Ashland-Hopkinton Fire Department Merger Public Forums this Week

Hopkinton Fire Department Winter

The Ashland-Hopkinton Fire Collaboration Study Group, assisted by the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission and Municipal Resources Inc., will hold two public forums on the Ashland-Hopkinton Fire Collaboration Study project on the following dates and locations:

  • Monday, February 23 @ 7:00-9:00 PM
    Ashland High School Auditorium, 65 East Union Street, Ashland MA
  • Thursday, February 26 @ 7:00-9:00 PM
    Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew Street, Hopkinton MA

The public forums are designed to update the public on the current model that the Collaboration Study Group has developed since meeting regularly over the last two years. Topics to be discussed at the joint boards meeting include project background, role of fire departments in Ashland and Hopkinton, organizational framework, governance, financial analyses and much more.

Most importantly, these forums will serve as an opportunity for any member of the public to ask questions, propose ideas and engage in a community wide dialogue regarding the topic.

The Ashland-Hopkinton Fire Collaboration Study Group encourages all residents to participate in these public forums!


  • Anthony Schiavi, 508-881-0100 Ext. 612; Email:
  • Norman Khumalo, 508-497-9700; Email: