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Fitchburg group to build one-ton paper airplane

Fifteen local artists hope to create the largest paper airplane ever assembled, taking ideas from some of Central Massachusetts' largest manufacturers and paper from historic paper-making businesses...

101: Finding talent


Hiring is never an easy task for an employer – especially if a recruiter is not in the budget. For large companies, less-bureaucratic small businesses may be luring your potential...

UMass Memorial to close Leominster, Fitchburg services

Grant Welker |

UMass Memorial Health Care plans to close an inpatient pediatrics unit and a cardiac rehabilitation unit in Leominster and an urgent care center in Fitchburg.

Worcester eyes 48 acres in Princeton for watershed protection

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester is looking to acquire more than 48 acres of land in Princeton for $180,000 to protect its water supply.

Shirley waste firm fined $38K for Harvard oil spill

Shirley waste removal contractor Mitrano Removal Services has been fined $38,480 for failing to promptly notify state officials about a 30-gallon oil spill and a delay in cleaning up the site.

Gateway City holds huge potential


Worcester is designated a Gateway City by state law, which creates an economic boost through increased funds for development.

NORESCO begins $97M VA system energy work

Zachary Comeau |

Westborough energy efficiency and infrastructure solutions company NORESCO has begun work on a $97-million energy savings contract with a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' system in the upper...

Boston communications firm opens Worcester office

Grant Welker |

Slowey/McManus Communications, a strategic communications firm based in Boston, has opened a small Worcester office in an effort to branch out to clients in Central Massachusetts.

Old Sturbridge Village adds 5,400 solar panels

The outdoor living history museum Old Sturbridge Village has turned the switch on a 5,400-panel solar energy system, adding a 21st century technology to a 19th century community.

New $10M redevelopment adds to Fitchburg's mill culture

Grant Welker |

Fitchburg's growing number of mill renovations in the past decade will allow residents to live in one revitalized mill and work in another just down the street, all clustered west of downtown.

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