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    Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    Baker-Polito Administration Announces $2.5 Million for Advanced Manufacturing Training  Four workforce development consortiums will train more than 700 unemployed and under-employed residents in advanced manufacturing  WORCESTER – January 15, 2019 - Today, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined Quinsigamond Community College President Luis G. Pedraja, regional workforce leaders and state and ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    Attention: Business Owners, employees and community membersEvening adult Career Training and Personal Enrichment classes are starting soon at NCTI (at Nashoba Tech).  ·         Unrestricted Construction Supervisor License Test Prep (starts Jan 28)·         Hoisting License Test Prep, 2A/1C (starts Feb 27)·         Floral Design Class (starts Feb 27)·         Cake Decorating (starts March 4)  For ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    February SNAP Was Delivered Early!  Customers who use SNAP EBT should keep in mind that February food dollars will be added on January 17 this year.  This means that you may have two months’ worth of food dollars on your account this month. No food dollars will be added in February.  The early food dollars are meant to help with next month’s food.  We encourage our SNAP-participating  customers to ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    Central Mass. to train 160 advanced manufacturing workersLt. Gov. Karyn Polito, QCC President Luis G. Pedraja and other dignitaries announced $2.5 million for advanced manufacturing training Tuesday.BY ZACHARY COMEAU The Baker Administration is doling out $2.5 million to four regional consortia through a state training program to help bridge the skills gap in the advanced manufacturing ...read more
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    Monday, January 14, 2019
    Nashoba Valley Medical Center Joins Innovative Effort to Solve America’s Drug Shortage CrisisPartnership will increase availability of generic medicines for patients in the Nashoba Valley region and beyond    Ayer, MA – Nashoba Valley Medical Center, a Steward family hospital, will be a part of Civica Rx, a new, innovative effort to ensure essential generic medications are available, affordable ...read more
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    Friday, January 11, 2019
    Over $50K Saved by MWCC Students Using Open Educational ResourcesGARDNER – Mount Wachusett Community College students in 11 classes saved $52,353.82 in textbook costs during the fall semester as part of an ongoing pilot effort to expand Open Educational Resources (OER) throughout the school.The pilot program that ran for the first time in the fall semester was part of an ongoing effort at the ...read more
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    Friday, January 11, 2019
    Want to work with cannabis? Pipe up at Fitchburg pot job fairSentinel & Enterprise UPDATED:   01/11/2019 07:01:56 AM EST     Mark Hillier, chief operating officer for Gage Cannabis Co., and his father, John Hillier, company president, stand in front of the former Mango Grill in Ayer that they are converting for their business. They will be holding a job fair in Fitchburg to fill new ...read more
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    Friday, January 11, 2019
    The Tax Consequences of Losing your JobIf you've lost your job, you may have questions surrounding unemployment compensation, severance, and other issues that could affect your tax situation.      Click here to read the rest of the newsletter. Dube & Hazelwood, P.C.19 Water StreetLeominster, MA 01453www.dh-cpas.com 978-537-0716
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    Friday, January 11, 2019
    LOWELL, MA - The Lowell Spinners, proud affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, are proud to officially announce their coaching staff for the 2019 season.   New to the Spinners staff is first-time manager Luke Montz, who made his coaching debut in 2018 with Portland. Montz played 13 professional seasons as a catcher, first baseman, and outfielder, reaching the majors with Washington in 2008 and Oakland ...read more
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    Thursday, January 10, 2019
    Draft Paid Family and Medical Leave regulations Listening Sessions  EOLWD to host listening sessions on draft Paid Family and Medical Leave regulationsWe invite you to attend and share your comments on the implementation of the draft regulations.  1/08/2019  Department of Family and Medical LeaveThe Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development will be holding public listening sessions ...read more
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    Thursday, January 10, 2019
    RBT Promotes Six People Throughout the Bank  Rollstone Bank & Trust (RBT) has announced promotions in several areas of the Bank.  Katherine Dearborn has earned the title of First Vice President of Deposit Operations & eBanking. Dearborn began her career with the Bank over 40 years ago as a part-time clerk while she was a freshman in high school. She has held positions in the Retail and ...read more
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    Thursday, January 10, 2019
    EDITORIAL: The only boom at Devens is a growing economyThe Lowell Sun UPDATED:   01/09/2019 09:51:01 AM EST       When Fort Devens closed in 1996 after serving as the Army's regional headquarters for 79 years, it's safe to say the future of that more than 4,000-acre parcel looked uncertain at best. However, thanks to the bold and prescient leadership of the state's economic-development arm, ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 09, 2019
    Lunenburg native named to lead Applewild SchoolSentinel & Enterprise UPDATED:   01/09/2019 06:32:35 AM EST     Amy Jolly has been named the new Head of School at Applewild School. She will start on July 1. SUBMITTED PHOTO  Sentinel and Enterprise staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site. FITCHBURG -- After a national search, the Applewild Board of Trustees has unanimously ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 09, 2019
          Lowell Spinners Red Sox Mini-Plans on Sale Now!     Back by popular demand the Red Sox Mini-Plan comes with 3 Spinners games and your choice of a Red Sox game at Fenway Park!             Future ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 09, 2019
      What a world we live in! Our appliances can "talk" to each other and we can control our locks and our lights from an app on our smartphones. Read on for an explanation of "the Internet of Things", and how we can safely use them to make our lives a little easier.     The Thing About the Internet (and the Internet of ...read more
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    Friday, January 04, 2019
         WEBSITE     OUR STORY      WINES     BUY ONLINE     FIND US     ANGELS CLUB     BLOG     Happy New Year!  I'm slowing getting back into the swing of things after a relaxing break over the holidays in Iowa with my family.  I certainly hope that each of you were able to enjoy time with friends and family as well!  As we ring in the new year, I'm thrilled to ...read more
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    Friday, January 04, 2019
    Ft. Devens Museum to be visited by President Woodrow Wilson                Fort Devens Museum offers visitors a unique encounter with living history on Saturday, January 19, starting at 1 p.m. at the Museum, 94 Jackson Road, Devens. Kevin Titus, renowned portrayer of former U.S. Presidents, will make the scene as Woodrow Wilson, the man elected for a second term as President in 1916 on the ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 02, 2019
    BY ZACHARY COMEAU Over the course of the last nine months, Northbridge wire mesh manufacturer Riverdale Mills has reduced its workforce by 25 percent via attrition, part of a strategic plan in response to the federal tariffs on steel imports. Riverdale Mills makes coated wire for lobster and other seafood traps and has been hit hard by the 25-percent tariff on steel imports from Canada, Mexico ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 02, 2019
    Susan Roser978.660.5750 The Lux Grouphttp://www.SusanRoser.com      Dear Melissa,Welcome to the new year. I hope 2019 is a wonderful year for you and your family.I’m not sure what your plans are for the coming months. Chances are, you will need to speak to an expert in a specific field at some point during the year. For example, you might ask a gardening expert some questions later this ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 02, 2019
          Thank you for reading the HR Advisor Newsletter! We’re beginning the new year with an overview of progressive discipline and how you can use it to reduce risk, a reminder about new state and municipal minimum wages taking effect, and a rundown of the Executive Exemption from minimum wage and overtime.       Risk Reduction Through Progressive Discipline ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 02, 2019
    Plans for skate park making strides in LunenburgBy Stephen Landry, slandry@sentinelandenterprise.com UPDATED:   01/02/2019 08:53:51 AM EST LUNENBURG -- The effort to build a skateboarding park in the town is moving along slowly but steadily, according to organizers. Lunenburg With a location secured, naming rights being discussed, and over $40,000 raised to date, the team behind the push is ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 02, 2019
    AIM Calls for End to MassHealth Employer Assessment Posted by Rick Lord on Jan 2, 2019 8:57:01 AM Associated Industries of Massachusetts and its 4,000 member companies today called upon the Legislature and Governor Charlie Baker to end to the two-year assessment imposed on employers last year to close a financial gap at the state’s MassHealth insurance program for low-income residents. AIM ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 02, 2019
    BY ZACHARY COMEAU After more than a year of exploring a possible collaboration, Wormtown Brewery and Wachusett Brewing Co. are co-releasing a beer for a worthy cause. The Worcester and Westminster breweries are releasing Belgian wit beer this month called Worcester's Bravest to benefit the Ava Roy Fund, which was established after the death of Worcester firefighter Christopher Roy, who died ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 02, 2019
    Middle-schoolers raising mental health awarenessBy Peter Jasinski, pjasinski@sentinelandenterprise.com UPDATED:   12/20/2018 09:26:24 AM EST LEOMINSTER -- You might call them the ones taking up the charge. Though only 13-years-old, Christine Evans and Gold Lee saw a need at their school and decided to be the ones to do something about it. "We have a lot of friends that we know have mental ...read more
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    Friday, December 28, 2018
    Published: March 6, 2017Updated: October 14, 2018What To Do When an Employee Spends Too Much Time on Their Cell PhoneKathy Simpson     Cell phones are driving many of us to distraction—and taking a toll on productivity in the workplace. Nineteen percent of employers think their workers are productive for less than five hours a day, and more than half believe that cell phones are to ...read more
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    Thursday, December 27, 2018
    Original Article HERE   BY DAVID M. FELPER AND CHELSIE A. VOKES Beginning in 2021, most Massachusetts employees will be entitled to paid family and medical leave under Massachusetts' recently enacted Paid Family and Medical Leave Program. Employers of all sizes are required to participate in the program, except for certain public entities, which may opt in. Here are the program's major points ...read more
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    Thursday, December 27, 2018
    Anne Hentz Realtor® (617) 834-1615 anne@annehentz.comKeller Williams Realty 200 Baker Avenue, Suite 205 Concord, MA 01742  My WebsiteListings SearchBlogContact Me    How to Use Your Patio in Winter: An Outdoor Transformation Just because the warmer months have come and gone doesn't mean you have to abandon your outdoor spaces. There are some quick ways you can transform a patio or balcony to ...read more
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