On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, ThisWeekinWorcester.com launched after a summer-long promotional period and over the past four months the staff has worked diligently to bring its readers breaking news stories, profiles of Worcester residents and leaders, leading election coverage and relevant sports, entertainment and restaurant that impact the Worcester area.
To say the response has been overwhelming would be an understatement. Since early September, our stories have been read nearly 500,000 times and roughly 150,000 people have visited our site (as of 12/28/17).
Below are the 17 most read stories we’ve published in our early existence in the final four months of 2017. We have listed them 17 to 1 and the list is dominated by several breaking news stories — including the introduction of Worcester’s newest arena football team, the Massachusetts Pirates, and the ongoing negotiations between Worcester and the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Also, our readers marveled over the series authored by Charles Longeway and his hunt for the reason behind the catacombs below downtown Worcester, warmed up to to a pair of stories by Ken Powers on Thanksgiving and Christmas, and celebrated the introduction of two new restaurants in the city.
Thank you for your continued support and we ask our readers to continue to stick with us in 2018 as we constantly strive to improve and grow. Happy New Year!