Framingham has been trying to revitalize its downtown near town hall, but that and other economic development projects have been slowed by the difficulties of the former town meeting form of government. The new mayor, Yvonne Spicer, now has the tools to change that.
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Patrick Muldoon, outgoing UMass Memorial Medical Center president

UMass Memorial president wanted to retire at right time

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Steven Strong, founder and president, Solar Design Associates, Inc.

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Lists

Top breweries in Central Mass.

Ranked by number of barrels produced in 2016

RankBrewerAnnual productionYear founded
1Wachusett Brewing Co., Westminster51,239 barrels1993
2Jack's Abby Craft Lagers, Framingham34,000 barrels2011
3Wormtown Brewery, Worcester16,520 barrels2010

Source: Each brewer via survey



 
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