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An artist's rendering of New Garden Rink in the Canal District

Courtesy Marathon Sports Group

An artist’s rendering of New Garden Rink in the Canal District

Canal District power play: Rucker partners in rink plans at PresMet site |  Plans for the long dormant parcel at the corner of Harding and Winter streets include two ice skating rinks, 40,000 square feet of retail space, a training center, pro shop and restaurant. Until recently they did not include Worcester Railers owner Cliff Rucker. Now they do, and now a new multi-million dollar Canal District development is full-speed ahead. Patrick Sargent reports.


Worcester's lackluster record of clearing the streets this winter could have lingering effects into the spring and summer months.

Wikimedia Commons / Michael Rieger

Worcester’s lackluster record of clearing the streets this winter could have lingering effects into the spring and summer months.

Editorial: From one storm to another |  The relatively few inches of snow that fell in the city more than a week ago were followed by a full-blown blizzard of a different kind as residents lashed out at the city for the third time in four months. The timing of its latest misstep assures that the failures of this winter will linger well into the spring. We look at why.


April13SunSpot_teaseSun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 49]: ‘Global’ perspective on Worcester |  Some things never go out of style. Blue jeans. Good manners. Music your parents “just don’t understand.” These days, newspapers and other legacy media are swimming upstream to prove they can still be totally rad, hip, the bees’ knees — y’know, lit! Apparently, though, the road to journalistic purgatory is paved with Donald Trump satire. Hitch wonders what the hepcats over at the Boston Globe might have to say about Worcester.


WPI honorees

Courtesy of WPI

WPI will bestow honorary degrees to, from left, Reshma Saujani, France Córdova, Warner S. Fletcher and David Schwaber at its commencement ceremonies May 12 and May 14.

Inbox [April 13]: WPI sets historic graduation(s), bank gives $32,500 to city nonprofits, Clark recognizes big ideas, insurance agent recognized |  Interesting and worthwhile things happen every day in our community. Alas, we can’t cover them all. That’s where Inbox comes in, to offer readers an easily digestible compilation of interesting and noteworthy items you and your neighbors keep telling us about. Have a release or a photo you or your group would like to share? Let us know by emailing it to info@worcester.ma. Be sure to include a link to the full release on your site or Facebook page so we can include it and send Sun members your way.

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