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Editorials – worcester.ma https://worcester.ma The Worcester Sun, local news worth supporting Wed, 22 May 2019 17:31:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Touches of Spag’s at Whole Foods a classy move https://worcester.ma/2018/01/editorial-touches-of-spags-at-whole-foods-a-classy-move/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/editorial-touches-of-spags-at-whole-foods-a-classy-move/#respond Sat, 27 Jan 2018 07:40:20 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=223253 https://worcester.ma/2018/01/editorial-touches-of-spags-at-whole-foods-a-classy-move/feed/ 0 Three-year City Council terms merit consideration https://worcester.ma/2018/01/editorial-three-year-city-council-terms-merit-consideration/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/editorial-three-year-city-council-terms-merit-consideration/#comments Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:39:36 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=221570 A new year is a good time to take a fresh look at old ways of doing things. A proposal to lengthen the term in office for future councilors from two years to three makes sense, so far. With further answers and exploration, in a few years Worcester could have a new election calendar.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/01/editorial-three-year-city-council-terms-merit-consideration/feed/ 1 A cleaner city is at your fingertips https://worcester.ma/2018/01/editorial-a-cleaner-city-is-at-your-fingertips/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/editorial-a-cleaner-city-is-at-your-fingertips/#respond Sat, 13 Jan 2018 05:20:23 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=220020 A little extra care loading the recycling bin would help a lot in keeping litter where it belongs, especially on windy days. And when trash does get loose, please pick it up — even if it’s not “yours” — because those eyesores are everybody’s.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/01/editorial-a-cleaner-city-is-at-your-fingertips/feed/ 0 Editorial: A short life to learn from https://worcester.ma/2018/01/editorial-a-short-life-to-learn-from/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/editorial-a-short-life-to-learn-from/#respond Sat, 06 Jan 2018 05:57:32 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=217021 https://worcester.ma/2018/01/editorial-a-short-life-to-learn-from/feed/ 0 Editorial: New Year for the Worcester renaissance https://worcester.ma/2017/12/editorial-new-year-for-the-worcester-renaissance/ https://worcester.ma/2017/12/editorial-new-year-for-the-worcester-renaissance/#respond Sat, 30 Dec 2017 05:39:02 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=214215 Worcester has come far the last 25 years, preparing itself for the future. While developers continue those big-ticket improvements, let’s add feet to the equation. We urge folks to get out and enjoy this city more. People going out and about inspire the street-level, human-scale practicalities that help a place come alive.]]> https://worcester.ma/2017/12/editorial-new-year-for-the-worcester-renaissance/feed/ 0 Editorial: Connor’s conversation https://worcester.ma/2017/12/editorial-connors-conversation/ https://worcester.ma/2017/12/editorial-connors-conversation/#respond Sat, 23 Dec 2017 09:28:33 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=211372 https://worcester.ma/2017/12/editorial-connors-conversation/feed/ 0 Editorial: Deepening into the season https://worcester.ma/2017/12/editorial-deepening-into-the-season/ https://worcester.ma/2017/12/editorial-deepening-into-the-season/#respond Sat, 16 Dec 2017 05:24:15 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=208168 Christmas and Hanukkah are beautifully timed. Just as biting cold arrives and the amount of daylight shrinks to the annual low point, candlelight, feasts, laughter and tradition beckon us in.]]> https://worcester.ma/2017/12/editorial-deepening-into-the-season/feed/ 0 Editorial: For you. About you. https://worcester.ma/2017/12/editorial-for-you-about-you/ https://worcester.ma/2017/12/editorial-for-you-about-you/#comments Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:47:03 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=204837 “Why?” It’s the question we hear more than any other. Why, in an age when an unlimited amount of news is available at your digital fingertips, would Worcester Sun begin publishing a print edition? We’ll tell you.]]> https://worcester.ma/2017/12/editorial-for-you-about-you/feed/ 1 Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 221]: A grab bag of misdeeds at State House https://worcester.ma/2017/12/sun-spots-with-david-hitch-vol-221-a-grab-bag-of-misdeeds-at-state-house/ https://worcester.ma/2017/12/sun-spots-with-david-hitch-vol-221-a-grab-bag-of-misdeeds-at-state-house/#respond Wed, 06 Dec 2017 05:04:38 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=203689 Leaders promise a quick-but-thorough, open and fair investigation. Of course, we’ve heard similar assurances.]]> https://worcester.ma/2017/12/sun-spots-with-david-hitch-vol-221-a-grab-bag-of-misdeeds-at-state-house/feed/ 0 Editorial: Sexual abuse out of the shadows https://worcester.ma/2017/12/editorial-sexual-abuse-out-of-the-shadows/ https://worcester.ma/2017/12/editorial-sexual-abuse-out-of-the-shadows/#respond Sun, 03 Dec 2017 05:35:45 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=202413 Recent news stories — heartbreaking, angering and shocking — have shown us just how ugly, hidden and consequential sexual misconduct can be. The headlines will fade, but we hope the point has been soundly made that such behavior has never been acceptable, and is becoming less so.]]> https://worcester.ma/2017/12/editorial-sexual-abuse-out-of-the-shadows/feed/ 0 Editorial: A toy that’s too real https://worcester.ma/2017/11/editorial-a-toy-thats-too-real/ https://worcester.ma/2017/11/editorial-a-toy-thats-too-real/#comments Sun, 26 Nov 2017 05:39:12 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=199764  | The extremely realistic-looking item even had a cylinder containing ejectable, pretend shell casings. Only by its light weight could the officer tell it was just a toy. Laws don’t prevent realistic-looking toy guns from being sold. But common sense should stop people from buying them.]]> https://worcester.ma/2017/11/editorial-a-toy-thats-too-real/feed/ 4 Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 218]: Choosing sides, with Charlie Baker https://worcester.ma/2017/11/sun-spots-with-david-hitch-vol-218-choosing-sides-with-charlie-baker/ https://worcester.ma/2017/11/sun-spots-with-david-hitch-vol-218-choosing-sides-with-charlie-baker/#respond Sun, 26 Nov 2017 05:38:48 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=199779 Only 39 of the 200 lawmakers who sometimes actually clock in at the State House are Republicans. The governor makes an even 40, but ...]]> https://worcester.ma/2017/11/sun-spots-with-david-hitch-vol-218-choosing-sides-with-charlie-baker/feed/ 0 Editorial: Untangle the Massachusetts State Police mess https://worcester.ma/2017/11/editorial-untangle-the-massachusetts-state-police-mess/ https://worcester.ma/2017/11/editorial-untangle-the-massachusetts-state-police-mess/#respond Sun, 19 Nov 2017 05:16:56 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=197067 A troubled daughter of a local judge crashed her car in Worcester in mid-October, setting in motion events and accusations that have placed scrutiny on the State Police and changed its leadership. The public is confused and its trust shaken.]]> https://worcester.ma/2017/11/editorial-untangle-the-massachusetts-state-police-mess/feed/ 0 Editorial: Sen. Moore offers timely bill on campus sexual assault https://worcester.ma/2017/11/editorial-sen-moore-offers-timely-bill-on-campus-sexual-assault/ https://worcester.ma/2017/11/editorial-sen-moore-offers-timely-bill-on-campus-sexual-assault/#respond Sun, 12 Nov 2017 05:23:09 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=194692 Legislation progressing on Beacon Hill would provide clarity and guidance on the issue of sexual violence at Massachusetts colleges. Meanwhile, the federal government is beginning a revamp of Obama administration rules that could be a step backward in providing students a safe and supportive campus atmosphere.]]> https://worcester.ma/2017/11/editorial-sen-moore-offers-timely-bill-on-campus-sexual-assault/feed/ 0 Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 213]: On a draining Worcester election season https://worcester.ma/2017/11/sun-spots-with-david-hitch-vol-213-on-a-draining-worcester-election-season/ https://worcester.ma/2017/11/sun-spots-with-david-hitch-vol-213-on-a-draining-worcester-election-season/#respond Wed, 08 Nov 2017 04:11:41 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=192871 For many in Worcester it is an exciting time. Time to buy in. Time to get involved. But then, there are limits.]]> https://worcester.ma/2017/11/sun-spots-with-david-hitch-vol-213-on-a-draining-worcester-election-season/feed/ 0 Worcester Sun print edition coming Dec. 9 https://worcester.ma/2017/11/worcester-sun-print-edition-coming-dec-9/ https://worcester.ma/2017/11/worcester-sun-print-edition-coming-dec-9/#comments Sun, 05 Nov 2017 04:30:48 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=191735 “Along with features our readers have come to rely upon and expect, we will expand our news coverage as well as our coverage of sports, education, politics and city life. We have a few surprises up our sleeves, as well.”]]> https://worcester.ma/2017/11/worcester-sun-print-edition-coming-dec-9/feed/ 10 Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 212]: Flipping through Worcester election options https://worcester.ma/2017/11/sun-spots-with-david-hitch-vol-212-flipping-through-worcester-election-options/ https://worcester.ma/2017/11/sun-spots-with-david-hitch-vol-212-flipping-through-worcester-election-options/#respond Sun, 05 Nov 2017 04:27:40 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=191748 The time is here for your voice to be heard, Worcester voters.]]> https://worcester.ma/2017/11/sun-spots-with-david-hitch-vol-212-flipping-through-worcester-election-options/feed/ 0 Editorial: Work cut out for next City Council https://worcester.ma/2017/11/editorial-work-cut-out-for-next-city-council/ https://worcester.ma/2017/11/editorial-work-cut-out-for-next-city-council/#respond Sun, 05 Nov 2017 04:26:58 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=191742 With the municipal election Tuesday — and changes afoot every day in Worcester — we hope for a City Council resolved to be stronger. Many of the big development pieces are either in place or on the way. This puts the city at a critical juncture. We need the next set of city councilors to bring the vision, determination, cooperation and leadership that will help glue it all together.]]> https://worcester.ma/2017/11/editorial-work-cut-out-for-next-city-council/feed/ 0 To the editor: Mount Carmel Preservation Society continues to ‘pursue all avenues’ https://worcester.ma/2017/11/to-the-editor-mauro-depasquale-mount-carmel-preservation-society-continues-to-pursue-all-avenues/ https://worcester.ma/2017/11/to-the-editor-mauro-depasquale-mount-carmel-preservation-society-continues-to-pursue-all-avenues/#respond Wed, 01 Nov 2017 04:18:17 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=190246 “The Church leadership’s refusal to work with parishioners to save the parish is seen as an affront to parish donors who have invested throughout the years to maintain their church.” Mauro DePasquale weighs in on Mount Carmel’s fate.]]> https://worcester.ma/2017/11/to-the-editor-mauro-depasquale-mount-carmel-preservation-society-continues-to-pursue-all-avenues/feed/ 0 Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 211]: Mad Maura strikes again https://worcester.ma/2017/11/sun-spots-with-david-hitch-vol-211-mad-maura-strikes-again/ https://worcester.ma/2017/11/sun-spots-with-david-hitch-vol-211-mad-maura-strikes-again/#respond Wed, 01 Nov 2017 04:16:11 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=190274 Recently the top point guard on the Bay State depth chart, Attorney General Maura T. Healey, did what many aging basketball stars do -- she dabbled in TV.]]> https://worcester.ma/2017/11/sun-spots-with-david-hitch-vol-211-mad-maura-strikes-again/feed/ 0 Editorial: Financial checkup reveals city’s economic health https://worcester.ma/2017/11/editorial-financial-checkup-reveals-citys-economic-health/ https://worcester.ma/2017/11/editorial-financial-checkup-reveals-citys-economic-health/#respond Wed, 01 Nov 2017 04:15:40 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=190243 A recent credit opinion by Moody’s Investor Service reinforces the city’s government’s good financial standing. But challenges, short-term and long-term, remain and some are outside the city administration’s control.]]> https://worcester.ma/2017/11/editorial-financial-checkup-reveals-citys-economic-health/feed/ 0 Editorial: MIAA at fault in girl-golfer flap https://worcester.ma/2017/10/editorial-miaa-at-fault-in-girl-golfer-flap/ https://worcester.ma/2017/10/editorial-miaa-at-fault-in-girl-golfer-flap/#respond Sun, 29 Oct 2017 04:32:31 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=189098 Everyone knows who really won a high school golf tournament in Uxbridge last week. But bizarrely, because of her gender and an arcane rule, Emily Nash of Lunenburg didn’t take home the trophy. Instead, the second-place finisher took the prize. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association rule is wrong and unfair. But everything was right about the perspective and presence-of-mind both athletes showed.]]> https://worcester.ma/2017/10/editorial-miaa-at-fault-in-girl-golfer-flap/feed/ 0 Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 209]: A mixed bag of reactions to Holy Cross mascot-change crusade https://worcester.ma/2017/10/sun-spots-with-david-hitch-vol-209-a-mixed-bag-of-reactions-to-holy-cross-mascot-change-crusade/ https://worcester.ma/2017/10/sun-spots-with-david-hitch-vol-209-a-mixed-bag-of-reactions-to-holy-cross-mascot-change-crusade/#respond Wed, 25 Oct 2017 02:25:43 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=187210 The College of the Holy Cross is not only an imposing and influential institution in Worcester, but it has been known as a sort of bellwether for liberalism in the Catholic Church for decades.]]> https://worcester.ma/2017/10/sun-spots-with-david-hitch-vol-209-a-mixed-bag-of-reactions-to-holy-cross-mascot-change-crusade/feed/ 0 Editorial: Powering up help to Puerto Rico https://worcester.ma/2017/10/editorial-powering-up-help-to-puerto-rico/ https://worcester.ma/2017/10/editorial-powering-up-help-to-puerto-rico/#respond Sun, 22 Oct 2017 05:41:24 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=186149 Editorial: Powering up help to Puerto Rico | Unfortunately, it’s not too late to offer generosity to a storm-ravaged Caribbean island that is in some ways a neighbor to Worcester. The city is lending six police officers to Puerto Rico, and citizens can help, too. Cash donations could mean a lot to a place that was already struggling financially, and now must rebuild.]]> https://worcester.ma/2017/10/editorial-powering-up-help-to-puerto-rico/feed/ 0 Worcester Sun announces plans to publish print edition https://worcester.ma/2017/10/worcester-sun-announces-plans-to-publish-print-edition/ https://worcester.ma/2017/10/worcester-sun-announces-plans-to-publish-print-edition/#respond Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:54:39 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=184449 In May 2015, we wrote, “Our goal is to fulfill our promise of creating the kind of impact journalism the Worcester community can rally behind and support.” That remains our goal. And we’re ready to take the next step.]]> https://worcester.ma/2017/10/worcester-sun-announces-plans-to-publish-print-edition/feed/ 0