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.
Most students in the Hopkinton school district met or exceeded targets on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests, and most grade levels bounced back to pre-pandemic scores higher than the state’s averages. The state, therefore, said the schools and district are “not requiring assistance or intervention.”
The Community Preservation Committee at its meeting Thursday night opened the process for reviewing the 15 grant applications received for the fiscal year 2025 cycle.
As part of the Main Street Corridor Project this week, crews will pave around manhole covers in preparation for winter, do various on-site cleanup, perform line-striping (Monday or Tuesday night) and pave the driveway at 1 Ash Street.
The 24th annual Michael’s Run to benefit the Michael Lisnow Respite Center was held on a wet Saturday morning, with the start and finish at the Town Common, and we have photos.
The South Asian Circle of Hopkinton is hosting a new event called Rhythms and Raagas, a cultural festival with South Asian beats and eats. This musical extravaganza will celebrate Diwali and more. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough.
Town meetings tonight include the Board of Assessors (5:30), Veterans Celebration Committee (6), Sustainable Green Committee (6:30) and Zoning Advisory Committee (7).
Photos of the Day: The Hopkinton Police Department’s early-release day event at the Town Common on Friday drew a crowd of students. In top photo, Chief Joseph Bennett speaks to students as they await the delivery of more pizza. In bottom photo, some sixth graders enjoy the event.