Hopkinton Today: Wednesday, April 28

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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 video or two to brighten your morning.

The Planning Board on Monday heard a final report presentation prepared by the Growth Study Committee that recommended a number of initiatives to encourage development in Hopkinton, including the hiring of an economic development director. The report is a comprehensive look at trends and strategies to proactively manage growth, including increasing housing density downtown and growing emerging industries along the 495 industrial corridor.

The COVID surge at the high school continues, with five more active cases reported Tuesday. That brings the total over the past three days to 12. Hopkinton health director Shaun McAuliffe stated there is no indication that the cases are related, although he cautioned, “Residents are simply introducing too much risk into their daily lives.”

The Hopkinton High School Class of 2022 is hosting another Hillers face mask fundraiser. “With our HHS and HMS full return upon us, we have decided to reopen our face mask fundraiser,” the class officers wrote in an email to classmates and their families. “We have worked with the awesome design team at RallyMasks and created two brand new options!”

Town meetings tonight include Parks & Recreation (5:30), Elementary School Building Committee (6), Board of Appeals (7) and Youth Commission (7). Also tonight is the Hopkinton Women’s Club’s Candidates Night (7), which can be viewed on HCAM.

Photo of the Day: Members of the Hopkinton High School track and field team pose with some of the 52 bags of garbage and recycling they collected during April vacation as part of a Town Cleanup Challenge.

HHS track cleanup day
PHOTO/HOPKINTON HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS

Video of the Day:

Hopkinton Independent house ad