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Franklin took Worcester's Hanover by storm in 2008
WORCESTER - Aretha Franklin, "in a resplendent yellow gown," immediately had the packed audience on its feet as she began her opening number, "Respect," during an appearance at The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts in 2008.  Her signature song turned into a "mega singalong," according to Telegram & Gazette reviewer John Zeugner. The response was the same when Franklin launched into "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman." Other songs performed [...]

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 8:01 AM
Worcester plans announcement Friday on PawSox
WORCESTER — For the better part of the past year speculation has swirled throughout the city about the prospects of major league affiliated baseball returning here.That speculation has been fueled by efforts on the city's part to lure the Pawtucket Red Sox to Worcester.The city has been in negotiations with the [...]

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:48 PM
Hot, wet summer unkind to Central Mass. crops
It was so hot and dry during the spring that Jeff Howe decided to plant some melons and winter squash in a low area at his 200-acre farm.But Mr. Howe, who owns the New Braintree-based Howe Farm and Gardens, hadn’t counted on so many lingering days of hot, wet weather this summer.In the past 30 days alone, Central Massachusetts has received two to three times the normal rainfall, according to the National Weather Service. More rain is in the forecast for Friday and [...]

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 2:05 PM
Worcester Regional Transit sidesteps cuts to bus routes
WORCESTER - The advisory board of the Worcester Regional Transit Authority, having closed an anticipated budget deficit, voted Thursday to make no cuts to service, according to a spokeswoman for the WRTA."Service will remain the same," said Meaghan Lyver, communications manager for the bus system, which serves 10,000 riders a day in 37 area communities. "The budget is [...]

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 2:04 PM
Worcester man gets 6 years in robbery that turned fatal
WORCESTER - A Worcester man was sentenced to 6 years in state prison Thursday for his role in a drug-related robbery in 2015 that took a deadly twist.Prosecutors said Jeffrey Johnson, Simon Holley and Shane Bennett conspired to rob Matthew L. Pye of $2,600 after arrangements were made on Aug. 16, 2015, for Mr. Pye to buy a pound of marijuana. Shortly before 11 p.m. on that date, Mr. Holley, [...]

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 2:02 PM
Worcester: Railers brighten library, complete with trimmings
WORCESTER — Worcester Railers front office staff members refurnished and painted the Lakeview School library in Railers colors Thursday, complete with logos and added material. [T&G Staff Photos/Allan Jung]  

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 1:21 PM
Road debris reports pick up after fatal crash in Spencer
SPENCER - Drivers in Spencer have been more vigilant about picking up or reporting objects in the roadway after a motorist was killed Monday when a crowbar flew through his windshield."We had someone bring in a metal pipe today that was found on the road," Chief David B. Darrin said Thursday.The pipe, more than 2 feet long, could have [...]

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 10:01 AM
No parking: Pearl-Elm downtown garage to be closed next week
WORCESTER - The Pearl-Elm Municipal Parking Garage will be closed for repairs from Saturday through Aug. 26.Mike Vigneux, spokesman for the city, said the Department of Public Works and Parks and its garage consulting engineer have determined that several structural connections have compromised the safety of the garage.In order to immediately complete the structural repairs that were planned as part of ongoing renovations to the garage, he said, the garage will have to be [...]

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 1:36 AM
Family Health Center of Worcester receives top quality awards
WORCESTER - Family Health Center of Worcester was awarded the top two quality grant awards, given to a small percentage of community health centers across the country, by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration.In a ceremony Thursday at Family Health Center's headquarters at 26 Queen St., Jeffrey Beard, HRSA regional administrator, presented the health center's clinical and quality improvement leaders with certificates [...]

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 12:24 AM
Lake Quingisamond lifestyle
WORCESTER -  Dawn Carpenter of Shrewsbury paddleboards on Lake Quinsigmond from Regatta Point with her nieces Ellie, 12, and Massey Buchta, 8, right, of Reading, Pennsylvania. 

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 11:43 PM

GANNETT Syndication Service

Trump asks: Should Corporate America reveal its results less often?
President Trump has asked Wall Street's top regulator to study whether U.S. companies should report financial results less often. He hopes the change would create more jobs. Critics claim it could leave Main Street investors in the dark.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 5:51 PM
China tariffs could raise consumers' tech bill $3.2 billion higher in 2019, trade group says
Consumers could pay between $1.6 billion and $3.2 billion more in 2019 for electronic products such as smart speakers, smartwatches and other Bluetooth-enabled products, according to a new study published Friday by the Consumer Technology Association.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 12:18 PM
Elon Musk calls this year 'the most difficult and painful' of his career
In an interview with The New York Times, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said 2018 has been "excruciating for him," acknowledging efforts to ensure his company is meeting its production targets have taken a physical toll.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 7:31 PM
Facebook allows landlords to discriminate on housing ads, HUD charges
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said Facebook violated the Fair Housing Act because its targeting systems allow advertisers to exclude certain audiences, such as families with young children or disabled people, from seeing housing ads.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 7:42 PM
How to hack your way to a less stressful school year
Columnist Jennifer Jolly asked parents on Facebook their tips for saving money and getting kids to focus, without the stress back-to-school often brings. Here are her favorites.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:25 PM
National Fajita Day brings some sizzling specials Saturday plus other deals
Aug. 18 is the newer made-up holiday of National Fajita Day, and some restaurants are celebrating with sizzling specials. We've also rounded up other deals for the weekend.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 8:10 PM
18 things that will make you wish it was already fall
Cue happy dance because it’s almost autumn.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:02 PM
Report: Many American workers get no paid time off
Many American workers get no paid time off. Elizabeth Keatinge has more.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 2:56 PM
TripAdvisor names best burger restaurants in every state
Using site reviews, TripAdvisor has narrowed down the top-rated burger restaurant in every state across the U.S.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:24 PM
Free tuition for all NYU medical students – a $55,018-a-year surprise
"No more tuition ... The day they get their diploma, they owe nobody nothing,"  said Kenneth G. Langone, NYU Langone board of trustees chair. Sticker price for tuition at the NYU School of Medicine is $55,018 a year.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 10:51 AM

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