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.
Saturday’s Town Meeting was smooth and efficient — aside from the fact that it was delayed 30 minutes while waiting for a quorum, then suspended for another 30 minutes at midday when the number of voters again dipped below the required minimum. The budget passed without debate, the schools got what they asked for, and commercial ground-mounted solar got more restrictions but not an overlay district. We’ve got complete coverage.
More details about the investigation into the death of Hopkinton teenager Mikayla Miller emerged over the weekend, including information from a Hopkinton Police report via a court affidavit.
This week’s Business Profile highlights The Whole Child, which provides a supportive environment at its Summer Academy.
Photo of the Day: Town Meeting registration volunteer Margie Wiggin holds up a voting card while waiting for residents to show up to Saturday’s event.
Video of the Day:
Laundry brawl. Amaaazing… pic.twitter.com/RQWT8iGp21
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) May 9, 2021