Government

eHOP to Hold 10th Annual Know Your Vote Forum

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eHop (educate • engage • empower | Hopkinton) will hold its 10th Annual Know Your Vote forum on Monday, April 25, 7-9 pm. This will be an in-person forum at HCAM Studios (77 Main Street). It will be broadcast live on HCAM-TV and YouTube https://youtu.be/TycEjUmAXEU. This is a unique opportunity to get the answers you need from town officials before Town Meeting. This year, Town Meeting will vote on an FY2023 budget with a projected net tax impact of 2.1% as well as many other issues including:

Senate Passes CROWN Act

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The Massachusetts State Senate on Thursday unanimously passed the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act, which prohibits discrimination based on natural and protective hairstyles in workplaces, school districts, and any school-related organizations.

Hopkinton Appropriation Committee Public Hearing on Draft FY 2023 Budget on April 13th, 2022

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The Town of Hopkinton Appropriation Committee will be holding a public hearing opening its 6 PM, Wednesday April 13th virtual meeting for comment from any members of the community who wish to offer opinions on or ask questions about the Town’s draft fiscal year 2023 budget, which will be considered at the May 2nd, 2022 Annual Town Meeting.

Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Extends Correction Officer Exam Registration

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The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office is extending the registration period for those interested in taking the correction officer entrance exam to Friday, April 8 at 3:00 p.m.

Candidates may sign up for the free exam by visiting middlesexsheriff.org and completing the registration form. The exam is being offered on a rolling basis with prospective candidates able to select from one of nine sessions between March 28 – April 9. Those who pass the written exam will be invited to take the office’s fitness test on April 16.

Hopkinton Youth & Family Services invites parents and caregivers to Youth Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

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Hopkinton Youth & Family Services invites parents and caregivers to Youth Mental Health & Suicide Prevention: What can we do? An evening to generate hope by bringing parents and caregivers together to learn action steps that communities can undertake to strengthen youth mental health and prevent suicide.

Where: Hopkinton Center for the Arts, 98 Hayden Rowe Street,Hopkinton, MA 01748

When: Monday, April 11, 2022, 7pm-8:30pm

Community Notice: Water Discoloration Possible due to DPW Equipment Test on March 25th 2022

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Please be advised that the Fire Department will be conducting an unexpected equipment test that will require a high flow from a hydrant. This could cause discoloration throughout the system. You may need to let your cold water line run in order to clear your pipes if you experience any issue.

Community Notice: Upper Charles Trail Project Public Workshop Scheduled for April 13, 2022

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The Town of Hopkinton is offering a Public Workshop to provide information to the public about the Upper Charles Trail Project on Wednesday, April 13th at the Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew Street, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The goal of the workshop is to provide residents an opportunity to view and provide feedback on the proposed trail alignments evaluated by or presented to the Upper Charles Trail Committee (UCTC) to date.

The Upper Charles Trail will be a regional shared-use path through Hopkinton connecting the Upper Charles Trail in Milford to Ashland.

Community Notice: Hopkinton Main Street Corridor Project Update March 24, 2022

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Construction Advisory No. 26 March 24, 2022 Two Week Look Ahead
Please be advised that this schedule may change due to weather conditions and existing conditions found while performing the tasks below. This work may impact traffic and require lane and sidewalk closures limiting access to driveways and entrances to businesses.

The anticipated work over the next two weeks is to install mainline underground utility conduit within the road between the Fire Station, 72 Main and the 135/85 intersection.