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Hopkinton Today: Friday, June 16

by | Jun 16, 2023 | Featured: Features, Hopkinton Today

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 photo of the day.

Tensions flared at Wednesday’s Trail Coordination and Management Committee meeting that included the Select Board chair, with the main point of contention being the potential reorganization of the Upper Charles Trail Committee.

Hopkinton police announced that after a search warrant was obtained, another bag believed to contain crack cocaine was found in the vehicle of a man arrested last Friday. That brought the total of suspected narcotics to 57 grams.

The town announced that the Select Board will hold a public meeting to set water and sewer rates and receive feedback from the community on Tuesday at 6:10 p.m. at Town Hall. After review of the five-year rate plan, town staff recommends adjusting the estimated 9.5% rate increase for fiscal year 2024 to 17.5% for water user fees due to projected capital costs, and a 5% rate reduction for sewer use fees due to a projected substantial surplus in the Sewer Enterprise.

The Hopkinton High School boys tennis team saw its memorable season come to a close Thursday with a 4-1 loss to Duxbury in the Division 2 state semifinals at Lexington High School.

This week’s Baypath Adoptable Animal is Badger, a 7-year-old who “is very sweet and loves to be pet.”

Our latest Business Profile highlights Orale, a new restaurant on Main Street that serves authentic Mexican fare like tacos, enchiladas and flautas with beef, chicken or pork, plus beans and cheese as vegetarian options.

Photo of the Day: A turtle makes its way along the grass in the Legacy Farms area. Click here for more photos from the neighborhood.

Legacy Farms

PHOTO/AMIT JAGDALE

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