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, November 15 – a Lunenburg police officer is honored for saving a man being attacked by a dog, Worcester Police vs. Worcester Fire hockey teams face off at the DCU Center on Saturday, tickets are on sale Saturday for Get the Led Out at Indian Ranch, Worcester Center for Crafts seeks volunteers for its holiday event and gas prices rise one cent this week in Massachusetts.
Lunenburg Police Officer Honored for Saving Man from Dog Attack
Worcester County District Attorney Joe Early Jr. recognized a Lunenburg police officer on Monday who saved a man being attacked by a dog over the summer.
Early presented Officer Gage Russell with the District Attorney’s Team Excellence and Merit – TEAM Award – for his efforts and actions during the Aug. 1 incident.
Lunenburg Police and Fire and Rescue arrived at the animal control facility on West Street to find the animal control officer’s husband, Wayne Comeau, being bitten by a dog and struggling. Russell shot the dog to end the attack.
Comeau had serious wounds throughout his body, including on the face and neck. Comeau was flown to a Worcester hospital for treatment.
Worcester Police and Worcester Fire Hockey at the DCU Center
The Worcester Railers host Frontline Heroes Night on Saturday, Nov. 19, with the Worcester Police and Worcester Fire Department hockey teams playing at 4 PM, followed by the Railers hosting the Greenville Swamp Rabbits at 7:05 PM.
Get ticket here.
Sat., Nov. 19, Railers pay tribute to our Frontline Heroes‼️
Cheer on Worcester Police v. @WorcesterFD Guns n’ Hoses pregame! 4:15pm
🎟️: Linktree in Bio
— Worcester Railers HC (@RailersHC) November 14, 2022
Get The Led Out at Indian Ranch
Get The Led Out, returns to Indian Ranch, at 200 Gore St. in Webster, on Saturday, June 10, 2023. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, Nov. 19, at 10 AM.
The Philadelphia-based group has six professional musicians that recreate the essence of Led Zeppelin’s studio recording, with three guitars on stage.
Get tickets here.
Volunteers Needed for the Holiday Festival of Crafts
The Worcester Center for Crafts is asking for volunteers for its 2022 Holiday Festival of Crafts.
Varying time shifts are available within the following hours:
- Friday, Nov. 25: Between 9:45 AM and 5 PM
- Saturday, Nov. 26: Between 9:45 AM and 5 PM
- Sunday, Nov. 27: Between 10:45 AM and 6:30 PM
Those interested in volunteering can contact [email protected]
Gas Prices Go Up 1 Cent in Massachusetts
AAA Northeast reports changes in gas prices across the region on a weekly basis.
Massachusetts’s average gas price increased one cent from last week, averaging $3.85 per gallon. That price is 26 cents higher than a month ago ($3.59) and 44 cents higher than on Nov. 14, 2021 ($3.41).
Massachusetts’s average gas price is eight cents higher than the national average.
“The national average for a gallon of gasoline slid three cents in the past week to $3.77, and prices locally have been stable recently,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Vice President of Public and Government Affairs. “The main reason is the global cost for oil, gasoline’s main ingredient, has been stuck in a narrow price range of $85 to $92 a barrel for several weeks.”
AAA Northeast’s Nov. 14 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be three cents lower than last week ($3.80), averaging $3.77 a gallon. Today’s national average price is 13 cents higher than a month ago ($3.90) and 36 cents higher than this day last year ($3.41).
Lead image courtesy: Worcester County District Attorney’s Office