Tornado cleanup begins in Western & Central MA – Gov. and Senators tour damage – Romney set to announce – Sarah tours trail?

TORNADO ALLEY: The state begins cleaning up after a day of devastating tornadoes and thunder storms. Gov. Patrick, Lt. Gov. Murray, Sen. Kerry, Sen. Brown and other officials are on the ground in Western Mass. Patrick spoke with WWLP this morning about what’s happening today.

Tornado headlines:
Live updates: Western Mass. tornado recovery effort underway Thursday | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Governor says death toll is preliminary – Framingham, MA -AP: www.metrowestdailynews.com
Lt. Governor speaks on tornado damage | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com
Sen. John Kerry: ‘We will rebuild, and we will be stronger’ | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Governor shifts from business to disaster duty – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com

MITT MONITOR: Mitt Romney plans to announce his presidential bid today in New Hampshire, but look who’s also headed north to possibly steal a bit of the Mittster’s thunder. (Globe)

MORE TORNADO STORIES:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Swift response after storm: www.telegram.com
Hanover students pass close to tornado on field trip – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com
Patrick surveying WMass tornado damage | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com
In wake of tornadoes, local crews receiving a hand from state and federal agencies | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
UMass tornado chaser: Springfield tornadoes were ‘uncharacteristic’ – MassLive: www.masslive.com
Western and Central Massachusetts communities cleaning up after tornadoes devastate region | AP: www.masslive.com
Gov. orders some Mass. workers to stay home – AP: www.telegram.com
Senator Scott Brown arrives to tour tornado destruction | AP: www.masslive.com
Brown, Kerry To Tour Tornado Damage | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
Springfield Hospital Treats 25 For Storm Injuries | AP: feeds.wbur.org

SARAH:
Sarah Palin plans to tour Freedom Trail before heading to NH – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com
Palin headed for Boston, maybe today – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com

OTHER NEWS:
Hopkinton resident wants AG to protest election – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com
South Coast Rail chief resigns | Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com
Mass. Democrats to focus on Brown at convention – Globe: feeds.boston.com
Auditor: DiMasi deeply in debt – AP: www.telegram.com
Nuclear power critics blast federal officials | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com
UMass trustees recommend 7.5% hike in student fees – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
Shumlin signs new public access bill – Brattleboro Reformer: www.reformer.com
R.I.s Governor Chafee pushes for sales-tax overhaul at public forum | Politics | projo.com | The Providence Journal : www.projo.com
GOP passes Senate budget | Concord Monitor: www.concordmonitor.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Red Mass Group:: Setti Warren Not Ready for the Big Leagues : www.redmassgroup.com
the-palins-are-coming-the-palins-are-coming.aspx: feedproxy.google.com
Massachusetts Liberal: Tornado Tour: baystateliberal.blogspot.com
Red Mass Group:: Brown Derangement Syndrome Watch: Tornado Edition : www.redmassgroup.com

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