Weekly Roundup 04/14/2019

Weekly Roundup 04/14/2019

Hopkinton Board of Health – Restricting the Sale of Tobacco Products Regulation • Bittersweet Cafe gets new beer, wine license in Hopkinton • The 2018 Hopkinton Annual Town Report • Downtown Hopkinton Project to bring businesses, apartments • Town election Update

Hopkinton Board of Health – Restricting the Sale of Tobacco Products Regulation 

On March 25, 2019, the Hopkinton Board of Health voted to enact a regulation entitled “Restricting the Sale of Tobacco Products”.   The regulation includes, but is not limited to, restricting the sale of flavored tobacco and vape products; expanding the regulation to include vaping products such as e-cigarettes; instituting a minimum price for cigars;  capping the number of Tobacco Sales Permits to be issued; and banning the sale of blunt wraps. The regulation will go into effect on June 30, 2019.   


Bittersweet Cafe gets new beer, wine license in Hopkinton

Bittersweet Cafe got a new beer and wine license approved by selectmen on Tuesday night.

The 4-1 vote came after one selectman worried the application was not ready. The board also approved entertainment and common victualer licenses. Owner C.J. Dunne is also applying for a special permit for entertainment with the Board of Appeals and must get offsite parking approved by the Planning Board.


The 2018 Hopkinton Annual Town Report

The 2018 Hopkinton Annual Town Report is now posted. Find out what your elected and appointed officials were working on this past year, how much everyone was paid and more…

“To the Citizens of Hopkinton: The Board of Selectmen respectfully submit the 2018 Annual Town Reports of the Town of Hopkinton’s offices, boards and committees for the calendar year beginning January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2018. Please bring this report to Town Meeting on May 6, 2019”


Downtown Hopkinton Project to bring businesses, apartments

A local developer hopes to demolish two downtown buildings and replace them with a mix-use development that would include a restaurant, shops and apartments.

One of the buildings at 76 Main St. is under a demolition delay by the Historical Commission. Once part of a large farm, the so-called Clafin home was built in the late 1700s or early 1800s, according to town records. The delay expires on July 4.


Town election Update

Town Election Update – Board of Selectmen, Planning Board (2-year), Parks & Recreation, and Board of Assessors are all contested races. The candidates listed below have returned nomination papers unless otherwise noted. | eHop | Hopkinton

Town Election Update