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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FATAL SHOOTING IN NORTON - DEVELOPING. One dead, two injured in Norton.
Taunton Gazette, Winokoor, 15 inches, 6 p.m.
SCHOOLS EXPEL JUNK FOOD - School districts introducing healthier lunch offerings to students, from whole wheat pizza to veggie burgers, as they comply with state mandate.
The Enterprise, Alspach, 22 inches, 6 p.m.
With Brockton photos
TREES DYING IN DROVES - Several years of damage by a trio of caterpillars - winter moth, forest tent and gypsy moth - have left many trees defoliated, weak or dead, and easily toppled. "We've had double the call for dead trees this year," said one tree removal company owner.
The Enterprise, Allegrini, 15 inches, 6 p.m.
COP SENTENCED - Fired Stoughton police sergeant David Cohen was sentenced to three years in state prison on corruption crimes in scandal that rocked the police department.
The Entrerprise, Stein, 12 inches, 6p.m.
With file mug of cop
ACCURATE MASS. CENSUS - With state officials setting aside $600K to pay for a more accurate census - in an effort to prove the population warrants 10 Congressional seats - how would that count be done in Framingham, where thousands of illegal - and uncounted - immigrants are believed to live?
MetroWest Daily News, MacCormack, 15 inches, 6 p.m.
GREECE TIES - Local Greek-Americans with connections back home or concerns about massive wildfires that have reportedly burned across half the country.
MetroWest Daily News, Reuell, 15 inches, 6 p.m.
With photos possible
ENTWISTLE HOME SOLD – Following report that Hopkinton home where double murder occurred has been sold.
MetroWest Daily News, Conn, 12 inches, 6 p.m.
RENEWABLE ENERGY - The renewable energy industry may get a boost from Washington, and the South Shore – aiming to become a leader in wind power production – could benefit.
Patriot Ledger, Saldinger, 15 inches, on wire now
PHILIP MADDOCKS: PRESIDENT TRIES TO CALM INVESTORS BY MAKING EDITS ON WIKIPEDIA: President Bush announced on Thursday that he had edited the entry on Wikipedia on subprime mortgages to change all mentions of "credit crisis" to "credit liquidity."
CNC West, on wire now
JULIA SPITZ: BABY BOOMERS GET BLAMED FOR EVERYTHING
MetroWest Daily News
EDITORIAL: SEX OFFENDER PACKAGE - Everyone wants to make children safe from sexual predators, but, as a GateHouse News Service series details, some solutions with political appeal don't appear to work. States and municipalities should learn from the experience of others and focus on approaches with better prospects for success.
MetroWest Daily News, 6 p.m.
MEGLIOLA COLUMN: GOOD TIMES AHEAD IN THE HUB - It starts now. You live around here? Love sports? This is your time. We'll begin in the present. That would be the Red Sox. (We'll get to your other teams in a minute).
MetroWest Daily News, 20 inches, on wire now
DOUBTS ABOUT RED SOX - With the Boston Red Sox set to invade Yankee Stadium for a three game series against their arch rivals, the New York Yankees, some Sox fans doubt their team’s seven 1/2 game division lead will hold.
Patriot Ledger, Benson, 12 inches, on wire now
PGA GOLF TOURNEY PREVIEW - the Deutsche Bank Championship at the Tournament Players Club of Boston in Norton has become a major player on the PGA Tour.
The Enterprise, DiCesare, 18 inches, 6 p.m.
NEVER TOO OLD – 58-year-old boxer from Hull, Mass., defends his national title during National Masters Championship tournament in Kansas.
Patriot Ledger, Miller, 25 inches, on wire now
With photo to come
DOLLS HELP AFRICAN CHILDREN - Throughout the South Shore, knitters have created hundreds of dolls for donation to Children Affected By HIV/AIDS.
Patriot Ledger, Standring, 25 inches, on wire now