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Tough times mean fewer children

Recently released figures showed that the number of births in Finland hit a 150-year low in 2015. At least one researcher says that tough times in the economy, high unemployment and a growing sense of uncertainty are among the reasons … Continue reading

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Fun Finn Facts Tab Added

We have added a new tab for the quirky stories that may cause a quiet chuckle or help you fill those moments when you can’t think of anything to say when you meet your neighbor.  Check out the new posti … Continue reading

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Increase in counterfeit banknotes found in Finland in 2015

​In 2015, a total of 1,085 counterfeits were detected among euro banknotes in circulation in Finland. ‘The number of counterfeits increased in 2015, compared with the previous four-year trend. However, in examining counterfeit banknotes removed from circulation in Finland since … Continue reading

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The U.S. Air Force will send six F-15s to Finland this spring for exercises

(CNN)The U.S. Air Force will send six F-15s to Finland this spring for exercises that will operate out of a base about 100 miles from the border with Russia, military officials say. More at: https://dninews.com/article/us-boosting-northern-front-against-russia-f-15-fighter-jets-finland-greatest-secrecy http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/15/politics/u-s-f-15-finland-training-exercise/index.html

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Workers’ Credit Union Purchases Building & Land in Littleton

1/11/2016 Fitchburg, Mass – (January 11, 2016) – Workers’ Credit Union purchases additional office space in Littleton to accommodate its rapid growth, freeing up needed space in their Fitchburg and Lunenburg offices. http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/17455380/119-Russell-Street-Littleton-MA/ Workers’ Credit Union has just closed on a … Continue reading

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Gary Maki, Sr. Aerospace Science Instructor for JROTC at Bedford HS.

BEDFORD, MA Air Force veteran Gary Maki is Bedford High School’s Senior Aerospace Science instructor for the school’s Air Force Junior ROTC program. Maki retired from the Air Force in  2014 and is now on the BHS faculty. Gary has … Continue reading

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Wasp species named in honor of Bruins’ Tuukka Rask

A newly discovered wasp species from East Africa now bears the designation Thaumatodryinus tuukkaraski, a tribute to Boston Bruins’ and Finnish National goalie Tuukka Rask.  The wasp was named after Rask by Robert S. Copeland, an entomologist at the International … Continue reading

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From the Atlantic Monthly-5 Bad American Habits I Kicked in Finland

Fear of that awkward silence… Don’t say things that you don’t really mean… Don’t leave food on your plate..you take it; you eat it.. Sit and enjoy your coffee.. When going to sauna, you will be naked (and get comfortable) … Continue reading

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BOSTON BALLET PRESENTED THE WORLD PREMIERE OF MIKKO NISSINEN’S SWAN LAKE

BOSTON, MA – Boston Ballet unveils an all-new production of the timeless classical masterpiece Swan Lake. The production is choreographed by Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, and features costumes and sets by award-winning designer Robert … Continue reading

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Helsinki-Vantaa to track passengers From parking lot to flight

Helsinki-Vantaa airport will soon be the first airport in the world to track passengers from the parking lot to the time they board their flight, using signals from their cellphones. Airport officials say this will help them prevent bottlenecks. It … Continue reading

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