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Winter Storm Update 3-12-2018

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Since the beginning of Winter Storm Quinn on Thursday March 8th, Hopkinton has received reports of
over 175 downed trees, limbs, or wires. Storm Quinn resulted in hurricane level damage and recovery
operations for Hopkinton, with unprecedented storm damage to both public & private property. The
first response to these issues from DPW/Eversource was to cut and clear these trees and branches
that were a potential hazard or blockage for an emergency vehicle’s ability to respond to incidents.

Assistant Superintendent Public Forum Wednesday March 14th 2018

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The Hopkinton School Committee will host a public forum to meet the 3 final candidates for the Assistant Superintendent position Wednesday March 14th at the Hopkinton High School library. View the times for each candidates below.

Jennifer Parson - 6:50-7:20 PM

Michael Caira - 7:25-7:55 PM

Michael Hanna - 8:00-8:30 PM

Winter Storm Update 3-11-2018

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This press release contains new and important information. Please read this entire message.

As of Sunday (3/11) morning, 99.1% of Hopkinton households have power. Eversource has committed to having ten crews in Hopkinton today to continue restoration efforts. If you are still without power, please contact eversource here or by calling them at 1-800-592-2000 to confirm they are aware you are without power.

Winter Storm Update 3-9-2018 4pm

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Hopkinton has received a formal Estimated Time to Recovery (ETR) from Eversource of 6pm on
Saturday March 10th for full restoration of power to all buildings in town. As of Friday 3/9 4pm,
Hopkinton is at approximately 18% of households without power which is an improvement from
10:20am this morning when 25% of Hopkinton was without power. While we expect additional
households to be restored this evening and prior to 6pm tomorrow, we continue to urge residents to

Winter Storm Update 3-9-2018

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Hopkinton has received reports of over 165 instances of trees or branches blocking roadways and/or
wires down, and have addressed over 34 of them. Today's response started early with DPW out
clearing debris and snow, plus American Climbers and Joe Reagan on tree work.

Senior Center is Open Today. Extra Activities Canceled.

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The Hopkinton Senior Center is OPEN for their regular audience until AT LEAST 2PM. Regular breakfast items and coffee are ready! Senior Center will serve lunch (menu TBD) but all extra-activities (haircuts, meditation, etc.) are cancelled.

For Seniors - the Senior Center is open for computer/internet access and to charge devices. Residents should bring their own power chargers for their specific devices - but power outlets are available.

PLEASE USE CAUTION TURNING ONTO MAYHEW AS THERE IS A LOW WIRE ACROSS PART OF THE ROAD.

Town of Hopkinton: Winter Storm Update 3-8-2018

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Hopkinton now has over 110 known instances of trees or branches blocking roadways and/or wires down. More than half of Hopkinton is without power.

The volume of wires down and trees on wires, combined with the expectation that as it warms and potentially rains later today, make for a dangerous environment. Please stay home unless you need to be out on the roads. Falling limbs and trees remain a big safety concern.

eHop Public Forum on Town Growth & Development Postponed to Thursday March 22nd 2018

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eHop will hold a public forum on Town Growth and Development on Thursday, March 22 at 7 pm at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. The forum will provide a unique opportunity for residents and town leaders to listen and learn from each other in an open exchange of information and ideas. Much of the evening will be dedicated to Q&A beginning with a brief overview of recent and projected population growth, the impact on services, and information about how residents can engage in related discussions and decisions.

Hopkinton Garden Club: Speaker Series Presents: “Water Water Everywhere But Not a Drop to Drink” With Andi Ross Tuesday, March 20, 2018 7:30 p.m.

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Periods of drought appear to be getting longer and more intense. It is more important than ever to understand our most precious natural resource - water. Andi will explore the water shed in our area and discuss rain collection and utilization along with soil optimization. With this knowledge and these tools, we can assist our gardens to successfully get through droughts.

Hopkinton Library and Historical Society Present: Portrayal of Eleanor Roosevelt

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In Celebration of Women's History Month the Library presents: a program with Carol Cohen and her dramatic portrayal of Eleanor Roosevelt with audience participation. Co-sponsored by the Hopkinton Historical Society thanks to a generous grant from the Phipps Insurance Agency, Hopkinton MAEleanor Roosevelt Portrayal on Wednesday, March 14 6:30-7:30pm at the Hopkinton Public Library.

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