641-791-7063 December 29, 2017

Whole Foods will open its Shrewsbury location on Jan. 30, which will mark the natural and organic foods retailer's first Worcester-area location.


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    Jim Cooper August 24, 2018

    MGM has returned to New England, opening its sprawling $960 million casino and entertainment complex in Springfield late Friday morning.

    Jim Cooper August 24, 2018
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    Zachary Comeau August 24, 2018

    Worcester County has been the most active Massachusetts county for the recreational marijuana industry with 34 total applications submitted to the state Cannabis Control Commission.

    Zachary Comeau August 24, 2018
  • DPH deems UMass Leominster pediatric unit essential, amid closure plans

    819-938-0914 August 24, 2018

    The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has decided the inpatient pediatric unit at Leominster's UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital is an essential service

    underlimbed August 24, 2018
  • CCC approves two cannabis testing labs; rollout getting closer

    August 23, 2018

    One of the largest roadblocks to launching the retail market for legal marijuana in Massachusetts was eliminated Thursday as the Cannabis Control Commission approved provisional licenses for two testing laboratories.

    August 23, 2018
  • CCC hung up over authority on host community agreements

    State House News Service August 23, 2018

    The Cannabis Control Commission is weighing whether it will return to the Legislature to ask lawmakers who rewrote the 2016 law legalizing marijuana to clarify requirements related to the agreements marijuana businesses are required to enter into with their host municipalities.

    State House News Service August 23, 2018

Today's Poll

How will you vote on Question 1?
Poll Description

Question 1 on next Tuesday's statewide ballot is a citizen-initiated referendum that seeks to add a third casino in Maine somewhere in York County. Proponents say it would be a significant boost to Maine's economy, stating a York County casino would create 2,165 permanent jobs, 2,767 construction jobs and contribute $248.1 million in tax revenues over the first five years of operation. Opponents say Maine has enough casinos already and a third casino would be unlikely to add new revenue and instead would simply divert existing customers from casinos in Oxford and Bangor. Gov. Paul LePage also criticized the ballot initiative for chiefly benefiting the person bankrolling the referendum — out-of-state gambling developer Shawn Scott, who is the only party allowed to develop the casino if the question is approved and whose companies have been hit by a string of litigation since he sold the Bangor casino to Penn National in 2004, netting $51 million.

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