Hopkinton Today: Wednesday, April 8

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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.

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During last night’s Select Board meeting (held online), the board confirmed Deputy Chief Joseph Bennett as the new chief. Bennett, a 25-year veteran of the force, has been serving as interim chief.

The board also moved the Annual Town Election back to June 29, one week after Annual Town Meeting, and pushed back the Democratic and Republican town caucuses to May 14 and 15, respectively.

Another discussion during last night’s meeting addressed concerns that runners will descend upon the town on April 20, the original date for the Boston Marathon, in hopes of running the course. The board voted to enact parking restrictions and have a police presence to keep runners away from the starting line.

And the board voted to declare a state of emergency in town in order to become available for additional funding.

Looking ahead, the winners of the Hopkinton Girl Scouts’ Edible Book Festival will be announced today during HCAM’s Hopkinton Hangout Hour at 2 p.m.

And Project Just Because’s Shamrock Shindig online auction ends tomorrow night.

Video of the day: Hopkins School staff put together a video for students to let them know how much they miss them.

Music video of the day: Here’s Madness singing “Our House.” Enjoy.

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