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Middlesex Sheriff’s Office to host Special Citizens Academy in Newton

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NEWTON – The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a program designed specifically for adults with developmental disabilities in Newton next month, Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian has announced.

The Special Citizens Academy is a four-week program that provides participants with education on topics such as internet safety and awareness, fire safety and first aid, and scam prevention. Academy attendees will also receive demonstrations from the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) K-9 Unit, SWAT officers and Community Command Center staff.

Historic District Commission Seeking Input Regarding Potential Expansion of the Hopkinton Historic District

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The Hopkinton Historic District Commission would like to hear public input into expanding the local historic district in Hopkinton Center. The Historic District Commission believes that by expanding the historic district, the character and historic significance of our town can be preserved.

Job Posting: Reference/Technology Librarian

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he Town of Hopkinton is seeking a part-time Reference/Technology Librarian

The Hopkinton Public Library, reopened since October 2017 in a beautiful renovated building,

is seeking an energetic, friendly, and tech-savvy reference librarian to join our team and support expanded services to our engaged and supportive community.

Hours: Up to 2 evenings per week and participate in the library’s regular weekend coverage rotation

Hiring Salary Range: $21.81 - $24.81, depending on qualifications

Video: Board of Selectmen Recognize 3 Town Employees

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At Tuesdays Board of Selectmen meeting, Selectmen recognized Director of Youth & Family Services, Denise Hildreth, Principal Assessor, John Neas and Director of Public Works, John Westerling.

"Denise Hildreth, Director of Youth and Family Services, who received the "Unsung Hero" Award on June 20, 2018 from the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women;

Board of Selectmen Recommend to Not Support Greyhound Friends License

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On Tuesday Night, in-front of a packed house at the HCAM studios, the Board of Selectmen unanimously agreed to recommend to the Town Clerk that a new license not be issued to Greyhound Friends. Selectmen heard from both sides during a scheduled public hearing that took nearly two and a half hours.

Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce Presents: Hopkinton Police Meet and Greet

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Meet & Greet Event
Join us for a morning of coffee and networking at the Hopkinton Police Department for a Meet & Greet on Tuesday, September 18th from 7:30am-9:00am! There will be a brief presentation given by the Hopkinton Police as well as a tour of the police station.

RSVP at following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hopkinton-police-meet-greet-tickets-4922378...

Sheriff Koutoujian Announces Completion of the 19th Annual Youth Public Safety Academy

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Over 1,050 cadets participated in popular summer program
CHELMSFORD – Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian thanked the cadets, families and community partners involved in the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office 19th Youth Public Safety Academy (YPSA) this summer. Over 1,300 youngsters applied for this year’s summer camp, with over 1,050 participating.

Video: Both Sides Speak About Greyhound Friends

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On Tuesday September 11th, the Board of Selectmen will host a public hearing to discuss if they should allow Greyhound Friends to reopen. Greyhound Friends was shutdown in January 2017 by state authorities. In the below video, former Director of Greyhound Friends, Louise Coleman spoke in favor of Greyhound Friends reopening. Hopkinton resident, Beth Mallloy who is involved with the website TruthAboutGreyhoundFriends.com spoke heavily against the business reopening.

Public Hearing Notice: Greyhound Friends, Inc. 167 Saddle Hill Road

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The Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at 8:30 p.m. at HCAM TV-Studio (lower level), 77 Main Street, Hopkinton, pursuant to M.G.L. c.140 §137C relative to the Greyhound Friends, Inc. dog kennel at 167 Saddle Hill Road, for the purpose of determining whether the kennel is being maintained in a sanitary and humane manner and/or if records are properly kept as required by law. This public hearing has been rescheduled from August 8, 2018.

Video: State Representative, Carolyn Dykema Hosts Annual Senior Picnic

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State Representative, Carolyn Dykema hosted her annual Senior Picnic. This years event took place at the Faith Community Church due to some very hot weather outside. Guest Speakers at the event included Senate President, Karen Spilka, Congressman, Joe Kennedy III, Senator, Jamie Eldridge and Secretary of State, Bill Galvin. View scenes from the event below.

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