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Community Notice: Zoning Bylaw Public Hearing on Monday, March 9th 2020

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The Planning Board of the Town of Hopkinton will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Zoning Bylaw and the Zoning Map on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:30 P.M. at the Hopkinton Public Library, Large Event Room, 13 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA. The subject matter of the proposed amendments is below.

Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Warrant Apprehension Unit participated in nearly 500 arrests in 2019

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BILLERICA, Mass. – Members of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) Warrant Apprehension Unit made – or assisted in – 483 arrests in calendar year 2019, Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian announced today.

In total, those 483 people were wanted on more than 700 warrants – both bench and default – and faced over 1,000 felony charges and another 700-plus misdemeanors.

Currently, the MSO’s Warrant Apprehension Unit is comprised of three deputy sheriffs and a member of the Lowell Police Department.

Community Notice: Next Steps for Main Street Corridor Project

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In an effort to ensure that both property owners/abutters and the general public are kept up to date with the progress of the Main Street Corridor Project, a list of recently completed project tasks and next steps are outlined below. In addition, please note the Select Board will meet on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 to discuss the next steps in the easement acquisition process. At the meeting the Select Board will be asked to vote on two items; the offer letter template that will be mailed to abutters post meeting and the total amount of compensation for easements on the Project.

Senate Passes Mental Health ABC Act: Addressing Barriers to Care

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Bill expands access to mental health care, boosts workforce, and strengthens quality of coverage
(BOSTON – 02/13/2020) Today, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed the Mental Health ABC Act, comprehensive legislation aimed at reforming the mental health care system in Massachusetts. Senate Bill 2519, An Act Addressing Barriers to Care for Mental Health, serves as the first step toward developing a more integrated system of mental health care delivery to better meet the needs of individuals and families.

2020 Planning Board Sidewalk Survey

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Sidewalks are consistently discussed as a priority for residents of Hopkinton as they improve pedestrian access and safety. In order to help prioritize future sidewalk investments, the Planning Board requests your input on the following survey. Click here to take the survey.

Job Posting: Per Diem Substitute Junior Library Assistant

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The Town of Hopkinton seeks energetic and enthusiastic individuals with a love of public service for Per Diem
Substitute Junior Library Assistant positions for its recently renovated and grand Public Library. Hours vary, as
this position primarily provides coverage in the absence of regularly-scheduled staff, and include Saturday
and/or Sunday hours.
The Substitute Junior Library Assistant will perform tasks related to the daily operations of the Library and

Community Notice: Primary for Presidential Preference on Tuesday, March 3rd 2020

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Dear Voters of Hopkinton,

This is just a reminder that we have the Primary for Presidential Preference on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Absentee ballots are available in the Town Clerk's Office from now until 12:00 PM on March 2 and must be received back by 8:00 PM on March 3, prior to the close of the polls.

Early Voting will take place in the lower level of Town Hall, 18 Main Street, from February 24 - February 28 during the normal office Hours of the Town Clerk (Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM; Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM; Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM).

2016 Massachusetts Trump Campaign Co-Chair and 2018 U.S. Senate Candidate, Geoff Diehl Endorses Leda Arakelian for Republican State Committee

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Whitman, MA – Geoff Diehl, former State Representative from the 7th Plymouth District and the 2018 Republican nominee for U.S. Senate against Elizabeth Warren, announced his slate of candidates for the Massachusetts Republican State Committee.

Job Posting: Senior Library Assistant

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The Town of Hopkinton is seeking a Senior Library Assistant - Technical Services
Do you want to be part of a dynamic, professional team in a beautiful, recently renovated library?
Do you find fulfillment in making a difference for a highly engaged community

that embraces its library as a space for everyone?

Do you enjoy developing forward-looking, creative approaches to new challenges and opportunities?

Senate Unveils Mental Health ABC Act: Addressing Barriers to Care

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Today, the Massachusetts Senate unveiled An Act Addressing Barriers to Care for Mental Health, a comprehensive mental health care reform bill. This legislation is the first step toward putting the Commonwealth on a pathway to developing a more integrated system of mental health care delivery to better meet the needs of patients. The Mental Health ABC Act removes barriers to timely quality care, provides the state with more effective tools to enforce existing mental health parity laws, and invests in the mental and behavioral health workforce pipeline.

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