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Community Notice: Eversource has hired Stanley Tree to Remove Trees Interfering with Power Lines

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Eversource has hired Stanley Tree to remove trees in Hopkinton that interfere with their power lines. That will occur from February 19 through March 9, 2018.

Additionally, Stanley Tree will be cutting trees on private property for which the property owner granted permission and they will be cutting trees on Town property for which the Tree Warden granted permission. The work zone includes Ash Street, North Mill Street, South Mill Street, Cross Street, and Front Street.

Please call Eversource's Arborist, Christopher Gonzalez, at 781-441-8287 with any questions.

DCR Announces Family-Friendly School Vacation Programming

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BOSTON — The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) today announced a wide array of family-friendly programs that will be offered by the agency throughout the Massachusetts state parks system during next week’s traditional school vacation week. Some of the many school vacation programs offered by DCR include guided hikes, wildlife observation opportunities, crafting activities, history lessons, games, stories, and more; a full list of activities and programming can be found on DCR’ website.

Senate Passes Bill to Protect Access to Confidential Health Care

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BOSTON, MA – Today the Massachusetts State Senate passed legislation to protect patients’ access to confidential health care. In an effort to maintain the confidentiality of patients covered as dependents on another person’s insurance policy, the “PATCH Act” requires insurance carriers to issue common summary of payment forms directly to the patient.

Senate Passes Bill Funding Capital Facility Repairs and Improvements in MetroWest

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BOSTON – The Massachusetts Senate today voted to authorize up to $3.65 billion in bonds for repairs and improvements of capital facilities across the Commonwealth. Spending authorizations in the bill include bonds for state university and community college campus improvements, public safety and security facilities and clean energy and efficiency programs. The bill also authorizes funding for several capital projects across the MetroWest region, including the development of a new regional justice center in Framingham.

Hopkinton Ranked 3rd Safest Community in Massachusetts

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An organization called Safewise, who works to increase home and community safety released the "Top 20 Safest Cities in Massachusetts for 2018" list and Hopkinton is ranked towards the top of the list.

Video: Center School Re-Use Advisory Team Hosts 1st Public Forum

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The Center School Re-use advisory team was formed to decide the future of the Center school building. This past weekend they hosted their 1st public forum to seek input from the public. View the forum and highlights below.

FULL CENTER SCHOOL RE-USE ADVISORY TEAM PUBLIC FORUM:

DCR Seeks Lifeguards for Summer Season

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Lifeguards to Earn $15 Per Hour this Upcoming Season

Hopkinton Government Meetings Cancelled Wednesday February 7th Due to Inclement Weather

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Due to the weather, Hopkinton has cancelled the following meetings that were scheduled for this evening, Wednesday February 7th:

Center School Re-Use Advisory Team
Board of Appeals
Hopkinton Historic District Commission
Upper Charles Trail Committee
Trustees of the School Fund

Young Offender Unit opens at Middlesex Jail & House of Correction

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BILLERICA, Mass. – The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office has formally begun a groundbreaking new initiative designed to reduce recidivism amongst young adult offenders in the New England’s most populous county.

Video: Five Eagle Scouts Recognized at Board of Selectmen Meeting

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At this past weeks Board of Selectmen meeting, 5 Boys Scouts who earned the rank of Eagle Scouts were recognized and received proclamations for their community service. View Video Below.

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