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.
First the bad news: Yes, the COVID situation is trending in the wrong direction, and that includes in Hopkinton. Now the good news: As of late July, about 92 percent of eligible individuals in town had been vaccinated — ranking Hopkinton among the highest statewide — and that’s limited the local problems caused by this new wave.
Due to the replacement of a fire hydrant, the water line on East Main Street from Clinton Street to the Ashland town line will be shut off for several hours tomorrow, starting at approximately 7:30 a.m., the town’s Water-Sewer Department announced.
Select Board Vice Chair Amy Ritterbusch noted that while the Select Board has appointed many people to town committees over the past few weeks, there are several boards and committees with vacancies for which no one has applied, and new openings occur frequently.
Leading off this week’s Schools Notebook, the newly formed Hopkinton Elementary School Building Committee-2 (ESBC-2) met for the first time on July 15 at Elmwood School. The committee, formed by a vote at the May 18 Select Board meeting, is tasked with coming up with a plan to replace Elmwood.
The latest edition of Library Corner includes information about the library going fine-free and has a final reminder for students interested in joining the summer reading program.
Town meetings tonight include the Select Board (6) and Historical Commission (7).
Photo of the Day: Miniature dachshunds Bebe (left) and Gucci, who belong to the Blanchard family, enjoy a stroll on Grove Street on a recent afternoon.
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