Hopkinton Today: Tuesday, Aug. 11

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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.

While the Hopkinton Teachers Association and the district continue to negotiate a plan for the upcoming school year, the union head denied a rumor that the HTA had requested remote learning for the entire year.

The State Police and others continue to investigate an incident on Sunday afternoon in which a pedestrian walking on the MassPike in Hopkinton was struck and killed by a car. The Hopkinton Fire Department was among the units who responded to the scene.

The town’s latest COVID-19 update includes information on the governor’s updated order on gatherings that takes effect today.

Hopkinton’s Upper Charles Trail Committee has been awarded a $111,563 MassTrails grant for work on the Campus Trail Connector, a proposed 2,750-foot shared use path connecting Hopkinton High School, Hopkinton Middle School and and the new Marathon Elementary School. The town also received a $350,000 grant (to be shared with Ashland) from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters program to update communications.

The Conservation Commission meets tonight (6:30). The School Committee has an executive session (7) — not open the the public — to discuss negotiations with the Hopkinton Teachers Association.

Photo of the Day: Tommy Ambrosone watches a high pitch go by during Saturday’s Babe Ruth League game in Hopkinton. The Hillers won last night to extend their playoff series against Framingham to a deciding Game 3 tonight (6:30) behind Hopkinton High School.

Tommy Ambrosone 8-8-20
PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

Video of the Day: A woman is inseparable from her rescue squirrel.

Music Video of the Day: Here’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling” from Justin Timberlake. Enjoy.

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