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Elementary School Building Committee Site Walk

On Thursday, August 1st the Elementary School Building Committee hosted a site walk of both the Elmwood and Center School properties to gain a first hand perspective on the space available for expansion or new construction.

The tour began at Elmwood after a brief introduction by Chairman Joe Markey who made it clear that the committee was in the preliminary stages of site selection while waiting to hear back from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA).

To see highlights from the tour, to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of each site, and to hear what's next for the commitee, watch the HCAM News video below.

Fatal Accident on Hayden Rowe

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At approximately 10:27 PM, Saturday August 10, 2013, Hopkinton Police received a call of a single-vehicle motor vehicle accident in the area of 161 Hayden Rowe Street. Upon arrival officers observed a vehicle on the lawn at this location. The operator was found to be unresponsive and transported to Milford Regional Medical Center by Hopkinton Fire Paramedics, where he was later pronounced deceased.

Night Work to Begin Downtown on August 11 with Westbound Detour

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According to an email from Weston & Sampson, due to the progress made to date in the downtown water main replacement project, night work will begin in the business area, from Town Hall to Main Street and Cedar Street, on Sunday, August 11th. Work hours will be from 7:00 PM to 3:00 AM.

A new detour will be in place. Eastbound traffic will flow as usual on Main Street. Westbound Main Street traffic will be detoured at Hayden Rowe to Grove Street. Ample signage will be posted for motorists assistance.

Water Main Break on Main Street Shuts Down Water Service

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Due to a water main break on Main Street Friday afternoon, water service to the Main Street area will be interrupted for several hours until repairs can be made. A CodeRED alert from Interim Police Chief Wallace went out to inform residents and businesses.

"Good Afternoon, This Is Interim Police Chief Chuck Wallace calling to advise of a water main break on Main St. Due to this break, water service in the Main St. area will be interrupted for several hours. We appreciate your patience while the break is repaired and service is restored."

Dykema to Discuss Water Policy at Planning Board on Monday

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Representative Carolyn Dykema is scheduled to attend Hopkinton's Planning Board meeting on Monday, August 12 to discuss Water/Storm Water policy. Dykema is first on the agenda at 7:30PM in Room 211 at Town Hall. According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, Planning Board Chairman Ken Weismantel is concerned that water withdrawal limits set by the state are making it more difficult for Hopkinton to attract business and other large developments.

West Nile Virus Found in Nearby Holliston

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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that West Nile virus (WNV) was detected in a mosquito collected in Holliston. According to a press release from Ann McCobb, Holliston’s Health Director, crews from the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) sprayed on Wednesday and are planning continued mosquito control efforts.

West nile virus (WNV) is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito, but by taking precautions, people can help to protect themselves.

Get Your Tickets to the Architectural Walking Tour of Hopkinton!

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Tickets for Architectural Walking Tours of Hopkinton Center to be held on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18 will be available on Saturday, August 10 between 9am - 2pm at the Friends of the 300th Anniversary bottle & can drive in Colella's parking lot.

Drop off your bottles & buy a ticket!

Price: $5.00

Tours are 11 am and 2pm and are sponsored by the Historic District Commission with all proceeds going to the 300th Anniversary Celebration.

Town Hall Phone Numbers Affected by Provider Outage

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At 10:30 am today, Town Hall became aware that some town numbers were reporting non working number errors on incoming calls.

Public safety numbers are unaffected.

The Town's telephone service provider, Windstream, is currently reporting some area outages that are affecting Hopkinton.

The service ticket has been escalated t and everything possible is being done to expedite a return to normal service.

Thank you for your patience. Please remember that the town website and email are still available in the meantime.

Press Release: Statewide Union Endorsement for Spilka for Congress

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The statewide Amalgamated Transit Union Massachusetts Legislative Council has endorsed Karen Spilka for Congress. Comprised of 11 ATU Locals from across Massachusetts and representing over 8,000 members, Karen has earned their support because of her strong track record of supporting public transportation and her commitment to fighting for smart investments in our infrastructure in Congress.

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Highlights: Social and Economic Impacts of the Proposed Milford Casino

On Wednesday July 24, the Foxwoods presentation concerning the social and economic impacts of the proposed Milford casino took place at Milford High School. Here are some video highlights from that meeting, as excerpted from the meeting video produced by Milford TV. Listen as Milford residents speak for and against the casino. To view the full meeting, visit the Milford TV You Tube site here.

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