The 17 Most Popular Stories on in 2017

by | Dec 28, 2017 | News | 0 comments

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 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!


Worcester’s Catacombs a Maze of Mystery


Charles Longeway and His Search for Worcester’s Forgotten Catacombs


Grip it and Rip it! Smash the Room Wants to Give You a Break from Routine


Worcester’s Catacombs: A Secret Playground 40 Feet Below the City


Kummerspeck Review: People Don’t Understand How Good Rabbit Is


City Council Candidates Want to See Vacant Price Chopper Property Developed


What Happened to Worcester’s Nightlife? Typical “College Nights” Lacking Crowds




Massachusetts Pirates Officially Announced at DCU Center



VIDEO: Worcester Police Officer Saves Man from Falling off Union Station


A Christmas Miracle Happens in Oxford: Clarksons open their home to Pirates’ RB Niko Murray


VIDEO: “Bicycle Gang” of Roughly 3 Dozen Kids Swerving in Traffic in Downtown Worcester


The Pirates are Coming: New Arena Football Team to Play in Worcester Next Year


City of Worcester Currently in ‘Serious Negotiations’ with PawSox


Arena Football Returning to Worcester’s DCU Center with Massachusetts Pirates in 2018


The Vegan Nest Finds Permanent Home in Downtown Worcester


Coach Mulcahy Steps Up Following Family’s Unimaginable Tragedy


Woman Found in Trunk of Burned Car in Hope Cemetery was Dancer at Mario’s Showplace in Webster

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Patrick Sargent is the founder and lead reporter for He was born and raised on Grafton Hill and is a graduate of Holy Name high school and Worcester State University. Previous to starting TWIW, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Before that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He can be contacted at [email protected]