Video: Senator, Karen Spilka talks with HCAM News

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Massachusetts State Senator, Karen Spilka recently talked with HCAM news. Topics included, a recent bill for capital facility repairs and improvements in the Metrowest that recently passed. The 3.65 billion dollar bond includes $2,000,000 for improvements in Hopkinton's town hall and I also asked about a recent piece of legislation passed known as the "Patch Act".

Video: School Committee Hosts Interview and Public Forum to Select Assistant Superintendent

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The Hopkinton School committee hosted interviews and a public forum with the 3 finalist for the Assistant Superintendent position. The 3 candidates included: Jennifer Parson - Current Principal of Lincoln St. Elementary School in Northboro, Michael Caira - current principal of the David Mindess Elementary School in Ashland and Dr. Michael Hanna - Current Learning Leader of Stratton Elementary school in Arlington.

Update: On Friday March 16th, Hopkinton Public Schools selected Jennifer Parson to serve as the next Hopkinton Assistant Superintendent.

Senate Passes Bill to Protect Puppies and Kittens

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BOSTON—Today, the Massachusetts Senate passed legislation to improve several areas of current law dealing with the sale and treatment of dogs and cats. S.1155, An Act relative to protecting puppies and kittens, filed by Senator Karen Spilka, ensures that puppies and kittens are bred and sold in safe and healthy environments and strengthens the Massachusetts “Puppy Lemon Law” to give pet owners more options if they unknowingly purchase a sick pet.

Community Notice: Please Help Clear Fire Hydrants

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The Water and Fire Department requests your assistance, in maintaining accessibility to the town's fire hydrants, for the safety and protection of everyone. During the winter hydrants can become buried by snow during a storm. If you have a fire hydrant that that is near your home, please help us make it visible and accessible to the Fire Department for use in an emergency. Precious seconds can be lost, searching for the hydrant or removing snow to gain access to it. Talk with your neighbors about taking turns shoveling around the hydrant in winter.

Hopkinton Police Arrest two Armed Robbery Suspects

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Hopkinton Police Officers have arrested two suspects following an early morning armed robbery. Just before 5:00 a man entered the Dunkin Donuts on South Street. The masked man brandished a knife and demanded money from the female clerk. The clerk complied with the demand and the man fled the establishment with a small amount of cash. The clerk was physically unharmed by the armed robber.

Hopkinton Trash Pickup Delayed by One Day This Week Starting Tuesday 3-13-2018

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Due to the impending Winter storm - There will be no trash collection in Hopkinton on Tuesday 3/13.

Trash collection will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week.

Video: Hopkinton Public Schools Safety Forum

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This past week, Hopkinton Public Schools hosted a public safety forum to discuss and address the ongoing safety concerns in our schools. The panelist featured several individuals involved with safety in our community and schools. View the forum below.

Full Public Forum:

Winter Storm Update 3-12-2018

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Since the beginning of Winter Storm Quinn on Thursday March 8th, Hopkinton has received reports of
over 175 downed trees, limbs, or wires. Storm Quinn resulted in hurricane level damage and recovery
operations for Hopkinton, with unprecedented storm damage to both public & private property. The
first response to these issues from DPW/Eversource was to cut and clear these trees and branches
that were a potential hazard or blockage for an emergency vehicle’s ability to respond to incidents.

Winter Storm Update 3-11-2018

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This press release contains new and important information. Please read this entire message.

As of Sunday (3/11) morning, 99.1% of Hopkinton households have power. Eversource has committed to having ten crews in Hopkinton today to continue restoration efforts. If you are still without power, please contact eversource here or by calling them at 1-800-592-2000 to confirm they are aware you are without power.

Winter Storm Update 3-9-2018 4pm

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Hopkinton has received a formal Estimated Time to Recovery (ETR) from Eversource of 6pm on
Saturday March 10th for full restoration of power to all buildings in town. As of Friday 3/9 4pm,
Hopkinton is at approximately 18% of households without power which is an improvement from
10:20am this morning when 25% of Hopkinton was without power. While we expect additional
households to be restored this evening and prior to 6pm tomorrow, we continue to urge residents to


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