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 and video of the day.
As part of the Main Street Corridor Project, the contractor will start Phase 2 of the full-depth excavation at the intersection of Route 135 and Route 85 this week. This portion of the project is expected to be completed in three weeks. One lane of traffic will be maintained, while the eastbound detour — Pleasant Street to Maple Street to Hayden Rowe Street and back to Main Street — will be utilized. Estimated work hours will be between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and might include Saturdays.
The state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation announced Friday that the water at the main beach at Hopkinton State Park has tested below the acceptable limit for bacteria, meaning it has reopened for swimming. The upper beach reopened a few days earlier.
The 13th annual Paws & Claws 5K presented by VCA Animal Hospitals, a fundraising run/walk for Baypath Humane Society, will be held Sunday, Sept. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at Hopkinton State Park.
Town meetings tonight include the Board of Health (5:30) and Zoning Advisory Committee (7).
Photo of the Day: A hawk pays a visit to a Hopkinton family’s patio Sunday morning.
Video of the Day:
Cat in the bag.. 😂 pic.twitter.com/Ke33RRreHN
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