Hopkinton Today: Thursday, March 4

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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.

Town department leaders presented their visions, goals and budget asks and took questions from elected officials during the town’s “All Hands” meeting Wednesday night, a warmup for the May 3 Town Meeting.

The latest edition of the Police Log includes an arrest for OUI along with reports of a raccoon in a grill, a person feeling unsafe on a bus and fallen trees during the windstorm earlier this week.

The Hopkinton Music Association (HMA) will continue to sell tickets to its March Calendar Drawing through the month of March. The raffle raises funds for music scholarships and music program needs in the Hopkinton Public Schools. This is the HMA’s only fundraiser for the 2020-21 school year.

Town meetings tonight include the Appropriation Committee (6), Cultural Council (6) and Open Space Preservation Commission (7) as well as a School Committee public forum (7).

Photo of the Day: Individuals hold signs in support of teachers prior to the start of school Wednesday, primarily pushing for teachers to be provided with COVID-19 vaccines before schools reopen to full-time in-person learning. Bowing to such pressure, the state announced Wednesday morning that teachers would be able to schedule vaccination appointments starting next week.

Signs supporting teachers
PHOTO/JERRY SPAR

Video of the Day:

Hopkinton Independent house ad