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The last last-ditch plea for Notre Dame?
WORCESTER - The City Council has kept the door ever so slightly open on a compromise proposal to save the former Notre Dame des Canadiens Church, but the developer of the property says what has been suggested isn't feasible.Ann K. Tripp, president of Opus Investment Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hanover Insurance Group - the principal investor in the CitySquare redevelopment project - has all but ruled out the compromise that calls [...]

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 3:43 AM
Badge of honor: Former GANG campers aim to be first women in Worcester police unit
WORCESTER - Some of the kids that Tiana Felix grew up with on the streets of this city are in prison. Others are dead.Ms. Felix could have gone in that direction, too, she said. But starting with the summer when she was 8 years old, she and friends from the Boys & Girls Club took part in the GANG Camp summer program run for at-risk children by the Worcester Police Department’s gang unit.Now, at 21, Ms. Felix hopes to join the department and become the [...]

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 3:30 AM
Clive McFarlane: Skaters, city try to find common ground
We might not fully understand why young people like to “catch air,” which, whether they are skateboarders, skiers, BMX bikers and such, means using their bodies and equipment to defy gravity for exhilarating seconds.We just know that they do, and they do so knowing full well that they are destined to fall back to earth, sometimes quite painfully.And while we can count on the brittleness of age and the time-consuming responsibilities of life to eventually stifle [...]

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 3:11 AM
Shutesbury woman accused of threatening to shoot Walpole reporter is ruled dangerous
WRENTHAM – A Shutesbury woman accused of threatening to shoot a reporter at the Walpole Times office is mentally ill and obsessed with trying to help people, her lawyer told a Wrentham District Court judge on Tuesday. Amy Zuckerman, 64, has been obsessing about the June 28 shooting of several reporters at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, and was trying to warn how vulnerable the reporter was in the Walpole Times office, lawyer Ethan Yankowitz told Judge Maureen [...]

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 2:31 AM
Assumption exploring restructuring, moving to university status
WORCESTER – Assumption College is exploring separating its academic program into distinct schools of study, a move that could lead to the institution becoming a university, President Francesco Cesareo said this week.Mr. Cesareo, who said he supported Assumption’s change to a university contingent on the college adopting the schools-based structure, expects his administration could make a decision on the matter by the end of [...]

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 1:06 AM
Moynihan Center at Assumption to 'bridge scholarship, statesmanship'
WORCESTER - Assumption College has announced the establishment of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Center for Scholarship and Statesmanship, described by the college as an endeavor to “cultivate thoughtful citizens who are inspired by the late senator’s example to appreciate the link between ideas and action.”The director of the center is Greg Weiner, a professor of political science at Assumption and author of “American Burke: The Uncommon Liberalism of Daniel [...]

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 12:57 AM
Worcester lifeguards urge: Learn to swim because it may save your life
WORCESTER - On the job as a lifeguard at Crompton Park Pool, Karina Herrera, whistle around her neck, sun-highlighted hair tied up in a bun, has the look of a water sprite."Swimming has always been my passion," says the 18-year-old North High School senior, who hopes one day to study medicine, and says she grew up at the pool at Crompton Park where she now works as a summer lifeguard.She says she never had formal [...]

POSTED JULY 17, 2018 3:57 PM
Education Notes
AREA GRADUATESBard College at Simon's RockTempleton:  Alec Allain Clarkston UniversityGrafton: Elizabeth McCuskerSturbridge: Ian WetherbeeWestminster: Gabriella CiccoliniEast Carolina UniversityHudson: Samuel Beauregard of Hudson (01749) graduated with a CERT-Substance Abuse and MSW-Social WorkMarlboro: Juliane Corey, [...]

POSTED JULY 17, 2018 3:06 PM
Worcester JCC names Callahan director of early childhood programs
WORCESTER — The Worcester JCC named Candace Callahan its new director of early childhood programs. Ms. Callahan’s appointment coincided with former director Sandy Scola’s retirement after 31 years of service.“We are very pleased to welcome Candace Callahan as our new Director of Early Childhood Center and our Preschool Summer Camp,” said Emily Rosenbaum, executive director of the Worcester JCC. “Candace’s deep experience in the field [...]

POSTED JULY 17, 2018 3:36 PM
Paul Rogers' Gardening Answers: Pruning can enhance health of roses
“Can I prune my roses for height control at this time or must I allow them to get tall as they want? If I prune them now, will it mean that there will be no more flowers for this season?”Pruning of roses immediately after first bloom is standard practice for some types of roses. Deadheading of faded roses is the proper procedure to follow for all roses. It is where you make the cut that differs from one type and the next. Cluster-flowering types should have individual [...]

POSTED JULY 17, 2018 10:15 AM

GANNETT Syndication Service

Even Trump-friendly news media found fault with Putin summit in Helsinki
Even President Trump's most ardent supporters in the media – The Wall Street Journal, Fox News and others – were critical of his comments and performance in Helsinki.

POSTED JULY 17, 2018 5:11 PM
How billionaire entrepreneur Ted Leonsis amassed his most important asset – his network
The owner of Washington's Capitals, Wizards and Mystics came from working-class roots. Today he controls billions in assets.

POSTED JULY 17, 2018 12:04 PM
The world's new No.1 airline for 2018 is ...
Singapore’s title – its first since 2008 and 4th overall – comes after it finished 2nd in last year’s World Airline Awards. Qatar Airways falls to No. 2.

POSTED JULY 17, 2018 10:06 PM
How rich is 'Papa John' Schnatter? You'll be amazed
With $531 million in the pizza company's stock, Schnatter not only owns a massive mansion, but a fast private jet and has helicopter service

POSTED JULY 16, 2018 11:19 PM
How do I get out of $50,000 in credit card debt: personal loan or repayment plan?
I’m 64. My credit score is about 656. Because of different reasons over a long period of time — including unemployment and health issues — I accumulated credit card debt of about $50,000.

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 1:00 AM
Financial crisis: Bernanke, Paulson, Geithner offer lessons from banking, housing meltdown
Bernanke, Paulson and Geithner: 10 years ago, they navigated the Great Recession. Now they warn about remembering the hard lessons learned then.

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 12:01 AM
Retirement: Americans think 61 is the ideal age to stop working
According to a new report from, age groups disagreed on optimal ages for achieving personal finance milestones.

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 12:01 AM
So how good are the Amazon Prime Day deals? Just don't ask Alexa
We sifted through pages of Amazon Prime Day offers in search of true deals. Amazon's own products, as expected, got liberal, Black Friday like discounts, most notably the Echo speakers, Fire TV Stick and Cloud Cam security camera, with savings of $20-$50, $20 and $60 respectively.

POSTED JULY 17, 2018 5:29 PM
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' net worth tops $150B as he becomes richest person in modern history
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' net worth reached $150 billion on Monday, topping that of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates at its inflation-adjusted peak.

POSTED JULY 17, 2018 2:38 PM
How much tax will I owe on stocks I sell in 2018? Ask a Fool
There are a couple of possible taxes you'll have to consider if you sell stocks in 2018 and beyond.

POSTED JULY 17, 2018 7:02 AM

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