Deval Patrick’s 10-year, $1B life sciences plan bears fruit in Mass.
Aug17

Deval Patrick’s 10-year, $1B life sciences plan bears fruit in Mass.

BOSTON — In his offices at Boston Children’s Hospital, Leonard Zon is busily developing cutting-edge stem cell therapies surrounded by fellow researchers, lab equipment and 300,000 striped, transparent zebrafish. Zon’s lab — and the zebrafish — are the results of an initiative begun nearly a decade ago to make Massachusetts one of the country’s premier life sciences incubators. That 2008 initiative, signed by former Democratic Gov....

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Franklin County jail to get solar energy grant

GREENFIELD — Franklin County’s prison will soon be powered by the sun. The state, which funds the Elm Street facility, is investing $545,000 to install a 436-killowatt solar canopy at the Franklin County Jail and House of Corrections, according to the Department of Energy Resources. Panels will be installed over the parking lot. “Doing this project here reminds us all that reversing global warming is everyone’s responsibility, even a...

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Franklin County jail to get $525K for solar energy
Aug17

Franklin County jail to get $525K for solar energy

GREENFIELD — Franklin County’s prison will soon be powered by the sun. The state, which funds the Elm Street facility, is investing $545,000 to install a 436-killowatt solar canopy at the Franklin County Jail and House of Corrections, according to the Department of Energy Resources. Panels will be installed over the parking lot. “Doing this project here reminds us all that reversing global warming is everyone’s responsibility, even a...

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Franklin County jail to get $545K for solar energy
Aug17

Franklin County jail to get $545K for solar energy

GREENFIELD — Franklin County’s prison will soon be powered by the sun. The state, which funds the Elm Street facility, is investing $545,000 to install a 436-killowatt solar canopy at the Franklin County Jail and House of Corrections, according to the Department of Energy Resources. Panels will be installed over the parking lot. “Doing this project here reminds us all that reversing global warming is everyone’s responsibility, even a...

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Storage buildings OK’d for 5 & 10 in Deerfield
Aug17

Storage buildings OK’d for 5 & 10 in Deerfield

DEERFIELD — If all goes according to plan, Ideal Moving and Storage, which owns a self-storage behind the Hampshire Mall, will open a second location on Routes 5 and 10. Four large storage buildings, housing about 300 storage units, and a 2,400-square-foot two-story clapboard office out front 247 Greenfield Road were approved Monday by the Planning Board. To make room, builders have expressed intent to destroy a few buildings and a...

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Is it really Lyme? Researchers developing a new test to tell
Aug17

Is it really Lyme? Researchers developing a new test to tell

WASHINGTON — Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early — using a “signature” of molecules in patients’ blood. It’s still highly experimental, but initial studies suggest the novel tool just might uncover early-stage Lyme disease more accurately than today’s standard test, researchers reported Wednesday. And it could tell the difference between two...

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