Hopkinton Today: Thursday, Nov. 18

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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 photo and video of the day.

During the town’s tax classification hearing Tuesday, the Select Board voted to make no changes to the methods the town uses to assign tax rates, and the board was informed that there is a new No. 1 taxpayer in town. Eversource, which owns the liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant on Wilson Street, vaulted past Dell EMC this year, after being assessed at $191.8 million in real estate and personal property value.

At its meeting Tuesday night, the Conservation Commission heard one case regarding unauthorized vegetation disturbance at a single-family home construction site at 178 Ash Street.

The date has been set for the Hopkinton High School volleyball team’s appearance in the Division 2 state final. The Hillers will play Westborough on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Tewksbury High School.

A team from Hopkinton High School was selected to compete in Season 13 of “High School Quiz Show,” a televised academic tournament from Boston public media producer GBH. Hopkinton qualified by recording one of the 17 highest scores at a Super Sunday qualifying event. A total of 72 schools had applied for a spot in the competition.

Town meetings tonight include the School Committee (7) and Community Preservation Committee (7).

Photo of the Day: The Chamber of Commerce had a ceremony last week to unveil the new sign for the building at 35 Main Street, which recently was renovated and now houses seven offices on two floors. Attorney Steven J. Burns purchased the property earlier this year.

Burns sign

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