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Millbury manufacturing fire ruled arson

State and local officials have ruled that a fire that destroyed part of the manufacturing facility in Millbury on Saturday was arson.

Millbury robot manufacturer damaged in fire

Zachary Comeau |

The Railroad Avenue facilities of Millbury robot manufacturer Ranger Automation Systems were heavily damaged in a fire on Saturday evening, according to the Millbury Fire Department.

Big Y, Instacart join for Worcester grocery delivery

Zachary Comeau |

San Francisco-based delivery service Instacart and Springfield grocery chain Big Y have expanded their partnership to the Worcester and Boston areas.

Uxbridge nonprofit facility receives $1.5M bond

Zachary Comeau |

Thanks to a $1.5-million tax-exempt bond from MassDevelopment, Sturbridge nonprofit advocacy group Venture Community Services has opened a facility in Uxbridge.

Online publication Worcester Sun creating print edition

Zachary Comeau |

Beginning on Dec. 9, online news outlet Worcester Sun will publish a weekly print edition.

Blackstone, Northborough gravel company pays $120K EPA penalty

Zachary Comeau |

A Central Massachusetts sand and gravel company agreed to pay a $120,000 penalty and come into compliance with clean air laws, the U.S. EPA.

C-Mass firms awarded $700K in community health grants

Zachary Comeau |

The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts has awarded nearly $700,000 in grants to 11 local organizations to support health improvements in the region.

Eidinger-Taylor unexpectedly became a real estate titan

Grant Welker |

Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor's long career in real estate started with an innocent question. She was looking for a home, and asked her agent what she thought of her job.

SJC Custom Drums grows its punk rock business

Zachary Comeau |

Located inside a small, unassuming, cramped brick building in the heart of one of Central Massachusetts' manufacturing hotbeds is a drummer's Mecca.

Two Central Mass. breweries to open next month

Zachary Comeau |

Two of the area's newest breweries will be opening next month as craft beer continues to grow exponentially.

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