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Hopkinton Today: Wednesday, March 20

by | Mar 20, 2024 | Featured: Features, Hopkinton Today

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 of the day.

Health Department Director Shaun McAuliffe announced at Monday evening’s Board of Health meeting that the department is scaling back its services because two per diem nurses had to take furloughs when it was discovered that their positions weren’t funded, creating a “five-figure deficit.”

The Planning Board voted 5-3 on Monday night against supporting a citizens’ petition for a zoning map amendment that would change the zoning from residential to business for three properties if approved at the Annual Town Meeting on May 6. The properties are located at 81 and 83 Hayden Rowe Street and 1 Colonial Avenue, across from Hopkinton Middle School.

This week’s Move In Style Athlete Spotlight shines on twin brothers Drew and Will Bialobrzeski, who capped an imporessive indoor season by racing in the shuttle hurdles at the national championship meet March 10.

The latest Senior Snippets includes information on meditative coloring, a Hopkinton Garden Club program, Our Time Memory Cafe and more.

The Hopkinton Special Olympics basketball team will play its annual game against the Hopkinton Police Department on Sunday, March 24, at Hopkinton Middle School’s Brown Gym. Tip-off is set for 11 a.m.

Town meetings tonight include the Appropriation Committee (5), Adaptive Playground Committee (6), Housing Authority (6) and Upper Charles Trail Committee (6:30).

Photo of the Day: Susan Nicholl. the district and special projects director for the Office of Massachusetts Senate President Karen E. Spilka, reads a citation congratulating Hopkinton on being recognized with a MassBio platinum BioReady rating for its cooperation with the local life science industry during a ceremony Tuesday morning at RoslinCT on South Street. Looking on are (from left) Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce representative Nick Slottje, Health Director Shaun McAuliffe, Select Board chair Muriel Kramer and state Rep. James Arena-DeRosa.

BioPlatinum ceremony

PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

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