GateHouse News Service New England Budget • August 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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LIZZIE BORDEN IN COURT – Lizzie Borden bed and breakfast owners in Fall River sue owners of Salem Lizzie Borden shop over the use of trademarked "Lizzie Borden Museum."
Herald News, 8 p.m.
COLUMN ON SUBJECT: DION: IF ANYONE PROFITS FROM MURDER, IT SHOULD BE FALL RIVER
FORMER FRIEND RECALLS ANTHRAX SUSPECT WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE - The world knows Bruce Ivins as the man suspected of killing five people in the 2001 anthrax attacks, but Swansea, Mass., resident Tom Grandmaison remembers him as a low-key, quiet guy devoted to science.
Herald News, Welker, on wire now
PEOPLE LOOKING FOR ALTERNATIVES TO GAS LAWN MOWERS - Sky-high gas prices and growing environmental concerns are changing the way people get to work, how they heat and cool their homes and where they go on vacation. Some are even changing the way they mow the lawn.
Ledger, Hoffman, on wire now
WITH: GRASS GAS GUZZLERS (at bottom of story)
WITH: CHOOSE YOUR MOWER (at bottom of story)
MARRIAGE FEVER HITS, AGAIN IN PROVINCETOWN - The repeal of the 1913 law last week that allowed out-of-state same-sex couples to marry in Massachusetts has caused a flurry of activity in the town clerk’s office here.
Provincetown Banner, Sowers, on wire now
RARE BLUE LOBSTER A FIND FOR CAPE BUSINESSMAN - John Gauthier has been selling lobsters and lobster rolls at Maurice's Market for more than 20 years, but he's never seen a blue lobster like the one his lobsterman delivered to him this week.
Cape Codder, Miller, on wire now
STUDENTS CAN’T WAIT TO CHEER SWIM COACH - AND OLYMPIC TRIATHLETE - While flying to California for team processing before heading to the Olympics, Jarrod Shoemaker wrote from his BlackBerry: "Wow is about the only word on my mind right now."
CNC, Uek, on wire now
IS NEW LEGISLATION ABOUT FINDING SEXUAL PREDATORS OR SPYING ON CITIZENS? - Massachusetts police and prosecutors can now find out whom you’ve been e-mailing through a measure that was attached with Jessica’s Law. Gov. Deval Patrick, Attorney General Martha Coakley and all 11 district attorneys supported the measure that has drawn the ire of the American Civil Liberties Union.
CNC, Ertischek, on wire now
FIRST PERSON: MASS. MAN, 70, TESTS HIMSELF AGAINST HARSH CHESAPEAKE CURRENTS - Bob McCormack of Brockton has succeeded in big swims elsewhere, but was surprised by the challenges presented to him during a swim across the Chesapeake Bay. It proved a turning point in his career as a long-distance open-water swimmer. Read on for his account of the June adventure.
Enterprise, on wire now
PLYMOUTH GIRL ATTACKED BY DOG IN MARSHFIELD - A 5-year-old Plymouth girl is being treated for serious bite wounds to her head and face, including near her left eye. The girl was at her grandfather’s house in Marshfield Tuesday afternoon when his dog attacked her.
Ledger, Reardon, on wire now
GRIEVING FATHER PUSHES LAW TO KEEP 16-YEAR-OLDS OFF MOTORCYCLES - The father of a Lakeville teen killed in a motorcycle crash wants to change a state law that allows a 16-year-old to legally operate a motorcycle with a permit.
Enterprise, Papadopoulos, on wire now
STORIES FROM YESTERDAY'S BUDGET NOW UPLOADED
AFTER AN OUTCRY, THE STATE VOWS TO PAY MONEY OWED DAY CARE PROVIDERS - After sending letters to child care providers that reimbursements for vouchers could be delayed a month, state officials responded faster after some providers panicked over the weekend.
Enterprise, Scarpati, on wire now
With video and photos
CATCH OF A LIFETIME: SOUTH KILLINGLY MAN SAVES CHILD IN 2-STORY FALL - Jeffrey Leonard woke up early Sunday morning with a to-do list. Catching a 21⁄2-year-old boy from a second-story window wasn’t on that list, but quickly made it to the top.
Norwich, Racioppi, on wire now
PERJURY CONSPIRACY OUTLINED: COURT RECORDS PAINT STORY OF ADDICTION AND DEPENDENCE - Court records detail a now-jailed doctor’s alleged over-prescription of highly addictive pain medication and his patient accomplice’s growing dependence.
CNC, Tsetsi, on wire now
TAKING BACKYARD GARDENING OUT FRONT - Corn stalks supplant sunflowers in Sam and Margaret Fogel’s front yard. In the place of grass, there are a few rows of sweet potatoes. And rather than rose bushes, rhododendrons or other bushes intended to please the eye, their Newton Centre home is dotted with peach trees and blueberry bushes that the Fogels hope will please the tongue.
CNC, Long, on wire now
'COUNTER-RECRUITER' WANTS SAME ACCESS AS MILITARY AT HIGH SCHOOL - An anti-war activist wants permission to set up a table at Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School — just like military recruiters. School officials will discuss the request at a meeting Wednesday night at the LaLiberte Elementary School, Raynham.
CNC, Enos, on wire now
WITH FOOD COSTS RISING, MORE GROWING THEIR OWN - Local experts say that more and more people are taking to growing their own fruits and vegetables. Doing so can be an economical way to beat rising food prices, when the gardening is done right.
Ledger, Conkey, on wire now
FAT FOOD: STUDY FINDS KIDS' MEALS ARE CHOCK FULL O' CALORIES - High obesity rates in children Richie’s age and the link studies showed between obesity and eating out caused a nonprofit group to write a report on the health impact of kids’ meals. Released Monday, the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s study found 93 percent of meals at 13 restaurant chains exceeded the calories the Institute of Medicine recommends for children.
Ledger, Swanson, on wire now
MASSACHUSETTS BUSINESS IN BRIEF - Boston Beer recall’s costs add up; Mutual Bank warns of scam; Mass. Bay Lines loses appeals court ruling.
Ledger, on wire now
GILLETTE STADIUM TO HOST FORECLOSURE PREVENTION WORKSHOP - Lenders and homeowners facing foreclosure to come face-to-face at Gillette Stadium next Tuesday
Ledger, Encarnacao, on wire now
'ROLLER' SANDWICHES RECALLED FROM ROCHE BROTHERS, SUDBURY FARMS - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has been informed about a recall of several types of ready-to-eat “roller sandwiches” manufactured by a Wilmington company, DBC, Inc. (doing business as World Class Canapés, Inc.).
MetroWest, on wire now
EDITORIAL: STATE'S BILLS - Most people can't put off paying bills but the state does and in some cases it could jeopardize the chances of low-income working parents to be able to find child care and for those small private entities to function and pay their bills and teachers.
Ledger, 7 p.m.
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GETAWAY: WE BE JAMMIN' - Maine's 2,500-mile stretch of rugged coast is tailor-made for sailing. Yet most people don't have the experience to charter their own sailboat. The next best thing: A cruise on a windjammer.
IN NEW ENGLAND: MAINE INN JUST GETTING BETTER WITH AGE - With its prime location overlooking Crescent Beach in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Inn by the Sea (866-619-2128; www.innbythesea.com) could have easily maintained the status quo and guests would still return year after year.
'PANTS 2' A FITTING SEQUEL - The “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” franchise is “Sex and the City” for teens. From wayward romances to family drama, the films follow four best friends as they navigate life’s ups and downs.
Ledger, barbuto, on wire now
POT COMEDY 'PINEAPPLE EXPRESS' REALLY SMOKES - Hey! Wanna get high? Put more bang in your bong? Try “Pineapple Express,” high-potency dope about a couple of buds trying not to get smoked.
Ledger, Alexander, on wire now
VIDEO: THE BEER NUT: THE RATING GAME - Most craft breweries cannot afford advertising and often rely on word-of-mouth to spread knowledge of their beers.
MetroWest, Miller, on wire now
With video and photo
CAPE VERDEAN FESTIVAL RETURNS TO ONSET SATURDAY - With all of the vendor spaces sold out and the entertainment lined-up, the weekend promises to bring a lot of people down to the village Saturday for the annual Cape Verdean Festival. Last year’s event drew large crowds to listen to Cape Verdean music, eat Cape Verdean food and shop for items with Cape Verdean flair.
CNC, Richardson, on wire now
BOOK LOVERS UP LATE FOR ‘BREAKING DAWN’ - It was a masquerade of all things moonlit and magical Friday, as revelers resplendent in garb both ghoulish and glamorous flocked by the hundreds at dusk to the Barnes & Noble in Burlington. Although a bookstore was their gathering place, this was no time for “quiet, please” signs.
CNC, Smith, on wire now
NEW WEB BUSINESS BRINGS FANCY FOODS TO YOUR FRONT DOOR - Got a hankering for that great blueberry jam you bought on your last trip to Maine or a craving for the pear-flavored Vermont maple syrup your aunt sent you once for Christmas? That special artisan cheese might be made clear out West in Utah, but now a Framingham mother of four is making it easy to have hard-to-find delicious and interesting regional foods delivered right to your door.
MetroWest, Olesin, on wire now
FRUITLANDS MUSEUM BRANCHES OUT - Have you been to Fruitlands Museum in Harvard lately? Then you’ve surely taken in “Tree Figures,” the exhibit of massive sculptures by artist Joseph Wheelwright, seemingly stalking across the hilly central Massachusetts landscape like “Wickerman” and his ilk.
CNC, Smith on wire now
NASHUA RIVER VALLEY FOLK FESTIVAL FEATURES RICHIE HAVENS AND LORI MCKENNA - This year’s lineup is headlined by Richie Havens and Lori McKenna and features Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Susan Werner, Mustard’s Retreat and Northern Lights.
CNC, on wire now
BERRY BOUNTY IS RIPE FOR THE PICKING - Picking blueberries has become a summertime tradition for many South Shore families, and there are plenty of farms to visit.
Ledger, Mann, on wire now
With: Know your berries