Hopkinton Today: Friday, July 3

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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.

The Select Board had a short meeting last night. Brendan Tedstone was elected chair for a second year, while outgoing vice chair John Coutinho received high praise for his contributions. Meanwhile, three residents voiced concerns about racism in town and asked the Select Board to address and discuss the matter at its next meeting.

Hopkinton High School athletic director Rich Cormier is not entirely certain what high school sports will look like when they return in the fall — assuming they do — but he’s confident there will be significant changes compared to when the last HHS teams suited up this past winter.

Hopkinton’s Mia Coutinho earned a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship this spring, putting an exclamation point on a stellar collegiate career at Lafayette College. The award will take her to Spain, a place where she has lived and studied in the past.

The July 4 Horribles parade has been canceled, but the Fourth of July Boat Parade on Lake Maspenock will go on as scheduled. The 14th annual event will start at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Boats will start lining up at Sandy Beach at 1:45.

Video of the Day: From Singapore, a baby otter loses his family, but a rescue organization keeps him safe before finding his family and reuniting them.

Music Video of the Day: Here’s Stevie Wonder with “Superstition.” Enjoy.

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