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.
During Tuesday’s Select Board meeting, Police Chief Joseph Bennett touched on school safety, which is on many people’s minds following last month’s school shooting in Texas. Bennett said emergency personnel met with about 125 teachers earlier in the day. “Just know that we are ready,” Bennett said. “Minutes will not tick away. We will address any threat to our schools wherever they are, very quickly. We stand ready.”
Leading off the Select Board roundup, discussions were held about the future of the Center School property and the Upper Charles Trail. Also, Gary Daugherty Jr. was introduced as the town’s new deputy fire chief, Baypath Humane Society’s deal to lease land off Fruit Street was approved, and a permit was approved for a new pizza restaurant on Main Street.
At Monday’s Planning Board meeting, the developer of a solar array at 17 Wilson Street was told to present an amended screening plan before the board decides whether to approve it.
Hopkinton military veterans gathered for their monthly breakfast this past Friday at the Senior Center. Monthly discussions of anniversaries of military events that occurred on June 3 were highlighted. Because of the proximity to the anniversary of D-Day, much of the focus was on happenings of 1944.
Town meetings tonight include the Housing Authority (6) and Board of Appeals (7).
Photo of the Day: Members of the Hopkinton Fire Department participate in training at the Milford Burn Building on Monday.
Video of the Day:
All I need today.. pic.twitter.com/SU5crIIvD3
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