Hopkinton Today: Monday, March 15

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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.

Superintendent Carol Cavanaugh emailed schools families Friday afternoon requesting that they check their children for symptoms of COVID-19 and hold them out of school if any exist. There were 16 confirmed cases in the district over the previous 10 days — 13 of which were at the high school (plus an additional two that were reported on Sunday) — and Cavanaugh noted that most of the people testing positive entered the schools with symptoms.

The Hopkinton High School Class of 2024 is hosting a Hopkinton Virtual Marathon fundraiser. Participants have just over three weeks (March 23-April 15) to complete 26.2 miles, either alone or as part of a team of up to five people. The miles can be broken up over a period of days; they just need to be completed by April 15.

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts is running a membership drive fundraiser from March 14-April 5 called March Member Madness. A portion of the membership fees collected during that time will be donated to Hoops and Homework, an organization that offers academic and enrichment programs for students.

Town meetings tonight include the Planning Board (7).

Photo of the Day: Workers install fencing Saturday behind Cornell’s, which recently was given the OK to expand its outdoor seating area.

Cornell's fencing
PHOTO/JERRY SPAR

Video of the Day:

Hopkinton Independent house ad