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Hopkinton Today: Thursday, May 4

by | May 4, 2023 | Featured: Features, Hopkinton Today

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 photo of the day.

With the Annual Town Election coming up on May 15, we invited all candidates to answer some basic questions about their background and provide a general statement.

Public officials joined Springwood neighborhood residents in expressing surprise and frustration last week regarding a state-approved permit allowing a developer to cut down 60 acres of trees with no prior notification to the town, with concerns that a solar array was planned for the property.

The town is reminding residents about this morning’s emergency response test for the liquefied natural gas facility on Wilson Street. Traffic in the area could be detoured.

Leading off Independent Thoughts, the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce’s annual Restaurant Week is set to run from May 5-14 — from Cinco de Mayo until Mother’s Day.

This week’s Police Log includes reports of a school bus striking a mailbox, a truck knocking down a political sign, and a 1 a.m. game of football.

The Hopkinton High School girls lacrosse team missed out on the postseason a year ago, but coach Katelyn Wedemeyer is hopeful that a group of seniors who have played together for most of their lives can help the Hillers pull off some significant victories this spring.

Town meetings tonight include the School Committee (7) and Historical Commission (7).

Photo of the Day: A Canada goose checks out the scene at Hopkinton State Park.

Canadian goose

PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

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