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Hopkinton COVID-19 update for July 31

Editor's note: This is the town of Hopkinton's COVID-19 update for July 31. COVID-19 Updates and Precautions July 31 update Previous updates and additional information and resources can be found here: coronavirus-hopkintonma.hub.arcgis.com/ While Town Hall and municipal buildings are...
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Eversource gas pipeline plan hits snag

A state Land Court judge ruled that Eversource must remove a decommissioned gas pipeline if its project to install a new, larger pipeline through Hopkinton and Ashland moves forward. Associate Justice Michael D. Vhay’s July...
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Hopkinton COVID-19 update for July 30

Editor's note: This is the town of Hopkinton's COVID-19 update for July 30. COVID-19 Updates and Precautions July 30 update Previous updates and additional information and resources can be found here: coronavirus-hopkintonma.hub.arcgis.com/ While Town Hall and municipal buildings are...
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Hopkinton bans outdoor water use, with limited exceptions

The Hopkinton Water and Sewer Department released the following statement about water issues in town. Water levels at the Hopkinton reservoir and groundwater levels at our town wells have reached action trigger levels. Due to...
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Conservation Commission OK’s Leonard Street development

The Conservation Commission, at its Tuesday night meeting, approved under the town bylaws a proposal from developer Lou Petrozzi, president of Wall Street Development Corp., to construct three single-family homes off Leonard Street. Leonard Street...
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Charlesview residents upset about solar owner’s plan to clear more trees

A Lumber Street couple who previously expressed a desire to expand their ground-mounted solar array revealed plans to start cutting down trees on 6.5 acres of adjoining property that they own. Ben and Amy Chirco,...

Arrests/Police Log, July 28 edition

ARRESTS July 21 8:09 a.m. A caller reported a vehicle off the roadway of Lumber Street, and the occupants were out walking and talking. Sergeants Matthew McNeil and Aaron Neil and Officer Philip Powers responded and...

Naked couple arrested during morning dog walk on Hayden Rowe Street

On the same day Hopkinton was named the No. 2 safest city in America, local police made a bizarre arrest. Around 6:30 a.m. Monday, police received reports that a couple was walking their dog on...
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Planning Board approves Frankland Road solar special permit

The Planning Board voted Monday night to approve a special permit for a 28-acre solar array in the woods off 71 Frankland Road to be built by Seaboard Solar. The project is a 4-megawatt, alternative...
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Town counsel raises concerns with Planning Board’s solar overlay map

At its meeting Monday night, the Planning Board discussed how to handle issues with the Commercial Solar Photovoltaic Overlay District map that it approved on June 1 and sent to September's Town Meeting warrant....