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Hopkinton Today: Friday, Oct. 23

by | Oct 23, 2020 | Hopkinton Today, Z-Lead Image Front Page

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 High School principal Evan Bishop announced via email Thursday night that “another person in the high school community” has tested positive for COVID-19, and all ninth-graders will have remote learning Friday “out of an abundance of caution.” All other grades will have school as regularly scheduled.

The town’s latest COVID-19 update has information about Hopkinton’s new rent/mortgage relief program. Town manager Norman Khumalo introduced the program at Tuesday’s Select Board meeting.

The Foundation for MetroWest announced 32 students, including Hopkinton’s Kevin Gu and Ashley Wojcik, will serve on its Youth in Philanthropy Junior Board during the 2020-21 school year.

The Water/Sewer Department issued a press release Thursday indicating there have been some issues with periodic water discoloration, predominantly in the eastern part of town, and it’s being investigated. Also, many residents are noticing their water bills are higher than normal. The department attributes that to people being at home more frequently, along with the prolonged drought causing a large increase in outdoor usage.

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is tomorrow. Residents can visit the Hopkinton Police Department and dispose of unwanted medication from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Photo of the Day: The flamingos at the Town Common, placed in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, disappeared a few weeks ago but have returned and now surround the Claflin Fountain.

Flamingos at Town Common

PHOTO/JERRY SPAR

Video of the Day:

https://twitter.com/fred035schultz/status/1319259202272006151?s=20

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