Business Leaders Say Immigration Can Stem New England’s Workforce Shortage

December 20, 2016

It’s hard to avoid the hand-wringing about aging demographics in New England these days. The region’s six states have the six lowest birth rates in the country. Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont have the oldest populations in the country, and Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts aren’t far behind.

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FairPoint Communications Being Sold to Illinois-Based Company

December 12, 2016

FairPoint Communications is being sold. Illinois-based Consolidated Communications says it’s buying FairPoint for $1.5 billion, starting a new chapter in the troubled history of northern New England’s largest telecommunications network.


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Six New England Ski Resorts to be Sold

November 4, 2016

In a big preseason sale, Sugarloaf, Sunday River and four other New England ski resorts are being sold. And that’s just part of an $830 million deal that includes ski resorts, theme parks and other recreation properties around the country.

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Freight Rail Project Aims to Revitalize Eastern Connecticut

October 31, 2016

A new railroad investment is about to get underway in eastern Connecticut that its backers hope will be a boost for the economy right along the tracks and into greater New England. Instead of giants scissors, the New England Central Railroad chose a train to cut the ribbon on this new project.

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How Massachusetts ‘Gateway Cities’ Are Crafting New Identities

September 26, 2016

The hum of textile looms once filled the 19th-century mill buildings throughout downtown Lawrence. Immigrant workers from Ireland and Germany were among some of the first laborers.

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