New England budget 8.25.09

New England budget 8.25.09

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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New Facebook in print piece a hit in northern Missouri.
http://ghnewsroom.com/article/new-facebook-print-piece-hit-northern-missouri

Video: What's happening this week with the News & Interactive Division.
http://ghnewsroom.com/article/video-whats-happening-week-news-interactive-division-3


NEWS

OBAMAS IN MARTHA’S VINEYARD: Check out our collection of Obama content in this package:
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1373200851/Obama-family-vacation-in-Marthas-Vineyard

LIZZIE BORDEN: Swansea author 'solves' Borden mystery in new book 'I Did It' - For one woman, there is absolute certainty that Lizzie’s fingers never touched the hatchet that bludgeoned her parents 117 years ago in their Second Street homestead. If you ask her, she’ll tell you that Lizzie’s sister Emma did it. She acted alone and killed them both, committing if not the perfect murder, then the perfect mystery, she said. Fattibene said Emma came to her in a dream 11 years ago and told her exactly how she murdered her parents. By Deborah Allard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x772315659/Swansea-author-solves-Borden-mystery-in-new-book-I-Did-It
- Art: 2 photos

LIZZIE BORDER B&B: Lizzie Borden B&B wins trademark patent - The Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast was recently granted a United States trademark patent on the “Lizzie Borden” name as it pertains to merchandise. The trademark was sought after the B&B won a battle last year with a Salem tourism business using the “Lizzie Borden” name. By Deborah Allard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1886179209/Lizzie-Borden-B-B-wins-trademark-patent

LOST BOY: 'Lost Boy' of Sudan giving back to his adopted country - After his harrowing escape from murdering militias from Sudan and Ethiopia, young man arrives in Westford; studies English; graduates from Clark University; and started an internship with local state representative. By Betsy Levinson.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1373199648/Lost-Boy-of-Sudan-giving-back-to-his-adopted-country
- Art: Photo

LIBRARIES: With budgets stretched, libraries are more popular than ever - Everything old is new again, and anything free is popular again as money gets tight. A library is free and area residents are returning gleefully to them, checking out books, music and movies they once bought. By Marc Munroe Dion.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1528809374/With-budgets-stretched-libraries-are-more-popular-than-ever
- Art: 3 photos
- LOCALIZE IT: Check with your local libraries and see if usage has gone up; talk to local patrons.

MAN HUNT: Hunt for killer in Brockton slaying continues - Life outside 684 Main St., where Delacey A. Hinton was gunned down around 2 a.m. Aug. 15 continues. And so does the hunt for his killer. By Maureen Boyle.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1373200381/Hunt-for-killer-in-Brockton-slaying-continues

OFFICER KILLER: Weymouth police officer killed at work site - A Weymouth police officer directing traffic on West Street Monday morning was killed when a collision left him pinned between two trucks. By John P. Kelly and Fred Hanson.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x772316839/Weymouth-police-officer-killed-at-work-site
- Art: 13 photos
- With video, sidebar

RUSSIAN ROULETTE: Mom, son arrested after alleged Russian roulette coverup - A mother and son told police that the 16-year-old they brought to South Shore Hospital in Weymouth was shot in the leg by an intruder. But police say the story was crafted to cover for the victim, a Scituate teen who shot himself with a stolen gun during a game of Russian roulette. By Kaitlin Keane.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/news/x1476163789/Mom-son-arrested-after-alleged-Russian-roulette-coverup

ELDERLY DRIVERS: After Weymouth accident, urgency over elderly-driver testing - This year’s string of vehicle accidents involving drivers 70 and older has lent increasing urgency to the debate over whether more frequent vision and road tests are necessary for the state’s aging population. By The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/news/x754146550/After-Weymouth-accident-urgency-over-elderly-driver-testing

VIETNAMESE PASTOR: Randolph's St. Bernadette’s leader first Vietnamese pastor in archdiocese’s history - Father Linh Nguyen, a priest since 2000, will take on the role of pastor at St. Bernadette’s. By Lauren DeFilippo.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x772317415/Randolphs-St-Bernadette-s-leader-first-Vietnamese-pastor-in-archdiocese-s-history
- Art: 3 photos

MOONING: Motorist gets in argument, shows off his buttocks, police say - A Pembroke, Mass., man was arrested after he stopped while drunken driving to flash his buttocks at another car, police said. By Kaitlin Keane.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/x772317435/Motorist-gets-in-argument-shows-off-his-buttocks-police-say

SEXY MAN: Framingham man named Sexiest Vegetarian Over 50 - After more than 4,800 votes were tallied, 51-year-old Framingham resident Julian Winter beat out hundreds of other entrants to be crowned the male winner of PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian Over 50 contest. By MetroWest Daily News.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1373200994/Framingham-man-named-Sexiest-Vegetarian-Over-50


BUSINESS

CASINO: Middleboro selectmen to move forward with spending casino planning money - Selectmen will now move forward with spending casino planning money after the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe sent a letter stating the town does not have to pay back those funds, even if its casino plan fizzles. By Alice C. Elwell.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1528810725/Middleboro-selectmen-to-move-forward-with-spending-casino-planning-money

SLOT MACHINES: Chances for slot machines look good, but Raynham Park might still go bust - State lawmakers say there appear to be enough votes in the Legislature to approve slot machines for Massachusetts racetracks this fall. By Kyle Alspach.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/news/x1476163699/Chances-for-slot-machines-look-good-but-Raynham-Park-might-still-go-bust

CASINO CHEATER: Connecticut drops additional charges against Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun cheater - Apparently satisfied with a 10-year prison sentence, state prosecutors Monday announced they would not pursue additional criminal charges against convicted craps cheater Richard “Mr. Casino” Taylor. By Greg Smith.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/connecticut/x1373200950/Connecticut-drops-additional-charges-against-Foxwoods-Mohegan-Sun-cheater
- Art: Mugshot


OPINIONS

GRANLUND CARTOON: On jobs and Ben Bernanke.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x1373200827/Granlund-cartoon-On-jobs-and-Ben-Bernanke

EDITORIAL: Welcome to the first day of school. By Westford.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x1886180966/Editorial-Welcome-to-the-first-day-of-school

MARC MUNROE DION: Shooting for a solution to local violence - There’s a drive-by shooting near my house. A few days later there’s a drive-by shooting near the mayor’s house. After that, there’s a small riot. Things are getting weird out in the neighborhoods, out on the side streets, where no one is pushing any kind of “revitalization plan.”
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1373199273/Marc-Munroe-Dion-Shooting-for-a-solution-to-local-violence
- Art: Column mug

DEIRDRE REILLY: When 1 woman lives with 4 males - Life with four males sure is challenging these days. We have three boys, ages 20, 17 and 7, and they are all currently living under this roof. Add my husband into the mix, and I am the most out-gunned, out-numbered person you’ve ever met. My dad grew up in a house with three females, and for the first time, I understand his pain (he insists between the two of us, he had it worse).
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x1528811260/Deirdre-Reilly-When-1-woman-lives-with-4-males
- Art: Column mug

MARILEE DRISCOLL: Caregivers need vacations, too - Full-time care-giving, whether as a paid occupation or an unpaid vocation, is among the most stressful and demanding jobs on earth. But let’s never forget that there is one critical difference between the paid professional caregivers and the incredible people who are unpaid.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/health/columns/x1886181019/Marilee-Driscoll-Caregivers-need-vacations-too
- Art: Column mug

DIANNE MCDONALD: High heels can give you a lift - High heels create an image of a more slender and muscular leg. Wearing them alters your posture and stance, forcing your shoulders back and chest out. Do we women ever wear high heels strictly to attract the famous “male gaze?”
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/columnists/x1373199446/Dianne-McDonald-High-heels-can-give-you-a-lift
- Art: Column mug


LIFESTYLES/ENTERTAINMENT

COLLEGE-BOUND: Life goes on despite empty nest - As high school graduates shop for new sheets and pack up their clothes, ready to embark on the next phase of their lives at college, they often leave behind parents who struggle to adjust to a new world without the children who have consumed much of their lives for 17 or 18 years. By Dina Gerdeman.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/education/x1373199656/Life-goes-on-despite-empty-nest
- Art: Photo

NIGHT GOLF: Golfers in Stoughton glow in the dark - At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, 11 teams of four players teed off using illuminated golf balls. They tracked their progress with the aid of green glow sticks placed strategically about the 9-hole tournament course. Once the players were on a green, illuminated holes and flag sticks guided the players on each putt. By Allan Stein.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1373200387/Golfers-in-Stoughton-glow-in-the-dark
- Art: 2 photos

LATINO ART: Center celebrates Latino arts and culture - If it takes a village to raise a child, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts is nurturing entire communities. Located in the heart of a six-block enclave in the South End named Villa Victoria, or "Victory Village," it brings Latino dance, music, theater and visual arts to audiences of all ages, races and ethnicities. By Chris Bergeron.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1886179629/Center-celebrates-Latino-arts-and-culture
- Art: 4 photos
- With video

ART SHOW: Post Road Art Center hosts summer 'Landscape/Seascape' show - Looking to escape the summer heat? Step inside the Post Road Art Center where gentle breezes riffle the dune grass and the setting sun bathes the ocean in a golden glow. By Chris Bergeron.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1886179636/Post-Road-Art-Center-hosts-summer-Landscape-Seascape-show
- Art: 4 photos
- With video


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