Groton inventor's Pre-Bot jumps out of The Toy Box and into kids' hearts

GROTON -- When a guy with a love of designing wooden toys combined his graphic skills with sense of social responsibility he created something unique. Full Story
By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- Giuseppe Basile would be proud. More than 100 years ago, the non-English-speaking Sicilian immigrant bottled cans of olive and vegetable oil by hand and sold them door-to-door in Lynn. Full Story

Google Glass gets it right the second time around

Google Glass is back, and this time it's not the ultimate example of overhyped wearable technology. Full Story
MassDevelopment tabs Liss as CEO
BOSTON -- A former state official will take the reins of MassDevelopment in September. Lauren Liss of Gloucester was approved as president and chief executive officer of the state finance and development agency by the MassDevelopment Board of Full Story

Former Raytheon lobbyist to become secretary of Army
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump will nominate Mark Esper, a top lobbyist for Raytheon and a former Army officer, as the next secretary of the Army in the coming week, a U. Full Story

US hotel, NFL arena may sport flammable panels
In promotional brochures, a U.S. company boasted of the "stunning visual effect" its shimmering aluminum panels created in an NFL stadium, an Alaskan high school and a luxury hotel along Baltimore's Inner Harbor that "soars 33 stories into the air. Full Story

Wall Street's Goldman Sachs strolls on Main St.
NEW YORK -- More homeowner, less hedge fund titan. Goldman Sachs, long known for its super-rich clients and well-connected executives, is starting to act a lot more like a neighborhood bank. Full Story

Lowell Beer Works lets workers go for renovations
LOWELL -- As Lowell Beer Works shuts down to revamp its brewery and taproom, the owner fired 20 employees and told them they are "welcome to reapply" for new positions, resulting in disgruntled former employees contacting The Sun and taking to Full Story

Retailers, brands see green for back-to-school shopping
NEW YORK -- For the back-to-school season, many parents and their kids are thinking green. Concerns about the environment have them looking for secondhand clothing or fashions made from reused material -- but price still rules. Full Story