Hopkinton Today: Friday, Feb. 26

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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.

The Hopkinton Teachers Association, in a letter read at Thursday night’s School Committee meeting, said it “unequivocally rejects the latest timetable presented by the superintendent for a ‘full return’ to school. The HTA is fully aware of the desire of multiple stakeholders, including Hopkinton educators, for students to return to traditional in-person schooling, but even the strongest desire does not excuse reckless action. The hasty nature of this plan is problematic on multiple counts.” Check the Independent website on Friday for more from Thursday’s night’s meeting.

The Hopkinton High School Science Fair was moved online this year, and according to lead organizer Kristen Murphy, the students showed great resolve and creativity to make this year’s event special in its own way. A total of 64 students participated, either as individuals or part of a team, coming up with 35 projects. The awards ceremony was held Wednesday night via videoconference (and broadcast on HCAM).

Hopkinton’s latest COVID-19 update shows 14 active cases in town, and it includes the current information on the vaccine distribution plan.

This week’s Business Profile highlights Dog Hikes & Cat Care. Having grown up around animals of all kinds, owner Barbara Carroll has an innate ability to connect with them and understands their nature.

Photo of the Day: Central Public House installed plastic dining bubbles — which are heated and lit — on its patio Thursday. The restaurant indicated the bubbles would be available for diners to use starting Friday.

Central Public House bubbles
PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

Video of the Day:

Hopkinton Independent house ad