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Senate Passes Pharmaceutical Access, Costs and Transparency (PACT) Act

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BOSTON – Today, the Massachusetts Senate passed An Act relative to Pharmaceutical Access, Costs and Transparency (PACT Act), comprehensive pharmaceutical cost control legislation aimed at addressing the high and rapidly increasing costs of prescription drugs. By connecting the need for greater drug price transparency with policies to improve oversight over the pharmaceutical industry, the legislation will put Massachusetts at the forefront of the state’s efforts to tackle increasing drug costs. It will also reduce drug costs to patients and lower health care costs overall.

Video: Hopkinton Veterans Day Ceremony 2019

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The American Legion Post 202 hosted the annual Hopkinton Veteran's Day Ceremony at the Hopkinton Senior Center. Speakers included Adjutant, Michael Whalen, HHS Student, Kiki Fossbender, Pastor, Rob Davis of the Vineyard Church, David Melly from Representative Carolyn Dykema's Office and Hopkinton Veteran, Ted Hoyt. View the ceremony and highlights below!

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2020 Boston Marathon Invitational Entry

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Program Policy Adopted by the Board of Selectmen, October 22, 2019
Pursuant Section 2 of the Hopkinton Marathon Policy, the Select Board will distribute invitational applications for the upcoming 2020 Boston Marathon in the following manner.

Invitational entry applications will be distributed to qualified organizations through a random selection that will take place at a duly constituted public meeting. In order to qualify for the random selection, an organization must fit one of two category descriptions outlined in the Town’s Marathon Policy, namely:

Public Hearing Notice: Lake Maspenock Weed Management and Control Advisory Group to hold Public Hearing November 18th, 2019

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The Lake Maspenock Weed Management and Control Advisory Group will hold a public hearing on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., at the Hopkinton Library, 13 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA to consider the possibility of applying the herbicides “diquat” and “endothall” in Lake Maspenock in calendar year 2020 in order to control weeds.

All interested parties are invited to attend and comment.

Attendees are requested to park in the overflow parking lot at St. John the Evangelist Parish, 20 Church Street.

Video: Special Town Meeting Announced, 3 Town Manager Employee Appointments Approved

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A special Town Meeting will take place on Monday, December 9th 2019. The time and location is to be announced. The Special Town Meeting is taking place due to a Citizen Petition regarding the Main Street Corridor Project.

The Select Board approved 3 Town Manager Employee Appointments. Kasey Mauro as the Public Health Nurse, Stephanie Pemberton as an Administrative Assistant and Jessica Lewerenz as Administrative Benefits Support.

View more in the video below.

Video: Hopkinton Fire Department to Hire 4 New Firefighters after Receiving Grant

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Hopkinton Fire Chief, Stephen Slaman talked with HCAM News about the FEMA "Safer Grant". Hopkinton was one of the few communities to receive the grant totaling $548,000. The funds from the grant will go towards hiring 4 new Firefighters. View the press release and more in the video below.

Video: Local Celebrity Serves Lunch at the Hopkinton Senior Center

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Senior Services Director, Amy Beck caught up with HCAM news about some of the happenings at the Senior Center including their monthly celebrity Lunch server and their upcoming Christmas Sale.

Town Manager, Norman Khumalo recently volunteered his time to serve lunch at the Senior Center as their monthly Celebrity Server. The Senior Center hosts a celebrity served lunch the first Tuesday of every month, view scenes below.

Community Notice: Tax Credit Update

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On November 5, the Town of Hopkinton Select Board approved limited tax relief for a small
group of qualifying senior citizens by a unanimous 5-0 vote. The relief takes the form of a
partial exemption of property taxes for 2020, of up to $2,200. Exemptions totaling $66,600 were
granted under the program. At the Select Board meeting, Chair Brendan Tedstone said. “This is
a good message to get out there, that Hopkinton supports its seniors.”

Town of Hopkinton Special Town Meeting Notice for December 9th 2019

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The Hopkinton Select Board has called a Special Town Meeting to be held on Monday, December 9, 2019. All articles or petitions proposed to be included in the special town meeting warrant must be received at the Select Board/Town Manager’s office no later than 4:30 PM on Thursday, November 21, 2019. All articles and petitions must be submitted to: Select Board, Town Hall, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748.

Community Notice: Main Street Corridor Fact Sheet

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Please find attached the Main Street Corridor Project fact sheet as voted for circulation by the Select Board tonight. Please contact the Town Manager's office if you have any questions.

(View the attached PDF for fact sheet)

Norman Khumalo
Town Manager
Town of Hopkinton
18 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748
Tel. 508 497 9700

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