Entries by Ryan Murphy

Baker-Polito Administration Files Legislation to Invest $750 Million in Clean Energy Innovation, Workforce Development

Bill Includes Key Policy Changes to Offshore Wind Procurement Process Governor Charlie Baker announced that the Baker-Polito Administration will file legislation to direct $750 million to support the continued growth and development of the Commonwealth’s clean energy industry. The legislation, An Act to Power Massachusetts’ Clean Energy Economy, would establish a new Clean Energy Investment Fund, […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Adult Education Students Awarded 2021 First Literacy Scholarships

On September 15, 2021 three Mount Wachusett Community College Adult Education students were honored by First Literacy with scholarships in a virtual ceremony. First Literacy Scholarships are awarded in recognition of educational achievements and potential, community service, and perseverance in the face of hardship. This year First Literacy awarded 30 scholarships to deserving individuals from […]

Baker Names Slate of MBTA Board Members

Former Massport, MassDOT Exec Betsy Taylor Named Chair More than three months after the MBTA’s previous board expired, Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday brought its successor fully into existence by announcing appointees to the transportation authority’s board of directors. The panel will be chaired by Betsy Taylor, a six-year veteran of the state Department of […]

State Tax Receipts Running Half A Billion Over Benchmarks

State tax collectors brought in $3.992 billion of revenue in September, way up from September 2020 and half a billion dollars more than what the Baker administration was expecting to collect. The Department of Revenue announced Tuesday afternoon that the September haul was $848 million or 27 percent greater than actual collections in September 2020 […]

Weekly Download: How to capture your share of our tourists

Tourism is a major industry and capturing your share of our local tourists will help your business thrive. The Chamber encourages you to stop in and learn more about our advertising tools that can help you succeed. Local sights, conventions, and activities draw visitors from across the country to the area each year, making it […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Dean’s and President’s Lists for Summer 2021 Semester

Mount Wachusett Community College is pleased to announce our Dean’s and President’s Lists for the summer 2021 semester. Students who complete a minimum of 12 semester hours are eligible. The Dean’s List requires a 3.30 to 3.99 grade point average while the President’s List requires a 4.0 grade point average. President’s List Karissa Alyrd, Douglas […]

Governor Charlie Baker Announces Appointment of Terrence Reidy as Secretary of Public Safety and Security

Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito today announced the appointment of Terrence Reidy as Secretary of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security. Reidy has served as Acting Secretary since July, when he was appointed to replace former Secretary Thomas Turco, III following Secretary Turco’s retirement. “Secretary Reidy has spent his career […]

North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce to host Congressional Luncheon in Fitchburg

Event offers opportunity for Chamber members, local leaders to engage directly with Congressman McGovern, Congresswoman Trahan The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Annual North Central Massachusetts Congressional Luncheon on Thursday, October 14, 2021, featuring the Honorable Jim McGovern, United States Representative for the Second Congressional District of Massachusetts, and the Honorable […]

Hikes Through History – A Virtual Event Presented by Fitchburg Public Library

Please register for this event by visiting https://tinyurl.com/FPLHikes Have you ever wandered through the woods and wondered who had been there before you? In Massachusetts, many parks and trails have been carved out of historical sites. Author Alison O’Leary, an award-winning journalist and coauthor of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s new guide Best Day Hikes Near Boston, will […]