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At race’s starting point, Hopkinton grapples with horrific finish

On Monday morning, Hopkinton bustled with anticipation as the starting point for the 117th Boston Marathon. Twenty-four hours later, the picturesque town tried to comprehend the horrific bombings that killed and maimed people at the finish line.

“We’re the start of the marathon,” said David Phillips, owner of Hopkinton Gourmet, a short walk from the starting line. “It will never be the same again.”

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