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Patrick-Murray Administration Establishes Council for Innovation

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Governor Deval Patrick has signed an executive order establishing the Commonwealth’s Council for Innovation, continuing the Administration’s ongoing efforts to change the way government does business, while achieving savings for taxpayers. The council will advise Governor Patrick on the best opportunities to improve government efficiency and use technology to streamline delivery of services to people, businesses and local governments.

Chamber of Commerce Presents "State of the Town"

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On Tuesday, May 1, 2012, the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce will present its annual "State of the Town". This program will prove to be an informative lead up to Hopkinton’s Annual Town Meeting set to begin on Tuesday, May 7, 2012. If you are interested in the state of Hopkinton’s fiscal affairs you won’t want to miss this event. You will leave with a clear understanding of Hopkinton’s current fiscal situation, as well as upcoming challenges and opportunities that will have an impact on our future.

Presenters will include:

  • Todd Cestari, Chair, Hopkinton Board of Selectmen

Price Chopper Launches Hiring Our Heroes Campaign in Hopkinton

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Price Chopper is opening a hiring center to build staff for their newest store in Hopkinton, and is looking to hire approximately 200 part-time teammates.

Price Chopper, with 129 stores in six states and 23,000+ team members, is looking for enthusiastic, qualified individuals to join the team and to build a lasting career with a family in business.

Price Chopper offers an excellent compensation and benefit package that includes healthcare, dental, vision, long/short term disability, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, profit sharing, pension and a company-matched 401(k) program.

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Bison Burgers In Hopkinton

Zio Quattro owner, Paul Winshman, was back before the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, April 24 to request approval for changes to his new restaurant currently under construction at the Hopkinton Square development. Watch the clip from the meeting to learn more and to hear what is being added.

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Energy Choices: A New Show by Hopkinton Resident Peter Hubbe

Hopkinton resident Peter Hubbe wants to make a difference. And with his new television show Energy Choices, he is getting that opportunity. Hubbe's show focuses on educating viewers on understanding the impact of specific energy choices that people make, and how energy can be utilized in a more sustainable way. He describes his bi-monthly show as being similar to This Old House... but with energy tips and tricks instead of home improvement ones.

“Shop & Explore MetroWest” - A New Program from the MetroWest Tourism and Visitors Bureau

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Retailers, restaurants, cultural institutions and recreational areas in nineteen communities throughout the MetroWest region of Massachusetts will be holding scores of promotions and special events for visitors and local residents alike from May 26 to June 3 during a new, region-wide program, “Shop & Explore MetroWest,” launched by the MetroWest Tourism & Visitors Bureau.

Mass Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.5 Percent

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The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development today reported that the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ preliminary March 2012 estimates show that Massachusetts added 8,700 jobs over the month, for a total of 3,241,600 jobs. The March job gain follows a revised 7,200 job gain in February. The total unemployment rate dropped to 6.5 percent, 0.4 percentage points below the February rate of 6.9 percent and well below the national rate of 8.2 percent.

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Girl Scouts Make Appeal to Help Equine Partners

During a recent tour of the HCAM studio, Girl Scouts from Troop 72228 also recorded a public service announcement for Equine Partners, a therapeutic riding stable in Hopkinton. Check it out, they did a really nice job!

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Lt. Governor Tours Caliper/PerkinElmer

Lt. Governor Timothy Murray toured Caliper/PerkinElmer on Thursday, March 8 to highlight job creatioin and business expansion in the life sciences industry in Massachusetts. The company is one of 28 life science companies recently approved by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to receive tax credits as part of the Center's tax incentive program.

Caliper/PerkinElmer was awarded $1.2 million with a commitment to create 50 new jobs.

Hopkinton Residents Start Petition Against Casino in Milford

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Hopkinton residents Esther Driscoll and Amy Ritterbusch have started a petition in opposition to the Casino in Milford. They have also been in contact with residents in Holliston who are also working to oppose the casino.

To date, several Hopkinton residents have signed the petition. If you are interested in participating, you can sign the Petition on line.

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