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Watch Now: Historic Pipes being used in Hopkinton

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Some historical pipes were discovered in town that date back all the way to 1883. In the video below Hopkinton Water & Sewer manager, Eric Carty told us more about it. Hopkinton will soon be recognized by the "Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association" for the historic discovery.

Middlesex Sheriff’s Office COVID-19 Update #66

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As a result of established testing protocols, the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) today announced it had conducted 51 COVID-19 tests over the past two days, with 46 results returning negative and five results returning positive. Individuals who tested positive all resided in one housing unit.

Mass DOT: Overnight and Daytime Lane Closures on I-90 East and Westbound between Woodland Road in Southborough and Flanders Road in Westborough

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August 20-23 from 7 PM Friday to 5 AM Monday

No Impacts to Local Roads Below I-90 Bridges and No Median Crossover

What is happening

Alternating Overnight and Daytime 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 bridges over Cordaville Road and Parkerville Road in Southborough and the eastbound bridges over Parkerville Road in Southborough and Flanders Road in Westborough.

Watch Now: Hopkinton School Committee Discusses Mask Use in Public Schools

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The School Committee met in the HCAM Studios on Thursday August 12th and heard feedback from the public about facemasks in Schools. The question to require facemasks in Schools to help prevent COVID-19 outbreaks has been a heavily debated issue throughout the country.

View some of the discussion in the video below, a vote is expected at the Thursday, August 19th School Committee meeting which will air live on our HCAM-ED channel and Youtube page, starting at 7pm.

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.

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