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Riverdale Water wants to provide Northbridge's water

The Riverdale Water Compan (RWC), a privately-owned supplier of water, is again angling to sell water to the Town of Northbridge.

Mass. gas prices fall 5 cents

As predicted, gas prices in Massachsuetts have begun to fall as oil refineries in the Gulf Coast are booting back up after being hammered by hurricanes the last two weeks.

Mid-State Insurance Agency acquired by Virginia brokerage

Mid-State Insurance Agency in Worcester has been acquired by the Hilb Group, LLC (THG), a property and casualty insurance and employee benefits broker based in Richmond, Va,

Economics professors join push for $15 minimum wage

State House News Service |

As activists ramp up their push to raise the minimum wage again, economists from many of the state's public and private universities are rallying to the cause.

Treat marijuana like alcohol


Whether you agree with the new law, marijuana is going public in Massachusetts. The Cannabis Control Commission has been appointed, regulations governing implementation of the new law are being...

101: Offering workplace flexibility

Emily Micucci |

Technology has enabled workplaces to offer more flexibility to employees, with the Internet being the essential tool for communication and production in today's business world.

Column: Adult day health offers help for the 'Sandwich Generation'

By Angela Polletta-Penny |

Middle-aged adults, known colloquially as the “Sandwich Generation”, are often caught between the demands of child rearing, providing care to aging parents, and a full time job.

CEOs up security as Harrington nurse fights for safer hospitals

Emily Micucci |

Elise Wilson, who was stabbed on the job at Harrington Hospital on June 14, has become an advocate for legislation proponents say will make hospitals safer.

How UMass Medical School's admissions changes could help the physician pool

Emily Micucci |

Projections of workforce needs all indicate the demand for physicians is growing, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School and others are responding.

Dell EMC latest to embrace autism hiring in Central Massachusetts

By Livia Gershon |

Central Massachusetts companies and advocates are working together to boost employment among a group that has historically faced a lack of job opportunities.

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