Hopkinton Today: Tuesday, March 23

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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 video or two to brighten your morning.

COVID-19 has changed many things. But the call to care for animals and help them, even when their cases are complex and costly, remains. With that in mind, organizers of Baypath Humane Society’s Fur Ball fundraiser coughed up a new plan. Donors can swap evening wear for pajamas at a virtual event, Spirits & Snuggles, March 26-28.

Deanna Law, a longtime teacher/administrator at Hopkins School, recently submitted her resignation after taking a leave of absence prior to the 2019-20 school year and moving to Montana, and she checked in from Big Sky Country to say hello and goodbye.

There are a lot of strange aspects to the 2021 season for the Hopkinton High School swimming and diving team. The season is just beginning, but the calendar reads March. Meets are virtual, there are only 24 swimmers allowed in the pool at a time, and, when they are not in the water, they have to wear masks. The biggest adjustment, coach Kristen Webber said, is having such a low-key environment but trying to make it as competitive as possible.

The latest edition of Library Corner includes information on programs including indoor gardening, a seasonal cooking workshop and baby sign language.

Town meetings tonight include the Select Board (6), Commissioners of Trust Funds (6:30) and Conservation Commission (7).

Photo of the Day: Bouquets continue to be left at the Team Hoyt statue in front of Center School following Dick Hoyt’s passing last week.

Hoyt statue
PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

Video of the Day:

Hopkinton Independent house ad