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 Hopkinton Teachers Association responded to Friday’s press release from the School Committee regarding district-teacher negotiations with a statement of its own, spelling out the safety and logistical issues the union remains concerned about as the sides head into another negotiating session today.
Special Olympics Massachusetts announced that Hopkinton High School, a Special Olympics Unified Champion School, is receiving national banner recognition for its efforts to provide inclusive sports and activities for students with and without disabilities.
The Parks & Recreation Department has relocated to 6 Walcott St. (behind Town Hall) effective today. Parks & Rec also announced it will offer fall programs, with some live and some remote.
The town’s latest COVID-19 update includes notes on primary election voting, Annual Town Meeting, Town Hall reopening, Youth and Family Services and the Senior Center.
Photo of the Day: Outside the Hopkinton Post Office on Saturday, Margie Wiggin (left) and Beka Hoffman show support for employees, as restrictive changes to the organization have made it a nationally charged issue heading into the election. Anyone concerned about their mail-in ballot for the primary election arriving in time should consider dropping it off at the secure drop box outside Town Hall. Meanwhile, early in-person voting is underway at the Senior Center. Mail-in ballots also can be dropped off at the polls on primary election day, Sept. 1 (7 a.m.-8 p.m.) at Hopkinton Middle School.
Video of the Day: The new COVID-19 anthem is KD French’s “The Fridge Again.”