Roadwork Notice in Hopkinton

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The following roads will need to be closed briefly for needed roadwork during the listed dates and times. Please seek alternate routes.

Saturday August 16th.

Cross St – Frankland Rd to the Ashland town line. The road will be closed from approximately 7am-11am for fine grading to prepare the road surface for asphalt paving.

Wilson St – East Main St to #12 Wilson St. The road will be closed from approximately 11am-3pm for fine grading to prepare the road surface for asphalt paving.

Wednesday August 20th.

What a Success....The First Annual Smilin' with Hillers Fockey!

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To this point, Stephen has been the primary voice for KeepSmilin4Abbie.

I want to take a moment and share my thoughts on Sunday's event.

Scenic Road Permits Granted by Planning Board

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Two Scenic Road Permits were granted unanimously by the Planning Board during their August 11 meeting, one for the removal of a tree for construction and the other for the temporary widening of a stone wall.

Hopkinton Library Gets Their Grant From MBLC

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The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is pleased to announce that it awarded provisional construction grant awards to the top five communities on the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP) Wait List at its monthly meeting on August 7, 2014. Those communities are as follows:

Webster~Chester C. Corbin Public Library~$5,366,489
Woburn~Woburn Public Library~$9,906,275
Hopkinton~Hopkinton Public Library~$4,533,580
Somerville~Somerville Public Library~$18,100,101
Stoughton~Stoughton Public Library~$6,702,689

PT Library Tech Wanted

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Town of Hopkinton’s Public Library seeks PT (Up to 8 Hrs/Week) Weekend Library Technician – The Library Technician will perform all tasks related to the daily operations of the Library and the circulation desk. Assists in opening and closing of the Library. Retrieves and checks in all Library materials from the drop off boxes outside the Library. Collects overdue and lost item fines, handles on-line museum pass reservation requests, provides assistance to patrons locating materials, and resolves patron account related issues and answers phone inquiries.

State Police Urges Water Safety

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Yesterday members of the Massachusetts State Police Underwater Recovery Team and members of the Massachusetts Environmental Police held a media event at the Connecticut River in Chicopee at the Medina Street Boat Ramp. They held a similar event last week at Carson Beach in South Boston. As a service to the public, members of the MSP Dive Team provided instruction and tips on safe practices for swimmers and boaters. A State Police Diver gave a demonstration on two rescue scenarios from an Environmental Police vessel.

West Main & School Closer To Completion

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NSTAR's crews were on site today conducting some of the necessary work which will bring the construction at the intersection of School and West Main Streets closer to completion. NSTAR's crews estimate that it will take them 8-10 days to relocate all their wires from the old poles to the new poles. Comcast and Verizon can relocate their wires once NSTAR's work is complete. ​The final step will be for the Town's contractor to widen the pavement and ​restripe the lines.

John K. Westerling
​Your ​Director of Public Works

St. Paul’s Friday Family Movie Night August 15

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HOPKINTON, MASS. (August 5, 2014) – Building on the success of its first Friday Family Movie Night, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be hosting another Friday Family Movie Night on August 15 at 7:00 p.m. Parents are invited to bring their children to the St. Paul’s Parish Hall to enjoy an animated film about a fox and hound dog who try to preserve their friendship despite outside pressure to be enemies. (St. Paul’s licensing agreement prohibits mentioning the movie’s title; however that information is available by calling St.

Worcester Revolution of 1774

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Worcester, MA — July 28, 2014 — Worcester Revolution of 1774, a consortium of historical and cultural organizations, is planning a day-long festival of activities celebrating Worcester County’s role in starting the American Revolution. Programming will take place on September 7, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at various locations in and around Institute Park in Worcester, Massachusetts. The event is free, family oriented, and open to the public with activities for all ages.

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Video: Camp Bailout 6 Part News Series

Developed and led by Lieutenant Lyn Moraghan Camp Bailout is run by the professional women of the Fire Service from around the Metro-West who are dedicated to the advancement of education, professionalism and leadership to young women in fire and emergency services. The Camp gives students a taste of what it’s like to be a fire fighter or work in EMS Services.

In Part 1 of our Camp Bailout News series, the students learned about how search and rescue is conducted in a home.

In Part 2 of our Camp Bailout News series, the students conducted a mock home search and rescue.

In Part 3 of our Camp Bailout News series, the students learned about Fire and Rescue Services.

In Part 4 of our Camp Bailout News series, the students got a chance to talk to a UMASS memorial Life flight crew as they landed the helicopter at the Ashland Fire station.

In Part 5 of our Camp Bailout News series the students learned about the K9 Search and recue unit.

In Part 6 of our news series, Camp bailout came to a close on day 5 and the students had the chance to hear from new Ashland Police officer Stacy Kaiser as she talked about her time in training and her first few weeks on the force and then it was graduation time as the students received their certificates and Hopkinton’s own Devin Gross received the Chief William D. Kee award for her great effort in the camp.


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