Middlesex Sheriff’s Office celebrates volunteers

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BILLERICA, Mass. - Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian welcomed more than 50 volunteers to the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction on January 28 for a celebration of their service.

Volunteers at the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction provide a wide range of spiritual, therapeutic and reentry services throughout the facility.

Sheriff's office warns of new telephone scam

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BILLERICA, Mass. – Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian is warning residents to be on the lookout for a new scam falsely claiming to involve an inmate needing money.

Recently an individual reported receiving a call indicating an inmate was trying to reach him to have money placed in an account for telephone access. The reporting party, who was immediately suspicious of the call, told officers he was not aware of anyone he knew being held at the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction.

Massachusetts Senate Releases Rules Proposal

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The Massachusetts State Senate released a comprehensive rules package today that includes updates to Senate policies related to harassment, transparency and diversity.

Senate President Karen Spilka, Minority Leader Bruce Tarr Announce Working Group on Federal Government Shutdown

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Senate President Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland) joined with Senator Bruce E. Tarr (R-Gloucester) today to announce a seven-member, bipartisan working group to examine the challenges facing the Commonwealth in light of the federal government shutdown, as well as to develop creative ways to help those Massachusetts families impacted.

Video: Board of Selectmen talks with Bioscience Firm interested in expanding to Hopkinton

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At this past Tuesdays meeting, the Board of Selectmen met with executives from a Bioscience firm called "Lykan Bioscience". The firm is currently located in Phoenix, Arizona but is looking to expand into Hopkinton. Lykan described themselves as an "emerging manufacturer of cell & gene therapies."

The Selectmen also approved a charge for a Trail Coordination & Management Committee. View more in the video below.

Video: After 12 Years of Service, Youth Services Librarian, Denise Kofron set to Retire

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Hopkinton Public Libraries Youth Services Director, Denise Kofron will retire at the end of the month after 12 years of service. Library Director, Heather Backman along with other staff and community members recently celebrated her wonderful career. View scenes of the ceremony and celebration below.

Community Notice: Special Town Meeting Scheduled for February 11th 2019

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The Hopkinton Board of Selectmen has called a special town meeting to be held on Monday,
February 11, 2019. All articles or petitions proposed to be included in the special town meeting
warrant must be received at the Board of Selectmen’s office no later than 4:30 PM on
Wednesday, January 23, 2019. All articles and petitions must be submitted to: Board of
Selectmen, Town Hall, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748.

Video: Hopkinton School Committee Discusses FY 2020 Budget

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School Superintendent, Dr. Carol Cavanaugh presented the current status of the 2020 budget. Part of the presentation showed how the 2020 budget increase was cut down from 9.9 million to 6.67 million. View more about the budget presentation in the video below.

Jan 17th - HDTC monthly meeting & District Caucus

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The Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee will elect delegates to the district caucus at the January business meeting Thursday, January 17, at 6:30 PM at the Hopkinton Senior Center. Any registered Democrat in Hopkinton is eligible to run to be a delegate, but you MUST be available to attend the district caucus on February 9 at the Ashland Community Center. The district will be voting to elect a new male member to the State Democratic Committee, the 3 candidates running are State Rep. Jack Lewis (Framingham), Frank D'Urso (Hopkinton) & Robert Floyd (Holliston).

Job Posting: Youth and Family Services Director

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The Town of Hopkinton seeks a Competent and Caring Youth & Family Services Director
Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of youths and families?
As Hopkinton’s Youth and Family Services Director that is what you will do.
Everyday you will interact regularly with youth and families, helping them
solve problems and make healthy choices, guiding them in a positive direction
as members of a thriving, friendly & welcoming community.
Flexibility in scheduling as some events are in the evening and on weekends


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