Boston Marathon planned for Oct. 11

The Boston Athletic Association announced Tuesday that it has targeted Columbus Day, Oct. 11, for the 2021 Boston Marathon. This is assuming road races are allowed in the state by the fall (right now...
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Planning Board reconsiders best approach to commercial solar zoning

During its meeting Monday night, the Planning Board voted to hold spots for two commercial zoning articles on the Town Meeting warrant, one dealing primarily with more aggressive screening rules and the other the...
Muriel Kramer and Irfan Nasrullah

Kramer, Nasrullah announce campaigns for Select Board

Democrats Muriel Kramer and Irfan Nasrullah announced Tuesday that they have launched their campaigns for the two available Select Board seats in the May 17 Town Election. Kramer, a 30-year resident, is a former Select...
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ZAC finalizes proposed commercial solar bylaw, votes to send it to Planning Board

The Zoning Advisory Committee put the final touches on its proposed commercial ground-mounted solar bylaw at its meeting Tuesday night, working with town counsel to tweak the wording before unanimously voting to send it...
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Health director: After ‘worst two weeks’ of pandemic, Hopkinton ‘trending back downward’

Health Department director Shaun McAuliffe, during his update to the Select Board on Tuesday night, said the town has had a rough couple of weeks dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic but appears to be...
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Select Board roundup: Economic Development Office debated

Growth Study Committee chair Fin Perry appeared before the Select Board on Tuesday night to encourage the establishment of an Economic Development Office at Town Hall “to call attention to the fact that Hopkinton...
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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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Town counsel cautions ZAC on commercial solar restrictions; discussion to continue

The Zoning Advisory Committee’s discussion on how to better control commercial ground-mounted solar developments took a turn Monday night, following input from town counsel. During its previous discussions, ZAC had suggesting wording limiting commercial solar...
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Hopkinton COVID-19 update for Jan. 7: Town has 60 active cases

Editor's note: This is the town of Hopkinton's COVID-19 update for Jan. 7. COVID-19 Updates and Precautions Jan. 7 update Previous updates and additional information and resources can be found here: coronavirus-hopkintonma.hub.arcgis.com/ Hopkinton Town Hall reopened to the public...
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Local politicians shocked, embarrassed by Washington riots

Hopkinton politicians were quick to condemn Wednesday’s actions in Washington, where a mob of Donald Trump loyalists stormed the U.S. Capitol while the House and Senate were preparing to confirm Joe Biden’s election as...