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Selectmen Vote Partial Abatement for EMC Sewer Betterment

Watch the HCAM News video for a summary of the August 13th meeting of the Board of Selectmen to learn more about the partial abatement granted to EMC and the settlement agreement it is contingent upon.

If you would like to watch the entire meeting, Click Here.

Wood Partners To Break Ground On $45 Million Alta Legacy Farms Apartment Community

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Construction has commenced on a $45 million apartment community in Hopkinton, announced Wood Partners, one of the nation’s largest and most active multifamily developers. The Alta Legacy Farms development is expected to be completed by the end of 2013 with pre-leasing slated to commence next June.

The 240-unit development is part of the master-planned Legacy Farms project, a 730-acre suburban community consisting of 700 single-family and attached homes in addition to the Alta Legacy Farms community – the only permitted apartment site in Hopkinton.

EMC Seeks $5.5 Million in Sewer Abatements

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Beginning at 6:30PM on Monday, August 13, representatives from EMC will go before the Board of Selectmen to argue their requests for sewer abatements on several EMC properties located in the South Street industrial area of Hopkinton.

EMC is requesting sewer abatements on a total of 15 different properties that total just over $5.5 million dollars. Included in that list are two main buildings located at 176 and 228 South Street as well as other buildings on South Street and Hayward Street.

Solarize Hopkinton Open House BBQ

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Invitation from Solarize Hopkinton to their upcoming Open House BBQ --

You're invited to SolarFlair's first Solarize Hopkinton Open House BBQ event! We are pleased to have such a fantastic response to the Solarize program and want you to be part of the conversation. The level of interest in Hopkinton has been tremendous – 220+ residents and businesses have joined so far. We are talking with residents and conducting site assessments every day. If you are interested in the program, now is your chance to come and learn more. We look forward to meeting with you at the Open House!

Tax Free Weekend August 11-12

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This weekend is the weekend you have been watiing for; two days without sales tax. Saturday and Sunday, August 11 and 12 is the Massachusetts Tax Holiday Weekend. All single tangible items for personal use, under $2,500, will not be subject to state tax. Purchases for business use, made by businesses or individuals will remain taxable as will cars, meals, gas and tobacco products, and any single item over the $2,500 cap.

Price Chopper Celebrates 20 Years of Baking Authentic NYC-Style Bagels with a Chance to Win a Year's Supply

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Price Chopper Supermarkets is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its in-store Bagel Factories which handcraft fresh New York style bagels and bialys from scratch for customers on a daily basis. To commemorate the occasion, Price Chopper is offering some insight into the unique process of handcrafting authentic bagels and a chance for customers to win free bagels for a year.

Latest Job and Unemployment Estimates for Local Labor Markets in the Massachusetts

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BOSTON – Tuesday, July 24, 2012 – The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development today reported that the June 2012 seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates were down in the Barnstable, Fall River, Nantucket and Tisbury areas; unchanged in the Pittsfield area; and up in the other seventeen areas over the month. Over the year, the rates are down in all twenty two labor areas.

Senate Targets Economic Development and Job Creation

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On Thursday, July 19 the Senate, in its latest effort to stimulate job growth and economic advancement in Massachusetts, passed legislation that will assist small businesses and the manufacturing industry, invest in research and development projects and strengthen and reform workforce development efforts, Senator Karen Spilka announced.

The bill also establishes a sales tax holiday for August 11 and 12, making this the seventh year for a two day sales tax exemption and the eighth year with at least one sales-tax-free day.

June Unemployment Remains at 6.0% - Massachusetts Jobs Decrease by 2,600

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Boston, MA – July 19, 2012 –The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development today reported that the total unemployment rate remained at 6.0 percent. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ preliminary June 2012 estimates show that Massachusetts lost 2,600 jobs over the month following on a revised gain of 5,000 jobs in May.

Jobs which are at 3,244,500 reflect gains in June in six of the ten private sectors with the largest gain in Professional, Scientific, and Business Services.

Rep. Dykema Convenes Regional Economic Developmen​t Discussion

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Tuesday Representative Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) convened the regional economic development committees from across the 8th Middlesex District of Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway, Southborough and Westborough for a discussion of how local towns and the state can work together to grow the MetroWest economy and create jobs.


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