Hopkinton Today: Thursday, Sept. 17


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.

School started yesterday, despite the Hopkinton Teachers Association rejecting the “last best offer” from the district. In a statement, the HTA explained why it did not support the plan that it said was “heavy on livestreaming.”

As students head back to Hopkinton High School, the pandemic has led to a significant number of international students canceling their planned exchanges. Only nine international students planned to attend HHS for the fall semester.

This week’s Independent Thoughts looks at how the town united following the death of a teenager earlier this month and explains how the South Asian Circle of Hopkinton is seeking to appeal to people of different nationalities (including Americans).

The town’s latest COVID-19 update has new information on the state’s travel order and the means-tested senior tax exemption program, among other things.

Meetings tonight include the School Committee (7), the Community Preservation Committee (7) and the Board of Library Trustees (7).

Photo of the Day: Plastic flamingos dot the Town Common as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Town Common flamingos

Video of the Day:

Hopkinton Independent house ad