Good morning, Hopkinton! Welcome to the daily update we call Hopkinton Today — a quick recap of yesterday’s news, highlights of what’s on tap, and a video or two to brighten your morning.
The town announced Friday that drainage work for the Main Street Corridor Project was nearing completion and preparation is underway for the next phase, which includes work related to the undergrounding of utilities. A town press release indicated that contractor A.F. Amorello had hoped to shut down Main Street for several days, setting up detours, but the town “rejected that plan, and all parties have worked together to update the schedule of operations for this work.” The undergrounding work is anticipated to begin within 2-3 weeks and could take 4-6 weeks to complete.
As part of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s I-90/I-495 Interchange Improvement Project, the Fruit Street bridge over the CSX railroad tracks will be closed from the end of September through September of next year. MassDOT released a detour map to show alternate routes drivers can take.
Faith Community Church is mourning the passing of Robert Cloutier, also known as Pastor Bob. Cloutier, who served as pastor at the Hopkinton church for more than 37 years, lost his battle with lymphoma last week.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Hopkinton is holding an online spring flower bulb sale until October. A wide variety of spring-blooming bulbs that are guaranteed by the supplier to grow can be ordered online. Proceeds will benefit St. Paul’s paint and property fund.
Town meetings tonight include the Parks & Recreation Commission (5:30).
Photo of the Day: Firefighter/paramedic Dave Howard graduated Friday from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy 10-week recruit training program and will be assigned to Hopkinton Fire Department’s Group 1 starting today.
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