Hopkinton Today: Thursday, May 7

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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.

The Town Election appears likely to remain June 29, even if Town Meeting (currently scheduled for June 22) should get pushed back to September. The town clerk is encouraging residents to vote by mail with an absentee ballot.

Hopkinton health director Shaun McAuliffe said there are 55 active COVID-19 cases at the Golden Pond assisted living facility. While experts say we are at the end of the surge of cases in the state, McAuliffe said he expects no immediate decline in Hopkinton, with 1-5 cases per week continuing.

Town Manager Norman Khumalo said the Main Street Corridor Project is “fully funded” following the state’s approval of the $11.3 million budget. He also confirmed that the town has been approved for a $3 million MassWorks grant.

The Air Force F-15 flyover was spotted in the sky above Hopkinton after noon yesterday. The planes were on the way to Boston and then Foxboro for State Police graduation at Gillette Stadium.

The community outreach meeting for a proposed marijuana research facility on South Street is tonight (6:30). It will include a forum for the public to ask questions.

The Hopkinton Democratic Town Caucus is set for next Thursday, May 14.

Video of the Day: A dog adjusts a table fan to get more air.

Music Video of the Day: Here’s “Magic” by Pilot from 1974. Enjoy.