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industrial city (1990 pop. 41,194), seat of Worcester co., N Mass., on the north branch of the Nashua River; settled c.1730, inc. as a city 1872. Its important paper industry dates approximately from 1805. Other products include fabricated steel, machinery, textiles, apparel, and plastics. Fitchburg State Univ. is there.
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a city in the northeastern USA, in New England, in the state of Massachusetts. Population, 41,000 (1975; 100,000 including suburbs). Industries include machine building, metal-working, and the production of textiles, paper, and furniture.

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I had already bought the shanty of James Collins, an Irishman who worked on the Fitchburg Railroad, for boards.
One says to me, "I wonder that you do not lay up money; you love to travel; you might take the cars and go to Fitchburg today and see the country." But I am wiser than that.
FITCHBURG -- The Fitchburg Historical Society has been awarded a grant of $1,000 from the Fitchburg Cultural Council for Researching the Underground, its new resource guide on the history of the local anti-slavery movement and Fitchburg's participation in the Underground Railroad.
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FITCHBURG -- Mayor Wong is accepting nominations for the Annual Hometown Hero Awards.
If you're looking for a reason to explain Fitchburg's turnaround from an 0-4 start to the Division 2 Central Mass.
The celebration will include the presentation of the President's Medal to Fitchburg Public Schools Superintendent Andre R.
FITCHBURG -- The Rotary Club of Fitchburg is selling locally made 2015 wall calendars that celebrate 12 of Fitchburg's cultural "jewels.''
FITCHBURG -- People wishing to get another shot at influencing the state's decision on a proposed elementary-level charter school in Fitchburg filled the auditorium at the Fitchburg Public Library Thursday night for a hearing on the matter.
FITCHBURG -- The Fitchburg Downtown Decorating Committee invites the community to a Pasta Dinner Fundraiser at the Fitchburg Senior Center from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
FITCHBURG -- The third annual New England Fitchburg Lupus Walk will take place Nov.