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Public Notice: Termination of Mandatory State of Water Supply Conservation

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PUBLIC NOTICE
Termination of Mandatory State of Water Supply Conservation
January 19, 2017

The Director of Public Works hereby terminates the Mandatory State of Water Supply Conservation, effective January 19, 2017, for all customers connected to the municipal water system. This action is the result of the recent change in drought status to our area, the return of ground water to normal levels, and consultation with officials in the town of Ashland regarding the water levels in the Hopkinton Reservoir.

EHOP To Hold Public Forum On Traffic And Pedestrian Safety

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 – In the wake of several serious pedestrian accidents and growing concern about traffic, eHop will hold a public forum titled eHop’s Spotlight on Traffic and Pedestrian Safety on Monday, February 6, 7:00 - 8:15 pm at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, 98 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton (http://ehop01748.org/tag/spotlight-traffic/).

Video: Selectmen Review Performance of Hopkinton Fire Chief

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The Board of Selectmen reviewed the performance of Fire Chief, Stephen Slaman. Chief Slaman was approved for the permanent position of Fire Chief in April of last year. The Selectmen had nothing but good things to say regarding the performance of Stephen Slaman during his time as Hopkinton Fire Chief.

Selectmen Receive Update from Charter Review Committee

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On January 30th at the Hopkinton Middle School auditorium starting at 7pm there will be a special town meeting, the meeting will also air live on hcam. The major topic of the special town meeting will be what to change or not change in the town charter. Chair of the Charter review committee, Pam Waxlax filled selectmen in on the town charter progress. View segment below.

Special Town Meeting at Hopkinton Middle School January 30th 2017

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On January 30th at the Hopkinton Middle School auditorium starting at 7pm there will be a special town meeting, the meeting will also air live on HCAM. The major topic of the special town meeting will be what to change or not change in the town charter. View the special town meeting warrant above.

Senator Spilka Hosts Discussion of Social and Emotional Learning in MetroWest Schools

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ASHLAND, MA – Senator Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland) will host a discussion of social and emotional learning (SEL) and possible models for implementation in MetroWest schools and communities.

Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian sworn in for second term as Middlesex Sheriff

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BOSTON – Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian was sworn in today – Wednesday, January 4 – for a second term as Middlesex County Sheriff during a state house ceremony held in Nurses’ Hall.

“Today is a day to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of our first term, but – more importantly – to look forward with great hope and optimism to the work that remains,” said Sheriff Koutoujian.

Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin administered the oath to Sheriff Koutoujian, who is just the 30th man to serve as Middlesex Sheriff in the Office’s 325-year history.

Hopkinton Schools Athletic Field Public Forum

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The Hopkinton School Committee and Athletic Field Sub-Committee will host a public forum on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Hopkinton High School Auditorium. The public is encouraged to attend to hear a presentation regarding potential turf fields at the High School/Middle School complex. Following the presentation, there will be opportunities for members of the public to ask questions and offer feedback. The public forum will be filmed by HCAM.

FF Finneran Graduates Fire Academy

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The Hopkinton Fire Department is proud to announce the graduation of Firefighter Paul Finneran from the Massachusetts Career Recruit Firefighter Training Program on December 23, 2016. Paul was a part of 37 Graduates from 20 Fire Departments.

The graduates, 35 men and two women, represent the 20 fire departments of: Boxford, Devens, East Bridgewater, Everett, Falmouth, Hanson, Harwich, Holden, Hopkinton, Lakeville, Medford, Methuen, Newton, Norwood, Salem, Seekonk, Westwood, Weymouth, Winthrop and Woburn.

Video: Hopkinton Town Charter Committee Hosts 2nd Public Forum

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The Charter Review Committee held their 2nd public forum to review Hopkinton's town charter. The review of the charter started in January 2016, the charter was first implemented in 2006. Three significant changes presented for consideration included; 1) Changing the position of town clerk from elected to appointed by the Board of Selectmen, 2) Standardizing reporting structure for town employees and 3) streamline the budget schedule and warrant process. Community members in Hopkinton also had the chance to comment on the proposed changes.

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