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.
The decision to close schools Tuesday and Wednesday after two high school students tested positive for COVID-19 allowed necessary time for contact tracing, superintendent Carol Cavanaugh told members of the Hopkinton School Committee at its Thursday meeting. “There was the potential for many close contacts” to the affected students, she said.
Early voting in person will be offered from Saturday, Oct. 17, until Friday, Oct. 30. Due to occupancy issues at Town Hall, the Board of Registrars voted on Sept. 29 to hold early voting in person for the Nov. 3 state election at the Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew St.
The town sent out a press release Thursday requesting residents be aware of the regulations regarding the display of temporary signs. The regulations are contained in zoning bylaw 210-179, and the enforcement of the regulations falls under the purview of the Building Department.
The Department of Public Works is hosting a household hazardous waste collection day on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the DPW facility at 83 Wood St.
Photo of the Day: A hummingbird feeds on a petunia outside a Hopkinton home.
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