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Video Segment: Planning Board talks Adjusting Parking Regulations to Benefit Downtown Business

Greg Mazur an entrepeneur who owns 30 through 34 Main street in downtown Hopkinton applied for a permit to change parking capacity regulations so his tenant's food shops Vinny's Pizza and the soon to be open Yogurt Beach can have 18 seats each. Mazur mentioned that in accordance with the building department's desires Vinny's put in a physically disabled friendly back entrance, bathrooms and an ADA parking space. The majority of the planning board was in agreement that to increase downtown business, more parking has to be made available and that the current parking regulations are outdated. Be on the lookout for seats coming to Vinny's Pizza soon.

Also during the meeting, the Planning Board gave developer Paul Mastroianni the go ahead to move forward with expanded business and housing development on Lumber Street. Golden Spoon restaurant is expected to be a tenant of the Lumber Street development.

For more information, watch the video below.

Urbanity Dance Seeks Regional Talent for Summer Intensive

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Urbanity Dance, Boston’s leading contemporary dance company, is hosting auditions for dancers aged 11-24 for its Summer Intensive program, running July 27-August 14 in Boston’s historic South End. Upcoming auditions take place at Urbanity Dance headquarters (1180 Washington St., #100, Boston) on April 19, 2015 from 1:30-3:00 pm.

5th Annual Friends of Hopkinton Football Golf Outing

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A fundraiser to support the Hiller Football Program will be held on Monday, June 29, 2015 at Shining Rock Country Club in Northdbridge with an 8:00 AM-Shotgun Start.

The cost is $150 per player ($125 for graduates within 5 years of HHS)

Registration includes 18 holes of golf, cart, gift, barbecue lunch, raffle prizes, and auction items.

You can register as a foursome or individually or Sponsor a Hole ($100 per hole).

If you can donate a prize please email Don Lehman at [email protected]

See Something Say Something

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Massachusetts, through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security and MEMA, and in partnership with the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, has launched a statewide See Something Say Something™ public awareness campaign to encourage the public to report suspicious behaviors to the police. See Something Say Something™ was a program launched by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2010 to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity, specifically behaviors indicative of or a precursor to terrorism, to state and local law enforcement agencies.

Build Your Teen's Self-Esteem

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Teens value themselves as they are valued. Parents play a critical role in helping their kids develop the self-esteem they need to be successful in school and in life. Here are some things you can do to help build your teen's self-esteem:

~Accept. The most important message you as a parent can convey to your teen is that he is loved and accepted. Be attentive to his needs. Tell your teen you love him.

Letter to Support Jean Bertschmann

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I am supporting Jean Bertschmann for School Committee because of Jean's strong relationships and commitment to the schools and town of Hopkinton. I have known Jean for many years as we have worked together in the Hopkinton Parent Teacher Association (HPTA) and we have children similarly aged.

Bomb Threat Shuts Downtown

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On April 4th, 2015 at 5:27pm the Hopkinton Police Department received a bomb threat at the Hopkinton Public Library. Members of the Hopkinton Police and Fire Departments responded to the area. A safe perimeter was established. Additional assistance was requested from outside agencies including the Massachusetts State Police and the Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council.

Town Hall Basement Now Open

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The Town Engineer would like to announce the Town Hall Basement Project has been completed and the fully accessible basement is now open to the public once again.

The Basement Project included the installation of a drainage system, sump pumps, repair/replacement of the floors and walls and renovation of the rest rooms.

Sorry for any inconvenience this project may have caused while this necessary work was being completed. Thank you for your patience and support!

Irvine Site Chosen Unaminously

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Hopkinton ESBC voted unanimously to recommend Irvine Site as preferred option for new elementary school. The recommendation will go to the Selectmen and School Committee.

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Video Segment: Golden Pond Welcomes New Executive Director

Golden Pond Assisted Living located at 50 West Main Street in Hopkinton recently welcomed in their new Executive Director Dr. Barry Zeltzer. Dr. Zeltzer brings with him to Golden Pond over 20 years of industry experience. "I have approximately 20 years of experience in elder care administration, I have a PHD in Gerontology and I've done a lot of work with the memory impaired and developing programs to improve the quality of life. I find it fascinating to come on board to an organization such as Golden Pond, to work with the community and develop partnerships so we can bring in creative programming to help people age in place."

The staff at Golden Pond is excited to have Barry Zeltzer aboard, the staff likes the fact that the new Executive Director is hands on and gets to know his employees and the residents. "He actually walked into the kitchen and said good morning, he went out of his way to say good morning to little old me, I find that was quite nice of him, he's very hands on." commented Chef Kelsey Smith. "CNA Home Health Aid" Michaela Murphy and "Assistant Dining Room Manager" Allison Decoff also enjoy how Dr. Zeltzer goes out of his way to interact with the staff and residents. Murphy commented; "he's come into the dining room for lunch and he sat down with the residents and talked to them over meals and asked them how everything is going."

"Health and Wellness Director" Marilyn McLean has been with Golden Pond about 8 years and is excited to be part of Dr. Zeltzer's team; "I'm excited everyday to come to work, it's sort of like being in high school and you're tired but you don't want to miss anything so you don't take any days off." "Sales & Marketing Senior Director" Kris Leardi is looking forward to enhancements in the Golden Pond programming; "he's a person that we feel has tremendous vision for the future of Golden Pond, his focus is primarily programming...to really enhance our programs so that each part of our community benefits by his experience and knowledge, bringing in outside resources that we haven't tapped into but also really using our staff and utilizing them to the best of their abilities, I think he has a lot of enthusiasm and excitement for what's ahead for Golden Pond and what we're trying to do here."

Dr. Zeltzer praised the dedication, work ethic and commitment of his staff, in addition to enjoying working with the Golden Pond team, Dr. Zeltzer takes pleasure in interacting with the residents; "My favorite part about the work that I do is being with the residents, enjoying their smiles and trying to do whatever I can too make a difference in their quality of life."

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