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 the town announced a spike in COVID-19 numbers after revealing 37 residents of the Golden Pond assisted living facility tested positive last week. “So far all the residents are doing fairly well,” Hopkinton public health nurse Kasey Mauro said. “The majority of the cases were asymptomatic. There are only a couple of people that were transferred out to the hospital, but then they’ve returned, so everyone seems to be doing well right now.”
Hopkinton High School was ranked No. 3 in the state in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. Superintendent Carol Cavanaugh shared the news with the school community in an email this morning, writing: “Congratulations to the High School administration, faculty and staff, and also to educators in the other four schools, HMS, Hopkins, Elmwood and Marathon, who prepare all of our children along the way.”
Yesterday was the original date for the Boston Marathon (now slated to be run Sept. 14), and runners respected the town and state’s request to stay away from the starting line. There was a police presence around the Town Common as well as at the high school/middle school complex.
We have posted a list of Hopkinton residents entered to run the Boston Marathon, as well a list of Hopkinton organizations that have runners raising money on their behalf.
Gov. Charlie Baker is scheduled to speak midday today and make an announcement regarding the current plan to reopen schools May 4. Check the Independent website later today for an update on that.
Video of the day: “Mark” hits a different trick shot on his mini-basketball hoop each day of the stay at home order.
Music video of the day: Here’s Elvis Costello with “Everyday I Write the Book” from 1983. Enjoy.