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Hopkinton Today: Friday, May 21

by | May 21, 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.

At a press conference Wednesday, Mikayla Miller’s mother disputed the medical examiner’s findings that the Hopkinton teenager’s death was a suicide. “I want to be really clear that the only thing I want out of all of this is to find the truth,” Calvina Strothers said. “The conclusion they made [Tuesday] is the conclusion they made the first day they walked into my house. There’s no difference. But I know the truth, and it’s not what they say.”

The nonprofit ALS One is hosting a 4K walk/run at the Town Common as well as virtual this Sunday. Hopkinton resident Becky Mourey recently was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) and will attend the event to help raise awareness and funds to fight the disease, which currently has no cure.

A local 8-year-old, seeking to find a way to help protect her favorite animals, started a campaign that resulted in turtle crossing signs being placed in various locations across town.

In a career awareness program that began in the fall of 2019, Hopkinton High School students have the chance to meet and learn from workers in a wide range of fields, including veterinarians, artists, social workers, aquatic ecologists and actuaries, to name just a few.

After missing out on the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hopkinton High School boys lacrosse team was eager to return to the field in the final campaign for 10 seniors.

Town meetings tonight include the Commissioners of Trust Funds (5).

Photo of the Day: A mountain of rocks sits on the property behind Whalen Road where land is being cleared for a development of houses.

Rock pile

PHOTO/JERRY SPAR

Video of the Day:

https://twitter.com/fred035schultz/status/1395370483097481218?s=20

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