Friday, September 24, 2021

Hurricane IDA Disaster Recovery Assistance

For additional information on assistance available from the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program and Disaster Recovery Assistance please click the link below.

Disaster Recovery Assistance | NRCS (

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Town of Hopkinton

Crandall Field Playground Improvements Project Request For Proposal

Crandall Field Playground Improvements Project Request for Proposal

Proposed Ordinance – Chapter 20 Traffic and Motor Vehicles

Proposed Ordinance on Use of Recreational Vehicles


Proposed Potter Hill Dam Removal Correspondence to Town of Westerly

Proposed Potter Hill Dam Removal

Updates on Board and Commission Vacancies




The Hopkinton Town Council is seeking individuals who are residents of the town to fill vacancies on the following active Boards and Commissions:


Conservation Commission; one vacancy

Historic District Commission; one vacancy

Juvenile Hearing Board; two vacancies

Planning Board; one alternate vacancy

Recreation Commission; one vacancy

Tax Board of Review; one vacancy


In order to reactivate the following Boards and Commissions, the Hopkinton Town Council is seeking individuals who are residents of the town to fill vacancies on the following:


Affordable Housing Partnership – currently inactive; three vacancies

Animal Control Commission – currently inactive; three vacancies

Committee on Aging – currently inactive; five vacancies

Economic Development Commission – currently inactive; seven vacancies

Town Charter Commission –currently inactive; up to six vacancies, nine-member maximum

Waste Water Management District Commission – currently inactive; five vacancies


Residents interested in serving must be registered to vote.  Please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 377-7777 if you have any questions, would like information on a particular board or commission and to request an application.  You may apply in person at the Hopkinton Town Hall, 1 Town House Road, Hopkinton, RI 02833, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. The application form is available on the Hopkinton website:



Updated:  July 29, 2021

Amended Solar Ordinance Chapter 279

The Hopkinton Town Council amended the Solar Ordinance, Chapter 279, on April 19, 2021.  It is available here for your review:

Amended Solar Ordinance, Chapter 279

Hopkinton StoryWalk

Hopkinton StoryWalk®      

The Hopkinton Land Trust, Ashaway Free Library and Langworthy Public Library are excited to bring a StoryWalk® to Hopkinton. A StoryWalk® is a great way for children and families to benefit from fresh air and movement, enjoying nature and literature as they read from laminated story pages that are placed on signboards along a path or trail. Our first StoryWalk®, Possum and the Summer Storm, written and illustrated by Anne Hunter, will be located along the trail at Grills Wildlife Sanctuary on Chase Hill Rd in Hopkinton. It will be up from July 1-August 6 (depending on how it is impacted by the weather). For more information please contact the Ashaway or Langworthy libraries.


The Hopkinton StoryWalk® is a collaboration between the Hopkinton Land Trust and the Ashaway Free and Langworthy Public Libraries.  The StoryWalk®  Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Funds from OLIS (Office of Library and Information Services) and the IMLS (Institute of Museums and Library Services) were used to support this project. 

Potter Hill Ecological Restoration Study – Residential Well Questionnaire


Residential Well Questionnaire- Potter Hill Ecological Restoration Study


The Southern Rhode Island Conservation District is partnering with the Town of Westerly, the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association, the Nature Conservancy, NOAA, RIDEM, USFWS, and others to conduct a feasibility study to identify the best alternative for improving public safety, reducing flood risks, and improving ecological function of the Pawcatuck River at the Potter Hill Mill site on the Westerly-Hopkinton border.  Detailed information and updates about the project can be found at

We are using this survey to gather additional information needed to complete our study.  Your participation is greatly appreciated.  Any information collected will be held strictly confidential by the partner team, will not be distributed or used for other purposes than to assess potential impacts from the project, and will be destroyed upon the completion of our study. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this survey, please contact Gina Fuller at (401) 661-5761 or 

Information Regarding Chariho Elementary School Facilities Project

Chariho Elementary School Facility Project

Notice: Pawcatuck River at Potter Hill; Current Conditions and Ideas for Ecological Restoration meeting

SRICD is assisting the Town of Westerly and its partners with the  Pawcatuck River at Potter Hill; Current Conditions and Ideas for Ecological Restoration meeting on March 18th at 6:00 p.m. at the Westerly Town Hall.  


The Town of Westerly and its partners received a grant from NOAA to study the feasibility of improving fish passage and flood resiliency at the Potter Hill Mill.  The engineers obtained by the town have completed their preliminary study of the river and will provide that information on March 18th via a virtual meeting.


Due to COVID Restrictions on gathering size, the public is invited to participate via Zoom or by telephone.  

The meeting will also be broadcast live on PEG RI-TV Channel 18 (Cox) or Channel 29 (Verizon) and to FaceBook Live and recorded and re-broadcast later.  Interested parties can watch online or on television and call the phone numbers below to ask questions.   

Please click the link below to join the meeting:

(929) 205 6099 (Toll Call)
(877) 853 5257 (Toll Free Call)
Meeting ID: 860 5625 9542

Residents of Westerly and the Town of Hopkinton can submit a question in advance by going to the Westerly webpage:

At the top of the page click on submit a question or comment regarding the issue, or go directly to this page and submit the question or comments:


Pawcatuck River at Potter Hill | Westerly, RI

VIRTUAL MEETING Thursday, March 18, 2021 6:00PM. Public Information Session: Pawcatuck River at Potter Hill; Current Conditions and Ideas for Ecological Restoration