Hopkinton Today: Friday, Sept. 24

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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 photo and video of the day.

Hopkinton Drug is taking some heat for a billboard advertisement the company had been running promoting ivermectin, a drug many people have been taking to treat or prevent COVID-19 despite the lack of FDA approval for such a use. “For all the work we’ve done and the education we’ve provided to get to where we are, to have a fairly well-respected pharmacy advertising this product in that manner — it wasn’t done by accident — and the thought that they might be taking advantage of uninformed residents of the commonwealth, it makes me ill,” said Hopkinton Health Director Shaun McAuliffe.

The South Asian Circle of Hopkinton’s virtual 5K road race wraps up this weekend. The inaugural event is a fundraiser for the Hopkinton Emergency Fund.

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Welcome to the Marathon Countdown Quiz. Each weekday through Oct. 11 we will have a trivia question about the historic race. Submit the correct answer for a chance to win a gift card and T-shirt. See contest rules for details.
TODAY’S QUESTION: The Boston Marathon starts off with a steep decline down East Main Street and features a series of hills, the most famous being Heartbreak Hill in Newton. True or false: The start line is the highest point on the entire course. To submit your answer, click here.
YESTERDAY’S WINNER: Congratulations to Adriane Pletcher, who correctly answered that prior to 2007, the race had a noontime start.

Photo of the Day: State Sen. Karen Spilka speaks while state Rep. Carolyn Dykema listens during last night’s event at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, called Hopkinton Salutes the BAA and the 125th Boston Marathon.

Marathon event at HCA
PHOTO/SUE FARBER

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