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.
Hopkinton residents Jamas and Margot LaFreniere discovered in September of 2019 that their young daughter has an extremely rare and life-threatening genetic disease. Since then, in addition to learning how to manage care of Sophie’s glycogen storage disease, they have been able to raise money to fund research into finding better treatment and, ideally, a cure.
Bringing solutions from the classroom to the cruiser — or the ladder truck — is the purpose of a program for the honors engineering class at Hopkinton High School. In this program, students interview fire and police personnel to discover some of the challenges they face on the job each day. Then, using their ability to listen and analyze to hone in on a particular problem, the students then put their engineering skills to the test to create a solution.
Representatives for the developer of the proposed Elmwood Farms III residential subdivision off Blueberry Lane appeared before the Conservation Commission at its meeting Tuesday night, looking to move forward a project that was first introduced more than three decades earlier, but they found it difficult to agree on a key point.
It was a big night for Hopkinton High School sports, as boys basketball (led by 16 points from Brian Keefe), girls basketball (15 points each from Kiki Fossbender and Lauren Cho) and boys hockey (goal and assist from Joe Carazza) all posted impressive wins over rival Holliston.
Superintendent Carol Cavanaugh emailed schools families Tuesday with details for those who are planning to travel out of state during February vacation next week. Cavanaugh requested that parents of any students leaving the state notify the student’s principal and school nurse, and she provided a reminder of the governor’s travel orders.
Town meetings tonight include the Lake Maspenock Weed Management and Control Advisory Group (5:30), Hopkinton Historic District Commission (7) and Board of Library Trustees (7).
Photo of the Day: The winner of the Hopkinton Independent/Bill’s Pizza photo contest for Feb. 10 is Lu Wei for this snowy photo from Hopkinton State Park.
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