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.
The owners of 47 East Main Street, also referred to as 1790 Stone Manor, were dealt a significant blow in their attempt to rent out the property for private events when the Board of Appeals on Wednesday night voted to deny a variance from current zoning regulations.
This week’s Independent Thoughts looks at the recent pit bull controversy in town, highlights some local dancers who recently performed at TD Garden before a Celtics game, provides details on the Knights of Columbus Food Drive, and recognizes Mary Carver for her long service to the Hopkinton Fire Department.
The Hopkinton Public Schools March concerts begin next week with the Grade 6, 7 and 8 concerts at the Hopkinton Middle School auditorium Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The Hopkins School concert is Thursday at the Hopkinton High School Athletic Center.
This week’s Boston Marathon spotlight shines on Hopkinton’s Margot LaFreniere, who is running to raise funds for Sophie’s Hope Foundation, a charity started by LaFreniere and her husband after their daughter, Sophie, was diagnosed with glycogen storage disease in September of 2019 at the age of 2.
This week’s Baypath Adoptable Animal is Piper, a 7-month-old female, who is “a little shy at first, and is looking for a patient family and most importantly a dog brother or sister to help her blossom!”
The latest Business Profile highlights Ostrander Insurance, which offers auto, homeowners, business and personal umbrella insurance. Clients of the locally owned and operated company benefit from personalized service and also find that Ostrander Insurance’s prices tend to be better than national carriers.
Town meetings tonight include the School Committee special meeting (5).
Photo of the Day: Among those attending Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Edward Jones office at 77 West Main Street were (from left) Brooks Farrar from Resilience Fitness and the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce, Edward Jones financial advisors Mark Freeman and Christopher Stevenson, and Malia Wambolt from the Westborough chapter of Business Network International (BNI).
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