New England budget 12.15.08

New England budget 12.15.08

Here are the top New England regional stories coming today from GateHouse News Service. Stories are available at http://www.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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--NEWS--

Search crews find body of missing DPW worker. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1435858820/Search-crews-find-body-of-missing-DPW-worker

Video: Church bells resonate once more. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1720692921/Video-Church-bells-resonate-once-more

Blind Scituate boy wins national award for his self-portrait. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x776487028/Blind-Scituate-boy-wins-national-award-for-his-self-portrait

Coakley, 38 other AGs reach settlement on lead paint in toys. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x415879541/Coakley-38-other-AGs-reach-settlement-on-lead-paint-in-toys


--BUSINESS--

Mass. Market: Program would allow drivers to lock in gas prices. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x776485668/Mass-Market-Program-would-allow-drivers-to-lock-in-gas-prices

Checkout Lane: Tips on buying a snow blower. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1720693361/Checkout-Lane-Tips-on-buying-a-snow-blower

Making Cents: Setting up cash reserve is a necessity. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1435858258/Making-Cents-Setting-up-cash-reserve-is-a-necessity


--OPINIONS--

O’Mahoney cartoon: Will update online budget with subject

Peter Costa: We could use a laugh or two these days. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x776486963/Peter-Costa-Laughter-deserves-an-Academy-Award

Rick Holmes: Stop the Pike hike. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1720693344/Rick-Holmes-Stop-the-Pike-hike

Julia Spitz: In tough times, keep soap alive. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1049857877/Julia-Spitz-In-tough-times-keep-soap-alive

Dan Mac Alpine: Trashy tree transcends tastelessness. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1196582491/Dan-Mac-Alpine-Trashy-tree-transcends-tastelessness

Suzette Martinez Standring: Dreaming of a life purpose. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1049857237/Suzette-Martinez-Standring-Dreaming-of-a-life-purpose

Lisa Lillelund: Electric cars no longer a shocking prospect. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x415879551/Lisa-Lillelund-Electric-cars-no-longer-a-shocking-prospect


--SPORTS--

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--LIFESTYLES--

Video: Santa Claus comes to town. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1009168203/Video-Santa-Claus-comes-to-town

Wayne Westcott: Where to start your strength-training program. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1435859387/Wayne-Westcott-Where-to-start-your-strength-training-program

Oil lamps light a fire under collectors. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1049857459/Oil-lamps-light-a-fire-under-collectors

Music, laughs fill Company Theatre’s “Holidays.” http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1435859440/Music-laughs-fill-Company-Theatre-s-Holidays

Own a saxophone? You're invited to perform in a Lexington holiday concert. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1720694063/Own-a-saxophone-Youre-invited-to-perform-in-a-Lexington-holiday-concert

Author Stephen Davis has chronicled rock royalty. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1435858307/Author-Stephen-Davis-has-chronicled-rock-royalty

Photographer Edward Roche displays his landscapes at Wayside Inn. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1720693975/Photographer-Edward-Roche-displays-his-landscapes-at-Wayside-Inn

MFA exhibit celebrates textiles, homewares of English country home. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x415878191/MFA-exhibit-celebrates-textiles-homewares-of-English-country-home

Get Reel: Every 'Slumdog' has its day. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1196582477/Get-Reel-Every-Slumdog-has-its-day

Exploring the Heritage Corridor: Local orchards make ubiquitous cider abundant. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/connecticut/x415879562/Exploring-the-Heritage-Corridor-Local-orchards-make-ubiquitous-cider-abundant