Weekly News Roundup – 05/30/2021

Weekly News Roundup – 05/30/2021

Covid-19 Updates and Vaccine InformationTown signs lease with 26.2 Foundation for International Marathon Center • Select Board approves Hopkinton native Sager as newest police officer • Hopkinton Police Lieutenant Graduates From Certificate in Local Government Leadership and Management Program • From the Open Space Preservation Commission • HFD contains Saddle Hill Road house fire; concerns raised about water supply • Parks & Rec gains momentum with dog park, skate park • Conservation Commission approves group of Chamberlain/Whalen lots • Public Notice: Water use • Hopkinton Farmers Market starts June 6 • Openings on Boards and Committees – Apply Online • Notice of Elementary School Building Committee-2 Vacancies


Covid-19 Updates and Vaccine InfoRmation

As of 05/27/21, Hopkinton’s Health Department is reporting 1,063 total confirmed COVID-19 cases; 7 of those cases are active, with 1,040 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:

Related News and Resources: 

Hopkinton Covid-19 Vaccine Information

Massachusetts Reopening Plan

Hopkinton COVID-19 update for May 28: Town buildings to fully reopen Tuesday

 

Town signs lease with 26.2 Foundation for International Marathon Center

The town announced Thursday morning that it has signed a 99-year lease with the 26.2 Foundation that grants the nonprofit a 19-acre site on East Main Street for the development and construction of an International Marathon Center.

According to a press release from Town Hall, the facility will offer state-of-the-art educational and cultural facilities centered upon a marathon museum and hall of honor. The center will include conference facilities and an auditorium, as well as research space, classrooms and function rooms.

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Select Board approves Hopkinton native Sager as newest police officer

Hopkinton native Kevin Sager finalized his homecoming when he was approved Friday afternoon by the Select Board to become the town’s newest police officer.  Sager, who grew up on Blackthorne Circle (off Granite Street), said that as a child he looked up to the police in town.

Sager, a graduate of St. Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine, has spent the past 13 years on the force in South Portland, Maine, most recently as a sergeant.

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Hopkinton Police Lieutenant Graduates From Certificate in Local Government Leadership and Management Program

Chief Joseph Bennett is pleased to announce that Hopkinton Police Lt. John Porter graduated from the MMA-Suffolk Certificate in Local Government Leadership and Management program.

Lt. Porter graduated from the MMA-Suffolk Certificate in Local Government Leadership and Management program during a virtual ceremony on May 14. Upon his graduation, Lt. Porter received a certificate of completion.

From the Open Space Preservation Commission

Take a walk! The OSPC is pleased to report on the efforts by the Hopkinton Area Land Trust, Friends of Whitehall, and donations by Regan Tree Work this past month.

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HFD contains Saddle Hill Road house fire; concerns raised about water supply

Culminating a busy few days for the Hopkinton Fire Department, firefighters put out a three-alarm blaze at 106 Saddle Hill Road late Wednesday night.

The fire caused a portion of Saddle Hill Road to be closed and traffic to be rerouted around Daniel Shays Road.

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Parks & Rec gains momentum with dog park, skate park

The Parks & Recreation Commission welcomed newly elected commissioner Amy O’Donnell to the team at its meeting Wednesday and discussed projects that are gaining momentum, including the dog park and the EMC skate park.

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Conservation Commission approves group of Chamberlain/Whalen lots

The Conservation Commission debated a number of projects during a lengthy meeting on Tuesday night.

The meeting was shortened because a key project, the renovation of the Massachusetts Laborers Training Facility at 37 East St., had been removed from the agenda because the applicant requested a continuance beforehand.

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Public Notice: Water use

We have seen a dramatic rise in temperatures and along with that an almost 50% increase in water use. With very little rain and recharge, that use is unsustainable.

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Hopkinton Farmers Market starts June 6

The Hopkinton Farmers Market returns to the Town Common on Sundays from 1-5 p.m., starting June 6 and running through Oct. 10.

Health and safety protocols will be in place. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) customers again will receive a $10 incentive for a $10 purchase, and there will be Healthy Incentive Program (HIP) benefits as well.

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OPENINGS ON BOARDS & COMMITTEES – APPLY ONLINE

The following Town boards & committees will have one or more vacancies on June 30, 2021 or sooner.  Please see the Town website at www.hopkintonma.gov for information about the duties of specific boards and committees.  Interested residents must apply via the online volunteer form at  Town of Hopkinton, MA: Boards 

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Notice of Elementary School Building Committee-2 Vacancies

The Select Board is pleased to inform residents of an exciting new opportunity to become actively involved in Town government and the future of the Town’s schools. The Board recently approved the Elementary School Building Committee-2 composition and charge, and is currently seeking new volunteers to fill the necessary seats. Applications should be submitted by Friday, June 04, 2021.

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