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.
Tom Grilk and Jack Fleming from the Boston Athletic Association paid a visit to Tuesday’s Select Board meeting to thank the town and share details about the Oct. 11 Boston Marathon. “Without Hopkinton, there is no Boston Marathon,” said Grilk, BAA president and CEO. “That’s been true for a very long time.”
The Planning Board at its Monday night meeting mainly discussed the Turkey Ridge Estates eight-lot subdivision, which would be situated off Cedar Street Extension and at the end of Lincoln Street, at the border with Southborough. The board also approved a rebuild for the fire-damaged 17 Main Street after notification that the proposal was being modified.
In anticipation of Boston Marathon participants’ return to Hopkinton for the first time since April 2019, local filmmakers have produced a short film welcoming them back and sending a positive message to those connected with the event, running and beyond.
The Hopkinton High School boys soccer team wasted no time getting out of the gate with three wins and a tie against one loss, with a positive goal differential that coach Garrett Sawyer said is indicative of a team that is well balanced and talented on both ends of the field. “The kids are committed,” Sawyer said. “And they are working hard.”
The Hopkinton High School girls soccer program has taken pride in recent seasons on being a possession team that keeps opponents off the scoreboard. The Hillers bring that facet of the game to the field this fall, but coach Tom Skiba is also hoping his squad can score more often than it has in the past.
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 mythical creature serves as the logo for the Boston Athletic Association, visible in front the organization’s office at 1 Ash Street, right next to the start line? To submit your answer, click here.
YESTERDAY’S WINNER: Congratulations to Cathy Petrelli, who correctly answered that Dave McGillivray is the longtime race director who returns to Hopkinton on the evening of each Boston Marathon to run the course himself.
Photo of the Day: The Hopkinton Historical Society recently spruced up the area in front of its History Center on Hayden Rowe Street.
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