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Hopkinton Public Library Children’s Department Expands Weekly Storytime Schedule, Launches Sensory-Friendly Sessions

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Library Director Nanci Milone-Hill is pleased to announce that the Hopkinton Public Library's Children's Department has increased its storytime events to twice per week, and is now offering sensory-friendly sessions.

Due to their popularity, Baby-Toddler Storytime and Preschool Storytime are being offered twice per week, as well as one Saturday per month. Baby-Toddler Storytime is now offered Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m., and Preschool Storytime is offered Tuesday and Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Recipients Announced for State Financial Education Grants for Veteran-Serving Institutions

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The State Treasurer’s Office of Economic Empowerment (OEE), the Division of Banks (DOB), and the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR) announced the recipients of the 2023 Operation Money Wise grants. These grants provide the resources to non-profit organizations, public agencies, and higher education institutions that serve the military community in Massachusetts for financial education programming.

Hopkinton Town Hall and municipal offices closed on July 3rd through July 5th in observance of Fourth of July

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Hopkinton Town Hall and municipal offices (including the Library and the Senior Center) will be closed on July 3rd, 4th and 5th in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Town Hall, Library, and other municipal buildings will reopen on Thursday July 6th, though the Senior Center will remain closed until Monday July 10th.

Hopkinton Fire Department Receives FM Global Grant for Fire Prevention Efforts

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Interim Chief Gary Daugherty is excited to announce that the Hopkinton Fire Department has received funding toward fire prevention efforts through a private grant program.

The $2,846 grant, awarded by mutual insurance company FM Global, was presented to the Hopkinton Fire Department on June 21 and will be used to purchase smoke alarms.
The smoke alarms will be distributed to qualifying residents following a home safety inspection by the department’s Community Risk Reduction team.

Mark William Bracken named Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Lottery

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Mark William Bracken has been named Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Lottery after having performed the role on an interim basis since March of 2022. State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission, made the announcement today during the Commission’s monthly meeting.