Weekly News Roundup – 10/3/2021
Main Street Corridor Project – Weekly Update • Notice of Lumber Street Paving • Covid-19 Update and Precautions • ‘Love Letter’ film welcomes back marathoners to Hopkinton • BAA execs update Select Board on logistics for Boston Marathon • Hopkinton Planning Board Vacancy Announcement • Parks & Rec roundup: Turf fields to have ad hoc committee; dog park makes progress; Town Common trees to be removed • Public notice: Dog walking near water supply and increase in pet waste • Planning Board discusses Turkey Ridge development, OK’s 17 Main rebuild • Hopkinton Organizing for Prevention awarded $625,000 grant • Town of Hopkinton Honors 9/11 Victims, First Responders During 20th Anniversary Memorial Service
Main Street Corridor Project – Weekly Update
What to Expect for the Week of October 4, 2021
- Line Stripe the road from Pleasant Street to Ash Street
- Clean up of any construction debris
RELATED: Live Construction Video Feeds are available for the Main Street Corridor Project, check where crews are working and traffic / weather conditions before you leave your home or office.
In preparation for the Boston Marathon on Monday, October 11, no Main Street Corridor Project work is scheduled for October 6, 7, and 8. The remaining drainage work has been suspended and will resume after the Marathon.
The town announced Monday that in preparation for the Oct. 11 Boston Marathon, the Main Street Corridor Project will focus on cleanup, roadway/sidewalk repairs and paving Main Street from Pleasant Street to Ash Street, starting Tuesday. A schedule of the work to be performed can be viewed here.
Covid-19 Update and Precautions
As of 9/28/21, Hopkinton’s Health Department is reporting 1,219 total confirmed COVID-19 cases; 16 of those cases are active, with 1,186 recoveries and 17 deaths. (these metrics are cumulative since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic). You can see historical tracking and updates on Hopkinton’s Community Impact Dashboard. The Commonwealth’s COVID-19 Interactive Dashboard is another valuable resource to review rates and trends: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-response-reporting#covid-19-interactive-data-dashboard
Booster shot info – NEW UPDATE
‘Love Letter’ film welcomes back marathoners to Hopkinton
In anticipation of Boston Marathon participants’ return to Hopkinton for the first time since April 2019, local filmmakers have produced a short film welcoming them back and sending a positive message to those connected with the event, running and beyond. HCAM-TV, the Hopkinton Freedom Team, local filmmakers, the 26.2 Foundation and residents and friends of Hopkinton have come together to send a message of love and support to the marathoners and their supporters around the world.
BAA execs update Select Board on logistics for Boston Marathon
Grilk said he looks at this year’s race as “an opportunity of ours to help with the reopening of society and the economy.”
Fleming explained that Hopkinton Middle School will be used for staging, but the athletes will not congregate there as they normally do before the race. After the elite runners, wheelchair competitors and other special divisions are underway, the open field of runners will have a rolling start beginning at 9 a.m. Runners will be bused in and dropped off at the middle school, then they will immediately head down Grove Street, turn right onto Main Street, and cross the start line for their trek to Boston.
Hopkinton Planning Board Vacancy Announcement
The Planning Board currently has one vacancy and the Town is seeking candidates for the position. The term of office will expire at the May, 2022 annual town election. The Planning Board is an elected board, whose members serve five year terms. The establishment of municipal Planning Boards is authorized by Mass. General Law, Chapter 41, Section 81A
Parks & Rec roundup: Turf fields to have ad hoc committee; dog park makes progress; Town Common trees to be removed
Fruit Street fields replacement plans pending, Dog park nears completion, Damaged trees to be removed due to safety concerns and Pickleball court proposals in progress.
Public notice: Dog walking near water supply and increase in pet waste
The town municipal well fields offer a number of great walking trails at Fruit Street and Charles McIntyre Lane, off Lake Whitewall. However we have noticed an increase in the amount of pet waste that is being left behind in the direct recharge area of the wells. This waste poses a potential risk to contamination of the water supply. We ask that anyone who is walking their dog to avoid the direct vicinity of the wells, and in other areas to please pick up after their pet to ensure the safety of our drinking water supply.
Planning Board discusses Turkey Ridge development, OK’s 17 Main rebuild
The Planning Board at its Monday night meeting mainly discussed the Turkey Ridge Estates eight-lot subdivision, which would be situated off Cedar Street Extension and at the end of Lincoln Street, at the border with Southborough.
A main concern on which he sought feedback from the board was a request to change the grading inside the infiltration basins. The regulation calls for it to be at a 3-to-1 slope, but Marquedant requested that it be allowed to be at a gentler 2-to-1 grading.
The site is on the side of the hill and is bordered by the Sudbury River on one side.
Hopkinton Organizing for Prevention awarded $625,000 grant
The Hopkinton Organizing for Prevention (HOP) coalition has been awarded a $625,000 grant from the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program, the town announced Monday.
“The Hopkinton Organizing for Prevention coalition is so fortunate to have received this funding, and it could not have been made possible without the hard work of coalition members, including [Hopkinton Youth & Family Services] Director [Dawn] Alcott-Miller,” Town Manager Norman Khumalo said. “I would like to thank everyone involved in the grant process, and I look forward to seeing the positive effects that this funding has on our youth for many years to come.”
Town of Hopkinton Honors 9/11 Victims, First Responders During 20th Anniversary Memorial Service
Town Manager Norman Khumalo is pleased to share a video of the Town of Hopkinton’s 9/11 Memorial Service in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Held on the Town Common, Town officials, the Veterans Celebration Committee, American Legion Post 202, Old Guard New England, residents and other guests gathered to remember all those lost on Sept. 11, 2001 and in the global war on terrorism.