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.
Leading off the Select Board roundup, at Tuesday night’s meeting the board unanimously approved the hiring of two new police officers: Basit Dennis and Sean McKeon. Also, the West Main Street/Cumberland Farms traffic situation was discussed.
Inspired to help people in Ukraine, Margaret Bower first looked for ways to travel to a nearby country and personally offer assistance. After safety concerns were raised by her husband, she decided to raise money for the cause instead. On April 30, she will host a benefit at her Hopkinton farm featuring animals, kids games, an art sale, a bake sale and live music.
Our latest Marathon spotlight shines on Mia Coutinho, who is running to raise funds for the 26.2 Foundation. Coutinho ran in last fall’s event and is looking forward to her first race on Patriots’ Day.
The Trails Coordination and Management Committee recently finished installing bridges on the first section of the trail behind Center School, resulting in a 1.2-mile walking/running/mountain biking loop.
The latest edition of Senior Snippets highlights programs including retirement planning, art appreciation and cornhole.
Town meetings today include the Council on Aging (1 p.m.), Upper Charles Trail Committee (5), Appropriation Committee (6) and School Committee (7).
Photo of the Day: Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library representative Barbara Champney speaks at Tuesday’s breakfast at the library to recognize staff members for their contributions.
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