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Central Mass. towns reject recreational pot, at least for now

Grant Welker |

Voters statewide approved a new law legalizing recreational marijuana last November, but cities and towns aren't waiting for the legalization of pot shops to go into effect before taking action to...

Worcester smoke shop plaza gets new facade

The shopping center at 725 Grafton St. in Worcester this month underwent a facade renovation.

Lampin emphasizes a strong workforce

Through its compensation package and 100-percent employee ownership, Lampin Corp. of Uxbridge is focused on recruiting and retaining the strongest possible workforce.

Eversource buying Aquarion for $1.7 billion

Laura Finaldi |

New England's largest energy supplier and its dominant private water company will combine under a $1.67 billion agreement announced Friday, a move that gives the water company a local owner.

First bike repair station for Blackstone trail launched in Worcester

A new bicycle repair station, with basic tools, a tire pump, and safety advice, was unveiled Tuesday in Worcester by local leaders.

Sutton biz owner joins national small business discussion

The owner of a folk art company in Sutton joined Congressman Jim McGovern in Washington on Tuesday to discuss his needs as a small business owner with a congressional committee.

With new restaurant, Southwick's Zoo enters next phase

Savannah Donohue |

The largest Central Mass. tourist attraction has added a restaurant and rebranded with interactive tools to position itself for the future.

Workers acquires insurance firm

In an effort to expand its portfolio of financial services, Workers Credit Union has acquired a local retail insurance agency.

10-year high for workplace deaths in Mass.

Grant Welker |

A construction worker in Sutton, a chef and caterer in Hudson, and a pizza delivery driver in Bellingham were among the 13 Central Massachusetts workers who died on the job last year, as workplace...

Former Blackstone postmaster pleads guilty to embezzling $31K

Laura Finaldi |

The former postmaster of the U.S. Postal Service Post Offices in Blackstone and Jefferson pleaded guilty on Wednesday in federal court on charges that he stole approximately $31,000 from the postal...

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