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Town of Hopkinton to Offer COVID-19 Emergency Housing Relief

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HOPKINTON -- Town Manager Norman Khumalo is pleased to announce that the Town
of Hopkinton will be offering a COVID-19 Emergency Housing Relief Program for
residents.

The Emergency Housing Relief Program, funded by Community Preservation Act
funds, was approved at the 2021 Hopkinton Annual Town Meeting. The program will
provide COVID-19-related emergency mortgage and rental assistance for low and
moderate income households.

Construction Advisory for Downtown next week.

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Construction Advisory No. 13 August 13, 2021

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.
What to Expect for the Week of August 16, 2021

Overnight I-90 Lane Closures East and Westbound between Southborough and Westborough

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No Daytime Lane Closures

All local roads will remain open

What is happening

I-90 East and Westbound Travel Lane Closures for Bridge Waterproofing and Paving

The primary work this weekend will be to waterproof and pave the westbound bridge over Woodland Road and the eastbound bridge over Cordaville Road in Southborough and the westbound bridge over Flanders Road in Westborough during overnight hours from Thursday, August 12, to Monday morning, August 16.

Virtual Youth Public Safety Academy program announced

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Fire, bicycle and water safety as well as physical fitness will be the focus of this year’s Virtual Youth Public Safety Academy (YPSA), the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office announced today (preview video link).

“We are excited to once again be able to offer a series of online lessons for youngsters living in our 54 cities and towns,” said Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian. “While we are disappointed we are not able to meet in person this summer, our YPSA staff and community partners have put together an outstanding set of public safety and health lessons for children and families.”

Town Reviews Gas Leak related to Main Street Corridor Project

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On Wednesday August 9, A.F. Amorello & Sons, Inc., the general contractor for the Main Street
Corridor Project, hit an active gas line while installing drainage infrastructure near the
intersection of Main and Pleasant Streets. A detail officer reported that a gas line had been
struck and the call was logged with the Hopkinton Police Department at 11:43am. Eversource
Gas was notified and they repaired the leak within a couple of hours. Road closures on Main
and Pleasant Streets were required.

MSO welcomes interns from the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office

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The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) recently welcomed interns from the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office for a pair of tours at the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction.

FEMA and FCC will test nation’s warning systems at 2:20 p.m.

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WASHINGTON -- FEMA and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will test the nation’s public alert and warning systems at 2:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday. FEMA regularly tests the public alert and warning systems to assess the operational readiness of the supporting infrastructure. The tests also help identify any needed technological and administrative improvements to the systems.

Reminder: I-90 East Bridges Paving Scheduled for Weekend of August 13-16

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What is happening?

MassDOT is pleased to announce that the replacement of the I-90 eastbound bridges over Parkerville Road in Southborough and Flanders Road in Westborough was successfully completed ahead of schedule this morning at approximately 4:00 AM. All lanes on I-90, Parkerville Road and Flanders Road are now open for travel.

The project is replacing 8 bridges over 8 weekends this summer between the Route 9 and I-495 interchanges.

MassDOT appreciates your patience during this major infrastructure project.

Reminder

Hopkinton Public Library Presents "It's All Relative Genealogy"

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Tuesday, August 10 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm on Zoom

Eric Migdal, owner of It’s All Relative Genealogy, will show you how to locate records to aid in your genealogy research using the census, and birth, death, and marriage records, utilizing sites such as Heritage Quest, Family Search, Newspapers.com, Ancestry and more.

Hopkinton Select Board Announce New Fire Chief, William Miller and say Goodbye to Chief Stephen Slaman

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Hopkinton Select Board Announced new Fire Chief, William Miller and said Goodbye to Chief Stephen Slaman. Chief Slaman served 32 years on the Hopkinton Fire Department and as Chief for 5 years and will retire on August 27th. Soon-to-be Chief, William Miller is currently the Deputy Chief and has been with the Hopkinton Fire Department for 21 years.

View more in the video below.

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