Hopkinton Today: Thursday, June 17

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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 Hopkinton High School student who had a heart transplant as a 5-year-old is the inspiration for a children’s book that highlights how organ donations can save lives.

Tuesday’s Select Board meeting started with a surprise, as Fire Chief Steve Slaman took the microphone during the public forum to announce that he planned to resign after five years leading the department.

In this week’s edition of Independent Thoughts, Greyhound Friends looks to bounce back after the pandemic, the Senior Center newsletter apologizes for a reference to a Confederate holiday, and the town prepares for its first Pride Parade.

Hopkinton High School’s athletic teams found out their tournament schedules on Wednesday, and all but two Hillers teams are playing at home in the opening round. The action starts Friday.

Town meetings tonight include the School Committee (7).

Photos of the Day: An American flag retirement ceremony was held Monday night at the Woodville Rod and Gun Club. In photos below, Scouts carry the old flags, and veteran Eric Sonnett throws part of a flag into the fire.

Scouts at flag retirement ceremony
PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO
Flag retirement ceremony
PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

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