DUDLEY - Nichols College has received a $25,000 award to help its faculty adjust to teaching remotely during the ongoing pandemic, the school announced this week.The Presidential Grant for Alternate Academic Delivery will allow the college to design a training course for instructors in the school’s HyFlex remote learning program.Nichols plans to use that program, which the college already had experience with before its shift [...]
More than 86,000 electricity customers in Massachusetts, including more than 25,000 in Worcester County, or about a tenth of the region, remained without power as of about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday after a tropical storm barreled through the region Tuesday.In Worcester, a small fraction of the city, 1,145 utility customers remained without power, the Massachusetts Emergency [...]
WORCESTER - As Tropical Storm Isaias made its way up the coast Tuesday, Central Mass. received a dose of wind and rain and even waited out a few tornado warnings.Early preparations were made for the storm, which briefly achieved hurricane status Monday night before again being downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it reached the area.As the afternoon wore on Tuesday, scattered reports started coming in of trees down throughout the area, including Leicester, Spencer [...]
WORCESTER - As Tropical Storm Isaias makes its way up the coast, early preparations were made for what could be heavy rain and high winds, and the possibility of a tornado when it hits Central Massachusetts.As the afternoon wore on Tuesday, scattered reports started coming in of trees down throughout the area, including Leicester, Spencer and Auburn. Auburn police cautioned that a large tree that came down near 238 Millbury St. blocked the road and advised motorists to avoid the area [...]
In the barn far behind our Kalahari hunting lodge, skinners were meticulously caping the enormous Cape buffalo I had just shot. Their fascinating work continued long into the evening warranting my skipping dinner.Professional hunter Shaun Keeney measured the bull’s lion-defying horns that massively spread 42½ inches across. This bull would easily make the record-book —and provide hundreds of delicious dinners.For this story, I wanted to know every [...]
FITCHBURG — The state Department of Recreation and Conservation said Monday it has closed the Gustave Johnson Memorial Swimming Pool until further notice because a person recently tested positive for COVID-19.DCR said it is having the facility deep-cleaned and sanitized.