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    Results Found: 32
    Friday, January 20, 2017
    Where to focus your IT budget in 2017 Uncertain times call for wise planning in IT. Global political uncertainty and flat company revenues mean budgets will be stalled for the near future, affecting investment in not just products but people. It sounds dire; however, four clear themes remain relevant in governing IT budget spend for 2017. Hardware and software Research from Spiceworks, a network ...read more
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    Friday, January 20, 2017
    Federal Law Alert January 20th, 2017 18:00 New Form I-9 Required Starting January 22 The new Form I-9, released November 14, must be used starting Sunday, January 22. Since its release, employers have been able to use either the new form (with a revision date of 11/14/2016) or the old form (with a revision date of 03/08/2013). Beginning on January 22, however, the old form will no longer be ...read more
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    Friday, January 20, 2017
    Credit union offering free home appraisals For Immediate Release (Jan. 20, 2017) – Workers Credit Union is offering a free home appraisal to anyone who applies for a mortgage over the next few months. “We were looking for another way to give back to our members and thought this would be a great way to help future homeowners with the home-buying process,” said Sandra ...read more
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    Thursday, January 19, 2017
    Chip Shots Pub is located in Littleton at 245 Ayer Road. By Alexander Silva asilva@wickedlocal.com Chip Shots Pub has been located in Littleton off Ayer Road since 2006 and provided local patrons with a place grab a bite to eat and work on their golf swing. Owner David Horn bought the pub in 2010 and manages day-to-day operations. The Littleton Independent recently asked Horn some questions about ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 17, 2017
    (BOSTON)—The board of directors of Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance today re-elected Rick Green as its chairman for a sixth consecutive term. Green, who is reportedly considering a run for Senate in 2018 , was elected unanimously. The election was held at the annual meeting of the non-profit advocacy group, held this afternoon in Boston. In addition to electing a chairman and board members, ...read more
    Categories: Business Information, Chamber Member, Community News, Public Policy
    Tuesday, January 17, 2017
    Ask Tom: "How do I save money on energy at a time when my budget is so tight from the holidays?" Tom Says: "As we head into a new year it is time to look at what is coming up in 2017. Winter is the most challenging of our four distinct seasons, from the lack of sun light to increased home energy cost. And, don't forget the Holiday Season, snow and ice season and we can never ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 17, 2017
    The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education (BHE) voted Tuesday to approve Dr. James Vander Hooven as the third president of Mount Wachusett Community College since the school was founded in 1963. The vote took place at a special meeting in Boston, with members of the board speaking to Dr. Vander Hooven’s experience and commitment to accessible higher education. “I look forward to ...read more
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    Monday, January 16, 2017
    Nashoba Valley Medical Center Launches Weight Loss Surgery Services Center for Weight Control Also Welcomes Bariatric Surgeon John Hwang, MD, to the Medical Staff Ayer, MA – Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s (NVMC) Center for Weight Control now offers surgical weight loss services to help patients who have struggled to maintain long-term weight loss, and have a body mass index (BMI) of ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 11, 2017
    Paying Taxes on Household Help Tax rules for hiring household help are complex, and one mistake can bring on a tax headache that most of us would prefer to avoid. If you're thinking about hiring someone to work around the house or babysit your children, read this first. FULL ARTICLE at HERE
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    Wednesday, January 11, 2017
    Summer 2017 Blockbuster: O'neil Cinemas Underway at The Point Cinema Launches Exciting Retail Streetscape Component Construction is well underway at the new O’neil Cinemas located at The Point, a 540,000-square-foot retail destination located at the intersection of I-495 (Exit 31) and Route 119 in Littleton, MA. A key component of Sam Park & Co.’s vision for The Point, the ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 10, 2017
    Leominster Credit Union to hold annual Blanket and Warm Clothing Drive LEOMINSTER, MA, January 9, 2017 – Leominster Credit Union is collecting new blankets and warm clothing for the annual blanket/clothing drive to provide warmth and aid to families in need in our local communities. The blanket and warm clothing drive is in partnership with Massachusetts Credit Unions and the Massachusetts ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 10, 2017
    On Saturday January 21 st at 1 PM, the Fort Devens Museum will host a program about the 26 th “Yankee” Division in World War 1. The centerpiece of the program will be screening of a tastefully compiled DVD, "Yanks Fight the Kaiser: A National Guard Division in WWI." The National Guard division is the 26th or Yankee Division, made up of men from New England, the first full ...read more
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    Monday, January 09, 2017
    Ashby Resident receives Safety Hero Award from Steward Health Care ASHBY, MA — Ashby resident and Nashoba Valley Medical Center Registered Nurse Michelle Travers, pictured left, was recently recognized as a Patient Safety Hero during Steward Health Care’s semi-annual Patient Safety Day. Patient Safety Day is a statewide Steward Health Care event that recognizes staff who go above and ...read more
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    Friday, January 06, 2017
    The Town of Ayer was recently recognized for receiving 12 MassDEP Recycling Dividend Program points. Only 19 of 173 participating communities received more points than Ayer. The 12 points we received translates into $2400 for the town to spend on recycling endeavors such as purchasing equipment, supporting school recycling and composting programs and publicizing the wide -and increasing- variety ...read more
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    Friday, January 06, 2017
    TRY A FREE 30-MINUTE LESSON AT INDIAN HILL MUSIC ON FREE LESSON DAY -- SATURDAY JANUARY 28 LITTLETON, MA (January 6, 2017) -- Discover your potential with a free music lesson at Indian Hill Music School! Free Lesson Day is Saturday, January 28 at 36 King Street, Littleton, MA. Register now for a free 30-minute lesson with one of our 60+ exceptional faculty. Choose from piano, voice, strings, ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 04, 2017
    More information at the Town of Westford website HERE Request for Quotes for Irrigation Well, Pump, Holding Tank Installation and Testing An artisanal well to irrigate up to 6 acres with a desired flow of >15 GPM. Location: Community Garden at Day Field, 41 Graniteville Road, Westford MA 01886 The Agricultural Commission will provide: -Shed for housing the well pump & control assemblies ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 04, 2017
    CLINTON SAVINGS BANK SERVES UP ANOTHER YEAR OF GOODWILL AT W.H.E.A.T (CLINTON, Mass., January 3, 2017) –During last week of November, Clinton Savings Bank’s employee volunteers made and served up a delicious homemade meal to W.H.E.A.T Community Café patrons as they do once every quarter throughout the year. The year-long commitment began and is accomplished by the pure ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 04, 2017
    Fidelity Bank Names Fitchburg Branch Manager, Vice President FITCHBURG—January 4, 2017 -Patricia Caisse recently joined Fidelity Bank as vice president, branch and business development manager of its Fitchburg office. She was vice president and branch manager of TD Bank’s Leominster office. She has 25 years of experience in banking, beginning with the Workers Credit Union and later ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 04, 2017
    Fidelity Bank Names Worcester Branch Manager and Assistant VP LEOMINSTER, January 4, 2017 - Kristen DiMeco has been promoted to Worcester branch manager and assistant vice president. She joined Fidelity Bank in 2015 as the assistant branch manager in Worcester. "Kristen quickly adapted to our LifeDesign culture and has been a valuable asset to Fidelity Bank in the short time she has been ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 04, 2017
    Fidelity Bank in Princeton Names Assistant Branch Manager PRINCETON-January 4, 2017-Fidelity Bank's Princeton branch has a new person in charge. Deborah Gray was recently named assistant branch manager in charge of the office there. Most recently, she was assistant branch manager with TD Bank in Orange. She was responsible for the daily running of the branch, coaching employees to drive ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 03, 2017
    MWCC Admissions Hosting Enrollment Express Event GARDNER - Mount Wachusett Community College is hosting its annual spring Enrollment Express event at the Gardner campus on Jan. 7 and 10. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7 and 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Enrollment Express events are an all-inclusive onboarding program that allow perspective students to carry ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 03, 2017
    With the help of a $1.5-million tax-exempt bond from MassDevelopment issued on Tuesday, Worcester early education nonprofit The Guild of St. Agnes will buy a 19,600-square-foot child care center. The Guild is purchasing the center from the Webster-based MAPFRE Insurance Co., which also owns the building where the center and The Guild are located. The child care center serves 160 children aged ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 03, 2017
    Worcester financial institution Rollstone Bank & Trust announced Tuesday the hiring of a new executive vice president and chief operating officer. Arthur Feehan will help the bank through its leadership transition, in anticipation of the retirement of Executive Vice President Linda Racine, in addition to typical COO duties of running the operations and information technology departments of ...read more
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    Thursday, December 29, 2016
    Instructions for Applying for a Bolton Burning Permit. The 2017 Open Burning Season starts on January 15 th and goes until April 30 th . You may begin applying for a burning permit starting on January 1, 2017. If you wish to burn brush, you are required to have a permit. Permits can be acquired online using these simple instructions. Anyone who does not have access to a computer may also call the ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 28, 2016
    Applicants sought for Lancaster manager By Peter Jasinski pjasinski@sentinel andenterprise.com LANCASTER — Selectmen met for a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss posting an opening for a new town administrator after current administrator Ryan McNutt was offered a similar position in New Hampshire. “We’ll be accepting applications as soon as it’s posted, which should be ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 28, 2016
    12/28/16 Looks like we are getting some snow! Since it's school vacation, it's up to us to make the call on Friday whether it is safe to open the pantry. If you have any questions about whether we are open on Friday if there is snow, please check our Facebook page, our website ( www.loavesfishespantry.org ) or call (978) 772-4627 for a recorded message by 7:00AM. Thank you! Loaves & ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 27, 2016
    Steward Health Care and Nashoba Valley Medical Center Announce Appointment of New System-wide Chief Medical Officer Joseph Weinstein, MD New chief medical officer brings decades of patient-centered experience to leadership role Ayer, MA – The Steward Health Care System and Nashoba Valley Medical Center recently announced Joseph Weinstein, MD, as Steward’s new system-wide chief ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 27, 2016
    Couple has Ayer factory on cutting edge in cutlery By Anne O’Connor aoconnor@nashoba valleyvoice.com AYER — A unexpected thing happened after a Framingham couple purchased a small factory as an investment. “We fell in love,” said Mimi Younkins, who, with her husband Mark Furman, bought the R. Murphy Knife Factory in 2009. Their accountant suggested the purchase and the ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 27, 2016
    The Devens ice rink is now open! Come visit during daylight hours at the lot off Antietam Street, between the Parker Charter School and Willard Park. This small, manmade rink has conditions similar to a pond’s ice surface. The Devens Department of Public Works maintains the rink, but skaters should bring shovels to clear the ice during snowstorms since DPW will be treating the roads during ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 27, 2016
    GARDNER – The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 907 have continued their ongoing support of the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation’s Veteran’s Memorial Scholarship Fund with a donation of $2,000. President Daniel M. Asquino, Foundation Executive Director Carla Zottoli, and Sarah Savoie from MWCC Veteran’s Affairs department recently accepted the generous ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 27, 2016
    Fitchburg human services nonprofit LUK Inc. has named Beth Barto as its new chief executive officer, according to an announcement from the agency. Barto will begin serving as CEO on Jan. 1, the nonprofit said last week. She joined LUK in 2006 and currently serves as the director of quality assurance and director of trauma services for the organization. Barto, a licensed mental health counselor, ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 02, 2016
    Sam Park & Co. announced that Winter Ice, an outdoor skating rink will open in mid-November at The Point, the mixed-use retail destination located at the intersection of I-495 and Route 119 between Routes 2 and 3 in Littleton, MA. Ideal for skaters of all ages and skill levels from beginners to figure skaters and hockey teams, Winter Ice at The Point will be open through February. “Our ...read more
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