Hopkinton Today: Friday, July 9

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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.

Summer programming through the town’s Parks & Recreation Department is near pre-pandemic levels after its first week, and it is expected to rise, director Jay Guelfi announced at the Parks & Recreation Commission’s meeting Wednesday evening. Additionally, work continues on the dog park off Fruit Street.

The Tri-Valley League recently handed out awards for the spring season, and a number of Hopkinton athletes, coaches and teams were recognized. Leading the way was Hailey Tolson, who was named MVP for girls track and field.

The Marathon Quilters 2021 Quilt Show, titled “Imagine the Possibilities,” will be held Sept. 11-12 at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. There will be 70-plus quilts on display, as well as a community art quilt project, raffle baskets, a quilt raffle, quilts for sale, a boutique shop and vendors.

Photo of the Day: Crews were out cleaning up Thursday following Wednesday’s storm that caused damage across town. On North Mill Street, a tree caught fire Wednesday night after apparently brushing against power lines.

North Mill tree fire
PHOTO/HOPKINTON FIRE DEPARTMENT

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