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Trial of Dudley man accused of 2015 fatal stabbing of Southbridge man begins Monday
WORCESTER - Testimony is scheduled to begin Monday in the Worcester Superior Court trial of a Dudley man charged with murder in the 2015 stabbing death of a Southbridge man he allegedly arranged to meet for sex.David E. Roman, 51, of 31 Tanyard Road, Dudley, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder in the May 8, 2015, slaying of 59-year-old Joseph A. Stanick in the victim's home at [...]

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 3:24 PM
YMCA in Southbridge to merge with YMCA of Central Mass.
The Tri-Community YMCA of Southbridge is merging with the YMCA of Central Massachusetts to become the regional association's sixth branch, thus broadening its service area to nearly 70 communities.The boards of directors for both YMCAs signed a merger agreement in February, and the organizations continue to work toward an official joint venture."We don’t have a date," said Kathryn Hunter, chief executive officer of the YMCA of Central Massachusetts. "We still have some [...]

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 3:51 AM
One on One: Robin L. LeClaire, president, Lampin Corp.
UXBRIDGE — When Robin L. LeClaire, 60, first started working at Lampin Corp. 32 years ago, she had never pictured herself working in a machine shop with “all the oil and grease,” she said.Recently named president of the employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) company and recognized by the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce in March, Ms. LeClaire is the company’s first woman president and is finally getting to meet the customers she has worked with for [...]

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 3:42 AM
Family escapes smoky fire above West Boylston Street storefronts in Worcester
WORCESTER - Caroline Mburu was in her living room eating rice when her daughter called out from another room that she smelled something strange.Ms. Mburu, who has rented the apartment on the second floor of 580 West Boylston St. for 10 years, said she went into the corridor of her apartment building and saw white smoke from the ceiling, near washing machines.By the time she got her family outside, she said, the building was engulfed in smoke.District Fire Chief John [...]

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 3:20 AM
Villainous wrestling champ from Spencer to make homecoming at DCU Center
WORCESTER - It is no exaggeration to say that Spencer native Leah Vandale has scaled the heights of professional wrestling.As Carmella, the Princess of Staten Island, her ring name, she earned a shot at World Wrestling Entertainment’s SmackDown women’s title by climbing a ladder at center ring, leaping from the top rungs to flatten two opponents, then dispatching an opponent with a folding chair.Last month, Carmella won the WWE SmackDown women’s title [...]

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 1:57 AM
Clark University graduates may define 'new world order'
WORCESTER – Speaking in her fifth language, Nigerian human rights advocate Hawa Ibrahim told Clark University's graduating class Sunday about "accidents" in her life, including pursuing an education instead of marrying at a young age, becoming a lawyer, going to Yale University and buying a car.Ms. Ibrahim, northern Nigeria’s first female lawyer, gave the main address at Clark's 114th commencement, held on the Jefferson Academic Center Green. She told the class of 2018 [...]

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 1:10 AM
Students get life lesson in global health on Malawi mission with doctors
You don’t need to be Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates to make a difference.That’s a message Dr. Brian A. Lisse, an emergency medicine physician at Nashoba Valley Medical Center and associate professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, and Dr. Donald Hangen, an orthopedic surgeon at UMass Memorial-Marlboro Hospital, bring to a handful of high school students each year who accompany their team on a two-week medical mission trip to Malawi.The [...]

POSTED MAY 20, 2018 11:53 PM
Military Notes
MILITARY NOTESU.S. Air Force Airman Stephanie D. Georges, daughter of Nancy Georges of Lunenburg, has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.U.S. Air Force Airman Hunter A. Daley, son of Alan Daley of Auburn and Heather A. Coolidge of Danielson, Connecticut, has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.VETERANS [...]

POSTED MAY 20, 2018 11:00 AM
Laurel: On the path of wisdom in Worcester

POSTED MAY 20, 2018 11:00 AM
Son, mother share story of Worcester man's fatal struggle with opioids
WORCESTER – People who knew Shawn Lind remember how he was a kind and caring person who was funny and such a hard worker. He was a good painter and carpenter, and as an auto detailer, he could make a black car shine like glass. He worked since at least age 14 and should have owned three businesses, some say.The city native had a childhood dream of becoming a police officer. He was talented in many ways, so he could have done anything with his life … had it not been [...]

POSTED MAY 20, 2018 6:02 PM

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Older workers get flexible hours, work-at-home options to keep them from retirement
Faced with a wave of Baby Boomer retirements and worsening labor shortage, many employers are trying to hold on to older workers, persuade some to return and even recruit those retired from other companies. They’re offering flexibility such as part-time schedules and work-at-home arrangements.

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 10:22 AM
GE Transportation, Wabtec Corp. merge in $11 billion deal
GE Transportation, the company's train engine division, will merge with railroad manufacturing firm Wabtec in an $11 billion deal, a major move in GE CEO John Flannery’s mission to streamline the Boston-based conglomerate.

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 10:34 AM
Why rising gas prices won't last, even after Trump ends Iran nuclear deal
Oil prices jumped after President Trump scuttled the Iran nuclear deal, pushing gas prices higher. Will they pummel your driving budget this summer and thereafter? My research says no.

POSTED MAY 20, 2018 1:00 AM
Boomerang kids 101: How to handle money when your adult children move back home
The boomerang generation includes about one-third of Americans between the ages of 18 to 34. Some have returned to the nest after college others never moved out. Parents and adult children need set expectations about rent and other financial matters.

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 1:00 AM
Starbucks letter to employees: No purchases needed to sit inside, use bathroom
Following last month's arrest of two African American males, Starbucks is letting anyone, whether they made a purchase or not, use the restrooms.

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 7:53 AM
Facebook too powerful, should spin off Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp, groups tell FTC
A coalition of groups including wants the FTC to force Facebook to spin-off Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp and increase privacy online.

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 12:43 PM
Insider Q&A: Should investors worry about 'peak earnings?'
Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist for CFRA, said that based on the state of the economy and recent history, company profits should keep rising throughout 2018 and 2019 at least.

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 12:30 PM
We've seen the new RED holographic smartphone: A sneak peek
Media event lets filmmakers and tech enthusiasts check out the next big thing in smartphones--4D--over the weekend at Hollywood studio

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 11:52 AM
Winning $315M Powerball ticket sold in New Jersey
Check your numbers. Did you win the winning Powerball jackpot ticket sold at ShopRite of Hackensack, N.J. on River Street?

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 11:49 AM
Coffee, iPhones, Wifi? If you thought this was Starbucks or Apple, surprise! It’s Comcast
If you want to curl up with a cup of coffee, iPad, or TV remote control, skip past Starbucks and Apple, and head to a Comcast Xfinity store

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 11:40 AM

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