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Roadwork Notice: August 22, 2019

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Lakeshore Dr, Amherst Rd, Beach St, Duffield Rd, Knoll Rd & Yale Rd are scheduled to be paved on Monday August 26 and Tuesday August 27. All work is weather pending and dates may need to be moved forward as needed. Work hours will be approximately 7am-5pm.

Please expect delays and seek alternate routes when possible.

Open House Celebration & Bocce Challenge

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Discover what the Senior Center has to offer during our open house celebration! September is National Senior Center month so there is no better time for the community to see our building, meet staff and participate in programs. All fitness programs on the 18th will be complimentary including Tai Chi (9:30 a.m.), Pound (5:00 p.m.), and Yoga (6:00 p.m.). Crafts will be created in the art room, too! This is a great way to get introduced to the senior center and start participating on a more regular basis.

Video: Water & Sewer Superintendent, Eric Carty Discusses Summer Projects

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The Hopkinton DPW Water & Sewer Superintendent recently filled us in with some of the summer happenings in town. Some of the projects this summer for Eric and his team included: marking utilities for upcoming construction projects, fixing water main breaks and breaking in some new equipment. View more in the video below.

Hopkinton Health Department: Mosquito Control Update

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On Friday, August 16, 2019, a human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) was confirmed in a young adult resident of Grafton, Massachusetts. This was the second case of EEE in Massachusetts in 2019. In response, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MADPH) raised the EEE risk rating in Hopkinton and 11 surrounding communities to Critical, and the Town of Hopkinton quickly issued a Press Release and a Code Red general notice that same day, with information about EEE and what the increased risk rating meant.

Video: Peter Mezitt talks Upcoming Blooms, Brews, BBQ Event

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The 3rd annual Blooms, Brews and BBQ event will take place at Weston Nurseries in Hopkinton on September 7th from 11am until 7pm. The event features entertainment, several food and beer vendors and has fun activities for all ages. Weston Nurseries President, Peter Mezitt talked about the upcoming event which raises money for the Jimmy Fund Walk. View more information about the event in the video below and here!.

Community Notice: EEE Risk Raised to Critical

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On Friday, August 16, 2019, a human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) was confirmed in a young adult resident of Grafton, Massachusetts. In response, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MADPH) has raised the EEE risk rating in Hopkinton, Grafton, Northbridge, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Upton, Westborough, Framingham, Marlborough, Millbury, Northborough and Sutton to Critical. With the Critical Risk designation, municipal and community leadership are recommended to cancel or reschedule outdoor gatherings, organized sporting events, etc.

Video: Planning Board Vacancy, Greyhound Friends Kennel License Approved, Post 77 Raises Banner

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-The Planning Board is looking for someone to fill a vacancy on the board. the term would last until the may 2020 election. Those interested should be a registered voter in Hopkinton and apply online by Tuesday august 27th. you can find more details on our website.

-Greyhound Friends recently released a press release stating that they were approved by the town for a kennel license. Greyhound Friends still has to be approved by the State to officially open. The facility is under new leadership.

Video: Select Board Recognizes Scouts Receiving Honors

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At Tuesdays Select Board meeting, proclamations were given to several Hopkinton Scouts who received accolades for their work in the community.

Girl Scouts, Emma Bograd and Mallory Peishoff of Troop #72233 recently received Girl Scout Gold Awards. Emma worked on a project to establish safety protocols and regulations for a dog park. Mallory Peishoff came up with a plan to better give access to all residents to Community music events.

Video: Select Board Approve Appointment of Officer, Tyler Brabham to Hopkinton PD

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This past Tuesday, the Select Board unanimously approved Chief Edward Lee's appointment of Officer, Tyler Brabham to the Hopkinton Police Department.

Tyler attended Blackstone-Millville Regional HS and Fitchburg State University. Tyler entered the "4 plus 1 program" which includes a Bachelors Degree and attain Police Academy certification. Tyler also was the captain of Fitchburg State University Soccer team. View more below!

Greyhound Friends Approved for Kennel License

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Greyhound Friends, Inc., a greyhound adoption shelter based in Hopkinton, MA, is pleased to announce that it has been approved for a new kennel license following a 2-year hiatus. Closed for adoptions in 2017, the organization is preparing to relaunch in 2019 with new leadership at the helm.

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