New England budget 11.04.09

New England budget 11.04.09

 


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


 


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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- Chris Biondi, 508-626-4343, cbiondi@gatehousemedia.com


- Jean Hodges, 630-956-8834, jhodges@gatehousemedia.com


- Michael Toeset, 630-835-8870, mtoeset@gatehousemedia.com


 


 


VETERANS DAY


 


Weeklies: We have a couple Veterans Day items if you need content asap. The file here also includes 3 cartoons/illustrations from Dave Granlund.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/holidays_seasonal/x1156072664/Veterans-Day-2009-content


 


 


GOOD IDEA


 


“Sesame Street” celebrates its 40th anniversary on Nov. 10. The Sussex Countian is doing a cute Sesame Street reader solicitation that your paper can emulate. Here’s their callout:


 


"Sesame Street," the world's most successful informal education show, celebrates its 40th anniversary on Nov. 10. Who is your kids' favorite "Sesame Street" character? E-mail the Countian with a photo, their age, their favorite character and why, and we'll run it in an upcoming edition of the paper.


 


 


AT GHNEWSROOM.COM


 


Best GateHouse photos of the week (October 28-November 3, 2009).


http://ghnewsroom.com/article/best-gatehouse-photos-week-october-28-november-3-2009


 


Front-page gallery.


http://ghnewsroom.com/article/front-page-gallery-november-4-2009


 


 


NEWS


 


VETERANS BURIAL: Veterans burial bill gets House approval - A bill that would allow parents of fallen veterans to be buried with their adult child in U.S. military cemeteries gained additional Congressional support today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Corey Shea Act in an overwhelming 382-2 vote. By Stacey Gallotta.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1312012882/Veterans-burial-bill-gets-House-approval


 


HITLER: BSC students voice displeasure with demonstrators comparing Obama to Hitler - Demonstrators holding posters comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler have been frequenting the Bridgewater State College campus, a BSC student told selectmen. By Rebecca Hyman.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1156074851/BSC-students-voice-displeasure-with-demonstrators-comparing-Obama-to-Hitler


- With photo


 


NURSES: Nurses press for patient limits - Renewing a long-standing lobbying effort, nurses implored legislators yesterday to pass a bill that would set nurse-to-patient ratios for the state's hospitals. By Jen Judson and Matthew Kaplan.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/news/x1659495133/Nurses-press-for-patient-limits


 


H1N1: H1N1 doses a valuable commodity - Amid an onslaught of swine-flu-related phone calls, Hudson public health officials plan to use their small supply of vaccine to protect the town's preschoolers before further shipments arrive. The decision follows a similar move last week by the Mendon-Upton Regional School District and comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to work to alleviate a distribution delay for H1N1 vaccines. By Michael Morton.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/news/x1659495141/H1N1-doses-a-valuable-commodity


 


H1N1 SCHOOLS: 160 students out sick at Weymouth private school - St. Francis Palmucci School in Weymouth will remain open, even as 40 percent of the students stayed home sick Tuesday. By Allison Manning.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1972889765/160-students-out-sick-at-Weymouth-private-school


 


GUIDE DOGS: Medford resident plans to file lawsuit, bill after guide dog injured on escalator - When his 5-year-old guide dog was badly injured in an escalator accident this summer, a local resident made it his mission to file a bill that will protect all assistance animals traveling in public places with their owners. By Neil Escobar Coakley.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1312012744/Medford-resident-plans-to-file-lawsuit-bill-after-guide-dog-injured-on-escalator


- With photos


 


EDWARD HOPPER: Historic Edward Hopper property in Truro gets conservation safeguard - What is left of the landscape that was painted by Edward Hopper from the studio of his small house in the Truro hills will remain unmarred by trophy homes or subdivisions if a proposal made earlier this week is approved by the Truro selectmen. By Kaimi Rose Lum.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x896788940/Historic-Edward-Hopper-property-in-Truro-gets-conservation-safeguard


- With photo


 


WIND: Slower average wind speeds on Milton’s Blue Hill a threat to windmills - The average annual wind speed measured at the Blue Hill Observatory in Milton has dropped by more than 10 percent over the past 30 years, and no one knows why. By The Patriot Ledger.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1156076079/Slower-average-wind-speeds-on-Milton-s-Blue-Hill-a-threat-to-windmills


- With photos


 


SURVIVOR: Wellfleet fisherman talks about surviving harrowing journey of sinking vessel - A routine day of dragging for sea scallops turned into a harrowing near-disaster on Oct. 28 when the Carol & Allison started to take on water and her dredge became hung up on the bottom of Cape Cod Bay. By Marilyn Miller.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x880804694/Wellfleet-fisherman-talks-about-surviving-harrowing-journey-of-sinking-vessel


- With photo


 


WHEEL OF FORTUNE: Bridgewater man biggest winner of the season on 'Wheel of Fortune' - Forget about the biggest loser. Eric Hamlin of Bridgewater is the biggest winner.The 28-year-old satellite cable technician took home $89,350 in cash as a contestant on “Wheel of Fortune” last Thursday, making him the biggest winner of the season so far, according to Wheel of Fortune publicity coordinator Ani Amirkhanian. By Rebecca Hyman.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x880804945/Bridgewater-man-biggest-winner-of-the-season-on-Wheel-of-Fortune


- With photo


 


 


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.


 


E. COLI: Brockton meat plant owner: ‘It wasn’t my fault’ kids got sick - Samples from each batch of meat processed through South Shore Meats is now being tested daily before being shipped out — and none has turned up E. coli bacteria, the company’s owner said. By Maureen Boyle.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x933816866/Brockton-meat-plant-owner-It-wasn-t-my-fault-kids-got-sick


- With photo


 


CHARITY GONG: West Bridgewater official launches Web business to help schools, charities raise money - The online business Charity Gong is a new fundraising site that offers participants options to donate to charities, without trying to sell cookies, popcorn, magazines or knick-knacks. By Sandra L. Churchill.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1156076145/West-Bridgewater-official-launches-Web-business-to-help-schools-charities-raise-money


 


NEW TARGET: Target eyes new site in Swansea - Rising from the ashes of a deal that never materialized at the Tilcon Capaldi site, national retailer Target is eyeing the former Building 19 site for its newest store. By Jay Pateakos.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1972890008/Target-eyes-new-site-in-Swansea


 


 


OPINIONS


 


O'MAHONEY CARTOON: On Carly Simon singing to patients at Jordan Hospital.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1972889701/OMahoney-cartoon-On-Carly-Simon-singing-to-patients-at-Jordan-Hospital


 


GRANLUND CARTOON: Check out his Veterans Day cartoons in our package:


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/holidays_seasonal/x1156072664/Veterans-Day-2009-content


 


EDITORIAL: The value of the U.S.’s good reputation - We share the view - as does President Obama - that the Nobel decision was embarrassingly premature. But recovering America's international standing from the damage done by Bush is not inconsequential, and it is a result not just of Obama's color, but of his efforts, beginning months before his election, to project a different image to the world. By MetroWest Daily News.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x896787769/Editorial-The-value-of-the-U-S-s-good-reputation


 


PETER CHIANCA: A Yankee Doodle, do or die? -- As a native New Yorker living in the Boston area, I’ll admit to having a complicated relationship with the Yankees. Not as complicated as the relationship between A-Rod, his wife and Madonna, but still ...


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1156074826/Peter-Chianca-A-Yankee-Doodle-do-or-die


 


FRANK MULLIGAN: Does anybody really know what time it is? -- There are people in the world – a vast majority I suspect – who would rather curse the darkness than light a candle. So when the clock on the wall decided to anticipate daylight-saving time by several days and inexplicably proclaim to the cubicle dwellers within our office that it was 9 a.m. instead of 10 a.m., I was seized with apathy.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/columnists/x558076516/Frank-Mulligan-Does-anybody-really-know-what-time-it-is


 


 


LIFESTYLES/ENTERTAINMENT


**Not every story we post makes it on the budget. Make sure to browse the Entertainment category if you’re in need of an extra story or two: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts_entertainment


 


BEER NUT: Sam Adams rolls out new barrel-aged beers - Boston Beer Company has just released its Samuel Adams Barrel Room Collection, a series of three new beers brewed and bottled exclusively at the Jamaica Plain brewery. By Norman Miller.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/food/beverages/x933816845/The-Beer-Nut-Sam-Adams-rolls-out-new-barrel-aged-beers


- With photo, column mug


 


SEASONAL CHEESECAKE: Pumpkin Brandy Cheesecake a tasty spin on traditional dessert -- Cheesecake: Have it topped with berries, a dollop of whipped cream or just as is. It’s comforting, delicious and it just seems to be the perfect creamy treat.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/food/x933817158/Pumpkin-Brandy-Cheesecake-a-tasty-spin-on-traditional-dessert


 


FALL COOKING IN NEW ENGLAND: Four recipes at the root of fresh fall cooking - As the trees slowly give away their leaves, coating the ground with a vibrant palette of reds, yellows and oranges, New Englanders’ tastes shift from summer’s corn and tomatoes to fall’s bounty of squashes and root veggies. By Linda Murphy.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x896789223/Four-recipes-at-the-root-of-fresh-fall-cooking


- With photos


 


BUDDHIST RELICS: Rare Buddhist relics on display at Medford's Kurukulla Center – There has been a lot of activity at the Kurukulla Center for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies on Magoun Avenue lately — painting, cleaning, etc. — and all with good reason. This past weekend, the center opened its doors to receive a collection of rare Buddhist relics that have been traveling around the world for the past eight years. By Neil Escobar Coakley.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1312012741/Rare-Buddhist-relics-on-display-at-Medfords-Kurukulla-Center


- With photos


 


DVD REVIEW: Nirvana Live at Reading.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/dvds_cds/x896788773/DVD-review-Nirvana-Live-at-Reading


 


CAPTAIN LOU: Wrestling's Captain Lou Albano was often imitated, never duplicated -- The recent passing of legendary wrestling manager Captain Lou Albano struck a chord with members of a certain generation. Now in our mid-40s, we were part of the last group of wrestling fans to enjoy the sport before it became corrupted with Vince McMahan’s vulgar vision.


http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x558076840/Wrestlings-Captain-Lou-Albano-was-often-imitated-never-duplicated


 


 


SPORTS


 


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