Bushel N Peck spreads to Westborough, tweaks the menu

For decades Bushel N Peck has maintained its perch among the city’s go-to sandwich shops. And now, 37 years after the Oliveri family opened the first store in Tatnuck Square and after new owner Michael Bartosiewicz added locations in Grafton and Clinton, Bushel N Peck is on the verge of opening its fifth storefront in Westborough.

Cannabis Commission requests $7.5M for FY18, industry rollout

The Cannabis Control Commission is asking the Legislature for $7.5 million in the current fiscal year so that it can write regulations and launch a legal marijuana industry in Massachusetts.

Related: Leominster’s Flanagan talks about her role in pot launch

The commission’s request, submitted to the legislative leaders and the governor’s administration on Thursday, includes $3.6 million in operating funds and another $3.9 million in capital funds.

“This is adequate, in our opinion, to do the job we have been appointed to do,” chairman Steven Hoffman said. “There is no fluff in this budget.”

HC Prof. Cynthia Hooper: How does an oppressive government celebrate a revolution?

In 1967, to honor the Soviet Union’s first half-century, leaders staged countrywide displays of mass jubilation. They ordered sausages be made with the number “50,” in white fat, running through every slice. But today, though Lenin remains embalmed and on show in a giant mausoleum in Red Square, Moscow is strangely silent. Why this official disinterest, even as the upcoming centennial generates global headlines?

Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 213]: On a draining Worcester election season

You might have heard something about the myriad changes underway and on the horizon in the Heart of the Commonwealth.

For many in Worcester it is an exciting time. Time to buy in. Time to get involved. But then, there are limits.

Not everyone wants to see how the sausage is made. And public service doesn’t come with the same cache it used to. No, now it comes with relentless scrutiny and unfettered criticism. Which means, amid all these changes — election year or not — city leadership remains mostly static.

Hitch isn’t so sure that’s a good thing.

Painting frames pathway to healing: Local artist Campion seeks to end silence of sexual assault

A couple of years ago, Jane M. Campion was showing some of her paintings at Electric Haze, a Green Island bar and live music venue. Jane always believed she was meant to reach out and help others through her art, but little did she know that selling one of her paintings to a Pathways for Change volunteer coordinator would be the catalyst for a new future.

The Quad [Nov. 8]: Four things to know from Anna Maria, Worcester State, QCC and UMass Medical School

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Anna Maria College hosts sculpture walk with Gloria Hall

Anna Maria College announced that Art in the Park Executive Director Gloria Hall will join the Department of Art and Design for a sculpture walk at noon today.

The tour will start in front of the Bishop Flanagan Campus Center and continue down Sunset Lane. During the walk, Ms. Hall will discuss Art in the Park, the partnership with Anna Maria College and stories and nuances of each sculpture. The walk will conclude at the Art Center Gallery in Miriam Hall with hot apple cider and the current exhibit, “Frank Poor, From the Road.” This event is free and open to the public.