New England budget 10.21.08

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?

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FROM HEART ATTACKS TO SUICIDES, DEATHS A PART OF CASINO LIFE - Nearly 150 have died at Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun since they were built.

Norwich Bulletin, Jacobson, on wire now

With by the numbers and file photos

VIDEO: PROGRAM HELPS TEEN MOTHERS STAY IN SCHOOL, LEARN PARENTING SKILLS - Little Arielliz pushed the plastic cart across the plush carpet, her purple shirt a match for the bright pastel colors of the childcare center at Milford High School in Milford, Mass. As she reached out her hand to a visitor, her mother, Kiara Lopez, scooped up the 1-year-old girl and smiled.

MetroWest, Hilliard, on wire now

With video and photo

VIDEO: CRYPTOZOOLOGISTS, GHOST HUNTERS GATHER IN WATERTOWN - Noted cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, famous for his investigations of creatures that go bump in the night such as the Mothman and the Abominable Snowman, is really just looking for new species of animals.

Watertown TAB, Bagley, on wire now

With video and photo

TWO MEN KILLED IN QUINCY CRASH ARE IDENTIFIED - The two men  killed in a car crash in Quincy  this morning have been identified as Patrick J. Forde, 25, of  Canton, and Paul P. Loring, 26,  of Hyde Park.

Ledger, on wire now

DAS: REJECT POT BALLOT QUESTION - District attorneys William Keating and Timothy Cruz say decriminalizing an ounce or less of marijuana would bring grave consequences

Ledger, Kelly, on wire now

PHOTO: EXPLORING THE GREAT OUTDOORS - Discover the Woods Day at Holly Farm in Cohasset.

Ledger, on wire now

PHOTO: HOUSE CLEANING - A Market Street home in Rockland home gets a power wash.

Ledger, on wire now

COLLEGE ALUMNI INSULTED BY 'BLAH, BLAH, BLAH' DONATION LETTER - Students and alumni of Framingham State College aren't laughing after an ill-conceived letter tried to turn a fundraising drive into a joke.

MetroWest, Hilliard, on wire now

With link to the letter

VIDEO: KERRY POISED TO SUPPORT CAPE WIND PROJECT - Sen. John Kerry said Monday at a Patriot Ledger editorial board meeting that he will support the controversial Cape Wind project if it gains final environmental approval.

Ledger, Conkey, on wire now

With video and photo

STATE SENATE HOPEFULS DUKE IT OUT OVER ECONOMY - “People are scared right now; the economy is the number-one issue,” said the incumbent, Sen. Scott Brown, R-Wrentham.

CNC, Ryan, on wire now

With photos


AN INVENTOR WHO RAKES IN IDEAS - Norwell resident Bob Monahan created the EZ Leaf Hauler, a rectangular tarp with sides designed to make moving large piles of leaves easier.

Ledger, Onufrak, on wire now

With photos

$1 MILLION GIFT LIFTS SOUTH SHORE HOSPITAL PAST $22 MILLION FUNDRAISING GOAL - A $1 million gift from the estate of former hospital executive Mary Corbett has lifted South Shore Hospital past the $22 million fundraising goal for its capital campaign. Corbett started as an accountant, became chief financial officer and after she retired, a volunteer.

Ledger, Scheible, on wire now

With photos and sidebar




DARIN ST. GEORGE: GET IN THE RUNNING - Once, a long time ago, Trainer X was a total gym meathead. But now he has added running to his exercise routine. Here, he tells us all about his outside-the-gym journey.

MetroWest, on wire now

DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: THE GOOD AND THE BAD ABOUT CHOCOLATE - From a health and nutritional point of view, chocolate has a bad name. However, recent medical articles have stated that chocolate is not all that bad.

MetroWest, on wire now

DR. JEFF HERSH: ANTIBIOTIC OVERUSE ON THE RISE - Q: I read an article about antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Why is this a big deal? Can't you just use a different antibiotic? It said using antibiotics is a cause of bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics. Isn't this circular reasoning?

MetroWest, on wire now

‘NOVEMBER,’ AND ‘MARTHA MITCHELL CALLING’ PRESENTED JUST IN TIME FOR ELECTION SEASON - Just in time for election season, Lyric Stage presents David Mamet's 'November' about a fictitious president in the Oval Office, and the Nora Theatre Company offers 'Martha Mitchell Calling,''  a play about the woman who helped expose Richard Nixon’s dirty tricks.

Ledger, Fanger, on wire now

With photos

LENNY CLARKE TO HOST COMEDY EVENT IN QUINCY - Boston comic Lenny Clarke will return to the South Shore Thursday to host “Best of Bay State – A Night of Comedy” at the Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy.

Ledger, Santos, on wire now

With photo

A LATE BLOOMER, 75-YEAR-OLD USES HER ART TO THRIVE - Myrna Friedman began painting when she was 50 and hasn’t looked back. Now 75, she has a one-woman show at the Frame-It Studio in Milton.

Ledger, Scheible, on wire now

With photos