Editorial: A bridge from Worcester’s past to its future

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft capped the Tuesday, Dec. 8, dedication of the Myra Hiatt Kraft Memorial Footbridge at Elm Park by announcing donations of $100,000 to Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Worcester Technical High School.

The day was a fitting tribute to the late Myra Kraft, daughter of famous Worcester businessman and philanthropist Jacob Hiatt and wife of Robert, who made building bridges her life’s work as a community leader and humanitarian.

In a larger sense, a much larger sense, yesterday’s ceremony was a celebration of that which represents the best of Worcester: collaboration, education, hard work, philanthropy, investment and quality of life.


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