Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 166]: Elizabeth Warren has a fever

The popular and outspoken senator for Massachusetts has made no bones about her disdain for President Trump.

Day after day, she can be found on Twitter and TV and news feeds around the globe chiding and chastising the latest Trumpian policy blunder. In the wake of a divisive budget outline that shot panic straight into the veins of liberals everywhere, she’s tweeted herself to the point of exhaustion.

A remedy is required. As it happens, Dr. Hitch has just the prescription.

Worcester Sun, May 28-June 3: Mariano gives Trump supporters the stage, not-so-Great Wall, Live Action Escapes expands + more

Sinacola on Manchester. Hitch on Elizabeth Warren. Giselle Rivera-Flores on leadership. The Bravehearts are back. And, still, there’s more inside your May 28-June 3 Worcester Sun.

Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 165]: The last days of First Night Worcester

One thing we can all agree on is, there will certainly be some sort of party in Worcester on Dec. 31.

While First Night Worcester Inc., the dedicated group of folks who kept the pioneering event going for 35 years, may no longer have the wherewithal to lead the charge, the odds of someone or something not filling the void are quite slim.

Which begs many questions: who should be in charge; what should a new event look like; where will all the buttons go? Luckily for Worcester, Hitch is a man with answers.

Worcester Sun, May 24: TIFs add up to developing success in Worcester, ISIS attack raises local concerns + more

Plus, top Sun stories, Hitch on First Night, a new free-to-read, nursing homes in crisis and a jam-packed Inbox. This is your Wednesday, May 24, Worcester Sun.

Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 164]: Taxachusetts Welcomes You

If only state Legislators could dine and dash! Indeed, a costly bill is being delivered to their table and nobody seems to have enough in their pockets to pay for it.

Nope, the only bucks they can find are of the passing variety.

So, of course, that leaves lawmakers scrambling to avoid an embarrassing scene, sniffing for revenue wherever it might bubble up — particularly, and in true Bay State style, in the form of divisive and expensive new taxes.

This has Hitch searching for the right words.

Worcester Sun, May 21-27: Mariano on missing kids, Sina-cism on McGovern’s Social Security pitch, First Night + much more

Serendipity and the Silver Ball. “Legendary Lucas.” Hitch on Taxachusetts. Another incredible installment in Augustine Kanjia’s impossible tale of survival. And, still, there’s more in your May 21-27 Worcester Sun.

Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 163]: Steve Palermo, called to the real big leagues

For many, if not most, sports fans of today, the name Steve Palermo rings hollow.

But for baseball aficionados and astute local observers, Palermo — born in Worcester, raised in Oxford — was truly someone to admire, having sacrificed his acclaimed Major League umpiring career to help two women being attacked outside a Texas restaurant in 1991, an instinctive action that led to paralysis.

Palermo died from complications of cancer this week. Hitch pays tribute to an unlikely sports icon who should never be forgotten.

Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 162]: For Petty and Gaffney, it’s child’s play

Kids don’t interact they same way they used to. Mostly we peg the lack of discourse and facility with understanding disparate viewpoints on our ever-accelerating attachment to technology.

But what it really comes down to is a lack of grownup good examples.

If a youngster ever does look up from their phone, what do they see? Bitter hyperbole. Sarcastic nonsense. Egomaniacal posturing. And that’s just in City Council chambers.

Hitch, for one, has heard enough.

Worcester Sun, May 14-20: Mariano on church closings, thoughts on Petty and Gaffney, growing up at City Hall + Mother’s Day

What if … Worcester sees a future with shorter pregnancies. Giselle Rivera-Flores takes a look back for Mother’s Day. And a whole lot more of the best commentary and storytelling in the city in your May 14-20 Worcester Sun.

Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 161]: Worcester’s dirty little secret

There’s always lots going in Worcester. Union Station and the commuter rail, new restaurants, PCBs, sanctuary city status and City Hall open mic nights.

While we all revel in the Railers’ future hockey glory and fret over the fates of beloved landmarks like Mount Carmel and Notre Dame churches, there’s one Little Headline That Could earnestly steaming toward an unsightly conclusion.

Hitch had to roll up his sleeves for this one.