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Hopkinton Today: Thursday, Nov. 12

by | Nov 12, 2020 | Hopkinton Today, Z-Lead Image Front Page

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.

Ronnie Shamus

Boy Scout Ronnie Shamus (left) was acknowledged Wednesday for his work fixing up the St. John’s Wilson Street Cemetery. PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

The town held its Veterans Day ceremonies Wednesday at the Town Common and St. John’s Wilson Street Cemetery, where a small crowd saw the transformative work done as part of Ronnie Shamus’ Eagle Scout project. Click here for photos from the event.

The South Asian Circle of Hopkinton, a group including Hopkinton residents with roots in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and other countries, aims to build greater unity among Hopkinton residents. One upcoming SACH event is the Hopkinton Lights Up As One campaign, which features a lights display at the Town Common starting Friday and running through Dec. 11, centered around messages of open communication and unity.

The recent announcement that the Boston Marathon would not be held on its traditional mid-April date for the second consecutive year was disappointing news for Hopkinton — where the race begins and provides a spiritual and financial boost — but it was taken in stride by those who saw the way things were trending with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The latest edition of the Police Log includes two arrests for impaired driving as well as incidents of drag racing, a dog bite, and the usual load of unemployment fraud.

Town Hall will be physically closed tomorrow due to planned maintenance and replacement of a backup power generator. Departments will be open for business but accepting no in-person appointments.

Town committee meetings tonight include the Growth Study Committee (7), Community Preservation Committee (7), Historic District Commission (7) and School Committee (7:30).

Photo of the Day: Jamie Lewis’ photo of dog Oscar dressed as “Sloth-scar” is the winner of the Independent/Bill’s Pizza photo contest for Nov. 11.

Photo contest winner

PHOTO/JAMIE LEWIS

Video of the Day:

https://twitter.com/Laughs_4_All/status/1326353548293050371?s=20

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