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 the most recent School Committee meeting, superintendent Carol Cavanaugh said a day in school, day from home model “seems to be the favored model” for the fall, although discussions will continue regarding the plan to return students to the classroom.
Also from the School Committee meeting, the Hopkinton High School expansion project — six new classrooms — moved forward with the awarding of the bid; superintendent Carol Cavanaugh explained why Hopkinton was mentioned in a recent Boston Globe article that questioned some districts’ handling of special education during the pandemic; and the committee expressed a desire to gather more information about Edward Hopkins, for whom Hopkins School was named, after a recent Independent article brought to light the fact that Hopkins was a slaveowner.
The town’s most recent COVID-19 update includes information about a website launched last week to help Massachusetts residents find support for the impact of the pandemic on behavioral health, finances and safety.
The starting date for high school sports tryouts/practices has been pushed back to Sept. 14, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association announced last week. An update is expected in early August.
The Planning Board meets tonight (7), and again the main topic will be the proposed solar array off Frankland Road.
Photo of the Day: A rabbit pauses for a photo while snacking on grass in a yard near downtown Hopkinton.
Video of the Day: A pet raccoon is surprised when its grapes go missing.
Music Video of the Day: Here’s the Modern Lovers with “Roadrunner,” featuring film clips of a drive through Boston 50 years ago. Enjoy.