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 of the day.
Former Hopkinton Deputy Police Chief John “Jay” Porter, who was placed on administrative leave last year, has been charged with raping a student during his time as a school resource officer in town, the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday.
Hopkinton’s Annual Town Meeting kicked off Monday night at the middle school auditorium with a robust turnout of about 500 voters — well above the 128 needed for a quorum — unanimously approving the fiscal year 2024 operating budget, among other budgetary items, after some light debate over School Department increases.
The town’s Water Department announced that residents could have discolored water following emergency training drills at the Eversource liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility on Thursday morning.
On May 27, the Hoyt family foundation, Team Hoyt, will host the Dick Hoyt Memorial Yes You Can Run Together event. The main race will be 5 miles long. There also will be a 2-mile walk to encourage participation from people who are not runners, and a free kids’ race inside one of the baseball fields at EMC Park.
This week’s Library Corner includes information on Narcan training, teas of Japan, a women’s financial roundtable and more.
Individuals are invited to become a Dementia Friend by attending an informational program at the Hopkinton Senior Center on Thursday, June 8, from 1-2:30 p.m. Attendees will learn about the different types of dementia, what it’s like to live with dementia, and small gestures that make a difference.
Town meetings tonight include the continuation of Annual Town Meeting (7).
Photo of the Day: Hopkinton High School infielder Joe Carrazza tries to complete a double play during a recent game.