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’s coronavirus update from yesterday has information on Gov. Charlie Baker’s four-phase approach to reopening the state’s economy. Meanwhile, according to the latest statistics there have been 103 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hopkinton, with 28 of them active and 11 deaths (eight of which came from the Golden Pond assisted living facility).
Hopkinton’s Water Department reminds residents that water use restrictions went into effect May 1. For details about when lawn watering is allowed in town, click here.
The Foundation for MetroWest announced that it has granted $1.25 million in emergency funds to area nonprofits, including Hopkinton-based Project Just Because. “The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all of us in ways few could have imagined or anticipated just months ago,” said Judy Salerno, executive director of the Foundation for MetroWest. “For our neighbors who were already struggling before the virus struck, school closures and business shutdowns have been especially damaging. Our goal is to ensure MetroWest organizations have the necessary resources to soften the pandemic’s impact on our community and uphold the quality of life for which our region is known.”
Video of the Day: A herd of goats roams through a neighborhood in East San Jose, California, after breaking through an enclosure on a nearby hillside.
Music Video of the Day: Here’s Free with “All Right Now” from 1970. Enjoy.