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Hopkinton Today: Thursday, Aug. 19

by | Aug 19, 2021 | Hopkinton Today

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.

Masks should be worn in the Hopkinton Public Schools when students return to class as part of “a layered approach” to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Board of Health recommended to the School Committee in a joint meeting Wednesday night.

When Irfan Nasrullah was elected chair of the Select Board on June 1 — believed to be the first non-white resident to hold the top governmental volunteer position in town — it was not only a statement by Hopkinton but, in a way, a message to the nation.

Hopkinton High School distance runner Aryan Shah did some research and found that there are about a billion people on the planet who have to walk, sometimes several miles, in order to get the water they need. So Shah decided to run for water as part of a fundraising effort.

This week we introduce Tales from a Townie, with a longtime resident’s recounting of when town water came to 12 Claflin Ave.

Town meetings tonight include the Commissioners of Trust Funds (5:30) and School Committee (7).

Photos of the Day: A group of children on Juniper Trail in Legacy Farms North held a bake sale and talent show on Sunday as part of India Independence Day festivities. The group then donated the proceeds to Baypath Humane Society.

Legacy Farms Baypath fundraiser 8-15-21

Legacy Farms Baypath fundraiser

Video of the Day:

https://twitter.com/BuitengebiedenB/status/1384244317745676296?s=20

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