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Cities and towns want more say on outlawing pot shops

State House News Service |

Communities are urging lawmakers to let them restrict or prohibit commercial marijuana sales by a vote of the municipal legislative body, rather than a community-wide referendum.

10 things I know about ... Entrepreneurs using time wisely

Michael Gladstone |

10) 15 minutes the night before saves you two hours the next day!

Worcester's unfunded employee benefits total $861M

Grant Welker |

The city of Worcester is behind by $861 million on what it owes retired city workers and is slated to owe current employees for health care and other benefits, according to a new report.

Beaumont gets perfect review

Emily Micucci |

Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center at Northbridge last week announced it received a “perfect” survey by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

The opioid payment crisis

Emily Micucci |

Central Mass. addiction treatment providers have a difficult time finding financial solvency when providing services to MassHealth patients.

Worcester gives dessert shop $15K to move to Canal District

Savannah Donohue |

Worcester gave Millbury resident Renee King a $5,000 grant and $10,000 loan to realize her dessert expansion dreams.

Curtis Industries buys Douglas company

Worcester vehicle components company Curtis Industries bought a Douglas company that makes pallet forks for front-loaders and other attachments.


These businesses incorporated with the Massachusetts Secretary of State's Office from December 17-31. Listed are corporate name, address and president.

Charitable works

Volunteers from Leominster Credit Union participated in one of the largest meal-packing events for United Way of North Central Mass. More than 100,000 meals were packaged by 400 volunteers for 20...

Fresh beginnings

Avidia Bank has a new location at 17 Pope St. in Hudson, which features digital displays, interactive screen technology and a social media wall. The new site has a...

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