Sunday, October 22, 2017

Seeking Hopkinton’s Eldest Citizen


The Town of Hopkinton is seeking its oldest citizen to be presented with a commemorative “Boston Post Cane”. The presentation of the cane is an honor that has been bestowed on the Town’s eldest citizen beginning in 1909. The tradition began when Edward Grozier, publisher of the Boston Globe, thought of distributing gold-headed canes to the oldest residents of New England communities.

The only requirement is that a resident be 90 years of age or older. When nominating an individual, please provide the name, proof of birth and residence address of the prospective candidate. Names of candidates should be sent to the Town Clerk’s Office, 1 Town House Road, Hopkinton, RI 02833 or by phone at 377-7777 or by email:

Deadline for submission: November 30, 2017


CDBG Public Hearing November 1, 2017

PY 17 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

The Towns of East Greenwich, West Greenwich, Exeter, Hopkinton, North Kingstown, Charlestown, Richmond, Narragansett and South Kingstown (the “Towns”) will conduct a regional Public Hearing on their intent to file applications (individually) with the State of Rhode Island, Commerce Secretary, Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) for CDBG funds in the Program Year (PY) ’17 Program. This Hearing is being held in conformance with U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and OHCD regulations requiring that local residents be informed of such intent to apply and be given the opportunity to ask and have questions answered. The Hearing will include the presentation of local community development and housing needs and include discussion of past activity under the CDBG program. As it is the intent of the Towns to apply for funds for residential/housing rehabilitation under the State Set Aside fund (funds held at the state level and requested on a house by house basis), the Hearing will also include a description of how the local residential rehabilitation programs are operated. There are two other Set Aside funds available; one for Affordable Housing Creation or Preservation and one for Economic Development (including job training). These two funds will also be discussed and the public is advised that the Towns may entertain applications for these funds as well. Finally, a discussion will be held concerning the State of Rhode Island Action Plan for the CDBG Program in general.

The Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, 1 November, 2017 at 4:00 P. M. in the Council Chambers at the Richmond Town Hall, 5 Richmond Townhouse Road (intersection of routes 138 and 112), Richmond, RI. Individuals requiring interpreter assistance should contact the Town Clerk at (401) 539-9000 ext 9, at least three business days prior to the Hearing.

Geoffrey A. Marchant
Community Development Consortium Director

Open Position Part-Time Building Inspector I or II


The Town of Hopkinton currently has an employment opportunity for the following position: Part-Time Building Inspector I or II

Part-Time Building Inspector I or II Advertisement 

Employment Application


Temporary Closure of Animal Control Shelter


The Hopkinton Animal Control Shelter is temporarily closed.

The Hopkinton Police Department will be handling all related animal control calls.

The housing of animals will now be at the Westerly Animal Shelter located at 

33 Larry Hirsch Lane
Westerly, RI 02891 

Monday and Tuesday 8-12
Wed, Thurs, Friday 8-4
Sat-Sun 8-2

Relocation of the Polish Park Monument


Polish Park Monument

This monument has returned to its former home located in Polish Park at the intersection of Mechanic Street and Highview Avenue. It honors the members of the Polish-American Citizen’s Club who served their country during World War II. 

Special thanks to the Public Works Department and other local officials for coordinating the move of this historic monument to a more prominent and visible location in the Town of Hopkinton.

To view a list of the Names and a brief history of each person click on the Polish Park Memorial Monument Names List

Hopkinton FY 2017-2018 Budget


Please Review the Hopkinton Town Budget

Budget FY 2017-2018


Boards and Commission Vacancies





The Hopkinton Town Council is currently seeking individuals to fill vacancies on the following Boards and Commission:


Affordable Housing Partnership

Animal Control Commission

Charter Commission

Historic District Commission

Planning Board

 For more information on these vacancies please click the Volunteer link


Residents interested in serving must be registered to vote. Contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 377-7777 to request an application, or apply in person at the Hopkinton Town Hall, 1 Town House Road, Hopkinton, RI 02833, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. The form is also available on the Hopkinton website:


Per Order: Hopkinton Town Council

                  Elizabeth J. Cook-Martin

                  Town/Council Clerk

Now Accepting Electronic Payments for Real Estate and Motor Vehicle Taxes


For More information please use the link below

Electronic Payment for Real Estate and Motor Vehicle Taxes


To access the form for Electronic Payment use the Online Services Permits and Forms page

Septic System Loan Program


The Town of Hopkinton has established a loan program for the repair or replacement of certain failed and substandard Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) and all cesspools located within the town. Please see the attached documents containing the application material and the terms and conditions governing the program. Completed applications with supporting documentation are to be submitted to the Hopkinton Planning Department for processing. Questions may be directed to the Town Planner at (401) 377-7770 or

Click here to view Septic Loan Forms and Information

Historic District Commission Update


Visit the Boards and Commissions Section for an Updated Historic District Commission Guide.