Hopkinton Awarded $14M Grant for New Center Elementary School

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From the Elementary School Building Committee:
In Boston on Wednesday, September 30, the MSBA Board of Directors voted unanimously to authorize the executive director to enter into a Project Scope and Budget Agreement with Hopkinton, finalizing and making official the numbers that we've been expecting. ESBC Clerk Rob Nickerson has reached out to local press with supplemental information, upcoming ESBC events, and the attached photo. Thanks everyone for staying strong and together to get us this far, a true team effort!

Selectmen Approve Two New Town Committees

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The Town of Hopkinton is encouraging all residents who are interested in participating in the planning efforts for the recently acquired town-owned parcels to submit their applications now.

At the 2015 Annual Town Meeting, the town strategically purchased three new parcels of land: the Pratt Farm Estate and two parcels on Hayden Rowe, commonly known at the Irvine parcel and the Todaro parcel; the former primarily being used for a proposed new Center School.

Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee Meeting

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Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Presentation by the Elementary School Building Committee

The October meeting of the Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee will be at 7pm on Thursday 10/8 in the Town Hall Basement.

Following that meeting, at 7:30 the ESBC will make a presentation on the proposal for the Special Town Meeting on our new elementary school.

All are welcome to both parts of the meeting. The ESBC presentation is for voter information. It is not being presented a partisan event. Again, any and all are welcome.

ESBC Information Sessions Scheduled Ahead of Hopkinton’s Special Town Meeting

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With a warrant article for Special Town Meeting on the calendar for October 26, Hopkinton’s Elementary School Building Committee has created multiple venues to raise awareness of the school building project, and encourage the community to participate in the vote.

“Our goal is to pass this with overwhelming endorsement from a broad crosssection of the community," said ESBC Chairman Joe Markey. "We believe we have crafted a solution that the community will recognize and can embrace."

Senate Passes Bill to Repeal License Suspensions for Non-driving Drug Offenses

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BOSTON— The Massachusetts Senate today voted in favor of Senate Bill 2014, An Act relative to motor vehicle license suspension, Senator Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland) announced.

This bill repeals the current law that subjects individuals convicted of a non-violent drug offense to an automatic license suspension for up to five years and a license reinstatement fee of $500, even if the offense does not involve motor vehicles in any way. Thirty-four states, including every other New England state, have already taken action to repeal similar laws.

Hopkinton Police Drug Take-Back Day September 26th, 10am-2pm

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The Hopkinton Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public another opportunity to prevent pull abuse or theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to Hopkinton Police Headquarters at 74 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA, Saturday September 26th between 10am and 2pm. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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Video: Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Celebration Parade

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 the full HD version below of the parade. You can also view over 600 photos of the parade here.

Deputy Fire Chief Stephen T. Slaman Receives Accreditation Through the Massachusetts Fire Services Commission

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The Massachusetts Fire Service Commission granted accreditation to Deputy Fire Chief Stephen T. Slaman of the Hopkinton Fire Department on 15 September 2015 who has demonstrated the required fire service experience, education, and certifications for accreditation.

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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."

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!


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