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 and video of the day.
Leading off the Planning Board roundup, a controversial solar array project planned for land off Frankland Road is moving forward while the developer prepares to submit an application for a building permit, even as it is mired in litigation filed by some abutters. The board also discussed the proposed expansion of Marathon School.
Kate Powers has emerged as one of the top track and field athletes in Massachusetts and has anchored multiple state championships during her time at Hopkinton. The Hopkinton High School senior will continue her track career with one of the nation’s strongest Division 1 programs after signing to compete with Kentucky next season.
Headlining the Schools Notebook, Hopkinton High School freshman Ananya Kumar won the 16th annual Central Massachusetts Brain Bee on Feb. 5 with a near-perfect score. She now is eligible to compete in the National Brain Bee in April.
HopSwap, an annual community-wide tag sale, will be held Saturday, March 19, from 9 a.m.-noon at the Hopkinton High School cafeteria.
Town meetings tonight include the Climate Action Workgroup of the Sustainable Green Committee (5), Appropriation Committee (6), Housing Authority (6), Board of Appeals (7), Marathon Committee (7) and Hopkinton Historic District Commission (7).
Photo of the Day: Hopkinton veterans (form left) Bob Chesmore, Jim Rose, Art Brooks, Mike Boelsen, Bob Letendre, Pat Lynch and John Graham pose for a photo at last Friday’s Veterans Breakfast at the Senior Center.
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