Thieves like 'em orchard-freshFor Leominster-area farms, apple season brings poachers with an appetite

LEOMINSTER -- It's the season for apple picking, but it's also the season for apple poaching. While thousands flock to farms throughout September and early October to pick apples, the ripened fruit also attract who don't want to pay for what they Full Story
DeLeo to check with economists on taxes

By Michael Norton and Andy Metzger State House News Service BOSTON -- With tax revenue growth falling short of levels needed to meet spending demands, House Speaker Robert DeLeo said over the weekend that he wants to hear from economists Full Story
Unhappy Target customers send strong message on new pill bottles
Longtime customers of Target's pharmacies are finding a change in pill bottle design hard to swallow. Full Story

Norm Morin: Deny big edge to hackers with disinformation
The big news last week was that Yahoo had been hacked. But look beyond the big "Yahoo hacked" headline and to find the real news in this story: Yahoo was hacked in 2014, but only now was only telling you! Full Story

Sneakerheads, techies freaking out about new Nikes

Nike announced this week that the self-tightening sneakers that many have long dreamed about will arrive in time for the winter holidays. Full Story

Drugmaker Pfizer decides not to break up business
Pfizer will not split into two publicly traded companies, a decision that, at least for now, ends Wall Street speculation over the drugmaker's future. Full Story


Lowell's Operon promotes Whitney Andrews

Whitney Andrews, of Shrewsbury, has been named general manager f Full Story

For businesses, online reviews can be a double-edged sword
It is a double-edged cybersword: a negative review of a restaurant or other business, posted for the world to see. Full Story