Government

Senate Passes Amendment to Create or Allow Low Income Fare Programs for Public Transit

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Today, the Massachusetts State Senate passed an amendment in the transportation bond bill, Senate Bill 2989, which directs the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and allows Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs) across the Commonwealth to create a low-income fare program

Senate Passes Wide-Ranging Transportation Infrastructure Bond Bill

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The Massachusetts State Senate on Thursday passed legislation that authorizes more than $10.84 billion in bonds for a wide array of transportation infrastructure projects and initiatives to make the Commonwealth’s transportation system more modern, safe, environmentally sound, and accessible. An Act relative to Massachusetts transportation resources and climate, also known as MassTRAC, ensures that Massachusetts is well-positioned to compete for federal grant opportunities, particularly those dollars available from the federal bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Hopkinton Fire Department Shares Safety Tips Ahead of Potential Heat Wave

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Chief William Miller and the Hopkinton Fire Department would like to remind residents to take safety precautions during activities during hot weather, especially those that take place outdoors.

Extreme heat is a prolonged period of very hot weather, which may include high humidity. In Massachusetts, a “heat wave” is usually defined as a period of three or more consecutive days above 90 degrees. Temperatures are currently forecast to be in the 90s Tuesday-Sunday.

A heat advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Select Board Votes to Hold Special Town Meeting on August 18th

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The Hopkinton Select Board has called a Special Town Meeting to be held on Thursday, August
18, 2022. All articles or petitions proposed to be included in the special town meeting warrant
must be received at the Select Board/Town Manager’s office no later than 4:30 PM on
Wednesday, July 27, 2022. All articles and petitions must be submitted to: Select Board, Town
Hall, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748.