Important Information about Residential Waste Disposal
Sunday, July 3, 2022

2022 Run for Office Guide


Run for Office in Rhode Island Guide for 2022



Open Position: DPW MECHANIC

HOPKINTON, RI: Full-time position; Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or GED equivalent, experience in inspecting, maintaining, and repairing, automobiles, trucks, tractors, snowplows, and hydraulic equipment, and related mechanical equipment. 


Interested persons must submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed application to Town Manager Brian M. Rosso, c/o 1 Town House Road, Hopkinton, RI 02833 by close of business day on Friday, July 22nd, 2022. No applications are accepted electronically. EEO Compliant.

Important Information concerning Residential Waste Removal

Important Information about Residential Waste Removal


Dear Hopkinton Residents,

We are pleased to announce a new collaboration between the Town of Hopkinton and the Town of Richmond with regard to residential waste disposal.  Please note that if you use a commercial waste hauler and pay for curbside pickup, this agreement does not affect you.

As many of you already know, the Town of Hopkinton has worked with the Town of Westerly for our residential waste services for many years have decided to no longer continue with this arrangement. The Town of Hopkinton, after much research, has decided that it is in the best financial interest of our residents to move away from the Westerly Transfer Station. We also want to note that if any residents feel so inclined, can elect to pay for day passes to continue disposing of their waste at the Westerly Transfer Station.

Effective July 1st, 2022, the Town of Richmond’s Town Hall will be giving out placards to Hopkinton residents at no annual cost to our residents (motor vehicle registration is required).

The first weekend, Saturday, July 2nd, and Sunday, July 3rd, the Town of Richmond will have someone posted at the Transfer Station to assist with the placard distribution during their regular business hours (8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M). Hopkinton residents are asked to bring their vehicle registration to receive the placard.

It should be noted that there is no annual fee for our residents to acquire a Richmond Transfer Station placard and all waste bags are accepted. The Richmond Transfer Station will be charging a tipping fee, based on the weight of the waste. Hopkinton residents are encouraged to visit their website for additional information regarding Richmond’s Transfer Station fees:

We want to thank the Town of Richmond for collaborating with us and encourage our Hopkinton residents to call us with any questions regarding this new partnership!

Thank you all for your time.

Mail Ballot Applications – Primary and General

Attached are two Mail-In Ballot Applications for the September Primary and November General Elections.  

Mail Ballot Application – Primary

Mail Ballot Application – General Election

Zoning Certificate Fee Changes

The Hopkinton Town Council unanimously voted on June 6, 2022 to increase the zoning certificate fee from $5.00 to $25.00 for the residential zoning certificate and $50.00 for the commercial zoning certificate. 

Zoning Certificate Application


Updated Board and Commission Vacancies



The Hopkinton Town Council is seeking individuals who are residents of the town to fill vacancies on
the following active Boards and Commissions:


Communications Committee – two vacancies (temporary committee charge expires 12/5/2022)
Hopkinton Land Trust Board of Trustees – one vacancy
Tax Board of Review –  one vacancy
Juvenile Hearing Board – one vacancy


In order to reactivate the following Boards and Commissions, the Hopkinton Town Council is seeking
individuals who are residents of the town to fill vacancies on the following:


Affordable Housing Partnership – currently inactive; three vacancies
Animal Control Commission – currently inactive; three vacancies
Committee on Aging – currently inactive; five vacancies
Economic Development Commission – currently inactive; seven vacancies
Town Charter Commission –currently inactive; up to five vacancies, nine-member maximum
Wastewater Management District Commission – currently inactive; five vacancies


Residents interested in serving must be registered to vote. Please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at
377-7777 if you have any questions, would like information on a particular board or commission and
to request an application. You may apply in person at the Hopkinton Town Hall, 1 Town House Road,
Hopkinton, RI 02833, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. The application form is available on the
Hopkinton website:


Updated: June 22, 2022

Wyoming Upper Reservoir Dam Repairs and Presentation

Wyoming Upper Reservoir Dam Repairs and DEM Presentation


PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will offer an overview of the Wyoming dam repair project at the Hopkinton Town Council meeting Monday, June 21, at 7 PM.

The Wyoming Upper Reservoir Dam is about to receive much-needed repairs. The state-owned, 300-year old dam impounds the Wood River to form the 35-acre Wyoming Reservoir in the towns of Hopkinton and Richmond. It’s a popular site for both fishing and boating and DEM stocks the reservoir with trout.

The dam is a high-hazard structure in poor condition, rated with an “Unsafe” status in the most recent DEM annual Dam Safety Report. The dam upgrades will include a new low-level outlet and sluiceway gates, repaired embankment walls and spillway, and the removal of vegetation with root systems that pose a threat to the structural integrity of the dam.

Construction will entail the installation of a cofferdam, which is a temporary wall positioned along the dam that holds the water back allowing access to the dam for repairs.

DEM is making every effort to minimize the impacts to the public during this project. The drawdown of the dam will be slow and controlled (no more than 3 inches per day) and can be stopped if necessary. Work is expected to continue through spring 2022 at which point the site will reopen for fishing, boating, and paddling activities.

Construction work is expected to include closure of the parking lot and limited access to the boat launch starting on or around June 25, 2021. The Wood Pawcatuck Watershed Association is aware of the upcoming work and will keep their website updated with information/closures.

Signage will be posted at portage locations upstream along the Wood River to alert paddlers of the changes.

For a detailed presentation please review this link – Wyoming Upper Reservoir Dam Presentation


Funding for the $2.9 million project is supported by 2018 Green Economy Bond.

Follow DEM on Facebook at, on Twitter (@RhodeIslandDEM), and Instagram (@rhodeisland.dem) for timely updates.