Hopkinton Today: Thursday, Oct. 7

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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.

Bobbi Gibb is the first woman to run the entire Boston Marathon and she is recognized as a three-time winner in the Pioneer Women’s Division in 1966, 1967 and 1968. She also is a lifelong artist, and the two passions met when a sculpture, her self-portrait, was unveiled Tuesday night at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. The sculpture will be displayed at the HCA until the completion of the Main Street Corridor Project, at which time it will be installed at the corner of Main Street and Hayden Rowe Street.

Principal Alan Keller has been running Hopkinton Middle School for the past 12 years. Now he is running — literally — in the Boston Marathon to support his school’s Desire to Inspire program.

The return of the Boston Marathon means the return of volunteers who have helped staff the annual event. After missing the past two spring events, they are eager to get back to work.

Dick Hoyt voiced optimism prior to the last Boston Marathon in 2019 that he might return to pushing his quadriplegic son, Rick, in the race that helped build the legacy of Team Hoyt. Tragically, Dick Hoyt did not live to see another Boston.

The latest edition of the Police Log includes two arrests along with reports of loose dogs, chickens messing up a neighbor’s yard, and an 11-year-old runaway.

Town meetings tonight include the School Committee (7) and Open Space Preservation Committee (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 a gift card and T-shirt. See contest rules for details.
TODAY’S QUESTION: Which Hopkintonian painted the starting line every year from 1981-2017 and still serves as race announcer at the start? To submit your answer, click here.
YESTERDAY’S WINNER: Congratulations to John Szolomayer, who correctly answered that Meb Keflezighi won the 2014 Boston Marathon, becoming the first American man since 1983 to finish first.

Photo of the Day: Calling attention to the upcoming Art on the Trail event are (from left) Hopkinton Cultural Council members Ilana Casady and Darlene Hayes, and Select Board chair Irfan Nasrullah. The display will take place Oct. 9-23 on the Center Trail.

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