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.
While Hopkinton’s COVID-19 case numbers have shown improvement over the last couple of weeks, the town still is having its share of issues, and officials remain uncertain of when the vaccine will be available for residents, Health Department director Shaun McAuliffe told the Select Board on Tuesday night. McAuliffe suggested seniors should seek vaccinations at currently existing locations outside of town if possible.
During Tuesday’s Select Board meeting, town manager Norman Khumalo shared some good news regarding the town’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget. Last Wednesday, Gov. Charlie Baker revised his estimates for local aid, and the new amount is slated to be an increase of 11 percent from the previous fiscal year. The precious estimate was a 1 percent increase. Also at the Select Board meeting, department heads explained their budget requests, and the board recognized retiring conservation administrator Don MacAdam.
Town meetings today include the Council on Aging (1 p.m.) and the Growth Study Committee (7). The School Committee will hold office hours at 7 p.m.
Photo of the Day: No school Tuesday meant sledders were out in force at Hopkinton State Park, enjoying the newly fallen snow.
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