Hopkinton Today: Monday, July 13

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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 MassDOT Interchange Improvement Project video public hearing, which was posted online late last week, shows how the state plans to reconstruct the interchange to make it safer and more efficient. As part of the project, the Fruit Street bridge over I-495 will be replaced, and the new bridge will be wider, allowing for a sidewalk and shoulders that are wide enough for bicyclists.

The School Committee, at its meeting Thursday night, addressed concerns with the state’s reopening guidance and discussed options to ensure the safety of students and staff.

The town’s latest COVID-19 update has information on free testing sites, part of the state’s strategic testing program that started Friday and runs through Aug. 14.

The Marathon Quilters Guild, partnering with the Hopkinton Center for the Arts and the Hopkinton Farmer’s Market, will present a free Roadside Quilt Show on Sunday, July 19. Enjoy a splash of color and design displayed along the fences surrounding the Town Common and at the HCA Farmhouse from 1-5 p.m.

The Planning Board meets tonight (7) and is scheduled to continue discussion on the Seaboard Solar project off Frankland Road. Also tonight, the Board of Health meets at 5:30 and the Historical Commission meets at 7.

Photo of the Day: Hopkinton teenagers Geniefer Loring (left) and Taela Gouin pose for a photo while riding their horses across Winter Street last weekend.

Horseback riders
PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

Video of the Day: Apparently, building mini-picnic tables for squirrels and the like is a thing now.

Music Video of the Day: Here’s New Edition with “Cool it Now” from 1984. Enjoy.

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