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Hopkinton Today: Monday, Dec. 5

by | Dec 5, 2022 | Featured: Features, 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 photo and video of the day.

The Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce Holiday Stroll was held Saturday, with shopping at local businesses and events at the Town Common and around town.

Once again, Thursday’s School Committee meeting featured a public comment period when several speakers expressed concern about proposed reductions in occupational, physical and speech and language therapies. It was followed by a presentation in which Superintendent Carol Cavanaugh and Director of Student Services Karen Zaleski gave the data and scheduling information that led to the belief that cuts could be made while still preserving the quality of the services. The Hopkinton Teachers Association opposes the proposed cuts.

As part of the Main Street Corridor Project this week, the eastbound detour from Pleasant Street to Maple Street to Hayden Rowe Street and back to Main Street will be in place Monday through Friday. The eastbound detour from Grove Street to Maple Street to Hayden Rowe Street and back to Main Street will be used on an as-needed basis.

Hopkinton veterans gathered for the Dec. 2 Veterans Breakfast and a lively discussion of past military events that happened in the early December time span. The “Frozen Chosin” was one of the key topics.

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts is hosting a Winter Exhibition in the Lotvin Family Gallery from Nov. 28-Dec. 19. With a nod to cultural winter customs through art, photographs and sculptures, and a sprinkle of holiday fun with wreaths available for auction, there will be something for everyone.

Town meetings tonight include the Board of Assessors (5:30), Capital Improvement Committee (6), Sustainable Green Committee (6) and Planning Board (7).

Photo of the Day: Resident Kim Clark (left) and an anonymous woman in a dinosaur costume hold signs at the corner of Main Street and Grove Street on Sunday opposing a proposal that the town combine its emergency dispatch services with a group of area towns. The proposal is to be discussed at Tuesday’s Select Board meeting.

Dispatch signs

PHOTO/JERRY SPAR

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