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.
As a lasting tribute to late twins Annie and Charlotte Masters, their teachers decided to create a communication board at the Marathon School playground to help all children. Now the idea has been adopted by the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, with the goal being to have one in every city and town statewide.
It’s been a year since Becky Mourey first started noticing nerve issues that eventually led to a diagnosis of ALS, and now the Hopkinton resident has become an advocate, raising awareness and money to fund research. “Right now ALS is 100 percent terminal,” she said. “I would like to take that from terminal to at least manageable.”
When she looks around the mountains of western Virginia, Sophie Student knows she is a long way from her Hopkinton home in a variety of ways. But the Virginia Tech student has been able to make a strong first impression at the Blacksburg, Virginia, school, particularly on the lacrosse field.
This week’s edition of the Police Log includes reports of a fight between landscapers, dogs chasing people and a residence being egged.
Town meetings tonight include the Open Space Preservation Commission (7).
Photo of the Day: Judi Allessio from the Senior Center reports that 14 bocce players showed up with rakes and groomed the court for the first time in more than a year, as the center slowly starts to reopen to in-person activities. The computer lab, library and billiards room are open, as well as the thrift shop (Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-noon). Check Senior Snippets for more information on programs at the center.
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