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Lancaster lumber facility penalized $9,620 for toxic use violations

Devina Bhalla |

Lancaster lumber treatment facility and distributor Bestway of New England, Inc. has been penalized $9,620 for hazardous waste and toxic use violations.

Lawmakers pitch northern rail route to Western Mass.

State House News Service |

Two lawmakers have pitched the Transportation Committee on studying an east-west passenger rail connection between Boston, Greenfield and North Adams.

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.

EcoTarium to unveil mountain lion exhibit

The EcoTarium nature and science museum in Worcester will unveil a new long-awaited outdoor exhibit Saturday featuring two mountain lion siblings.

Gateway Park adding sandbox program for digital health

Grant Welker |

A new Massachusetts state grant will help digital health startups work with larger industry players at Worcester Polytechnic Institute's PracticePoint facility at Gateway Park.

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.

AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon could hit U.S. shelves next year

Zachary Comeau |

AquaBounty will soon begin to produce its genetically modified salmon at its facility in Indiana after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in March lifted an import alert enacted in a 2016 U.S.

Baker: New trade deal critical for Mass. economy

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker urged President Trump and Congress on Friday to lift tariffs on Mexican and Canadian metals and ratify the new trade deal intended to replace NAFTA.

AquaBounty seeks $5.75M in public offering

AquaBounty, the Maynard-based grower of genetically-modified salmon, is again seeking help from investors to kickstart their U.S. and Canada operations.

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.

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