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.
There have been some COVID cases at the Hopkinton Public Schools, but overall, the first few weeks have gone well, according to Superintendent Carol Cavanaugh. In an email to school families on Friday, Cavanaugh wrote that the schools “have enjoyed a strong return to full-time, in-person learning for all students. It’s wonderful to have our students back in our school buildings!”
The Friends of Whitehall will host a program called “Birds of Prey” on Saturday, Oct. 9, outside the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. The program explains why hawks, owls, eagles, ospreys and falcons are considered birds of prey.
Hopkinton Area Land Trust (HALT) will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, Oct. 14. All members of HALT and the community are invited to attend the annual meeting, which provides a review of HALT’s mission, accomplishments of the past year in acquiring and managing conservation land in Hopkinton, and a short business segment.
Town meetings tonight include the Board of Assessors (5:30), Select Board (6) and Design Review Board (7).
Welcome to the Marathon Countdown Quiz. Each weekday through Oct. 11 we will have a trivia question about the historic race. Submit the correct answer for a chance to win a gift card and T-shirt. See contest rules for details.
TODAY’S QUESTION: A statue depicting which two Boston Marathon legends stands in front of Center School? To submit your answer, click here.
YESTERDAY’S WINNER: Congratulations to Ron Foisy, who correctly answered that Clarence DeMar won the 1924 Boston Marathon, the first that started in Hopkinton.
Photo of the Day: Select Board member Brendan Tedstone (front right) was among the attendees at Weston Nurseries’ Blooms, Brews & BBQs event Saturday.
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