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Not your grandfather's Central Mass.

Sam Bonacci |

A year after creating a new tourism agency, industry leaders are finding success promoting the region for rowing & swimming, brewery tours, international artists and waterslides.

Poll results show marijuana support, charter expansion opposition


Voters favor legalizing marijuana for adults and oppose a broad expansion of charter schools in Massachusetts, according to new poll results that could be a harbinger of a disappointing election day...

Worcester chamber opposes recreational marijuana

Sam Bonacci |

The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce has taken a stance against the regulation and taxation of recreational marijuana but chose to avoid coming down with an opinion on the expansion of charter...

Boston restaurant group expanding to Shrewsbury

Burtons Grill & Bar, which is headquartered in Boston and has 14 locations on the East Coast, plans to add seven locations in the next two years, including to Shrewsbury.

Wine recorking bill returned to Baker's table

State House News Service |

The Legislature on Monday shipped a bill dealing with the re-corking of wine back to Gov. Charlie Baker's desk after agreeing with a wording change he proposed last month.

Worcester hotel developer named Hilton developer of the year

Sam Bonacci |

The developer of Worcester's Homewood Suites by Hilton has been recognized by the hotel company as the developer of the year for long-term stay Hilton locations.

Restaurant group to open new Sturbridge location

Sam Bonacci |

Table 3 Restaurant Group is set to officially open its newest location in Sturbridge at the end of the month.

Worcester restaurant closing after 25 years

Sam Bonacci |

A long-standing Park Avenue restaurant in Worcester has announced it will go out with a bang this Saturday with a live band to help celebrate 25 years in business.

Baker puts a cork in wine bottle bill


Concerned that it might extend re-corking privileges in an uncertain manner, Gov. Charlie Baker recommended a technical change Friday to a bill that would let people have a last glass at home.

Niche Hospitality leaves Shrewsbury Street; sells location for $500K

Sam Bonacci |

For the first time since 2007, the Niche Hospitality restaurant group will not have a presence on Shrewsbury Street, having sold the location to a new restauranteur.

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