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 town announced Friday via a press release that water from Well 6, located off Fruit Street, showed slightly elevated levels of regulated chemicals known as PFAs. According to the press release, the town is investigating treatment options to mitigate the PFA levels. The topic is on the agenda for Tuesday’s Select Board meeting.
The School Committee met Thursday night to discuss several issues, including progress on the high school addition, the need for more staff to prepare school lunches, and the implementation of the test and stay program at the district’s schools. In her superintendent’s report, Carol Cavanaugh updated the committee on the district’s enrollment numbers.
Friday’s Hopkinton Veterans Breakfast will honor the memory of Tony DeStefano, who served during World War II, and together with Hal Pentheny and Don Hitchings (who both lived in Hopkinton) was a key Corsair technician on Okinawa.
Town meetings tonight include the Board of Health (5:30) and Planning Board (7).
Welcome to the Marathon Countdown Quiz. Each weekday through Oct. 11 we will have a trivia question about the historic race. Submit the correct answer for a chance to win a gift card and T-shirt. See contest rules for details.
TODAY’S QUESTION: Bobbi Gibb was the first woman to run Boston, when she jumped into the race in 1966 and ran it unofficially. Who was the first female to run with an official number? To submit your answer, click here.
YESTERDAY’S WINNER: Congratulations to Aaron Townsley, who correctly answered that the start line is indeed the highest point on the entire course.
Photo of the Day: Hopkinton’s Sustainable Green Committee hosted a Community Cleanup Day on Saturday, starting at the Town Common.
Video of the Day:
If you’ve already seen a momma bear teach her cub to use a slide today, keep scrolling 👊🏼🥰
Video credit/ IG/begirl814 Isaac Dickson Elementary School👊🏼😎https://t.co/UEjt3sUeSf pic.twitter.com/G6PhNdatSa
— 🍂🍃🐲 The Smokin GrassHopper 🐉🍃🍂 (@Smokin_hopper) September 23, 2021