WORCESTER COUNTY

Coverage of Worcester County, Massachusetts.

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.

Crews on the set of the Hulu series "Castle Rock" as it films its second season.
Tim Jones / MassLive / masslive.com/photos

The Hulu series "Castle Rock" recently resumed filming in Orange and other central Massachusetts locations. Productions like this are drawn to the state, in part, because of a tax credit for filmmakers. 

Okane Hall at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.
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Some colleges and universities across the country have taken a more egalitarian approach to admissions: removing students' ability to pay from their decisions. But College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, has inched back in that direction.

Guy O’Donnell is sitting in the Worcester courthouse, waiting for a decision that’s been put off several times before.

O’Donnell is waiting to learn if the court will set a hearing date for him and his spouse to begin formal adoption proceedings for the two children who’ve been living with them for the past two years.

The court has put off setting a hearing date, largely because there are so many cases involving children in state custody, and because there are too few judges.

The Massachusetts Pirates are Worcester's arena football team.
Courtesy Massachusetts Pirates

While the only recent NFL action was the draft last weekend, arena football players are now well into their regular season.

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