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  • News for Chamber Member

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018
    In Fitchburg, the art of recoveryBy Julia Sarcinelli, Correspondent UPDATED:   02/09/2018 07:02:55 AM EST FITCHBURG -- The Fitchburg Art Museum Community Gallery was filled Sunday for its new exhibit, "The Opioid Project." "I'm just really grateful. It makes my heart full to see everyone come together and actually care," said Charlie Draleau, whose painting "On Recovery" is featured in the ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 20, 2018
    BY ZACHARY COMEAU   Digital First Media, the Denver-based owners of the Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise, won the auction for ownership of the Boston Herald with an $11.9-million bid in a lengthy bankruptcy proceeding Tuesday night. According to the Boston Herald's own reporting of its bankruptcy auction, the company outbid two other bidders, Revolution Capital and GateHouse Media, the latter ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 20, 2018
    BY ZACHARY COMEAU Because of the federal tax changes, Fidelity Bank in Leominster said on Wednesday it is raising its minimum wage to $15 and is giving staff members below the level of vice president a $500 bonus. The minimum wage will increase to $14.25 with a commitment to raise it to $15 by 2020, the bank announced. Congress in December passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which overhauled the ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 20, 2018
    Bryley Basics: When to filter email by domain rather than by a single addressby JWheeler and MMorelHave you ever had trouble receiving email from someone, even after you have added their address to your email filter's allow list or whitelist?  In some instances you may be able to solve this problem simply by adding the domain from the contact's email address to your allow list, rather than ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 20, 2018
    Dueling Pianos Event Supports Mission of Habitat for Humanity North Central MA  (Acton, MA) February 14, 2017 – Get ready for an evening of laughter and music with the antics of Rob Steen and company at Habitat for Humanity’s “Dueling Pianos” event on Friday, April 6th at the Devens Common Center.  Join us for some great entertainment while supporting a worthwhile cause.  All proceeds from the ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 20, 2018
    Tea Time Speaker Series Presents: A Panel on African American Leadership in North Central Massachusetts  GARDNER – Mount Wachusett Community College’s Tea Time Speaker Series will celebrate Black History Month with a luncheon and a panel discussion on African American Leadership in North Central Massachusetts on Monday, Feb. 26 from 12 to 2 p.m.  “Please join us as we celebrate the leadership of ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 20, 2018
    Fast-growing Westford restaurant chain 110 Grill is opening its 13th location Feb. 27 in Athol. The casual American restaurant began its first location in Chelmsford in 2014, and has since grown quickly across Central and Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. The 5,800-square-foot, 180-seat restaurant 110 Grill in Athol will open on Market Drive, in the Market Basket-anchored North ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 20, 2018
    BY BRAD KANE At the Economic Forecast Forum on Friday in Worcester, the senior policy advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston said the national unemployment rate is unsustainably low, possibly leading to another recession. The Massachusetts unemployment rate is 3.1 percent, and it is 3.2 percent in Worcester County, as measured for December by the state Executive Office of Labor & ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 14, 2018
        NAUTI SELTZER TO LAUNCH FIRST ROSÉFLAVORED HARD SELTZERNauti Rosé To Jump In And Appeal To Drinkers In Explosive Rosé Wine Category  Nauti Seltzer is looking to go beyond the hard seltzer category with the announcement of their newest flavor, Nauti Rosé. Nauti Rosé is a refreshing and delightful interpretation of a sparking rosé wine. Nauti Rosé combines wonderful hints of mandarin orange, ...read more
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    Monday, February 12, 2018
     Missing Important Tax Forms? Here's what to do If you are ready to file your taxes but are missing important tax forms here's what you should do.   Dube & Hazelwood, P.C.19 Water StreetLeominster, MA 01453www.dh-cpas.com 978-537-0716
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    Friday, February 09, 2018
    Contact:   Jason Lefferts                   Jason.w.lefferts@state.ma.us                  (617) 933-3141  Massachusetts Health Connector completes successful Open Enrollment with stable membership, providing affordable, quality coverage to 250,000 members  BOSTON – February 8, 2018 – The Massachusetts Health Connector finished Open Enrollment on Jan. 23 with stable membership, despite premium ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 06, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kara Fossey, 978-772-1286, kfossey@fortdevensmuseum.org   Photo: David A. Accetta, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), U.S. Army   The chief of public affairs for Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center is the guest speaker on Saturday, February 17th, at Fort Devens Museum at 1:00 PM. Speaker Lt. Col. (Retired) David A. Accetta will tell the story ...read more
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    Monday, February 05, 2018
    Fidelity Bank steps up for Habitat for HumanitySentinel & EnterpriseUPDATED:   02/03/2018 09:56:18 AM EST FITCHBURG -- Fidelity Bank volunteers recently got their hands dirty helping build a new home on Henry Street for the Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts. The home is for the Yang family, which has seven children including four with special needs. Carolyn Read, executive ...read more
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    Monday, February 05, 2018
    Sentinel & Enterprise to launch virtual operationBy Peter Jasinski, pjasinski@sentinelandenterprise.com UPDATED:   02/04/2018 10:00:33 AM EST FITCHBURG -- The Sentinel & Enterprise is saying farewell to the two-story brick building on Main Street that it has called home for decades, and taking its local news, advertising and business office to a virtual digital operation. The move, which will ...read more
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    Monday, February 05, 2018
    Rollstone donates $8,800 to food pantriesSentinel & Enterprise UPDATED:   02/04/2018 10:18:46 AM EST FITCHBURG -- Each December, Rollstone Bank & Trust provides customers an opportunity to make a charitable donation in exchange for calendars and gift envelopes. This year, the bank also matched all customer donations and local food pantries were the chosen charity, with five area organizations ...read more
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    Monday, February 05, 2018
    Mental Health Check in 2018By Montu Patel, MD Steward Medical Group and Nashoba Valley Medical Center  The start of a new year is often a time to plan for the future and embrace new goals. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to focus on losing weight. But in setting health goals, it is important to consider physical and mental health - which often goes neglected, but is equally as ...read more
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    Monday, February 05, 2018
    Video Blog: How Will Automation and Robotics Affect the Economy?By Christopher Geehern, Feb 5, 2018 8:30:00 AM How will artificial intelligence, automation and robotics affect the Massachusetts economy? The Associated Industries of Massachusetts Economic Outlook Forum tackled that question on January 26. Expert analysts included, left to right, moderator Jeff Brown, Business Editor of WBZ radio in ...read more
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    Friday, February 02, 2018
    Lifelong Learning Courses at MWCC Prepare Workforce; Provide Ongoing Education  GARDNER – MWCC has announced its latest round of lifelong learning classes, with courses aimed at addressing community needs, workforce development and providing an avenue for curious minds in the region.  MWCC’s lifelong learning courses include a wide-array of noncredit courses designed for people continuing their ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    BY ZACHARY COMEAU A federal court has found a Chinese wind turbine manufacturer guilty of stealing trade secrets from Devens-based AMSC, which the company says caused the loss of more than $1 billion in market capitalization and 70 percent of its workforce. A jury of 12 returned a guilty verdict on three counts: conspiracy to defraud the United States, theft of trade secrets and wire ...read more
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    Monday, January 29, 2018
    Page Hilltop continues Great Kindness ChallengeBy M.E. Jones, Correspondent UPDATED:   01/27/2018 09:23:24 AM EST AYER -- Caught up in a global movement that fosters and spotlights acts of kindness and tries to change the world for the better, dozens of Page Hilltop Elementary School students joined parents, teachers and local residents for a block Dance for Kindness on Ayer's Main Street this ...read more
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    Monday, January 29, 2018
    AIM President: Technology Key to Solving Worker Shortage Posted by Christopher Geehern on Jan 26, 2018 1:14:00 PM   Robotics, artificial intelligence and automation hold the unique promise of resolving the shortage of skilled workers that threatens the economic future of Massachusetts, AIM President and Chief Executive Officer Richard C. Lord said this morning. Delivering the fourth annual ...read more
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    Monday, January 29, 2018
    Miller settles in as Shirley's interim leaderBy M. E. Jones UPDATED:   01/29/2018 08:50:48 AM EST SHIRLEY - Time was tight when the Board of Selectmen at a meeting earlier this month interviewed two candidates to temporarily replace Town Administrator Patrice Garvin. With her departure date just days away, the board voted two to one to offer the interim job to Travis Miller. Selectmen Enrico ...read more
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    Thursday, January 25, 2018
    Worcester nonprofit Seven Hills Family Services, an affiliate of the Seven Hills Foundation, has been selected by the Executive Office of Health and Humans Services to lead agencies across Central and Eastern Massachusetts in coordinating care for 4,500 Medicaid patients, the nonprofit said in a statement last week. Doing business as the Massachusetts Care Coordination Network, Seven Hills and ...read more
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    Thursday, January 25, 2018
    Energy grid and planning company AMSC of Devens has begun work on an electrical control system for a wind turbine manufacturer helping to build an offshore wind project in South Korea. The company in November began working with South Korea's Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction on the development of an electrical control system for 5.5-megawatt wind turbines slated for a 2.5-gigawatt ...read more
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    Thursday, January 25, 2018
    January 25, 2018  China says your recyclables don't measure up  It's not apparent at the curb yet, but recycling programs across Massachusetts are taking a big hit right now because of a new Chinese policy limiting the amount of contaminants the country will accept in shipments of waste paper and some other scrap materials.  The new level, set at a half of a percent for waste paper and many ...read more
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