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Video: Water & Sewer Superintendent, Eric Carty Discusses Summer Projects

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The Hopkinton DPW Water & Sewer Superintendent recently filled us in with some of the summer happenings in town. Some of the projects this summer for Eric and his team included: marking utilities for upcoming construction projects, fixing water main breaks and breaking in some new equipment. View more in the video below.

Hopkinton Health Department: Mosquito Control Update

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On Friday, August 16, 2019, a human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) was confirmed in a young adult resident of Grafton, Massachusetts. This was the second case of EEE in Massachusetts in 2019. In response, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MADPH) raised the EEE risk rating in Hopkinton and 11 surrounding communities to Critical, and the Town of Hopkinton quickly issued a Press Release and a Code Red general notice that same day, with information about EEE and what the increased risk rating meant.

Community Notice: EEE Risk Raised to Critical

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On Friday, August 16, 2019, a human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) was confirmed in a young adult resident of Grafton, Massachusetts. In response, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MADPH) has raised the EEE risk rating in Hopkinton, Grafton, Northbridge, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Upton, Westborough, Framingham, Marlborough, Millbury, Northborough and Sutton to Critical. With the Critical Risk designation, municipal and community leadership are recommended to cancel or reschedule outdoor gatherings, organized sporting events, etc.

Video: Planning Board Vacancy, Greyhound Friends Kennel License Approved, Post 77 Raises Banner

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-The Planning Board is looking for someone to fill a vacancy on the board. the term would last until the may 2020 election. Those interested should be a registered voter in Hopkinton and apply online by Tuesday august 27th. you can find more details on our website.

-Greyhound Friends recently released a press release stating that they were approved by the town for a kennel license. Greyhound Friends still has to be approved by the State to officially open. The facility is under new leadership.

Video: Select Board Recognizes Scouts Receiving Honors

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At Tuesdays Select Board meeting, proclamations were given to several Hopkinton Scouts who received accolades for their work in the community.

Girl Scouts, Emma Bograd and Mallory Peishoff of Troop #72233 recently received Girl Scout Gold Awards. Emma worked on a project to establish safety protocols and regulations for a dog park. Mallory Peishoff came up with a plan to better give access to all residents to Community music events.

Video: Select Board Approve Appointment of Officer, Tyler Brabham to Hopkinton PD

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This past Tuesday, the Select Board unanimously approved Chief Edward Lee's appointment of Officer, Tyler Brabham to the Hopkinton Police Department.

Tyler attended Blackstone-Millville Regional HS and Fitchburg State University. Tyler entered the "4 plus 1 program" which includes a Bachelors Degree and attain Police Academy certification. Tyler also was the captain of Fitchburg State University Soccer team. View more below!

Job Posting: Firefighter/ Paramedic

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The Town of Hopkinton is accepting applications for the full-time position and further to establish a list
of potential candidates for the FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC position.
Salary Depending on Qualifications and in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Within twelve (12) months of hire, the Firefighter/Paramedic shall make their principal place of
residence within the boundaries of the Town of Hopkinton or at any other place within the
Commonwealth that is within fifteen (15) miles boundary to boundary of their town and the Town of

Hopkinton Planning Board Vacancy Announcement

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The Planning Board currently has one vacancy and the Town is seeking candidates for the position. The term of office will expire at the May, 2020 election.
The Planning Board is an elected board, whose members serve five year terms. The establishment of municipal Planning Boards is authorized by Mass. General Law, Chapter 41, Section 81A. Among its many diverse roles, the Board is charged with the following duties, which are contained in the General Laws and the Hopkinton Zoning and General Bylaws:

Select Board to make Board and Committee Appointments

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At 7:45pm this coming Tuesday, the Select Board will make appointments to several boards and committees for various terms and will consider appointing the the below officials:

Hopkinton Public Library Expands Hours

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Hopkinton Public Library will be open for more hours this fall. Beginning Monday, September
9, the library will be open from 10 am to 9 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and
Thursdays; from 10 am to 6 pm on Fridays; and from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturdays. With the new
schedule, the library will be open a total of 58 hours per week, up from 50 hours per week under
the current schedule.

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