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Friday, September 20, 2019
Gage Cannabis Co. ‘Opening Soonish’: Monday  AYER, Mass. – Already known for its “Opening Soonish” sign, Gage Cannabis Co. will officially open Monday.The premium adult-use cannabis retailer will open on Monday at noon after receiving approval from the state’s Cannabis Control Commission.  Gage will offer a diverse selection of the best cannabis and cannabis-infused products in a comfortable and ...read more
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Monday, September 16, 2019
Baker talks up state’s economy at Devens meetingNashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce welcomes governor to Breakfast with the BossBy JON WINKLER | jwinkler@nashobavalleyvoice.com | Nashoba Valley Voice  DEVENS – Governor Charlie Baker joined a packed dining hall of local business employees to talk about a wide range of issues for the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce’s “Breakfast with the Boss” ...read more
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
MOUNT WACHUSETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND UMASS LOWELL TO HOST Cybersecurity Breakfast AT DEVENS   (DEVENS)—Larry Wilson, a nationally recognized leader in adapting cybersecurity platforms to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity framework, will be the keynote speaker at a cybersecurity breakfast, Friday, September 27, from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at the Devens Common ...read more
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Monday, September 09, 2019
   Family Medicine Physician Manju Mahajan, MD JoinsNashoba Family Medicine and Steward Medical Group    Ayer, MA – Nashoba Valley Medical Center and Nashoba Family Medicine-Steward Medical Group welcomes Manju Mahajan, MD, a board-certified family medicine physician, to the medical staff.  Dr. Mahajan is accepting new patients of all ages.  Dr. Mahajan earned her medical degree at M.S. ...read more
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Monday, September 09, 2019
   In business it’s important to never rest on your laurels Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)By Editorial | September 6, 2019 at 11:08 am  There’s no time to rest on your laurels if you aim to stay on top of your game.That’s the mantra for success in every endeavor, including the Massachusetts economy.But with an employment rate hovering around 3%, it might seem appropriate for ...read more
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Monday, September 09, 2019
   By M.E. JONES |September 3, 2019 at 8:55 am   AYER – Business opportunities, incentive programs and success stories were top items on the agenda at the “Open for Business” breakfast hosted by the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce last Tuesday morning.   It was the second such event the chamber has hosted since launching the program in May in Harvard.   With a regional reach that extends ...read more
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Monday, September 09, 2019
TWO NEW MASSACHUSETTS LAWS – DO THEY APPLY TO YOU?Beginning October 1, 2019, Massachusetts employees and employers will begin making contributions toward the new Paid Family and Medical Leave.   Beginning July 1, 2019, legislation requires collection of taxes and fees if you have a room or property in Massachusetts that’s rented to others on a short-term ...read more
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Monday, September 09, 2019
ROLLSTONE BANK & TRUST HOSTS FREE SHREDDING & RECYCLING DAY AT NEWLY OPENED GROTON BRANCH***Saturday, September 14, 2019 @ 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.As a free service to its customers and the community, Rollstone Bank & Trust will host a shredding & recycling day on Saturday, September 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Rollstone’s newest bank branch located at 788 Boston Road, Groton, MA ...read more
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Monday, September 09, 2019
When Mario is in a room, he’s at the center of it. His energy is magnetic, bright, and kind; his knees never stop bouncing, and he makes a lot of clever jokes.   On this recent visit to Perkins, staff and former peers greet him excitedly. He sits next to his mom, Paula, tapping his fingers to the beat of the song playing in a singular earbud as we talk. He tells us he needs the music to focus on ...read more
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Friday, September 06, 2019
Fitchburg State University has received one of its largest endowed gifts to support a study abroad scholarship program.  The funding, announced Thursday, will create the school's Global Ambassadors Scholarship Program with an aim of increasing the number of students in faculty-led international programs by 30% in the first six years. Most of the funding was contributed by the Clementi Family ...read more
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Thursday, September 05, 2019
PFML NEWSPolicy Clarification -When do you count Self-Employed Contractors as Employees?    The Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) is issuing new guidance on when 1099-MISC workers should be included in a business’s workforce count and whether the business needs to report them for the purposes of the Paid Family and Medical Leave program. Over the course of the summer, DFML staff met ...read more
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Wednesday, September 04, 2019
5-Star Rollstone Bank & Trust: Doing the Right Thing Puts it in Top 10%  Coral Gables, Florida (September 4, 2019) - BauerFinancial, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, commends Rollstone Bank & Trust, Fitchburg, Massachusetts on its achievement of another 5-Star Superior Rating. Not only has Rollstone Bank & Trust earned Bauer’s highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability, it ...read more
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Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Mount Wachusett Community College will host the 10th Anniversary New England Workforce Network Conference, October 11, 2019 at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner MA from 8am-3:30pm.The New England Workforce Network (NEWN) Conference is a collaborative effort with workforce professionals from all over New England. This year’s theme is Twistin’ and Turnin’: Riding the Roller Coaster of ...read more
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Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Five Reasons to Rehire Former Employees      It’s not uncommon for organizations to have a policy against rehiring former employees. This sort of policy makes perfect sense with respect to troublemakers, poor performers, or others who left under a dark cloud. It’s also understandable given that companies invest a lot of money training and developing their people, and employees who go elsewhere ...read more
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Tuesday, September 03, 2019
ROLLSTONE BANK & TRUST PRESENTS COLLEGE FINANCIAL PLANNING SEMINAR AT TOWNSEND PUBLIC LIBRARY ***September 10, 2019 @ 6:30 –8:00 p.m.  Rollstone Bank & Trust will present a seminar on College Financial Planning on that teachers parents and aspiring college students techniques to effectively save for the cost of a college education on Tuesday, January 10, 2019 at 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Townsend ...read more
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Monday, September 02, 2019
College students: What you should know about Renters and Auto insurance   The start of the school year is here. College students are moving back-to-school, and many are getting prepared for new living arrangements which may or may not require having a car on campus. With all the preparation, insurance coverage is an issue that can be over looked. Even if a student has been away to college ...read more
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Monday, September 02, 2019
Mount Wachusett Community College Welcomes New Faculty and Launches New Math Degree  GARDNER—Mount Wachusett Community College will welcome new faculty members in its Medical Assisting, English, Math, Physics, Business and ESL programs this fall. Classes begin Wednesday, September 4.Jeffery Thompson will join the math and physics faculty team. He has his Master of Science in Physics and his ...read more
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Friday, August 30, 2019
There are many different jobs and reasons to rent a dumpster at your home. Maybe you're in the midst of a renovation project, like a bathroom or kitchen. You might be cleaning out your garage, storage area or basement. You could be replacing or fixing your roof.  How Long Can You Keep It?Most reputable rental dumpster bin companies will allow you to keep the bin for around 5 to 7 days, giving you ...read more
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Friday, August 30, 2019
Baker-Polito Administration Awards $12 Million in Skills Capital GrantsAdministration has awarded more than $65 million to high schools, colleges to upgrade equipment  WORCESTER – The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $12 million to 45 high schools, colleges and educational institutions that will use the grant to acquire the newest technologies to educate students and expand career ...read more
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Friday, August 30, 2019
Mount Wachusett Community College Holds Pinning Ceremony for Quincy Cohort    GARDNER--Mount Wachusett Community College celebrated the accomplishments of ten graduates and welcomed them into the nursing profession at a traditional pinning ceremony, Thursday August 29, at its Gardner Campus. The Mount opened its doors to the Quincy College LPN-ADN Bridge student cohort in August of 2018. ...read more
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019
By Zachary Comeau Wachusett Brewing Co. is adding another beer alternative its widening selection of alcoholic beverages: hard cider.  The Westminster brewery announced the official launch of its Fifty Trees Hard Cider line on Thursday. The launch will include two styles, both featuring apples from orchards in North Central Massachusetts.  The brewery has been making cider for the last two ...read more
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019
UMass Memorial names interim HealthAlliance president  The appointment of Steve Roach comes two days after the announced departure of HealthAlliance - Clinton Hospital president Deborah Weymouth. Weymouth led the Clinton, Fitchburg and Leominster campuses of HealthAlliance since 2014.  Roach will continue with his duties leading Marlborough Hospital while filling in on an interim basis at ...read more
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Monday, August 26, 2019
Page Hilltop Receives 2019 Best of Ayer AwardPage Hilltop Elementary School Receives 2019 Best of Ayer AwardAyer Award Program Honors the Achievement AYER August 16, 2019 -- Page Hilltop Elementary School has been selected for the 2019 Best of Ayer Award in the School category by the Ayer Award Program.  Each year, the Ayer Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved ...read more
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Monday, August 26, 2019
An Open Letter to Raise Up MassachusettsBy John Regan, Aug 26, 2019 8:30:00 AM Editor's note - Raise Up Massachusetts, the coalition of community organizations, religious groups and labor unions behind the so-called "millionaires tax," sent an open letter to legislators last week maintaining that "the current transportation end education funding crisis" is the responsibility of the business ...read more
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
PFML NEWSSummary of Recent UpdatesOver the last several months, the Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) has issued a number of updates to its website.  These updates clarify questions that we’ve received from the stakeholder community and aim to provide employers and employees with greater certainty in understanding the operations of the program.  For your convenience, we are summarizing ...read more
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Wednesday, August 07, 2019
          Thank you Bodylines Clients & Fans!   #bodylinesstrong   You're dedication and support has filled our hearts and has given us the energy to persevere during this challenging time.  So...THANK YOU!!! YOU are inspiring us!!    TEMPORARY LOCATION OPENING:  SEPTEMBER 1st  Literally, right next door to our Harvard studio, in the Appleworks building! We are planning ...read more
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Monday, July 01, 2019
Department of Family and Medical Leave - NewsletterJuly 1, 2019       Determining Your Total Workforce  As a Massachusetts employer, your responsibility for making contributions under the Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law (MGL c. 175M) depends on the makeup of your workforce. To make sure you're remitting the correct ...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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