Hopkinton Today: Wednesday, Sept. 16

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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.

Tuesday night’s School Committee meeting was canceled, as the committee waited for the Hopkinton Teachers Association to meet and vote on the “last best offer” from the district before the first day of school today. Both sides indicated there would be no delay to the start of the school year despite the failure to reach an agreement.

Following the late release of a United States Department of Agriculture waiver, all student breakfasts and lunches will be free through Dec. 31 or as long as funding is available, the Hopkinton Public Schools Food Services Department announced. Students at the schools will not need to pre-order meals, contrary to what had previously been stated. Meals for remote learners (both 100 percent and hybrid) will be available at Project Just Because (109 South St.), and those must be pre-ordered.

Hopkinton teenager Kayla McCann ran the virtual Boston Marathon to fulfill a longtime goal and to raise money for a local scholarship fund.

The Parks & Recreation Commission meets tonight (7), and the School Committee will hold office hours from 7-8 p.m., following the first day of school.

Photo of the Day: Attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Lykan Bioscience’s new South Street headquarters yesterday were (from left) Hopkinton Select Board chair Brendan Tedstone, Lykan CCO Jenifer Wheat, Windrose Health Investors advisory partner Peter Crowley, Lykan CEO Anthony Rotunno, Lykan VP/GM Matthew Treon, Southfield Properties/Lykan manager Harold Nahigian, Lykan CFO David Dautel, MassBio VP of memberships Benjamin Bradford and Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce president Cristina Morrissiey.

Lykan Ribbon Cuttting
PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

Video of the Day:

Hopkinton Independent house ad