Hopkinton Today: Wednesday, Oct. 21

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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.

Town health director Shaun McAuliffe, in his COVID-19 update to the Select Board on Tuesday, warned that there has been a “significant increase in the number of cases in town over the last two weeks,” and with seven active cases Hopkinton is expected to shift to the yellow risk category when the state’s updated COVID map is released later this week.

The Select Board threw its support behind two new programs related to COVID-19 and one returning program that are designed to provide financial assistance to residents. “The two programs that we are introducing tonight speak to why Hopkinton is a great community,” Town Manager Norman Khumalo said at Tuesday’s Select Board meeting.

The latest Police Log includes one arrest, a deer getting hit by a vehicle, malfunctioning traffic lights and lots more cases of unemployment fraud.

Town committee meetings tonight include the Historic District Commission and Parks & Recreation, both at 7 p.m.

Photo of the Day: A cardinal stops for a photo on a Winter Street deck.

Cardinal on deck 10-14-20
PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

Video of the Day:

Hopkinton Independent house ad