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Community Notice: Water Main Flushing on Cedar Street

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Please be advised that the water department will be flushing the new water main on Cedar Street, Sunday night at 10PM. You may notice some air or discoloration after the test. Please run your cold water line to help flush your pipes.

State Legislative, Education Leaders Announce Student Opportunity Act

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Today, the Joint Committee on Education released the Student Opportunity Act.

The Student Opportunity Act:

• Makes an unprecedented $1.5 billion investment in Massachusetts public education. Assuming inflation, over time the bill could provide an estimated $2.2 billion.

• Significantly helps school districts that serve high percentages of low-income students.

Video: Town Manager, Norman Khumalo talks Eversource and Town of Hopkinton Hearing

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Eversource and the Town of Hopkinton recently had a hearing moderated by Town Manager, Norman Khumalo. The issue was regarding the use of steel plates during the installation of an electric transmission line between South Street and West Main Street. Multiple vehicles were damaged due to the questionable security of the trench that was dug as part of the project.

View more in the video below.

Video: Select Board Fills Planning Board Spot, Approves Greyhound Friends Kennel License

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At this past Tuesdays meeting, the Select Board had a joint meeting with the Planning Board to fill a vacant Planning Board spot. they chose Jane Moran to fill the spot until the 2020 Town Election. The Board also approved the Greyhound Friends Kennel License with conditions.

View more in the video below!

Growth Study Committee Vacancies

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The Planning Board is seeking residents interested in serving on the Growth Study Committee for two (2) alternate positions. These positions are non-voting positions unless necessary for a quorum. The mission statement of the Growth Study Committee and the anticipated deliverables are detailed below:

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) will Conduct Aerial Spraying

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The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) will conduct aerial spraying in specific areas of Middlesex, Norfolk, and Worcester Counties beginning on the evening of Tuesday, September 10 and continuing for several evenings. Spraying is weather-dependent and schedules may change.

The Hopkinton Community Preservation Committee is now accepting Project Funding Applications for Fiscal Year 2021.

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Please submit Full Applications for funding to the Committee by Tuesday, September 24, 2019 for review during the September 26, 2019 meeting
Projects allowable under the CPA include the creation and preservation of open space, the preservation of historic sites, the creation and preservation of affordable housing and the creation and preservation of outdoor recreational facilities.

Please call (508) 497-9745 or email Shannon Soares at ssoares@hopkintonma.gov if you have any questions.

Video: Hopkinton Health Director, Shaun McAuliffe talks EEE Threat, Lake Algae

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Hopkinton Health Director, Shaun McAuliffe stopped by HCAM news to talk about the critical EEE threat from Mosquitos in Hopkinton and Toxic Algae Bloom in local lakes. View the interview below.

Video: EEE Threat Critical, New School Traffic Pattern on Hayden Rowe, Upcoming Bocce Challenge at Senior Center

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In the video below, see more about the critical EEE Mosquito threat in the Hopkinton area, new school traffic pattern at Hopkinton Middle and High School as well as information about the upcoming Hopkinton Senior Center open house and Bocce Challenge.

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