GateHouse News Service New England Budget • June 6, 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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FERC TO HOLD REGIONAL LNG HEARINGS - As Weaver’s Cove Energy officials move forward with a plan to construct an offshore berthing facility, the federal agency responsible for permitting the project will come to the region to hear public comments on the proposal.
Herald News, Richmond, on wire now
EAST BRIDGEWATER PIPE BOMB HEARING BEGINS - Witnesses testified in Brockton District Court today on the competence to stand trial of an East Bridgewater man who allegedly stashed pipe bombs at his home last month.
CNC, DeFillipo, on wire now
LAWYERS GIVE OPENING STATEMENTS IN ENTWISTLE TRIAL - If jurors believe Prosecutor Michael Fabbri's opening statement this morning, Neil Entwistle shot his wife, Rachel, and baby daughter, Lillian Rose, in cold-blood. But, Entwistle's lawyer, Elliot Weinstein, said his client was a man devastated by the loss of those he loved the most.
MetroWest, Miller, on wire now
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EIGHTH-GRADER DISCIPLINED FOR YOUTUBE POSTINGS - A few weeks ago, the Taunton honor student was told she wouldn’t be allowed to walk across the stage with her fellow students because she had posted videos on YouTube she had taken at school.
Taunton Call, Hyman, on wire now
'LOST GENERATION' OF CELTICS FANS IS ON THE REBOUND - Celtics fans from their mid-teens to their early 30s haven’t had much to be proud of. But this “lost generation” of fans is finding its way back to the team that broke its heart.
Ledger, Hoffman, on wire now
PEOPLE WHO WORKED WITH EX-HULL PRINCIPAL FIND ALLEGATION STUNNING - People who worked with “Russ” Goyette said he was a respected teacher and swim instructor.
Ledger, Encarnacao, on wire now
BUYERS BEWARE: DIMASI SAYS A TAX HOLIDAY UNLIKELY - House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi said the Legislature is likely to break its four-year-old summer tradition of a sales tax-free weekend as it scours for revenue to square the state budget.
Ledger, Kelly, on wire now
WESTWOOD VIDEO GAME STUDIO TO HIRE 100 TO BOLSTER TOLKIEN FRANCHISE - PC game developer Turbine Inc. will use a $40-million investment to hire up to 100 new employees by the end of next year and look to enter the lucrative console game market.
Ledger, Adams, on wire now
HOLMES COLUMN: UNDOING BUSH DAMAGE - Jan. 20, 2009 isn't just the end of the Bush presidency; it should be the beginning of undoing the damage Bush has done.
MetroWest, 6 p.m.
GUEST COLUMN: ECONOMIC ANXIETY - The head of Catholic Charities notes that the economic anxiety hitting the middle class poses even greater hardships for the poor.
MetroWest, 6 p.m.
EDITORIAL: BRAZIL AND AMERICA, SUGAR CANE AND CORN - How special-interest politics undermines U.S. efforts to become energy independent.
MetroWest, 6 p.m.
EDITORIAL: A HEALTHY REFORM - There are two conclusions to glean from the first full year of the state’s health care reform law: It’s working and it needs to get better.
Ledger, on wire now
MADDOCKS: NEW TELL-NOTHING BOOK OFFERS FRESH NON-REVELATIONS ABOUT WHITE HOUSE - Less than two days after the release of former White House press secretary Scott McClellan’s tell-all book, "What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception," Bush’s former top political advisor Karl Rove yesterday released his own work about the inner workings of the administration, titled "Nothing Happened."
CNC, Maddocks, on wire now
FRANK MULLIGAN: ON THE NAMING OF PETS - We were discussing the merits of pet names in the newsroom the other day. Not cutesy names for that special someone, like “snookyookums,” but monikers for our house critters.
CNC, on wire now
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DINO CILIBERTI: SUMMER CONCERTS LIKE GOING BACK TO THE FUTURE - Aging rockers won’t be playing forever. So go relive history, even if it’s seeing one of your favorite groups again for like the 10th time.
Taunton Gazette, on wire now
THE DOPE ON STEROIDS IN 'BIGGER, STRONGER, FASTER' - Documentary tackles the nation’s win-at-all-costs mentality.
Ledger, Alexander, on wire now
JOHN THE CONQUEROR, AMBASSADORS OF THE BLUES - The members of the John the Conqueror band came to the blues the way most modern fans do, by tracing back the roots of rock ’n’ roll. Somewhere along the line, interest turned to obsession, which then became an avocation eight years ago with the founding of the Bridgewater/Brockton/East Bridgewater group.
Ledger, Miller, on wire now
AWARD-WINNING ARTISTS ENJOY CREATIVE CAMARADERIE - A good-natured rivalry continues within the South Shore fraternity of notable painters.
CNC, Jernigan, on wire now
CLAPTON THE LEGEND, WITHOUT THE HITS - For those who expected to hear the hits, forget about it. But for the people who bought tickets to see arguably the greatest guitarist on the planet, Eric Clapton’s show at the newly christened Comcast Center offered an opportunity to watch a man demonstrate why people used to scrawl “God” in graffiti on walls back in the day to honor his guitar playing.
Taunton Gazette, Ciliberti, on wire now