Question: I have been trying for the last six months, without success, to acquire funding to complete development and marketing of my idea for a new roofing product. Several people have suggested crowdfunding as an alternative, but I’m clueless as to how that works. Can you provide a crash course?

The canopy over the Cumberland Farms on Mast Road will be demolished next week, following a scathing building inspection determined that the columns holding the structure up are deformed and severely deteriorated, official say.

The state Bureau of Securities Regulation has issued a cease-and-desist order against a man soliciting money to invest in a $25 million film.

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