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.
Already recognized as one of the safest communities in the nation with the state’s best school system, Hopkinton also has received high marks for fitness in a recent study. According to the strength training resource and news website BarBend.com, Hopkinton is the 12th-fittest city in Massachusetts.
School Committee members on Thursday unanimously supported placing an article on the May Town Meeting warrant that would allocate a still undetermined amount of money from the stabilization account to balance the school budget.
The ongoing pandemic has forced community groups and organizations to hit the pause button on a number of events and activities. However, after some detailed planning, members of the Hopkinton Lions Club were able to sponsor back-to-back events in December — a high school speech contest and a visit from Santa for some special children — to bring some much-needed enjoyment to all those who took part.
The Hopkinton Cultural Council, which supports community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities, recently announced its grant recipients for 2021. The HCC also will continue the Diversity Mural project, which was initially unveiled this past fall, and revive Art on the Trail as hosted initiatives.
This week’s Business Profile highlights Westboro Tennis & Swim Club, the largest and most diverse recreational facility in MetroWest.
Photo of the Day: The winner of the Hopkinton Independent/Bill’s Pizza photo contest for Jan. 27 is Gregg Lentoni for this photo that shows a reflection of the walking bridge at Ice House Pond.
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