Hopkinton Today: Friday, April 2

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Good morning, Hopkinton! Welcome to the daily update we call Hopkinton Today — a quick recap of yesterday’s news, highlights of what’s on tap, and a video or two to brighten your morning.

School personnel have experienced a “dizzying week’’ as they prepare for students in kindergarten through Grade 5 to return to school full-time Monday, April 5, superintendent Carol Cavanaugh told members of the Hopkinton School Committee at Thursday’s meeting. “Everyone has been working enormously hard’’ to get ready, she said. In other School Committee news, members approved a school calendar for the next two school years that will include Juneteenth as a holiday.

Thanks to a $40,000 grant from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, free taxi/livery service will be provided for Hopkinton seniors (60 and over), veterans and those who are homebound due to a disability to go to medical visits as well as essential shopping. The program is being supervised by the Hopkinton Senior Center outreach coordinator.

In honor of Earth Day 2021, Green Team Junk Removal and the Hopkinton Sustainable Green Committee are sponsoring a drop-off event for furniture and electronics. The event will be held on Saturday, April 24, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at approximately noon, depending on when capacity is reached. The location will be the north parking lot of the Hopkinton Center for the Arts.

Photos of the Day: Hopkinton’s Mikayla Pucci scored her 1,000th career point for the Wheaton College basketball team in the Lyons’ game against Eastern Nazarene on Wednesday.

Mikayla Pucci
PHOTO/WHEATON COLLEGE ATHLETICS
Mikayla Pucci
PHOTO/WHEATON COLLEGE ATHLETICS

Video of the Day:

Hopkinton Independent house ad