Marijuana entreprenuers Kevin MacConnell (left) and Tim Phillips got their start in Colorado but plan on opening a cannabis growing and manufacturing company in Uxbridge, which is Phillips' hometown.

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.

Plastic awaits recycling at E.L. Harvey & Sons' Westborough facility. The fourth-generation company has been struggling to find buyers for recyclables, especially mixed paper. Contamination has complicated the market for all recycling products.

E.L. Harvey & Sons scrambling amid new Chinese recycling standards

Grant Welker |

When Chinese firms virtually stopped buying recycled mixed paper from the United States, the effects didn't take long to become visible at E.L. Harvey & Sons' Westborough facility.

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Developer of critical WooSox mixed-use project has low-key history

Grant Welker |

The key principal for Boston-based Madison Properties has experience with Worcester but has never built a project like the one he has planned next to the proposed Polar Park.

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With cannabis businesses steadily entering the mainstream, it can be easy to lose sight of how difficult it is to launch and operate an organization in a quickly evolving industry.

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Construction on the $101-million Worcester Red Sox stadium is scheduled to begin this summer.

Worcester close to securing all ballpark land

The Worcester Redevelopment Authority has now voted to acquire nearly all of the properties needed for the $101-million ballpark.

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Justin Precourt, chief nursing officer, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester

New UMass chief nursing officer wants to continue community focus

UMass Memorial Medical Center named its new chief nursing officer Justin Precourt, who comes from leadership positions at Tufts Medical Center and Brigham & Women's Hospital.

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