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Sterling won't support recreational marijuana grower Acreage

Zachary Comeau |

Acreage Holdings is hoping to eventually win town approval to grow and produce recreational cannabis products at its Sterling facility, but it may be an uphill battle.

Wormtown to become official brewery of WooSox

Zachary Comeau |

Wormtown Brewery in Worcester will be the official hometown brewery of Boston Red Sox' top minor league team once Polar Park is built.

Temescal Wellness to open Hudson pot shop Wednesday

Temescal Wellness will open its second recreational cannabis retail location in Hudson on Wednesday after more than a month of delays.

Central Mass. chambers split over $400K in development funds

Four Central Massachusetts chambers of commerce have received more than $100,000 each in state funding to help with initiatives targeting small businesses.

Seven Central Mass. downtowns receive project funding

Seven downtown initiatives in Central Massachusetts from Athol to Wayland have received a boost through the Massachusetts Downtown Initiative.

Bloominus wants to be Worcester's first Main Street cannabis store

Zachary Comeau |

After holding a community outreach meeting last week, Bloominus Holdings hopes to be the first marijuana retailer to open on Worcester's Main Street.

Rotman-led manufacturer resumes production of air purifier

Natural rubber latex firm Vystar, headed by Steve Rotman, is resuming the production of an air purifier about nine months after it acquired the technology.

Grafton, state seek buyer for part of former Grafton State Hospital

Grafton is moving forward with a proposal to sell 8.8 acres of the former Grafton State Hospital land in conjunction with the state.

Caroline's Cannabis in Uxbridge will be state's first woman-owned, small business retail store

Zachary Comeau |

The first mom-and-pop cannabis store in Massachusetts was awarded a final license from the state Cannabis Control Commission on Thursday.

Mass. added 5,600 jobs in December

Grant Welker |

The Massachusetts economy added 5,600 jobs in December, the state announced Thursday, with the unemployment rate dropping to 3.3 percent.

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