Hopkinton Today: Monday, June 22

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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.

At its meeting this past Thursday, the School Committee announced plans to form a group to focus on a fall reopening plan. Also at the meeting, superintendent Carol Cavanaugh discussed a tentative plan to work on diversity, inclusion, equity, social justice and anti-racism.

Hopkinton Organizing for Prevention (HOP) is organizing a drive-in movie (“Nanny McPhee”) in the parking lot outside Hopkinton Middle School on Friday night. Registration is required, and there are limited spots available.

The Independent this week will start a daily newsletter, as well as breaking news emails — just in time for the Town Election next Monday. If you are interested in receiving these updates, click here to sign up.

Picture of the Day: Work continues on extending the sidewalk on East Main Street, being done by construction crews hired by Legacy Farms developer Roy MacDowell as part of his agreement with the town. When this stretch is completed, there will be continuous sidewalks from Clinton Street (next to Fairview Estates) into the center of town.

East Main sidewalk work 6-21-20
PHOTO/JERRY SPAR

Video of the Day: This video has been making the rounds lately but is from at least a year ago, hence the lack of social distancing. A blind man shoots a basketball and makes a basket, leading to a celebration from his family.

Music Video of the Day: Here’s Train with “Hey, Soul Sister.” Enjoy.

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