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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SHIRKING VACCINES - More Massachusetts parents are saying vaccines conflict with their religious beliefs so their children do not have to get immunized before they enter school, according to state records.
MetroWest Daily News, Riley, 15 inches on wire now
MANHOLE DANGER - With two more incidents of flipping manholes on I-93, in the wake of near-fatal flying storm grate on 128 last week, is MassHighway inspecting grates and covers on the Pike, 495, 290 and other highways or is this a Chicken Little thing?
MetroWest Daily News, Reuell, 15 inches, 6 p.m.
FISH KILLS - Norton Pond in Framingham is covered with thick, green slime and has hundreds of dead fish floating in it thanks to a combination of storm water run off and an invasive plant (corn meal). What about other area ponds?
MetroWest Daily News, MacCormack, 15 inches, 6 p.m.
SAFE HAVEN - Legislature extends Baby Safe Haven Law. Story includes comment from Sen. Karen Spilka and Milford selectman and assistant principal.
MetroWest Daily News, Parietti, 14 inches, 6 p.m.
CAHILL ON CASINOS - Treasurer Cahill speaks about gaming/casinos at Boston luncheon hosted by Regan Communications.
MetroWest Daily News, Parietti, 10 inches, 6 p.m.
DRUG BUST - Drugs and firearms sweep after two-year FBI probe resulted in 13-15 arrests of Outlaws motorcycle club members overnight. Clubs are located in Brockton and Taunton but at least some of the arrests may have taken place elsewhere./ Elaine, Marc pic at Taunton club .
Enterprise, 15 inches, 6 p.m.
CASINO COP? - Middleboro police lieutenant who was in charge of security at the big town meeting is part owner of 200 acres of abutting land the tribe might purchase.
Enterprise, 10 inches, 6 p.m.
UGLY DOG - An old ugly dog found in a house on the Cape was going to be put down because it was "too ugly" for adoption ... a nonkill charity in Wareham got word of it and rescued, gave him a much-needed haircut and now he's cute again.
Enterprise, Kelly F., 12 inches, 6 p.m.
With before and after photos
‘RUNNING’ A BUSINESS - Bob Fitzgerald may keep busy editing and co-publishing New England Runner magazine, but he says he still finds the time to run 25 miles per week. The 53-year-old Weymouth resident purchased the bi-monthly magazine in 1998 with his wife, co-publisher Michelle LeBrun. But despite its combination of his biggest passions - running and writing - Fitzgerald said he was a latecomer to sports journalism.
Patriot Ledger, Bauer, 18 inches, 6 p.m.
O’MAHONEY CARTOON - An uphill struggle for Middleboro casino (cartoon attached to this email)
Patriot Ledger, 6 p.m.
GARNETT TO CELTICS - The franchise that has won a mere three playoff series since Larry Bird retired in 1992 has suddenly become a major player in the NBA once again.
The Enterprise, Fenton, 20 inches, on wire now
10 THINGS TO DO BEFORE SUMMER IS OUT - Don’t let the ‘‘Back To School’’ signs and fall wardrobe retail racks fool you: There’s still plenty of summer left to embrace.
Patriot Ledger, Encarnacao, 20 inches, on wire now
10 COMMANDMENTS: BEACH EDITION - Some beach etiquette. 1. Thy neighbor shalt not feel the gust of thy breath.
Patriot Ledger, Mackay, 10 inches, on wire now