a four-month series of public hearings, the Planning Board on Oct. 1 voted to deny a Commercial Solar Photovoltaic Special Permit Application by TJA Clean Energy to build a facility on 34 acres off Wilson Street. On Dec. 4, the applicant filed an appeal to that...

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Dog park sited for Fruit Street

Dog park sited for Fruit Street

The town Parks and Recreation Commission, at its Dec. 10 meeting, voted 5-0 to relocate a proposed dog park from the town-owned Hughes property off Hayden Rowe Street to town land on Fruit Street. Last year’s Town Meeting voted down funding for a dog park on the...

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Planning Board will not sponsor plans to restrict growth

Hearing opened on community preservation proposals

The Community Preservation Committee held its first hearing Oct. 18 to consider 17 proposals for what is so far more than $556,000 in requests for money available under the Community Preservation Act.    After about an hour of preliminary discussion among CPC members,...

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Whisper Way subdivision plan moves through boards

Whisper Way subdivision plan moves through boards

The town Planning Board held a continued a public hearing Oct. 29 for the Whisper Way Open Space and Landscape Preservation Development (OSLPD) subdivision plan application by Ron Nation, 20th Century Homes. Last December the Planning Board voted to approve a maximum...

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Planning Board will not sponsor plans to restrict growth

Plan to expand Historic District meets skepticism

Turnout was slim, but animated, at a public forum held earlier this month by the Hopkinton Historic District Commission on the proposed expansion of the Center Historic District. The Oct. 11 meeting was the second of what will be three public forums on the proposal....

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Higher recycling costs to impact area towns

Higher recycling costs to impact area towns

During the eight months since the Independent first reported on the local impact of China’s crackdown on recycled materials from the U.S., single stream materials recovery facilities such as E. L. Harvey & Sons in Hopkinton have been attempting to adapt to the new...

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