Fellow residents of Hopkinton, RI, we must speak out against development that threatens our rural community. The State has canceled its plan for a Transit Hub, but we must maintain our resolve against other bad-for-Hopkinton projects.

Developers are destroying forests to install solar panels.

Why? Because it’s cheaper to clear cut trees than install solar on rooftops, old landfills, or over parking lots.

Solar power and other green energy sources are a critical part of our future, but so are our forests and our open space. The way forward is sensible development that incorporates solar into existing uses — not the wanton destruction of our forests.

Keep Hopkinton Country! Say no to spot zoning and industrial solar sprawl. You can make a difference.