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A new call to arms at Worcester Art Museum: planning for display of Higgins Armory collection
WORCESTER - The Worcester Art Museum has been awarded a grant that will help it plan for the long-term installation of the collection of arms and armor acquired after Higgins Armory closed in 2014.The museum announced Tuesday it has received a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the planning phase for the installation of the John Woodman Higgins Armory Collection.The Higgins collection at the art museum includes arms, armor and metalwork from [...]

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 1:03 AM
Walk like a duck
WORCESTER - Ducks walk the red carpet to the pond at Assumption College on Tuesday, the college's 14th annual Duck Day.  The ducks winter off campus and their return each spring is a beloved tradition for local schoolchildren.

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 12:38 AM
Former Leominster man convicted of manslaughter in 2004 Fitchburg stabbing death
WORCESTER - A jury convicted Robin L. Calzado of manslaughter Tuesday in the 2004 stabbing death of Frederick Martinez in Fitchburg.The jury of six men and six women deliberated for about three hours in Worcester Superior Court before returning the verdict. Mr. Calzado, 38, formerly of Leominster, had been charged with murder in the April 30, 2004, fatal stabbing of the 31-year-old Mr. Martinez, but was found guilty of the lesser included offense of voluntary manslaughter, which [...]

POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 12:07 AM
Grand jury hearing evidence related to slayings in West Brookfield
EAST BROOKFIELD — The case of a Ware man accused of lying to state police detectives who were investigating the slayings of a West Brookfield mother and her three children is being heard by a Worcester County grand jury, a prosecutor revealed in court Tuesday.Mathew Locke, 38, has been held on $10,000 [...]

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 11:47 PM
Driver in fatal Sturbridge crash gets 3 years of probation
EAST BROOKFIELD - A driver in a Route 20 crash in Sturbridge that killed a 6-year-old Worcester girl in 2015 will serve 3 years of probation under a plea agreement reached this week. David Holmes, 56, of East Hartford, Connecticut, had been charged with motor vehicle homicide by negligent driving after his pickup truck collided with the vehicle carrying the child. That charge was dismissed as part of the agreement reached in Western Worcester District Court in East Brookfield on [...]

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 10:59 PM
Worcester, Westboro lawyers nominated to state Housing Court
Local lawyers Donna T. Salvidio of Worcester and Irene Bagdoian of Westboro were two of five nominations announced Tuesday by Gov. Charles D. Baker as circuit justices in new seats on the Massachusetts Housing Court. Ms.  Salvidio currently leads the Condominium Law Practice Group within the Real Estate department at Fletcher Tilton PC of Worcester.  She has 27 years of experience in residential housing law including landlord-tenant law and the development of affordable [...]

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 9:49 PM
Worcester driver accused of slamming 6 vehicles, building
WORCESTER — A city man is accused of being involved in multiple hit-and-run accidents and refusing to stop for police early Tuesday.Christopher Mason, 31, of 16 Steward St., Apt. 2A, was charged with assault to murder, disturbing the peace, driving without a seat belt, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in property damage, driving negligently so as to endanger, failure to stop for police, possession of cocaine and [...]

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 7:26 PM
Leicester to limit motorists' use of Warren Avenue cut-through
LEICESTER - In an attempt to alleviate traffic concerns in the Warren Avenue neighborhood, selectmen voted Monday night to prohibit right-hand turns onto Route 56 south (Paxton Street) from 6 to 9 a.m. and 2 to 6 p.m.The town will try the restrictions for six months and then revisit the matter.Exceptions would be made for school buses, emergency vehicles and residents who would be given a special sticker.The problem, according to Police Chief Jim Hurley, is that drivers [...]

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 2:02 PM
Worcester: St. Vincent Hospital presents Physician of Year, Lifetime Achievement awards
WORCESTER — St. Vincent Hospital recently announced the recipients of its Physician of the Year award and Lifetime Achievement Award. The awards were presented at the annual Medical Staff Dinner.This year, Dr. Gary Blanchard and Dr. Joseph Hannan were selected to receive Physician of the Year awards. The physicians were nominated by other physicians and chosen out of all nominations by the selection committee. This award recognizes a physician who plays a key role in the [...]

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 3:13 PM
Worcester: Friends of Public Library host spring book sale May 11 and 12
WORCESTER — The Friends of the Worcester Public Library will host its spring book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 and 12 in the Saxe Room at the Main Library.The sale will feature all types of books, including fiction, non-fiction, biographies, children’s books, hard cover, trade books, paperbacks, and CDs. Prices range from 50 cents to $2, with book sets for $5. Children’s hardcover books will be $1 per book or 10 books for $5.The Food for Thought [...]

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 3:00 PM

GANNETT Syndication Service

Worried about the next bear market? Real estate may be your best investment. Really.
Most investors harbor a deep mistrust of real estate, given their experiences in the last financial crisis. But things are different now.

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 6:03 AM
Delivery boom is changing everything about the restaurant business
Delivery sales jumped 20% in the last five years, while food service visits increased 10% according to The NPD Group

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 6:32 PM
Want to be a high earner? 25 of America's highest paying jobs
While the kind of work one finds fulfilling is subjective, there is no debate about which jobs pay the most. High-paying jobs are high paying for a reason, highly specialized and often require advanced education. Here's a review of the latest median pay data from the U.S. Department of Labor.

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 10:00 AM
Where to get a McDonald's McSpicy sandwich or McFlurry Prestígio in the U.S.
Food and drinks from outside the U.S. will be featured on a rotating basis. First up are Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, France and Brazil.

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 6:45 PM
Georgia gubernatorial candidate addresses her $200,000 debt
Stacey Abrams, along with 75% of Americans, struggles with debt.

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 6:18 PM
Caterpillar beats estimates, raises outlook
Caterpillar upgraded the outlook for 2018 profits after the world's largest heavy-duty equipment maker beat estimates for first-quarter earnings on strong global demand for its equipment. Aleksandra Michalska reports. Video provided by Reuters

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 6:09 PM
Here's what you can't post on Facebook (no nude buttocks or cannibalism)
Your Facebook post could get removed if you show uncovered female nipples (unless breastfeeding or protesting), nude buttocks or cannibalism.

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 6:08 PM
24 years of Amazon

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 5:13 PM
Ask HR: My boss wants me to share personal info on company's social media. Can I refuse?
Human resources expert Johnny C. Taylor Jr. answers your questions on discomfort over video interviewing and sharing personal info on social media.

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 3:18 PM
Will selling Kenmore save Sears? Experts say it's a long shot
A proposal to buy Sears'  lucrative Kenmore brand may be a good financial move for its CEO, but it's unlikely the stores will benefit from the extra cash.

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 3:32 PM

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