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Hopkinton Today: Wednesday, Sept. 20

by | Sep 20, 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.

The Zoning Advisory Committee at its meeting Monday night sought community feedback as the town formulates its response to the state’s MBTA Communities Act. The state adopted the MBTA Communities Law in 2021 to spur the development of multifamily housing by right in communities served by the MBTA outside of Boston to help ease the state’s housing crisis.

The Commission on Disability held its first meeting Monday night, electing officers and outlining goals for community engagement and awareness of accessibility issues in town. Holly Morand, also a School Committee member, was elected chair in a 4-0 vote. Alex Danahy was selected as vice chair.

This week’s Real Estate Transactions list includes seven sales, with three topping $1 million.

Greyhound Friends, the dog shelter on Saddle Hill Road, will host its Fall Open House this Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (rain date is Sunday). The free event features adoptable dogs, music, refreshments, vendors, fun runs, nail trims, silent auction/raffles and a costume contest.

Town meetings tonight include the Housing Authority (6).

Photo of the Day: Youngsters from Juniper Trail, in the Legacy Farms North neighborhood, meet some of the cats at the facility after dropping off a donation with funds they raised via a bake sale on the occasion of Indian Independence Day. Click here for more photos.

Juniper Trail kids at Baypath

PHOTO/AMIT JAGDALE

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