Hopkinton Today: Monday, Oct. 11

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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.

Following an hour-long discussion Thursday night, the School Committee decided to hold off on a vote to rescind the mask requirement at Hopkinton High School at least until its Oct. 21 meeting.

Hopkinton High School Science Fair students are eager to connect with local experts to get feedback on their ideas and brainstorm next steps. Anyone with a science or engineering background who is interested in mentoring can take part in a casual evening of short, informal feedback sessions via Zoom on Oct. 26.

Today’s 125th Boston Marathon will have no shortage of elite athletes, with 13 previous Boston Marathon champions, Olympians and Paralympians making up part of the reduced field.

There are 32 Hopkinton residents registered to run the in-person version of this year’s Boston Marathon, and we’ve got the list.

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Welcome to the final Marathon Countdown Quiz. Submit the correct answer for a chance to win a gift card and T-shirt. See contest rules for details.
TODAY’S QUESTION: What was the original name of the Boston Marathon when it began in 1897? To submit your answer, click here.
YESTERDAY’S WINNER: Congratulations to Ed Johnson, who correctly answered that the largest-ever field for the Boston Marathon was in 1996 for the 100th running.

Photo of the Day: The Team Hoyt statue in front of Center School has been decorated with tributes leading up to today’s Boston Marathon. Dick Hoyt passed away in March, and Rick recently announced that he would no longer participate in the race.

Team Hoyt statue
PHOTO/JERRY SPAR

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