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Cultivate to ditch self-imposed marijuana purchase limits

Zachary Comeau |

After months of product purchase limits due to a high demand and being one of only two recreational cannabis stores on the East Coast, Cultivate is now allowing customers to purchase up to the...

Redemption Rock Brewing to open Saturday in Worcester

Zachary Comeau |

Redemption Rock Brewing Co., Worcester' fifth brewery and second on Shrewsbury Street, will open Saturday.

The new Vision

After slowly taking over more responsibilities from founder Laura DiBenedetto for 2.5 years, Julia Becker Collins in December assumed control at Vision Advertising, two months after it moved from...

Tax breaks are a short-term win

It's easy to vilify businesses for taking tax breaks from local governments, even if they are bringing in jobs and investment

Use zoning to your development's advantage


Local zoning ordinances and bylaws are essential to comprehensive municipal planning and are intended to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the public. Yet, they are often times far...

For local governments, the potential upside of tax breaks outweighs the risk

Grant Welker |

This hit-or-miss nature has been an unavoidable part of communities' use of business tax breaks over the last two decades.

Paying for growth: Tax breaks central to Central Mass. economic development

Grant Welker |

Communities have often used tax deals to help companies in what officials say is the most important tool they can use in economic development.

Central Mass. officials pushing federal development incentive

Grant Welker |

For neighborhoods in Central Massachusetts overlooked by developers, there's a potential salvation: a new federal tax incentive program.

IPG CEO sues U.S. Treasury over Russian oligarch list

Zachary Comeau |

The Russian-American billionaire founder and chief executive of Oxford-based IPG Photonics is suing the U.S. Department of the Treasury for listing him as a Russian oligarch.

Fidelity, Berkshire offer loan programs for furloughed federal workers

Leominster-based Fidelity Bank and Pittsfield-based Berkshire Bank are offering their help until the government is opened.

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