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Cannabis regulators prepare to take over medical pot

The Cannabis Control Commission is holding regular meetings with Department of Public Health officials as the two agencies plot a hand-off of the state's medical marijuana program this fall.

The best defense is a good offense

The state's affordable housing laws create a nightmare scenario for Central Massachusetts cities and towns who can see added density and out-of-place developments come into their community with...

Mass. legislators to take up Baker's $610M economic development bill

State House News Service |

With just over three weeks left for formal sessions, the Legislature is ready to begin advancing its version of Gov. Charlie Baker's $610 million economic development bill (H 4297), which the...

The Power 50: Eric, Jack and Sam Hendler

The Hendler brothers have quickly become giants in the beer-making industry, running the second largest Central Massachusetts brewery at 44,250 barrels produced in 2017.

The Power 50: Tina M. Sbrega

For nearly 10 years now, Sbrega has led a community-based credit union with $498 million in assets and 28,162 members.

10 THINGS I Know About ... GDPR compliance

Michelle Drolet |

GDPR only applies to protecting personal data of European Union citizens wherever they reside, but putting teeth in policies to help avoid identity theft benefits everyone.

Embrace the grand bargain

We've previously said a $15 minimum wage would be an important step forward for the state's businesses, and the grand bargain smartly spreads the increase over five years.

Milford's Sira Naturals awarded first legal marijuana growing license

Zachary Comeau |

Milford-based Sira Naturals has been awarded the state's first recreational marijuana license, allowing it to grow recreational marijuana at its facility in town.

Column: State insurance plan gives choices to small businesses, workers

Audrey Gasteier |

Massachusetts has made health care more accessible and affordable, but still needs to make it easier and less costly for the smallest businesses to offer coverage to employees.

Charlton solar facility to benefit Perkins in Lancaster

Zachary Comeau |

A Boston solar firm has completed its fourth community solar project in Worcester County, this one a 2.6-megawatt facility in Charlton to benefit a Lancaster human services agency.

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