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Hopkinton Today: Wednesday, April 12

by | Apr 12, 2023 | Featured: Features, Hopkinton Today

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 of the day.

Hopkinton Fire Chief Bill Miller on Tuesday announced that the Easter morning house fire at 69 Hayward Street has claimed a second victim. Judith MacNeill died Monday night, Miller said. She had been hospitalized since being evacuated from the home. Her husband, Don MacNeill, also perished in the fire, as did their dog.

Leading off the Select Board roundup, representatives from Marguerite Concrete presented their plan for development of a South Street property that would require rezoning. Also, the board approved a common victualer license for Orale, a Mexican restaurant that is set to open today at 22-24 Main Street.

The mood at the nearly two-hour Upper Charles Trail Committee meeting Monday night was agitated as members debated the response the group will put forward at the upcoming Annual Town Meeting on May 1 to two citizens’ petitions that call for the group’s potential reformation as a Trails Coordination and Management Committee subcommittee.

Almost every year of their lives, Zack Sisitsky and Nate Pucci have run to support a charity. The Hopkinton natives, now in their early 20s and friends since kindergarten, will run the Boston Marathon, with Sisitsky raising funds for the Hopkinton Emergency Fund and Pucci supporting the Mental Health Collaborative.

Danielle Gendron is running the Boston Marathon to honor her father, Arthur L. Gendron Jr., who passed away from pancreatic cancer in February 2022. She also is running to raise funds for the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, which helped her father recover from his 2019 stroke.

Junaid Muhammad, an award-winning international journalist in Pakistan, is equally passionate about running and supporting South Asian populations both here and abroad. He is weaving both of these activities together by running in the Boston Marathon to support the South Asian Circle of Hopkinton.

After having competed in the Boston Marathon twice, Kayla McCann will join Tough Ruck Nation to complete the Tough Ruck 26.2 Boston For the Fallen on April 16 while carrying a 35-pound rucksack on her back.

This week’s Real Estate Transactions include a $1.59 million sale of a new home on Leonard Street.

Town meetings tonight include the Hopkinton Marathon Committee (5:30), Appropriation Committee (6), Housing Authority (6), Board of Appeals (7) and Youth Commission (7).

Photo of the Day: Stuffed reindeer sit in a trash bin on Pleasant Street on Tuesday.

Reindeer trash



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