GateHouse News Service New England Budget • May 2, 2008


 

GateHouse News Service New England Budget • May 2, 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?
 
Contact: Chris Biondi, (508) 626-4343, cbiondi@gatehousemedia.com


At ghnewsroom.com:
Boston attorney Robert A. Bertsche conducted a Q&A conference call with GateHouse editors and reporters this week.
Listen to an excerpt of the call: http://www.ghnewsroom.com/news.php?newsid=1209661036


NEWS

HOUSE: Roundup of House debate and a look at what earmarks the House added back into the budget. PARIETTI, MetroWest, by 6 p.m.

Nursing assistant charged with slapping mute man, 70
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1611221921
PLYMOUTH - A nursing assistant at the Radius Health Care Center is charged with slapping a 70-year-old stroke victim who is unable to speak.

Berlin man a 'person of interest' in Worcester prostitute murders
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1838798003
A Berlin man who is facing rape charges in Worcester County is "a person of interest'' in several unsolved murders of Worcester prostitutes whose bodies were found in Marlborough and Hudson in 2003 and 2004, a spokesman for the Worcester district attorney's office said yesterday.

Couple displaced by fire living in car
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x828500577
TAUNTON - A family of eight that was displaced by the recent Washington Street fire is scrambling to get back on its feet after losing nearly everything in the blaze.

After a year in Iraq, he’s coming home
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1632313651
WEYMOUTH - From the moment her husband, Massachusetts National Guard 1st Sgt. Richard Sheehan, left for Iraq one year ago, time would alternately fly and drag, depending how busy Solveig Sheehan happened to be.

'We’ve been through hell' -- family dealing with yet another car crash injury
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x317109776
ABINGTON - Eighteen-year-old Stephanie Guarino used to enjoy working out at the gym, going inline skating and playing shortstop for the Abington High School softball team.

South Shore women to compete for world rowing title
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x828500544
HANSON - South Shore residents will be making history this weekend as members of the first U.S. women’s rowing team to compete in a world championship event in England.

Family safe after fire rips through home
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x883031576
COHASSET - It was not the way any family wants to wake up. But for the Canavans, smoke signaled one of their worst nightmares early Friday morning.

Report: Mass. inmates return to jail less often
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1804952459
Massachusetts inmates released from prison wind up back behind bars at a lower rate than the national average, according to a new study conducted by the Urban Institute and the state's Department of Correction.

Photo: Mass. Delegation buries time capsule underneath D.C. tree
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x828500679


OPINIONS

MAHONEY: Cartoon on gas prices. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/opinions/x828500557

RICK HOLMES COLUMN: The pols and the pundits seem determined to drag every presidential campaign back to the '60s. MetroWest

EDITORIAL: Massachusetts needs a two-party system, but it won't get it this year. MetroWest


SPORTS

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LIFESTYLES

Concert preview: RJD2 stays true to beat-maker roots.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x828500625
The first two studio albums from beat maker and innovative sampling wizard RJD2 featured the tightest instrumental landscape since the days of DJ Shadow and late-era Moby. From 2002 through 2005, no one could match RJ’s skills. By Ryan Wood

It’s easy to sing the praises of opera star Barbara Quintilliani
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1611221981
Quincy native Quintiliani returns to the area this weekend for three performances of Verdi’s “Ernani'' at Boston’s Cutler Majestic Theatre.