Hopkinton Today: Thursday, Aug. 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.

Superintendent Carol Cavanaugh, Hopkinton High School principal Evan Bishop and Hopkinton Middle School principal Alan Keller, appearing on HCAM-TV’s Hopkinton Hangout Hour yesterday, said conversations about race and racial bias can be difficult, but they are vital, and they are happening in the Hopkinton schools.

The pedestrian who was struck by a car and killed on the MassPike on Sunday afternoon was identified by State Police. The deceased was a 65-year-old mother of four from Andover, Connecticut. It remains unclear as to why she was walking on the Pike.

The town’s latest COVID-19 update includes information on the state’s data tracking and presentation, the Senior Center and the library.

The School Committee meets tonight (7), with the intent to vote on the school reopening plan. Also meeting tonight is the Community Preservation Committee (7).

The Hopkinton Babe Ruth League team hosts Game 1 of the Central Mass. finals tonight (6:30) at the turf field behind Hopkinton High School.

Photo of the Day: A tattered American flag resting in a World War II flag holder is displayed in a garden on Main Street.

Torn flag
PHOTO/JERRY SPAR

Video of the Day: This cat is at the wrong end of this dog.

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