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ʽ$15 minimum wage would cripple restaurant industry’

City Cuisine Scene

By Rod Lee

No sooner had the minimum wage in Massachusetts gone from $8 to $11 an hour than “The Fight for 15” began. There is no surer way to raise the cackles of Worcester restaurant owners than to mention that Bay State voters may be asked to weigh in, yes or no, on another jump, to $15, by way of a ballot question in 2018.

Unlike Michael Kantner of Cambridge Naturals, who in an appearance on WGBH-TV’s “Greater Boston” said... Read More

Sen. Fattman backs NCTV in tussle with cable provider

By Rod Lee

With an appearance by State Sen. Ryan Fattman of Webster at its annual meeting on September 21st, Northbridge Community Television (NCTV) indicated that it is bringing out the big guns in a continuing tug-of-war with “Charter/Spectrum” for services the local-access channel says the cable provider is not delivering as required by contract.

House bill H.2682, introduced in the Legislature by Rep. Ruth B. Balser of... Read More

Carpet Lover Plus has new owners, familiar faces

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

There’s a new scent to the air here in New England.  It smells cooler, fresher, and as sweet as a stick of cinnamon. It smells like Autumn. The days are shorter, the nights are chillier, and the portable space heaters are on stand-by. It’s time to get excited about the Patriot’s offense, brew a mug of cider, and think about new carpets. Life is too short to ignore them, and pretend we’re okay with the drab... Read More

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