Hopkinton Today: Tuesday, Nov. 9

166

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.

Many school districts across the nation have experienced staff and supply shortages, and Hopkinton has been no exception. Schools Finance Director Susan Rothermich said there are three areas where employment needs are the greatest: bus drivers, cafeteria workers and crossing guards.

Just before Roxbury’s Ted Resnikoff embarked on his 11th consecutive Boston Marathon run, Hopkinton’s Daniel Eastman smudged him with the smoke of sage and sweet grass. The action is in the Native American tradition, and the Boston Marathon, due to the pandemic rescheduling, fell on Oct. 11, Indigenous Peoples Day.

As the world of science and technology seems to be advancing at warp speed these days, it’s hard not to think about what the world could be like in the years to come. This is discussed in the  book “Welcome to the Future,” written by Hopkinton resident Kathryn Hulick and illustrated by Marcin Wolski.

The Open Space Preservation Commission announced that efforts continued late last month to remove invasive plants — notably bittersweet, Japanese knotweed, multiflora rose, barberry and glossy buckthorn — from the meadow area of the Whitehall Conservation Area.

This week’s edition of Library Corner includes information about the new young adult librarian, Jak Miller, along with a range of programs.

Town meetings tonight include the Select Board (6), School Committee (7) and Community Preservation Committee (7).

Photo of the Day: Attendees soak up the atmosphere at Saturday’s annual Hopkinton Center for the Arts fundraising gala.

HCA gala
PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

Video of the Day: