News & Announcements
Stay informed as to what's going on within Worcester. From Special Announcements, to WPD Press Releases to the latest breaking news, you're sure to be in-the-loop with the following News & Announcements:
The latest news via the Telegram.com.
Markey stumps in city
- WORCESTER - In one of his first visits to the city since winning the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, U.S. Rep. Edward Markey told a crowd of supporters gathered yesterday afternoon in the Straight Up Cafe that he is running on what makes Massachusetts special.
Prodigal son back at home
- FITCHBURG - When acclaimed documentary filmmaker John M. Antonelli first heard Fitchburg State University was awarding him an honorary doctorate degree at the school's 117th Commencement exercises this weekend, he said he was surprised, but felt gratified at the same time.
Divorce drama has makings of Italian opera
- A former professor at the College of the Holy Cross, Suzanne Branciforte is a bright, successful author who teaches in Italy and overcame breast cancer five years ago.
- SUTTON - There is hardly a more classic rural New England landscape than in Sutton.
In celebration of asparagus
- WEST BROOKFIELD - From ice cream to wine, and soup to pizza, West Brookfield's picturesque - and people-packed - Town Common earned an A for Asparagus Saturday at the Asparagus & Flower Heritage Festival.
O'Brien budget has big omission
- Perhaps the biggest surprise in Worcester City Manager Michael V. O'Brien's $564 million budget recommendation is that it does not include funding to address the city's $656 million liability for post-employment health benefits for municipal and public school retirees.
Rutland rejects school budget
- RUTLAND - By a three-to-one margin, voters at last night's town meeting rejected the Wachusett Regional School District's proposed fiscal 2014 budget.
Cyclist assaulted in Northboro
- NORTHBORO - A bicyclist was assaulted Saturdaymorning while riding on Prospect Street, and three people were arrested a short time later and charged in connection with the assault.
Anna Maria College grads urged to take positive action
- WORCESTER - An Anna Maria College diploma isn't enough, Amanda Kershaw told her fellow graduates yesterday. You've also got to be willing to clean up the gumbo.
Fitchburg State grads told to be resilient
- FITCHBURG - The main quadrangle at Fitchburg State University was packed with friends and family waiting to congratulate the nearly 600 graduates at the school's 117th commencement and to celebrate their achievements with them.