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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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Channel 5 Chronicle Visits Snappy Dogs

Lunchtime on August 2nd was no ordinary day for friends Lisa Volpe Hachey and Teresa Boyce. Sure, many customers swarmed their Snappy Dog's store front looking for mouth-watering hot dogs to fill their lunch hour hunger as has become a daily occurrence, but this day was special. Boston's ABC affiliate WCVB Channel 5 stood alongside the crowded lines as they filmed an upcoming segment for their popular newsmagazine show, Chronicle. Lisa's father, Tony, cannot help but smile at all that these entrepreneurial women have achieved in such a short time.

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A New Hopkinton Business: Smintish Productions

Smintish Productions, a new Hopkinton business specializing in media production, was established by Nimish Thapar in June of 2011. The business, which focuses on photography, video, and Computer Based Special effects, grew from a hobby Nimish had as a student in Middle School.

"Photography originally started as a hobby," says Nimish, who recalls his first photo shoot with a disposable camera at school trip to Yosemite.

Massachusetts Leaders Mark Opening of New Goodrich Facility in Westford

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Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, Housing & Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki and state and local officials today joined Goodrich executives and employees to mark the opening of the defense manufacturer's new facility in Westford, Massachusetts.

Weston Nurseries to Host Pink Day on July 30

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Weston Nurseries, Inc. announces that it will host its first Pink Day on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at the Hopkinton and Chelmsford Garden Centers. Pink Day is a fundraiser event at garden centers across North America to raise money for breast cancer research.

Price Chopper Coming to Hopkinton Square

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Price Chopper Supermarkets today announced plans to build a new store in Hopkinton, Mass. in the Hopkinton Square.

Weston Nurseries, Inc Hires Bob Wall for Commercial Sales

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Weston Nurseries, Inc. welcomes Bob Wall as the new Commercial Sales Representative in its Chelmsford, MA location.

Bob comes to Weston Nurseries from Shemin Nurseries, Inc. where over time he served as the General Manager or Market Leader in the Boston, Hartford, and New York markets. With over 30 years of industry experience, Bob has specialized in re-wholesaling and distribution of Nursery Stock, Perennials, Turf Products, Contractor Tools, Hardscapes, Irrigation, Lighting and Drainage to the wholesale landscape trade.

Internist Joins Tri-County Internal Medicine

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Philip Ciaramicoli, Jr., president of Tri-County Medical Associates, Inc. (Tri-County Medical) is pleased to welcome Deborah S. Derderian, D.O. to Tri-County Medical’s staff. Dr. Derderian has joined Kathryn Cohan, M.D., Donna Krauth, M.D. and Fouad Aoude, M.D. at their practice, Tri-County Internal Medicine (formerly known as Milford-Upton Primary Care).

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Hitchings Hardware Demolished

On Friday of last week, George Vrahaliotis, owner of Hillers Cleaners, came another step lcoser to his goal of owning his own building for his dry cleaning business as the old Hitchings Hardware building was demolished.

Word spread quickly on Friday morning that something big was going to happen and the few in the know showed up downtown to watch the action.

Vrahaliotis and his family were there to watch the old building come down. There was a slight dealy until the excavator arrived, but once the demolition began, it didn't take long.


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