Harrington to close 85-year-old Southbridge birthing center

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Harrington HealthCare System plans to close its Family Birthing Center in Southbridge for financial reasons, but expectant mothers will still be able get pre- and post-natal care in its service area.

Stakeholders discuss energy law timeframe, questions

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As public officials take steps towards wind and hydropower procurements called for under a new renewable energy law, industry officials on Tuesday said the state should require utilities to purchase...

Top 10 Central Mass. caterers spans all styles, cuisines

From BBQ to New England clambakes, the top 10 independent caterers in Central Massachusetts represent a variety of styles and cuisines.

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UMass Medical joins call for research funding

UMass Medical School is among more than 200 medical schools, associations, colleges and others advocating for medical research funding at a time when government funding could be cut.

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WPI has 8th best online electrical engineering program

Worcester Polytechnic Institute's fully-online electrical engineering program was ranked the eighth on a list highlighting 30 schools that put education before their bottom line.

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Worcester employment grew 0.8%

The Worcester metropolitan area added just 2,300 jobs between April 2016 and 2017, according to new state data released Tuesday, while the Boston area added more than 42,000 jobs.

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House expected to respond to Trump proposals

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The Massachusetts House is expected to take it first legislative action in response to the Trump administration Wednesday, the first fruit of Speaker Robert DeLeo's Trump working group.

Worcester researchers outline dual-tax rate elimination

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As a follow up to its 2016 analysis highlighting the negative impacts of Worcester's dual-tax rate, the Worcester Regional Research Bureau on Tuesday outlined ways for the city council to transition...

Baker concerned about health care reform in DC

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Top independent caterers

Ranked by number of local employees as of March 2017

RankCatererNo. employeesMax. capacity
1Firefly's BBQ, Marlborough10020,000
2Pepper's Artful Events, Northborough1003,000
3Sir Loin's Catering, Northborough882,000

Source: Each caterer via survey

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