Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Holliston Athletic Boosters Association is hoping you will have a hootin' good time while supporting their endeavor to build a new ticket booth, snack stand and bathroom facility at the high school athletic fields.
Here's a situation many residents of Holliston have encountered while cheering for the panthers at the high school: it's halftime and you need to use the restroom, but the closest one is inside the school and they don't allow re-entry to the games. This one also may be familiar: your child wants to go get a snack but the concession stand is almost out of sight so you need to walk over with them. Well, the Holliston Athletic Boosters Association has a solution and they need your help to make it a reality. The boosters are hoping to build a new $75,000 facility at the entrance to the main field and they expect it to be ready for the fall sports season. "It feels like a real community effort," Patty Osten said. "Many local businesses, clubs …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Rachel Harrison was too exhausted to move when bombs exploded soon after her marathon finish.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
An 8-year-old boy was one of the victims killed near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Hopkinton Selectmen Brian Herr was one of many runners who were stopped before finishing the Boston Marathon.
Submitted by Brian Herr, Hopkinton Selectman Dear Friends, Yesterday I ran in my 24th consecutive Boston Marathon in support of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The first 25 miles were exhilarating yet exhausting at the same time. From Kenmore Square onward something was amiss. At mile 25.5, just before the turn onto Hereford and Boylston Streets, we were stopped in our tracks by race officials. My marathon was over and the saga that followed was just beginning. Eventually I got out of the city safe and sound. Far too many were not as fortunate! In the weeks and months ahead we will find out who, what and why. In the interim our attention, energy and prayers will remain focused on the individuals and families impacted by this cowardly …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Reports and updates on the reported explosions on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Reports and pictures from the reported explosions at the Boston Marathon today are coming in via Twitter and Facebook. Reload this article as Patch pulls together more reports from social media.
Hundreds reported injured, Copley Square area evacuated.
Patch editors are spread out along the course to follow along with the action and get local reaction.
It's Patriots Day in Massachusetts and that means towns along the 26.2-mile Boston Marathon course are full of runners, spectators and Patch editors. We'll be updating this photo gallery and article throughout the day to give those of you that can't make it to the race front row seats as the runners pass through. Is there something you want to know about the race? Tweet @HopkintonPatch or your local Patch editor and we'll try to find an answer for you.
The 117th running of the Boston Athletic Association Marathon begins at 9 a.m. today.
1. Live Coverage: Patch editors will be located along the course covering the race from all different angles. Look for Holliston-Hopkinton Editor Sean at the starting line with Dover-Sherborn Editor Justin. We'll be taking pictures of the race and talking to everyone who came to town to cheer the runners on. Be sure to follow @HopkintonPatch on twitter for the fastest updates. Other editors will also be posted out all along the route into Copley Square. 2. Sixty-Two Local Runners: With 34 Hopkinton residents running and 28 Holliston residents in the race, chances are likely you'll know someone who's participating. Curious to know how they did? Check back later today for a list of finishing times. 3. Road Closures Begin Early: The …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Recently recovering from multiple knee surgeries, the first-time marathon runner will be running as a part of the Joe Andruzzi Foundation marathon team.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Meaghan O'Neil is raising money for the 2015 celebration.
With less than two years until Hopkinton's 300th Anniversary, members of the celebration committee are reaching into all aspects of life in town to raise funds and awareness. That's where Meaghan O'Neil comes in. O'Neil is a Framingham resident, but as a long-distance runner Hopkinton is where it all starts. Members of the 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee will be at the Hopkinton Town Common over the weekend and on race day. If you're interested in donate, you can make a check payable to "Friends of Hopkinton Anniversaries" and sent c/o Pat Lynch, PO Box 373, Hopkinton MA 01748.