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.
At Tuesday’s Select Board meeting, retiring Police Officer Phil Powers was recognized for his 34 years of service to the town, primarily as the school resource officer. Also, Health Director Shaun McAuliffe, in his COVID update, said there are signs that the record-breaking case surge has passed its high point.
The effects of the pandemic still linger over the Hopkinton High School swimming and diving program. Midway through this season, coach Kristen Wells said the girls team had not had a full roster due to COVID-19 protocols and other illnesses but stressed that the girls have been making the most of whatever numbers they have.
Leading off the Schools Notebook, Hopkinton High School will make its season debut on GBH’s “High School Quiz Show” on April 2 at 6 p.m., facing off against North Quincy.
The Hopkinton Chinese American Association will host its annual Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 8-9:30 p.m. via Zoom. The event will feature music, dancing and other activities.
Town meetings tonight include the Board of Appeals (7) and Trails Coordination and Management Committee (7:30).
Photo of the Day: This issue’s winner of the Hopkinton Independent/Bill’s Pizza photo contest is Melissa Appleton for this photo of 3-year-old Cora Appleton with her first snowman.
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