Monday, June 14, 2021

Suicide Prevention Presentation – June 21st 6:30 pm

Below is the zoom link to register for the QPR (Suicide Prevention) training for June 21st from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. There is a very short Pre-training survey that you will receive online before the training, and one after it also. 

Thank you for your support in this vital effort!   

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Jun 21, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: QPR Training-Hopkinton Town Council

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Pawcatuck River at Potter Hill Virtual Public Workshop – June 10, 2021 6:00 PM

Pawcatuck River at Potter Hill Virtual Public Workshop

Virtual Public Workshop
Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:00PM

Pawcatuck River at Potter Hill:

Updated Information:
Reducing Flood Risk and Improving River Ecology

Join and chat with us on Zoom

Telephone: (929) 205 6099 (Toll Call)
(877) 853 5257 (Toll Free Call)
Meeting ID: 820 8139 3410

Or Facebook Live (@townofwesterly)

Or watch on Cox Channel 18 or Verizon Channel 29 and call in with questions.

Learn more:

Potter Hill Ecological Restoration Study – Residential Well Questionnaire


Residential Well Questionnaire- Potter Hill Ecological Restoration Study


The Southern Rhode Island Conservation District is partnering with the Town of Westerly, the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association, the Nature Conservancy, NOAA, RIDEM, USFWS, and others to conduct a feasibility study to identify the best alternative for improving public safety, reducing flood risks, and improving ecological function of the Pawcatuck River at the Potter Hill Mill site on the Westerly-Hopkinton border.  Detailed information and updates about the project can be found at

We are using this survey to gather additional information needed to complete our study.  Your participation is greatly appreciated.  Any information collected will be held strictly confidential by the partner team, will not be distributed or used for other purposes than to assess potential impacts from the project, and will be destroyed upon the completion of our study. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this survey, please contact Gina Fuller at (401) 661-5761 or 

Vacancy: Tax Board of Review

The Board of Assessment Review hears and considers second level appeals of property owners
concerning the amount of his or her assessed valuation as determined by the Tax Assessor. A
background in real estate would be helpful, as market valuation is discussed regularly at the
hearings. This is a voluntary position, and may serve for a term of three-years at a time on a
Board of three members. Depending on interest, two alternates may also be appointed for one-
year terms. Appointments are made by the Town Council. Please make inquiries with the Tax
Assessor’s office at 401-377-7780 or via email to for more information.

Information Regarding Chariho Elementary School Facilities Project

Chariho Elementary School Facility Project

Notice: Pawcatuck River at Potter Hill; Current Conditions and Ideas for Ecological Restoration meeting

SRICD is assisting the Town of Westerly and its partners with the  Pawcatuck River at Potter Hill; Current Conditions and Ideas for Ecological Restoration meeting on March 18th at 6:00 p.m. at the Westerly Town Hall.  


The Town of Westerly and its partners received a grant from NOAA to study the feasibility of improving fish passage and flood resiliency at the Potter Hill Mill.  The engineers obtained by the town have completed their preliminary study of the river and will provide that information on March 18th via a virtual meeting.


Due to COVID Restrictions on gathering size, the public is invited to participate via Zoom or by telephone.  

The meeting will also be broadcast live on PEG RI-TV Channel 18 (Cox) or Channel 29 (Verizon) and to FaceBook Live and recorded and re-broadcast later.  Interested parties can watch online or on television and call the phone numbers below to ask questions.   

Please click the link below to join the meeting:

(929) 205 6099 (Toll Call)
(877) 853 5257 (Toll Free Call)
Meeting ID: 860 5625 9542

Residents of Westerly and the Town of Hopkinton can submit a question in advance by going to the Westerly webpage:

At the top of the page click on submit a question or comment regarding the issue, or go directly to this page and submit the question or comments:


Pawcatuck River at Potter Hill | Westerly, RI

VIRTUAL MEETING Thursday, March 18, 2021 6:00PM. Public Information Session: Pawcatuck River at Potter Hill; Current Conditions and Ideas for Ecological Restoration


Public Notice: Boards and Commission Vacancy Information


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

Historic District Commission; one vacancy
Juvenile Hearing Board; two vacancies
Land Trust Board of Trustees; one vacancy
Planning Board; one alternate vacancies
Recreation Commission; one vacancy
Tax Board of Review – one vacancy
Zoning Board of Review; one alternate 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 six vacancies, 9 member maximum
Waste Water 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: January 15, 2021

Woody Hill South Bridge Closed


Pursuant to RIDOT’s request to permanently close Woody Hill South Bridge #10201, Hopkinton DPW personnel has closed the bridge to traffic.

Non Residential Photovoltaic Solar Energy Systems (PSES) Ordinance


FEMA – Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map

Federal Emergency Management Agency
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations