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.
Hopkinton resident Bob Dobinski’s events company was busy over the weekend, transforming the Boston Convention and Exposition Center into a field hospital for homeless and at-risk people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read about it here.
Meanwhile, in town, Select Board member John Coutinho, with help from 26.2 Foundation director Bruce MacDonald, placed protective masks on The Starter and Team Hoyt statues.
Although many students already have been working with their teachers online, the Hopkinton Public Schools’ remote learning program officially starts today (much to the delight of parents in town).
Voting is open for the Hopkinton Girl Scouts’ Edible Book Festival. Voting ends tomorrow, and the winners will be announced Wednesday.
Viral video of the day: Philipp Klein Herrero was supposed to go freeride skiing before the pandemic hit, so he recreated the experience at home.
Music video of the day: The legendary Bill Withers passed away last week. Here he is singing “Lovely Day,” which features him holding one note for 18 seconds.