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Hopkinton Freedom Team and HCAM Present MLK Day 2022 on Jan 17th at 10am!

By Tom Nappi, News Director

Please join the Hopkinton Freedom Team, Youth Commission, HCAM and others for a community-wide event honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jamele Adams will be the keynote speaker. Jamele will discuss Love, Inclusion, and Trust and how these values align with the humanitarian legacy of Dr. King. Activities will be available for all ages to participate at your convenience.

The event will also air on HCAM! Mark your Calendars! More details to follow...

Community Notice: 2022 Open Burn Season

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Massachusetts allows residents to burn brush between January 15 and May 1, depending on weather conditions and air quality. Hopkinton does not charge a fee, though you must obtain permission from the Hopkinton Fire Department if you plan to open burn.

Last year the Hopkinton Fire Department partnered with Full Circle Technologies to implement a new online Open Burn Permit system for the 2021 season. We will continue to use that system for 2022.

Community Notice: Main Street Corridor Project Update 1-14-2022

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Operations suspended on 12/17/21 - No project work currently scheduled

● During the current shutdown the contractor is required to make a request through the DPW Director to continue work. The DPW Director will determine if they can work up to 10 days. After 10 days, another request would need to be made by the contractor to continue to work.

● At this time, no work is planned before the end of January. Further review will take place in February, but will be weather dependent.

Project Status
● Drainage work close to being complete.

Community Notice: MLK Day in Hopkinton

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This is an update to a previous notice sent earlier today. This event is virtual. The link below contains more information.

The Town of Hopkinton welcomes and invites all to a town wide MLK Day event sponsored through the Hopkinton Freedom Team and HCAM on Monday, January 17, 2022 at 10am. The event will feature Jamele Adams, the founder of the first Freedom Team, as well as several community partners and guests.

Click the link to learn more: https://www.hopkintonfreedomteam.org/events/mlkday2022

Community Notice: SMOC Fuel Assistance

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Applications are currently being accepted for the home heating fuel assistance program through SMOC (South Middlesex Opportunity Council). The program runs from November to April, and is available to all households in Hopkinton if the total household income falls within their guidelines. A household of one qualifies for assistance with an income up to $39,105; a household of two qualifies with an income up to $51,137; etc.

Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian joins Executive Board of Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarceration

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Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarceration (LEL) has announced that Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian – a founding member – has joined the group’s executive board.

LEL was established in 2015 with a goal of identifying and implementing solutions to reduce both crime and incarceration through a focus on four primary areas including increasing alternatives to arrest and prosecution (especially for mental health and drug treatment); strengthening community-law enforcement ties; reforming mandatory minimums; and restoring balance to criminal laws.

Hopkinton’s BAA Invitational Entries Deadline Brought Forward

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Due to a clerical oversight on our part, the Town is bringing forward the deadline to submit your applications for the BAA’s 2022 Boston Marathon Invitational Entries to 12:00 PM on January 18th, 2022. The Select Board will randomly select the recipients later that evening at a public meeting at 6:00 pm.

Bringing forward the submission date and holding the random selection earlier will allow local organizations some time to comply with the BAA registration deadline and, at the same time, extend the fundraising window.