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.
After months of speculation about the future of the Upper Charles Trail Committee, the Select Board on Tuesday voted unanimously to keep it separate from the Trail Coordination and Management Committee, but with both committees modifying their structures and charges.
An effort is underway to draft an article for a fall Special Town Meeting that would abolish the town caucus system in the hope of potentially limiting the influence of party politics in town elections, its organizers confirmed.
The appeal of former Hopkinton Deputy Police Chief John “Jay” Porter to be released from his GPS ankle bracelet while he awaits trial on three counts of child rape was denied Wednesday at Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn.
Former Hopkinton Public Schools Health and Wellness Department leader Bruce Elliott died this past Saturday after being struck head-on by an SUV while bicycling in Mentone, California.
Stonehill College women’s lacrosse standout Lydia Rudden of Hopkinton was selected as one of the Northeast Conference’s two nominees for the 2023 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
This week’s Police Log includes one arrest along with reports of road rage incidents, a dog killing a resident’s chicken, and multiple cases of breaking and entering.
The upper and main beaches at Hopkinton State Park remain closed after being deemed unsafe for swimming due to high bacteria counts observed on Tuesday.
Town meetings tonight include the School Committee (7) and Open Space Preservation Commission (7).
Photo of the Day: The Hopkinton Emergency Fund recently received a second Community Impact Grant from Eversource to help with the HEF’s mission of providing temporary emergency financial assistance to Hopkinton residents in need. Pictured at the Town Common are (from left): Nataraj Iyer (HEF), Peter Bowman (Eversource), Kathy LaFlash (Eversource), Stephanie Whelan (HEF), Jennifer Blake (HEF) and Renee Dean (HEF).