Governor sees state grant in action at Nashoba Tech's Engineering Center (SLIDESHOW)

WESTFORD -- Gov. Charlie Baker praised vocational education as a crucial component of economic growth during a Wednesday visit to Nashoba Valley Technical High School, where he helped cut the ribbon on the school's updated engineering center and Full Story
AYER -- The neighborhood on the uphill side of Westford Road is the type of place where it is easy to imagine folks outside mowing the lawn or having a barbecue. Full Story

As law evolves, will courts second that emoticon?

I had to share some excerpts of this "sign of the times" article from this recent American Bar Association Journal articles. Full Story
At Sizzling Kitchen in Lowell, a fusion of flavors, cultures (SLIDESHOW)
LOWELL - Customers inside the small and cozy Sizzling Kitchen chatted over steaming bowls of food on Thursday night. Full Story

Toyota gives the people what they want with 2018 Camry
The Toyota Camry has been sold worldwide since 1982. Full Story

Strong economic growth pushes mortgage rates higher
By Kathy Orton The Washington Post After a month of incremental increases, fixed mortgage rates took their biggest leap since this summer. Full Story

Business Briefs
Mercury Systems receives $3.2M order ANDOVER -- Mercury Systems, Inc. announced it received a $3. Full Story

New attraction tests patrons' skills at finding means to break out
TEWKSBURY -- Stepping into the newly constructed Escapology in Tewksbury, you're transported to another place. Full Story

Worst haul in 40 years
SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- Maine mussels are losing their muscle. The state's blue mussels are beloved by seafood fans near and far, but the size of the annual harvest has dipped in recent years, bottoming out at a 40-year low in 2016. Full Story