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Editorial: Endorsing John Coutinho for Select Board

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Two weeks back I sat down with a cold beverage to watch the Select Board debate between John Coutinho and Amy Ritterbusch. Both candidates are good people and both care deeply about Hopkinton. I was surprised when it ended so abruptly. In the days following “the debate” numerous residents shared their frustrations with me about the tone of our local political dialogue. It seems the Town, like John Coutinho, is fed up with the abusive, nasty, snarky, misinformed and petty drivel some feel necessary to post on social media sites originally intended to foster healthy dialogue.

Senate Passes Patients First Act

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Today, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed the Patients First Act, the third piece of signature healthcare legislation advanced by the body to increase access to health care, protect patients, and enhance quality care. The legislation builds on vital lessons learned during the COVID-19 public health crisis, as unprecedented demands on the healthcare system have prompted innovation and the expedited adoption of policy changes.

Sports and Local Wildlife.. On the Hangout Hour

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Our next edition of the Hopkinton Hangout Hour takes place on Friday, June 26th at 2pm! In the episode, we will talk Sports with Jared Keene from the Metrowest Daily News and then Andrew Cozzens will join us to discuss Birds and Wildlife around town! If you have any cool Wild Life photos, send them to us!

Send your pictures, comments or questions on our Facebook page, in the comments section of the YouTube live stream of the program or by emailing [email protected]!

Watch Now: More 2020 Hopkinton Town Election Candidates.. On the Hangout Hour

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The 65th edition of the Hopkinton Hangout Hour took place on Thursday, June 25th and was a 90 minute episode. In the first segment, we talked with Parks & Recreation Candidates, Liisa Jackson & Laura Hanson and then Library Trustees Committee Candidate, Jessica McCaffrey joined us and then we talked with School Committee Candidate, Joe Markey.

Mental Health Collaborative Finishes 2nd Place for Red Sox Foundation Impact Award!

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Congratulations for being the recipient of the 2020 Red Sox Foundation Impact Award. We are in awe of the important work you do in this critical area in your community and appreciate the extra hours you put in to activate your constituents in getting the votes for the Award. After receiving a total of 73,929 votes in New England of which 20,929 votes received for Massachusetts, we are pleased to announce the results of the 2020 Red Sox Foundation IMPACT Awards…
1st Place: KyleCares Inc. (total 9,162 votes)
2nd Place: Mental Health Collaborative (total 7,608 votes)

Community Notice: Hopkinton Annual Town Election Monday, June 29th!

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This is a reminder that Hopkinton's Annual Town Election has been scheduled for Monday June 29, 2020.

COVID-19 Updates & Precautions June 24, 2020 update

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Previous updates and additional information and resources can be found here:
View full Update Release Above!

State Senator Julian Cyr, Leaders in Five Key Communities Endorse Jesse Mermell for Congress

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Jesse Mermell today expanded the coalition of local, state and national leaders supporting her run for Congress with endorsements from State Senator Julian Cyr and local leaders from Dighton, Hopkinton, Franklin, Brookline, Newton.

The endorsers emphasized that Mermell is the best candidate to go to Washington to take on Donald Trump and his Republican cronies and fight for support for our communities as they recover from the COVID-19 crisis.

Pre-Recorded Design Public Hearing Webinar Regarding I-495/I-90 Interchange Improvements Available through MassDot

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A pre-recorded Design Public Hearing webinar will be posted to the MassDOT website below on JULY 9, 2020 to present the proposed I-495/I-90 INTERCHANGE IMPROVEMENTS project in HOPKINTON and WESTBOROUGH, MA.

View more info in PDF above.


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