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Massachusetts Department of Transportation Public Hearing Regarding Downtown Corridor Project

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An announcement has been made that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will host a public hearing regarding the Hopkinton Downtown Corridor project, Tuesday January 9th 7pm at the Hopkinton Senior Center. Please read the official announcement below.

"A Design Public Hearing will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed Main Street (Route 135) Traffic Signal and
Intersection Improvements Project in Hopkinton, MA.
WHERE: Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew Street, Hopkinton, MA
WHEN: Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 7:00 P.M.

Local Police Officer Completes First Line Supervisor Training at Roger Williams University

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BRISTOL, R.I., December 8, 2017- The Justice System Training and Research Institute at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I., in partnership with the New England Association of Chiefs of Police, recently recognized Sergeant Aaron C. O'Neil of the Hopkinton, MA Police Department for the successful completion of the “Command Training Series: First Line Supervisor Course,” a two-week comprehensive training program for police supervisory personnel.

Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Welcomes 34 New Corrections Officers

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LOWELL, Mass. – Thirty-four new corrections officers joined the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office when they graduated from its 41st Basic Training Academy in a ceremony held Friday, December 8, at Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Over 250 family members and friends gathered for the ceremony.

Middlesex Sheriff’s Office to recognize graduates of 41st Basic Training Academy

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Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian will welcome new Corrections Officers during a ceremony marking the graduation of the MSO’s 41st Basic Training Academy (BTA) on Friday, December 8, at Lowell Memorial Auditorium. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.
 
In order to graduate, recruits were required to complete 12 weeks of classroom, physical and on the job training at both the MSO Training Academy and the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction.
 
Lowell Police Superintendent William Taylor will provide the keynote address.
 

Video: Planning Board Receives Update on Downtown Corridor Project

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At the Planning Board Meeting on Monday November 27th, the Board received an update on the downtown corridor project proposal. John Bechard of VHB gave the update on the Corridor project which is meant to ease traffic downtown while making it more safe for drivers, pedestrians and bikers. A good amount of discussion was about the proposed bike lanes that will be implemented downtown. View highlights of the discussion and full meeting below.

Planning Board discusses proposed bike lanes in downtown corridor project:

Video: Planning Board Discusses 147 Lumber Street Plan

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At this past weeks planning board meeting in addition to a public hering regarding whisper ridge and 143 spring street, they also continued the public hearing about 147 lumber street. The site developers presented changes to the proposed plan that were made since last meeting.

View the changes to the proposed 147 Lumber Street plan in the video below.

Full Meeting:

Senate Votes to Expand Contraceptive Mandate

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BOSTON – Today, the Massachusetts Senate voted to enact H.4009, An Act advancing contraceptive coverage and economic security in our state, better known as the ACCESS Bill. In October, the bill was restructured with a compromise between legislators, the Coalition for Choice, and a group of Massachusetts insurance carriers – who now vocally support the legislation.

Public Notice: Possible Water Discoloration due to Hydrant re-location

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Please be advised that due to a fire hydrant re-location by the contractors installing drainage and sidewalks on East Main St., you may notice some discoloration due to the operation of shutoff valves. The work should be done by early afternoon. If you do experience any discoloration, let your cold water faucet run later this afternoon to help clear your lines.

-Eric Carty
Water & Sewer Manager

Video: Hopkinton Veterans Day Ceremony 2017

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American Legion Post 202 hosted the annual Hopkinton Veterans Day Ceremony at the Hopkinton Senior Center. Tess Papagni was the Master of Ceremonies and speakers included: Liz Walk on behalf of Representative, Carolyn Dykema, Father Cannon of St. Johns Parish and Post 202 Adjutant, Michael Whalen. View some scenes from the Veterans Day Services below.

Sheriff Koutoujian, Chief Ryan to participate in forum on opioid crisis

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Event to be hosted by The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy

NEWTON, Mass. – Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian and Arlington Police Chief Fred Ryan will participate in a pair of panel discussions on the opioid crisis on Wednesday, November 15.

Sheriff Koutoujian and Chief Ryan will join healthcare and fellow public safety officials to discuss “Creative Solutions to the Opioid Crisis” at a forum hosted by Boston College Law School’s Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy.

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