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Video: Both Sides Speak About Greyhound Friends

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On Tuesday September 11th, the Board of Selectmen will host a public hearing to discuss if they should allow Greyhound Friends to reopen. Greyhound Friends was shutdown in January 2017 by state authorities. In the below video, former Director of Greyhound Friends, Louise Coleman spoke in favor of Greyhound Friends reopening. Hopkinton resident, Beth Mallloy who is involved with the website TruthAboutGreyhoundFriends.com spoke heavily against the business reopening.

Public Hearing Notice: Greyhound Friends, Inc. 167 Saddle Hill Road

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The Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at 8:30 p.m. at HCAM TV-Studio (lower level), 77 Main Street, Hopkinton, pursuant to M.G.L. c.140 §137C relative to the Greyhound Friends, Inc. dog kennel at 167 Saddle Hill Road, for the purpose of determining whether the kennel is being maintained in a sanitary and humane manner and/or if records are properly kept as required by law. This public hearing has been rescheduled from August 8, 2018.

Video: State Representative, Carolyn Dykema Hosts Annual Senior Picnic

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State Representative, Carolyn Dykema hosted her annual Senior Picnic. This years event took place at the Faith Community Church due to some very hot weather outside. Guest Speakers at the event included Senate President, Karen Spilka, Congressman, Joe Kennedy III, Senator, Jamie Eldridge and Secretary of State, Bill Galvin. View scenes from the event below.

Hopkinton Earns Insurance Premium Credits through MIIA Rewards Program

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Hopkinton has received $15,506 back on its workers compensation and property casualty insurance costs – applicable toward premiums for the next fiscal year—thanks to an incentive program offered by the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA), its insurance provider. Hopkinton earned the credits through proactive and voluntary participation in loss prevention and risk management activities throughout the year, conducted in partnership with MIIA.

Roadwork Notice: Saddle Hill closed from Clydesdale Rd. to Equestrian Dr. Tomorrow (8-24 7am-2:30pm)

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Saddle Hill Rd will be closed from Clydesdale Rd to Equestrian Dr on 8/24 from 7am-2:30pm so crews can replace a collapsed drain pipe near #43.

Detour will be in place through Equestrian Dr, Appaloosa Cir and Clydesdale Ln.

Mike Mansir
Highway Manager

Video: Ballot Machines Tested at Hopkinton Town Hall for State Primary

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This past week, the Ballot Machines were tested at Hopkinton Town Hall for the upcoming State Primary Election. Girl Scout, Julianna Lucas was in attendance as part of her Gold Award project to encourage voting among youth. The election will take place on Tuesday, September 4th at Hopkinton Middle School. View more below.

Job Posting Deadline Extended: Chief Financial Officer

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The Town of Hopkinton is seeking a Chief Financial Officer (Finance Director)

Job Posting Deadline Extended: Senior Accounting Manager

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The Town of Hopkinton is seeking a Senior Accounting Manager/Town Accountant:

The Senior Accounting Manager/Town Accountant, under the direction of the Town Manager or designee and in accordance with state statutes and town bylaws, the Senior Accounting Manager/Town Accountant is responsible for planning, controlling and directing professional accounting, auditing and reporting work for various Town departments in compliance with Massachusetts General Laws, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and Bylaws of the Town of Hopkinton.

Video: Board of Selectmen Recognizes 2 Girl Scout Gold Award Recipients

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The Board of Selectmen met in Town Hall for the first time in over a year on August 7th. During the meeting, the Board recognized 2 Hopkinton Girl Scouts who earned the Gold Award. The Gold Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout can receive. Melissa Hayes and Grace Darkow recently received the Gold Award for completing their projects which serve to benefit the community. "Only 13 percent of Girls 14 through 17 receive the award." View scenes below!

Roadwork Notice for August 17-21st 2018

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Roadwork is scheduled on the following streets.

8/17 – West Main St (Eastbound) 9am-3pm – From Oakhurst Rd to Downey St. Paving

8/20 – West Main St (Westbound) 9am-3pm – From Oakhurst Rd to Downey St. Paving

8/21 – Castle Hill Rd – Full length. Paving
Fruit St – From Wood St to Cunningham St. Paving
Lincoln St – Full length. Paving

Please expect delays and seek alternate routes.

Mike Mansir
Highway Manager

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