Weekly News Roundup – 01/19/2020

Weekly News Roundup – 01/19/2020

Meet our 2020 Marathon Runner: Matt Lerner • MLK Day of Service • FY21 Budget Meeting • Superintendent’s Blog: New Construction and District Growth Proposals • Special Town Election February 3, 2020 • Town Election Candidates Needed • Community Notice: Dementia Champion Training • Public Hearing on Two Proposed Changes to Tobacco Rules • Ashland Conservation Commission, citing impact on wetlands, denies Eversource pipe plan • Hopkinton Library Wants Your Feedback!

Meet our 2020 Marathon Runner: Matt Lerner

Matt is currently a second-year medical student with hopes of completing his residency in Obstetrics upon graduation. In 2018, he ran the Boston Marathon and has since ran the Vermont City Marathon among other races. He has past experience in fundraising for both the Boston Marathon as well as in other capacities and is so excited to be running for eHop in the 2020 Boston Marathon!

Read more about Matt

eHop’s mission is to provide timely and factual information about key town matters with the goal of increasing government transparency and fostering civic engagement. Join Matt in helping advance eHop’s mission!

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Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service

The Hopkinton Youth Commission presents MLK Day of Service 2020. The public is invited on Monday, January 20 at 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM at Hopkinton Middle School. Each year, Americans across the country come together on MLK Day to serve their neighbors and communities. We hope you will join us for a fun and meaningful day for the entire community. Kids and Adults can join the many service activities and projects taking place in the Brown Gym to benefit our community.

Click to view the schedule of events

FY21 Budget Meeting Tuesday

The Town Manager will submit the FY 21 Comprehensive Budget to the Select Board. The Appropriation Committee and School Committee will also attend. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 21 at 7:00 PM at Town Hall. The public is welcome to attend or watch on HCAM-TV.

Read the agenda and meeting packet

Superintendent’s Blog: New Construction and District Growth Proposals

The Hopkinton Superintendent has written a series of three blog posts this week regarding enrollment and the DRA School Building Capacity Study.


Special Town Election February 3, 2020

Monday, February 3, 2020 – Polls Open 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Hopkinton Middle School Brown Gym, 88 Hayden Rowe St

There are three debt-exclusion  ballot questions at this Special Town Election. Although voters at the December 9, 2019 Special Town Meeting voted to borrow money for these three projects, in order for the projects to go forward the voters must ALSO pass a debt exclusion at the ballot under proposition 2 1/2 to authorize a temporary increase in the Town’s levy limit to cover the cost of borrowing for these two projects.

Click here for more details

Town Election Candidates Needed

Considering running for local office, but don’t know where to begin?

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Community Notice: Dementia Champion Training

Hopkinton is considering becoming a Dementia-Friendly Community. This training will equip you with the knowledge and materials needed to facilitate a Dementia Friends Information Session with community members.

Date: Thursday, February 6th, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Place: Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew Street


Public Hearing on Two Proposed Changes to Tobacco Rules

The Board of Health will hold a public hearing on two proposed changes to tobacco rules on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm at the Senior Center. Notice of Public Hearing on Feb 10th 2020


Ashland Conservation Commission, citing impact on wetlands, denies Eversource pipe plan

(The pipeline also goes through Hopkinton)

ASHLAND – After more than a year of deliberation, the Conservation Commission has denied Eversource’s notice of intent and stormwater management applications for the replacement of 3.7 miles of underground pipe in town.

The easement slices through the property of more than 80 Ashland homes, two parcels owned by the town, the Chestnut Street Apartments and a number of environmentally sensitive areas, including portions of the wetlands, the Ashland State Forest and the conservation-restricted Great Bend Farm Trust.


Hopkinton Library Wants Your Feedback!

Help us help you! The Hopkinton Public Library is seeking input from users about our website.


Starting tomorrow westbound traffic traveling on Main Street to West Main Street will be detoured down Wood Street to Elm Street. The detour will begin at 9:00am. Please expect heavy traffic and delays. If possible seek alternate routes.