Hopkinton Today: Wednesday, March 31

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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 Planning Board at Monday’s meeting voted 6-1 in favor of three respective amendments to the solar special permit and stormwater management permit for the proposed 2.4-megawatt solar array off Wilson Street. The applicant, Grasshopper Energy, has been working with town consultant BETA Group on a stormwater management system that would incorporate a shade- and drought-tolerant seed mix that could thrive underneath the solar panels, which are to be packed more closely together than in a typical array.

A youth hockey program was fined $2,100 by the Hopkinton Health Department for allegedly failing to ensure its players were following COVID rules following a team’s appearance in a tournament in Pennsylvania earlier this month.

Two dozen members of the Hopkinton Police Department recently completed interactive, scenario-based training utilizing the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office’s Mobile Training Center, a specialized trailer that provides officers the ability to train for situations they may encounter during their daily duties.

Town meetings tonight include the Parks & Recreation Commission (5:30) and Growth Study Committee (7).

Photo of the Day: The Doughboy statue is framed by an excavator being stored next to the Town Common for the Main Street Construction Project.

Doughboy with construction equipment
PHOTO/JERRY SPAR

Video of the Day:

Hopkinton Independent house ad