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.
The Hopkinton Police Department on Friday urged trail walkers, particularly those with dogs or children, to exercise caution when encountering animals after a dog was snatched by a coyote Thursday afternoon.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation on Friday announced overnight closures for the off-ramp from I-495 southbound to West Main Street in Hopkinton on Tuesday, Sept. 5, and Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 10 p.m- 5 a.m. to allow for construction work.
As part of the Main Street Corridor Project this week, there will be no work performed Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday. For the rest of the week, crews will adjust structures at various locations and repave any unsettled trenches.
As residents enjoy the unofficial end to summer this Labor Day weekend, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Friday announced that the eastern equine encephalitis virus, known as EEE, has been detected for the first time this year in the state in neighboring Worcester County, prompting a warning to use mosquito repellent.
Photo of the Day: Members of the Hopkinton High School girls soccer team pose for a photo Friday as they prepare to open their season. The Hillers, tabbed fifth in The Boston Globe preseason rankings, host Ashland on Tuesday at 4 p.m.