Hopkinton Today: Friday, Jan. 15

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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.

Superintendent Carol Cavanaugh announced Thursday afternoon that all Hopkinton schools will go remote Friday due to the fact that “several people in the HPS community have tested positive” for COVID-19, and “as a result, extensive contact tracing is necessary.” All Hopkinton High School athletic events this weekend have been postponed or canceled.

Hopkinton’s latest COVID-19 update shows 74 active cases in town, which is down from a record high of 85 this past Saturday.

There are a number of online activities planned for Martin Luther King Day on Monday. Among the events are a story time and crafts program for children, as well a talk by Hyppolite Ntigurirwa, an international peace activist and child survivor of the 1994 Rwanda genocide.

Photo of the Day: A frog enjoys a dip in a puddle near Lake Whitehall after a recent stretch of wet weather.

Frog in water
PHOTO/BEN MOREY-BEALE

Video of the Day:

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