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Video Segment: Golden Spoon Closed Temporarily

The Golden Spoon in Hopkinton started as a coffee shop in 1981 before turning into a full restaurant 14 years ago. The Golden Spoon has become a Sunday morning tradition for many local residents but as owner Bill Morgan said the Golden Spoon isn't saying goodbye they're saying see you later. The restaurant will open again in about 6 months at a new location.

Owner Bill Morgan talked to HCAM News; "We considered ourselves fortunate to have a longtime staff, longtime regular customers, we loved getting to meet and know everybody, that's been the best part of the business. That's why we love the business, we look forward to seeing everybody again, like I said it's not a goodbye it's a see you later. The Golden Spoon is more than just a building, it's an experience. We have been here since the town has grown and we want to continue with going into the future, we like to see families come in and the kids grow... it's really been nice, it's really been a pleasure."

The Golden Spoon is expected to reopen in about 6 months at a new building in the works on Lumber street.

The HOP Seat Returns Today, March 12th, featuring Elaine Lazarus and Don MacAdam

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On Thursday, March 12th, the HOP Seat returns to feature Elaine Lazarus and Don MacAdam of land use planning and permitting. They will be live on the air, and want to hear from you!

If you have a question for Elaine and Don, tune in to HCAM-TV on TV or online on Thursday, March 12th from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. Email your questions to [email protected], or call (508) 625-1640 to have your questions answered live on the air!

Stage 3250 Returns March 24th, Featuring Cameran Huestis and Cheryl Perreault

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Your teachers can be your greatest inspiration.
Join us on Tuesday, March 24th, to hear two inspirational talks from local women.

Cameran Huestis, Hopkinton Middle School science teacher, discusses her extracurricular clubs, including Explore Pottermore and Hopsplay Cosplay. What is "geek culture", and why does she want to foster their passion for all things geeky?

Plan to Purchase Land at 203 Pond Street Fails at Special Town Meeting

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On Wednesday Night (March 3rd) a special town meeting was held to vote on if the town can purchase a parcel of land, approximately 43 acres for open space preservation at 203 Pond Street. The total cost of the parcel would be $2,000,000. The special town meeting was held to meet the March 14th deadline to purchase the parcel. During the meeting it was calculated that the maximum tax impact for the typical household would be $29.98 per year on a 10 year bond should the town purchase the approximately 43 acres of land.

Historical Lecture: "The Story of Hopkinton: 1600-1776"

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Hopkinton's Chuck Joseph will present "The Story of Hopkinton: 1600 - 1776 as part of the 300th Anniversary historical lectures series on Wednesday, March 25 at 7PM at the Hopkinton Public Library.

The event is sponsored by the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee, the Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library and the Hopkinton Center for the Arts.

Light refreshments will be served.

We hope to see you there!

HHS Athletics Adopts New Registration Program

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This spring we are introducing our new athletic registration program FamilyID. Parents and students will register for all sports using Family ID. Please visit the Athletic Department webpage on the Hopkinton Public School website. Here you will find the link to sign up for Family ID and register your child. Please register by March 13th

Please note a hard copy of your child’s current physical (within 13 months) must be on file in the Athletic Trainers Office not with the nurse.

New England Truck Driver Expo attracts Top Trucking Companies in the Region

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The New England Truck Driver Expo is filling a critical need for local transportation and trucking companies in New England. This event, billed as “the premier career and industry event for CDL drivers,” is bringing together the area’s top transportation and trucking companies and connecting them to a qualified pool of truck drivers.

80 Years of Service

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Jean Scarlata, who retired this past fall, was on hand as the Selectman honored, Louie Mongiat, who retired after 46 years of service to the town. Louie started with the Highway Department in 1968. He moved over to the water department and also was on call for emergencies for the sewer department. Louie also worked many years as an on call Fire Fighter. He truly embodied the spirit of helping out any and all departments and any citizen he encountered. He was a member of the Marathon Committee and was a prominent figure involved in the painting of the starting line each year.

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Video Segment: Snow Removal Update

In the month of February we have seen a blizzard, 2 massive snow storms dropping nearly a foot of snow and 4 straight weekends with a significant snowstorm. The snow has caused mayhem in the Boston area and repeatedly closed schools and businesses across the state. DPW or roadway departments and cleanup crews have been working nonstop throughout New England over the last few weeks. Recently DPW Director of Hopkinton, John Westerling gave HCAM news an update on the current status of snow cleanup in Hopkinton.

Westerling mentioned during a typical snowstorm 45 pieces of equipment are used which includes DPW equipment and private contractors. Due to the record snowfall, DPW workers and independent contractors through the recent days have worked through the night to clear sidewalks, push snow off of streets, clean up public parking lots and eliminate dangerous snow mounds. Throughout the last few nights a full compliment of equipment has been out to remove snow from the downtown area, schools, fire and police parking lots and other public parking areas.

John also mentioned that due to the record amount of snowfall extra money had to be spent on snow removal; "town meeting last year, appropriated $350,000 for snow and ice removal and we exceeded that." In accordance with Mass general laws, the DPW received permission to overspend the appropriated budget on snow and ice removal. "I would say that the difficult part has been the continuous effort" Blizzard Juno dropped 31 inches of snow and the following weekend 16 more inches of snow fell followed by a couple smaller storms. Westerling emphasized the most difficult part has been keeping up with the snow due to the continuous storms that have occurred. "it's just compound the effort and makes you go back to square one with snow plowing, treating the roads, widening intersections, widening roads, removing the snow." Westerling did not know the exact amount that has been spent on snowfall removal so far due to incoming invoices from independent contractors.

Westerling praised the hard work the DPW and cleanup crews have put in throughout the record setting snowfall; "Hopkinton is blessed with a dedicated and committed crew at the department of public works, the highway, water and sewer departments, those gentlemen have been working long hours and are dedicated to providing the best service to the community making the roads safe, navigable and just doing the best they can for the community."

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Video Segment: Latest Happening in Town

After 34 years in business the Golden Spoon located at 85 West Main street will have their last day Sunday, March 1st. a Starbucks, Unibank and stores have been proposed for the area, the existing structure will be demolished to make more room for roadways.

Part owner of Colella's Supermarket at 61 Main Street Dale Danahy reportedly announced that despite the grocery store portion closing soon, the liquor store portion will remain open. The supermarket will be closing in the near future, the date has not yet been announced. No date has been determined to how long the liquor store will stay open after the grocery portion closes or what the future of the property is. The Grocery portion is expected to close within the next few weeks.

Town officials from Ashland and Hopkinton are holding public meetings in both towns to get public input on a possible merger between fire deparments. The merger would essentially create one big fire department for both Hopkinton and Ashland. HCAM News will continue to update you on the plan as it moves forward.

Tuesday March 3rd at 7pm is the special town meeting at the Hopkinton Middle School auditorioum to discuss if the town should purchase land at 203 Pond Street, The special election will be Tuesday March 10th, 2015. The Special Town meeting will air live on HCAM.

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