Here are the top New England regional stories coming today from GateHouse News Service. Stories are available at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com.

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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WAKE-UP CALL: Are heavy rains impacting local agriculture?
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/carousel/x1447161985/Tuesdays-Wake-Up-Call-Are-heavy-rains-impacting-local-agriculture

FRONT PAGE OF THE DAY: Norwich Bulletin named GateHouse front page of the day (Tuesday, March 30)
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/design/x38424678/Norwich-Bulletin-named-GateHouse-front-page-of-the-day-Tuesday-March-30

READER CALLOUT: Seek readers' photos, stories about Earth Day
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/newsroomhandbook/callouts/x1336919506/Reader-callout-Seek-readers-photos-stories-about-Earth-Day


ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ENTERPRISING STUDENTS: Franklin High students form record label, radio station -- Franklin High School students don't miss a beat. Whether it's recording local talent or talking sports on the radio, some students have transformed a simple classroom into a soundstage to explore their strong interest in music. By Ashley Studley of the Milford Daily News.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/massachusetts_entertainment/x1176898810/Franklin-High-students-form-record-label-radio-station


LIFESTYLES: HEALTH

SPICES: Spices in Indian cuisine enhance taste, may improve your health -- Here’s a good reason to treat yourself to Indian food or enhance other food with Indian spices: The cinnamon and turmeric may help protect against heart disease, inflammatory gastrointestinal disorders, cancer and weight gain. By Jody Feinberg of The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1009764871/Spices-in-Indian-cuisine-enhance-taste-may-improve-your-health

DR. JEFF HERSH: The stages of colorectal cancer -- Although heart disease is still the leading cause of death in the U.S., cancer is a close second. Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths (behind lung cancer), closely followed by breast cancer. In 2009 there were about 150,000 people diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and about 50,000 who died from this disease.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/health/x1176898964/Dr-Jeff-Hersh-The-stages-of-colorectal-cancer

DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: Explaining risky male behavior -- From generation to generation, many changes take place but there is one thing that remains the same - young men engaging in risky behavior to impress young women.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/health/x1009765301/Dr-Murray-Feingold-Explaining-risky-male-behavior

DARIN ST. GEORGE: No obstacle is insurmountable -- What's the insurmountable task waiting for you this week? Your first 5K, a long day at work? Break it down into smaller bite-sized pieces.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/health/x1859636849/Darin-St-George-No-obstacle-is-insurmountable


LIFESTYLE COLUMNS

PETER COSTA: Them’s fighting words, and they’re funny -- You wouldn’t think that words about fighting are funny but many are.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x38424580/Peter-Costa-Them-s-fighting-words-and-they-re-funny

JULIE FAY: It’ll take effort to catch up to baby sitter's popularity -- We’ve had several regular baby sitters over the years. To hear my kids tell it, they’ve all been much more fun than Earl and me.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x1447161163/Julie-Fay-It-ll-take-effort-to-catch-up-to-baby-sitters-popularity

MEREDITH O’BRIEN: Fired as the family DJ -- Recently, my twin 11-year-olds and my 8-year-old have kindly requested that I cease placing unauthorized music on their iPods because my selections are so, ya know, lame and old school. And I’m rather unhappy about this new development.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x1176897483/Meredith-OBrien-Fired-as-the-family-DJ


OPINIONS: TOONS, EDITORIALS & NEWS COLUMNS

O'MAHONEY CARTOON: On DeLeo’s pursuit of casinos
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1838115894/OMahoney-cartoon-On-DeLeos-pursuit-of-casinos

GRANLUND CARTOON: Spring flooding
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/massachusetts_opinions/x1009764805/Granlund-cartoon-Spring-flooding

GRANLUND CARTOON: Easter promise
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x1664782688/Granlund-cartoon-Easter-promise

EDITORIAL: Homeowner bailout unpleasant but necessary -- It is ironic that the latest attempt to help those with “underwater” mortgages comes during a period of flooding that gives the term a tangible and equally depressing connotation for many on the South Shore. From The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1176898764/Editorial-Homeowner-bailout-unpleasant-but-necessary

DIANE MCDONALD: Beauty and the breast -- Take a trip down mammary lane, oops, memory lane, with your breasts and you’ll often discover the story of your life. As we age, our relationships with our breasts change often.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/health/x1664782724/Dianne-McDonald-Beauty-and-the-breast

DAVID ROGERS: Why face anyone when you have Facebook? -- Making a phone call takes just too long, and then there’s that thing about having to actually speak to someone. Texting, e-mails and Facebook updates are so much less confrontational.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1664782642/David-Rogers-Why-face-anyone-when-you-have-Facebook


BUSINESS

RAIN AND FARMERS: Record rainfall threatens spring crops -- By now, the fields at Hanson Farm are usually filled with freshly planted peas, beets and radishes. But heavy rain has brought the Bridgewater farm to a standstill. The month has already set six daily rainfall records, and the record March rainfall of 13.07 inches set in 2001 has already fallen. Through Saturday, the Blue Hill Observatory in Milton had registered 13.17 inches. By Amy Littlefield of The Enterprise.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1176898898/Record-rainfall-threatens-spring-crops


NEWS

MORE RAIN: Patrick declares state of emergency, warns of statewide river flooding -- Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency and called up the National Guard, warning that rivers are likely to flood as the skies dump more rain on an already saturated state. By John P. Kelly of The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x38424821/Patrick-declares-state-of-emergency-warns-of-statewide-river-flooding

RILEY DOCTOR: With Riley murder trials done, spotlight turns to civil suit against psychiatrist -- A lawsuit against the psychiatrist who prescribed the drug used to kill 4-year-old Rebecca Riley is moving forward now that her parents have been convicted of murder in her death. By Lane Lambert of The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1009764994/With-Riley-murder-trials-done-spotlight-turns-to-civil-suit-against-psychiatrist

MOTORCYCLE SAFETY: Ryan’s Bill moves on to House after Senate OK – The state Senate has unanimously approved “Ryan’s Bill,” the motorcycle safety measure named for the late Ryan Orcutt of Brockton and championed by his fellow students at Southeastern Regional Technical Vocational High School. By Vicki-Ann Downing of The Enterprise.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1176898779/Ryan-s-Bill-moves-on-to-House-after-Senate-OK

CRAIGSLIST KILLER: Alleged Craigslist killer gives up DNA sample -- A former Boston University medical student and Quincy resident charged with killing a masseuse he met on Craigslist has turned over a DNA sample to prosecutors. Patriot Ledger staff reports.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1664782731/Alleged-Craigslist-killer-gives-up-DNA-sample

FACEBOOK AND BULLYING: Southeastern students suspended over Facebook pages -- Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School suspended three students last week and is considering legal action against a former student in a crackdown on abuse on the Facebook social networking site. By Vicki-Ann Downing of The Enterprise.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x38424842/Southeastern-students-suspended-over-Facebook-pages


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