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Hopkinton Today: Friday, March 19

by | Mar 19, 2021 | Hopkinton Today

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.

Hopkinton has firmly established itself as an upper middle class town, with home prices soaring into seven figures. However, there are residents who struggle to make ends meet, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated that problem. Enter the Hopkinton Emergency Fund (HEF). The HEF’s mission is to provide temporary emergency financial assistance to residents through collaboration with existing human service organizations. Its initial fundraising campaign runs from March 15-26.

The Hopkinton Chinese American Association is planning a rally and march this Saturday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Town Common to call awareness to anti-Asian hate crimes and racism. The event was spurred by this week’s mass shooting in Atlanta, where six of the eight fatalities were women of Asian descent.

Baypath Humane Society is putting out a call for community members to care for a dog in their home temporarily until the shelter finds them a permanent home. “Fostering dogs is an incredible experience,” said longtime Baypath volunteer Leslie Doyle. “There is no better feeling than when a frightened dog comes out of their shell and starts to relax and trust you.”

The Hopkinton Women’s Club recently announced that it will host its annual Candidates Night on Wednesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. The decision to hold the event in person or virtually will be made in April. The Town Election is scheduled for May 17.

Photo of the Day: Construction equipment sits on Marathon Way and the edge of the Town Common in preparation for the Main Street Corridor Project.

Main Street construction equipment

PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

Video of the Day:

https://twitter.com/buitengebieden_/status/1372645578950213639?s=20

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