Hopkinton Today: Tuesday, April 14

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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.

Yesterday’s strong winds brought down a number of trees in Hopkinton. As of this morning, the town reported that three roads remained closed, in the areas of 51 West Elm St., 95 Saddle Hill Road and 12 Winter St.

Hayward Stree tree 4-13-20
Monday’s heavy winds brought down a tree onto a house on Hayward Street. PHOTO/HOPKINTON FIRE DEPARTMENT TWITTER
West Elm tree 4-13-20
West Elm Street was unpassable after a tree fell across the road. PHOTO/HOPKINTON FIRE DEPARTMENT TWITTER

In his COVID-19 update for Massachusetts yesterday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced that the state has 28,867 confirmed cases, with 122,049 individuals tested, and 844 deaths. Baker also discussed his decision to join a coalition of governors from six other states in the Northeast in an attempt to plan for a safe reopening once the pandemic subsides.

Hopkinton High School principal Evan Bishop is having weekly parent “drop-in” meetings via Zoom on Tuesdays, but today’s teleconference has been canceled. The next meeting is next Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Video of the day: “Saturday Night Live” parodies the Zoom teleconference.

Music video of the day: Here’s Natalie Merchant with “Kind and Generous.” Enjoy.