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Update on Legacy Farms Municipal Improvement Project

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From Steven Zieff, Baystone Development:

Due to the imperfect nature of our email list; we will appreciate your sharing this with your neighbors on Clinton Street, Front Street and Alprilla Farm Road the following:

Now that we have repaired the Front Street culvert for the benefit of the Town, and made the final water line connection at Hopkins Road; the last phase of the 1 ½ mile Municipal Improvement Project is underway. This work involves the balance of infrastructure necessary to distribute the Alprilla Farm Wells #7 & #8 water to the Town and its residents.

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Price Chopper Open for Business

After several months of construction, Price Chopper in Hopkinton Square is now open for business. Prior to the store's official grand opening June 21st, Price Chopper welcomed customers into the store by hosting a preview party the night before. The preview party is a tradition that marks the opening of every new Price Chopper, and allows the store to extend a welcoming hand into the community by raising money for area organizations. The event raised over $2,000 dollars for three local non-profits; Hopkinton Youth Soccer, Baypath Humane Society, and Project Just Because. And with several state and town officials on hand, the store officially opened up for business the following morning.

Based in Schenectady New York , all of Price Chopper's 129 stores located throughout the Northeast are owned and operated by the Golub family who are excited to be a part of the Hopkinton community.

The 40,000 square foot store features a fresh bakery, a deli section, a readymade food section, a seafood counter, as well as a Starbucks. And customers can sit and enjoy the food they've just purchased at the cafe. And with an emphasis on providing premium customer service, patrons enjoyed free food samples, coupon savings, and a raffle for a $250 gift card. Overall, customers were impressed with their shopping experience.

Price Chopper is located at 167 West Main Street.

Watch the HCAM News video for highlights of the preview party and ribbon cutting ceremony and to hear what customers had to say about the new store.

Photos: Price Chopper Preview Party

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Price Chopper held its preview party tonight. Click Here to see photos of the new store.

Price Chopper Preview Party Wednesday Night

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The grand opening celebration of Price Chopper’s new store in Hopkinton will kick off with a catered Preview Party on Wednesday evening, June 20, to benefit the Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton, Hopkinton Youth Soccer and Project Just Because, while a flag raising ceremony by VFW Post #2331 Ashland Memorial and the National Anthem performed by Trina Vargas will mark the store official Grand Opening on Thursday morning. The Metrowest Symphony Orchestra will also be performing.

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Hydroponics Explained at Water Fresh Farm

Dr. Merle Jensen, designer of the hydroponic displays in the Land Exhibit at Epcot and consultant to Water Fresh Farm since its inception,was in Hopkinton on May 26 to talk about the past, present and future of hydroponic growing; the science of growing plants in nutrient rich water without soil.
To see highlights of his presentation, watch the HCAM News video below.

Massachusetts Continues to Add Jobs; May Unemployment Drops to 6.0%

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The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development today reported that the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ preliminary May 2012 estimates show thatMassachusetts added 7,500 jobs over the month, for a total of 3,249,600 jobs. The May job gain follows a revised 1,700 job gain in April. The total unemployment rate dropped to 6.0 percent, 0.3 of a percentage point below the April rate of 6.3 percent andwell below the national rate of 8.2 percent.

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Grocery Dash Winners Announced

The two winners of the Grocery Dash Raffle were selected on Friday, June 8. Watch the HCAM News video now to find out who the lucky winners are! And don't forget, the Grocery Dash, in which the two winners will have four minutes each to collect all the free groceries they can, takes place this Wednesday, June 13 at 10AM at Colella's Supermarket. Come on down and watch the fun!

Spilka to Host Business Forum for Metrowest Businesses

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This coming Monday, June 7, 2012, Senator Karen Spilka is hosting a business forum in Framingham for businesses and residents to learn more about the assistance and opportunities available to them as they look to start or expand their business in MetroWest.

B.J. Harvey of E.L. Harvey & Sons Honored with Distinguished Service Award from National Trade Association.

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The Environmental Industry Associations (EIA) recognized Benjamin James Harvey at their National Convention in Las Vegas by awarding him The Distinguished Service Award. Several years ago, Benjamin accepted leadership of The Future Industry Leaders Alliance which provides young industry leaders opportunities to improve their management skills, identify business opportunities and network. He helped draft by-laws, set specific goals, formulate a mentoring program, and develop educational webinars for members.

Epcot "Land Exhibit" Designer to Present at Water Fresh Farm

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Dr. Merle Jensen, designer of the hydroponic displays in the Land Exhibit at Epcot and consultant to Water Fresh Farm since its inception, will be speaking at Water Fresh Farm at 11am on Saturday, May 26th. The subject of his talk will be Hydroponic Growing, Past, Present, and Future, including projects that have brought fresh vegetables to the food deserts of the world, the new hydroponic greenhouse in the Antarctic and the work being done in the lab geared toward growing on the moon.

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