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    Wednesday, June 19, 2019
    MAUGEL ARCHITECTS & DESTEFANO ARCHITECTS COMBINE DESIGN FIRMS   The new firm will deliver expanded capabilities throughout New England to shape exceptional spaces for commercial, corporate interiors, life sciences, healthcare, mixed-use, industrial and residential designs.   Harvard, MA: Maugel Architects, an award-winning planning, architectural and interior design firm in Harvard, MA, has ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 19, 2019
      Fidelity Bank and Family Federal Savings are merging, the two banks announced Tuesday, with the combined company operating under the Fidelity name. Leominster-based Fidelity is the far larger of the two, with assets hitting $935 million last year and 12 full-service branches. Fitchburg-based Family Federal Savings has three branches, in Fitchburg, Needham and Stow. The combined institution ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 19, 2019
    Fidelity Bank and Family Federal Savings Announce Merger Agreement   LEOMINSTER AND FITCHBURG, Mass - Fidelity Bank and Family Federal Savings have agreed to combine their two institutions under the Fidelity Bank charter. The merged state chartered, mutually owned financial institution will have combined assets of approximately $1.05 billion. Fidelity Bank’s headquarters are in Leominster and ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 18, 2019
    Best Practices for Account Security   Fraud is on the rise, but we're here to support your business.   Where there is success and growth, you can be sure that fraud will follow. In 2018, 82% of organizations were affected by payment fraud, according to the Association for Financial Professionals Payments Fraud & Control Survey. Over half of these ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 18, 2019
    LOCAL WOMEN'S EVENT RAISES $1000 FOR LOCAL BATTERED WOMEN'S SHELTER  Acton, MA, June 18, 2019 – Women who take care of themselves and stay connected to one another are incredibly resourceful. Last Thursday night, June 13th, Drs. Pamela Jarboe and Lauren Yeager of Community Chiropractic along with Lisa Medora, Licensed Massage Therapist and Debbie Ward, Certified Health & Life Coach invited local ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 18, 2019
    MA Legislature Designates August 17th/18th as Sales Tax Holiday Weekend  The MA Legislature last week took action to designate August 17th and 18th of this year as the 2019 Sales Tax Holiday weekend.  Now an annual event, no sales tax is to be charged on non-business purchases made on that weekend of single items priced $2500 or less, with certain exemptions.  Included as part of last year’s ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 18, 2019
    ROLLSTONE BANK & TRUST PITCHES IN TO REPAIR HOMES FOR LOW INCOME OWNERS WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF NORTH CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS Leominster/Fitchburg, MA (June 17, 2019) – Employees from Rollstone Bank & Trust (RBT) rolled up their sleeves to help Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts (Habitat NCM) with one of its Critical Home Repair Projects in Littleton, MA, this past weekend, by ...read more
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    Monday, June 17, 2019
    Leominster Credit Union Donates Books to Local Organizations  Leominster, MA -  For the nineteenth consecutive year, Leominster Credit Union was pleased to participate 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 1,161 new and used children’s books.  The books were ...read more
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    Monday, June 17, 2019
    Five Good Reasons to Schedule Your Annual A/C TuneUp      Your A/C system has been inactive for months. You want to be sure it is in top condition when you need to run it, maybe for hours or days at a time when the unexpected high temps arrive this month. (They always do, you know.)Regular maintenance is less costly than a repair. Your a/c may not break down if you skip a tune ...read more
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    Monday, June 17, 2019
          PFML NEWSNotice to Massachusetts Employers   The Massachusetts Legislature and the Baker-Polito Administration have enacted legislation to delay the start of employer and employee contributions to the Paid Family and Medical Leave program (PFML) by three months to October 1, 2019.   This ...read more
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    Friday, June 14, 2019
    LOWELL SPINNERS RELEASE 2019 ROSTERThe Spinners begin with 4 2019 draft picks  LOWELL, MA - The Lowell Spinners, proud affiliate of the 2018 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, have announced their roster for the 2019 season.   2018 World Series MVP Steve Pearce will begin the season on the Spinners roster. Pearce began the season up in Boston before being placed in the Injured List on June ...read more
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    Thursday, June 13, 2019
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2019Governor Baker, Senate President Spilka, House Speaker DeLeo Issue Joint Statement on Paid Family and Medical Leave Delay  BOSTON – Today, Governor Charlie Baker, Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Robert DeLeo issued a joint statement affirming their shared commitment to enact legislation making several changes to the state’s Paid Family and ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 11, 2019
    How the Sharing Economy affects your TaxesIf you've ever used--or provided services for--Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, or Etsy, then you're a member of the sharing economy and it could affect your taxes.   Featured Articles for June 2019  Filing an Amended Tax Return: What you need to Know Have you filed your federal tax return and then discovered a mistake? You might need to file an amended tax ...read more
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    Monday, June 10, 2019
    By Grant Welker Clinton voters have approved a $4.5-million downtown infrastructure improvement plan and a zoning initiative meant to fill more upper floors of the neighborhood’s buildings with residents. With two Town Meeting votes June 3, Clinton voters jump-started a major downtown renovation and made it easier for property owners and developers to win approval for new residential ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 04, 2019
          Commuter Rail Continues Adding Conductors to Further Improve ServiceKeolis has welcomed 16 men and women into its assistant conductor program, adding to a conductor count that has grown by more than 20 percent since 2014. New assistant conductors participate in an eight-week Keolis program that trains new crews on customer service, railroad safety and the commuter rail network and ...read more
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    Monday, June 03, 2019
    Grants support music classes at McKay, Boys and Girls ClubIndian Hill Music of Littleton will partner with the school and organization through grants by Rollstone Bank & Trust and Workers Credit UnionMina Corpuz   mcorpuz@sentinelandenterprise.comUPDATED:   05/16/2019 09:30:54 AM EDT   FITCHBURG — Free band class for fitth and sixth graders at McKay Arts Academy and a summer ukelele ...read more
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    Friday, May 31, 2019
      Most businesses today rely on Microsoft software to run their operations daily. Changes from the software giant coming in 2020, could have a negative impact on your business if you decide not to upgrade before its end of life. Let’s look at what’s happening and how this change could affect you and your business. Then we’ll talk about the benefits to making the switch ...read more
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    Thursday, May 30, 2019
        Hello -- I am writing to invite you to my constituent town meeting to be held at the Damon Building (McCarthy-Towne and Merriam Schools) at 11 Charter Road in Acton, on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will give me an opportunity to update you all on my work so far in Washington, and to hear from you.I hope you'll be able to join me on June 15th in Acton to discuss how I ...read more
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    Thursday, May 30, 2019
    LEOMINSTER, MA - The Annual Meeting of Leominster Credit Union was held recently at the Credit Union’s Executive and Operations Building in Leominster.  The President’s report presented the financial highlights for 2018. Total assets ending 2018 increased to $706.5 million from $676.9 million at the end of 2017. LCU is ranked as the 15th largest credit union in Massachusetts. LCU’s loan ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    He Lost His Mother and Brother and Vowed to Walk a Different Path VIDEO - https://www.mtctrains.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Branden-McMillian-Success-Shriver-FREEZE..mp4   “At the end of the day, it’s your future and it’s your goal to get where you want be at.” Branden McMillian, originally from Albany New York, is a high school graduate who completed the security trade at a Job Corps ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
     As guest speaker at Fort Devens on June 15th, Allen King will tell about his life as a helicopter pilot flying combat missions in Vietnam in 1970-1971. Starting at 1 p.m., his illustrated program will be part of the Museum’s day-long spotlight on the Vietnam War.            King, now a resident of Groton and Venice, Florida, grew up in Waltham and attended Northeastern University majoring in ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    Information relative to the Ayer Rail Trail Commuter Parking and Access Improvement Project On April 29, 2019 construction will commence on the Ayer Rail Trail Commuter Parking and Access Improvement Project. As a result, the Ayer Rail Trail Parking Lot will be closed for construction from April 29, 2019 through December 31, 2019. This project has been in the making for over 20 years and we are ...read more
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