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 and video of the day.
Hopkinton Public Schools Superintendent Carol Cavanaugh reached out to the schools community Monday to share that a middle school student had been struck by a car in the morning. The student was in the crosswalk of the high school driveway, Cavanaugh stated, and the car was moving “very slowly at the time, so the student was able to walk away from the accident.”
Hopkinton once again has proven it is a caring community. In the past 11 months, 100 residents have become Dementia Friends, helping the community become an even more welcoming hometown for every citizen but especially those who are aging or have dementia.
The South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) is accepting applications for this year’s Heating and Fuel Assistance Program. The program pays a portion of the cost of one’s primary source of heat — including wood, pellets, gas, oil, kerosene, propane, coal and oil — for the winter season, which runs Nov. 1 to April 30.
The town announced that there will be comprehensive fiscal year 2024 budget listening sessions on Dec. 5 and Dec. 8. The Dec. 5 session, titled “Seniors Speak,” will be held at the Senior Center from noon-1 p.m. The Dec. 8 session, called “Business Community Voices,” is scheduled for the HCAM studios from 8-9 a.m.
This week’s Library Corner has a schedule update along with information on programs about the Camp David Accords, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Classical Music 101.
Town meetings tonight include the Elementary School Building Committee (6 p.m.).
Photo of the Day: Hopkinton Fire Department Lt. Scott Jurasek was awarded a citation for meritorious conduct at last week’s state Firefighter of the Year Awards for for spending approximately 40 minutes conversing with a distraught individual on a building’s roof earlier this year.
Video of the Day:
Mistakes were made…🐈🐾😅 pic.twitter.com/6FR0BDeblB
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