Roadwork Notice: Summer 2019

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Roadwork is scheduled to begin on the following streets. All work is weather pending and dates may need to be moved forward as needed. Work hours will be approximately 7am-5pm.

6/24 - Ray St. Reclaim work 6/25-6/27 - Eastview Rd. Reclaim work 6/28-7/1 - Wildlife Dr. Reclaim work 7/2 - Partridge Rd. Reclaim work 7/8 - Pheasant Hill Rd. Reclaim work

6/28 - Ray St. Paving binder course. 6/28 & 7/1 - Eastview Rd. Paving binder course. 7/2 - Wildlife Dr. Paving binder course. 7/8 - Partridge Rd. Paving binder course. 7/10 - Pheasant Hill Rd. Paving binder course.

Hopkinton Roadwork Notice 6-17-2019

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In preparation for upcoming roadwork a contractor working for the Town of Hopkinton will be adjusting sidewalk ramps on the following streets.
Chestnut St @ Wild Rd, Pheasant Hill Rd, Partridge Rd, Ray St and Wildlife Dr.

Work is scheduled to begin on June 19 - June 28. Should there be rain days during this time the work will go into the following week.
One lane of traffic will be open at all times.

Community Notice: Fire Flow Test to Take Place Wednesday, June 19th

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Please be advised that a required fire flow test will take place next week on Hayden Rowe, on Wednesday, June 19th, at approximately 9:00 AM . Because these tests will take place on main transmission lines, customers may notice some discoloration during and after the tests throughout town. Please avoid doing any laundry, dishwasher loads or other water use activities, during this time. Any discoloration that may occur will eventually dissipate. Please check you water before using it. You may need to run your cold water line to clear your internal pipes after the test is complete.

Legislature Advances Fair Share Act

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During a constitutional convention this week, the Massachusetts Legislature voted to amend the Massachusetts Constitution to place an additional 4 percent tax on annual taxable income in excess of $1 million to generate revenues for transportation and educational investments.

The revenue generated – estimated by the Department of Revenue as much as $2.2 billion annually, would fund repair and maintenance projects for roads, bridges or public transportation as well as funding for public education.

Video: Select Board Reorganize and Promote HPD Officer

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At the first Select Board meeting since the Hopkinton Town Election, the Board reorganized and approved HPD Police Chief, Edward Lee's decision to promote Arthur Schofield to Sergeant. View scenes below.

Senate Passes Legislation to Prevent Distracted Driving

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BOSTON – The Massachusetts State Senate on Thursday unanimously passed An Act Preventing Distracted Driving, which would prohibit the use of handheld mobile devices while driving.

“There are too many heartbreaking stories of those who lost loved ones to distracted driving and I’m proud the Senate has taken action in an effort to prevent future tragedies,” said Senate President Karen Spilka (D-Ashland). The way we communicate with each other has changed, but the government’s fundamental responsibility to public safety has not.”

Video: Memorial Day Ceremony in Hopkinton

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The American Legion post 202 hosted the annual Memorial Day celebration in Hopkinton. Speakers included: Representative, Carolyn Dykema, Select Board member, John Coutinho and Post 202 Adjutant and Veteran, Michael Whalen. View scenes from the ceremony below.

Senate Passes FY 2020 Budget

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BOSTON– After adding $74.4 million in additional funding to its original proposal during three days of deliberations, the Massachusetts State Senate passed a $42.8 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2020. The final budget makes targeted investments in education, transportation and mental health services, among other priorities.

Attention All Organizations Who Wish to Participate in Hopkinton Family Day

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Hello again to those of you who previously participated in the Hopkinton Family Day event and to some new groups we have included in this notice. This year Family Day is on Sept. 14th starting at 3 pm. We had a great response last year and we hope to hear from you by June 15. Please respond by filling out and returning the attached Sign up form. I am including a few reminders and also a list of last year activities.

2019 Hopkinton Town Election Results

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In the attachment above, view the unofficial 2019 Hopkinton Town Election Results.

Winners of the contested races:
Selectmen, Brendan Tedstone - 1097, Mary Jo LaFreniere - 990.
Town Moderator, Thomas Garabedian - 1,064.
Parks & Recreation, Cynthia S. Esthimer - 869,
Commissioners of Trust Funds, Susan M. Kurys - 1272,
Planning Board (2 Years), Robert C. Benson Jr. - 975.
All 4 ballot questions passed.


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