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.
It’s expected to be hot this week, with highs in the 80s today through Friday. If you’re looking to hit the beach, he town announced that residents can access Sandy Beach as long as they follow the state’s social distancing guidelines (wearing a mask if unable to stay a safe distance apart). The beach will not be staffed with lifeguards until late June (exact date still to be determined). Bathrooms will be locked and water testing will not be conducted until the beach is staffed, so residents swim at their own risk.
The Senior Center, using a grant from the MetroWest Health Foundation, has begun a limited take-out lunch program (Tuesday-Friday) for Hopkinton seniors, particularly those who are homebound and/or have relied on the center for their daily main meal in the past. If you know of a senior who might benefit from this program, call the Senior Center at 508-497-9730. Cost is $2 per meal.
The Water-Sewer Department announced that a required fire flow test will take place Thursday at approximately 7 a.m. Crews will be testing the fire pump system on South Street. Because these tests will take place on main transmission lines, customers may notice some discoloration during and after the tests throughout town. It’s suggested that residents avoid doing laundry, dishwasher loads or other water use activities during this time. Any discoloration that may occur will eventually dissipate. Check your water before using it. You may need to run your cold water line to clear your internal pipes after the test is complete.
Video of the Day: This is called skysurfing. Because skydiving isn’t enough, apparently.
Music Video of the Day: Here’s Fastball with “Out Of My Head.” Enjoy.