Hopkinton Water Department located in Hopkinton, Massachusetts has levels of PFAS6 above the Drinking Water Standard

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What happened?
Our water system received notification of PFAS6 results showing that our system violated the 20 ng/L PFAS6 Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) drinking water standard during the January - March 2022 compliance period with a quarterly average of 24 ng/L at the Fruit St. Pump Station. The quarterly average of PFAS6 has ranged between 22 and 26 ng/L since Quarter 3, 2021 to date and our system will continue to notify consumers every 3 months with updated information as required.

Hopkinton IT Department Shares New Design Concept For The Town’s Upcoming Refreshed Website

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The Hopkinton IT Department is pleased to share the design concept for the town’s new website.

The town launched a survey in February to solicit feedback from residents, volunteers, and employees. The survey asked about the current website, future design ideas, and areas of focused improvement; including examples of overall design style and asking residents to pick their favorite wireframe (layout) from five examples.

Hopkinton received over 125 responses that included a number of common trends. This feedback was used to drive the design concept for the new site.

Senate Passes Legislation to Require Certification for Technicians Handling Medical Equipment

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Today, the Massachusetts State Senate passed a bill that would require central service technicians who practice in Massachusetts hospitals to receive standardized certification through a nationally accredited organization. An Act regulating central service technicians, filed by Senator Mike Rush, would impact an estimated 1,800 technicians operating in hospitals throughout the state who are charged with the disassembling, cleaning and sanitization of medical tools and equipment used in surgery and other highly sensitive medical operations.

Senate Passes Legislation Authorizing Chapter 90-Plus Funding

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The Massachusetts State Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would approve the authorization of $350 million towards transportation needs in the Commonwealth, including $200 million for Chapter 90 funds, which provides cities and towns with a funding source for investments in local transportation-related projects, including road and bridge repairs.

A Note from Hopkinton Youth & Family Services as youth and families continue to process the Ulvade, Texas shooting

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A Note from Hopkinton Youth & Family Services as youth and families continue to process the Ulvade, Texas shooting

It is normal for adults and children to experience a range of reactions following the news of a school shooting and most recently the tragic mass murder of students in Ulvade, Texas. Over the past week we have begun to receive questions about “what is normal” about how reactions are experienced to this tragedy.

The Riverside Trauma Center helps across our state providing response to traumatic incidents and have shared that reactions may include:

Town of Hopkinton Maintains Exemplary Bond Rating

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Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Chief Financial Officer Tim O'Leary are pleased to report that Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (S&P) Global Ratings has affirmed the Town of Hopkinton's strong AAA credit rating.

The AAA bond rating represents the highest level of creditworthiness a municipality can achieve and reflects the excellent and stable financial condition of the town.

Community Notice: Hopkinton Youth & Family Services June Programs!

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Please see the message below from Hopkinton Youth & Family Services:

Hopkinton Youth & Family Services, with Hopkinton Organizing for Prevention, has three, in person, evening workshops in June at the Hopkinton Public Library!

Check out the flyers attached to learn more about:

June 1st: Mental Health Collaborative - Mental Health Literacy, a primer for parents
June 8th: Families for Depression Awareness - Family Stress Workshop
June 9th: Families for Depression Awareness - Teen Stress Toolkit for youth ages 14-24.