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McGourthy leaving as WRRB executive director

Brad Kane |

Tim McGourthy, executive director of the Worcester Regional Research Bureau, will leave the nonprofit organization by the end of March.

U.S. Treasury to fight IPG CEO's lawsuit over Russian oligarch listing

Zachary Comeau |

The U.S. Treasury said it will file a motion to dismiss the complaint by IPG Photonics and its CEO to be removed from a list of Russian oligarchs.

Through a group text spanning six years, five entrepreneurs have created their own support network

Brad Kane |

Five Worcester entrepreneurs who loosely knew of each other began to coalesce in 2013 thanks to a group text.

CCC chief: alcohol, marijuana regulation not the same

State House News Service |

The state's chief marijuana regulator said Wednesday it is simply not practical to try to apply the framework for alcoholic beverage regulation to the cannabis industry

Oxford's Russian non-oligarch

Valentin Gapontsev, the founder and CEO of Oxford laser manufacturer IPG Photonics, sued the U.S. Treasury in December over his listing as a Russian oligarch.

Fitchburg, Worcester receive Urban Agenda funding

Fitchburg has received $60,000 and Worcester $65,000 for economic development initiatives through the state's Urban Agenda Grant Program.

Left behind: Minorities are hard to find in the legal pot industry

Zachary Comeau |

The industry, which in its infancy relies on companies with ready access to cash, is not very diverse.

Many more pot shops on the way, CCC chair says

State House News Service |

Cannabis Control Commission Chairman Steven Hoffman said said the CCC is in a "rhythm" now that could result in four to eight new retail stores coming online each month.

Massachusetts aims to train drug convicts in legal marijuana industry

Zachary Comeau |

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission has rolled out what it calls is the country's first social equity program for the marijuana industry.

Fitchburg school-to-apartments conversion tops off

Grant Welker |

A ceremony held at the former B.F. Brown School was a chance for officials and development partners to mark the latest stage in what is seen as a revitalization of the city's downtown.

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