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Hopkinton Board of Health Seasonal Flu Clinic

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The Hopkinton Board of Health Seasonal Flu Clinic through Century Health Systems will take place on Thursday October 18, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Senior Center which is located at 28 Mayhew Street, Hopkinton, MA. This will be the only clinic the Board of Health holds this season. The Clinic is for Hopkinton Residents 19 years of age or older.

High Risk Levels Continue in Hopkinton For Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus

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Since the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced on September 7, 2012 that the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) human case, which resulted in the death of a Middlesex County resident an additional 4 human cases of EEE and 19 cases of West Nile Virus have occurred in the State. The individual who died had been exposed in Westborough and that resulted in the Town of Hopkinton being raised to HIGH RISK for Mosquito Borne illness.

High Risk Levels Continue in Hopkinton For Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus

By contributor,

Since the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced on September 7, 2012 that the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) human case, which resulted in the death of a Middlesex County resident an additional 4 human cases of EEE and 19 cases of West Nile Virus have occurred in the State. The individual who died had been exposed in Westborough and that resulted in the Town of Hopkinton being raised to HIGH RISK for Mosquito Borne illness.

Selectmen Review Dates and Issues for Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

By Michelle Murdock, Freelance Writer

“No way in heck will the citizens of Hopkinton entertain a 4.2 percent tax impact,” said Brian Herr after hearing the news from Finance Director Chris Ketchen that due to a series of unfortunate events from 10 to 15 years ago, the town is facing a “baked in” 4.2 percent budget increase for FY2014. “Four point two percent will not happen from my chair.”

Herr’s comment was made during the board’s discussion of the draft budget calendar at its October 2 meeting in which Ketchen outlined the budget deadlines dictated by the town charter and provided a preliminary budget forecast.

Notice from Water Department

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On Tuesday, and Wednesday October 9th and 10th at approximately 9:00 AM, crews will be flushing portions of the newly installed water main on Front Street. This flushing is necessary in order to test the mains and prepare them for active service. Please check your water before using it to ensure that it has cleared from the flushing, should any discoloration occur. We estimate the flushing to take approximately one hour to complete.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we thank you for your cooperation.

Marty Lamb Sponsors Veterans Breakfast

By Michelle Murdock, Freelance Writer

On Friday, October 5th, Marty Lamb, candidate for State Representative in the Eighth Middlesex District and small business owner, sponsored the Hopkinton Veterans’ Breakfast at the Senior Center.

"I was extremely pleased to speak with our veterans who have sacrificed so much for our nation. Sponsoring this event was just a small gesture to show my appreciation," said Lamb.