New England budget 6.25.09

New England budget 6.25.09

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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AT GHNEWSROOM.COM

Make a Google Map of July Fourth events in your region: http://ghnewsroom.com/article/make-google-map-july-fourth-events-your-region

Video: New seasonal daily Cape Cod Day launches: http://ghnewsroom.com/article/video-new-seasonal-daily-cape-cod-day-launches

The Enterprise named GateHouse front page of the day (Thursday, June 25): http://ghnewsroom.com/front-page/enterprise-named-gatehouse-front-page-day-thursday-june-25

It's hot! 20 ways you can tell the heat wave story: http://ghnewsroom.com/article/its-hot-20-ways-you-can-tell-heat-wave-story


NEWS

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Gov. Patrick to propose legislation lifting cap on charter schools - Massachusetts Secretary of Education on Thursday announced Gov. Deval Patrick will soon file legislation to lift the current cap on charter schools. Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x135726510/Gov-Patrick-to-propose-legislation-lifting-cap-on-charter-schools

WEED FOR SALE: Police: Man advertised pot sales on Craigslist - Drug dealers take note: Potheads aren’t the only ones who know what 420 means. Quincy police arrested a man advertising his wares with the words “420 help is here” on the online classified site Craigslist. Patriot Ledger
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1662366824/Police-Man-advertised-pot-sales-on-Craigslist
- Art: Police mugshot

JAYWALKERS: State jaywalking law seldom enforced; fine only $1 - The youth ran into traffic on West Street in Brockton on the rainy Monday afternoon, laughing as a group of his friends stood on a sidewalk nearby. By Maria Papadopoulos.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1686365183/State-jaywalking-law-seldom-enforced-fine-only-1
- Art: 7 photos

HERO BOY: Weymouth 7-year-old saves choking mother - On his last day of first grade, 7-year-old Tyler Healy saved his mother’s life. Tyler came home from an early release day Monday and his mother served lunch, as always. While she was eating, an egg roll became lodged in her airway and she began choking. By Gal Tziperman Lotan
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1662366836/Weymouth-7-year-old-saves-choking-mother
- Art: 2 photos
- With video on Heimlich maneuver

DEMS: State Democratic Party chairman eyes campaign strategy shift - John Walsh, who managed Deval Patrick's 2006 gubernatorial campaign before becoming party chairman, said traditional campaign tactics for winning votes - such as television ads, phone banks and direct mail - are growing ineffective in an era where people fast-forward through commercials, ignore phone numbers they don't recognize and throw fliers in the recycling bin. MetroWest.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x737343112/State-Democratic-party-chairman-eyes-campaign-strategy-shift

DEADLY CRASH: Man killed in crash on I-495 in Marlborough - State police said they responded to the accident at about 3:40 p.m., finding a 1999 Ford Ranger and a 2004 Nissan Altima in the median. The man in the Ford, 46-year-old Stuart Baird, was partially thrown from his pickup truck. MetroWest.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x931205665/Man-killed-in-crash-on-I-495-in-Marlborough
- Art: 4 photos

SURFING: Dozens surf Humarock waves in ‘Shred of the Class’ competition - Surfers from Newburyport to Newport, R.I., participated in a surfing competition Wednesday called “Shred of the Class” in Humarock. Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x998785418/Dozens-surf-Humarock-waves-in-Shred-of-the-Class-competition
- Art: Lots of photos; with slideshow

GIRL SCOUT AWARD: Canton Girl Scout wins prestigious award with recycling project - Amanda Berman was walking through Shaw’s last month when she saw a woman carrying a bright yellow reusable bag emblazoned with the words, “Canton Has Reusable Solutions.” The 17-year -old Canton girl couldn’t help but smile. “I felt like I really made a difference,” Berman said. By Kate Sullivan Foley.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1662367949/Canton-Girl-Scout-wins-prestigious-award-with-recycling-project


BUSINESS

BIRTHDAY FREEBIES: Happy birthday to you: A look at restaurants that give free entrées and desserts on your special day.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1662367990/Happy-birthday-to-you-A-look-at-restaurants-that-give-free-entr-es-and-desserts-on-your-special-day
- Art: Photo
- Note: Also posted in Lifestyles

ANIMAL HOSPITAL: Cape Cod Animal Hospital is operational in temporary trailers - It will likely be a long road before operations get back to normal for staff at the Cape Cod Animal Hospital, but the hospital is fully operational in a new modular building next door to the charred remains of the original. By Jen Ouellette.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x931205403/Cape-Cod-Animal-Hospital-is-operational-in-temporary-trailers
- Art: 1 photo

PHELPS ON NEWSPAPERS: Former New York Times editor Robert Phelps sees bright future for newspapers - Q&A with Phelps on the newspaper industry ahead of a visit to Lexington. By Ben Aaronson
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x737341707/Former-New-York-Times-editor-Robert-Phelps-sees-bright-future-for-newspapers
- Art: 3 photos


OPINIONS

DAVID ROGERS: South Carolina Gov. Sanford goes south -- as do his chances for president.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x737342443/David-Rogers-Gov-Sanford-goes-south-as-do-his-chances-for-president
- Art: Mugshot

EDITORIAL: Nantasket beachgoers should be able to buy season pass - Higher parking fees are hovering over Nantasket Beach like an ominous cloud, but the state could brighten the forecast by eliminating an unfair rule that prevents beachgoers from using a season parking pass accepted at other state beaches. Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x737343394/Editorial-Nantasket-beachgoers-should-be-able-to-buy-season-pass
- Art: Photo

LLOYD GARVER: Who needs a gun in a national park? Smokey the Bear Accidentally Shot. That headline about Smokey could appear in newspapers across the country soon. For the first time in 25 years, a rule left over from the Bush Administration and recently signed into law will allow people to carry loaded, concealed weapons in national parks and wildlife refuges.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x737343674/Lloyd-Garver-Who-needs-a-gun-in-a-national-park
- Art: Mugshot


LIFESTYLES/ENTERTAINMENT

TRANSFORMERS CONTENT:
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x931204885/Transformers-Revenge-of-the-Fallen-content-from-GateHouse
-- Includes reviews by Dana Barbuto and Bob Tremblay, Flicks column and Sneak Preview

FOURTH LISTINGS: Your guide to Fourth of July in the Boston area.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x135724848/Your-guide-to-Fourth-of-July-in-the-Boston-area

HUEY LEWIS: 'Lucky guy' Huey Lewis bringing his talent to New England - Huey Lewis is on a summer tour that stops in Cohasset and Hyannis this weekend. By Dana Barbuto.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x931205769/Lucky-guy-Huey-Lewis-bringing-his-talent-to-New-England
- Art: Band photo

BIRTHDAY FREEBIES: Happy birthday to you: A look at restaurants that give free entrées and desserts on your special day.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1662367990/Happy-birthday-to-you-A-look-at-restaurants-that-give-free-entr-es-and-desserts-on-your-special-day
- Art: Photo
- Note: Also posted in Business

PAN-MASS: Rockland businessman rides Pan-Mass Challenge for friend - John Medlin, owner of Rockland Athletic Supplies on Union Street, started riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge three years ago to help out a friend with cancer. By Seth Jacobson.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x737343585/Rockland-businessman-rides-Pan-Mass-Challenge-for-friend
- Art: 4 photos

ANIMAL ART: Critters behind the camera for Museum of Science exhibit - Using cutting-edge technology invented by National Geographic marine biologist Greg Marshall to research animal behavior, this fun, often amazing exhibit lets viewers see how some of nature's fiercest, strangest and most secretive creatures go about their daily business. By Chris Bergeron
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x998785663/Critters-behind-the-camera-for-Museum-of-Science-exhibit
- Art: 6 photos
- Video from National Geographic

SUMMERTIME ART: Summer scenes offer great escape at Acton's Powers Gallery - Powers Gallery in Acton, known for exhibits that celebrate themes of place and the feelings they evoke, offers its own vacation plan, by way of “Summer With A Twist,” with more than 50 paintings from familiar Maine coastal scenes to boundary-pushing abstract works. By Margaret Smith.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x998785654/Summer-scenes-offer-great-escape-at-Actons-Powers-Gallery
- Art: 3 photos
 
INDIAN ART: Acton resident brings Indian folk art to life at Concord exhibit - If art imitates life, then the folk art of India is rich with the diversity of faith, folklore and regional distinction. For artist Sunanda Sahay, art is a way to connect the past to the present. By Margaret Smith.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1662368186/Acton-resident-brings-Indian-folk-art-to-life-at-Concord-exhibit
- Art: 4 photos

ADULT SOCCER: Bay State Breakers prove you can play soccer at any age - The teams often play against younger age groups, but in July they will compete in the national Veterans Cup Tournament, which was established in 1998 by the United States Adult Soccer Association. This year, the tournament is being played in Lancaster, with more than 100 teams from all over the country expected to converge. By Rachel Lebeaux.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x931205912/Bay-State-Breakers-prove-you-can-play-soccer-at-any-age
- Art: 3 photos


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