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Hopkinton Today: Thursday, May 20

by | May 20, 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.

The Hopkinton Police Department on Wednesday released records — including the police log, audio of the 911 call, and separate audio and video from emergency vehicles driving to the scene — related to the Mikayla Miller death investigation. The information comes on the heels of Tuesday’s report that the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner issued its findings on the cause and manner of Miller’s death, determining it to be suicide.

The Planning Board held two hearings at its meeting Monday, the most widely discussed being the Connelly Farm special permit for an Open Space and Landscape Preservation Development (OSLPD) at the corner of Hayden Rowe Street and College Street.

Memorial Day, which is May 31 this year, is a time to look back, to honor those who lost their lives protecting this country. For Mike Whalen, who organizes the Hopkinton activities, he hopes it’s also a time to look ahead. “I’d like it to be almost a coming-out party for the town to kick this [COVID-19] virus, and for people to get back to having a nice, normal summer,” Whalen said.

Hopkinton resident Sue-Ellen Anderson-Haynes’ business venture, 360 Girls & Women, provides holistic health and wellness services for females. She offers personalized plans for health improvement and maintenance, disease prevention and healing.

The Hopkinton High School girls lacrosse team will play 15 games this year, nearly the amount they would play in a normal season. Two weeks in, Barry said the energy was high and the girls have been having fun. But Barry is not lowering the bar of expectations either, saying that one of Hopkinton’s goals this year will be to compete with the likes of Westwood, Medway and Medfield, some of the stronger teams in the Tri-Valley League.

Town meetings tonight include the Board of Health (5:30), School Committee (6:30) and Board of Library Trustees (7).

Photo of the Day: This issue’s winner of the Hopkinton Independent/Bill’s Pizza photo contest is Rebecca Askeland for this photo of her 3-year-old daughter, Cora, enjoying a visit to Lake Whitehall.

Photo contest winner

PHOTO/REBECCA ASKELAND

Video of the Day:

https://twitter.com/MackBeckyComedy/status/1395028594439593992?s=20

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