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Hopkinton Public Library Expands Hours

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Hopkinton Public Library will be open for more hours this fall. Beginning Monday, September
9, the library will be open from 10 am to 9 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and
Thursdays; from 10 am to 6 pm on Fridays; and from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturdays. With the new
schedule, the library will be open a total of 58 hours per week, up from 50 hours per week under
the current schedule.

Deadline Approaching for Hopkinton Senior Tax Relief

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The Town of Hopkinton reminds seniors that the August 31 application deadline for a newly approved tax relief program tied to the state “circuit breaker” tax benefit is rapidly approaching.

A home rule petition to the Legislature was enacted into law in 2018 allowing Hopkinton to offer property tax relief to seniors who meet state circuit breaker requirements and the Select Board may make tax reduction awards of between $550 and $2,200 per household, after the Board of Assessors determines the number of qualified applicants.

Video: Keep Smilin 4 Abbie Hosts 6th Annual Field Hockey Event

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Keep Smilin 4 Abbie recently hosted their 6th annual Field Hockey event at Teamworks in Northborough. Hopkinton alumni and current players participated as well as several surrounding towns. The event drew a big turnout and raised a good amount of funds to help stop Anaphylaxis. View more about the organization at: www.keepsmilin4abbie.org and view scenes from the event in the video below.

Video: Interview with Lauren Anderson Fundraiser Hosts

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In the below video, I sat down with Kathy Kilduff and Curran Leahy-Lonigro to talk about the Lauren Anderson Memorial Fundraiser.

“A sparkle.” That is how people who knew Lauren Anderson would have described her. Lauren and her family – parents Riki and Bob and sisters Amy and Julie - moved to Hopkinton in 1983. They quickly embraced the advantages of living in a small, family-oriented town of what was then about 6,000 people.

Community Notice: Central MA Mosquito Control Project - Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been confirmed in mammal-biting mosquitoes in 2 locations in the southeast part of Westboro near the Hopkinton town line. In response to the advisory and consistent with Massachusetts Department of Public Health policy, the Health Department has authorized the Central MA Mosquito Control Project to treat the abutting Hopkinton neighborhoods. Spraying will begin on Thursday 8/8/19 afternoon/evening, weather permitting. A more detailed map will be released as soon as confirmed with Central MA Mosquito Control Project.

Video: 2019 Hopkinton Health Department Wellness Fair

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This past Saturday, about 35 vendors were setup at the Town Common for the Hopkinton Health Department Wellness Fair. Hopkinton Health Director Shawn McAuliffe and his intern Caroline Cueva organized the event in partnership with the Parks & Recreation Commission as well as Hopkinton Youth & Family Services.

Some of the vendors at the event included: Baypath Humane Society, Snappy Dogs, Massage Therapy businesses and also a few health clubs. View scenes from the event in the video below.

Video: Hopkinton Police Host Annual National Night Out Event

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On Tuesday Night, the Hopkinton Police Department hosted their annual National Night out event. Police Departments throughout the country hosted the event to meet community members and show their various duties and equipment.

The event featured various activities for the kids, a meet and greet with the Police Department and complimentary Burgers and Hot Dogs. The Hopkinton community also got a firsthand look at the new Hopkinton K9 unit in action.

View scenes from the event below!

Senator Markey, Sheriff Koutoujian Promote Expansion of Opioid Treatment in Jails

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BILLERICA, Mass. – Senator Edward J. Markey (D- MA) today joined Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian for a private roundtable discussion with staff and inmates at the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction about efforts to expand opioid treatment in jails.

Video: Mass DOT I-495-I-90 Interchange Public Forum in Hopkinton

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (Mass DOT) presented the proposed plan for the renovations to the interchange at interstate 495 to interstate 90 at Hopkinton Town Hall. The presentation featured details of the plan and interactive photos and video simulations on what the proposed changes will look like.

Frederic C. Bertram, 86

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Frederic C. Bertram, 86, of Milford, was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 27, 2019 and is now in the loving arms of Jesus. He was greeted upon arrival by his daughter, Deborah and granddaughter, Krista.

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