Hopkinton Today: Thursday, Sept. 16

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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.

Most people have jobs that give them an income; others have careers that provide satisfaction. And then there are the lucky few, like guitar craftsman Patrick Morrissey of Hopkinton, whose work is his passion.

The Conservation Commission at its Tuesday meeting issued an enforcement order on violations at the Leonard Street subdivision project, which over the past two months has been chastised for poor erosion control measures that allowed flooding on the site.

The new Tales from a Townie recounts the author’s career sounding the noontime whistle in town.

This week’s edition of the Police Log includes three arrests along with reports of a girl being bitten by a dog, a tree falling on a vehicle and a teacher’s car being vandalized.

Town meetings tonight include the Board of Health (6).

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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: What is the name of the small triangular section of land directly next to the Boston Marathon start line, on which the World War I Doughboy statue stands? To submit your answer, click here.
YESTERDAY’S WINNER: Congratulations to Susan Conway, who correctly answered that Ellison “Tarzan” Brown, a Narragansett Indian from Rhode Island, was a two-time winner of the Boston Marathon (1936 and ’39).

Photo of the Day: This issue’s winner of the Hopkinton Independent/Bill’s Pizza photo contest is Denise Stone for this photo of 2-year-old friends Keida (left) and Quinn hanging out on a bench at Marathon School.

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PHOTO/DENISE STONE

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