Hopkinton Today: Monday, Sept. 13

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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.

The town’s 9/11 Memorial Service at the Town Common on Saturday recognized the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and honored those who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks. The event also paid tribute to the 38 Hopkinton veterans who have passed away since the start of the pandemic.

The Hopkinton High School football team’s season opener on Friday was a tough one, as the Hillers dropped a 40-6 decision to Wayland. Meanwhile, the HHS volleyball and boys soccer teams are off to 2-0 starts.

The Hopkinton Health Department is hosting drive-through flu clinics at Center School on Sept. 30 and Oct. 14. There will be high-dose flu vaccines for seniors (65-plus) as well as adult and pediatric vaccines, including a limited number of inhaled pediatric vaccines.

Town meetings tonight include the Select Board working session (6), Housing Authority (6) and Planning Board (7).

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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 prizes. See contest rules for details.
TODAY’S QUESTION: The Boston Marathon start line moved from Ashland to Hopkinton in 1924 and currently is located on East Main Street. From 1965 to 1985, on which road in town did the race start? To submit your answer, click here.

Photo of the Day: Marvel superheroes were on hand to greet visitors — including Kinjal Mehta and her children, Ansh and Dia — to the Hopkinton Center for the Arts’ Fall Open House on Saturday.

HCA open house
PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

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