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.
A fire that apparently started in a shed behind the Southborough Rod and Gun Club, which is located on Fruit Street in Hopkinton, spread to some trees but was quickly contained by fire crews Sunday night. “It extended into the woods a little bit, and it was challenging,” Hopkinton Fire Chief Steve Slaman said Monday. “It had burned into some tree tops because it was so windy and dry out. So, most of our activity was working on the woods fire and keeping that from extending.”
Superintendent Carol Cavanaugh, in an email to schools families Monday, stated that there are no plans to switch to a temporary all-remote learning model at Hopkinton High School despite a run on COVID-19 cases there. In the past week there have been 12 cases at HHS: nine in-person students, one remote student and two staff, Cavanaugh stated, adding that the previous week there were five cases: four students and one staff member. She also noted that approximately 100 students are in quarantine for being close contacts.
The Hopkinton Lions Club organized efforts to support the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Valentines for Veterans 2021 program last month. The purpose of the VA’s National Salute to Veteran Patients Program, of which Valentines for Veterans is a part, is to pay tribute and express appreciation to veterans. Volunteers, including Hopkinton Lions Club members and their families, members of the Hopkinton community and Hopkinton Girl Scout troops, participated in this year’s collection.
Town meetings tonight include the Board of Assessors (5), Select Board (6) and Design Review Board (7).
Photo of the Day: Watercraft at the State Park remain in storage. Following a sub-freezing day Monday, the region is supposed to see more spring-like temperatures in the coming days.
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