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More problems with Pelletz |  Worcester contractor Mutual Builders Inc. has left several area homeowners disgruntled and at least one contemplating a lawsuit. There have been no complaints, at least, from a family of skunks in Oxford that moved in under some shoddy front steps. Patrick Sargent has another report.

Not bad digs for a skunk, but these stairs leave a lot to be desired, four years later, for another jilted customer of Jay Pelletz.

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Not bad digs for a skunk, but these stairs leave a lot to be desired, four years later, for another jilted customer of Jay Pelletz.


Best of the Sun … so far, part 2 |  There are many ways we hope to contribute to a more complete and forward-thinking discussion of all the important matters impacting the future of our community. Ways to make you think about something a little differently. Or even just for a bit longer. In the second installment of “Best of the Sun … so far” we offer our best in thought-provoking storytelling, opinion and commentary from our first five months on the job.

A line of Syrian refugees crosses the border of Hungary and Austria on their way to Germany in September.

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A line of Syrian refugees crosses the border of Hungary and Austria on their way to Germany in September.


Sun Spots with Hitch: Vol. 19 |  Worcester school officials sure do have a lot on their plate. To nationwide superintendent search or not to nationwide superintendent search. A pricey appraisal of school safety. Several hints at administrative instability. Indeed, in that light, the first wintry wallop of the season may have hit a little harder than most folks noticed at first blush. Hitch doesn’t miss a thing.


Editorial: Ranking the rankings |  There are rankings for just about everything. At the end of the year we look at where Worcester ranks, the good, the bad and the ugly. Included in our ranking of rankings we look at one released last week that is good news for the city and the Worcester Police Department.

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