Hopkinton Today: Tuesday, May 11

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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.

A construction crew struck a gas line at the corner of Main Street and Grove Street on Monday morning, police stated, causing the downtown area to be closed to vehicular traffic for about 2 1/2 hours and leaving an odor of natural gas that was detectable up to a few blocks from the scene. No injuries were reported. Town manager Norman Khumalo said Monday night that a determination was made on the cause of the accident, and, “We have learned from the situation and how to prevent similar issues moving forward.”

Kiran Komaragiri has a simple goal: She wants people to laugh more. The Hopkinton resident strives to achieve this goal not by performing comedy or creating viral videos but via laughter yoga, a relatively new practice that originated in her native country of India.

Hopkinton Middle School student Anna Noroian, the school’s Project 351 ambassador, announced that she is hosting a clothing drive inside the school from May 10-21. Children’s clothing is preferred, but all items will be accepted and then donated to the nonprofit Cradles to Crayons.

Project Just Because, the Hopkinton-based nonprofit that helps those in need with food, clothing and other necessities, is hosting a golf tournament at Hopkinton Country Club on June 28.

Town meetings scheduled for tonight include the Conservation Commission (7).

Photo of the Day: A worker connects a camera mounted to a telephone pole on Grove Street last week. According to town manager Norman Khumalo, the camera soon will provide the public with a livestream of the progress at the intersection of Grove and Main, where the road is to be reconfigured as part of the Main Street Corridor Project.

Security camera on Grove Street
PHOTO/JERRY SPAR

Video of the Day:

Hopkinton Independent house ad