New England budget 10.06.09

New England budget 10.06.09


 


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


 


If your paper has a story, digest item, opinion piece or standalone photo to share, please send it to us via Zope or by e-mailing newengland@gatehousemedia.com.


 


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Video: How to access your online archives.


http://ghnewsroom.com/article/video-how-access-your-online-archives


 


Video: What's happening this week with the News & Interactive Division.


http://ghnewsroom.com/article/video-whats-happening-week-news-interactive-division-9


 


 


THIS WEEK’S POLL


 


Do you think David Letterman's office trysts constitute sexual harassment?


- Yes -- bosses cannot become involved with staffers without it setting up a harassment situation.


- Maybe -- the relationships themselves don't constitute harassment, but there could be more to it than we know now.


- No -- everybody was over 21 and these were consensual relationships.


- All I know is, it's wicked creepy.


- Other:


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Do you think David Letterman's office trysts constitute sexual harassment?(surveys)


 


 


NEWS


 


PINK EDITION: Links to general content for the special “pink editions” on breast cancer.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/news/x593046149/Pink-Series-content


 


CHILD RAPE: Former Winchester middle school teacher’s aide pleads guilty to child rape - A former Winchester middle school teacher’s aide pleaded guilty Monday to child rape, child enticement, and child pornography charges in connection with crimes committed against six underage female victims. By Brad Petrishen.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1128398507/Former-Winchester-middle-school-teacher-s-aide-pleads-guilty-to-child-rape


- With photos


 


BAD NEIGHBOR: Man alleged to have shot neighbor over fence dispute pleads innocent - Police say a neighborhood dispute in Randolph, Mass., ended when one man threw a beer can and the other threw lead. An argument over a fence led to the wounding of one man, the arrest of his neighbor and the confiscation of guns and ammunition from the man’s house. By Robert Sears.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/x576539845/Man-alleged-to-have-shot-neighbor-over-fence-dispute-pleads-innocent


 


KFC ATTACK: Slow chicken order leads to assault arrest at KFC - A couple, apparently irked over the slow delivery of their Kentucky Fried Chicken, assaulted a man at the fast-food joint in Norwell, Mass., police say. By The Patriot Ledger.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1699614830/Slow-chicken-order-leads-to-assault-arrest-at-KFC


- With mugs


 


2003 MURDER FOLO: Father’s search for justice finally nears after arrest of Middleboro man - Darren Caswell, 44, of Middleboro was arraigned Monday in Brockton Superior Court on a single count of murder in the death of Matthew Cote of Kingston, a flooring contractor who once lived in Middleboro. By Maureen Boyle.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1128398867/Father-s-search-for-justice-finally-nears-after-arrest-of-Middleboro-man


- With photo, videos


 


MELANIE’S LAW: South Shore lawmaker pushes to strengthen Melanie’s law - A proposal to require first-time drunken-driving offenders to put breath analyzers in their cars was to be heard today by a key legislative committee. By Victoria Klarfeld.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/a_ghns_ne_news_submissions/x2060103428/South-Shore-lawmaker-pushes-to-strengthen-Melanie-s-law#


 


 


BUSINESS


**If your paper has a good biz news or biz feature item, please send it to us via Zope or e-mail it to newengland@gatehousemedia.com.**


 


EMBEZZLEMENT: Former Steamship Authority employee charged in theft - A former bookkeeper for the Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority has been arrested and charged with embezzling more than $80,000 from the ferry line. Brief by the Falmouth Bulletin.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1992003559/Former-Steamship-Authority-employee-charged-in-theft


 


LINDEN PONDS: Owner of Hingham's Linden Ponds retirement community seeks cash infusion - The Maryland company that owns 19 massive retirement communities, including Linden Ponds, told residents that it has plans to address its tough financial straits – if it can do something about its substantial debt. By Steve Adams.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1699615965/Owner-of-Hinghams-Linden-Ponds-retirement-community-seeks-cash-infusion


 


POWER PLANT: Report: Power plant would bring more than 750 jobs to the Brockton area - A new report paid for by the company behind a proposed city power plant says the project would lead to the creation of 756 temporary jobs and 58 permanent jobs in the Brockton area. Advanced Power spokesman Wes Eberle touted the report as the first analysis of spinoff economic benefits from the project. By Kyle Alspach.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x366043689/Report-Power-plant-would-bring-more-than-750-jobs-to-the-Brockton-area


- With photo


 


WATERBORNE TECH: Natick’s Pierce Collision invests in waterborne technology - Some companies have taken steps to help reduce VOC emissions, and they include businesses that have traditionally made the green crowd see red. For example, auto body shops. One shop that has taken a wrench to this perception is Pierce Collision Inc. The Natick-based auto body shop is one of the few certified waterborne shops in Massachusetts. By Bob Tremblay.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1128399000/Natick-s-Pierce-Collision-invests-in-waterborne-technology


- With photo


 


PATRIOTS: New England Patriots team up with Shaw’s to tackle childhood hunger - The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, Shaw’s Supermarkets and The Greater Boston Food Bank will kick off a joint fundraising campaign to support local Kids Cafe programs and food banks throughout New England through Oct. 29. Operated in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs, Kids Cafes provide nutritious meals to at-risk children after school each day. By Whitman Times.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x366044028/New-England-Patriots-team-up-with-Shaw-s-to-tackle-childhood-hunger


 


MOHEGANS: For Mohegans, female leader a first - Lynn Malerba was appointed chairwoman of the Mohegan Tribal Council on Monday, the first female to hold the top elected leadership position for the owners of Mohegan Sun casino. By Adam Bowles.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/connecticut/x1128398843/For-Mohegans-female-leader-a-first


- With photo


 


 


OPINIONS


 


O'MAHONEY CARTOON: On the Red Sox vs. Angels in the playoffs.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x366043498/OMahoney-cartoon-On-the-Red-Sox-in-the-playoffs


 


GRANLUND CARTOON: On H1N1 flu vaccine categories.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x593071381/Granlund-cartoon-H1N1-flu-vaccine-categories


 


EDITORIAL: Red Sox fans shouldn’t swing at ticket resellers’ pitches - Attempts to legislate the sale of event tickets give fans a false sense of security. The only thing that will bring prices down is a consumer revolt. If buyers refuse to pay $500 for a ticket, the market will adjust accordingly. This is one game where the best chance of a win is not showing up. By The Patriot Ledger.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1699615970/Editorial-Red-Sox-fans-shouldn-t-swing-at-ticket-resellers-pitches


 


EDITORIAL: The housing crisis persists - The bad news is that Massachusetts had a shortage of affordable housing before the housing bubble burst, and it still does. That doesn't just hurt families who can't find a home that suits their budget. It hurts Massachusetts businesses that must compete with other, more affordable, states for the best workers. By MetroWest.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x366044049/Editorial-The-housing-crisis-persists


 


PETER COSTA: Hand me those pliers, I'm on vacation - I’m on vacation this week, so I had better get my work done. I promised to replace the broken wire on my snow blower before winter. I also ought to paint the back door and replace the cracked board under the transom. Then there is the garage. Right now it looks like the Kuiper Asteroid Belt with loose irregular objects colliding everywhere.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/columnists/x1992002623/Peter-Costa-Hand-me-those-pliers-Im-on-vacation


- With column mug


 


DIANNE MCDONALD: Dianne McDonald: Lessons taught by our fathers – Life lessons from a caring father, or grandfather, are as incredibly valuable to us as girls. They are often recounted and reflected upon as we grown into adulthood and raise our own children.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x366042400/Dianne-McDonald-Lessons-taught-by-our-fathers


 


 


LIFESTYLES/ENTERTAINMENT


 


BOOK REVIEW: 'Dream' makes Springsteen's 'Born to Run' feel new again - Louis P. Masur’s great achievement in "Runaway Dream: Born to Run and Bruce Springsteen’s American Vision" is separating the truth from the legend, and retelling the seminal album's story in a way that makes it feel fresh. By Peter Chianca.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/arts/x1699615768/Book-review-Dream-makes-Springsteens-Born-to-Run-feel-new-again


- With photo


 


TOM AND CAMERON: Special-needs students get superstar treatment from Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz - Seventeen special-needs students from Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School were treated to a private face-to-face meeting with Cruise and Diaz in a movie tent hours before filming began for “Wichita.” By Vicki-Ann Downing.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1992003457/Special-needs-students-get-superstar-treatment-from-Tom-Cruise-and-Cameron-Diaz


- With photos


 


CRANBERRY FEST: Cranberry Harvest Celebration set for this weekend - It’s time again for the Cranberry Harvest Celebration. The festivities are taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. rain or shine on Saturday and Sunday at the Makepeace compound, located at 158 Tihonet Road in Wareham. By Ruth Thompson.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x366043573/Cranberry-Harvest-Celebration-set-for-this-weekend


- With photos


 


SALEM HALLOWEEN: Halloween takes center stage in Salem - The city of Salem will host several theatrical Halloween events throughout October. By Salem Gazette.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x576539970/Halloween-takes-center-stage-in-Salem


- With photo


 


PHOTO SEASON: Three new photo exhibits at DeCordova in Lincoln - Fall is a season for seeing the familiar with new eyes. At DeCordova Sculpture Park + Museum in Lincoln, this means exploring the art of the camera, as “A Season of Photography” highlights three photographic exhibits – all challenging common ideas, and taking the viewer to uncommon places and perceptions. By Margaret Smith.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x366043924/Three-new-photo-exhibits-at-DeCordova-in-Lincoln


- With photos


 


JANE AUSTEN: 'Pride And Prejudice' at Fitchburg stage - It’s a girl thing. Or you might think so from the mostly female audience at a recent performance. Too bad, really, because there are lots of insights for both men and women in Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” both on the page and on the stage – without a whit of sentimentality. By Margaret Smith.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x593071819/Pride-And-Prejudice-at-Fitchburg-stage


- With photo


 


 


SPORTS


 


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RED SOX NATION: I like our chances in the playoffs - If you took a stroll into the Red Sox’s locker room after their convincing season-ending victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, the same three words would be uttered out of every player’s mouth when asked about the team’s future in October. “I like our chances,” they all echoed. By Jared Carrabis.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1128397578/Red-Sox-Nation-I-like-our-chances-in-the-playoffs


- With column mug


 


OUTDOORS: Deer season draws near - The archery season for deer opens on Oct. 12 and runs through Nov. 21. Early in the season, hunters have the best luck sitting in tree stands close to sources of food. Besides acorns, deer are also attracted to farm fields, cranberry bogs and apple orchards. By Randy Julius.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1128398930/Outdoors-Deer-season-draws-near


- With column mug