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Hopkinton Today: Friday, Aug. 20

by | Aug 20, 2021 | 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 video or two to brighten your morning.

The School Committee voted 5-0 at its meeting Thursday night to open the school year with the requirement that all students and staff wear masks. The policy will be reviewed on a monthly basis as new information on COVID-19 comes available.

The Hopkinton Fire Department requested residents take shelter Thursday morning after the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch that later was downgraded to a thunderstorm warning. Heavy rains pelted the area.

Librarian Linda Connelly recently put together an interesting and timely display on the Hopkinton Public Library’s main floor. Part of the display focuses on a black sock doll that was donated to the Hopkinton Historical Society about 50 years ago from a family living on North Mill Street. The other part of the display shines a light on one of the most famous individuals to have come from Hopkinton: Richard Potter, who was a nationally recognized magician and ventriloquist in the early 1800s.

In his latest nonfiction work, “America Reunited,” Hopkinton resident Dr. Arthur P. Ciaramicoli states his belief that our nation has a cancer — one that is treatable, but only if we devise a treatment plan that each citizen is willing to implement.

Photo of the Day: This issue’s winner of the Hopkinton Independent/Bill’s Pizza photo contest is Janvi Puri for a photo of the lake at Hopkinton State Park at sunset.

Photo contest winner

PHOTO/JANVI PURI

Video of the Day:

https://twitter.com/buitengebieden_/status/1427861940622213121?s=20

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