Hopkinton Today: Friday, Aug. 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.

Greg Galeazzi, who lost both of his legs while serving as an Army captain in Afghanistan, moved into his custom-built home in Hopkinton on Thursday, welcomed by the Hopkinton Police and Fire Departments.

Following the state’s announcement that all children 6 months of age and older who are attending Massachusetts child care, preschool, K-12 or college will be required to have the 2020-21 influenza immunization by Dec. 31, local health officials discussed the reasoning behind the mandate.

Moving schools to a fully remote model or a complete return to class will depend on varying factors, including the numbers and specifics of cases in town and opinions of local and state health departments, superintendent of schools Carol Cavanaugh shared with School Committee members at their Thursday night meeting.

The Olde Towne Pound restoration project was completed last week with its final piece — a wooden gate. The pound, located on Main Street just west of the fork with Wood Street, got improvements to the stone wall and landscaping along with a new sign detailing the land’s history.

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts has another busy weekend planned. Tonight (6:30) there’s a live concert by Jamie Walker and Friends, tomorrow (6:30) the Johnny Horner Trio performs live as part of the Saturday Sunset Jazz Series, and both nights (7) there’s an Evening of Shakespeare event online.

Photo of the Day: A broken section of sidewalk on Pleasant Street was removed on Thursday.

Pleasant Street sidewalk
PHOTO/JERRY SPAR

 

Video of the Day:

Hopkinton Independent house ad