Mariano: Wishes for the New Year

“This past year has been exhausting. But, it is a new year and hope springs eternal. Maybe, just maybe, things will be better in 2018. Here are my wishes for the New Year.”

Worcester Sun, Dec. 27: Chandler and the Senate presidency, Grafton’s Lannon back on the ice, reflecting on Petty-Gaffney + more

Chandler eyes 2018 Senate agenda that moves past scandal |  “We have education ahead of us, we have housing, a very important issue because we’re so short on housing in Massachusetts,” Worcester’s Harriette L. Chandler said recently. “We have a lot of legislation to get through and we need the governor to work with us, we need the House to work with us, and we need to work together.”

Free to read! Grafton’s Lannon, an inaugural Railer, hopes to have an extended ECHL comeback up his sleeves |  Ryan Lannon said his parents are used to him telling them he’s going to do something a little, well, unexpected. Like, for example, when he said in September he wanted to come out of retirement four years after his last game as a professional hockey player to join up with the expansion Worcester Railers. “Their first instinct was I was going to coach.