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Golden Pond Breaks Ground on Phase 2 Expansion

Shovels and hard hats at the ready were lined up in front of the construction site at Golden Pond on Wednesday March 13th for the official groundbreaking on the new addition for the assisted living facility.

The expansion project at Golden Pond is a two-phased renovation and addition project and while construction has been underway for several months, the groundbreaking ceremony marked the official start of Phase 2, the addition of the new, 4-story, 41-bed facility.

Renovations to the existing facility, including the addition of 7 new assisted living rooms, began in August of 2012 and are already complete.

“We are very pleased with the prospect of spring and new things that are on the way for the town of Hopkinton and our senior residences," said Kerry Kunst, co-owner of Golden Pond. "We are also very pleased with the way that we have been able to work with the town of Hopkinton and we look forward to continuing to work with them as we provide all of these new services for the community.”

The construction management company handling the project is The Congress Companies and Project Manager Peter Nicholson, along with Kunst and Golden Pond Executive Director Bill Marr, was present for the groundbreaking.

The 41 new units will be larger with more options that will hopefully appeal to a slightly different clientele. Kunst says that some of the new options include much larger residential units, one and two bedrooms and every bedroom with have its own bathroom, in addition to dinettes and specific areas for the living room.

"It will feel much more like an apartment or condominium," said Kunst, "so we're thinking that we are going to be able to attract residents who are younger as well as lots more couples.

Project completion is currently targeted for the fall of 2013 and Marr says the goal is to be open sometime around Thanksgiving. Marketing and showing plans will start in September, right around Labor Day.

"It's been a long time coming and it’s great to know that by the end of the year we're going to be able to provide a greater range of choice to the residents of Hopkinton and the surrounding communities for senior care options as well as the contributions we'll be making to the town and the town's revenue base," said Marr.

Patrick-Murray Administration Files $3.8B in Bond Authorizations to Support Capital Investment Projects Across the Commonwealth

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Governor Deval Patrick today filed a capital supplemental bill and a series of multi-year bond bills that will support the FY2013-2017 Capital Investment Plan. The plan continues the Patrick-Murray Administration's efforts to grow jobs and economic opportunity through strategic investments in the Commonwealth's infrastructure.

CasinoFreeMilford Presentation Tonight

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CasinoFreeMilford has announced two upcoming events in March.

What Every Resident and Public Official Should Know

Presented by:
Stephanie Crimmins, Founder, No Foxboro Casino
Ginny Coppola, Foxboro Selectwoman

March 14th at 7 pm
Adams Middle School Auditorium
323 Woodland St
Holliston, MA

CasinoFreeMilford Presentation to the Milford Board of Selectmen

Boston Globe Up for Sale

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The New York Times Company announced on February 20, 2013 that it plans to sell its New England Media Group, which includes the Boston Globe, and its affiliated websites BostonGlobe.com, and Boston.com. Also included in the sale are the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Telegram.com and GlobeDirect, the Globe’s direct mail marketing company and the company’s 49 percent share in Metro Boston.

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Congressman Joe Kennedy Welcomed to Hopkinton

Hopkinton welcomed its newest congressman, Joe Kennedy, at an rearly morning event sponsored by the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce, and held at Water Fresh Farm on Tuesday, February 19. After a quick visit to the greenhouse for a brief introduction to hydroponics, Kennedy was introduced by Senator Karen Spilka before addressing the crowd.

Kennedy talked about his priorities, about building a relationship with his constituents in Hopkinton and about providing services.

Watch the HCAM News report below for highlights of Kennedy's visit!

Price Chopper Supermarkets Recall Bakery Products With Raisins

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Price Chopper Supermarkets is issuing a voluntary recall on its Price Chopper Bakery Fresh bagels and muffins containing raisins. The products are being recalled due to the presence of naturally occurring foreign matter in the raisins that does not meet the Price Chopper quality standards.

The affected products were produced and purchased between December 14, 2012 and February 8, 2013.

Status Report from Hopkinton 2020

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“We need specific, measurable, time-bound objectives from the Board of Selectmen,” said Chamber of Commerce President Jack Speranza, in his status update from the Chamber’s Economic Development Partnership with the town, presented to the board at their January 22 meeting.

Massachusetts Leads the Way in Energy Efficiency

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Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Rick Sullivan today announced that the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) yesterday gave final approval to three-year plans that will commit the state’s investor-owned utilities and the Cape Light Compact to deliver more aggressive savings to customers, boost the economy and protect the environment. The plans will lead to net benefits of more than $6 billion over the lifetime of the measures implemented.

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Video Highlights: 25% Design Plan Review

On Thursday..January 17th residents once again had an opportunity to provide feedback on the latest iteration of the downtown plan, recommended by the Downtown Initiative Steering Committee, at a morning meeting held at town hall. Originally presented to the public in November of 2011,the plan has now reached the 25% design concept and is ready for submission to the Massachusetts department of transportation.

Watch the HCAM News video for a recap of the meeting, complete with comments from residents, Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Selectman Brian Herr.

Downtown Corridor Project Gets Another Review

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On Thursday morning, January 17, Town Manager Norman Khumalo, along with Town Engineer Dave Daltorio and Director of Land Use, Planning and Permitting Elaine Lazarus, presented the latest iteration of the downtown plan, recommend by the Downtown Initiative Steering Committee (DISC), to the public, in preparation for its submittal to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).

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