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Editorial: Worcester council should narrow tax-rate gap again

Worcester city councilors next week are expected to hold their annual tax classification hearing, and the business community is again lobbying to shrink the gap between the residential and...

EDITORIAL: Baker’s business checklist

It was a closer race than expected, but in the end, much of the business community got the governor it wanted with the election of Charlie Baker, putting a Republican in the corner office...

IPG revenue, profits continue upward march

Rick Saia |

IPG Photonics of Oxford turned in another stellar quarter as strong sales growth in Europe and China helped push revenue up 16 percent and net income 30 percent for the manufacturer of fiber lasers.

Some communities wrestle with property tax rates, but how key are they to business growth?

Emily Micucci |

As some communities evaluate tax rate changes for businesses, their is mixed evidence of the impact on businesses.

Central Mass. hospitals receive HPC investments

John Agoglia |

Several Central Mass. organizations were among the 28 community hospitals to receive awards totaling $60 million from the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC), it announced on Wednesday.

Harrington nears opening of new ER in Webster

Sam Bonacci |

Harrington HealthCare System (HHS) has begun a renovation and expansion of its emergency department at its Webster campus that it expects will be finished in December.

Scoble appointed president of Hyde Group

The Hyde Group of Southbridge announced Monday that Robert Scoble will serve as president of the international tool company.

Harrington-Heywood alliance a model for health care?


There's no question that the health care landscape is shifting — for patients, doctors and medical centers, as well as insurers.

IPG tax deal wins Marlborough council approval

The Marlborough City Council unanimously approved a tax deal Monday that would save fiber-laser maker IPG Photonics an estimated $120,000 over five years.

Masonic Health Systems names new CEO

John Agoglia |

Masonic Health Systems of Charlton has named Tameryn Campbell its president and CEO after the resignation of David Turner, who had held the position for 15 years, the company said.

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