GateHouse News Service New England Budget • August 14, 2008

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

GateHouse News Service New England Budget • August 14, 2008

Here are the top New England regional stories coming today from GateHouse News Service. Stories are available at Please submit stories below no later than 6 p.m. local time, unless you have breaking news that is changing significantly. Questions?

Note: Chris Biondi is off today and Friday


- Jean Hodges, (630) 348-3350, (630) 956-8834,

- Michael Toeset, (630) 348-3356, (630) 835-8870,


Video: Early crash investigation fails to cite cause of crash

National Transportation Safety Board investigators say the Angel Flight that crashed Tuesday morning was flying too low, and the pilot failed to respond to warnings by air traffic controllers shortly before it crashed at a remote section of the Hannaford parking lot, off of Rte. 106 in Easton. Candace Hall, Easton Journal

Soccer star dribbling ball from Boston to D.C. to raise AIDS awareness

"Survivor" winner and Lexington native Ethan Zohn uses his soccer talents to raise awareness. By Ian B. Murphy

With supplied photo

Rare farm animal breeds find a home  

Littleton farm preserves dying off farm animals with advent of tractors and motorized plows.

CNC, Levinson, on wire now

With photo

Former counterterrorism analyst talks terror at special event

More than 125 people came to Ahavath Torah Congregation in Stoughton Tuesday night to hear Jonathan Schanzer, Director of Policy at the Jewish Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and editor of In Focus, a quarterly journal. Mark Snyder, Stoughton

With supplied photo


CATS: Increasing foreclosure tally has brought a huge spike in the number of cats dropped off at a local shelter, with a reported 200 calls in the last month and upwards of 300 cats and kittens. Shelter doesn't want more cats - it wants more homes that want to adopt them. RILEY, MetroWest, with photo and video. Will be posted this evening


Lloyd Garver: In praise of the biggest political sin

Candidates have been calling their opponents names throughout history. But lately, there is one charge that is capable of doing in a candidate more than any of the others. It is the accusation that someone is a "flip-flopper."

Editorial: Kerry should debate O’Reilly

It has been three weeks since Sen. John Kerry’s primary opponent, Gloucester attorney Ed O’Reilly, challenged the state’s junior senator to some debates before the Sept. 16 Democratic primary.

Belmont Citizen-Herald, on wire now

Editorial: The art of the possible

In his most recent actions – vetoing a pension increase the state could not afford and opening up road details to civilian flaggers – Gov. Deval Patrick has shown signs of leadership and courage in bucking many of those who supported his candidacy in favor of the best interests of taxpayers.

Ledger, on wire now

O'Mahoney: On the Chinese government and the Olympics

Ledger, on wire now




See you in September at Lancaster Coffeehouse

The Nashua River Valley Folk Festival may already be a memory of dancing, singing and waxing nostalgic about Woodstock, but there is plenty more folk ahead in the fall. CNC, SMith, on wire now

With photo

Film review: For the 'Thunder' of it all

The comedy in "Tropic Thunder" is as sophisticated as a whoopie cushion. And that's good thing. MetroWest, Tremblay, on wire now

With photo

Where to walk with your furry friends in eastern Mass.

What could be better than running free through a lovely natural setting with your doggy pal? But finding secluded spots that welcome dogs away from the hustle and bustle can be difficult in eastern Massachusetts. Now, a Wellesley native's new book outlines the area's "Best Hikes with Dogs." MetroWest, Breitrose, on wire now

With photos

No Static is 'Reelin' in the Years'

Steely Dan tribute band brings '70s sound to TCAN Friday night. MetroWest, Crocetti, on wire now

With photo

Narrows Center a ‘gem’ of a music venue

Editors note: This is the third of three stories on local music venues. By Jay N. Miller

All that jazz: Review of Newport Jazz Festival

Kieran Delaney, Fall River – on wire now

Lots of photos

Canton Fall Classic ready for 20th running

The Canton Fall Classic Road Race will celebrate its 20th running this year on Oct. 26. Even though the event is more than a month away, race officials are hard at work getting ready. By Seth Jacobson