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Worcester State, Nichols form counter-terrorism degree agreement

Grant Welker |

Worcester State University criminal justice majors will be able to get a master's degree in counter-terrorism a year ahead of time under a new agreement with Nichols College in Dudley.

Swissturn employees given privacy to use marijuana outside of work

xford-based Swissturn has never drug tested prospective employees. Making sure employees are sober and aren't bringing marijuana to work is now the priority rather than policing the private lives of...

Harrington moving into new Sturbridge space

Grant Welker |

Harrington Healthcare will anchor a new 43,000-square-foot office building on Route 20 in Sturbridge.

Movers & Shakers

Twelve Central Mass. businesspersons have landed new roles at organizations like Reliant Medical Group, the Worcester County Bar Association and Rollstone Bank & Trust.

Central Mass is better off without a casino

Central Massachusetts is square in the middle of a robust gaming market without a casino to call our own. But, really, we don't need one.

B&Bs vs. Airbnbs

Grant Welker |

Bed-and-breakfasts used to be the little guys on the block in hospitality before anyone could rent their place on Airbnb. But in Central Mass., at least, they're holding their own.

Weed & the workplace

Zachary Comeau |

With cannabis legal to use in Massachusetts since December 2016, a worker could go home and toke up, akin to stopping by a pub for a beer. Well, not really.

SJC Drums nearly quadruples space with expansion

Zachary Comeau |

The main entrance of the company's new digs in Southbridge is highlighted by displays of kits used by some of the company's most famous clients, including drummers from Slipknot, Green Day and...

IPG loses $3B in value Tuesday morning

Oxford laser manufacturer IPG Photonics saw the values of its shares drop 27 percent on Tuesday morning, eroding $3 billion of its total valuation in a few hours.

SJC Drums quadruples space with new Southbridge facility

Zachary Comeau |

The 60,000-square-foot facility custom drum manufacturer SJC Drums just moved into is booming with potential.

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