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 of the day.
Leading off this week’s Independent Thoughts, whichever way you fall on the proposed new elementary school, you have to — or at least you should — respect the work of the Elementary School Building Committee.
At its meeting Wednesday, the Parks & Recreation Commission discussed two upcoming events that will bring new energy to town — Sunday’s first Skateboard/BMX Jam and next Wednesday’s Community Planning Input session.
This week’s Baypath Adoptable Animal is Millie, a 10-month-old “lovely dog with a gentle, sweet and entertaining personality.”
The Hopkinton Women’s Club will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 13, at 9:30 a.m. at the Hopkinton Public Library. This meeting will include a program (for pre-paid members only) on flower arranging, led by Marie Smith.
Alex Belote, fire program coordinator for the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Bureau of Forestry and Fire Control, will present a public education program on fire history, fire towers, prescribed fire, fire mitigation and national strategies for living with fire. It will be held Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Hopkinton Public Library.
Photo of the Day: Town Clerk Connor Degan oversees a test of the electronic voting tablets at the Hopkinton Senior Center. The tablets are to be used at Monday’s Special Town Meeting.