Hopkinton Today: Thursday, June 25

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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.

Select Board candidates Amy Ritterbusch and John Coutinho took turns appearing on HCAM’s Hopkinton Hangout Hour yesterday. Ritterbusch’s appearance was taped a couple of weeks ago, before their scheduled debate, which was canceled when Coutinho pulled out because he was fed up with “vicious attacks” on social media. Coutinho brought up the issue again yesterday, saying “Hopkinton’s better than that.”

The Select Board meets this afternoon (2) in a brief session that will focus on the performance evaluations for Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Fire Chief Steven Slaman.

Hopkinton Youth & Family Services, partnering with the Hopkinton organization Mommying is Hard, is sponsoring a free Zoom talk tonight (7-8:30) by Dr. Kalise Wornum on understanding “implicit bias.” Wornum is the senior director of educational equity for Brookline Public Schools as well as the founder and CEO of KW Diversity. For more information or to register, click here.

Picture of the Day: The playground sign at EMC Park is mostly cleared of the graffiti that was spray-painted on it earlier this week. Mark Mercer from Under Pressure volunteered his company’s power washing services to remove the paint that was found at various locations at the park. Hopkinton Parks & Rec has video of the cleaning process.

EMC playground sign
PHOTO/JERRY SPAR

Video of the Day: A dog hides behind a flower pot so it won’t have to go inside.

Music Video of the Day: Here’s Steve Winwood with “Back in the High Life Again.” Enjoy.

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