Hopkinton Today: Monday, May 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.

A rally is planned for Thursday on Main Street to “demand answers” regarding the recent death of Hopkinton High School sophomore Mikayla Miller. According to a Twitter post from Monica Cannon-Grant, the 16-year-old, who was Black, was “murdered in Hopkinton on April 17, 2021.” Cannon-Grant wrote that police told Miller’s mother to “trust them it’s suicide.” However, Cannon-Grant claims, investigators are “ignoring that 5 White Teens beat her the same day.”

A growing number of COVID-positive cases at Hopkinton High School could put in-person graduation in jeopardy and require mandatory pool testing for students in extracurricular activities, superintendent Carol Cavanaugh told School Committee members Thursday.

Hopkinton’s latest COVID-19 update shows 46 active cases in town and includes information on vaccinations and the May 8 Annual Town Meeting.

This week’s edition of Senior Snippets includes information on the new transportation initiative as well as programs including exercise classes, medication drop-off and advice on estate planning.

Town meetings tonight include the Board of Health (5:30). Also, eHop’s Know Your Vote event takes place at 7 p.m.

Photo of the Day: A pair of mallards make their way through Lake Whitehall.

Mallards
PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

Video of the Day:

Hopkinton Independent house ad