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Hopkinton Today: Monday, May 16

by | May 16, 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.

Annual Town Election is today, with the polls at Hopkinton Middle School’s Brown Gym open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. We have explanations of the six questions on the ballot along with information about all the candidates for town positions.

Hopkinton Town Manager Norman Khumalo appears likely to stick around at least a little longer, as the Watertown City Council made it clear Thursday that one of the other three finalists for its city manager position is the majority’s favorite.

The impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt in Hopkinton Public Schools. At Thursday’s School Committee meeting, Superintendent Carol Cavanaugh indicated the district had to reschedule MCAS and AP testing for “literally hundreds of students” and “experienced a critical shortage of faculty, staff and substitute teachers.”

Hopkinton Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Parson will leave the district to take a job as superintendent in Plainville at the end of this school year.

In its weekly Main Street Corridor Project update, the town announced that two-way traffic on Main Street will be maintained (following last week’s alternating lane of traffic) and the entrance to Town Hall will be closed. Access to Town Hall will be via the exit — as both an entrance and exit.

Photo of the Day: Youngsters take part in the annual Hopkinton Police Association Kids Fishing Derby on Saturday at the Hopkinton Sportsmen’s Association.

HPD Fishing Derby

PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

Video of the Day:

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