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.
Health director Shaun McAuliffe and Hopkinton Public Schools superintendent Carol Cavanaugh, appearing on HCAM’s Hopkinton Hangout Hour on Wednesday night, provided more details on the situation at Hopkinton High School that led to all schools in town being closed the past two days. “It came out a whole lot better than we hoped,” Cavanaugh said. “At first we thought this could be very dismal, and it wasn’t. … We feel very safe about opening the doors [Thursday], given where we are.”
Meanwhile, the superintendent requested families follow COVID protocols so that the schools can remain open.
The superintendent also emailed schools families on Wednesday — for the second time this month — with a request that community members refrain from using the outdoor track and tennis courts at the high school/middle school complex.
Yard signs are all over town, but there’s not as many as there should be, as there has been a rise in thefts and vandalism of late. The latest edition of Independent Thoughts looks at this controversy.
Former Hopkinton Women’s Club president Marie Smith recently was named the General Federation of Women’s Club of Massachusetts Clubwoman of the Year, an award given to someone who has gone above and beyond for her club, furthering its goals, taking on leadership roles and promoting the club and its activities.
Town committee meetings tonight include the School Committee (7), the Parks & Recreation Commission (7) and the Open Space Preservation Commission (7).
Photo of the Day: Fall colors make an impressive picture, as with this shot of foliage on Longwood Avenue.
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