Letter: Way to go, Hopkinton!
I cannot wait another minute to commend the voters at Hopkinton school meeting last Saturday. I usually try to get there early so that I can sit where I can hear and see what is going on.
As people entered the room they greeted each other with handshakes and smiles. Bruce Ellsworth, the moderator, called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone. The usual explanations of how the meeting would be run and the greeting of all the leaders was followed by the presentation of the flags by two very young and proud Cub Scouts. How wonderful to see these young people learning about respect for our flag and what the Pledge of Allegiance means. Their leader helped them along the way.
After a high school student sang the national anthem so beautifully, the meeting began.
The school board came well prepared and answered all questions to the satisfaction of the public.
I just wish more people had been there to be a part of this pleasant meeting. No foul language or rude comments were made during the whole meeting. I wish this could set the example for other town and school meetings as well. Courtesy and thoughtfulness does not hurt a bit, and people left the meeting amazed that all the business was conducted in such an orderly fashion.
Congratulations, Hopkinton voters. I am so proud of all of you! Let’s show the other towns how it can be done.