Good morning, Hopkinton!
For those new to the site, this post is a daily update we call Hopkinton Today. We’ll have a quick recap of yesterday’s news, highlights for the coming day and a video or two to brighten your day.
At his daily coronavirus press conference yesterday, Gov. Charlie Baker said he has been talking with health professionals as he considers when to reopen schools and non-essential businesses. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Massachusetts is up to 1,245, with almost half of those (610) reported in long-term care facilities.
Local psychologist and author Arthur P. Ciaramicoli has come out with a new book, titled “The Triumph of Diversity: How to Rejoice and Benefit from the Interconnectedness of Humankind.” In it, Ciaramicoli examines the recent resurgence of hate, prejudice and divisiveness within the American culture. Said Ciaramicoli: “We — you and I — can change the negative trend in our country, and maybe the world, if we don’t generalize, don’t demonize and don’t make assumptions about people or their choices without knowing the facts.”
HCAM has partnered with three local churches — Community Covenant, St. Paul’s Episcopal and The Sanctuary at Woodville — to broadcast live Sunday Mass starting this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. It can be viewed on HCAM (Verizon channel 30, Comcast channel 8) or HCAM’s YouTube channel.
Video of the day: A dog demands more belly rubs from its owner.
Music video of the day: Here’s Macy Gray with “I Try” from 1999. Enjoy.