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Hopkinton Today: Monday, March 11

by | Mar 11, 2024 | 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 of the day.

The Select Board decided in an executive session meeting last Wednesday to suspend its investigation into the conduct of Hopkinton Police Chief Joseph Bennett until an ongoing investigation by the Northwestern County District Attorney’s Office is completed.

During a first review of the school district’s weapons policy at Thursday’s School Committee meeting, Superintendent Carol Cavanaugh spoke about the necessity to include a section on “religious artifacts that resemble weapons.” She said that students baptized Sikhs wear a kirpan — a 3-inch long, curved, dull blade — under their clothing.

Our latest Move In Style Athlete Spotlight shines on Hopkinton High School junior boys basketball player Cooper Willadsen, who stood out in the Hillers’ state tournament loss last weekend.

The Hopkinton Parks & Recreation Department’s free Skateboard/BMX Jam at the Hopkinton Middle School outdoor basketball courts was rescheduled due to rain from March 10 to Sunday, March 17, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Hopkinton Lions Cub and the Ashland Lions Club are co-sponsoring Lions Musical Bingo on Friday, March 15, at the Ashland VFW. All proceeds support local charities and eye research.

Town meetings tonight include the Zoning Advisory Committee (7) and Permanent Building Committee (7).

Photo of the Day: Pete Irwin helps his 2-year-old daughter, Vail, line up a putt while 9-year-old Foster looks on during Saturday’s Mini-Golf at the Library event at the Hopkinton Public Library.

Library mini-golf

PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

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