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20/20 - The Public Private Partnership for Economic Development

The partnership between the Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Hopkinton, which will allow the Chamber to lead the town’s economic development efforts, is now official. Selectmen voted earlier this month to approve the agreement between the two groups after an update by Chamber Executive Director Tim Kilduff and President Bob McGuire which introduced the goals of the public private partnership dubbed “Hopkinton 20/20”

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E.L. Harvey Celebrates 100th Anniversary

E.L. Harvey & Sons, the full service waste hauling, transfer, and scrap recycling operation, based in Westborough Massachusetts, kicked off the celebration of its 100th year in business on Wednesday, September 21st by holding a special event for its commercial customers.

The day was all about customer loyalty and appreciation and giving back to those who have helped the Harveys become leaders in innovative waste management services.

E.L. Harvey Celebrates 100th Anniversary

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E.L. Harvey is celebrating its 100th anniversary (1911-2011) of serving the people and businesses or New England. To thank the community, the family is inviting the residents of Hopkinton and Westborough to join them for a Community Celebration of their 100th Anniversary on Saturday, September 24 from 10am to 1pm. The celebration will be held rain or shine at the 68 Hopkinton Road, Westborough location and there will be food, beverages, music, raffles and giveaways.

The following officials will be in attendance at 11:30am:

  • Congressman Jim McGovern
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Hopkinton Drug Health Lecture Series Kicks Off on September 13

Back by popular demand, Hopkinton Drug will kick off its lecture series on September 13th. The series, which was started last year, features doctors who will speak about a variety of health topics.

"We had such a great response," said Marketing Manager Michael Macione, "that we decided to do it again this year and we have an exceptional lineup."

Topics to be discussed include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, autism and genetics and a number of other topics.

Caliper Life Sciences Acquired by PerkinElmer

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PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALP), a Hopkinton, Massachusetts-based leader in imaging and detection solutions for life sciences research, diagnostics and environmental markets, for $10.50 per share, for a total net purchase price of approximately $600 million in cash.

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No Support for Expanded Gaming in Hopkinton

The Board of Selectmen held an open forum on Wednesday night to discuss the newly revived bill for expanded gaming at the State House and to gather input from residents how they felt about a possible casino in Milford.

Before the discussion was opened up to community members, Selectman Chair Todd Cestari asked his fellow board members to weigh in briefly. None of the board members supported expanded gaming and all were concerned with the possibility of a casino locating in the neighboring town of Milford.

NSTAR Power Outage Update

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Crews will continue restoration until all customers are restored.

Circuit 126-H2 at #12 Curtis Road is waiting to be assigned.

Individual house connections are being dispatched.

Any customer without power should have reported their outage call to 800-592-2000. This is especially important if their neighborhood has power, but not their home.

Thanks for your assistance during our storm restoration.


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Site Work Underway for Price Chopper

Work is underway at the corner of West Main and South Street as the site work begins at Hopkinton Square for the 40,000 square foot Price Chopper Supermarket.

Work has began on the pad on which the store will be built. The arrival of the pad is scheduled for early fall and will be followed by an official groundbreaking ceremony for the new store.

Based in Schenectady, New York, Price Chopper stroes are found throughout the northeast, but the new Hopkinton store will be the most eastern location. The grand opening of the new store is planned for the summer of 2012.

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Economic Development Update

While the summertime may seem like a less busy time for local government, a group of residents has been working hard, meeting on an almost weekly basis, to finalize the public/private partnership between the Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Hopkinton to spearhead economic development. Listen to the HCAM News interview with Chamber Executive Director Tim Kilduff as he talks about what's been happening and what's upcoming in the fall timeframe.

Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

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The 2011 Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend – Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th! These two days will help local businesses and working families – giving everybody a break, just in time to send our kids back to school.


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