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Job Posting: Full & Part-Time Dispatchers Wanted

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TOWN of HOPKINTON’S POLICE DEPARTMENT Seeks Full-Time and Part-Time Dispatchers - Under the general guidance of the Dispatch Management with direction from the Chief of Police, dispatch employees are responsible for receiving and transmitting emergency and administrative messages to appropriate law enforcement, fire and emergency personnel in the manner dictated by the State Mandated Emergency Medical Dispatch Protocol, and department policy.

MetroWest Anti-Casino Coalition to Disband

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In a press release today, the MetroWest Anti-Casino Coalition said that Milford's overwhelming stand against the casino is yet another data point for Beacon Hill to consider and called on Governor Deval Patrick and the state Legislature to acknowledge that it might now be time to re-think the future of casino gambling in Massachusetts.

RFP Issued for Hockey Rink at Legacy Farms

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An update on Legacy Farms was given by developer Roy MacDowell during the November 18 Planning Board meeting, including an update on the proposed hockey rink. A request for proposal (RFP) for the Legacy Farms athletic field called for by Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Town Counsel Ray Miyares has been sent out to potential developers. The intent is to have a hockey rink developed at Legacy Farms, but the land can be used for other athletic-specific uses.

Police Chief Search Committee Narrows Field to 10

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According to a press release today from the Town Manager''s Office, the Police Chief Search Committee has made significant progress in its work to find the next Chief of Police for the Town of Hopkinton.

Hopkinton Receives Invite from MSBA

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At the Director's Meeting of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) held this morning in Boston, Hopkinton received an invitation into the MSBA's eligibility period.

“I’m delighted that the Board has voted the Center Elementary School into the Eligibility Period,” said State Treasurer Steven Grossman, Chairman of the MSBA. “We look forward to working collaboratively with Hopkinton officials to develop the best solution to meet the town’s educational needs in a fiscally responsible manner.”

Senate Passes Bill to Raise Minimum Wage

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The Massachusetts Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that will restore the value of the minimum wage in Massachusetts by increasing the minimum wage to $11 by 2016 and tying future increases to the Consumer Price Index for the Northeast region. The bill also increases wages for tipped workers to 50 percent of the minimum wage.

Little League Registration Open for Spring 2014 Season

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Hopkinton Little League Spring 2014 Registration is now open. The registration deadline is December 31, 2013.

Registration Help Desk: 888-620-8717

All Players Must Be Registered Online Trying Out Does NOT Register a Player

Makeup tryout session for both Softball & Baseball ( for players that missed September Tryouts or are new to program )
Date: January 13th, 2014 (Monday) Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Metrowest Sports Center 260/270 Eliot Street Ashland, MA 508-881-9300

Milford Votes No on Casino

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According to news reports from several media sites, the town of Milford has voted down the proposal for a casino. The Milford Daily News is reporting unofficial results that show of the 9,846 voters who cast ballots, or 55 percent of all registered voters, 6,361 votes were cast against the casino and 3,480 in favor. There were five blanks.

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Expects Delays at West Main and School This Week

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Construction at the intersection of School and West Main Streets is ongoing and will continue through next week.

The work along the northerly and southerly legs of School Street will require traffic to be limited to one lane of traffic and may require a limited detour along Dicarlo Road on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, November 20 and 21.

Minor delays are to be expected so please seek alternate routes. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

Thank you
John K. Westerling
Director of Public Works

Patrick Administration Announces New Options for Community-based Health Care and Long-term Support

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Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) John Polanowicz today announced 33 contracts have been awarded to community-based organizations to help seniors and people with disabilities live independently in their homes and communities with local support services.

A component of the Affordable Care Act, the program is an initiative of the federal Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration Grant aimed to help states reduce their reliance on institutional long-term care and expand options for elders and people with disabilities to receive care in their community.

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