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Rutland looking to develop former state hospital site

Grant Welker |

The Town of Rutland is seeking development proposals for an empty hilltop site just south of the town center where the former Rutland State Hospital once stood.

NEC system to provide backup power, drinking water to Oregon city

Westborough energy storage systems manufacturer NEC Energy Solutions has completed a 500-kilowatt battery energy storage system at an Oregon elementary school.

Five Central Mass. projects split $784K in brownfield funding

The Baker Administration has given $784,000 to five sites in four Central Massachusetts communities to help clean contaminated properties.

Heartland Water Technologies to open China office, expand in Latin America

Zachary Comeau |

Heartland Water Technologies in Hudson announced on Tuesday two key hires as it looks to expand its international operations in China and Latin America.

WooSox stadium project falling behind schedule, with property acquisitions looming

Grant Welker |

A timeline to open the Red Sox ballpark by 2021 leaves the city little wiggle room to buy and relocate businesses in just a few months.

Millennial legislators bond around push for renewables

State House News Service |

Bills filed by Reps. Marjorie Decker and Sean Garballey and Sen. Jamie Eldridge that call for Massachusetts to get all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2035.

Hydro project sought by Massachusetts gets boost in Maine

State House News Service |

The staff of the Maine Public Utilities Commission has recommended a key certificate for a major hydropower project that could bring major economic and environmental benefits to New England.

Acorn Deck House minimizes waste and energy use while creating efficient home puzzle pieces

Zachary Comeau |

The homes manufactured by Acorn Deck House Co. in its 85,000-square-foot Acton facility are as energy efficient as the factory itself.

Devens' former military facilities offer chance for community with few residents

Grant Welker |

Devens has rebounded with thousands of jobs since the military base closed, but a central component of the military era remains vacant. A new plan hopes to add residences there.

Chamber: National Grid delays affecting manufacturers, development

Zachary Comeau |

The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce says National Grid has been a thorn in the side of the city's economic momentum and construction projects, including for several manufacturers.

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