Hopkinton

Rebecca Lavoie for NHPR

The Hopkinton Town Library caught fire Friday evening after it was struck by lightning. No one was hurt, but Hopkinton Fire Chief Jeff Yale says damage to the building is severe.

"The water and the smoke do a tremendous amount of damage to the sensitive books that they have in the library."

Insurance assessors and a book restoration expert were at the library Monday examining damage to the building and collections.

Firefighters say a woman was found dead in a house fire in Hopkinton.

The New Hampshire state fire marshal's office said firefighters arrived at the house fire at 381 Pine St. just after midnight on Tuesday. Firefighters from multiple communities responded. They found one occupant outside of the home and the other unaccounted for. The woman was found in a bedroom.

Further information about the woman wasn't released. An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday.

A 27-year-old Hopkinton woman was shot by a hunter in Elm Brook park, according to N.H. Fish and Game officials.

The shooting happened at approximately 4:20 pm Tuesday while the woman was mountain biking on an Army Corps of Engineers access road in a wooded area of the park.

The victim received non-life threatening injuries and was treated and released from Concord Hospital.

Scroll down to read the full statement from N.H. Fish and Game.

Hopkinton Fair Celebrates Its 102th Year

Sep 1, 2017
Paige Sutherland/NHPR

The Hopkinton State Fair kicked off Friday - its 102nd year.

USGS website

Cyanobacteria advisories are in place at Elm Brook Park beach in Hopkinton and Silver Lake State Park Beach in Hollis. 

State officials are urging visitors to stay out of the water if they observe blue-green scum or clumps suspended in the water column. Cyanobacteria can be toxic to both humans and dogs. 

Austin Cowan NHPR

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