5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester - June 22

 by Tom MarinoJune 22, 2022

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 - Wednesday, June 22 - join the first Worcester Now | Next Public Visioning Workshop, Bay State Savings Bank awards six scholarships, registration opens for the Massachusetts Pirates' third annual youth clinic, enrollment opens soon for a free golf clinic at Green Hill Golf Course and the average cost of gasoline drops by five cents this week.

Join the Worcester Now | Next Public Visioning Workshop

The first public visioning workshop for the Worcester Now | Next Citywide Plan is an in-person meeting on Thursday, June 23, at the Worcester Senior Center, at 128 Providence Street, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

The next meeting is being held virtually on Thursday, July 7.

RSVP for either meeting here.

Bay State Savings Bank Awards Six Scholarships

Bay State Savings Bank recently awarded five $500 scholarships and one four-year, $4,000 scholarship to six area high school seniors based on their academic achievement, character, and community service history.

The scholarship recipients are as follows:

  • Claremont Academy – Milly Ann Figeroa Diaz, $500
  • Doherty Memorial High School – Madeline (Tessa) Zafon-Whalen, $500
  • South High School – Mabel Medina, $500
  • Wachusett Regional High School – Ava Towle, $500
  • Auburn High School (Elizabeth Roy Memorial Scholarship) – Grace Stannard, $500
  • Auburn High School – Reese Levansavich, $4,000 over 4 years

Mass Pirates Third Annual Youth Clinic

On Friday, July 15, the Massachusetts Pirates will be hosting their annual Youth Football Clinic at the DCU Center for kids ages 6-13.

The camp will take place from 12 PM to 3PM. The cost is $20 per participant. Each  participant will learn drills from the Pirates coaches and players, and get a t-shirt.

Food and drinks will be provided post-clinic.

There are no spectators allowed in attendance, drop off/sign in will be at the DCU Center, Door 5.

Sign up here for the Pirates' clinic.

Register for a Free Junior Golf Camp at Green Hill Golf Course

Registration for the Danny Rossetti Junior Golf Camp begins on July 1. The camp runs from August 15 through August 17 from 9 AM to 1 PM daily. The program is open to Worcester residents ages 8 through 11.

Lunch is provided each day, along with t-shirts, fun and games, and prizes. The instructions consist of teaching stations for specific areas of instruction, with a daily activity related to the instructions.

The program is open to the first 50 eligible participants and is free of charge.

Registrar here starting at 9 AM on July 1.

Average Gas Price Down 5 Cents in Massachusetts

AAA Northeast reports changes in gas prices across the region on a weekly basis.

Massachusetts’s average gas price is down five sents from last week, averaging $4.99 per gallon. That price is 26 cents higher than a month ago ($4.73) and $2.04 higher than on June 21, 2021 ($2.95). Massachusetts’s average gas price is three cents higher than the national average.

“Demand for gasoline has declined, perhaps in response to record-breaking high gas prices—and that has helped push down prices at the pump,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Government Affairs. “This dip in demand, coupled with a drop in oil prices, has taken some of the steam out of surging gasoline prices. But consumers are still paying historically high prices.”

AAA Northeast’s June 21 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be five cents lower than last week ($5.01), averaging $4.96 a gallon. Today’s national average price is 37 cents higher than a month ago ($4.59) and $1.89 cents higher than this day last year ($3.07).

Comparison to neighboring states, according to AAA Northeast:

Region Current
One Week
One Month
One Year
Massachusetts $4.99 $5.04 $4.73 $2.95
Rhode Island $4.75 $5.01 $4.72 $2.97
Connecticut $4.93 $4.98 $4.68 $3.09


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