Editorial: New Year for the Worcester renaissance

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.

Grafton’s Lannon, an inaugural Railer, hopes to have extended 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 last month 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. When I told them it was as a player, they kind of laughed and smiled. It’s not the first crazy thing I’ve told my parents.”

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.