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Music Worcester launches 2019-20 season Oct. 2
WORCESTER — Music Worcester Inc. went all out last season for several reasons."We did," said Music Worcester Executive Director Adrien C. Finlay about the programming that included two appearances by renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma at Mechanics Hall in April, the Worcester Chorus (under the auspices of Music Worcester) front and center with several big concerts, the Shanghai and Czech National symphony orchestras, recitals, jazz, folk, dance and even an "appearance" by the late [...]

POSTED JULY 13, 2019 4:23 PM
Window guard requirement pitched to prevent child falls
BOSTON - Zella-Ray Martin was 2 years, 2 months and 2 days old when she fell to her death out of the window of her mother's Fitchburg apartment in October.Now, her family is pushing to pass a law in her memory that they hope would prevent similar tragedies by requiring window guards or locks in the homes of young children.Rep. Colleen Garry, the bill's sponsor, said seven children have fallen out of windows in Massachusetts since April, though none of those falls have been [...]

POSTED JULY 18, 2019 6:55 PM
Worcester chestnut tree dies but Tower Hill has seedlings
BOYLSTON - The American chestnut tree that last fall produced chestnuts in Worcester for the first time in a century has died because of poor site conditions at Green Hill Park in Worcester.But the fruit of that harvest lives on in 10 carefully tended seedlings at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, continuing hope that [...]

POSTED JULY 18, 2019 6:30 PM
Worcester parking lot a step closer to becoming Polar Park entryway
WORCESTER - The Off-Street Parking Board voted Thursday to transfer control of the General Pickett Municipal Parking Lot on Green Street to the city manager.The 65-space parking lot at 45 Green St. is on the south side of the railroad underpass that leads into the Canal District. It is to be incorporated in the ballpark project near Kelley Square.The plans are to renovate the lot into a [...]

POSTED JULY 18, 2019 6:05 PM
Near-record temperatures pose hazard across area through weekend
WORCESTER — Rain and relatively cool temperatures Thursday will give way to near-record heat over the weekend as a warm front moves in beginning Friday and will remain in place over the weekend.Temperatures at Worcester Regional Airport on Saturday are expected to be oppressive and may set a record high for the date. The National Weather Service has an excessive heat watch in effect for all day Saturday, when it is forecast to reach 96 degrees. The high temperature would [...]

POSTED JULY 18, 2019 5:35 PM
State to help finance creation of apartments in Worcester, Fitchburg, Lunenburg, Southbridge
Housing being developed in Worcester, Lunenburg, Fitchburg, Southbridge and several other communities will benefit from nearly $80 million in funding and $38 million in tax credits the state awarded Thursday to support affordable housing.The Affordable Rental Housing awards, announced by Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday, will support the preservation and production of 1,581 rental units, including 1,349 affordable units of which 273 units will be reserved for extremely low-income [...]

POSTED JULY 18, 2019 4:52 PM
Cannabis commission renews Cultivate's license, despite complaints
State Cannabis Control Commissioner Jennifer Flanagan voted against renewing the retail marijuana license for Cultivate Holdings LLC in Leicester at a commission meeting in Boston Wednesday, citing customer complaints.Ms. Flanagan was the lone opponent, with commissioners Shaleen Title, Kay Doyle, Britte McBride and Chairman Steven J. Hoffman voting to renew the license.Cultivate was one of the two first retail pot shops, along with New England Treatment Access LLC in [...]

POSTED JULY 18, 2019 4:11 PM
Donald Foy of Spencer faces dangerousness hearing for carjacking, police chase charges
WORCESTER — A dangerousness hearing is scheduled next week for a Spencer man arraigned Thursday on a 31-count indictment that includes charges of armed assault with intent to murder, carjacking, assault and battery on a police officer, reckless driving and firearm offenses.Donald C. Foy, 28, stands accused of fleeing from a traffic stop in Webster, carjacking a vehicle at gunpoint, ramming two state police cruisers, striking a trooper's foot with a vehicle and [...]

POSTED JULY 18, 2019 2:49 PM
Worcester police investigate shots fired early Thursday
WORCESTER - Police are investigating after shots apparently were fired near Eastern Avenue and Catharine Street early Thursday.The gunfire happened not far from a home on Eastern Avenue where, a neighbor said, 18-year-old murder victim Tafar Lewis had lived.The incident Thursday took place shortly before 2:30 a.m. and police were at the scene for more than [...]

POSTED JULY 18, 2019 2:48 PM
Worcester OKs more adult cannabis retail operations
WORCESTER - The License Commission Thursday approved three more licenses for the operation of adult-use marijuana retail stores in the city.The licenses were granted to: Mayflower Medicinals Inc., 645 Park Ave.; Trichome Health Corp., 64 West Boylston St.; and Mission MA Inc., 640 Lincoln St.That brings the total number of licenses that have been approved by the License Commission for adult-use marijuana [...]

POSTED JULY 18, 2019 2:47 PM

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Chevy breaks the mold with faster, more sophisticated 2020 Corvette Stingray
The radically re-engineered 2020 Corvette Stingray is faster, more sophisticated and luxurious than any 'Vette before it.

POSTED JULY 18, 2019 11:23 PM
Dressbarn announces 53 stores will close in August and nine in July. Is yours on the list?
Dressbarn is on target to close its 650 stores by the end of the year, the retailer announced Thursday. Fifty-three stores will close in August.

POSTED JULY 18, 2019 8:07 PM
Here's how the new Corvette Stingray could morph into a 'fire-breathing monster'
The eighth generation of the Chevrolet Corvette, referred to by enthusiasts as the C8, will be revealed Thursday night as the 2020 Corvette Stingray.

POSTED JULY 18, 2019 12:08 PM
Back-to-school sales tax holidays: These 16 states are giving families a tax break
Sixteen states have sales tax holidays with Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee having tax-free days in July. Thirteen other states have their holidays in August.

POSTED JULY 18, 2019 12:27 PM
From Atlantic City to Key West: 21 beach towns that will soon be under water
24/7 Tempo identified the 21 beach towns in the U.S. that will soon be under water, based on data from the Union of Concerned Scientists report.

POSTED JULY 18, 2019 4:20 PM
Gannett reportedly in talks to combine with GateHouse Media
USA TODAY owner Gannett is reportedly in advance talks to merge with newspaper chain GateHouse Media.

POSTED JULY 18, 2019 6:32 PM
House passes bill to hike the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour
The Democratic-held House of Representatives passed the plan with a vote of 231-199.

POSTED JULY 18, 2019 2:38 PM
Ford secretly tells dealers: Fix faulty Focus, Fiesta transmissions until July 19
Ford Motor Co. quietly notified dealers to expand warranty coverage of its 2011-17 Fiesta and Focus vehicles after a Detroit Free Press investigation.

POSTED JULY 18, 2019 2:51 PM
Pockies have their sights set on the US
The latest sign that underwear is the new outer wear: some new men's boxer briefs have pockets.

POSTED JULY 18, 2019 8:11 PM
What parents need to know before sharing a credit card with their kids
Adding your child as an authorized user on the right credit card can teach good financial habits and help build a strong credit history.

POSTED JULY 09, 2019 2:45 PM

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