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IPG lands $2.5M state grant for $70M expansion

Zachary Comeau |

Oxford laser maker IPG Photonics is getting another public subsidy, this time from the state in the form of a $2.5 million state grant.

Pot testing labs approved in Framingham, Salem

State House News Service |

Marijuana regulators on Thursday approved two testing laboratories to inspect recreational marijuana sold in Massachusetts and approved a host of licenses for other Central Mass. cannabis businesses.

Framingham's MCR Labs on tap for final marijuana testing license

Zachary Comeau |

Two marijuana testing labs - including one in Framingham - are set to get their final licenses from the Cannabis Control Commission in what is another huge milestone for the industry.

Sears in Natick Mall only Mass. store to close in bankruptcy

Zachary Comeau |

The Sears store in the Natick Mall is the only of the troubled retail giant's stores to close in Massachusetts after it filed for bankruptcy Monday.

Sears, with 11 Central Mass. stores, files for bankruptcy; CEO resigns

Grant Welker |

Sears Holdings, the troubled department stores with 11 Sears and Kmart locations in Central Massachusetts, filed for bankruptcy Monday.

Timberyard Brewing opening Saturday in East Brookfield

Grant Welker |

Timberyard Brewing, which has spent the last year turning an old lumber store into a brewery, is now about set to open.

Stephanie Ramey is transforming $900K into heads in beds

In April, Stephanie Ramey was promoted from corporate and events sales manager to executive director of Discover Central Massachusetts.

Movers & Shakers

Thirteen professionals were on the move recently in Central Massachusetts.

Manufacturing has become the most targeted industry by cyber criminals

Zachary Comeau |

As the manufacturing industry becomes more technological, with more connected devices than ever, hackers have more opportunities to break into those networks.

Millis prepares for years of housing growth as 324-unit development hits former golf course

Grant Welker |

A luxury housing development in Millis once derailed by the Great Recession is now poised to kick off a slate of new homebuilding in the small MetroWest community

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