Hopkinton Today: Thursday, April 30

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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.

Golden Pond assisted living facility has suffered four COVID-19 fatalities, town Health Department director Shaun McAuliffe told the Independent. McAuliffe also expressed frustration with state bureaucracy that he said limits what can be done at the facility.

We’ve got more details on the commercial solar zoning issue that the Planning Board is trying work through. Charlesview Estates residents are not happy about multiple proposed solar installations that would abut their neighborhood.

Kudos to Select Board member John Coutinho, who this week repainted the sign to EMC Park.

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Select Board member John Coutinho repainted the EMC Park sign at the entrance off Hayden Rowe Street.

Milford Regional Medical Center announced that the Milford Regional Urgent Care facility at 1 Lumber St. in Hopkinton, which has been closed for the past few weeks as MRMC consolidated urgent care visits to three other locations, will reopen Monday as a respiratory care unit. In addition to being available for walk-in X-rays, the Hopkinton location will treat patients exhibiting respiratory illnesses, such as fever, cough, mild shortness of breath, wheezing, sore throat, muscle aches or lost sense of taste or smell. Patients without those symptoms also will be welcomed if they choose. Check the MRMC website for more information.

The School Committee has a Zoom meeting scheduled tonight (7), and it can be viewed on HCAM. The transportation issue is one of the items on the agenda.

Video of the day: Apparently pranking trash collectors is a thing now.

Music video of the day: Here’s the Traveling Wilburys with “End of the Line.” Enjoy.

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