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Monday, May 20, 2019
Nashoba Tech, 1A revamp vehicle for veteransNicole DeFeudis   ndefeudis@lowellsun.comUPDATED:   05/17/2019 08:13:10 AM EDT WESTFORD — Nashoba Valley Technical High School students are driven to give. This month, the Automotive Technology Department is partnering with 1A Auto to tune up and donate a used vehicle for veterans. The teal 2008 Chevrolet Equinox will go to the nonprofit Travis Mills ...read more
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Monday, May 20, 2019
Pepperell-based Masy BioServices, a biorepository company, is continuing its expansion on the eastern seaboard by opening an office in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park. The company will provide the many biopharma companies in that region with its validation services, Masy BioServices said in a Monday press release. According to the Research Triangle Park's website, the 7,000-acre site ...read more
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Monday, May 20, 2019
Steward Health Care’s Gabriel Simon, MD, Named Region II EMS Physician of the YearDr. Simon is Chief of Emergency Medicine at Nashoba Valley Medical Center  Ayer, MA - Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s (NVMC) Chief of Emergency Medicine Gabriel Simon, MD, was chosen as EMS Physician of the Year for Central Mass EMS Corp., Region II (CMEMSC).  Every year Central Mass EMS Region II recognizes ...read more
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Stocks fell sharply on May 13 following the most recent U.S.-China tit-for-tat on tariffs. A return to higher volatility doesn't change the positive economic fundamentals, however. I thought you would be interested in this commentary from Investment Strategist Kate Warne, which discusses the May 13 pullback. ******Global Stocks Fall Due to Rising U.S.-China Trade Tensions Stocks fell sharply on ...read more
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Monday, May 13, 2019
Tips for Getting Paid on TimeLearn how to increase your cash flow by improving collection rates and shortening the aging days of your accounts.   Tax Due DatesMay 10 Employees who work for tips - If you received $20 or more in tips during April, report them to your employer. You can use Form 4070.   Employers - Social Security, Medicare, and withheld income tax. File Form 941 for the first ...read more
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Friday, May 10, 2019
SMALL BIZ WANTS BEACON HILL TO EASE UP ON COSTLY REFORMS By Chris Lisinski STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON, MAY 9, 2019.....With minimum-wage increases already locked in for years to come and a new push for a surtax on high earners underway, Senate President Karen Spilka told small business owners on Thursday that she would continue to work toward compromise even as lawmakers consider how to ...read more
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Thursday, May 09, 2019
    Photo caption: The Littleton Water Department and the Littleton Public Schools were honored for their partnership in testing school drinking water by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Services on May 7 at the Devens Common Center. (Left to right) MassDEP Commissioner Marty Suuberg, Steve Mark, Business Manager of the LPS, Kevin Hunt, LWD's Water Systems Manager, and Robert ...read more
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Thursday, May 09, 2019
AIM Names John Regan New President and CEO Posted by Christopher Geehern on May 9, 2019 12:12:47 PM   John R. Regan, a Boston native who has directed government affairs advocacy at Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) for the past 12 years, was selected today as the next President and Chief Executive Officer of the commonwealth’s largest business association. The AIM Board of Directors ...read more
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Thursday, May 09, 2019
  EEO-1 Reporting Requirements FinalizedThe hotly contested issue of what exactly needs to be filed for EEO-1 reporting this year has been resolved—at least for now. Pay data for both 2017 and 2018 must be reported to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by September 30, 2019. The data that has been required in years past is still due by May 31, 2019. An appeal of the latest decision ...read more
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Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Business People Invited to Mingle at the MountGARDNER – Area business people and employers are invited to the Mingle at the Mount event at Mount Wachusett Community College to join soon-to-be-graduates for an evening of networking from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 14 at the college’s Gardner campus.The event is a fun and casual after hours style evening where the business community can welcome MWCC students ...read more
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Wednesday, May 08, 2019
On Tuesday, May 7, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and newly appointed Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Kathleen (Katie) Theoharides were welcomed by Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella to an Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Roundtable discussion in City Hall. Both Mayor Mazarella and the Lt. Governor emphasized the seriousness of climate change and the need for such a ...read more
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Friday, May 03, 2019
The food at The Elegant Chef, the in-school restaurant at Nashoba Valley Technical High School, has never been an issue. The restaurant is considered one of Westford’s culinary gems, and the students and staff in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality programs have won a myriad of awards at local and statewide competitions to prove it. The same can be said for the service and ambience, both ...read more
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Friday, May 03, 2019
                  On Top of the WorldIsabel, 17, embraces animal-assisted therapy at Rein in a Dream (RIAD)    Isabel sits in the barn office before her lesson with Lily the horse, petting Penguin, a black and white tuxedo cat, ...read more
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Friday, May 03, 2019
Additional 27 Locomotives to be RefurbishedOn April 29, the MBTA's Fiscal and Management Control Board approved funding for an additional 27 F-40 type locomotives to undergo complete overhauls that will extend their usable life and improve reliability for Commuter Rail customers. After millions of passenger miles and years of exposure to the elements, these locomotives will return to passenger ...read more
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Thursday, May 02, 2019
  Department of Family and Medical Leave - News  May 1st, 2019   Tax InformationThe tax treatment of PFML contributions for both state and federal purposes is governed by federal tax law. The Commonwealth has requested guidance from the Internal Revenue Service on this question and others related to the tax implications of PFML contributions and benefits. Until IRS guidance ...read more
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Thursday, May 02, 2019
Baker Administration Seeks to Address Critical Problem with Paid Family/Medical Leave Posted by Brad MacDougall on May 1, 2019 4:21:11 PM   The Baker Administration today extended by almost three months the deadline for employers to secure private insurance that would allow them to opt out of the Massachusetts paid family and medical leave system. The administration also extended the deadline ...read more
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Thursday, May 02, 2019
Rollstone Bank & Trust has opened its ninth branch location, at 788 Boston Road in Groton. The new location joins two branches each in Leominster and Fitchburg, one each in Harvard and Townsend, a mortgage center in Fitchburg and a loan and wealth management office in Worcester. The Fitchburg-based bank is holding a ribbon-cutting to mark the opening on Thursday. The new Rollstone location is ...read more
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Thursday, May 02, 2019
Fidelity Bank's assets grew by 14% last year, landing it in what the Leominster bank says is in the top one-tenth nationally in growth rates. Fidelity's assets grew by $116 million to $935 million, the bank reported Wednesday. The bank said it provided more than $129 million in commercial loans in 2018, and more than $132 million in mortgages and home equity loans. Fidelity opened its second ...read more
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Wednesday, May 01, 2019
      Thank you for reading the HR Advisor Newsletter! This month’s edition features an article on what you need to know before disciplining or terminating an employee so that you don’t end up in a legal danger zone. You can also read about the interactive process and the DOL’s relatively new unpaid intern test. Finally, we have a few tips for you on ...read more
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Wednesday, May 01, 2019
The Importance of an Uninterruptible Power Supply     It’s 2019, and as technology continues its rapid pace advancement, businesses are facing greater threats, especially in terms of protecting their data. Phishing and malware not only make your data vulnerable, but also disrupt your business processes. However, hacking isn’t the only problem here. Sometimes, something as simple ...read more
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Wednesday, May 01, 2019
ROLLSTONE BANK & TRUST OPENS NEW BRANCH IN GROTON, MARollstone Bank & Trust President Martin F. Connors will be joined by local officials to cut a ceremonial ribbon officially opening Rollstone’s newest branch, in Groton, MA, on Thursday, May 2 at 4:00pm at 788 Boston Road, Groton, MA 01450.The Groton location will be Rollstone’s ninth branch in Massachusetts, joining two in Leominster, two in ...read more
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s Hunger Run Raises $3,500 for Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry    Ayer, MA – Nashoba Valley Medical Center recently donated $3,500 to Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, Inc. The generous donation was a result of proceeds from the hospital’s annual 5K Hunger Run road race, which was held on Oct. 13, 2018. Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry is a non-profit organization that provides ...read more
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
TRAINING AT FORT DEVENS DURING 1972. Photo by Jim Phillips.  At Armed Forces Day 2019 Devens Museum  Spotlights Country's Three Critical Times             Ft. Devens Museum?s annual celebration of Armed Forces Day this May 18th focuses on three critical times for this country as well as for the U.S. Army. Doors open at 10 a.m. and visitors are invited to attend three separate programs during ...read more
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Memorial Park at Rogers Field, Devens, MA.   Influenza Memorial Dedication   During the fall of 1918, almost half of the approximately 35,000 soldiers at Camp Devens were stricken with influenza, resulting in over 800 deaths. At 10:30 AM on Friday, May 17, The Fort Devens Museum and the Devens Enterprise Commission will hold a ceremony at the Rogers Field Memorial Park to unveil a memorial ...read more
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Monday, April 29, 2019
Commuting these days isn't what it used to be. Instead of trying to draw workers into Boston, some Massachusetts businesses are often trying to get their most coveted employees to leave the city — at least for the work day. Creating solutions to the so-called "first mile/last mile problem" helps make that possible. It means providing a way for workers to both get to the train — the first mile — ...read more
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Friday, April 26, 2019
10 questions to help you assess changing insurance needs  Some decisions and life changes clearly require updating your insurance, but others can be less obvious yet create equally important reasons review your coverage. If you answer "Yes" to any of these questions, give us a call! read more >D. Francis Murphy Insurance Agency, 50 Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749
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Thursday, April 25, 2019
  Windows 7 and Server 2008 are scheduled to reach EOL (End of Life) in January 2020. Now is the time to begin planning for this transition and to determine what this means for your business. For complete details, please click on the link below.   Windows 7 & Server 2008 End of Life Information           As ...read more
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Wachusett Brewing Co. has quietly begun construction on a 4,000-square-foot expansion in Westminster to replace its tented event space and add a new kitchen. The space, expected to be open this summer, will allow the brewery to increase its guest capacity by about 400 people and improve its food menu via a new pizza oven. A second bar will be built in the new building to accommodate the ...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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