BOSTON (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown has joined the board of directors of Kadant Inc., a Westford-based paper company.
Brown said he looked forward to "contributing to the future direction" of the company.
Kadant president Jonathan Painter said the company welcomed the chance to draw on Brown's "wealth of experience on local, state, national and international issues." The company describes itself as a leading supplier to the global pulp and paper industry.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has tapped his former chief-of-staff William "Mo" Cowan to serve as interim U.S. senator until a special election to fill the seat left vacant by Secretary of State-designate John Kerry.
Patrick says Cowan's role in helping turn around the Massachusetts economy in recent years "has earned him the respect and admiration of people throughout government." He says the state will benefit from Cowan's wisdom and good judgment.