Weekly News Roundup – 05/16/2021

Weekly News Roundup – 05/16/2021

Covid-19 Updates and Vaccine Information • 2021 Annual Town Meeting Candidates and Ballot Questions Town public health nurse Mauro steps down • I-495 exits in Hopkinton soon to be renamed • Conservation Commission continues work with Chamberlain developer, gets trails update • Active ByStander Training Sessions Town Officials Meet to Review Cause of Gas Leak

Covid-19 Updates and Vaccine InfoRmation

As of 05/14/21, Hopkinton’s Health Department is reporting 1,059 total confirmed COVID-19 cases; 24 of those cases are active, with 1,028 recoveries and 17 deaths. You can see historical tracking and updates on Hopkinton’s Community Impact Dashboard which is updated frequently.

This week’s new Covid Updates include:

Children aged 12 and older are now eligible to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The MetroWest-Westborough Regional Vaccination Site at the DoubleTree Hotel has Pfizer appointments available for the following dates:
● Monday, May 17th from 3:30-5:30pm
● Wednesday, May 19th from 2:30-5:30pm
● Thursday, May 20th from 2:30-5:30pm
● Friday, May 21st from 2:30-5:30pm

Appointments are required and open to anyone 12 years of age and older. In order to register a minor, a parent/guardian must complete the online Consent Form. To register for an appointment at the Regional Clinic at the DoubleTree Hotel in Westborough visit: https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/northborough. Please note that only one parent/guardian is allowed in the vaccination room to allow for social distancing

Related News and Resources: 

Hopkinton Covid-19 Vaccine Information

Town Board & Committee Vacancies


Town Election Candidates 2021

There are several Candidates running for Town Election in uncontested races. Vote Saturday, May 22, 2021, polls are open 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM at Hopkinton Middle School Brown Gym.

View Full List of Uncontested Candidates

View Contested Candidates for School Board


Town Election Ballot questions 2021

There are four ballot questions this year to fund capital projects. Vote Saturday, May 22, 2021, polls are open 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM at Hopkinton Middle School Brown Gym. View a Sample Ballot.

Ballot Questions Explained – View Article


Town public health nurse Mauro steps down

Hopkinton public health nurse Kasey Mauro has announced that she is resigning, with her last day scheduled for June 4.

In a message posted on her website, Mauro explained that when she took the job in late 2019 she was hoping to spend more time with her family. It did not work out that way.

I-495 exits in Hopkinton soon to be renamed

Due to a Federal Highway Administration requirement, Massachusetts is updating almost all its highway exits to a milepost-based system, moving away from the sequential exit numbering method that had been the norm in the state. This will provide national uniformity, make it easier for drivers to determine distances and allow for more accurate emergency response, according to MassDOT.

Hopkinton’s eastbound exit will change from 21A to 54A, while the westbound exit will change from 21B to 54B. The nearby Milford exit, currently Exit 20, will become Exit 50 (the exit numbers increase from south to north).

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Conservation Commission continues work with Chamberlain developer, gets trails update

The Conservation Commission heard a number of issues at its three-hour meeting on Tuesday, ranging from updates to the Chamberlain/Whalen project to trails creation.

Several major items were continued to the meeting on May 25. Requests had been received before the meeting. These included the Abbott Realty Trust request to construct a roadway for a subdivision off Blueberry Lane, updates to several lots on the Whalen side of the Chamberlain/Whalen project, and updates to the Mass Laborers Training facility on East Street. The upcoming meeting is expected to have 25 items on a packed agenda.

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Active ByStander Training Sessions

The Hopkinton Freedom Team and Hopkinton Youth & Family Services with support from members of the Hopkinton Youth Commission and Hopkinton Cultural Council, are very pleased to invite the community to Active Bystander training programs (at no cost to the participant) as a way to move beyond tolerance to promote town unity and embrace diversity. Training starts as early as next Tuesday!

3 different Training programs are available based on age groups: for adults, teens/young adults/college age and for middle schoolers.

For dates/times/ more information and to register: https://www.hopkintonfreedomteam.org/events


Town Officials Meet to Review Cause of Gas Leak

The leak, reported at 9:41am, was repaired by Eversource at 12:25 pm. Review of the scene showed an old structure in the ground as the cause of the leak. The structure was not tied to the gas line or related to the Main Street Corridor Project. The situation was handled efficiently by both the Hopkinton Fire and Police Departments and by Eversource Gas who were onsite to repair the leak.

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