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    Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    Nashoba Valley Technical High School Superintendent Denise P. Pigeon recently received her Doctor of Educational Leadership degree from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Pigeon found out the same day that Nashoba Tech’s Class of 2017 celebrated its graduation. In her address to the 185 graduates, she informed them, and the crowd of family, friends and onlookers, that she is also a member of ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    Uber, Lyft and other TNC drivers - close insurance gaps If you drive for a Transportation Network Company (TNC), there's good news on the insurance front. Several insurance carriers are now offering a personal auto insurance policy endorsement to close a coverage gap that exists for TNC drivers. Drivers need to clearly understand the details of how the TNC provided insurance and their ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    Original article HERE JUNE 27, 2017 BY COLLEEN 8 Important Things To Remember Before You Network Growing a successful business requires participation or some involvement in networking. Luckily, over the years the networking world has flourished. Whatever your interest is, there is a networking group for you. Amid celebrity appearances, boat cruises, whiskey & wine tastings, and paint nights, ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 27, 2017
    Drs. Stephen and Pamela Jarboe of Community Chiropractic, located in Acton and Groton, held their annual Teachers Appreciation Night on Wednesday, June 14 at The Bull Run Restaurant. Teachers from Groton, Dunstable, Ayer, Shirley, Acton and surrounding towns were honored with a night of free food, drinks, raffle prizes, giveaways, chair massage, and reflexology. The event was co-sponsored by 360 ...read more
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    Monday, June 26, 2017
    The year 2017 will mark 100 years since Camp Devens was carved out of the “wilderness” with 43,700,000 feet of lumber, 3,260,000 square feet of wallboard, 8,938 doors, 20 carloads of nails, and 20 miles of roads. It’s an anniversary worth celebrating as the beginning of a century that would leave indelible marks on well over a million soldiers, civilians, and local residents. ...read more
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    Friday, June 23, 2017
    BAKER OFFERS BUDGET CONFEREES $315 MILLION HEALTH CARE PLAN By Matt Murphy STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JUNE 20, 2017.....Employers would be counted on to pay $200 million more a year over the next two years to help pay for rising expenses in the state's $16.6 billion Medicaid program under a plan the Baker administration presented to the Legislature Tuesday to balance next ...read more
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    Friday, June 23, 2017
    On Wednesday, Margaret Miley of Acton and Melissa Fetterhoff of Shirley were honored as members of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2017 class of Unsung Heroines. Ms. Miley and Ms. Fetterhoff were nominated by State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) and State Representative Jennifer Benson (D-Lunenburg), respectively, for their dedication to improving our communities. ...read more
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    Thursday, June 22, 2017
    The Fair Share Amendment , which took another step toward the 2018 ballot this month, promises to bring millions of new dollars to education and transportation. MBAE has a keen interest in how any new money for education is spent. We are deeply concerned that the current K-12 education funding system does not ensure that state funds allocated for needier students are actually spent on those ...read more
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    Thursday, June 22, 2017
    BREAKING NEWS The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed an expansive rewrite of the voter-approved marijuana legalization law Wednesday — a bill that would undo major aspects of the referendum passed by 1.8 million voters just seven months ago. The 126-28 vote sets up a showdown with the Senate, which is expected Thursday to greenlight a much more modest adjustment of the ...read more
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    Thursday, June 22, 2017
    Lydia Vazquez of Leominster Credit Union Named a Cooperative Credit Union Association Rising Star LEOMINSTER, MA – Leominster Credit Union announces that Lydia Vazquez, Assistant Vice President of Residential Lending and Fair Lending Compliance has been named a Credit Union Rising Star by the Cooperative Credit Union Association. The Credit Union Rising Star Award honors “outstanding ...read more
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    Thursday, June 22, 2017
    We are excited to share with you that Masy BioServices’ management team has grown! To better support our continuous year-over-year growth and foster the expansion of our services, Masy has split the President and CEO positions. Laurie Masiello will continue in her role as company President, and effective June 5th Stephen Lane was appointed Masy’s new CEO. Steve brings a wealth of ...read more
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    Thursday, June 22, 2017
    Summer 2017 United Way Offers Pre-Packaged Food for Summer Programs When summer comes and children don't have access to free and reduced school lunches, many families struggle. If your summer youth program needs help filling the pantry, United Way of North Central Mass may be able to help. For more information, contact Maribeth Janssens at 978-345-1577 ext. 303.
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    Thursday, June 22, 2017
    Summer CAC Meal Schedule for Gardner All meals are free and are served at noon. Thursday, July 6th at the First Baptist Church/14 High Street/Gardner Thursday, July 13th at the First Congregational Church/28 High Street/Gardner Thursday, July 20th at the First Congregational Church/28 High Street/Gardner Thursday, July 27th at the First Congregational Church/28 High Street/Gardner Thursday, ...read more
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    Thursday, June 22, 2017
    YouthWorks is a four week summer job program for Ayer residents who will be at least 14 as of July 3, 2017, and will be enrolled in high school next year. The goal of the Program is to serve as a young person’s first job experience and provide exposure to the world of work and job responsibilities. Program Goals: This program is directed at 14 to 16 year olds and aims to: Develop ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    MassDevelopment has partnered with Fidelity Bank of Leominster to provide an $11.5 million loan to Whalom Road LLC, a real-estate subsidiary owned by developer Gary Lorden of Townsend. Lorden will use loan proceeds to build Whalom Luxury Apartments, a mixed-income rental housing development in Lunenburg. The project will consist of five three-story buildings with 120 one- and two-bedroom ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    (CLINTON, Mass., June 21, 2017) – Clinton Savings Bank (clintonsavings.com) announced today that Paula H. Mollov, formerly Assistant Vice President/Consumer Loan Officer, has evolved into the role of Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Originator. Real Estate is a passion of Mollov and in this position she will be responsible for connecting existing homeowners and potential homebuyers, both ...read more
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    Monday, June 19, 2017
    The Nashua Valley Council Executive Board is leading an effort with other councils in Massachusetts to develop a Boy Scouts of America specialty license plate. Proceeds collected from these Scouting vanity plates would be returned to our councils to help extend Scouting to more youth across the Commonwealth. To pre-register for a plate, we need interested parties to send in a check for $40.00 per ...read more
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    Monday, June 19, 2017
    Through a partnership with Nexamp – the Massachusetts-based solar company that developed and built the first solar project at Mohegan Council's Treasure Valley Reservation (among the largest in the Commonwealth!) – residents and small businesses in our Scouting community can sign up to save 15% on annual electricity costs through Nexamp’s Solarize My Bill community solar ...read more
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    Monday, June 19, 2017
    Workforce Training Fund workshop for employers – July 19, 2017, 1pm-3pm Doubletree Hotel, Leominster, MA The North Central Career Centers, Commonwealth Corporation and the North Central Chamber of Commerce invite you to a free workshop to learn about the Workforce Training Fund. This program provides grants to employers in Massachusetts to invest in employee training. A recent Harvard ...read more
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    Friday, June 16, 2017
    We are excited to officially welcome Wendy Walter, Esthetician back to Groton Wellness tomorrow! Wendy is excited to be part So many of you know her and have missed her. ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Wendy Walter is a Licensed Esthetician, Clay Specialist, Vodder Lymph Drainage, & Reiki Practitioner Wendy is a Dr. Hauschka certified esthetician. She is also one of our clay bath technicians and is ...read more
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    Thursday, June 15, 2017
    The Memorial Garden committee of Ayer plans to install a new plaque to continue the tradition of honoring Ayer military Veterans and is seeking Veterans who qualify to participate. Veterans who have Ayer as their home of record on their DD form 214 or who have resided in Ayer for not less than 10 years who’ve served honorably and are not recognized elsewhere qualify to have their names ...read more
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    Thursday, June 15, 2017
    Leominster, MA - For the seventeenth consecutive year, Leominster Credit Union participated in Children’s Book Month, an annual event sponsored by the Cooperative Credit Union Association. During the month of April LCU members and employees collected donations of 1,375 new and used children’s books. The books were distributed to the Red Raiders Lending Library program and various ...read more
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    Thursday, June 15, 2017
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    Thursday, June 15, 2017
    Original article HERE Kyle Morse moved to Shirley in 2014. The owner of Nebula Consulting and his wife were looking for a less-expensive option than living in Arlington or Concord. What sold them on the area was the price. Both telecommute at least part of the week, and the ability to work from home is what will draw millennials to the area, said Morse, 31. As Nashoba Valley towns such as ...read more
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    Thursday, June 15, 2017
    By Alexander Silva asilva@wickedlocal.com More parking is on the way for the Littleton Commuter Rail Station after the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) recently allocated funding to expand the existing lot. However, the number of additional parking spaces is in question, with potential net gains ranging from 43 to 109 new spaces, according to Town Administrator Keith Bergman. There are ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    AYER MASS., May 23, 2017 -- David Melpignano of Groton is the new Public Access Manager for the Ayer Public Access Corporation (APAC) www.ayerpac.org . Melpignano, who has extensive experience writing and producing film and video for broadcast, will be responsible for assisting residents who want to use APAC facilities and equipment to create their own videos for broadcast on Comcast Channel ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    Original article HERE How technology is changing the way our children learn Digital technology is revolutionizing many parts of our lives, whether it’s communications, transport, entertainment, personal finance or even shopping. Education is no different, with advancements in digital tech transforming the way students learn in schools around the world. While Chromebooks have become ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    WESTFORD — The fourth annual Nashoba Valley Technical High School Alumni Golf Tournament, to benefit Nashoba Tech athletics, is set for Monday, Aug. 7, at 9 a.m., at Butter Brook Golf Club, 157 Carlisle Road, Westford. It will be a shotgun scramble format. Cost is $125 per player or $500 per foursome, which includes golf cart, driving range, continental breakfast, beverages and snacks, and ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    Sales Tax Holiday Multiple bills relative to the Sales Tax Holiday (STH) have been scheduled for a public hearing before the Joint Committee on Revenue on June 20 th at 1:00 PM at the State House in Boston . The hearing info and agenda is here: https://malegislature.gov/Events/Hearings/Detail/2631 . Coming off a year without a STH, it’s clear that this year the retail industry needs to ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    Original article HERE Paid Leave Proposals Not Reasonable or Manageable Posted by John Regan on Jun 13, 2017 1:00:00 PM Editor’s Note: The following testimony opposing paid leave was delivered to the State House by AIM today. The testimony was provided to the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development regarding HB 2172 and SB 1048. My name is John R. Regan, Executive Vice President ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    The expansion of the Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) campus in Devens, Massachusetts was completed in early 2016. The expansion project added two new buildings to the 89-acre Devens campus to include a Biologics Development Building for designing processes for the early production of investigational medicines, and a Clinical Manufacturing Building where investigational medicines will be produced to ...read more
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    Monday, June 12, 2017
    Deciding to start a business is an exciting time in your life, but there is more to it than simply writing a business plan. It also means filing the proper state and federal forms that make your business a legal entity and allow you to hire and pay your employees. Here's a quick look at what you need to do first. For full article - click HERE Dube & Hazelwood, P.C. 80 Erdman Way, Suite ...read more
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    Monday, June 12, 2017
    Original article HERE Paid Leave Bill Would Create Massive New State Bureaucracy Posted by Brad MacDougall on Jun 12, 2017 8:30:00 AM If you’re an employer who enjoys navigating the endless disputes, hearings and paperwork of state bureaucracies – think the unemployment system – then you’ll love the proposal now before the Massachusetts Legislature to mandate paid family ...read more
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    Monday, June 12, 2017
    Original article HERE Baker-Polito Administration Awards Over $1 Million in Climate Vulnerability Preparedness Funding to 71 Communities Program Will Help Communities Prepare for Climate Change and Build Resilience WAREHAM – June 8, 2017 – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced over $1 million in grant funding and designation status has been awarded to 71 towns and cities ...read more
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    Monday, June 12, 2017
    Original article HERE Studios filming 10-part series based on Stephen King stories By Rick Sobey, rsobey@lowellsun.com DEVENS -- Stephen King's world is about to take over. No, residents shouldn't fret about a rabid dog named Cujo running around, nor will people get possessed by supernatural forces. New England Studios will only have the look of King's fictional town -- Castle Rock, ...read more
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    Monday, June 12, 2017
    Leominster Credit Union Participates in United Way of North Central Mass Meal Packing Event Leominster, MA – A Leominster Credit Union team of volunteers recently participated in the Combat Hunger food packaging event for the United Way of North Central Massachusetts. This was the 4 th event held at the Town and Country Apartments in Leominster where in 3-4 hours approximately 90 volunteers ...read more
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    Thursday, June 08, 2017
    ​Nashoba Valley Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award American Heart Association Award recognizes Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s commitment to quality stroke care Ayer, MA – Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines ® ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 07, 2017
    We want to let all of you know that we will be closed Tuesday July 4 through Saturday July 8. We will reopen our usual hours on Tuesday July 11. Also as of July 1, we will be increasing prices. Our new price list is available on our website or you can feel free to come pick up a brochure from us at the salon. Color prices may vary depending on the amount of color used, but we will be able to ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 07, 2017
    MassTaxConnect is Getting a New Look! MassTaxConnect will be updated on July 17, 2017. Our web-based application will be simplified with a more streamlined appearance, below is an example of what you can expect to see. MassTaxConnect will be mobile friendly! One of the most exciting new features is that MassTaxConnect will be mobile friendly. MassTaxConnect will support a variety of mobile ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 07, 2017
    CLINTON - On Thursday, June 8, at 6 p.m., the Bigelow Free Public Library will host a Cook by the Book cupcake competition. Cupcake Wars will be a competition based on taste, creativity, and visual appeal of homemade cupcakes. Judges will be Kristen Livoti, owner of Bella Cakes, and Ryan Carr, barista at Coffeelands. Cupcakes will be judged anonymously and the winner will take home a gift ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 07, 2017
    Fidelity Bank’s Employee Role Model Awardees Exemplify Bank’s Values of Doing Right by Clients and Communities LEOMINSTER, Mass. – June 6, 2017—Fidelity Bank’s 2017 Role Model Award and Mission Accomplished Award winners demonstrated the highest level of commitment to maintaining and supporting the bank’s culture and values during the last year. Mission ...read more
    Tuesday, June 06, 2017
    Aaronap Cellars is thrilled to announce that we recently leased our very own estate vineyard! Every so often, an opportunity comes along that you simply can't refuse to pass up. We are thrilled to lease the 4-year old Zoll Vineyard located in Lancaster, MA after current owner Zoll Cellars has decided to move their winery operations to Virginia. The 2-acre vineyard is planted in Marquette, ...read more
    Thursday, June 01, 2017
    OXFORD, MA: Michael Hewitt, President and CEO of bankHometown, announced “We are pleased to announce the promotions of our Hometown team members listed below. We are proud of their performance and accomplishments.” He added, “Hometown is a community bank with a focus on providing the best customer service and truly caring about the communities we serve. All of the individuals ...read more
    Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    Spring Mini Sessions! Our Spring Mini sessions are booking up! But, don't worry we still have plenty of times available. Now that the weather is nice, how about some great family photos? Book your mini session for your children or family for just $175! The Mini Session Package includes 3 digital images and an 8x10 keepsake print! We have many dates through June available. Click here to read ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    FORT DEVENS MUSEUM SPECIAL EVENTS 100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 2017 This year marks 100 years since Camp Devens was carved out of the "wilderness" with 43,700,000 feet of lumber, 3,260,000 square feet of wallboard, 8,938 doors, 20 carloads of nails, and 20 miles of roads. It's an anniversary worth celebrating as the beginning of a century that would leave indelible marks on well ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    The Nashua Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America has selected Douglas J. Petersen to receive its Distinguished Citizen Award for 2017. Petersen is the president/CEO for Workers Credit Union, a $1.5 billion financial institution headquartered in Fitchburg with 17 branches located throughout North Central Massachusetts, including in Leominster. Petersen joined the credit union in 1995 as the ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    The Littleton Electric Light Department recently received national recognition for providing reliable and safe electric service. The American Public Power Association has designated LELD as a Reliable Public Power Provider. The RP3 designation, which lasts for three years, recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    Constructed in 1869, the Sandy Pond School is Ayer’s oldest municipal building and only surviving single-room schoolhouse. It was originally built to serve the Groton, Massachusetts School District No. 11. When Ayer separated from Groton In 1871, it became part of the new community's school system and continued in that role until closed in 1906. Since 1908 it has been owned and ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    The UMass Donahue Institute recently released the latest issue of Mass Benchmarks . It examines current economic conditions, features a look at youth employment and investigates estimated costs and coverage associated with extending paid family and medical leave. Our Research Director, Raija Vaisanen, contributed an article for Endnotes where she discusses how the state can invest to reduce ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    Building bonds between Nashoba Valley, China Nashoba Publishing POSTED: 05/19/2017 07:36:05 AM EDT I had the opportunity to travel to China in early April for a nine-day trip (seven days plus two for travel) and I am so glad that I accepted. The trip was made possible through a group called CITSLINC, an organization bringing Chamber groups from the United States and Canada on this once in a ...read more
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