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.
Devon Gibney personifies two aspects that make the April 18 Boston Marathon a very special race. The Hopkinton native is running for the Hopkinton Women’s Club as the race marks the 50th anniversary of the first official field of women runners — eight athletes who competed in 1972.
The Boston Athletic Association announced Wednesday that Russians and Belarussians who currently reside in either country and signed up for the Boston Marathon as part of the open registration process will not be allowed to participate in this year’s race.
There’s no doubt that if the town completes the extension of the Upper Charles Trail, it will become popular with walkers, cyclists, joggers and people pushing strollers and walking with their kids along an 8-mile path stretching from Milford to Ashland. Just where they will be walking is the question that is dogging a project that started almost 10 years ago.
This week’s edition of the Police Log includes reports of teenagers riding bicycles on West Main Street at midnight, a turkey that wouldn’t leave a porch, and a paintball being fired at a vehicle.
The Knights of Columbus is hosting a fundraising event for adults (18 and up) called A Nite at the Races on May 7 at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Parish Hall. There will be 10 horse races and 10 grand prize gift drawings.
Town meetings tonight include the Lake Maspenock Weed Advisory & Management Group (5), Cemetery Commission (5:30), Republican Town Caucus (7), Open Space Preservation Commission (7), Cultural Council (7). School Committee (7) and Youth Commission (7:30).
Photo of the Day: Professional restorer Mark Baxter provides the Doughboy statue with its annual polishing in preparation for the April 18 Boston Marathon.
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