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Zoning Advisory Committee Public Forum - March 11, 2024

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The Zoning Advisory Committee is a nine-member board appointed by the Planning Board, typically with representatives from the Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Appeals, as well as At-Large positions. The Committee meets one or two times a month, usually on Monday evenings.

The purpose of the Zoning Advisory Committee is to review and develop proposals for zoning bylaw and zoning map amendments, and make recommendations to the Planning Board. Zoning bylaws generally regulate the use of land, buildings, and structures.

Community Notice: Hydrant Flushing March 11th through 22nd

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As discussed in our fall notification, the town has developed the first portion of our unidirectional flushing program. Now that consistently warmer temperatures have arrived, in an effort to improve water quality and reduce water discoloration instances, the town will be conducting systematic hydrant flushing in the Hayden Rowe, Chestnut, Thayer Heights, Front Street and Springwood areas. Flushing is anticipated to begin March 11-22, weather pending. The flushing will take place 9AM-2PM.

Hopkinton School Committee seeks input on naming the new 2, 3, 4 school that will replace the Elmwood School

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Dear Hopkinton community,

In accordance with Policy FF - Naming of Facilities or Events, the Hopkinton School Committee continues to work on naming the new 2, 3, 4 school that will replace the Elmwood School. (https://www.hopkinton.k12.ma.us/category-f-policies/ff)

Town of Hopkinton Launching New VaxCare Program to Increase Vaccination Access for Community Members

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Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Public Health Nurse Simone Carter are pleased to share a new initiative by the Town of Hopkinton that is expected to increase vaccination access and service for community members.

The Town is partnering with VaxCare, a no-cost vaccine provider, to facilitate future community vaccination clinics.

Treasurer Goldberg Announces Latest Release of Unclaimed Property Listings

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Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg has announced the latest grouping of names added to the state’s list of unclaimed property owners. Over 50,000 new properties worth millions of dollars are owed to individuals and businesses throughout the Commonwealth.

“Did you know there is $3.4 billion in unclaimed property here in Massachusetts? 1 in 10 people in this state are owed money and one of them could be you,” said Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg. “So check the list, go online, or call our office to search for your name and begin the process today.”

Middlesex Sheriff's Office announces registration for the 2024 Youth Public Safety Academy is open

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Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian is pleased to announce registration for the 2024 Youth Public Safety Academy (YPSA) is now open.

Now in its 24th year, YPSA is an educational and affordable summer program that is open to all children living in Middlesex County ages 8-12. Older children have the opportunity to become a Counselor-in-Training. The program is comprised of five, one-week camps and is held at the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Training Academy in Chelmsford.

HDTC is holding state caucus March 1

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The Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee (HDTC) will be holding its caucus to nominate Democratic State Convention delegates on Friday, March 1, at 6:00 PM at the Hopkinton Town Hall in the second floor Select Board room, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton. Participant check-in will begin at 5:30 PM and will close promptly at 6:15 PM.

The purpose of the Hopkinton Democratic State Caucus is to elect delegates to the Democratic State Convention to be held on June 1 in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Hopkinton Fire Department Continues Winter Community Risk Reduction Programs to Improve Safety

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Chief Gary Daugherty wishes to remind residents of two winter community risk reduction programs aimed at assisting seniors.

The Hopkinton Fire Department, in collaboration with the Hopkinton Senior Center and Department of Public Works, is continuing the Sand & Socks for Seniors program with the goal of reducing falls.

Hopkinton Public Library: Catalog Changes Coming at Hopkinton Library

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Meet Your New Library Catalog....Coming March 4

The updated catalog will come with a host of new features and functionality, such as:

The ability to view, manage, and check out digital material from OverDrive/Libby and other sources along with physical material right from the catalog!

Virtually browse and place holds on titles by format! Titles will be grouped, allowing straightforward access to every available format of the title in one place, including e-formats.