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Hopkinton Today: Monday, April 27

by | Apr 27, 2020 | Featured Front Page, Hopkinton Today

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.

According to an obituary released Saturday, another longtime Hopkinton resident has died from COVID-19. The statistics on Hopkinton’s Community Impact Dashboard heading into the weekend indicated the town has had 86 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 68 active, 17 recovered and one death.

The Sharon Timlin Memorial Event on June 20 will not be held live due to the pandemic, but the 5K road race will continue as a virtual event. Runners can run 3.1 miles on a course of their choosing (except the actual race course) during the day.

The Planning Board meets via Zoom tonight at 7, and it can be viewed live on HCAM. The board will continue its discussion about the proposed commercial solar overlay district.

The Hopkinton Basketball Association is having another shooting contest for May. The 4K Shot Challenges aims to get Hopkinton players in Grades 3-8 outside (on their own, not at public courts) shooting baskets during the pandemic. Those who make 4,000 baskets in the month get a T-shirt and are entered into a raffle for a gift certificate to a local business. The HBA also will donate $20 to a local charity for every player who accomplishes the goal. For more information, go to HopkintonBasketball.org.

Video of the day: In honor of the Timlin road race going virtual, here’s video of a Russian ultra-runner who claims to have run laps around his bed for more than 10 hours straight, covering 62 miles.

Music video of the day: Here’s Herb Alpert with “Rise.” Enjoy.

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