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Pond Street will be closed Monday 9am-1pm

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The Hopkinton Police would like to advise the community that Pond Street will be closed on Monday September 21st. A contractor will be clearing power lines for Eversource. The work will take place in area of #59 Pond Street and go all day. This work will require the road to be closed between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Pond Street will be closed between West Elm Street and Winter Street.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience!

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Video: Retiring HPD Officer Pat O' Brien honored by Selectmen after 32 years of service

The Board of Selectmen honored Officer Pat O' Brien who is retiring after 32 years of service to the Hopkinton Police Department. Chief Edward Lee said at the meeting that Officer O' Brien is looked up to as a leader; "he's been looked up to as a leader, a mentor and has always been that voice of reason...someone like Pat cannot be replaced and we will certainly miss him."

Officer O' Brien stated he was very grateful that he got to spend 32 years working in Hopkinton; "I was very fortunate to land in Hopkinton, for 32 years I could not ask for a better town to work in or a better department to work for."

The Board of Selectmen also praised the retiring Officer O' Brien on his terrific career and "exemplary" police work. Selectmen Todd Cestari praised the attitude of Officer O' Brien; "youre an approachable person and that's important, I see the role of any law enforcement in any community being similar to that of a parent, people need to be intimidated when they do something wrong but you need to be approachable when nothings being done wrong and your an exemplary of that."

Hopkinton Cultural Council Seeks Funding Proposals

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Proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs are due October 15, 2015.

The Hopkinton Cultural Council has set an October 15, 2015 postmark deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community.

According to Council spokesperson Barbara Timko, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Hopkinton -- including exhibits, festivals, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures.

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Video: HCAM News 9-4-2015

On this edition of HCAM News, The Hopkinton Center for the arts showed off some of their new renovations, we have answers to our question of the week, we’ll take you inside Hillers football training camp as they prepare for the 2015 season and we will revisit some of the events that happened throughout the summer but first the 300th anniversary celebration is Friday September 11th through Sunday September 13th and here is everything you can expect during the absolutely packed weekend.

Help Us Govern Hopkinton

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The Town of Hopkinton is encouraging all residents who are interested in helping govern Hopkinton to apply now to any board of committee. If you have been curious or interested in giving your time, expertise or perspective on behalf of your community, now is an excellent time to get involved!

Roadwork Notice in Hopkinton for Friday 9-18-2015

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On Friday September 18th contractors will be working on the following roads installing ADA compliant sidewalk ramps.

Meserve St at Main St.
Wood St at Elm St.
Main St at West Main St & Wood St. (9am-3pm)

Please expect delays and seek alternate routes when possible.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during these needed projects.

Sincerely,
Mike Mansir
Highway Manager

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Video: 300th Anniversary Parade Highlights

The Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Celebration Parade featured a large variety of entertainment. Some of the sights included the US Navy Band, Hopkinton High School Band float, Hopkinton Garden Club, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Mexico Lindo Mariachi Band, Shriners Motor Unit, Hopkinton Irish step dancers and much more.

You can see some of the highlights below and be on the lookout for the full HD version of the parade coming soon to our youtube page and on our website. You can also view over 600 photos of the parade here.

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Video: Hopkinton "Lights Up the Night" to Celebrate 300th Anniversary

Many gathered outside the Middle School and High School for light up the nights during the 300th anniversary celebration weekend. The night featured food trucks, live bands, Hopkinton trivia, as well as the photo project in which people wrote personal messages or Hopkinton related messages on their body to be compiled into a 300 image and donated to the town for display for all community members to enjoy.

Check out highlights from the fun filled night in the video below including the Metrowest Symphony Orchestra and the stunning firework show!

Town of Hopkinton seeks a Fire Chief

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The Fire Chief & Director of Emergency Management, for all intents and purposes, and in accordance with MA General Laws, is a strong Chief and will serve as a member of the Town’s Executive Leadership Team. This is a highly visible position within the Hopkinton community. Exceptional entrepreneurial, strategic and operational leadership, strong collaboration internally and externally, as well as sound financial and human capital management skills are basic expectations.

The Town of Hopkinton seeks a Finance Director/Town Accountant

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Under the direction of the Town Manager, the Finance Director provides professional financial planning, management and administration for all Town financial operations. This work includes significant, diverse and complex administrative and supervisory work involving town-wide financial planning, accounting, budgeting, investing, debt management, and reporting of all municipal financial information. Work requires the ongoing development, implementation, monitoring and adherence to all financial policies and procedures.

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