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Jorge Rivera: Tenet tactics hit Worcester nurses, community hard

As union leaders and members of the Worcester Building Trades, we have always taken great pride that Worcester is a community that values and respects the role unions play in building and sustaining our community. We have proudly stood in solidarity with the nurses at St. Vincent’s Hospital who have...
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Twelve candidates are vying for nine spots on Franklin's top board

FRANKLIN — The town budget, open space, development, the master plan and the town charter are all topics that have the attention of candidates seeking election to the city's top governing board. In all, there are 12 residents hoping for one of nine spots on the Town Council. Eight candidates...

Stafford will elect new first selectman

STAFFORD — Residents will have a new first selectman after Nov. 2, as Democrat Gene Julian and Republican Salverio Titus seek the town’s top elected position. First Selectwoman Mary Mitta, a Republican, is not seeking re-election. Julian is a retired carpenter and former 12-year member of the Planning and Zoning...

Lottery for new medical marijuana dispensaries set for Oct. 29

PROVIDENCE — A long-awaited license lottery to run five of six additional medical marijuana dispensaries will be held Oct. 29 – and live-streamed from a conference room inside the Department of Administration building for the public to watch. State regulators announced Friday they were moving ahead with the lottery after...
Worcester Business Journal

Amazon opens 350K-sq.-ft. robotics facility in Westborough

Retail giant Amazon announced the opening of a new, 350,000 square foot Amazon Robotics manufacturing facility in Westborough on Thursday. The facility reportedly created over 200 jobs, per Amazon's announcement. The site will include corporate offices, research and development labs, and manufacturing space. Amazon Robotics also operates a site in...

Engineers inspect apparent damage to pilings at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet

CRANSTON, R.I. (WJAR) — A small portion of Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston was closed by the city Friday while engineers inspect apparent damage to pilings along the river. The rear mezzanine is off-limits, but the city said the rest of the building -- including the ballroom -- is...

Hopkinton High School First In State To Drop Mask Mandate

HOPKINTON (CBS) – Hopkinton High School has become the first in the state to drop the COVID mask mandate. The school committee voted Thursday night to make masks optional for vaccinated students at the high school. Ninety-eight percent are fully vaccinated – well above the 80% requirement by the state to lift the mandate. “I think a lot of students have put in a lot of work with quarantining and monitoring their symptoms and getting vaccinated,” Hopkinton senior Jessie Ianelli said. “So it’s nice to see those efforts be rewarded a little bit finally and to be able to have somewhat of...
The Landmark

Wachusett clothing drive to support cancer patients

HOLDEN — A clothing drive planned for Oct. 23 is just one of the efforts a Wachusett Regional High School club has undertaken in the past year. The Cancer Awareness Club was started in April, president and founder Vangella Randell said. “The club was formed to create awareness for the...

Cranston middle school locked down, father arrested after disturbance

CRANSTON — A middle school was locked down Thursday morning when a father trying to pick up his daughter became disruptive after he was initially told he couldn't take the child, according to Cranston police. Joshua J. Mello, 46, of Lafayette St., Johnston, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct,...

'Walking Tour of Worcester’s Peace History' set for Oct. 24

WORCESTER — Meet our peacemaking forebearers during a "Walking Tour of Worcester’s Peace History" beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Presented by the Center for Nonviolent Solutions of Worcester, the tour begins at Lincoln Square and traverses Main Street to City Hall. Along the way participants will meet historical figures. People can learn about the strategic peace of Massasoit, Great Sachem of Wampanoag peoples; listen to a dramatic re-telling of the nonviolent rebellion of 1774; and hear the stirring speeches of abolitionists and advocates for the rights of women.

Hocus Pocus 2 Starts Shooting for a Halloween 2022 Release

Disney made many fan of the 1993 spooky classic Hocus Pocus 2 very happy last year when they finally confirmed rumors that Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy would be reprising their roles as the Sanderson Sisters for a Disney+ exclusive sequel. In the last few weeks a number of videos shot by Rhode Island residents, as well as articles in local press, have revealed the purpose built set being created in fields ready for filming to begin imminently in the state. Thanks to a new report from the local publication The Providence Journal, we now know that filming has started on the movie, which is expected to land on Disney+ just in time for Halloween 2022.

Reed comments on kinks in supply chain at East Providence appearance

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) — Supply chain problems are being felt worldwide. Gasoline, groceries and heat are all getting more expensive. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., addressed those concerns at an appearance Friday in East Providence with a message for small businesses, workers and consumers. Reed emphasized that production shortages and...