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PawSox encouraged by $83M Rhode Island stadium proposal

The Triple A minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox on Thursday said it was encouraged about the $83-million plans coming together in Rhode Island.

Discovery Museum, MathWorks renew STEM partnership

Grant Welker |

The Discovery Museum in Acton and Natick's MathWorks have renewed their long-running program bringing STEM education to classrooms across the region.

Worcester in ceremonial mood on $1.3M courthouse sale

Grant Welker |

Worcester has found a buyer for the former Worcester County Courthouse — and sees enough significance in the step the city is holding a ceremonial deed signing event.

A tight housing market continues to push prices, downtown visions will be realized

Grant Welker |

The trends are going in the right direction for homeowners: an increase in prices and a sharp drop this year in foreclosures, both in Central Massachusetts and across the state. A tight supply market...

Central Mass. colleges will face funding, recruiting challenges in 2018

Grant Welker |

Smaller campuses may struggle with declining interest from international students, and colleges will have to work to find the right balance between speech rights and harmful actions.

Mass. unemployment falls to 3.6 percent

Thanks to a 7,300 rise in jobs added in Massachusetts last month, the unemployment rate has dropped to 3.6 percent.

Off-shore wind developers make pitches for state contracts

State House News Service |

Vying for a long-term contract for the first Massachusetts offshore wind farm, energy companies made their pitches to state officials Wednesday.

Electrical work on I-90 in Central Mass. nearly complete

Zachary Comeau |

A local electrical contractor has reached substantial completion of a lighting project at toll plazas along a large stretch of the Mass Pike through Central Massachusetts.

Mercantile Center lands coffeehouse as retail anchor

Grant Welker |

Coffee shop Fuel America, which also will serve beer and wine, will open next fall in one of the most high-profile retail spaces in downtown Worcester at Front and Mercantile streets.

Westborough joint sealant manufacturer acquired by $6B Swiss firm

Westborough joint-and-sealant manufacturer Emseal Joint Systems has been acquired by a Swiss chemical sealant company.

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