Hopkinton Today: Friday, Jan. 14

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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 photo and video of the day.

At its meeting on Wednesday, the Parks & Recreation Commission discussed a possible delay to the Fruit Street fields turf replacement project due to concerns about possible PFAS contamination. The town’s engineering firm, Weston & Sampson, will be evaluating the situation.

Hopkinton resident Robert Buday had a productive COVID year. Drawing on his over three decades of helping large and small companies market themselves, he spent the last months writing and publishing his second book, “Competing on Thought Leadership: How Great B2B Companies Turn Expertise Into Revenue.”

The Hopkinton High School boys hockey team picked up its first win of the season on Wednesday, as Joe Carrazza recorded a hat trick and Joe Scardino scored twice in a 6-2 victory over Dover-Sherborn. The girls hockey co-op team also recorded its first win Wednesday, topping East Bridgewater, 2-0.

Leading off Business Briefs, the building at 17 Main Street, which was damaged by fire in 2020, is set to be reconstructed and expanded. And RE/MAX Executive Realty, which is based in Franklin and Hopkinton, was named the No. 1 midsize company in Massachusetts in The Boston Globe’s list of Top Places to Work.

As part of the MLK Day of Service, Hopkinton Girl Scouts Troop 65040 is sponsoring a Valentines for Veterans program. Individuals can write Valentine’s Day cards and drop them in the bin outside of 14 Colella Farm Road by Jan. 30.

Photo of the Day: After some tinkering with filters, this photo of Hopkinton High School looks like a painting.

Hopkinton High School
PHOTO/AMIT JAGDALE

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