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Friday, January 19, 2018
Development's leader reflects on future plans for Littleton siteBy Chris Lisinski, clisinski@lowellsun.com UPDATED:   01/14/2018 09:10:24 AM EST LITTLETON -- Five years into development of The Point, it's almost difficult to imagine the town without it. The massive, sprawling shopping center stands over Interstate 495, visible to cars driving in both directions. It has had a major financial ...read more
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Friday, January 19, 2018
Nashoba Tech students lend a hand in WestfordThe Lowell Sun UPDATED:   01/18/2018 04:36:00 PM EST WESTFORD -- The town will save money on part of its project to convert the police dispatch center into an emergency management planning space thanks to students from Nashoba Valley Technical High School. Students and staff volunteered to perform the demolition and renovation of the dispatch room, ...read more
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
'Yes, Comics are ART' -- glad you askedBy Julia Sarcinelli, Correspondent UPDATED:   01/12/2018 12:55:05 PM EST FITCHBURG -- Pop into Gallery Sitka West this Saturday to see comic-inspired creations. "The comics show will showcase some lifelong professional artists as well as some young, local, up-and-coming talents," said Tamar Russell Brown, owner of Sitka Creations. Gallery Sitka West, at ...read more
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Hometown Bank Community Foundation Contributes $5,000 To Newvue Communities   Oxford, Massachusetts, January 9, 2018 – Michael D. Hewitt, President of Hometown Bank Community Foundation, Inc., announced today that a contribution in the amount of $5,000 was presented to NewVue Communities, formerly known as Twin Cities CDC.   NewVue Communities is a non-profit organization, located in ...read more
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Friday, January 12, 2018
Leominster Credit Union to hold annual Blanket Drive    LEOMINSTER, MA, – Leominster Credit Union is collecting new blankets for the annual blanket  drive to provide warmth and aid to families in need in our local communities.  The blanket drive is in partnership with Massachusetts Credit Unions and the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless.  Donations may be dropped off at any Leominster ...read more
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Friday, January 12, 2018
Oxford-based bankHometown announced Friday its President and CEO Michael Hewitt will retire at the end of June after leading the bank for five years. Hewitt joined the bank in 2011 and was named the president and CEO in 2013. During that time, the bank has more than doubled in size and has gained status as one of the best performing banks in the area, the bank said. Hewitt, a 40-year banking ...read more
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Thursday, January 11, 2018
 Important Tax Changes for 2018Welcome, 2018! Each new year brings changes to current tax law and 2018 is no different. From tax rate schedules to health savings accounts, here's a checklist of tax changes to help you plan the year ahead.As the New Year rolls around, it's always a sure bet that there will be changes to current tax law and 2018 is no different now that many of the tax provisions ...read more
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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Wimberly To Manage SpinnersTeam announces coaching staff, Corey Wimberly takes over  The Lowell Spinners, short season affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, are proud to announce their coaching staff for the 2018 season. The Spinners would like to welcome Corey Wimberly as the team’s new manager.Wimberly takes over for Iggy Suarez, who went 80-71 in two seasons as the skipper. As a player, Wimberly ...read more
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Thursday, January 11, 2018
'Can happen anywhere': Groton chief recalls shock of killingsBy Chris Lisinski, clisinski@lowellsun.com   DEVENS -- On a pleasant Friday evening in September, Groton Police Chief Donald Palma had one simple task on his mind: grilling hamburgers. It was the night of the Council on Aging's drive-in movie night, a farewell to summer as warm temperatures faded and daylight dwindled. Dozens of ...read more
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
 DOL Adopts New Unpaid Intern TestLast Friday the Department of Labor (DOL) adopted a new test for unpaid interns. Employers should use this test—called the primary beneficiary test—when determining if a worker can be properly classified as an unpaid intern or if they need to be classified as an employee and paid minimum wage and overtime. The test adopted by the DOL has already been in use in ...read more
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Friday, January 05, 2018
  Tax Reform to Reduce Electric Rates Posted by Bob Rio on Jan 3, 2018 6:22:15 PM   Federal tax reform may soon generate a $56 million windfall for Eversource electric ratepayers in Massachusetts. Eversource disclosed in a filing with the Department of Public Utilities today that the reduction in federal corporate tax rates from 35 percent to 21 percent will allow the company to reverse the ...read more
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Friday, January 05, 2018
Main Street Bank in Marlborough on Friday announced it promoted two long-time executives to be its executive vice president and chief operating officer. Joseph Normant is now the chief financial officer and executive vice president, having previously served as CFO and senior vice president. In the new role, Normant is responsible for all financial reporting, internal controls, investment ...read more
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Friday, January 05, 2018
SPINNERS, RED SOX EXTEND AFFILIATION Red Sox agree with Lowell on player development contract through 2020 The Lowell Spinners, short season affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, are proud to announce a two-year extension with the Boston Red Sox on a new player development contract through the 2020 season.  The player development contract (or P.D.C.) assures that the Spinners will be a minor league ...read more
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
  Bryley Tip - Winterizing Your Technology A. Baker and J. Giunta, Bryley Systems We all love receiving new technology during the holiday season, but we must remember to protect it.  Whether we like it or not, cell phones and laptops are no longer simply devices – they are an extension of ourselves.  They house important information and records that we wouldn't dare give a stranger (social ...read more
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Tuesday, January 02, 2018
MWCC Holding Grand Re-Opening of Mount Fitness   GARDNER - A grand re-opening will be held at the fitness center at Mount Wachusett Community College’s Gardner campus on Saturday, Jan. 6 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to celebrate the new name of Mount Fitness.   “Our goal is to a create a new energy and push for our fitness center. We want everyone to know that we are open to the public,” said Director ...read more
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Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Permanent Makeup by CC Cosmetics®By Hollie Curley on Dec 18, 2017 04:18 pmOwen Jacobs Salon and Day Spa through our new subsidiary CC Cosmetics® is excited to offer popular new permanent makeup services to our customers.  Microblading is permanent makeup for eyebrows.  We also offer permanent eyeliner, top and bottom, using micropigmentation techniques.Microblading is a form of permanent make-up ...read more
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Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Summing Up, Looking Ahead: Challenges Await Employers Posted by Rick Lord on Jan 2, 2018 8:30:00 AM   The first half of the 2017-2018 legislative session in Massachusetts was dominated by the issue of health-care costs and the role employers should play in helping to close a budget gap in the state Medicaid program. But larger battles await during 2018 as progressive activists seek to ...read more
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Thursday, December 28, 2017
The Top 10 Massachusetts Business Stories of 2017 Posted by Christopher Geehern on Dec 27, 2017 11:13:10 AM   A generational reset of the nation’s tax code, a controversial employer assessment to fund health insurance for poor people, and upheaval surrounding workplace sexual misconduct head the list of the top business stories in Massachusetts for 2017. It was a year in which forces ...read more
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Thursday, December 28, 2017
By Nancy Sheehan / CorrespondentPosted Dec 17, 2017 at 6:00 AMUpdated Dec 17, 2017 at 9:45 AM   Portraiture as an art form has endured for thousands of years, but you only have a few more weeks to see both older and new takes on it in the “People Watching: Then and Now” exhibition at Fitchburg Art Museum. The show places a selection of painting and sculpture from FAM’s permanent collection, ...read more
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Wednesday, December 27, 2017
With temperatures well below freezing forecast for the coming week, be vigilant to protect your home from frozen pipes. If you don't own a home, you might want to share these with someone who does. A few tips include:   Keep house heated to a minimun of 65 degrees to help prevent pipes inside walls from freezing. Keep garage doors closed.Open hot and cold faucets enough to let them drip to keep ...read more
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