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DCR Recreational Advisory: Cyanobacteria Bloom in Hopkinton Reservoir in Hopkinton

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WHAT: The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is warning the public of a cyanobacteria bloom present in the Upper Hopkinton Reservoir, including at the waterbody’s beach area, in Hopkinton State Park in the Town of Hopkinton. During a bloom it is strongly advised that the public should not have contact with the water. Additionally, pet owners should keep their animals away from the shoreline to prevent them from ingesting the water. The waterbody will be retested until cyanobacteria levels are within acceptable limits per Department of Public Health (DPH) regulations.

Community Notice: Hopkinton Family Day Time Change Due to EEE Threat

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The Friends of Hopkinton voted at its meeting on Tuesday, August 28, 2019, to change the time of the Saturday, September 14, 2019 Family Day event to 2 PM to 6 PM. The Fireworks show has been cancelled. President Ann Click, stated “this is in response to the EEE outbreak. However, in the Hopkinton tradition, Hopkinton Family Day on September 14 is still going to be a wonderful family event”.

Mosquito EEE - Update 8/27/2019

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Aerial mosquito spraying was conducted as planned in parts of the spray zone in Worcester and Middlesex counties overnight. The MDAR spray map has been updated to show the sections that were sprayed - https://massnrc.org/spray-map/middlesex-worcester.htm.

Community Notice: Cedar Street Water Main Installation Update

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Please be advised that the water main installation on Cedar Street has been completed. The next step will be to flush the main which will take place on Thursday, August 29th at approximately 9AM. You may notice some air or discoloration during and after the test. Please run your cold water to clear your pipes.

Once the main has been chlorinated and disinfected and passes testing, crews will begin connecting home and business services to new pipe.

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!

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