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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LYME DISEASE ON RISE - State is seeing a steady increase in Lyme disease cases.
MetroWest, Reuell, 15 inches, 6 p.m.
With county by county chart
KERRY READIES RUN FOR SIX MORE YEARS - First elected in 1984, the 18th longest-serving senator has $10 million to spend and political unknowns as his rivals.
Ledger, Benner, 15 inches, on wire now
EAST TAUNTON MAN HONORED FOR BOSTON FIRE RESCUE - Ed Goslin planned to spend the day taking his daughter to the zoo. Instead, the city man ended up being praised as a hero after helping rescue several people from a burning building in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood.
Daily Gazette, Tuoti, 15 inches, on wire now
SPECIAL NEEDS HOCKEY PROGRAM FOR KIDS OF ALL ABILITIES - The Boston Bear Cubs is a hockey team comprised of special needs children. Yet while their needs may be special, their dreams are common: play a little hockey and have a lot of fun.
Ledger, Torpey, 25 inches, on wire now
With photos and sidebar
83 PROJECTS CLEAR A HURDLE FOR STATE CONSTRUCTION FUNDS - Long-stalled construction projects in Quincy, Plymouth and elsewhere on the South Shore are among the 83 school construction projects moving to another phase in the state’s screening process for state funding.
Patriot Ledger, Benner, 15 inches, on wire now
With list of South Shore
NATICK-NIGERIAN FIRM SUES ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD GROUP - Lagos Analysis Corp. said it filed a patent infringement lawsuit last Thursday in federal court in Lagos against the Cambridge-based nonprofit group, its founder, Nicholas Negroponte, and its representatives in Nigeria.
MetroWest, Turner, 15 inches, on wire now
HENRY BECTON, RETIRED WGBH PRESIDENT, STILL FIGHTS FOR PBS - Henry Becton recently stepped down as president of WGBH, ending a remarkable 23-year tenure in that post, during which he guided the venerable public broadcasting station through decades of astounding growth as well as incidents of controversy.
CNC, Symkus, 30 inches, on wire now
HOLMES: THE REAL MITT ROMNEY - Willie Horton is back on the campaign trail, played by an ex-con now charged in a double murder near Seattle. Mitt Romney is doing his best not to play Mike Dukakis' part.
MetroWest, on wire now
GAUTHIER: writes about heaven and hell, wealth poverty and indifference.
MetroWest Daily News, 6 p.m.
EDITORIAL: About the Masachusetts furor over a silly anti-spanking bill that's going nowhere.
MetroWest Daily News, 6 p.m.
A PRO SPORTS BUDGET will be e-mailed this afternoon
‘DROOD’ IS A MERRY MUSICAL - If you like your winter holidays spiced with a bit of Charles Dickens but would rather something tasty other than the ghosts of Christmas Past, check out “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” at the Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts.
Ledger, Fanger, 22 inches, on wire now
GO GOURMET OR SIMPLY UPGRADE YOUR FAVORITE PIZZA - Mmmm, pizza. The mere mention of it is enough to trigger a Pavlovian drooling response like a pizza-crazed Homer Simpson.
Ledger, McKee, 30 inches, on wire now
With photos and recipes
HANDLING GRIEF: NURSES CREATE CARE BOXES TO HELP FAMILIES COPE - Losing a loved one in the hospital means eventually leaving the bedside and taking home only grief, sadness and memories — nothing tangible.
Herald News, Allard, 25 inches, on wire now
SHINING LIGHT ON LAKEVILLE’S PAST WITH BOOK ABOUT EPITAPHS ON GRAVESTONES - “There’s so much here,” author said of the information that can be gleaned in the graveyard. “There’s artistry, history and genealogy.”
Lakeville Call, Mulligan, 30 inches, on wire now
ANCIENT WARDRUMS HIT STAGE IN EXCITING 'SHIN-ON' - The Boston production has 10 Japanese taiko percussionists who add a little spice, flair and youth to the show at the Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston, Dec. 1-2.
CNC, Ma, 20 inches, lon wire now
KIDS, NOT ADULTS, STAGE MUSICAL WITH FREELANCE PLAYERS - “Where There’s a Will” is a new musical about a wealthy matriarch inviting her eccentric and miserable relatives to her Maine estate to determine who should inherit her fortune. The production in Brookline is a dark comedy, filled with greed and hypocrisy… and children.
CNC, Ma, 18 inches, on wire now
KEEPING TABS: EVENTS IN AND AROUND BOSTON - Take your pick of events from holiday-oriented plays, concerts and fundraisers. There's even a suggestion for a place with unique gifts that (gasp!) isn't the mall. But if you hate reading lists of events, then maybe you should cuddle up with your piece of coal and your friend Scrooge.
CNC, on wire now