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    Friday, February 15, 2019
    Barbara A. Mahoney named Chief Operating Officer at Leominster Credit Union  Leominster, MA- Leominster Credit Union announces that Barbara A. Mahoney has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer.  Mahoney has been with Leominster Credit Union for over 15 years and most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources. In her new role, Barbara will continue to manage the Human ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    Office Suites Available for Lease in Two Easy-Access Maynard PropertiesLexvest Group Offers ‘Priced-to-Lease” Units from 1,028 SF to 5,133 SF  MAYNARD, MASS. (Issued February 2019)  -- Several office suites in two well-situated buildings in Maynard, Mass., are available at highly competitive ‘priced-to-lease rents, according to Chip Detwiller, Senior VP and Director of Leasing at The Lexvest ...read more
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    Monday, February 11, 2019
    Seven Common Small Business Tax Myths The complexity of the tax code generates a lot of folklore and misinformation that could lead to costly mistakes for your small business.   Tax Due DatesFebruary 11 Employees - who work for tips. If you received $20 or more in tips during January, report them to your employer. You can use Form 4070.   Employers - Social Security, Medicare, and withheld ...read more
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    Thursday, February 07, 2019
    Moura’s Cleaning Service Inc. Achieves CIMS and CIMS-GB CertificationMoura’s Cleaning Service, Inc.  joins a growing number of cleaning organizations to certify to the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and CIMS-Green Building (GB).Fitchburg, MA  February 5, 2019 — ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, announced today that Moura’s Cleaning Service, Inc. achieved ISSA ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 05, 2019
    Workers Credit Union Presents Funds to Worcester County Food BankCredit Union pledged a $5 donation for each new membership in its fall campaign  FITCHBURG, Ma., Jan. 29, 2018 – Workers Credit Union has presented $29,150 to the Worcester County Food Bank raised in its fall and holiday fundraising campaign held from November through Dec. 31, 2018. The credit union pledged the Worcester County Food ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 05, 2019
    Lisa Fiorentino Named Chief Executive Officer of Indian Hill MusicCo-founder Susan Randazzo Remains to Focus on Long Term Institutional Advancement for Major New Music Center in GrotonLittleton, Mass. (January 30, 2019) – The Board of Directors of Indian Hill Music has promoted Lisa Fiorentino to Chief Executive Officer of the Littleton-based, regional non-profit music center.  The promotion ...read more
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    Monday, February 04, 2019
    Auburn, Littleton, Westford get $162K for water projects  Three Central Massachusetts communities are getting more than $162,000 in state grants for water infrastructure projects. The Baker Administration on Thursday awarded the grants as part of the state's Water Management Act grant program from the state Department of Environmental Protection. The grant funds in Auburn will be used to create ...read more
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    Monday, February 04, 2019
    Korry Dow has been appointed president of Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC). Since August, Dow has served as interim president of NVMC.  “I am looking forward to building relationships and continuing to getting to know Nashoba’s patients, residents, and community leaders,” said Dow. “Having served as interim president and having worked with NVMC’s finance department for more than ten years, I ...read more
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    Monday, February 04, 2019
     Podiatrist Alfred Phillips, DPM, FACFAS Joins Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s Medical Staff    Ayer, MA – Steward Medical Group and Nashoba Valley Medical Center are pleased to welcome Podiatrist Alfred Phillips, DPM, FACFAS to the hospital’s medical staff. Dr. Phillips treats patients of all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics and specializes in the treatment of several foot conditions, ...read more
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    Thursday, January 31, 2019
    10 Things Employers Need to Know about Paid Family/Medical Leave Posted by Brad MacDougall on Jan 31, 2019 10:42:45 AM   The Baker Administration last week published draft regulations for implementation of paid family and medical leave in Massachusetts. Paid family and medical leave were approved by the Legislature and signed by Governor Charlie Baker last year as part of the so-called Grand ...read more
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    Thursday, January 31, 2019
      As you may have noticed, technology changes at lightning-speed, and it can be tough to keep up with it all. But those changes generally bring better design, more security, and greater efficiency. Such is true for Office 365. The past couple of years have seen some beneficial enhancements that we would like to highlight for you in this issue of Cleartech ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 30, 2019
      Few Employers Change Drug Tests with Legal Marijuana Posted by Tom Jones on Jan 30, 2019 8:30:00 AM   Only 10 percent of employers plan to change their drug-testing policies now that recreational marijuana is legal in Massachusetts, a new Associated Industries of Massachusetts survey shows. The member survey, conducted by AIM HR Solutions, found that two-thirds of the 52 Massachusetts ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 29, 2019
    January 28, 2019Massachusetts Releases Draft Regulations, Contribution Rates for State Paid Family and Medical Leave    The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave has released draft regulations for the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (G.L. c. 175M). The proposed regulations, released on January 23, 2019, track many of the statute’s requirements. In addition to the ...read more
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    Monday, January 28, 2019
     It’s Not Over Yet …  Our New England Winter, that is.         We are right in the “middle” of winter and it may even be snowing now as you read this. While January is almost over, we still have February and March (maybe even April) to go.  What happens if winter sends us a knock-out punch this year? Are you prepared?  Hopefully, you have ...read more
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    Monday, January 28, 2019
    Fort Devens Museum Speaker to Offer Perspective on War and Peace   Fort Devens Museum’s guest speaker on Saturday, February 16, has stepped back from his military experiences and studies to share his thinking about the “waging of war and pursuing peace” that has “defined human civilization, both ancient and modern.” William Britton, a teacher at St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers addresses ...read more
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    Friday, January 25, 2019
    Nashoba Tech leaves its mark on education marketing foraySentinel & Enterprise UPDATED:   01/25/2019 12:15:05 PM EST     DESE Commissioner Jeffrey Riley, and Nashoba Tech students Shenoah Kendall (Townsend), Alyssa Mayer (Pepperell), Breanna Gutheil (Littleton), Jillian Grady (Chelmsford), Nathaniel Psilopoulos (Chelmsford) and Adam Kubasti (Chelmsford). COURTESY PHOTO Staff Report WESTFORD ...read more
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    Friday, January 25, 2019
    Every holiday season since 1998, Rollstone Bank & Trust has been providing its customers free calendars and gift envelopes, and asked for a donation in exchange. Between customer and Bank donations, nearly $80,000 has been raised for a variety of organizations fulfilling a range of needs.“Through this program, we have been able to provide much needed resources to veterans, those in need of food, ...read more
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    Thursday, January 24, 2019
    Loaves & Fishes invites all federal employees who have been impacted by the “shutdown” to shop at the Pantry for nutritious food and personal care items during this most difficult time.  The Pantry will be open during the following times:   Each Thursday from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Federal employee only session) Second Tuesday of each month from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Every Wednesday and Friday ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    Special delivery for Shirley Fire Dept.By M.E. Jones, Correspondent UPDATED:   01/22/2019 09:36:50 AM EST     The town's new fire truck arrived for duty at the town offices to a warm reception on Friday morning. From left, Town Administrator Mike McGovern; firefighter/EMT Zachary Algarin, Lt. Al Deshler, Fire Chief Dennis Levesque, Selectmen Chairwoman Debra Flagg, Selectman Bryan Sawyer, ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital introduces an improved Emergency DepartmentBy Stephen Landry, slandry@sentinelandenterprise.com UPDATED:   01/21/2019 01:25:12 PM EST     UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital in Leominster is finished with phase one of their new Emergency Department. This is a view of their new entrance. SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE/JOHN LOVE LEOMINSTER -- A ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    Two local financial institutions are lending a helping hand to furloughed federal workers who find themselves without work or working for free with Congress unable to pass legislation to fund all of the government. Leominster-based Fidelity Bank and Pittsfield-based Berkshire Bank -- which acquired Worcester-based Commerce Bank last year -- are offering their help until the government is ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 22, 2019
     Frigid Temps Bring Pipe Problems. Here are 7 Tips to Help Prevent Frozen Pipes.  In response to all the calls we are getting because of our current COLD temperatures, we offer these tips to avoid frozen pipes!    1. Maintain a slow drip in faucets in cold areas.If you set your faucet to drip a little, it will keep the water moving through the pipes and prevent them from freezing. This isn’t ...read more
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