New England budget 3.31.10
New England budget 3.31.10
Here are the top New England regional stories coming today from GateHouse News Service. Stories are available at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com.
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UPDATE: To read the latest news on the new site, check out editor Lisa Glowinski’s blog at http://lisaglowinski.ghnewsroom.com.
WAKE-UP CALL: Is removing a dog’s barker right?
EASTER IDEAS: Pastors, bunnies and chocolate – hop on these Easter story ideas.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
BOOK NOTES: Biography, meditation book share spiritual growth from chanting - Krishna Das, known for his resonant chanting and the rousing call and response sessions he leads around the world, has written a memoir that explains a lot. Also, Tana Pesso’s new book gives us 40 meditations she devised on compassion. By Rae Francoeur.
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Last Song’ sings a familiar tune - Miley Cyrus, trying so hard, but fighting against vapid material and pedestrian direction, plays Ronnie Miller, a girl so unhappy with everything and everyone since her parents divorced that she’s given up playing piano and has, like in that old Taj Mahal blues song, put her face in a permanent frown. By Ed Symkus.
MAYA: Peabody Essex exhibit reinterprets Maya art and civilization - "Fiery Pool" is a revelatory exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum that reinterprets the significance of water in Maya art and civilization. By Chris Bergeron.
GRANLUND CARTOON: GOP family values and bondage clubs.
EDITORIAL: A message to Karzai - President Obama's weekend trip to Afghanistan was overdue. He has made prosecution of the war there a centerpiece of his foreign policy, but he hadn't actually been there since the summer before the 2008 election. His show of support for the troops he has ordered to the front is both appropriate and appreciated. By MetroWest.
FRANK MULLIGAN: Biting honesty or tall tail, er, tale? - It’s widely held that the sense of smell can conjure strong memories, but who knew cute pet pictures could have the same effect? Two weeks after the submitted picture of a white pet rat brought back my brief career as a lab assistant struggling with unhappy albino lab rats, the picture of the winner of our paper's cute-pet contest – a handsome former racing greyhound named Remi – brought back an even deeper memory.
RAIN: March rainfall tops 18 inches, set to become wettest month ever - Rainfall for March at the Blue Hill Observatory set a record of 18.39 inches and should easily replace August 1955 as the wettest month since record-keeping began in 1885. By The Patriot Ledger.
FLOODING TIPS: Tips to cope with flooding - How to cope with flooding, from hiring a contractor, cleanup, furnaces and appliances, mold and auto repair to pet care. By The Patriot Ledger.
MORE TIPS: Flood tips from the Better Business Bureau - Tips from the Better Business Bureau for making sure you get your money's worth on home and auto repairs after flooding.
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