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.
The Select Board voted to push back Town Meeting again, from June 22 to a date likely to be in September. This will force the town to get creative with month-to-month budgets. Fortunately, Hopkinton’s finances are in good shape to handle the economic fallout from the pandemic, town officials said.
Town health director Shaun McAuliffe, appearing before the Select Board last night, reported that the Golden Pond assisted living facility was down to a single active case of COVID-19 after peaking at 55. “I applaud Golden Pond for rising to the occasion and getting to where they are at,” McAuliffe said. “They’re a success story right now.” Overall, McAuliffe said the town has “a lot to be proud of” regarding the response to and handling of the pandemic.
Hopkinton High School received approval from the Select Board to hold a rolling rally car parade to celebrate the Class of 2020 on Sunday, May 30, at 1 p.m. The parade route will travel past all of the other schools in town and be broadcast on HCAM. An in-person graduation ceremony is slated to be held Aug. 2, with details still being worked out for that.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh told reporters yesterday that he will be having more conversations with the Boston Athletic Association about the Boston Marathon, currently scheduled for Sept. 14.
Video of the Day: Dogs in England are being trained to see if they can smell people with COVID-19.
Music Video of the Day: Here’s Peter Frampton with “Show Me the Way.” Enjoy.