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.
The level of PFAs — per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — in the town’s water supply is at a higher-than-maximum contaminant level allowed for the third straight month, putting Hopkinton in violation of the state drinking water regulations. Town and state officials hosted an hour-long public information meeting Tuesday night to explain the situation, how the PFAs content could affect vulnerable populations, and the steps that will be taken next.
Boston Marathon runner Annie Dumas, a 23-year-old physical therapy doctorate student who recently moved with her family to Rhode Island after spending her entire life in Hopkinton, has raised more than $37,000 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dumas ran the Oct. 11 race as a tribute to her mother, Marilyn, who has received treatment for ovarian cancer at Dana-Farber since being diagnosed in 2017.
During Elise McMahon’s first season as the Hopkinton High School cheer coach, she guided the team through a season impacted by COVID-19 that included a virtual state competition at the end. This fall has been different. Hopkinton has twice as many athletes on the roster and is preparing for a series of live competitions.
Hopkinton Community Partnership’s annual trunk-or-treat event, called Dress Up and Drive Thru, has been postponed from Oct. 30 to Nov. 6 due to the weather. The event still will be held at Faith Community Church from 6-8:30 p.m.
Town meetings tonight include the Lake Maspenock Weed Management and Control Advisory Group (5:30) and a School Committee executive session (not open to the public) (6:30).
Photo of the Day: The fence covering at the Hopkinton High School tennis courts, loosened and ripped by the heavy winds of the past couple of days, blows freely on Wednesday.
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