WORCESTER COUNTY

Coverage of Worcester County, Massachusetts.

A crowd of people lined up on one end of Worcester’s Union Station one recent Sunday morning. They were there to see a special exhibit commemorating the Worcester Six.

“I guess 20 years is the time to break all this stuff out again and show the people. And the people still support us,” said Angelo Bongovio, a Worcester firefighter from 1983 to 2011.

“We’ll never forget these guys.”

A makeshift shrine at the scene of a fatal shooting in Springfield, Mass. on November 20, 2019.
Patrick Johnson / The Republican / Masslive.com/photos

The number of murders in Springfield, Massachusetts, spiked this month — and homicides are up Hartford and Worcester.

PawSox players in the dugout in 2014.
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Updated Nov. 26 at 10:35 a.m.

The Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox will be known as the WooSox when the team moves from Rhode Island to Worcester, Massachusetts. 

Voters attending the Fall Town Meeting in Uxbridge Tuesday night will be asked if they want to remove a cap on the number of cannabis businesses allowed in the town. The Cannabis Control Commission has already granted five licenses in the town of roughly 14,000 people. Four other Uxbridge businesses have applications in the queue waiting for the commission to act, and the town has heard from more businesses wanting to set up shop.

Caroline’s Cannabis opened in March. It’s tucked in the back of a metal building that houses a carpet store and hair salon out front.

Reverend Jane Willan of the First Congregational Church of Paxton, writes murder mysteries. She sometimes works on them in her church office.
Carrie Healy / NEPR

Jane Willan calls her novel a "comfortable detective story that elicits lots of cozy feelings." It kicks off our annual Summer Fiction Series.

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