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Community Notice: Main Street Corridor Fact Sheet

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Please find attached the Main Street Corridor Project fact sheet as voted for circulation by the Select Board tonight. Please contact the Town Manager's office if you have any questions.

(View the attached PDF for fact sheet)

Norman Khumalo
Town Manager
Town of Hopkinton
18 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748
Tel. 508 497 9700

Editorial: Main Street Alliance Delivers Citizens Petition to the Office of Hopkinton Town Manager regarding Main Street Corridor Project

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**This article was written by a group or person in the Hopkinton Community and does not reflect the views of HCAM or any of their Board Members or Employees.**

Today, members of the Main Street Alliance delivered our original citizens' petition to the office of the Hopkinton Town Manager, with a copy also hand delivered to the office of the Town Clerk. The petition has over 350 signatures. We will continue collecting signatures.

Community Notice: Parking Ban and Snow Bylaws

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The DPW wishes to remind all Hopkinton residents of By-Laws pertaining to the parking of motor vehicles during the winter months.
Traffic Rules and Orders, Town of Hopkinton, Article lV, Section 8 “It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle, other than for an emergency, to park said vehicle on any street between the hours of 1:00am to 6:00am from November 15 through April 1.

Town of Hopkinton Receives Standard and Poor’s Highest AAA Bond Rating

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The Town of Hopkinton is pleased to announce that Standard
and Poor’s assigned its highest credit rating, “AAA”, to its General Obligation Bonds to be used for
various municipal purposes.

The Triple A Bond rating, as designated by credit rating agencies like Standard & Poor's, represents the
highest level of creditworthiness a municipality can achieve and allows the town to borrow money at the
lowest commercial interest rates possible.

Community Notice: Hydrant Flushing May Cause Discoloration

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Please be advised that due to hydrant flushing at the LNG facility that we were not made aware of this morning, you may notice some discoloration in the water. Please let your cold water line flush in order to help clear your lines.

Senate Passes Accountability Measures For Colleges, Universities

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Bill protects students, establishes new reporting guidelines for public higher education system

BOSTON — In the wake of a series of high-profile closures of small colleges throughout the Commonwealth, the Massachusetts State Senate unanimously advanced legislation Wednesday that will establish new requirements relative to higher education financial reporting and oversight in an effort to support both students and the institutions of higher education themselves.

MEPA Certificate Issued for Main Street Corridor Project Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Not Required

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The Town of Hopkinton today announced that Secretary of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Kathleen Theoharides on October 11, 2019 issued a MEPA Certificate for the Main Street Corridor Project and has determined that the project does not require an Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

Video: Library Director talks about happenings at Hopkinton Public Library

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Hopkinton Public Library Director, Heather Backman recently joined HCAM news to talk about happenings at the very busy library. She also talked about the new expanded hours for the Library.

Lake Maspenock Weed Management and Control Advisory Group Public Hearing Notice: November 18th 2019

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The Lake Maspenock Weed Management and Control Advisory Group will hold a public hearing on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., at the Hopkinton Library, 13 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA to consider the possibility of applying the herbicides “diquat” and “endothall” in Lake Maspenock in calendar year 2020 in order to control weeds.

All interested parties are invited to attend and comment.

Attendees are requested to park in the overflow parking lot at St. John the Evangelist Parish, 20 Church Street.

Senate Passes Fiscal Year 2019 Closeout Supplemental Budget of $779.8 Million

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The Senate proposal boosts Rainy Day Fund by $356M

(Boston) The Massachusetts State Senate passed a $779.8 million closeout supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2019 today, after adding $8.9 million during floor debate. It also includes a transfer of $356 million to the state’s stabilization fund, thereby continuing to build the Commonwealth’s Rainy Day Fund and placing the state on firmer financial footing. At approximately $3.2 billion, the fund would reach its highest level to date.

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