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Blackstone Valley Wealth Management Announces 2020 Hopkinton High School Scholarship Winner

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Blackstone Valley Wealth Management is pleased to announce that Ben Morey-Beale is the winner of our 2020 Hopkinton High School scholarship! Ben is planning to attend Bryant University to study Finance. The $1,000 scholarship was created to support a local Hopkinton High School senior pursuing higher education this fall, who demonstrates an eagerness to learn and succeed.

Community Notice: Fire Flow Test on Thursday May 28th

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Please be advised that a required fire flow test will take place Thursday, May 28th, at approximately 7:00AM. Crews will be testing the fire pump system on South Street. 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 your water before using it.

Editorial: Endorsing Amy Ritterbusch for Select Board

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In 2017, I was a new voter to the town of Hopkinton and was looking for information to learn about town issues and elections. That is when I came across Amy's contribution to ehop.org and eventually got to know her personally in 2018 when I decided to volunteer for the organization. Her thorough and in-depth knowledge as well as breadth of information has been of tremendous help to so many new and old-timers in Hopkinton. I have worked with Amy closely since 2018 while volunteering for eHop and also as a fellow Board member of eHop.

Town of Hopkinton Receives $3 Million MassWorks Infrastructure Grant Main Street Corridor Project Fully Funded

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The Town of Hopkinton today announced that Secretary of the Executive Office of
Housing and Economic Development Mike Kennealy, on behalf of the Baker-Polito
Administration, approved a MassWorks Infrastructure Program Grant in the amount of
$3 million for the Main Street Corridor Project. With this grant, in addition to the April 30
approval by the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) of the $11,346,564 Transportation
Improvement Program (TIP) budget, the project is now fully funded. Additional funding sources

Editorial: Endorsing Amy Ritterbusch for Select Board

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I am writing a letter in support of Amy Ritterbusch for Select Board. I have known Amy for four years and have worked with her for a little over three years on the Hopkinton Historic District Commission.

Amy is the first person I contact when I have absolutely any questions about town happenings and she always has the answers. Her dedication to this town and knowledge of current issues are exemplary.

Editorial: Endorsing Amy Ritterbusch for Select Board

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To the Editor:

I am writing to encourage fellow Hopkinton voters to join me in supporting
Amy Ritterbusch as candidate for the Hopkinton Select Board.

Call for Submissions for Poetry & Stories of Hope for Challenging Times

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Dear Friends of Wake Up And Smell The Poetry

During these days of pandemic/quarantine my friend Cynthia Franca and I have been working on collecting poems and stories for a community-minded anthology that might serve to promote a sense of hope for facing challenging times like this current 2020 pandemic.

We have received quite a few submissions but I would like to send out one more reminder to this email list as invitation to all of you who have participated
in past programs of Wake Up And Smell The Poetry.

Hopkinton's Memorial Day Celebration

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The 2020 Memorial Day Celebration will be shown only on HCAM Television on Monday, May 25th at 11:30 am. Tune in to channel 8 on Xfinity, Channel 30 on Verizon or online on the HCAM YouTube page https://youtu.be/gK2ve09dNlc

Central Mass Mosquito Control Project Personnel will Respond to Residents Questions or Concerns

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Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project personnel will be in your community to respond to residents’
concerns about mosquitoes in their area on the following dates in June/July:

June 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, July 1

Legislature Passes Bill to Provide Relief and Improve Access to Unemployment Benefits

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The Massachusetts Legislature on Thursday May 21, 2020, passed a bill that will provide additional Unemployment Insurance (UI) relief to low-income families, non-profit institutions and employers. The legislation now moves on to the governor.

An Act Providing Additional Support to Those Affected by the Novel Coronavirus Through the Unemployment Insurance System builds on UI legislation already signed into law waiving the one-week waiting period to receive benefits.

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