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.
Hopkinton Health Director Shaun McAuliffe, in his update to the Select Board on Tuesday night, praised his COVID-19 response team and said the staffers do not deserve to have residents treat them rudely while they are doing their jobs. “I know people are frustrated. I know that they’re inconvenienced. I know that they’re tired. But I’m just asking people — and there’s a small minority — but I’m just asking them to be a little civil when they are dealing with that team,” McAuliffe said.
In recent weeks, the town has overseen a new road paving process known as cold-in-place recycling. According to a town press release, the method takes pavement from an old or failing roadway and recycles and rejuvenates that existing pavement into a new roadway, and it takes much less time than the normal process.
Dignity Matters, a regional nonprofit with a Hopkinton chapter that supports the needs of women and girls who are homeless or disadvantaged, is wrapping up its online silent auction fundraiser tomorrow. Items available include sports, entertainment and vacation packages, gift certificates, jewelry and custom accessories.
Town meetings tonight include the Sustainable Green Committee (6:30), Board of Appeals (7) and Trails Coordination and Management Committee (7:30). Also, the Select Board will hold a work session to set goals for the year.
Welcome to the Marathon Countdown Quiz. Each weekday through Oct. 11 we will have a trivia question about the historic race. Submit the correct answer for a chance to win a gift card and T-shirt. See contest rules for details.
TODAY’S QUESTION: Rounded off to the nearest whole number, how many miles of the Boston Marathon are run in Hopkinton? To submit your answer, click here.
YESTERDAY’S WINNER: Congratulations to Nancy Tarsi, who correctly answered that the statue in front of Center School honors Boston Marathon legends Rick and Dick Hoyt.
Photo of the Day: Hopkinton High School sophomore Sanidi Waduthanthri lines up to strike the ball during a recent field hockey game against Weston.
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