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Video: Ballot Machine Testing a Success

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Newly Elected Town Clerk, Connor Degan had his first experience heading the ballot machine testing today. The machines were tested in preparation for the State Primary elections in September. Wardens, Russell Ellsworth and Richard McMillan assisted with the testing alongside Brenda L'italien from the company that makes the ballot machines, LHS associates. Four ballot machines were tested with the memory chip and spare memory chip. The Automark machine was also tested, the Automark machine is used for people that cannot use the marker to mark ballots or for blind people.

Irvine-Todaro Properties Advisory Group Seeking Feedback

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The Irvine-Todaro Properties Advisory Group is conducting an online survey to seek feedback on what uses residents would like to see there. Click here to take the survey.

Public Invited to View Ballot Machine Testing

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Town Clerk, Connor Degan sent out the following notification inviting the public to view the ballot machine testing before the State Primary election.

"With the State Primary in a few weeks, we will be holding the testing of the ballot machines on Wednesday, August 24th, in the lower level of Town Hall at 1:00 P.M. I invite members of the public and the press to come and observe the testing at that time. Please feel free to contact me or my office for any additional information.

Sincerely,
Connor B. Degan"

The MetroWest Veterans Services District Seeks a Part-Time (15 Hrs/Week) Veterans Agent

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Under the direction of the Director, Veterans Services, the Veterans Agent delivers essential services to Veterans and their eligible dependents residing in the communities of the district (Ashland, Holliston, Hopkinton and Medway) in the administration of federal, state and local benefits to assist veterans, widows and dependents in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) Chapter 115.

Video: Blue Ribbons of Support for Law Enforcement Placed in Hopkinton

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Over 400 wives of Massachusetts State police officers are participating in a campaign to cover the state with blue ribbons. The ribbons are being placed on trees and poles throughout the state to show support for law enforcement and their families. Molly Hanchett and Becky Canty were welcomed to bring the program into town and received help from the Hopkinton Police Department in placing the ribbons around town.

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 2016. Terms are for one year, and no prior experience is necessary.

Video: 3rd Annual Hopkinton Police National Night Out

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The 3rd annual National Night out took place at the Hopkinton Middle School fields. 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. "It's basically a partnership with the community... the main thing is keeping people safe and crime prevention" stated Police Chief, Edward Lee.

Roadwork Notice: South Mill Street Closed Wednesday August 3rd

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UPDATED
ROADWORK NOTICE

Due to today’s rain the Rubber Chip Seal work on South Mill St has been rescheduled to Wednesday August 3

South Mill St – Full length. Road closed to through traffic 7am-5pm.

Please seek alternate routes.

Mike Mansir
Hopkinton Highway Manager

Public Notice: No Lawn Watering Permitted

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Important water supply notice. Due to the elevated drought conditions to severe, a dramatic increase in water use and a rapid decrease in ground and surface water levels, it has become necessary to prohibit ALL lawn watering effective immediately. We continue to receive very little rain to help recharge our aquifers. It is Imperative that everyone turn off all automatic lawn irrigation systems, and stop all forms of lawn watering. This is necessary to ensure a safe and adequate supply for our daily essential needs and for firefighting capabilities.

Roadwork Notice 8-3, 8-4 2016

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Asphalt paving work is scheduled for Wednesday August 3 and Thursday August 4 on the following streets.

Wednesday
Hayden Rowe St – Chestnut St to EMC Park. 8am-4pm. Chestnut St @ Hayden Rowe St will be closed from approximately 8am-10am so the intersection can be paved. Please seek alternate routes.

Thursday
Wood St – From the Rt. 495 bridges to 700’ west of Whisper Way. 9am-3pm. One lane of traffic will be open.

Please expect delays and seek alternate routes.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this needed work.

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