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Zoning Advisory Committee Vacancy

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The Planning Board is seeking residents interested in serving on the Zoning Advisory Committee. The Board is looking for residents who will be energized and committed to addressing various zoning related topics in depth, and committed to attending regular evening meetings generally from September through February. The Planning Board is looking forward to appointing a vital, creative and energetic Committee. The work program for the Committee will be developed following a Public Forum in the fall of 2015. Terms are for one year, and no prior experience is necessary.

Study Says Massachusetts is Best School System in the US

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Well known ranking service "WalletHub" compared the quality of education in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. They used 13 different categories to rank each states School system including; 1) Presence of State's Public Schools within the "Top 700 Best U.S.

Mari-Jo C. Harney

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Mari-Jo C. Harney, of Southborough, MA and formerly of Hopkinton, MA, died peacefully in the comfort of her home on July 24th, 2015, after a battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving husband, Joseph, and her sons, Joe, Jake and Justin. Mari-Jo was the daughter of Joseph F. and Esther (Grandy) Charlebois and was born in Potsdam, NY.

Hervol and Henderson Lead the Way for Hopkinton Hopefuls: Day 1 of Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championship Is In the Books

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Full Score Sheet Above!

A little home-course knowledge goes a long way and two hopefuls – Jimmy Hervol (Hopkinton CC) and Connor Henderson (Hopkinton CC) – are looking for that advantage this week as they compete at the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championship.

Hervol and Henderson represent a total of six competitors who call Hopkinton Country Club their home. All six are looking forward to competing well and representing a place that they all call home.

MGA Junior Day 1 Quick Links

USOC pulls bid for 2024 in Boston

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According to multiple reports the United States Olympic Committee has pulled the Boston 2024 Olympics bid. On Monday Jan 27th Boston Mayor Marty Walsh refused to sign a contract with the U.S. Olympic Committee that commits the city to covering any budget overruns. Mayor Walsh strongly supported the Boston Olympic bid but said in a press conference he cannot commit at this time to signing the host city contract if Boston won the right to the 2024 Olympics.

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Video: Water-Sewer Manager updates on Water Tanks and Water Levels

Water-Sewer manager Eric Carty gave HCAM News an update on the Water Tanks in-front of Hopkinton Middle School. The smaller tank to the right holds approximately 320,000 gallons and was built in 1922, Carty stated they are looking into temporary maintenance work and to eventually have the tank replaced to increase storage; "this one is not quite sufficient enough anymore with the growth we've had in town." The tank to the left was built in 1966 and holds approximately 1.5 million gallons and evaluations are being done for spot repairs and cleaning.

Carty stated that engineers from Weston & Sampson are currently evaluating the tanks; "right now the indication is to take the smaller tank down and use a same height tank." The Water-Sewer manager mentioned in order to take the small tank down, it is likely that the wider tank would have to be built next to the smaller tank so the town would not have a tank down during the process in order to keep up with the demand. "It is still early in the study so something else might come out of it but that seems the way they will be falling right now."

Carty said it's been a busy summer for the DPW with a lot of construction happening during the summer throughout town; "we've been busy with doing inspections for the water mains and getting them filled and all the other associated work that goes along with the construction." Despite the lack of rain this summer, Carty mentioned that the water levels are doing okay; "we've had just enough rain that kept us at an okay level, we're starting to see the ground levels drop." He mentioned that water consumption should be monitored closely with a lack of rain the last couple of weeks; "we are trying to get the word out there that your lawns really only need 1 inch of water a week to stay green and if everyone adheres to the watering rules and regulations which are imposed on us by the DEP, than that will help us make it through the summer without any significant issues in terms of supply."

You can see more information about a rain barrel program the DPW implemented with the help of local nurseries here.

To hear more information watch the interview below.

Town of Hopkinton Seeks a Full Time (40 hours/wk) Administrative Assistant for its Land Use, Planning & Permitting Department

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Under the direct supervision of the Director of Land Use, Planning & Permitting, the Administrative Assistant will provide administrative and clerical support to the Land Use Department and the Community Preservation Committee. Administrative responsibilities will include but not limited to, transcribing and processing minutes for the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) meetings; maintaining CPC files; processing of invoices, budget monitoring and maintaining spreadsheets.

Mary Beth (Marquedant) Korbey, 50

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Mary Beth (Marquedant) Korbey passed away peacefully at home on July 25, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born May 25, 1965 to Joseph D. and Charlotte (Hazen) Marquedant, she recently celebrated her 50th birthday.

17th Annual UMass Medicine 5K Cancer Walk and Run

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Registration is now open for our UMass Medicine Cancer Walk & 5K Run taking place on September 27. Run registration is 7:00 AM and run start is 8:00 AM. Walk registration is 8:00 AM and Walk Start is 10:00 AM. The event will be held at UMass Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester. People can register or donate by visiting our website.

National Night Out with the Hopkinton Police Department

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Join the Hopkinton Police Department for National Night Out August 4, 2015 (5:00pm to 8:00pm) at Hopkinton Middle School

What is National Night Out?
National Night Out is an opportunity for community members of all ages to come together to strengthen neighborhood spirit, support local crime prevention, build police-community partnerships and just have fun! This is a national event happening in communities like ours.

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