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-1.25

148.15

Volume: 63,738,366

Up: 7

Down: 14

Unchanged: 8

Gainer: Hanover Insurance Group Inc. $42.51 +$0.96 (volume of 478,455 shares)

Decliner: American Superconductor Corp. $18.51 -$0.89 (volume of 851,496 shares)

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Raytheon delivers

WALTHAM - Defense contractor Raytheon Co. has delivered the first U.S. Army Common Sensor Payload for the Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter.

The first of 28 system design and development units awarded under a contract, the electrooptical/infrared and laser sensor was shipped to Rockwell Collins to begin software integration.

A flight test is expected in the first quarter of 2009, Raytheon said.

Raytheon has operations in Marlboro.

Cell site plugs in

GRAFTON - Verizon Wireless reported has activated a new cell site that increases wireless voice and data coverage and capacity along Route 140 in southeastern Grafton and the surrounding area.

Flood-aid donation

LEOMINSTER - Plastican Inc. has donated a truckload of five-gallon plastic pails with lids to help Louisiana and Texas families clean their homes after recent flooding.

The pails will be packed with rubber gloves, dust masks, scrub brushes, sponges, bleach, soaps, and other items by the United Methodist Committee on Relief, which will distribute the "flood buckets" to Methodist churches.

Church volunteers will distribute them to households.

Free seminar

WORCESTER - Daniel J. Walsh, a certified financial planner with Walsh Investment Services, and Frederick M. Misilo, a lawyer with Fletcher, Tilton & Whipple, will hold a free estate planning seminar, "Estate Conservation," at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at Tatnuck Park, 340 May St.

Those attending will receive a 20-page workbook on estate planning and be eligible for a complimentary consultation.

EANE workshop

WORCESTER - The Employer Association of the NorthEast will hold a workshop, "Dealing With an Organizing Campaign," from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at EANE's Training Center, 67 Millbrook St.

The cost is $105 per person.

For more information, call Karen Cronenberger at (877) 662-6444 or visit www.eane.org.

Power Lunch

LEOMINSTER - The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce will hold a Power Lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Vachon Wildlife Sanctuary, 449 Wachusett St.

The cost is $27 for members and $45 for nonmembers.

For more information, call (978) 353-4896.
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