Lottery officials said this morning one of two winning tickets in the multi-state lottery was sold at Appletown. The winning numbers were drawn last night.
A second winning Powerball ticket in the multi-state lottery was sold in Nebraska.
The person who bought the ticket at Appletown Market has not come forward.
Britney Spears: do she even have a constituency? As the 31 year old former teen queen heads to Vegas, her recording career is on the wane. This week she sold around 108,000 copies of her “Britney Jean” album. That’s considerably less than her peers, such as Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Selena Gomez in their debut sales weeks.
Justin Bieber should watch the Britney saga closely. Spears’s stardom came in her late teens and early twenties. Her mental breakdowns and public spectacles didn’t help. But like most invented pop stars, Spears was not designed for a shelf life of more than five years. The fact that she sold even 100,000 copies this week is pretty good. But sales like that won’t sustain her over the next decade.
“Britney Jean” indeed sold fewer copies than the Duck Dynasty family The Robertsons, singing Christmas carols. (I cannot believe anyone in their right mind is buying or even listening to that.)
WORCESTER — The City Council Tuesday night approved a nine-month contract for City Manager-designate Edward M. Augustus Jr. that will pay him on par with what City Manager Michael V. O'Brien currently earns with pretty much the same benefits.
The contract, approved by the council by a 9-1 vote, also includes an expiration clause that recognizes Mr. Augustus' intention to go back to the College of the Holy Cross, where he was granted a leave of absence from his position as director of the office of government and community relations.
Under the terms of the contract, Mr. Augustus, who will take over for Mr. O'Brien on Jan. 5, will be paid $144,107 over the 39 weeks of his contract.