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    Wednesday, March 20, 2019
      ORANGE — Get ready for another transformation. Orange’s streets, stores and cemeteries will once again be the on-screen depiction of Stephen King’s “Castle Rock.” Castle Rock will be returning to film in Orange for Season 2 — the series was renewed for a second season last August, but producers did not initially confirm there would be a return to Orange. According to Town Administrator ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 20, 2019
      The Baker Administration Wants to Change the Sales & Meals Tax Remittance Process & Deadline…  Contact your Legislators TODAY & Tell Them it’s a BAD IDEA!  Unfortunately, Gov. Charlie Baker’s FY20 state budget proposal proposes changes to the state’s sales and meals tax collection and remittance process.  Currently, vendors collect and remit MA sales tax by ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    Employer Shared Responsibility Notices Now Available Upon RequestFrom the MA Health Connector:  Do you have questions about whether your business might be subject to a federal IRS penalty under the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance “employer mandate” (for employers with 50 or more workers) because your workers sought subsidized Health Connector coverage?   In response to employer feedback, ...read more
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    Monday, March 18, 2019
    Nashoba Valley Medical Center WelcomesGeneral and Bariatric Surgeon Michael Jiser, MD, FACS to the Medical Staff  Ayer, MA – Nashoba Valley Medical Center and Steward Medical Group recently welcomed board-certified General Surgeon Michael Jiser, MD, FACS to the medical staff. Dr. Jiser who specializes in general surgery and minimally invasive surgery has a special interest in bariatric ...read more
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    Monday, March 18, 2019
    BY GRANT WELKER Workers Credit Union has begun building a new headquarters to take the company from Fitchburg to Littleton. Work is underway to renovate and expand a two-story building at 119 Russell St. into what will be the credit union's new 60,000-square-foot offices. The building is a short distance from the retail center The Point and I-495's Exit 31. Harvard-based Maugel Architects, ...read more
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    Thursday, March 14, 2019
    Lexvest Group LLC Announces 3 New Leases and A Tenant Expansion                          at Two Maynard PropertiesA Winning Combo: ‘Priced-to-Lease’ Deals, Ideal Locations, Landlord ReputationMAYNARD, MASS. (Issued March 2019)- -  A lot more than Spring buds are blooming in Maynard, Mass., as The Lexvest Group LLC of Shirley announces several new leases in two well-situated commercial properties ...read more
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    Thursday, March 14, 2019
    MARCH 14, 2019Wachusett Brewing now the 43rd largest U.S. craft breweryPHOTO | ZACHARY COMEAUFormer Guinness Brewer Fergal Murray and Wachusett Brewing Co. President Christian McMahan enjoy a glass of Fergal's Honey Blonde.BY ZACHARY COMEAU Westminster's Wachusett Brewing Co. is again climbing the ranks of the country's largest craft brewers, jumping six spots to become the 43rd largest in the ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    http://blog.wachusettdumpsterrental.com/2016/08/3-ways-bin-there-dump-that-can-save.html   3 Ways Bin There Dump That Can Save Time And Money So you've identified that your project, whether it's decluttering the house or a home renovation, like installing a new roof, will require a dumpster rental afterwards.  Now it's our part to provide you with the ultimate hassle-free residential friendly ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    Protecting Valuable Products With MonitoringBy George Bero, Mar 13, 2019 11:14:31 AMMany life science companies store valuable research materials which must be housed in facilities with tightly controlled temperature and humidity conditions. To ensure product efficacy, companies rely on environmental monitoring systems to notify users when temperature and humidity conditions stray from the ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
        March 2019           If You’ve Thought about Upgrading Your Heating System, Mass Save Offers the Most in $$$ Rebates Than Ever Before!     In past years, several states have offered incentives in the way of rebates and/or tax credits for upgrading to high-efficiency heating equipment. A quick Google search reveals that VT, NJ, MO, ME, and SC (among others) have rebate programs, ...read more
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    Monday, March 11, 2019
     Four Tax Deductions that Disappeared in 2018Tax reform eliminated a number of deductions that many taxpayers counted on to reduce their taxable income. Here are four that could affect you.The Small Business Health Care Tax Credit Many small business owners are able to take advantage of the small business health care credit. Are you one of them?Are Social Security Benefits Taxable? If you ...read more
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    Monday, March 11, 2019
    United States Congresswoman Lori Trahan to Deliver MWCC Commencement Address  GARDNER – United States Congresswoman Lori Trahan will deliver the keynote address during Mount Wachusett Community College’s Commencement on Thursday, May 23, 2019.“We are honored to welcome Congresswoman Lori Trahan to our campus as this year’s commencement speaker,” said MWCC President James Vander Hooven. “I am ...read more
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    Monday, March 11, 2019
     DOL Proposes New Overtime RuleThe Department of Labor has released a new proposed rule to increase the minimum salary that an employee must earn to be exempt from minimum wage and overtime under a white collar exemption.The Rule The proposed rule requires that salaried exempt executive, professional, administrative, and computer employees must be paid at least $679 per week on a salary basis, ...read more
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    Friday, March 08, 2019
    MBTA Unveils First of 10 Refurbished LocomotivesAs part of its ongoing investments to continue improving commuter rail service, the MBTA is performing major overhauls on 10 locomotives. On Feb. 27, General Manager Steve Poftak unveiled the first to return to service with this work completed. Nine additional locomotives will be overhauled, all returning to service on a rolling basis by ...read more
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    Thursday, March 07, 2019
        Steps Of Construction    Whether you are starting new construction, remodeling an older home, or doing a demolition there is construction debris to dispose of. Sorting through and getting rid of your debris in an environmentally friendly way is important to many consumers. Mitrano Removal Service has the right size and type of dumpster to fit your needs.     Construction ...read more
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    Thursday, March 07, 2019
     Practices & Experiences     People     Offices Preventive Strategies Workplace Law News       March 7, 2019 | Issue 466    Affirmative Action Compliance and OFCCP DefenseBlog | Judge Vacates Stay of EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting ToolA court has found the government did not have proper justification to stay implementation of the EEOC’s pay data collection tool. Read full blog post ...read more
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    Thursday, March 07, 2019
    Press Release    Teacher Unions Support Progressive Taxation, but Maintain Flat-Rate Membership Dues Structure    Study shows lowest-paid teachers can pay up to 140 percent more of their salary than highest-paid teachers in membership dues    BOSTON - A new study published by Pioneer Institute finds that despite backing progressive taxation initiatives, Massachusetts teacher unions use ...read more
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    Thursday, March 07, 2019
    Clinton Savings Bank purchases Berlin branch building for $565KClinton Savings Bank's Berlin location Clinton Savings Bank has purchased its longtime home in Berlin for $565,000. The bank has leased the 35 Central St. location since 1998. Currently, the bank uses only a third of the 4,400-square-foot location. With the purchase, which closed at the end of January, the bank now expects to fill ...read more
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    Thursday, March 07, 2019
    Convicts to College Certification  House of Correction Inmates Graduate from MWCC Plastics Manufacturing & OSHA 30 ClassWEST BOYLSTON - Inmates who took and completed a Plastics Technology and OSHA 30 (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) course run by Mount Wachusett Community College in conjunction with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office at the West Boylston House of Correction were ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 05, 2019
    Student Leaders to Show Service EffortsDuring 4th Annual United Way Youth Venture Spring Showcase Event  FITCHBURG – The United Way Youth Venture program of North Central Massachusetts will be celebrating student’s community-service projects at the fourth annual UWYV Spring Showcase at the Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg on March 14 from 5 to 7 p.m.  This is a public event, with everyone invited ...read more
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    Monday, March 04, 2019
    New Devens leader ready to meet and greet stakeholders By Jon Winkler, jwinkler@nashobavalleyvoice.com UPDATED:   03/03/2019 09:45:30 AM EST    Jessica Strunkincourtesy photoSun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site. Jessica Strunkin courtesy photo   Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site. DEVENS -- Ten days into her tenure as the senior vice ...read more
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    Monday, March 04, 2019
    New Vicksburg plan would allow MassDevelopment to choose commercial or residential developmentThe Harvard PressFebruary 28, 2019 MassDevelopment has proposed a new plan for redeveloping Vicksburg Square, one which would allow the agency to choose between two zoning options: one focused on commercial activity and the other on residential housing. MassDevelopment Director of Land and Permitting Ed ...read more
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    Monday, March 04, 2019
    Little Leaf Farms grows bigger, greener each dayNashoba Valley VoiceFebruary 22, 2019The area's only LEED certified "green community" is even greener now, heads above the rest. Little Leaf Farms at 105 Walker Road hydroponically grows millions of pounds of lettuce every year in a system that reuses rainwater and requires no soil. It is literally a "plant" plant, now entering its second full year ...read more
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    Monday, March 04, 2019
    AIM Submits Comments on Proposed Paid Leave RegulationsPosted by Brad MacDougall on Mar 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM Share  Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) today submitted to state regulators recommendations intended to clarify the impending rules for paid family and medical leave.The recommendations range from aligning the definitions of paid leave with those of the federal Family and Medical ...read more
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    Monday, March 04, 2019
    Pioneer Institute Public Statement on the MBTA’s Proposal to Increase Fares by 6.3 Percent        While Pioneer Institute opposed the 2016 MBTA fare increases, the Institute believes that the T has earned an increase in fares of 6.3 percent, provided it is committed to introduce differential pricing, address chronic fare non-collection, fix the T’s faltering pension system, and focus ...read more
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    Thursday, February 28, 2019
                    282 Central StreetActon, MA978.263.WELL 300 Main StreetGroton, MA978.448.WELL    UPCOMING NEWS AND EVENTS         February 28, 2019        Dear Melissa,  As we close out February, American Heart Month, we'd like to turn your attention to your blood pressure. There are two numbers associated with blood pressure:  Systolic blood ...read more
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    Thursday, February 28, 2019
    Workers Credit Union Provides Community Relations Funds to the Wendell P. Clark YMCAPromise for Tomorrow Capital Campaign will fund the construction of youth and community facility  FITCHBURG, Ma., Feb. 28, 2019 – Workers Credit Union has presented the Wendell P. Clark YMCA, which serves the greater Winchendon area, a donation of $5,000 towards its Promise for Tomorrow Capital Campaign. The ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    Legislators vote to protect the Nashua River and its tributariesThe Lowell Sun UPDATED:   02/27/2019 07:18:31 AM EST WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The House of Representatives passed legislation on Tuesday that designates portions of the Nashua, Squannacook and Nissitissit Rivers as scenic rivers under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. The bill authorizes a local advisory committee to work with ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 27, 2019
          Statement on Housing Choice bill       The Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance supports Governor Baker’s Housing Choice bill.We can’t confront our housing and climate crises without local zoning changes, so we hope to see the Legislature fast-track Housing Choice in 2019. We appreciate the Governor’s support for including in ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    ROLLSTONE BANK & TRUST DONATES $10,000 TO HABITAT FOR HUMANITY NORTH CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS FOR CRITICAL REPAIR PROGRAM TO HELP RESIDENTS IN NEED Leominster/Fitchburg, MA (Feb 25, 2019) – Rollstone Bank & Trust today announced it has donated $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts (Habitat NCM) to support its Critical Repair Program to help families living in affordable homes in ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    IMPORTANT CHANGES TO ROOM OCCUPANCY EXCISE   We would like to call your attention to a new law that was recently enacted that expands the room occupancy excise to include short-term rentals. Aside from taxing short-term rentals, there are some aspects of the law that impact traditional lodging establishments already charging room occupancy excise, like bed and breakfast establishments, hotels, ...read more
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    Monday, February 25, 2019
    Visit Ayer's Bar 25 for any number of reasonsBy M.E. Jones, Correspondent UPDATED:   02/19/2019 06:35:07 AM EST     Bar 25 owner Riza Rahmani welcomes guests during a recent open house and ribbon-cutting event at the Main Street establishment. SUN / M.E. JONES  Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site. AYER -- Bar 25, which opened in December, is a relative newcomer to ...read more
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    Monday, February 25, 2019
                                        NASHOBA CAREER TECHNICAL INSTITUTE                                    OFFERS EVENING ADULT CLASSES                                    For immediate release   WESTFORD — The Nashoba Career Technical Institute at Nashoba Valley Technical High School is offering several evening adult classes this spring. • Hoisting License (2A/1C) Test Prep, Wednesday, Feb. 27, ...read more
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