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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GOOD TO LOCALIZE: HAIR BUSINESS IS DOWN, BUT NOT OUT, AS CLIENTS CUT BACK - Clients are cutting back on the extras like full foils or highlights, but they still want to cover the gray roots and get a haircut.
Ledger, Manning, on wire now
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STONEHILL COLLEGE IN EASTON ARMS CAMPUS SECURITY OFFICERS WITH HANDGUNS - By mid-March, 19 full-time and four per-diem officers will begin carrying .40-caliber Glock semi-automatic handguns that use basic .40-caliber police-approved ammunition, said college spokesman Martin McGovern.
Enterprise, Downing, on wire now
AT CORRECTIONS’ CUTTING EDGE: MASS. NATIVE STUDIES HOW TO HANDLE SEX OFFENDERS - With a string of academic accolades to her credit, Rebecca Jackson could have enjoyed the ivory tower of college life. Instead, the Raynham, Mass., native entered a field many would have shunned. Jackson studies and teaches about pedophilia disorders, including criminal forensic evaluation, competency to stand trial and assessing the risk for sex offenders before they are released from prison.
Raynham Call, Weinstein, on wire now
PRIVATE EYE'S SECRET CAMERA LEADS TO THEFT ARREST - A Winchester man was arrested after allegedly getting caught on a hidden camera entering his neighbor’s apartment and stealing money from a dresser drawer.
Winchester Star, Tsetsi, on wire now
A SIXTH SENSE FOR SAILING: WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ON HORIZON FOR BLIND SAILORS – Matt Chao has been blind since birth and a sailor since 1980. He learned to sail from Arthur O’Neill of Swampscott, who started the Sail Blind program at the Carroll Center in Newton in 1979. Chao met Frisch, who volunteered in the Carroll sailing program, and through him, met up with Kaseler.
CNC, McConnell, on wire now
FAIR TRADE COFFEE WHOLESALER TAKES STEP INTO RETAIL - For more than two decades, Equal Exchange has been incrementally growing its wholesale fair trade coffee business. Now the West Bridgewater-based distributor is trying its hand at direct retail sales, opening a full-service café in Boston.
Ledger, Bauer, on wire now
BIOTECH FIRM FINDS NEW LIFE IN CANTON - A Canton biotech business has gotten the first part of a multimillion dollar state incentive, which should not only help the company prosper, but provide jobs and more business for other local companies.
Canton Journal, Hall, on wire now
MASSACHUSETTS BUSINESS IN BRIEF - A subcontractor that worked on part of the Hingham Shipyard redevelopment is fined $5,000 for failing to have workers’ comp coverage; Clean Harbors reports fourth-quarter earnings of $17.9 million; a group fighting the Cape Wind project files a lawsuit.
Ledger, on wire now
DAN MAC ALPINE: RUBBER MEETING THE ROAD ON TRANSPORTATION REFORM - Patrick may well be maneuvering this fiscal crisis to push through a package of both transportation and fiscal reforms. Maybe it’s the only way the commonwealth will ever face these issues and make the needed reforms. Let’s hope the Linskys, Montignys and Grants seize this crisis as an opportunity to pass changes at least a generation in the making.
Beverly Citizen, on wire now
EDITORIAL: CHAMBER HAS STRONGER CASE FOR REUSE OF COURTHOUSE - By working with the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce rather than against it, the Plymouth Redevelopment Authority allows the town to throw its support behind a plan that will bolster the town's economy at a time when it can use all the help it can get.
Ledger, on wire now
O'MAHONEY CARTOON: ON JOHN KERRY'S EARMARKS IN THE STIMULUS PACKAGE
Ledger, on wire now
LLOYD GARVER: DO COACHES DESERVE THOSE MILLION-DOLLAR SALARIES? - Who is the highest paid state-employee of your state: the governor? The president of the state university? The guy who decides what the slogan should be for the license plate? If you live in Connecticut, among other places, it's an athletic coach. Jim Calhoun, men's basketball coach for the University of Connecticut, is paid more than any state employee in Connecticut -- $1.6 million a year.
On wire now
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LOVE AND LOSS IN THEATRE III PRODUCTION - When three widows get together, they find more than comfort in each other’s company. Theatre III in Acton presents “The Cemetery Club,” Ivan Menchell’s play about three recently widowed Jewish women who meet every month to visit their husbands’ graves.
CNC, Smith, on wire now
SETH WALKER PLAYS FALL RIVER ON SATURDAY - You can hear the talented blues, R&B and country guitarist at the Narrows Center for the Arts.
Ledger, Berndtson, on wire now
BSO IS MIXING IT UP FOR YOUNG AND OLD CONCERT GOERS - "Free'' and "Symphony Hall'' are two things that don’t get heard much in the same phrase. But with "Symphony+,'' the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s extended outreach program aimed at enhancing the concertgoer’s experience, that’s exactly what you’re hearing.
Ledger, Powers, on wire now