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Northbridge recovery center established with $400K state funding

A opioid abuse recovery center is being established at the Family Continuity Recovery Support Center in Northbridge thanks to a share of $3.5 million in state government funding.

Be like Uxbridge

The moment the ballot initiative passed in November 2016 allowing for recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, economic development officials across the state should have been sharpening their...

Uxbridge, Athol find new revenue by embracing cannabis

Zachary Comeau |

Half of Massachusetts cities and towns have enacted or are considering a ban on recreational marijuana businesses, towns like Uxbridge and Athol have gone in the other direction.

The economic impact of legal pot is limited, as Mass. seeks the right balance

Grant Welker |

Worcester could have up to 15 cannabis shops. Western cities of similar size show there could be demand for far more, but the economic impact may not be so noticeable.

Movers & Shakers

Check out these movers and shakers of Central Massachusetts.

Independent bookstores thrive despite market and technology trends

Grant Welker |

Bookstores are making a comeback across the country, with the New York-based American Booksellers Association seeing a 50% rise in the past decade in the number of its member locations.

Canal District, Pullman St. pot retailers get planning approval

Zachary Comeau |

The Worcester Planning Board has now signed off on three recreational cannabis retail stores in the city, after approving two more earlier this week.

Primetals begins construction of $28M Sutton facility

Primetals Technologies executives along with state and local officials formally kicked off the construction of the U.K-based company's 183,000-square-foot Sutton facility.

Worcester County home prices outpace state as prices hit March record

Grant Welker |

Median single-family home prices hit $268,250 in Worcester County in March, outpacing state price increases from last year, which across Massachusetts marked a record high.

Northbridge OKs agreement for The Botanist's 100K-sq.-ft. cannabis production facility

Zachary Comeau |

The Botanist is one step closer to building what could be more than a 100,000-square-foot facility cannabis cultivation and manufacturing facility in Northbridge.

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