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 Hopkinton Police Department’s annual Hopkinton Night Out has been canceled due to “the high potential for inclement weather,” the town announced Monday. “We will plan to have this event again in 2022,” the town’s announcement reads. “We want to thank all of our vendors and volunteers for helping plan this event.”
The town announced Monday that in preparation for the Oct. 11 Boston Marathon, the Main Street Corridor Project will focus on cleanup, roadway/sidewalk repairs and paving Main Street from Pleasant Street to Ash Street, starting Tuesday. The work will require one lane of alternating traffic through the work areas as well as a detour being set up this Wednesday, closing the eastbound lane of Main Street just east of the 85/135 intersection to Hayden Rowe Street.
Hopkinton’s latest COVID-19 update shows 19 active cases in town and includes information on the Hopkinton Public Schools and booster shots.
The Hopkinton Organizing for Prevention (HOP) coalition has been awarded a $625,000 grant from the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program, the town announced Monday. The grant will be distributed over five years, during which time HOP will receive $125,000 in funding annually.
This week’s edition of Library Corner includes information on a presentation about printmaking in early colonial New England.
Town meetings tonight include the Sandy Beach Ad-Hoc Committee (5), Select Board with School Committee and Appropriation Committee (6), Conservation Commission (7) and Parks & Recreation Commission (7).
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 longtime Boston Marathon race director returns to Hopkinton the evening of the race every year to run the course himself? To submit your answer, click here.
YESTERDAY’S WINNER: Congratulations to Stephanie Whelan, who correctly answered that the first woman to run Boston with an official number was Kathrine Switzer, who received a number in 1967 when she entered without revealing her gender; she finished despite an official unsuccessfully trying to rip the bib off her during the race
Photo of the Day: Legacy Farms residents play gully cricket, a popular Indian sport.
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