WORCESTER COUNTY

Coverage of Worcester County, Massachusetts.

Rep. Jim McGovern is a Democrat from Worcester.
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A western Massachusetts congressman has announced he'll no longer take money from corporate political action committees.

A spring peeper.
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Among the thousands of bills Massachusetts legislators have put forward this year, one would designate a frog called the spring peeper as the state amphibian.

Worcester firefighters on the scene of a deadly fire, which broke out on December 9, 2018.
Scott J. Croteau / The Republican/ Masslive.com / photos

Massachusetts lawmakers are pushing ahead on a bill that would give first responders better access to confidential counseling. This comes in the wake of the death of an on-duty firefighter in Worcester.

A newspaper serving the North Quabbin region of central Massachusetts for more than eight decades is reducing its publication schedule. 

Customers lined up outside the Cultivate Holdings building in Leicester, Massachusetts on November 21, 2018.
Melissa Hanson / The Republican/ Masslive.com / photos

Leicester, Massachusetts, officials say the town has been overwhelmed with customers for its new recreational marijuana shop and have called an emergency meeting for Monday night.

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