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.
The proposed new building to replace Elmwood School passed at Special Town Meeting on Monday night by a 622-241 vote, more than the two-thirds of votes required for passage. Article 2 passed 245-214, meaning local election ballots no longer will include political affiliation and preliminary election caucuses will be eliminated.
Applications are being accepted for the home heating fuel assistance program through South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC). The program runs from Nov. 1 to April 30 and is available to all households in Hopkinton if the total household income falls within certain guidelines.
The Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce Holiday Stroll is set for Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Participants can do their holiday shopping and take advantage of special deals at participating businesses while entering a drawing for $300.
This week’s Business Profile highlights Hubley Painting & Remodeling, a family business well known for its painting services that has expanded to offer extensive remodeling services, with a particular focus on kitchens.
Town meetings tonight include the Board of Assessors (5:30), Commissioners of Trust Funds (5:30), Conservation Commission (7) and Youth Commission (7).
Photo of the Day: Volunteers sort food Saturday during the annual Scouting for Food event.