Hopkinton Today: Thursday, Sept. 3

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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.

Hopkinton Middle School offered counseling yesterday following the death of an unidentified student.

Hopkinton Town Manager Norman Khumalo grew up in Zimbabwe during a time of great social unrest there, so the calls for change he is hearing now in America — which has trickled down to small towns like Hopkinton, where residents have requested town officials establish new protocols to help avoid the possibility of racial bias — has a familiar ring to it.

Hopkinton residents Ali Balster and Amy Dorfman are running the virtual Boston Marathon to raise money for the town’s youth lacrosse programs.

Hopkinton’s latest COVID-19 update shows zero active cases in town and includes more details on the plan for the Sept. 12 Town Meeting.

The Hopkinton High School Diversity Club’s Chalk It Up event was postponed yesterday due to the rain. It will be held today from 2-4 p.m.

The School Committee meets tonight at 7 (after an executive session at 6). Among the items on the agenda are a school reopening update, a fall sports presentation and discussion of the superintendent’s goals for FY21.

Photo of the Day: Members of the Hopkinton Little League 9U team celebrate after winning the Tondorf Tournament championship last night in Medway. Hopkinton went a perfect 13-0 in Tondorf play.

Tondorf 2020

Video of the Day: Someone got pretty good with the special effects.

Hopkinton Independent house ad