Hopkinton Today: Wednesday, Sept. 23

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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.

Tom Carey, who owns the building at 17 Main St. that was damaged by fire Sunday morning, promised Tuesday, “One way or another we’re going to rebuild it.” Carey, who was on a golf course in Maine when he found out about the three-alarm blaze, met with insurance adjusters as well as town inspectors on the scene Monday.

The town’s Water and Sewer Department has extended the water-use restrictions as drought-like conditions continue. Lawn sprinklers are not permitted — only hand-watering before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m.

The latest edition of the Police Log features one arrest and more cases of fraud, loose dogs and vandalized mailboxes.

Committee meetings tonight include Commissioners of Trust Funds (6:30), Board of Appeals (7) and Hopkinton Historic District Commission (7). Additionally, the School Committee is scheduled to meet in executive session at 7.

Photo of the Day: A pair of cormorants check out the action at Hopkinton State Park on a recent afternoon.

State Park cormorants
PHOTO/JERRY SPAR

Video of the Day:

Hopkinton Independent house ad