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 Select Board on Thursday voted to fire Sgt. Tim Brennan from the Hopkinton Police Department, following the continuation of the Loudermill hearing that began last month.
At Tuesday night’s Select Board meeting, Cindy Johnston was hired as the town’s senior accounting manager, filling a void in the Finance Department that has been understaffed over the past several months. Questions about the hire arose based on news reports out of Rhode Island, where Johnston had been fired from her most recent position as the finance director of Woonsocket,. This raised questions about the town’s vetting practices and the transparency of the applicant during her interview process.
The Select Board tackled a mammoth agenda Tuesday night, approving the promotion of two veteran Hopkinton Police Department officers to the rank of sergeant and reviewing fiscal year 2025 budget requests from critical town departments during a nearly four-hour meeting.
This week’s Baypath Adoptable Animal is 3-year-old Curly, a “very smart and active boy.”
The Hopkinton Center for the Arts invites teenagers to the Teen Advisory Board-sponsored Open Mic Social this Saturday from 6-8 p.m. Participants can show off their singing, dancing, poetry or musical instrument skills in front of a live audience.
Photo of the Day: Wendy Ullmann, a participant at Thursday’s Mardi Gras mask decorating event at the Senior Center, shows off her design.