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Worcester Dining Center Menu
Hot meals: Elder Services of Worcester Area Inc. and Tri-Valley Inc. sponsor a dining program on weekdays for people 60 and older. For a list of dining sites and other information, call (508) 852-3205.The menu for the week of Jan. 20 is:Monday: No meals servedTuesday: Chicken fajitas, Spanish rice, black beans and corn, sour cream, pineapple [...]

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2019 6:31 AM
Military Notes
MILITARY NOTESU.S. Air Force Airman Joshua H. Wheeler, son of Bethann Wheeler of Spencer, has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.VETERANS NOTESMondayMarine Corps League Worcester Detachment 144 will meet at 7 p.m. at 181 Lake Ave., Worcester.  The executive board will meet at 6 p.m. For more information, call (508) 797-0141 or visit worcestermcl. [...]

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2019 6:08 AM
One one One: Christine Cassidy, Fallon Health chief communications officer, Girl Scout Cookies advocate
Now that Girl Scout Cookies season has arrived, Christine Cassidy has started thinking back to her time as a Scout, going door-to-door around her neighborhood selling boxes of Thin Mints and Peanut Butter Sandwiches. More than fond memories for Ms. Cassidy, those days spent with her troop taught her a little business acumen, too. From the rigorous planning, promoting and selling involved in the Girl Scout’s cookie program, she even took away leadership skills that she still uses today, [...]

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2019 11:00 AM
Westboro Chick-fil-A on the move with food truck
WESTBORO — For the past four years, Chick-fil-A has drawn customers to its restaurant on Route 9 as the second standalone location in the state. Now, the franchise is on the move.In November, the store launched one of four new “2.0 food trucks” across the country.“This is the only one in New England,” said Alex Holmes, who runs the food truck operations for the franchise.So far, the truck has traveled to Lee Premium Outlets, Edaville [...]

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2019 11:00 AM
Laurel: Chill wind blows no good in Worcester

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2019 5:37 AM
Opioid recovery inside and after jail teams Vivitrol with counseling, training
Thirty-four-year-old Christopher A. Savasta appears today to be a model citizen. He’s got a job at Point Breeze Restaurant in Webster, he’s active in his church, he volunteers in the community several hours a week and he’ll soon be starting classes at Nichols College for a bachelor’s degree in business.And he’s been sober for 25 months, which is a large factor in his success.Until a few months ago, he was also an inmate at the Worcester County [...]

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2019 7:30 PM
Speakers at Worcester's Martin Luther King breakfast talk of inclusion, solidarity, hope
WORCESTER — For seventh-grade poet Anya Geist, prejudice is a weed that needs to be pulled from the diverse and integrated “Garden of Life.”“We need to have different types of flowers mixed together instead of sectioned off,” Ms. Geist, a 12-year-old student in the Goddard Scholars Academy at Sullivan Middle School, explained in describing her poem “Garden of Life.” “The message is that we need to all work together, trust [...]

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2019 8:28 PM
Sunday Sitdown: Ashleigh Olson of Worcester, mom of baby who survived after premature membrane rupture
WORCESTER – Ashleigh M. Olson, 31, and her husband, Patrick W. Olson, who works as a laborer for the Department of Public Works in Natick, wanted their family to grow and for Shane P. Olson, now 5, to have a younger brother or sister to play with.Unable to conceive naturally, the couple underwent in-vitro fertilization. Unbeknown to the Olsons, the implanted embryo split into two gestational sacs, and it appeared that Ms. Olson was carrying twins. However, one gestational [...]

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2019 11:00 PM
Education Notes
Worcester State University Fall 2018 DEAN'S LISTAshburnham: Ashley M Gravelle, Kallie A NapolitanoAshby: Alivia C NutterAthol: Cameron J Raymond, Michael R RouleauAuburn: Alexa K Adams, Krystal A Barrera, Nicole A Berthiaume, James W Blash, Michael S Boss, Ariana R Casasanta, Kayla V Causey, Hannah N Croteau, Dominic J D'Acri, Deanna A Dalli, Quynh D Doan, Kerri J Dowd, [...]

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2019 3:54 PM
EcoTarium encountering snags in organizing Midnight Moon Eclipse Party
WORCESTER — Timing is everything in eclipse viewing, and the EcoTarium seems to have encountered a perfect storm of bad weather and other problems getting in the way of its plans to hold a Midnight Moon Eclipse Party.On Sunday, there will be a total lunar eclipse beginning at 9:36 p.m. and reaching totality at 12:12 a.m. Monday.The EcoTarium event, [...]

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2019 3:51 PM

GANNETT Syndication Service

Why the stock market is headed for a swift recovery
Everywhere I look, people seek negatives and ignore positives. When that happens, better times lie ahead for the stock market.

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2019 7:01 AM
Is the stock market open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day?
U.S. stock markets are closed on Monday to observe Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 12:15 PM
Facing populist assault, global elites regroup in Davos, without US delegation
The annual World Economic Forum prepares to open -- and readies to face potential criticism amid growing global populism.

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2019 11:37 AM
3 highs, 3 lows of Detroit auto show: Toyota Supra generates buzz, Infiniti flubs debut
Electric cars might be the future, but you wouldn't know that from the debuts at the 2019 Detroit auto show.

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 8:46 PM
Drinks with a twist: Non-alcoholic mocktails are creating lots of buzz
Americans are increasingly health conscious, but have more sophisticated taste, so when they choose to forego alcohol, they now have great choices.

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 2:16 PM
Sears bid challenged by creditors who say chairman stripped company to enrich himself
Saying Sears Holdings chairman Eddie Lampert engaged in a years long "scheme'' to strip the company bare, creditors are challenging his bid to buy it

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 2:40 PM
Johnsonville recalls more than 48,000 pounds of frozen cheddar and bacon pork patties
More than 48,000 pounds of Johnsonville raw ground pork patties are being recalled because they might be contaminated with black rubber.

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 1:26 PM
Chili's worker says she was denied promotion because she didn't match 'what a woman should look like'
Meagan Hunter says a manager at a Chili's Grill & Bar restaurant in Phoenix told her her clothes were not "gender appropriate."

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 1:31 PM
Tesla to cut workforce by 7 percent, increase Model 3 production at lower prices
Saying the road ahead was “very difficult,” Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk said Friday that the company would be cutting its staff by about 7 percent.

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 6:34 PM
FDA head: Agency may call back more food safety staff, currently out due to shutdown
Food and Drug Administration head Scott Gottlieb says the agency may call back additional unpaid food safety workers during the government shutdown.

POSTED JANUARY 20, 2019 2:16 PM

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