At the board of Selectmen meeting Tuesday October 7th, A few residents expressed concern after receiving letters that their streets will not be plowed this winter due to a dispute with the construction company responsible for road maintenance; however Director of Public Works John Westerling had good news that will help all sleep better at night as he stated all roadways will be plowed. "We met with the developer and the developers contractor and we agreed on the work that had to be done, he agreed to mobilize his forces to do all the necessary work in accordance with the punch-list and to be able to have the DPW plow your street this winter."
After 33 years on the job, Jean Scarlata retired from the Hopkinton water & Sewer department. Water and Sewer Superintendent Eric Carty had nothing but good things to say when tribute was paid to Jean’s service at the Board of selectmen meeting. "You will not find a person in town that is more friendly and more willing to help than Jean." The selectmen awarded Jean Scarlata a certificate to recognize her 33 years of service to the Hopkinton Community.
Sergeant of the Hopkinton Police Department Michael Sutton was also honored at the Board of Selectmen meeting as he will be retiring after 24 years of service. Although working with Sergeant Sutton only a short time, Chief Edward Lee had a lot of great things to say about the retiring Sergeant. "This is a huge loss to the Hopkinton Police Department" "When people describe him they use words like honor, integrity, he is a very disciplined person and great leader." "I've only known him for 6 months but he is one of the best Cops I've worked with." Sutton stated: "It's been a pleasure to work with the people in the town of Hopkinton and work with the Men and Women of this Police Department." The selectmen awarded Michael Sutton a certificate to recognize his 24 years of service to the Hopkinton Community.