Hopkinton Today: Wednesday, July 1

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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.

Hopkinton is dealing with a surge in unemployment fraud cases. In the police logs covering a four-week span ending June 22 there were 40 references to residents contacting the police to report suspected cases of unemployment fraud.

The senior-laden Hopkinton High School baseball team never had the chance to take the field this spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the gang will be getting back together again this summer, entering a team in the Central Mass. Senior Babe Ruth League.

Despite the rain of the last couple of days, Hopkinton — along with most of Massachusetts — is considered to be in a significant drought (Level 2). Above-normal temperatures and a significant precipitation deficit from last May into late June are the primary reasons for the problem. The state is asking residents to be mindful of the amount of water they are using — reduce or eliminate outdoor water use, reduce indoor water use and address plumbing leaks as soon as possible.

Photo of the Day: Hopkinton Parks & Recreation installed a cement lacrosse wall at the Fruit Street complex earlier this month. Giving the new wall a test last week were (from left) Jackson Grove, Kunwer Chhatwal, Liam Grady, Trevor Blinn and Connor Blinn.

Lax wall 6-20 (JS)
PHOTO/JERRY SPAR

Video of the Day: A Wisconsin family out on a lake finds a baby bear swimming with a plastic container stuck on its head, and they track it down so they can remove it.

Music Video of the Day: Here’s the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with “Mr. Bojangles.” Enjoy.

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