Landmark returns as 'Home ... at the Cooperage'

TOWNSEND -- The Townsend Harbor landmark that now houses "Home ... at the Cooperage," a new antique, art and artisan gallery/shop that opened to a warm reception on a chilly Saturday morning last week, has had a long and interesting career. Full Story
Fitchburg State interns join local chamber of commerce
The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce welcomed Christopher Gerardi of Shrewsbury and John Ronan of Townsend as interns for the spring semester. Full Story

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Amazon dumps NYC headquarters and its promised 25,000 jobs

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon abruptly dropped plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to the nearly $3 billion in incentives promised to what is already one of the world's richest, most powerful companies. Full Story
When you love the location, but not the house
By Scott Sowers Special to The Washington Post WASHINGTON -- In 2010, Gordon Bernhardt bought a five-level townhouse but never really liked it. Full Story

Amazon CEO and Post owner: Enquirer 'extorting' me over revealing photos
LOS ANGELES -- Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday he was the target of "extortion and blackmail" by the publisher of the National Enquirer, which he said threatened to publish revealing personal photos of him unless he stopped investigating how Full Story

Harassment in venture-capital industry targeted
BOSTON -- A state senator is looking to amend the laws protecting against discrimination and harassment in the workplace to ensure they cover entrepreneurs seeking funds to start a business. Full Story

Brothers build fortunes on cyber-security firm
Cyber-security has unlocked riches for Ken and Michael Xie. The Chinese-born brothers are now billionaires from their stakes in Fortinet Inc. Full Story

FDA says Walgreens has most violations of rules against selling tobacco to youths
U.S. health officials plan to ask for a meeting with top management from Walgreens Boots Alliance to discuss what they said was a pattern of illegal tobacco sales to minors at the pharmacy giant's stores. Full Story

Rome Furniture To Close
GARDNER -- Another chapter of furniture history in town closes as Rome Furniture announced it is going out of business after 74 years and selling the former CH Hartshorn building that has been its home for two decades. Full Story