Weekly News Roundup – 03/07/20

Weekly News Roundup – 03/07/20

Hopkinton Health Department: Covid-19 Press Release • Presidential Primary – Hopkinton UNOFFICIAL results • Town Election Candidates Needed! • RFQ for a Public Safety Facility Feasibility Study • Hopkinton Senior Center Survey • Planning Board Actions Taken – 02/24/2020

Hopkinton Health Department: Covid-19 Press Release

In an effort to reduce the risk of transmission to the community, the Hopkinton Department of Health is asking that any residents, students, or staff in Hopkinton who are returning from areas of sustained COVID-19 transmission which currently include China, Iran, Italy, Japan, and South Korea immediately notify (via secure message or call) the Health Department for further instruction.

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Presidential Primary – Hopkinton UNOFFICIAL results

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Town Election Candidates Needed! 

Considering running for local office? Here’s your last chance. Deadline to get your papers to the Town Office is March 31st. Candidates are needed for the following positions:

Planning Board, 5 Years, Vote for 2

  • 2nd Candidate Needed

Commissioners of Trust Funds, 3 Years, Vote for 1

  • Candidate Needed

Constable, 3 Years, Vote for 1

  • Candidate Needed

Click here for more details and for a list of candidates running for office


RFQ for a Public Safety Facility Feasibility Study

Your Town Meeting votes at work: The Permanent Building Committee has put out a RFQ for a Public Safety Facility Feasibility Study. (Town Meeting 2019 Article 17C)

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Hopkinton Senior Center Survey

Hopkinton Senior Center is seeking your feedback, support and suggestions in order to help improve their services to the community.

Click here to take the survey


Planning Board Actions Taken – 02/24/2020


  1. Administrative Items
    1. Approval Not Required – Stoney Brook – Withdrawn
    2. Sidewalk Survey Update – Over 290 survey responses received so far
    3. Minutes of January 13, 2020; January 27, 2020 – Not ready yet
  2. Continued Public Hearing – Maspenock Woods (West Elm Street) – demolition and replacement of the existing dwelling at 5 West Elm Street. – Discussed and continued to 4/27/20
  3. Continued Public Hearing – Amendment to Approved NMU Site Plan – 27 Lumber Street/Hopkinton Tennis Club – Approved with conditions (Vote 8-Yes 0-No 1-Abstain)
  4. New Public Hearing – Preliminary Subdivision Plan – Leonard Street/Box Mill Road – Withdrawn

Business to be considered by the Board at any time during the meeting:

  • Legacy Farms Road/East Main Street Traffic Light Status – the project continues to make progress but will not likely make the deadline
  • Lumber Street/West Main Street improvements – no update
  • Legacy Farms North (Section formerly known as Rafferty Road) – Discussion about disrepair – no update
    • Legacy Farms North Street Acceptance – Plans have been submitted to the town, next they will be reviewed by the Select Board and then will come back to the Planning Board for a recommendation before Town Meeting.
  • Main Street Downtown Corridor discussion – no update
  • Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness and Climate Change discussion – no update
  • Future agenda items, correspondence

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