Here are the top New England regional stories coming today from GateHouse News Service. Stories are available at gatehousenewsservice.com.
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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VIDEO: CAPE COD FARM STAND THIEF CAUGHT IN THE ACT - A local farm stand owner catches a thief on his surveillance camera and the police are asking if anyone recognizes the man who is accused of stealing hundreds of dollars in cash and produce this summer.
Cape Codder, Desroches, on wire now
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‘WOOF ’N’ WORSHIP’ SERVICE WELCOMES DOGS AND THEIR FAMILIES INTO CHURCH - Church-goers are often encouraged to bring a friend to Sunday services, but a church in North Weymouth invites them to bring “man’s best friend” to a weekly service for families and their dogs.
CNC, Walsh, on wire now
WIND ENERGY SPREADS ACROSS MASSACHUSETTS - A new law combined with higher energy costs and greater concern for the environment makes wind energy an increasingly attractive option for cities and towns.
Ledger, Hoffman, on wire now
GOVERNOR SIGNS TEEN'S BILL LOWERING BLOOD DONOR AGE TO 16 - Lexington High School junior Mark Chonofsky was in the State House Wednesday, standing by as Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill Chonofsky authored to lower the minimum age to donate blood to 16 in Massachusetts.
Lexington Minuteman, Murphy, on wire now
MAN SHOT AFTER FIRING SHOTGUN AT POLICE IN FRAMINGHAM - A Framingham police officer shot and seriously wounded a man who fired a shotgun at him Wednesday night.
MetroWest, Vincent, on wire now
DECOMPOSING WHALE CARCASS FASCINATES VISITORS AND GIVES FUNDRAISING EVENT A BOOST - The 29-foot carcass of a humpback whale that washed up on the Plymouth shoreline about a mile south of Manomet Point is stimulating interest in a local whale and dolphin conservation fundraiser.
Ledger, Race, on wire now
WOMEN’S CLOTHING CATALOG BUSINESS APPLESEED’S MAKES PUSH IN RETAIL - It has been 62 years since Appleseed’s was founded in Beverly, and about 12 years since the women’s clothing retailer closed 17 retail stores – including a successful one in Cohasset – and became mainly a catalog business.
Ledger, Onufrak, on wire now
PLYMOUTH COUNTY REGISTRY OF DEEDS ACCEPTS ELECTRONIC FILING - It’s a routine but often frustrating part of the job for real estate attorneys: the trip to the Registry of Deeds to file a property transaction.
Ledger, Adams, on wire now
MASSACHUSETTS BUSINESS IN BRIEF - Deval Patrick unveils development plan rules; Many Mass. residents still need to file for stimulus checks; William Raveis moves Hingham office.
Ledger, on wire now
FRANK MULLIGAN: YOUR NEXT STOP, THE TWILIGHT ZONE - A friend once observed that at some point in seemingly every episode of “The Twilight Zone” one of the characters will remark, “That’s odd.”
CNC, on wire now
DEIRDRE REILLY: DO YOU HAVE ‘BANKOPHOBIA’? - I have noticed a disturbing trend in the past four or five days. Average, ordinary folks are skulking by their banks, pacing back and forth and scowling, unable to get themselves to go in to talk about their money.
LLOYD GARVER: JUST GIVE ME A ‘DUMB PHONE’ - If they're so smart, why don't these phones work better -- as phones? That's something you never hear in the commercials. Nobody's saying, "Not only do you get all these features, but you always get a strong signal, a perfect connection and an easy-to-understand conversation."
EDITORIAL: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - What's love got to do with it? Violence against former partners or spouses and their friends is not about love. It is about control and for abusers to couch their actions in the guise of passion is fatally misleading.
Ledger, 7 p.m.
O'MAHONEY: On Kelly Timilty and her "endorsement" from Patrick.
Ledger, 7 p.m.
GUEST COLUMN: Back to School: Welcome back and some needed change recommendations to improve learning from Ed Sec.
Ledger, Paul Reville, 7 p.m.
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DISCOVER LAYLAH ALI'S ART AT LINCOLN'S DECORDOVA MUSEUM - Instead of scalpels, Laylah Ali uses brightly colored pencils to dissect the nameless malaise creeping through our lives in her signature creepy-funny drawings.
MetroWest, Bergeron, on wire now
FOREST HILLS CEMETERY CELEBRATES ITS HISTORY AND CONTEMPORARY LIFE - The range of public activities at the 250-acre cemetery in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston comes as a surprise and highlights the cemetery as a park, an arboretum and an outdoor sculpture museum.
Ledger, Feinberg, on wire now
TEN FOOT POLE CATS KNOW THE BLUES - Thanks to the success of blues-tinged rock icons like Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones and even the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughn, most music fans like to think they know the blues.
MetroWest, Reuell, on wire now
LOVE ON A SMALL STAGE: 'ROMEO AND JULIET' TACKLED BY HOVEY PLAYERS - One doesn't necessarily go to a community theater expecting to find the most polished or elaborate production of "Romeo and Juliet" that you've ever seen. Naturally. Professional companies are able to lavish far more money and years of experience on the play than most community theaters could ever muster.
MetroWest, Brooks Andrews, on wire now
ON THE SCENE: PEOPLE, TRENDS, GOSSIP AND MORE - Free jazz downtown, talkin' turkey at the Winslow House, and presidential ice cream.
Ledger, Berndston, on wire now
JULIANNE MOORE REVELS IN CHANCE TO WORK WITH MEIRELLES IN 'BLINDNESS' - All it took for Julianne Moore to say yes to taking a part in the film “Blindness,” based on Nobel Prize-winning author Jose Saramago’s 1995 novel, was a call from her agent telling her that Oscar-nominated director Fernando Meirelles was offering her his next movie.
CNC, Symkus, on wire now