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|Worcester Dragon Boat Festival brings 40 teams to Regatta Point
WORCESTER - To the pounding of drums and cheers from shore, dragon boats raced along Lake Quinsigamond Saturday, each team keen to earn the title of dragon boat champion in the second annual Worcester Dragon Boat Festival.The race at Lake Quinsigamond's Regatta Point featured teams from across the state, each with 20 paddlers, a drummer who kept a beat through the race to ensure the team paddled together, and a person on the rudder.Suzanne DeGeorge, director of marketing and [...]
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 11:50 AM
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 Sept. 23 is:Monday: Swedish meatballs, gemelli pasta, Scandinavian vegetables, strawberries, whipped toppingTuesday: Pork Rib-i-que, mac 'n cheese side, succotash, mandarin orangesWednesday: Sloppy Joe, Yukon gold potatoes, mixed vegetables, [...]
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 8:01 AM
Military Notes U.S. Air Force Airman Adriel M. Larrabee, son of Brandy A. Lamica of Southbridge, has recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Veterans Notes MondayAMVETS Post 38 will meet at 7 p.m. at the Leominster Veterans Memorial Center, 100 West St., Leominster. 978-537-1541.Willie Grout Camp 25 of the Sons of Union [...]
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 8:01 AM
|Laurel: A new field of dreams in Worcester
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 6:34 AM
|Politics and the city: 'Pessimism and doubt have retreated' with Worcester Red Sox agreements
At last week's big civic celebration of the successful efforts to bring the Pawtucket Red Sox to Worcester, City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. called it his "proudest moment" as the city's chief executive.And rightly so, for he was able to accomplish something that previous Worcester city managers were unable to get done during the past four-plus decades. [...]
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 12:30 PM
|Worcester spends millions on neighborhood park upgrades
WORCESTER - Downtown’s rebirth is striking, but perhaps less prominent are a variety of projects on which the city has spent more than $50 million - quietly and without fanfare – to improve some of the most neglected and forgotten parks, many with significant neighborhood impacts.While some residents think City Hall only focuses on downtown projects that are most visible, City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. has helped breathe new life into a number of the city's 61 [...]
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 12:12 PM
|Police ID 31-year-old Lawrence woman killed in I-290 Worcester crash
WORCESTER - A 31-year-old Lawrence woman died early Saturday morning from injuries she sustained in two-vehicle crash on Interstate 290.State police said the accident occurred on I-290 eastbound, just prior to Exit 22, at around 2:30 a.m.According to a preliminary investigation done by Trooper Antwan Haywood, the woman, who was driving a 2017 Honda Civic, rear-ended a Ford F-350 pickup truck that was towing a car carrier.As a result of the collision, the [...]
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 12:05 PM
|Close-up encounter with WWII-era aircraft at Worcester Regional Airport thrills the fans and connects the generations
WORCESTER - As the B-25 Mitchell engine roared to life and taxied down the runway Saturday it was difficult not to think of the young men who fastened the same hook-and-eyelet seat belts 75 years ago, not knowing whether they would return from a bombing run over the Pacific.But the B-25 was on a different mission at Worcester Regional Airport, one of several World War II-era aircraft visiting here to provide a link with the past."I came to see these old planes that [...]
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 1:32 AM
|Worcester Housing Authority to study city's public housing needs
WORCESTER – The Worcester Housing Authority has begun a project that could lead to its first meaningful expansion of public housing units in more than two decades.“When most of your stock is 60 years old, you’ve got to look to the future,” said WHA Chairman Joseph P. Carlson, whose commission is expected to award a contract next month for a large-scale feasibility study of the authority’s entire housing stock.WHA, the second-largest housing [...]
POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 11:19 PM
|Paper by Clark University professor Jeffrey Arnett says technology use may be keeping kids safer
WORCESTER – Cellphones and video games have garnered plenty of blame for society’s ills. But a Clark University researcher makes the case they may be beneficial in at least one way: keeping youths safer.Jeffrey Arnett, a faculty member in the school’s psychology department who specializes in the research field of "emerging adulthood," bases his hypothesis on recent data showing a stark decline in teen drug use, [...]
POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 2:48 PM
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|20 of the best-selling Halloween decorations on Amazon—and if they're worth it
Sure, they look spooky, but are they worth buying?
POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 7:19 PM
|ESG investing: What is it and why does it matter to your 401(k)?
If you haven’t heard of ESG investing, you will. Increasingly popular among institutional investors like pension funds, it’s going mainstream.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 7:03 AM
|First free burgers, now free salads. Wendy's has a new freebie through Oct. 7
With Wendy's mobile app and any other purchase, get a half-size Harvest Chicken Salad through October 7.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 12:34 AM
|Is a rent-to-own home right for you? Beware of obligation-to-buy agreements
Rent-to-own homes work but there are deal aspects that buyers need to be alert to, such as tricky contracts and the possibility of losing money.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 6:00 AM
|Delaying Social Security benefits? Here's how long it will take for it to pay off
Find out how many years it takes to break even in retirement if you delay your claim for Social Security benefits.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 7:00 AM
|Walmart warns Trump that new China tariffs could mean price hikes on bikes, Christmas lights
Walmart wrote a letter to the U.S. Trade representative, that warned new tariffs on China imports would raise prices for U.S. consumers
POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 3:42 PM
|Clothing, jewelry, prescription drugs among America’s most counterfeited items
U.S. customs and border officers seized and destroyed some 34,143 shipments containing counterfeit items in the 2017 fiscal year.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 12:56 PM
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POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 12:18 PM
|Here's how one consumer desperate for a loan got slammed by a fake check scam
Consumers are losing thousands of dollars as they deposit what look like real checks. Banks find out much later that the checks are phony.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 5:00 PM
|The most exclusive Chevrolet Camaro in the world: See GM's $128,000 Hot Wheels Camaro
Since 1968, Mattel's Hot Wheels has replicated Chevrolet Camaros. Now, Chevy's hand-built COPO Camaro is offering a Hot Wheels version.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 1:04 PM