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Gov. Baker To Announce Snow Storm Loan Fund

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As a result of significantly reduced patronage during recent snow storms, many Massachusetts small businesses have lost sales and fallen behind in meeting their financial obligations, including payroll. This can have a negative impact as it ripples through the local economy, on business owners and employees.

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Video Segment: Latest Happening in Town

After 34 years in business the Golden Spoon located at 85 West Main street will have their last day Sunday, March 1st. a Starbucks, Unibank and stores have been proposed for the area, the existing structure will be demolished to make more room for roadways.

Part owner of Colella's Supermarket at 61 Main Street Dale Danahy reportedly announced that despite the grocery store portion closing soon, the liquor store portion will remain open. The supermarket will be closing in the near future, the date has not yet been announced. No date has been determined to how long the liquor store will stay open after the grocery portion closes or what the future of the property is. The Grocery portion is expected to close within the next few weeks.

Town officials from Ashland and Hopkinton are holding public meetings in both towns to get public input on a possible merger between fire deparments. The merger would essentially create one big fire department for both Hopkinton and Ashland. HCAM News will continue to update you on the plan as it moves forward.

Tuesday March 3rd at 7pm is the special town meeting at the Hopkinton Middle School auditorioum to discuss if the town should purchase land at 203 Pond Street, The special election will be Tuesday March 10th, 2015. The Special Town meeting will air live on HCAM.

Golden Pond Invites You to its Free March Events

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Golden Pond will host a lecture series on chronic pain self-management on March 2, 9, 16, 23 and on April 6 from 9:00-11:30 AM. The series will focus on practical ways to deal with pain, fatigue and stress. The series is presented by The Healthy Living Center for Excellence with Bay Path Elder Services. Pre-registration required.

An Open House will be held on Wednesday, March 11 from 6:00-8:00 PM. Learn about the independent and assisted living options available at Golden Pond. Wine and cheese will be served.

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Video Segment: Colella's Reportedly Closing Their Doors

According to local sources, President of Colella's Dale Danahy has announced that after 70 years Colella's Supermarket will be closing their business at 61 Main Street. The Market began in 1945 by Daniel E. Colella with the original store located at 34 Main Street. The market moved to the current location at 61 Main Street in 1955. Three of the six Sisters in the family currently still work in the business; Dale Danahy, Diane McGrath and Sandy Varnum. In addition to their groceries, bakery and deli, Colella's is known for helping many community organizations and their parking lot is home to the annual Boy Scout Troop 1 Christmas Tree Sale.

Update: Manager of Colella's Supermarket at 61 Main Street Dale Danahy reportedly announced today that despite the grocery store portion closing soon, the liquor store portion will remain open. The supermarket will be closing in the near future, the date has not yet been announced. No date has been determined to how long the liquor store will stay open after the grocery portion closes or what the future of the property is.

More details about Colella's can be found here

Stay Tuned to our website HCAM.TV for more on this story as information is released. Also be sure to tune into HCAM News on our site or HCAM TV Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 and 10pm.

"Lean In" Book Discussion

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In honor of Women's History Month, Brandeis Professor Janet Giele will lead a discussion about the popular and controversial book "Lean In" by Sheryl Sandberg at the Hopkinton Public Library on Wednesday, March 4 at 7:00 PM. Get your copy from the library today!

Colella's Supermarket Reportedly Closing Their Doors

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According to local sources, President of Colella's Dale Danahy has announced that after 70 years Colella's Supermarket will be closing their business at 61 Main Street. The Market began in 1945 by Daniel E. Colella with the original store located at 34 Main Street. The market moved to the current location at 61 Main Street in 1955. Three of the six Sisters in the family currently still work in the business; Dale Danahy, Diane McGrath and Sandy Varnum.

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Video Segment: Hopkinton Public Library Celebrates 120th Birthday

The Hopkinton Library enjoyed cake, music by Fuze and also cupcake decorating and a magician for the kids as they celebrated their 120th birthday. Director Rownak Hussain talked about the event. "We worked with the 300th anniversary to coincide with their kickoff weekend...120 years we have been in this building and in the next couple of years we are hoping to be in a new building." Rownak is excited for the next chapter of the Library.

Longtime Adult Services Librarian and now Seattle resident Susan Marshall was in attendance to celebrate the library's 120th birthday. Susan talked about the beauty of Seattle and credited the quality of the libraries but mentioned that unlike library's in Seattle the Hopkinton Library is the heart of the community. "I wish I could bottle all of my wonderful conversations and everything so on a dreary day when I haven't had anyone to talk to I could just open the little bottle and say.. come out.. yay I'm happy again."

In the second video President of the Friends of the Library Beth Mezitt talked about some of the programs going on and items for sale the Friends had at Hopkinton Library's 120th birthday. The Friends of the Library fund-raise to earn money for things that are not in the library's budget such as the copy machine lease, museum passes and furniture. The Friends of the Library had various items for sale including Hopkinton wooden buildings and signs donated by the country plus store as well as wine charms. The friends are also selling copies of a book entitled "The Common Uncommon" by author James Ward, which tells the history of the houses that surround the town common. The Friends also had raffle tickets for monthly drawings of vegetables and herbs from Long Life Farm. Talia LaPointe volunteered fundraising as she will be running the Boston Marathon as a Friends of the Library Sponsor.

Some of the Programs coming up at the Library sponsored by the Friends of the Library include:
Wednesday March 25th 7:00pm - Chuck Joseph tells the History of Hopkinton
Wednesday April 29th 7:00pm - William Martin talks about his new Book "The Lincoln Letter"

Hopkinton Garden Club Speaker Series February 17, 2015

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On Tuesday, February 17th, Barbara McPhee will join us to present “The Buzz on Honeybees – A Fascinating Study”. Barbara has been a beekeeper for over 30 years and cares for six hives, an observation hive and five government research hives. In this lecture, Barbara will introduce you to the honeybee's world - their family, their home, and their work. Our honeybee population is undergoing tremendous stress leading to great declines in their numbers.

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Cyndy Shea of Curves Speaks on Latest Business Matters

In the latest episode of Business Matters, Curves owner Cyndy Shea talks to Tim Kilduff about owning her own business, personal training, and staying competitive in the fitness industry.
The full episode is available to view both online and on HCAM-TV; check HCAM-TV's schedule for dates and times.

24-hour "Spinathon" Fundraiser To Help Pets Get Needed Medical Care

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NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. -- PetChance.org, a national nonprofit located in Northborough, MA, is holding its first-ever major fundraiser. The 24 hour "spinathon" event called "Pedal For Paws" will run from 10am on Saturday January 31, 2015 through 10am on Sunday February 1, 2015 at the Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough, MA.

Up to 24 teams of 24 riders will be spinning on bikes for one hour per person in an effort to raise money for Pet Chance. Prizes, music and other fun will accompany the spinning, where riders are welcome to be as "competitive" or as "leisurely" as they wish.

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