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Falling behind: Worcester median income drops nearly 6%

Grant Welker |

The median income for a Worcester household fell by nearly 6 percent last year, appearing to show the city being left outside of broad economic gains statewide and elsewhere.

CommCan hopes to tap into recreational pot market in towns with bans, moratoriums

Medway-based medical marijuana grower and product manufacturer CommCan is up and running, with its first store opening in Southborough last month.

Right-to-repair returns with wireless bill

Zachary Comeau |

Six years after Massachusetts became the first state in the country to pass a "right to repair" law, the coalition of auto repair and parts shops behind that effort is back.

Baseball leagues sanction PawSox move to Worcester

Zachary Comeau |

Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball and the International League have all approved of the deal to move the Pawtucket Red Sox to Worcester.

Marlborough frozen seafood company owner gets two years in prison

The owner of a former Marlborough-based seafood distributor has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for bank fraud.

Nevada marijuana company to partner with Leicester grower

A Las Vegas-based cannabis firm will partner with two Massachusetts-based companies, including one in Leicester, and looks to enter the state’s rapidly expanding market.

Assisted living group opposes Question 1

State House News Service |

The trade group representing assisted living facilities came out Thursday against the nurse-to-patient staffing requirements of Question 1.

Teaching the sighted to be blind

Brad Kane |

Liz Myska, an elder law attorney, has been blind for 10 years. In that time, she developed a side business to help the disabled navigate the world of available services.

Don't fear marijuana

Don't fear marijuana |

Even though marijuana has been legal in Massachusetts for six years, old stigmas die hard.

Moves & Shakers

The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce has hired two new staff members. ALEX GUARDIOLA has been hired as director of government affairs and public policy. He is a...

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