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Hopkinton Today: Wednesday, July 22

by | Jul 22, 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 Hopkinton Select Board delved into a lively discussion about social justice and diversity during its Tuesday night meeting, addressing what the board has the power to do and how it can use its power to examine and improve the town. Said Select Board member Irfan Nasrullah: “I don’t see a problem here in Hopkinton with systemic racism. That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist. So in my opinion I think it is always worthwhile to step back and take a look at how are we doing things.”

Health Department director Shaun McAuliffe, appearing before the Select Board, discussed a new initiative he’s working on in an effort to avoid a resurgence of COVID-19 in town and prepare families for a safe school reopening.

The latest Police Log includes a variety of actions, including a resident’s report that vandals cut down a tree and stabbed some frogs on his property.

Former Select Board vice chair John Coutinho will host another free lunch for local first responders today outside a house he is renovating at 63 Grove St.

The Housing Authority meets today at 6 p.m., but the Board of Appeals meeting that had been scheduled for tonight has been canceled. The School Committee will hold office hours from 7-8 p.m.

Video of the Day: A baby deer is rescued, rehabilitated and returned to the wild.

Music Video of the Day: Here’s Jim Croce with “I Got a Name.” Enjoy.

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