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October is Officially Cranberry Month in Massachusetts

Governor Charlie Baker today declared October as “Massachusetts Cranberry Month,” continuing the Commonwealth’s support of cranberry farmers and encouraging Massachusetts residents to purchase locally produced cranberry products. Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides said, “The cranberry industry is a significant driver for the Massachusetts economy, and the Baker-Polito Administration is […]

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Critical Drought Conditions Declared in Southeast Region of Commonwealth

Due to five months of below normal rainfall, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Kathleen Theoharides today declared a Level 3 – Critical Drought in the Southeast Region of the Commonwealth. The other six regions across the state — the Western, Connecticut River Valley, Central, Northeast, Cape Cod, and Islands regions— […]

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Massachusetts Updates its Restaurant Regulations Starting on September 28

Starting on Monday, September 28, 2020, Massachusetts is updating its Restaurant regulations for following social distancing rules, including the increase in table size from 6 to 10 guests at each table. Here is the full document, Sector Specific Workplace Safety Standards for Restaurants to address COVID-19, as of September 22, 2020 […]

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NEW EDIP PROJECTS IN MASSACHUSETTS EXPECTED TO LEVERAGE $42 MILLION IN PRIVATE INVESTMENT

Ocean Scout Glider, Hefring, LLC., Gloucester, MA Today, the Commonwealth’s Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) approved six projects for participation in the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP). These six projects are expected to create 175 net new jobs and retain 135 jobs throughout Massachusetts, while leveraging approximately $42 million in […]

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Massachusetts Joins Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15

Today kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month, an annual celebration in the United States that recognizes the contributions Americans tracing their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South American and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean have made to American society and culture. According to the U.S. Census, the Hispanic population […]

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Massachusetts Defines Travelers from 13 US States as Lower-Risk for Entering the Commonwealth

Travelers from COVID-19 lower-risk States are not required to fill out the Massachusetts Travel Form and do not need to quarantine. States are included on the list based on meeting two criteria: average daily cases per 100K below 6 AND positive test rate below 5%, both measured as a 7-day rolling average.  Data is […]

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Massachusetts Sings Happy Birthday to BSO Legend Seiji Ozawa on his 85th Birthday

Happy Birthday Seiji Ozawa, the legendary Music Director of Boston Symphony Orchestra (1973-2002) and now Music Director Laureate, who turns 85 years young today. The Boston Symphony Orchestra joined organizations worldwide closely affiliated with Seiji Ozawa—including the New Japan Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, Vienna Philharmonic, Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival, Seiji Ozawa Music […]

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