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Rep. Dykema Hosts Gun Violence Listening Tour in MetroWest

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Representative Dykema has invited Representative Hank Naughton, Chairman of the Joint legislative Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security to bring his Gun Violence Listening Tour to the 8th Middlesex District.

Gun Violence Listening Tour
Monday September 9th, 7pm
Holliston Upper Town Hall
703 Washington Street
Holliston, MA

Hopkinton Hires First Female Career Firefighter

By Michelle Murdock, Freelance Writer

Fire Chief Ken Clark introduced Hopkinton’s newest career firefighter to the Board of Selectmen at their September 3 meeting saying he was happy to present the best applicant who had tested well, interviewed well and came out on top in the selecti

Selectmen Ask Governor to Replace Mass Gaming Commission Chairman

By Michelle Murdock, Freelance Writer

Selectmen at their September 3 meeting voted to sign and send a letter to Governor Deval Patrick expressing their concerns with the casino process as managed by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) and asking that the chairman of the Commissi

Planning Board Meets on September 9; Public Hearings for the HCA and Maspenock Woods on Agenda

By Michelle Murdock, Freelance Writer

The Hopkinton Planning Board will meet on Monday, September 9, beginning at 7:30pm in Room 211 at Town Hall. Included on the agenda for the night are two public hearings. The first is a continuation of the public hearing for the site plan review of the addition at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts and the second is a public hearing for the garden apartment site plan for the Maspenock Woods development located at 5 and 11 West Main Street.

Hopkinton Fire Department Ambulance Service First in Region to Implement the Selective Spinal Assessment Protocol

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Following several hours of training with Hopkinton Fire Department Medical Director Dr. Jeff Hopkins, along with many hours of development of a thorough operating guideline by Lt. Gary Daugherty, the Hopkinton Fire Department ambulance service became the first service in the region to get medical approval from Milford Hospital to implement the Selective Spinal Assessment Protocol.

Rep. Dykema to Hold Local Office Hours

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Continuing a tradition that began when she was first elected, Representative Dykema will holding her quarterly office hours in each of the four towns of the 8th Middlesex District next month.

“Being accessible to constituents was a pledge I made when I was first elected,” said Dykema. “I’ve learned so much from all those who have come to meet with me and I appreciate hearing their thoughts and ideas.”

Residents are encouraged to stop in to the office hours to share concerns, questions and opinions on state issues or simply to chat over a cup of coffee.

MWACC Hires Green International Inc. for Casino Traffic Review

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The MetroWest Anti-Casino Coalition (MWAAC) voted unanimously on August 29 to retain Green International Affiliates, Inc. (Green) to provide traffic impact peer review services for the proposed Foxwoods MA casino development in Milford, MA.

“It is important for the residents of Milford to hear from consultants not paid for by the developer. This study will clarify and confirm the Casino project’s traffic impact and data for the residents’ consideration,” said MWACC Chairman Brian Herr.