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.
“Our motto is, ‘Take care of the ball,’ ” mused Hopkinton High School baseball coach Steve Simoes, minutes after a frustrating 5-2 loss to St. Mary’s of Lynn in the Division 2 state championship game Thursday afternoon on the HHS turf field. The fact that the winning run scored on a wild pitch, with an insurance run scoring on an error on the same play, made the loss tougher to take.
Peter LaGoy has enjoyed the use of trail systems much of his adult life. From his early days growing up in rural Connecticut to his present position as chair of Hopkinton’s Trails Coordination and Management Committee (TCMC), the creation, maintenance and enjoyment of trails has become his passion.
If local writer and editor Betsy Ellor had to identify one bright spot during the pandemic’s many months of isolation, she might just say it was the realization of the book “Heroic Care: 35 Writers & Artists Show What It Means to Care.”
Leading off the latest edition of College Honors is Oliver Yasuna, a single father who spent a decade in the workforce before returning to school and now is headed to WPI after graduating from MassBay Community College.
Photo of the Day: Attending Thursday’s ribbon cutting for the Hopkinton Center for the Arts dance studio at 22 South St. were (from left), Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce secretary Ron Foisy (Your College Funding Coach), Chamber of Commerce president Cristina Morrissiey (UniBank), Hopkinton Police Officer Moira McGaffigan, HCA executive director Kelly Grill, HCA dance director Jessica Wilson, HPD Officer Jessica Ferreira, Chamber of Commerce representative Paul Ostrander (Ostrander Insurance), HCA dance instructor Theresa Kniaz and Chamber of Commerce treasurer Marion Intinarelli (Middlesex Savings Bank).
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