New England budget 9.01.09

New England budget 9.01.09

 


Here are the top New England regional stories coming today from GateHouse News Service. Stories are available at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com.


 


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** NOTE: Katie Bartholomew will be handling New England budget Wednesday through Friday, so if you have any stories, questions, etc., please contact her at kbartholomew@gatehousemedia.com.


 


 


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New humor cartoon, Wit's End, available on GateHouse News Service.


http://ghnewsroom.com/article/new-humor-cartoon-wits-end-available-gatehouse-news-service


 


Front page gallery for September 1, 2009.


http://ghnewsroom.com/article/front-page-gallery-september-1-2009


 


 


NEWS


 


PLANE CRASH: Plane down on 495 in Mansfield - A small airplane appears to have made an emergency landing in the left lane of Route 495 southbound between exits 11 and 12 in Mansfield on Tuesday morning.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x357698891/Plane-down-on-495-in-Mansfield


- Art: Photos


- Will be updated as more information becomes available; Taunton also covering


 


ROCKY PART 3: Marciano went from the diamond to the ring - After a failed tryout with a Cubs minor league team, Rocky Marciano turned his attention to boxing and rose to the top of the heavyweight division. Marciano, who was born 86 years ago on Sept. 1, 1923, died 40 years ago in a plane crash. By Jim Fenton.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1991351837/Rocky-part-3-Marciano-went-from-the-diamond-to-the-ring


- Art: 2 photos


- With video


- With links to previous 2 parts


 


MEAT IN PANTS: Police say search dog found stolen meat in man's pants - A police dog lost the trail of an armed robbery suspect Friday night because police said it was drawn to the scent of stolen raw meat stuffed in a homeless man's pants. By Norman Miller.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1991351890/Police-say-search-dog-found-stolen-meat-in-mans-pants


 


WILD CARE: Lack of resources a big challenge for Wild Care - Economic strife has led other veterinary centers that specialize in caring for wild animals to limit their hours or close their doors. Director Lela Larned has kept Wild Care open from dawn to dusk, but that is stressing the staff of two and burning through limited resources. By Rich Eldred.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/news/x1886188499/Lack-of-resources-a-big-challenge-for-Wild-Care#


- Art: 7 photos


 


WAGON ACCIDENT: Lexington boy hospitalized after wagon collides with car - One Lexington child is still in the hospital in serious condition after he, his brother and sister were involved in a car accident early Monday evening. By Meghan B. Kelly.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x357698730/Lexington-boy-remains-hospitalized-after-wagon-collides-with-car


- Art: Map


 


MURDER: Police say Quincy murder suspect confessed - Joseph Beatty told police he strangled Mary Beaton then smothered her with a pillow, according to a police report. By The Ledger.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1566719667/Police-say-Quincy-murder-suspect-confessed


- Art: 4 photos


 


WEDDING: Cambridge mayor marries longtime partner; becomes first same-sex couple to wed at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. By Jillian Fennimore.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1991350995/Video-Cambridge-mayor-marries-longtime-partner-becomes-first-same-sex-couple-to-wed-at-St-Bartholomew-s-Episcopal-Church


- Art: 5 photos


- With video


 


 


BUSINESS


 


CROPS, PART 1: First of a two-part series: Bumper crop of rain, cool temps have locally grown vegetables in short supply - The lack of hot weather in June and above-average rainfall in July prevented area crops from flourishing and has cut the number of local vegetable products available to consumers in some stores. By Elaine Allegrini.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x357698550/First-of-a-two-part-series-Bumper-crop-of-rain-cool-temps-have-locally-grown-vegetables-in-short-supply


- Art: 6 photos


- With video


 


CHECKOUT LANE: Tips for buying a kayak - Douglass Gray, owner of Billington Sea Kayak in Plymouth, Mass., advises people to try out a boat in the water before buying it. “Putting you in a boat on the showroom floor is OK if you plan to paddle around the living room, but it’s not the real world.” By Brent Lang.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1566717463/Checkout-Lane-Tips-for-buying-a-kayak


 


MAKING CENTS: Ignore estate tax planning at your peril - There is not a very high percentage of Americans who need worry about the federal death tax at this point. The federal government allows the first $3.5 million of net worth for each resident citizen to pass to heirs, estate-tax-free, or up to $7 million for married couples who do some basic planning. But without even a basic estate plan, couples could miss the full exemption and pay a steep seven-figure federal tax bill. By John P. Napolitano.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1566717609/Making-Cents-Ignore-estate-tax-planning-at-your-peril


 


FINE PRINT: It's hurricane season in Massachusetts - Tips for weathering the storms. By the Ledger.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1566717582/Fine-Print-Its-hurricane-season


 


MASS. MARKET: Icelandair’s quiet arrival a coup for Quincy, Logan - Icelandair’s North American corporate headquarters largely flew under the radar to land in an office park in Quincy this month. By Jon Chesto.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1373214749/Mass-Market-Icelandair-s-quiet-arrival-a-coup-for-Quincy-Logan


 


 


OPINIONS


 


GRANLUND CARTOON: Cheney and CIA interrogations.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x1566719778/Granlund-cartoon-Cheney-and-CIA-interrogations


 


SUE SCHEIBLE: Seniors still pin health reform hopes on Kennedy Many seniors are following the fast-changing developments over health care reform that Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s death has brought. The debate over end-of-life care in particular hit a nerve with 65-year-old Elke Baum of Rockland.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x357699208/Sue-Scheible-Seniors-still-pin-health-reform-hopes-on-Kennedy


- Art: Photo


- With audio, video


 


MEREDITH O’BRIEN: Meeting puppy criteria - This whole getting a family dog thing didn’t quite work out like I imagined it would. Adopting a dog has, like parenting, become a lot more complicated than it used to be. You need a lot of patience, a fierce sense of humor and friends who’ll tell dog shelters that you’re not an ax murderer.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1566718415/Meredith-OBrien-Meeting-puppy-criteria


- Art: Column mug


 


TERRY MAROTTA: The sun sets on sport-shopping - Even with back-to-school buying, it looks like retail sales are still down, and while this doesn’t bode well for the old recovery, let me just ask this: Would it really be such a bad thing if excessive shopping came to an end?


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/columnists/x1991351761/Terry-Marotta-The-sun-sets-on-sport-shopping


- Art: Column mug


 


 


LIFESTYLES/ENTERTAINMENT


 


FEMALE FRIENDS: Researchers examine the science of female friendship - More studies are uncovering clues about the science behind female bonding and how the drive to seek out and maintain close friendships may be an innate skill. On an evolutionary level, some believe the bonding may be linked to survival. By Nancy Reardon.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1991350848/Researchers-examine-the-science-of-female-friendship#


- Art: Illustration


 


PATRIOTS CHEERLEADER: Gloucester woman embarks on final season as Patriot cheerleader - The screaming fans. The noise and excitement of Foxboro Stadium. Cheering on the hometown New England Patriots, a winning franchise. Travel around the globe. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal, right? According to Julie Warner, it certainly is. Warner – a Gloucester resident who grew up in the city and attended Gloucester High School – is in her third season as a New England Patriots cheerleader. By Jason Brisbois.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x357698875/Gloucester-woman-embarks-on-final-season-as-Patriot-cheerleader


- Art: 2 photos


 


ONCE BITTEN: Learn how to prevent bites by ticks, mosquitoes, snakes and spiders - Every year, thousands of Americans get sick or hurt after being bitten, not just by ticks but also spiders and snakes. That doesn’t even count bee and wasp stings, which can be deadly for those who have allergic reactions, like famed skateboarder Andy Kessler, who died after a wasp sting last month. By Tony Catinella.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x357699205/Learn-how-to-prevent-bites-by-ticks-mosquitoes-snakes-and-spiders


- Art: Photo


 


ASIAN ART: MFA exhibit displays similarities between Chinese and Tibetan art - A pair of paintings of the black-faced Tibetan god Mahakala, wearing a necklace of skulls and squatting atop a corpse, greets visitors to a new exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts. Organized by Joseph Scheier-Dolberg, this informative exhibit showcases 20 rare paintings and printed works of astounding complexity from Tibet and China. By Chris Bergeron.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1991351923/MFA-exhibit-displays-similarities-between-Chinese-and-Tibetan-art


- Art: 7 photos


 


MISTER ROBERTS: Kate Warner takes the helm at New Rep with 'Mister Roberts' - Say this for Kate Warner: she's not exactly easing into her new job. Warner took over April 22 as the New Rep's artistic director and hit the ground running. "I've done a lot of social networking," she says. "It's like I've been speed-dating the Boston theater community." By Lenny Megliola.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1566719806/Kate-Warner-takes-the-helm-at-New-Rep-with-Mister-Roberts


- Art: 2 photos


 


SALEM: Staging history: Bringing a live twist to tales of Salem's past - With the numerous tourist attractions that focus on Salem’s witch hysteria, the jaded tourist might feel he or she has seen it all. By Kerry Halley-Skelton.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1566719819/Staging-history-Bringing-a-live-twist-to-tales-of-Salems-past


- Art: 4 photos


 


ROAD TRIP: Explore pastoral Princeton - Discover hiking, bird watching and beauty in Princeton, Mass. By Nancy Olesin.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x357698781/Road-trip-Explore-pastoral-Princeton


- Art: 13 photos


 


 


SPORTS


 


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