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Hopkinton to hold ceremony to start construction of new highway garage

A brief ground-breaking ceremony is scheduled to take place this morning for Hopkinton’s new highway garage, which will replace the garage that was destroyed last year in a fire.

Voters approved construction of the $1.3 million facility in March, just five months after rejecting a similar proposal. Since the fire, many of the town’s trucks and road maintenance machines have been stored in a former state maintenance shed near Exit 9 in Warner.

Board of Selectmen Chairman Jim O’Brien said the new facility should be completed by no later than October.

“It feels really good,”
he said of the ground-breaking. “Our highway crew
has been working out of makeshift offices and I think this will be a nice opportunity to see the finish line, reflect on what’s happened and move forward.”

The ground-breaking ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. at 250 Public Works Road in Contoocook.

JEREMY BLACKMAN

as usual the liberal democrat elite of Hopkinton build another Taj Mahal that puts another nail in the coffin of the work force taxpayer

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