Hopkinton Today: Wednesday, July 21

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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.

When members of the Hopkinton High School organization Beachlex head to the ocean this summer, it’s usually for something more than soaking up the sun or going for a swim. Members are making trips to beaches around Southern New England to beautify the areas and protect the ocean’s inhabitants by picking up trash.

Hopkinton High School rising senior Kate Powers blew away the competition in the Bay State Games scholastic discus competition on July 10. Powers recorded a throw of 130 feet, 1 inch, which was almost 35 feet farther than her nearest competitor. It also was the longest throw in any division (including adults).

This week’s edition of the Police Log includes reports of a road rage incident that turned into a physical assault, an individual stuck in a bathroom, youths blasting music at a gas station and a stolen Segway.

Town meetings tonight include the Sustainable Green Committee (6:30).

Photo of the Day: Work continues on the water main replacement project on Hayden Rowe Street. The project, designed to improve water flow for domestic and firefighting use, is expected to take three months, according to the DPW.

Hayden Rowe roadwork
PHOTO/ELLIS SPAR

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