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ZAC sends proposed tree-cutting bylaw to Planning Board

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd2ZggiNT7w&feature=youtu.be The Zoning Advisory Committee on Monday made some final tweaks to its proposed tree-cutting bylaw, which is primarily designed to curtail large commercial ground-mounted solar arrays, and voted to send it to the Planning...
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Planning Board questions Wilson Street solar developer’s stormwater plan

The Planning Board at its Monday night meeting urged Grasshopper Energy to revise its stormwater mitigation plan as part of its plan to construct a 2.4 megawatt solar array off Wilson Street, advising that...
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Seaboard Solar surprises town by applying for DCR forest-cutting permit

The Connecticut company that plans to install a ground-mounted solar array in the woods off Frankland Road recently unveiled a possible new strategy to get the project moving forward despite lawsuits from abutters, applying...
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Hopkinton COVID-19 update for April 23: Town has 37 active cases; vaccinations continue

Editor's note: This is the town of Hopkinton's COVID-19 update for April 23. COVID-19 Updates and Precautions April 23 update Previous updates and additional information and resources can be found here: coronavirus-hopkintonma.hub.arcgis.com/ As of April 18, Hopkinton’s Health Department...
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Hopkinton COVID-19 update for Feb. 7: Town to get Pfizer vaccine, start scheduling appointments...

Editor's note: This is the town of Hopkinton's COVID-19 update for Feb. 7. COVID-19 Updates and Precautions Special Update — Local Vaccine Information Feb. 7 update Previous updates and additional information and resources can be found here: coronavirus-hopkintonma.hub.arcgis.com/ The commonwealth...
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Select Board roundup: Town hires new assistant senior services director

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLcosCn_IJc At Tuesday’s Select Board meeting, Jessica Migneault was confirmed as assistant senior services director. She replaces Ashley Shaheen, who left last July for another job. Migneault has worked for the housing authority in Lincoln, Rhode...
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Conservation Commission roundup: Laborers Training Center plans expansion; Aiken Park bridge to be stabilized

The Conservation Commission met for four hours on Tuesday night to consider a variety of projects, the highlights of which are included below. Laborers' Training Academy expansion A notice of intent (NOI) was filed by the...
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Planning Board: Stormwater conditions a growing concern; Eversource granted permits for LNG project

The Planning Board on Monday night granted two permits for Eversource’s facility improvement project at the liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility at 52 Wilson St. after a two-hour discussion that encompassed a growing concern...
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Select Board roundup: Herr cautions that downtown project should not get derailed by complaints...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIafGCLbN4I Tuesday’s Select Board meeting mostly focused on housekeeping issues, but the Main Street Corridor Project was on everyone’s minds. As part of his town manager’s report, Norman Khumalo offered a very brief update on the...
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Growth Study Committee pushes for economic development office

Members of the Hopkinton Growth Study Committee propose creating an economic development office within the town to bring in new economic opportunities and work closely with the business community. This proposed post would initially be...