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 photo of the day.
The judge in the ongoing court case against former Hopkinton Police Deputy Chief John “Jay” Porter on Wednesday said he would file an order compelling the town to provide internal investigation records to him if he did not receive them by Jan. 9.
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Leading off this week’s Independent Thoughts, Chuck Joseph has given a number of talks about the history of Hopkinton. His latest talk should have more appeal to current residents, as he discusses how Hopkinton grew from a rural farming town to a thriving suburban community.
During its meeting Wednesday, the Parks & Recreation Sandy Beach Subcommittee discussed needs at Lake Maspenock and filled in new Parks & Rec Director Jon Lewitus about ongoing issues such as lack of oversight at the gate, equipment needing repairs, signage and safety concerns after hours.
The Hopkinton Public Schools winter concerts are set to start Dec. 11. All concerts are free and open to all.
Photos of the Day: Residents gather at the Town Common on Thursday night to celebrate the start of Hanukkah.