5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – Sept. 15, 2020

by | Sep 15, 2020 | News, Headlines

In today’s daily 5 Things You Need to Know feature, ThisWeekinWorcester.com explores five important items and stories that Worcester and Central Massachusetts residents should keep a close eye on.

These five things can cover a whole range of subjects and issues that we feel are pertinent to understanding what’s going on in the city and the cities and towns surrounding Worcester.

In today’s edition – Tuesday, September 15 – Worcester Public Schools to start online tech help sessions, Harrington Hospital in Webster opens new COVID-19 rapid testing site, gas price drop in Massachusetts, a new exhibition to open at Worcester Center for the Crafts and get a free six-pack from Insomnia Cookies.

Worcester Public Schools Offer Live Tech Help Sessions

Worcester Public Schools will start tech help sessions for all families with public Schools students this week.

Sessions will be held on:

  • Tuesdays, 6 PM to 7 PM
  • Wednesday, 2-3 PM
  • Fridays, 10 AM to 11 AM

You can join the online sessions that the scheduled times here.

Harrington Hospital Expands Access to Rapid COVID-19 Testing

Harrington Healthcare System opened its second COVID-19 Rapid Testing Site open to the pubic on Monday, September 14.

The new site is at Harrington’s Webster campus, at 340 Gore Rd.

Patients must be at least five years old to be eligible for testing.

Patients must also have an appointment which can be scheduled here.

Testing is performed between 11 AM and 7 PM.

Harrington also offers rapid testing at its Urgent Care Express location at 78 Sutton Ave in Oxford. Patients can make appointments for the Oxford location here between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM.

Gas Price Drop in Massachusetts

After the largest increase in average gas prices in Massachusetts in well over a month reported last week, AAA reported on September 14 that prices dropped by two cents this week.

The average price of a gallon of gas in Massachusetts is now $2.13, just one penny higher than one month ago. The price one year ago in Massachusetts was $2.58.

Rhode Island and Connecticut also saw two cent decreases, leaving the average price in those states to $2.15 and $2.20, respectively.

AAA also reported that the average price across the United States increased by three cents this week, leaving the national average cost at $2.22 per gallon.

‘Fluid Solid’ Opens at the Worcester Craft Center September 24

The Worcester Center for Crafts, at 25 Sagamore Rd., is hosting an exhibition by Susan Swinard and Noel Bailey called “Fluid Solid,” opening September 24. The opening reception will be from 5:350 PM to 7:30 PM.

The exhibition is viewable Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM. It is free and open to the public.

The exhibition is scheduled to run until November 7.

Get a Free Six-Pack from Insomnia Cookies

Insomnia Cookies is offering a free six-pack of cookies with any delivery order through the App, all week long. .

No discount code is required. When ordering in the app for local delivery, find the Free Six-pack icon inside the Insomnia app.


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Tom is the VP of Business Operations for TWIW as well as a journalist. He was a history student at Worcester State University and has many years experience technical recruiting, marketing and a long time entrepreneur.