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Hopkinton Today: Wednesday, Aug. 5

by | Aug 5, 2020 | Hopkinton Today, Z-Lead Image Front Page

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 Select Board met last night and talked about options for the Sept. 21 Town Meeting, which include the possibility of holding it outside. Either way, the board agreed that no action should be taken on non-urgent articles so that the meeting can be finished quickly.

Health Department director Shaun McAuliffe, in his report to the Select Board, noted that COVID-19 cases are trending younger, leading to concerns that people are “just not being as careful” as they should.

Primaries for the Fourth Congressional District (which includes Hopkinton) will be held Sept. 1. Nine Democrats and two Republicans are on the ballot, seeking to take the spot currently held by Joe Kennedy (who is running for U.S. Senate). The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a candidate forum today at 3 p.m., with all primary candidates scheduled to participate.

The School Committee will hold office hours today (7-8 p.m.). The Design Review Board meets tonight as well (7).

Photo of the Day: Tropical Storm Isaias left its mark in Hopkinton, downing trees and leaving some in town without power last night.

Fallen tree 8-4-20

A tree took down a pole on Winter Street on Tuesday evening. PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

Video of the Day: From last year, an outdoor movie night featuring air mattresses for the viewers gets off to a rocky start when wind blows the mattresses away.

Music Video of the Day: Here’s “Atomic Dog” by George Clinton. Enjoy.

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