Hopkinton Today: Friday, June 5

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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.

Police Chief Joseph Bennett released a statement last night in which he said the Hopkinton Police “stand with all of our community in solidarity against [the George Floyd] injustice and all injustice.”

There will be another gathering on the Town Common this Sunday from 5-6 p.m. to protest racial intolerance. Last Sunday’s vigil drew about 200 participants.

The town recycling center will reopen tomorrow and every Saturday from 7:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. There will be a limit of three vehicles in the center at a time, and face coverings/social distancing (6 feet) is required. More info can be found on the town’s COVID-19 update released Wednesday night.

The Hopkinton Farmers Market will have its first session this Sunday and will be held every Sunday through Oct. 11 on the Town Common from 1-5 p.m. The market will feature only food vendors at the start, as per a mandate from the Board of Health, but hopes to bring back artisans soon. Customers are encouraged to pre-order for quick pickup, or pay by touchless credit card or with exact change to minimize contact. For more information, visit hopkintonfarmersmarket.com.

Video of the Day: The Washington Monument was struck by lightning last night.

Music Video of the Day: Here’s “Midnight Train to Georgia” by Gladys Knight and the Pips. Enjoy.

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