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9 Central Mass. programs get Skills Capital Grants for career education
Nine Central Massachusetts high schools received grants to support career and technical education, state education, workforce and economic development officials announced recently. The Skills Capital Grant Program provides money for schools to buy and install equipment and align training with regional economic and workforce development priorities.A total $14.6 million in Skills Capital Grants were awarded to 54 educational institutions statewide. This was the first time that two-year [...]

POSTED FEBRUARY 28, 2020 3:24 PM
Indian Lake to be refilled starting next week
WORCESTER — Count this as an early sign of spring: Indian Lake is being refilled.The city will close the outlet valve and replace the flash boards at the Indian Lake spillway during the week of March 2. This will allow the lake to refill, ending the annual winter drawdown that helps control the growth of aquatic weeds along the shoreline and in shallow areas of the lake.According to the city, the water level will be allowed to rise over the next two weeks or [...]

POSTED FEBRUARY 28, 2020 3:07 PM
Worcester Technical High School Principal Kyle Brenner accepts top job at Bay Path in Charlton
CHARLTON – Worcester Technical High School Principal Kyle J. Brenner has been selected to lead Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School upon the retirement of Superintendent-Director John A. Lafleche in August.The 20-member Southern Worcester County Regional Vocational School Committee interviewed two other candidates for the job on Monday: Brett Kustigian, the current superintendent of Quaboag Regional School District, and Bethann Cormier, director of [...]

POSTED FEBRUARY 28, 2020 2:04 PM
Bruce L. Boddie, convicted in infant son's 2009 death, now charged with child rape
WORCESTER — A Worcester man previously convicted of manslaughter in the death of his infant son was arraigned Friday in Worcester Superior Court on a charge of child rape aggravated by age difference.Bruce L. Boddie, 43, who is alleged to have had a 15-year-old girl perform oral sex on him Oct. 24 in Webster, entered a not-guilty plea to the child rape charge, which carries a mandatory [...]

POSTED FEBRUARY 28, 2020 1:30 PM
Dog days of February in Worcester
WORCESTER - With a dose of sun tempering the effects of wind and chilly temps, many people found reason to get outside for a walk Friday. Dogs, too, got in on the stroll. Temperatures in the region will rise to the 50s early next week. Central Mass. weather.

POSTED FEBRUARY 28, 2020 1:11 PM
Worcester man faces rape charge in 15-year-old offense
WORCESTER – A judge has ordered a 59-year-old city man to have no unsupervised contact with children under age 16 while he faces a child rape charge for his alleged actions 15 years ago.Hampton Perkins of 19 Brattle St. pleaded not guilty in Central District Court Wednesday on charges of statutory rape of a child, and indecent assault and battery on a child under age 14.According to court records, a 27-year-old woman was interviewed earlier this month at the [...]

POSTED FEBRUARY 28, 2020 1:07 PM
Blackstone River watershed group seeking volunteer monitors, testers
The Blackstone River Coalition (BRC) needs volunteers to assist its headwaters team with the 17th year of water quality monitoring of 30 testing sites in and around Worcester. Field monitors are needed to sample sites for Broad Meadow Brook at Dunkirk Avenue, Kettle Brook at Stafford Street, and Poor Farm Brook along Northeast Cutoff, as well as Bummit Brook at Route 30 in Grafton. Additional volunteers are needed who can serve as floaters to cover one or more of the 30 sites as a [...]

POSTED FEBRUARY 28, 2020 11:21 AM
Worcester State University student charged with raping fellow student on campus
WORCESTER – A 19-year-old Worcester State University student has been accused of raping another student on campus.Jose A. Robles of 8 Charlton St., Apt. 1, Worcester, pleaded not guilty to the rape charge in his arraignment in Central District Court Wednesday.According to court records, the victim contacted police the day after the alleged Feb. 16 rape to report it. She identified the fellow student, Jose A. Robles.The victim told police that she informed [...]

POSTED FEBRUARY 28, 2020 9:49 AM
UMass surgeon making mark on medicine
WORCESTER – Dr. Mark D. Johnson remembers April 4, 1968, when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated while standing on the second-floor balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, less than 10 miles from where Johnson lived with his family.The 39-year-old civil rights leader and other members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference were in town to support a sanitation workers strike before heading to Washington to lobby Congress on behalf of the disadvantaged. [...]

POSTED FEBRUARY 28, 2020 10:28 AM
Worcester school board is briefed on grant-funded STEM program
WORCESTER - Grant-funded science, technology, engineering and math programs are creating "engineering pathways" in the Doherty quadrant that School Committee members said Thursday could serve as models for the entire district.Administrators, staff and students filled the committee in on how Project Lead the Way, a nonprofit organization that works with preschool through Grade 12 students and teachers on developing a project-based approach to computer science, engineering, and [...]

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As Dow Jones industrial average plunges over coronavirus fears, Fed Chair Powell signaled central bank is ready to cut interest rates

POSTED FEBRUARY 28, 2020 8:55 PM
What will my tax refund be? So far, they're smaller by an average of $18
The average tax refund issued so far fell slightly to $3,125, down 0.6% from $3,143 at the same time last year, according to the IRS.

POSTED FEBRUARY 28, 2020 3:49 PM
Harley-Davidson president and CEO Matt Levatich steps down from motorcycle manufacturer
Matt Levatich, Harley-Davidson president and CEO, has stepped down from his roles leading the world's largest manufacturer of heavyweight motorcycles.

POSTED FEBRUARY 28, 2020 11:52 PM
Dow Jones Industrial Average slides 357 points on coronavirus fears to cap worst week since 2008
The Dow plunged further Friday, deepening this week's rout on fears that China's fast-spreading deadly virus threatens to dent global growth.

Stock market corrections: How bad can they get and how long can they last?
Stock market corrections, or drops of 10 percent from a high, are anxiety-inducing events. Here's what 401(k) investors need to know about future pain.

POSTED FEBRUARY 28, 2020 2:03 PM
Dear passwords: Forget you. Here's what is going to protect us instead
The world is going passwordless. Within five years, we will be logging into most of our online accounts without passwords. So what will replace them?

POSTED FEBRUARY 28, 2020 7:00 PM

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