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 |
Governor says death toll is preliminary – Framingham, MA -AP:
Lt. Governor speaks on tornado damage |
Sen. John Kerry: ‘We will rebuild, and we will be stronger’ |
Governor shifts from business to disaster duty – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe –

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)

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

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

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

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

Red Mass Group:: Setti Warren Not Ready for the Big Leagues :
Massachusetts Liberal: Tornado Tour:
Red Mass Group:: Brown Derangement Syndrome Watch: Tornado Edition :

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