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  • News for Business Information

    Monday, December 11, 2017
    Kristen DiMeco joins Leominster Credit Union  Leominster, MA - Leominster Credit Union announces that Kristen DiMeco has joined the Credit Union as Branch Manager.  She will be responsible for managing the member service team and for the daily branch operations at the Clinton office.   DiMeco has worked in the financial services industry for over 14 years. Her experience includes staff ...read more
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    Friday, December 08, 2017
    hird-grade students in Ayer, Shirley and Harvard recently received dictionaries from the Rotary Club of Ayer, Harvard, Shirley and Devens. The dictionaries are a gift to each student to use at school and at home for years to come. Over three years, the Rotary Club has given more than 500 dictionaries to students. The effort is part of the nationwide Dictionary Project which seeks to provide the ...read more
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    Friday, December 08, 2017
    Shuttle service delivers to DevensThe Lowell Sun UPDATED:   11/29/2017 06:35:27 AM EST       By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com DEVENS -- Once a week or so, Peter Lowitt leaves his motor vehicle at home in West Concord. Instead of driving, he walks to the train station, takes the train to Ayer and hops on a shuttle to his Devens office. It is a commute almost 20 years in the ...read more
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    Thursday, December 07, 2017
    Joyce G. Leger appointed to Leominster Credit Union Board of Directors  LEOMINSTER, MA – The Board of Directors of Leominster Credit Union recently voted to appoint Joyce G. Leger as a Director.  Leger’s appointment results from the vacancy on the Board due to the     retirement of former Chairman Anthony Gasbarro.    “We are delighted to have Joyce join the LCU Board of Directors. She and her ...read more
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    Thursday, December 07, 2017
    bankHOMETOWN HIRES BRANCH MANAGER     OXFORD, MA:  Michael Hewitt, President and CEO of bankHometown, is pleased to announce the hiring of Karla Christiansen as the Branch Manager, AVP of the office in Sturbridge, MA.   Karla worked for bankHometown for two years as the Oxford Branch Manager, beginning in 2013 before leaving to work as a VP Relationship Manager for a bank in the Eastern, MA ...read more
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    Thursday, December 07, 2017
    Clinton Savings Bank Supports the Clinton Little League with a 10-Year Commitment  (CLINTON, Mass., December 6, 2017) – Clinton Savings Bank announced a ten thousand dollar commitment over the next ten years to the Clinton Little League to assist in procuring two new scoreboards.  Clinton Savings Bank’s mission of community banking and reinvesting in the community is at the forefront of the ...read more
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    Thursday, December 07, 2017
    Fitchburg, MWCC Sign Nursing Agreement FITCHBURG - Students will have more opportunities to pursue rewarding careers in nursing thanks to a new agreement signed today by the presidents of Mount Wachusett Community College and Fitchburg State University. The agreement, effective for the Spring 2018 semester, confirms that all students admitted to Mount Wachusett’s registered nurse (RN) program ...read more
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    Thursday, December 07, 2017
    BY GRANT WELKER Flights between Worcester Regional Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport will start May 3, jetBlue CEO Robin Hayes announced Thursday. The airline is starting with an introductory rate of $29. Flights may already be booked online. The flights to and from New York are the the third destination offered by jetBlue, joining two Florida cities: Fort Lauderdale and ...read more
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    Monday, December 04, 2017
    Commute Sustainably and Earn Rewards! Do you carpool, bike, walk, use transit or work from home? Using the NuRide app you could earn points towards rewards from JCPenny, Peapod, and more! Enter a single trip each month and you’ll be entered into monthly drawings for items like $50 Dunkin Donuts gift cards.Register today to earn your rewards! 
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    Friday, December 01, 2017
    TOWNSEND'S READY FOR A MOMENT IN THE MOVIESBy Chris Lisinski, clisinski@lowellsun.com POSTED:   12/01/2017 11:48:29 AM EST TOWNSEND -- There may not be a red carpet, but the town will unveil its big-screen debut with a celebration anyway. Just a few days after the television debut of "The Spruces and the Pines," an independent movie filmed in part at the D.J. Hussey Farm in Townsend, the farm's ...read more
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    Thursday, November 30, 2017
    Editor’s Note – The following article was written by Rudi Scheiber-Kurtz, CEO of Next Stage Solutions in Burlington, and Gregory R. Rush, Partner & Co-Founder of Dunn Rush & Co. of Boston. They will lead a webinar for AIM and the Exit Planning Exchange New England called “Would You Buy Your Business?” on Wednesday, Dec 6 at noon. Would you buy your business? A provocative question indeed, ...read more
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    Thursday, November 30, 2017
    Elisabeth Gennis, MD, Fellowship-trained, Orthopedic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon, Joins Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s Medical Staff    Ayer, MA– Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC) recently welcomed fellowship-trained, Orthopedic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon Elisabeth Gennis, MD, to its medical staff. Dr. Gennis specializes in carpal and cubital tunnel release, trigger finger ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    Handicapped parking bill a lawBy J.D. Capelouto, Statehouse CorrespondentUPDATED:   11/28/2017 08:00:40 AM EST BOSTON -- "It's not a problem for you if it's not a problem for you. But if it's a problem for you, it's a big problem." That's how Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday described what the state's inspector general has found to be widespread abuse of the commonwealth's handicapped ...read more
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    Monday, November 27, 2017
              Market Update: Are markets on the verge of a shift?  As U.S. markets experience notable highs, diversification may be key. Is your portfolio ready in the event of a market swing?  > Strategies to consider                  Will today’s geopolitics impact your portfolio?  As tensions in North Korea ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    BY GRANT WELKER At first, it looks to be an imagination at work, or maybe the doings of ghosts: groups of tall shelves stacked with packages of clothing and moving entirely on their own. But the 200 squat orange robots aren't that, or even the work of hidden engineers at a control panel. The robots work autonomously in perfect synchronization, never bumping into each other, even when they move ...read more
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    Monday, November 20, 2017
    Veterans unveil wall in Shirley's War Memorial BuildingBy M.E. Jones, Correspondent UPDATED:   11/18/2017 09:29:22 AM EST SHIRLEY -- A row of handsome, wood-framed plaques, aligned with military precision along a restored entrance wall in the War Memorial Building, honor town residents who died while serving their country in WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam. The names are inscribed behind glass, ...read more
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    Monday, November 20, 2017
      Reduced Employer Access to Criminal Records Harms Ex-Offenders Posted by Brad MacDougall on Nov 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM   Update: The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill last week that will narrow employer access to the criminal records of job applicants. AIM believes such restrictions will hurt the very ex-offenders they are designed to ...read more
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    Monday, November 20, 2017
      Education and Performance to Share Center Stageat the New Music Center at Indian Hill  State-of-the-art building with Music School, 1,000-seat Concert Hall,  and 300-seat Recital Hall will enable more education and performance opportunities for students,  provide a permanent home for the Orchestra of Indian Hill  and Indian Hill Music's professional concert series,and enhance the ...read more
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    Monday, November 20, 2017
    CLICK HERE for original article with videos   BY GRANT WELKER The farm of the future is in a nondescript greenhouse down a wooded residential road next to a site where the military once trained for the Vietnam War. This is where lettuce and arugula is grown without the touch of a single hand, and without a drop of irrigation that isn't rainwater. The produce is grown not in soil but in a ...read more
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    Monday, November 20, 2017
    CLICK HERE for original article   BY ZACHARY COMEAU Ayer-based Cambrooke Therapeutics has been acquired by a Japanese amino acid-based product manufacturer for $64 million. Cambrooke Therapeutics develops therapuetic nutrition for people with chronic health conditions who require specialized functional foods. With the acquisition, the company gains access to Japan-based Ajinomoto Co. Inc.'s ...read more
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    Monday, November 20, 2017
    ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE   Get Devens a proper workforce  Devens has been a resounding economic success since the former military base was transformed into the iconic MassDevelopment location less than 20 years ago. In the late 1990s, when Ayer, Harvard and Shirley voted to give the site to the state agency, few could have predicted the 100-year-old facility would be home to the likes of a ...read more
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    Monday, November 20, 2017
    ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE   After 100 years, Devens has become a technology hubPHOTO | GRANT WELKERBrian Lemerise, president of Quiet Logistics, stands in the 500,000-square-foot warehouse the company uses to ship retail goods using robots all over the world.BY GRANT WELKER The future was not promising for Fort Devens just over two decades ago when the military base was ordered closed along with ...read more
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    Monday, November 20, 2017
    ORIGINAL ARTICLE CLICK HERE   BY ZACHARY COMEAU The Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton has received a donation of items from a Massachusetts couple constituting the largest and most valuable gift since the museum was established in 2006. The museum did not specify the amount. The donation of 18th and 19th-century Russian icons and artifacts from Bourne, Mass. collectors Edward and Joan Simpson ...read more
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    Monday, November 20, 2017
    We would like to introduce our newest Community Lender, Felicia Freel. As a Community Lender, she is responsible for helping her customers reach their dream of owning a home by finding the best mortgage product to fit their needs. Felicia will be servings the towns of Ayer, Shirley, Lunenburg and Devens. Felicia began her banking career in 2007. She has worked as a Teller, Head Teller, and ...read more
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    Monday, November 20, 2017
    Original article   BY EMILY MICUCCI Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer and Steward Health Care Network have joined forces to form a MassHealth accountable care organization (ACO), a program designed by the Baker Administration to improve efficiency and quality within the state Medicaid According to a statement from Boston-based Steward on Monday, hundreds of physicians within the Nashoba ...read more
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    Monday, November 20, 2017
    BY EMILY MICUCCI The Baker Administration on Monday said it had secured approval from the federal government to extend existing small group health insurance rating factors in order to curb premium increases and encourage market stability for small employers. The rating factors are permitted under state law, but don't meet federal requirements. Through a series of requests to U.S. Department of ...read more
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    Monday, November 20, 2017
    Original article at Sentinel & Enterprise   New cinema has screen as big as Green MonsterBy Chris Lisinski, clisinski@lowellsun.com UPDATED:   11/16/2017 09:05:25 AM EST   LITTLETON -- Managers of the new O'neil Cinemas about to open in The Point describe it as the most advanced movie theater out there. The multiplex does certainly have some striking amenities, be it hundreds of ...read more
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    Monday, November 20, 2017
    Bolton and Harvard Selected for HeatSmart Mass The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) have selected, via a competitive bid process, seven communities (4 teams, including Bolton and Harvard) for the pilot round of the HeatSmart Mass program. Details are included ...read more
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    Monday, November 20, 2017
    Steward Physicians and Nashoba Valley Medical Center Join Innovative MassHealth Program to Improve Health Care Outcomes for Members As part of new Steward Health Choice health plan for MassHealth patients, local Steward doctors and Nashoba Valley Medical Center will play key roles in improved, local MassHealth care coordination  Ayer, MA – Through the new Steward Health Choice health ...read more
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    Monday, November 20, 2017
    Operation: Garage Clean Out  The garage shouldn't be a space where junk is left to accumulate and be forgotten. There are so many ways to put this space to good use, and it goes beyond just storing your car.        It can be a workshop, a workout area, or somewhere to do work on your bike and car. With so much potential there's no reason why you shouldn't make cleaning out the garage ...read more
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    Monday, November 20, 2017
    ORIGINAL ARTICLE AND VIDEO By Alana Melanson, amelanson@lowellsun.comUPDATED:   11/16/2017 09:57:27 AM EST FITCHBURG -- A child bathed in soft light is fascinated by a butterfly perched on his forefinger. Adolescents dance awkwardly at a 1991 Bat Mitzvah in Chicago. A little girl in a blue dress emerges from a dark, swirling forest into a desert-like clearing and bright blue sky above. These ...read more
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    Monday, November 20, 2017
    Small Business: Tax Breaks for Charitable GivingTax breaks for charitable giving are not limited to individuals; your small business can benefit from them as well. If you own a small to medium size business and are committed to giving back to the community through charitable giving, keep reading.   Click here to read the rest of the newsletter.   Dube & Hazelwood, P.C.19 Water ...read more
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    Monday, November 20, 2017
    ORIGINAL ARTICLE   Monty Tech JROTC will lend a hand in TexasBy Elizabeth Dobbins, edobbins@sentinelandenterprise.com UPDATED:   11/11/2017 10:07:09 AM EST FITCHBURG -- A 10-mile walk will make a much longer journey possible for 50 Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School students. Over February break, these students will fly to Wharton, Texas where they plan to participate in ...read more
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    Monday, November 13, 2017
    Support for people with intellectual disabilities comes in many forms with donors giving their time, talent or treasure. One local company, Quiet Logistics (QL), is going well beyond conventional giving practices by hiring 30 people with disabilities through Minute Man Arc’s Employment Program.  The relationship between Minute Man Arc and QL began with a simple introduction by Senator James ...read more
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