School Committee Approves Superintendent Contract

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At their meeting on January 11, 2018, the School Committee approved the contract for the next Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Carol Cavanaugh. Dr. Cavanaugh and the School Committee have agreed to a three year contract with a salary of $180,000, and terms similar to Dr. MacLeod's current contract.
Dr. Cavanaugh will officially assume her duties on July 1, 2018, and will work closely with Dr. MacLeod and the School Committee to ensure a smooth and seamless transition.

Water & Sewer Office will be Closed Monday in Observance of Martin Luther King Day

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The water and sewer office will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King day on Monday, January 15th. Should you have a water or sewer emergency, please call the Hopkinton Fire and Police dispatch at 508-497-3401

Eric Carty
Water & Sewer Manager

Job Posting: Principal Planner

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The Town of Hopkinton seeks a Principal Planner
Under the direction of the Director of Land Use & Town Operations, the Principal Planner is a municipal
position within urban planning. The role performs highly technical, professional and administrative work
for the Town's Land Use Department. Work involves preparing planning studies, assessing proposals for
land use and development; determining compliance with Zoning Bylaws, and applicable state and federal

Video: Meet New Hopkinton Public Library Adult Services Librarian, Jessi McCarthy

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The previous Hopkinton Public Library Adult Services Librarian, Heather Backman is now the Director of the Library. One of the first moves of the newly appointed director was opening the brand new renovated and expanded library and now to kick off the new year an addition has been made to the staff. Hopkinton Public Library welcomed their new Adult Services Librarian this past week, Jessi McCarthy. In the video below learn a little bit more about the newest Hopkinton Public Library staff member.

Video: Mass Dept. of Transportation Hosts Public Hearing Regarding Downtown Corridor Project

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On Tuesday January 9th at the Hopkinton Senior Center, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) hosted a public hearing regarding the Downtown Corridor project. At the hearing, representatives from MassDot explained the project and took feedback from the public. View the full public hearing and news segment below.

Job Posting: Part Time Dishwasher

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Town of Hopkinton Seeks a PT Dishwasher for the Hopkinton Senior Center
Days and hours are generally between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on Monday, Thursday and Friday (with
possible additional day as needed). This is a perfect job for college students or retirees looking to fill a
few hours a week.
Hiring Salary Range: $12.50 – $16.00 depending on qualifications.
Please check the Town of Hopkinton website at for more information.

K-9 Dali Welcomed to the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office

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BILLERICA, Mass. – The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office has officially welcomed the newest member of its K-9 Unit to the department.

K-9 Dali, a two-year-old Belgian Malinois from Georgia, began work at the end of November. Dali, who is partnered with Lieutenant Mike Kelley, was obtained through a grant from Dogs for Law Enforcement.

Dali is a dual purpose K-9, having completed courses with the MBTA Transit Police K-9 Training Unit for patrol and explosives detection.

Senator Spilka Hosts Discussion of Social-Emotional Learning in MetroWest Schools

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ASHLAND, MA – On Tuesday, January 9th, Senator Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland) will host a forum with the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy about social-emotional learning (SEL). The conversation will highlight the work of exSEL: Excellence through Social-Emotional Learning, a network bringing together school districts across Massachusetts to design and implement policies and practices that promote SEL.

Community Notice: Trash Collection Delayed 1 Day

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Due to the winter storm, there was no trash collection on Thursday 1/4/18.

Prior to the initial announcement that was posted Wednesday alerting residents of no trash collection on Thursday - trash collection for this week was already delayed 1 day due to the New Year's day Holiday on Monday. Due to no trash collection on Thursday - all remaining trash collection for this week is delayed one additional day.

This means that if your regularly scheduled trash collection day is Wednesday, your trash is being collected today (Fri 1/5)

Community Notice: Please Help Keep Hydrants Clear

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The Water Department requests your assistance, in maintaining accessibility to the town's 700 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. Help make your neighborhood safe for everyone!


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