Here are the top New England regional stories coming today from GateHouse News Service. Stories are available at gatehousenewsservice.com.
GateHouse News Service New England Budget • April 30, 2008
Here are the top New England regional stories coming today from GateHouse News Service. Stories are available at gatehousenewsservice.com. Please submit stories below no later than 6 p.m. local time, unless you have breaking news that is changing significantly. Questions?
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PHOTO ID TO VOTE - With the SCOTUS ruling in favor of Indiana requiring state-issued photo IDs for voters at the polls, state Rep. Karen Polito is pushing her bill that would require the same. How much support is there for this measure on Beacon Hill?
MetroWest, Parietti, 6 p.m.
NYC'S PROVINCETOWN PLAYHOUSE SLATED FOR DEMOLITION - New York University’s law school has announced plans to demolish the Provincetown Playhouse, a theater with roots reaching far out into the sands at the tip of the Cape, where the idea for the theater was originally hatched in 1915.
Provincetown Banner, North, on wire now
DECAYING LONGFELLOW BRIDGE COULD CLOSE FOR JULY 4 - The sidewalks on the deteriorating Longfellow Bridge could collapse under the weight of the thousands of spectators who head to the bridge each Fourth of July to stake out prime fireworks viewing spots, according to state officials.
CNC, Smith, on wire now
PLYMOUTH HIGH GRAD IN COAST GUARD HUNT FOR KILLER SHARK - Network news junkies got a surprise glimpse of Steve Maccaferri’s work as a rescue swimmer this week, when Good Morning America featured his helicopter crew hunting for a killer shark off San Diego.
CNC, Harbert, on wire now
MURDER VICTIM BARBARA TASSINARI REMEMBERED FOR HER KINDNESS - Many people turned out at a funeral Mass for murder victim Barbara Tassinari at St. Joseph’s Church on Tuesday, and despite the violent way in which she died, the mood of the moment focused clearly on the good she brought to the world around her.
Ledger, Conkey, on wire now
MISSING FOR MORE THAN 60 YEARS, REMAINS OF AIRMAN FINALLY HOME - The last time Kathleen Lund saw her brother, he was going off to war. It was May 1943 and she was 19.
CNC, Harris, on wire now
VIDEO: NEW LIFE FOR RESTORED 1930 MODEL A FORD - Gazing at his 1930 Ford Coupe for the first time, Matt Johnson noticed the Model A had no fenders, running boards, upholstery or glass in the window frames. Duct tape held the doors shut.
MetroWest, Uek, on wire now
With video and photo
HOUSING CRISIS LEADS TO SUBURBAN BLIGHT - Tony suburbs, such as Easton and East Bridgewater, are dealing with vacant foreclosed houses.
Enterprise, Donnelly, on wire now
WITH: Vacant foreclosed homes drive down property values in Brockton
AN ECO-FRIENDLY BABY BOTTLE - With the recent publicity about bisphenol A (BPA) in water and baby bottles, customers are flocking to Perfectly Natural, a store in Sudbury that sells organic, natural and free trade products.
CNC, LaMond, on wire now
NIGHTCLUB TO OPEN AT PATRIOT PLACE, TO BRING IN TOP-NOTCH ENTERTAINMENT – National Amusements and the Kraft Group want to put Foxboro on the map as a top New England concert venue. In August, they will open a nightclub called Showcase Live at the 1.3-million-square-foot Patriots Place mall next to Gillette Stadium.
Ledger, Adams, on wire now
EDITORIAL CORRECTION: PUBS THAT RAN THE EDITORIAL ON OPEN MEETING ARE ASKED TO RUN THIS CORRECTION - An editorial on open meeting reform inaccurately described a provision in a bill reforming the state's Open Meeting Law recently reported out of committee. Under the proposed bill, the penalty for Open Meeting Law violations will remain at $1,000, while requiring prosecutors prove the board acted with "intent" to violate the law.
EDITORIAL: THE ECONOMY - The state of the economy right now is depressing and whether President Bush and others choose to use the term or not, it feels to many that we are in the midst of a recession.
Ledger, 6 p.m.
GUEST COLUMN THE NATIVES ARE RESTLESS - Digital immigrants (adults) vs digital natives (sub-25-year-olds). More than ever there is a divide between those who feel
that technology is an important tool for educators and those who are resistant, questioning how and where it fits into today's classroom.
Ledger, Thomas Brady, Bridgewater State professor
JOE BURNS: FLYING IN THE FACE OF REASON – Robins hitting window panes, the war in Iraq and abstinence-only programs.
CNC, on wire now
PETER CHIANCA: COLLEGE VISIT PROVIDES AN EDUCATION IN AGING - Nothing disabuses you of the notion that you’re still young and hip like seeing actual college students, which I did last week. And I’m sorry to report that, much to my surprise, they are all 12.
CNC, on wire now
MARC MUNROE DION: EASY COMMUTE: JUST SLIDE DOWN THE POLE - In my lifetime, I’ve known people who lived over bars, over hot dog joints, over liquor stores and auto parts stores. I’ve known people who lived in refrigerator cartons under bridges. I have never known anyone to live over a strip club, particularly not the guy who owned the place.
Herald News, on wire now
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BRAINTREE MAN, 41, GIVING IT THE OLD COLLEGE TRY - Jimmy Costello is a senior at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, who also plays defense on the school’s Division 3 lacrosse team. That wouldn't be unusual for a man half his age.
Ledger, Kenney, on wire now
NEW COOKING SCHOOL BRINGS FRENCH FLAIR TO EAST CAMBRIDGE - There’s a new cooking school in the city and you don’t have to be an aspiring culinary buff to reap the benefits.
CNC, Smith, on wire now
GETAWAY / IN NEW ENGLAND PACKAGE FOR MAY 7
GETAWAY: RENT IN FRANCE FOR SAVINGS AND LOCAL AMBIENCE - France can still be affordable despite the current unfavorable exchange rate. The trick is to rent a house or apartment. Generally known as "gites," vacation rentals are a time-honored tradition throughout France and, thanks to the Internet, easier than ever to access.
IN NEW ENGLAND: WATERFALLS FLOW IN CRAWFORD NOTCH, N.H. - Spring is the perfect time for viewing New England's waterfalls, and Crawford Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire is "Waterfall Central."
FILMMAKER INVESTIGATES ABU GHRAIB PRISON SCANDAL - Errol Morris is back in detective mode again in his new film, “Standard Operating Procedure,” turning his investigative skills toward a more contemporary crime scene: Iraq’s Abu Ghraib Prison, the setting of a series of photographs depicting American soldiers torturing prisoners.
CNC, Symkus, on wire now
ALTERNATIVE COMEDY FEST ALLOWS COMICS TO SPREAD WINGS - The Alternative Comedy Festival will be at Somerville Theatre, May 9-10, and feature Patton Oswalt among other comics.
CNC, Ma, on wire now
MUSICAL ABOUT SLAVERY FINDS SUBTLETY IN FIGHT FOR FREEDOM - The New Repertory Theatre’s production of “Dessa Rose” sneaks up on you. More impressive than any history book lesson is the show’s emotional thump. In the end, “Dessa Rose” got me. And I bet it’ll get you, too.
CNC, Stevens, on wire now
BEATLEMANIA LIVE! AT JUNGLEPLEX FRIDAY - Beatlemania-LIVE! come to Plymouth’s JunglePlex at 8 p.m., this Friday, May 2. This internationally famous tribute band recreates the sounds and sights of the world’s most popular group.
CNC, Wilcox, on wire now
'COOKING ADVENTURES WITH MARY' AMONG TOP IN NEW ENGLAND - Mary Pauplis hosts "Cooking Adventures With Mary," a cable access cooking show that has won first place from the Women in Cable and Telecommunications New England chapter.
MetroWest, Lynch, on wire now
With video and photo and recipes
‘THE COOKIE LADY’ SHIPS EDIBLE MORALE TO U.S. SOLDIERS - Betty Parise lends her support to the United States Military the best way she can: by baking, informing, and offering other services through a company called Dancing With Cookies.
CNC, Brier, on wire now
With photos and a letter of thanks from a soldier
KEEPING TABS: EVENTS IN AND AROUND BOSTON - As one season ends, another starts to being. This is both true for the Boston Opera and Boston Baroque's seasons coming to an end as we transition from spring to summer.
CNC, Ma, on wire now
‘DESSA ROSE’ TELLS IT LIKE IT WAS - The musical “Dessa Rose,” now up and running at New Rep Theatre, Watertown, seems like first cousin to the now classic “Ragtime” because both shows, created by composer Stephen Flaherty and lyricist Lynn Ahrens, have returned to the same potent theme – racism in America.
Ledger, Fanger, on wire now