Author: Nanda Barker-Hook

The FY21 Budget Process: How to Follow & Get Involved

The FY21 Budget Process: How to Follow & Get Involved

[Article updated on 11/13/19] The FY21 budget cycle is underway and over the next few months important decisions will be made about what items will and will not be included.  If you want to have a say in the process, now is the time to […]

Dear eHop: Impact of an underride & slowing growth on taxes?

Dear eHop: Impact of an underride & slowing growth on taxes?

Dear eHop:  Could you explain the underride, slowing growth, and how they interact in restricting our ability to raise taxes the following year in case of an emergency? eHop: A couple of similar questions came up at Know Your Vote in anticipation of the Town […]

Special Town Meeting: An interview with Claire Wright, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen

Special Town Meeting: An interview with Claire Wright, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen

eHop sat down with Claire Wright, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, to discuss Special Town Meeting — what we are voting on, how it will impact Hopkinton, and why it is important.  A quorum of 1% of registered voters (currently 117 people) is required […]

Special Town Meeting:  Will Lykan Bioscience come to Hopkinton?

Special Town Meeting: Will Lykan Bioscience come to Hopkinton?

On January 29th the Board of Selectmen approved a Tax Increment Finance (TIF) agreement that may bring Lykan Bioscience to Hopkinton.  Ultimately, the decision to enter into this community-corporate partnership will be up to residents at Special Town Meeting on February 11th.  The Town needs […]

Lykan Bioscience presents to the Board of Selectmen

Lykan Bioscience presents to the Board of Selectmen

To TIF, or not to TIF:  that is the question (to be voted on at Special Town Meeting) Lykan Bioscience intends to create one hundred and twenty five new jobs and invest twelve million dollars in 97 South Street as part of a Tax Increment […]

Special Town Meeting set for February 11, 2019

Special Town Meeting set for February 11, 2019

[Updated January 15, 2019] Tonight Lykan Bioscience will give an update to the Board of Selectmen about their interest to locate in Hopkinton, TIF (Tax Increment Finance) application, and related Special Town Meeting preparations.   This will be the first opportunity for the public to ask […]

The FY20 Budget Process:  How to Follow and Get Involved

The FY20 Budget Process: How to Follow and Get Involved

While Annual Town Meeting may seem a long way off, Hopkinton officials and Board and Committee members are busy planning the Town’s FY20 budget.   Over the next two months key decisions will be made about what items will and will not be included in next […]

Recap of eHop’s Spotlight Forum on Town Growth & Development

Recap of eHop’s Spotlight Forum on Town Growth & Development

On March 22, 2018 eHop hosted a public forum on Town Growth and Development attended by a standing room only crowd.  The forum provided a high-level snapshot of Hopkinton’s dramatic population growth, the impact on our budget and services, and information on how residents can […]


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