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Public Notice: Roadwork in Hopkinton 8/21 through 8/25

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Roadwork is scheduled to begin on Wood St from Exchange St to Rocky Woods Rd on 8/21-8/25. Work hours will be approximately 7am-5pm.

Please expect delays and seek alternate routes when possible.

Mike Mansir
Highway Manager

Public Notice: Zoning Advisory Committee Vacancies

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The Planning Board is seeking residents interested in serving on the Zoning Advisory
Committee. The Board is looking for residents who will be energized and committed to
addressing various zoning related topics in depth, and committed to attending regular evening
meetings generally from September through February. The Planning Board is looking forward to
appointing a vital, creative and energetic Committee. The work program for the Committee will
be developed following a Public Forum in the fall of 2017. Terms are for one year, and no prior

Hopkinton Police Announce 12 Year Old Boy Located after Multi-Agency Search

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Hopkinton Police Update from Friday April 11th:

"The Hopkinton Police Dispatch Center received a call at 5:22pm that a 12 year old boy had eloped from his home in a neighborhood located in the southern area of Hopkinton. Police and Fire resources were mobilized from Milford, Holliston, Ashland, Southborough, Upton as well as the Massachusetts State Police and the Department of Fire Services.

Video: Board of Selectmen Meet New Town Health Director, Shaun McAuliffe

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A couple weeks ago the new Health Director was chosen for Hopkinton. The Board of selectmen had a chance to meet towns new Health Director at their last meeting on Tuesday August 8th.

Video: Board of Selectmen Approves 3 New Appointed Town Employees

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The Board of Selectmen approved 3 appointed positions including Special Police Officer, the town animal inspector as well as the director of the Hopkinton public library. Here is a look at the appointments of the 3 newest town employees.

Roadwork Notice 8/7-8/11 2017

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Roadwork is scheduled to begin on the following streets. Work hours will be approximately 7am-5pm unless otherwise noted.

8/7-8/9 – Wood St (from Exchange St to Rocky Woods Rd). Milling.
8/10-8/11 – Hayden Rowe St (from College St to the Milford line). Milling. 9am-3pm.
8/9 – Daniel Rd – Reclaim.

Please expect delays and seek alternate routes when possible.

Mike Mansir
Highway Manager

Greyhound Friends Animal Cruelty Case Update

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HCAM news received an update regarding the animal cruelty case against Louise Coleman, Director of the temporarily closed Greyhound Friends. The shelter was closed due to numerous reports of inhumane and unsanitary conditions.

"The judge denied the defendents motions to dismiss the charges. The defendant’s attorney claimed that the case should be dismissed because the charges were “unconstitutionally vague” and claimed she did not have “charge or custody” of the dogs.

Video: Hopkinton Police National Night Out 2017

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The 4th annual National Night out took place at the Hopkinton town common. The nationwide event allows community members with participating departments of all ages to talk with their local Police Officers and learn about safety and what the Police Department does to keep the community safe. This year the Middlesex Sheriff's Department showed off some of the K9 unit. View highlights below!

View the news segment in the first video and extra footage of the K9 unit demonstration in the 2nd video.

Hopkinton Public Library August 2017 Update

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We're getting very excited to open our newly expanded and renovated building, and we hope you're excited to see it too! Library staff are appreciative to the community and the many groups and town departments who have been supportive while we have been in the temporary location and for the overall project.

Senate Passes Bill to Expand Language Opportunities for Students

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BOSTON – Today, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed legislation that updates the existing statute relative to English language education in public schools to encompass the latest and best practices serving English Language Learners (ELLs) and to recognize the value of bilingualism as a skill essential to improving career and college readiness and competiveness in the global economy.

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