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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News

ENTWISTLE TRIAL - Hopkinton Police Sgt. Michael Sutton described this morning how an odor led him to the discovery of Rachel's and Lillian Rose's bodies on Jan. 22, 2006.
MetroWest, Miller, 8 p.m.
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NON PROFITS AT RISK - Boston Foundation report sounds alarm that many of the small non-profits in the state are at risk to go under unless they band together for support and collaboration on such things as office space, capital expenses, etc. We talk to local non-profits for their take on this trend.
MetroWest, McDonald, 6 p.m.

FORENSICS - Grand opening of regional forensic crime lab in Lakeville.
Enterprise, Boyle, 6 p.m.
With photo

VATICAN COURT DENIES APPEAL FOR EIGHT CLOSED BOSTON CHURCHES - Parishioners from eight Boston churches were denied the chance to appeal by a five-judge panel at the Vatican’s highest court. All eight groups have appealed to the next and final level of the Vatican’s legal system.
Ledger, Keane, on wire now

CLERGY-ABUSE VICTIM WHO MET WITH POPE SPEAKS AT WEYMOUTH CHURCH - A clergy-abuse victim who met with Pope Benedict spoke to parishioners at St. Albert the Great Church in Weymouth. He said he plans to try to meet every American bishop he can, to let them know that the church has an “extraordinary opportunity” to set things right.
Ledger, on wire now
With photos

NEARLY A YEAR AFTER ACCIDENT, MILTON FIREFIGHTER NOT THE SAME MAN - Last June, Milton firefighter Antonio Pickens was struck by a drunken driver as he tried to help victims of an auto accident across from his fire station. Today, after nearly being taken off of life support, he needs around-the-clock care. The driver who hit him, C.W. Tolbert of Stoughton, will spend about two years in jail.
Ledger, Manning, on wire now
With photos

BRIGHTON MAN CHARGED WITH STABBING WOMAN TO DEATH - A Brighton man has been charged with murder in the apparent homicide of a 56-year-old woman in an Oak Square home.
Allston-Brighton TAB, on wire now

Business

MASSACHUSETTS BUSINESS IN BRIEF - Fed chief says economy could be out of the woods; Walgreens plaza in Stoughton sold; Mayflower Cooperative sees increase in profit.
Ledger, on wire now

MASSACHUSETTS BUSINESS IN BRIEF - Access Capital of Boston is sold to RBC division; human service groups lobby for change on Beacon Hilll; State Street creates a new hedge fund unit; Quincy-based medical practice goes electronic.
Ledger, on wire now

ACTORS’ STRIKE WOULD DISRUPT MASS. FILM MAKING - The union contract for movie actors is set to expire on June 30, but no resolution has been reached with movie producers.
Ledger, Chesto, on wire now
With photo

Opinions

MAHONEY: VATICAN AND CHURCHES - On Vatican's refusal to overturn church closures. It's a matter of Law, canon or Bernie?
Ledger, 6 p.m.

EDITORIAL: UNHEALTHY WORKPLACE FOR STUDENTS - If school officials are serious about closing the achievement gap and getting every child the education he or she deserves, they need to get more use out of school buildings. That's only possible if we provide students with the working conditions adult workers have come to expect, beginning with air conditioning.
MetroWest, on wire now

ALICE COYLE: HAVING A FIELD DAY - I resigned myself to my role as parent volunteer. After all, I realize you have a relatively short window of time when your child actually wants you to come to their school so it’s best not to let those opportunities pass you by.
CNC, on wire now

66 YEARS AGO TODAY (JUNE 12), A WORLD WAR TOUCHED THE MASSACHUSETTS COAST - Most Americans think World War II took place on some other continent – “over there” – either Europe or the Pacific. Few realize enemy action took place a few miles off shore. But 66 years ago, a German submarine even mined Boston Harbor.
Ledger, Rose, on wire now
With photos

Sports

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Lifestyles

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GETAWAY: DISCOVERING ANOTHER BRITAIN - It hit me on the shuttle bus from the airport in Manchester: This wasn't the England I knew. Absent were the red double-decker buses, Big Ben, and the robotic female voice on the Tube (subway) telling me to "mind the gap."

IN NEW ENGLAND: WET AND WILD IN MAINE - Whitewater rafting has grown into one of the most popular sports in Maine. More than 85,000 people, ranging in age from 8 to 80, participated in the adventure last summer.

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NEW PROGRAM TAKES SOME GUESSWORK OUT OF ASTHMA TREATMENT - Because pediatricians see a lot of children with asthma, which is one of the more common, chronic diseases in children and a leading cause of disability in children, the Easy Breathing Program, run by the state of Connecticut, is a way to streamline care to a more difficult demographic of patients when it comes to assessment of symptoms.
Norwich, Howard, on wire now
With photo

TIME TO ENJOY: ‘SLOW FOOD’ ALL ABOUT SAVORING, SUSTAINABILITY - The slow food movement, a progression of the organic local food popularity, is just as its name suggests: It is the polar opposite of fast food. Slow Food Boston and Slow Food Rhode Island are hosting a fundraising event at The Meeting House in Tiverton on Sunday with locally grown produce, fish and meat.
Herald News, Welker, on wire now
With photos

RANDOLPH NATIVE EXECUTIVE CHEF AT UPSCALE NYC RESTAURANT - Chef Matt Tropeano made an appearance in February on "The Martha Stewart Show.'' He is the executive chef at La Grenouille, a French fine dining restaurant in Manhattan.
Ledger, Sutton, on wire now
With photo

NOVEL TRILOGY PURSUES JOURNALISM, FAITH AND DIVERSITY - Jonna Lightfoot MacLaughlin has moved from Denver, to New Orleans and, now, New York pursuing her career as a religion reporter. In the process, Lightfoot finds despair and heartbreak and new faith in the most unlikely and unexpected places.
Beverly Citizen, Mac Alpine, on wire now
With photo

KEEPING TABS: EVENTS IN AND AROUND BOSTON - The summer solstice is here and with the BBQs, girls in their summer clothes and 90-degree heat (suck it up Boston. I survived five summers in Arizona. This is here is nuttin. It also means that the summer concert season is in full swing and this week we got two for you: REM and the Ting Tings.
CNC, Ma, on wire now
With photo

WGBH REPORTER LAST BROADCASTER COVERING THE ARTS - Emmy-winner Jared Bowen, on-air reporter for WGBH’s “Greater Boston,” still covers the arts community in Boston for a local broadcast station. He’s all alone.
CNC, Ma, on wire now
With photo

TIPS FOR PARENTS: NO ONE SAID APPLYING TO COLLEGE WAS EASY - Time and time again parents sit in our office and reflect, "I don't remember it being like this when I applied to college." Indeed, the process has changed in some important ways. More colleges are making standardized testing optional, schools are becoming increasingly competitive, students are sending out more applications and parents are more involved in the process than ever before.
MetroWest, Matlack College Matters column, on wire now

SUMMER: TIME FOR STUDENTS TO TRY SOMETHING NEW - Summer opportunities abound for high school students, and for those planning to apply to college it is important to take full advantage of the available options. This can be the perfect time to take classes, explore career interests, hone athletic skills or become involved in volunteer work.
MetroWest, Matlack College Matters column, on wire now

CREATIVITY AFOOT IN CONCORD ART WALK EVENT - With the second annual Art Walk, Concord’s art and business communities are once again joining forces to showcase an aspect of the town often overshadowed by stellar shopping and historically significant locations.
CNC, Ball, on wire now