More storms hit W. Mass. – Shock treatment bill heard – Romney talks VPs

STORMS: Yet another storm wrecked parts of Western Mass yesterday. MEMA was all over it (WWLP), while Gov. Patrick praised the recovery of the communities hit hardest by earlier storms (T&G).

SHOCK TREATMENT: The debate over skin shock treatment for severely autistic patients at a Canton private school hits the Legislature. (AP)

NAVEL OBSERVATORY: A little ahead of yourself there, Mitt? (PI)

PHOTO OF THE DAY: U.S. Rep. Neal’s "uh-oh" face. (AP)

STORM:
MEMA helping storm victims | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com
Many W. Mass cities damaged by storm | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Gov. Patrick praises tornado recovery efforts: www.telegram.com

PATRICK:
Deval Patrick Faces Island Deluge – 7/26/11 – Vineyard Gazette Online: www.mvgazette.com

LEGISLATURE:
Mass. lawmakers consider ban on shock treatment – AP: feeds.boston.com
Shock treatment ban considered – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: m.thesunchronicle.com
Sen. Stanley Rosenberg to speak in South Hadley about redistricting | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

TRANSPORTATION:
Silver Line turns to gold – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

STATE NEWS:
43 Mass. post offices may be closed – The Boston Globe: www.boston.com
Disabled-rights group sues Mass. over Medicaid – Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Courthouse closings are likely: www.telegram.com

HEALTH CARE:
Suit Claims MassHealth Violated Disabilities Act | AP: feeds.wbur.org
Massachusetts home sales continue slide – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com
Proponents pitch single-payer health care at Framingham State forum – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com

2012:
Brown uses “Cut, Cap, and Balance” vote in fundraiser from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com

MITT MONITOR:
Romney to discuss economy at Ohio campaign stop – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com
Romney outlines GOP VP short list from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com

LOCAL NEWS:
Recall backers reluctant to talk about petition results » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA : www.eagletribune.com

MISC.
Newspaper: Kerry crewmate stripped of medal from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com
Corpororate taxes escape change from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com
MassBroadband 123 to expand access in western and north central Massachusetts – Mass High Tech Business News: news.google.com
Move On protestors picket possible cuts | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
BostonHerald.com – Blogs: Lone Republican» Blog Archive » Tierney Pro-Pork: www.bostonherald.com
Retail politics – CW: www.commonwealthmagazine.org
Blue Mass Group | Scott Brown campaign lost in 2010 time warp?: feedproxy.google.com
Massachusetts gets little guidance from Washington as debt ceiling debate approaches deadline | masslive.com: blog.masslive.com
Red Mass Group:: Dr. Gerry Dembrowski Announces 2012 Campaign : www.redmassgroup.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
CT Budget Deal Voting: Malloy Says Come Back From Vacation To Vote – Courant.com: www.courant.com
VT Cyberbullying law would let schools deal with students – Brattleboro Reformer : www.reformer.com
ME Maine lawmakers reject health care study – Brattleboro Reformer : www.reformer.com
ME Downsizing of State Planning Office eyed | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com
ME Department of Agriculture money heads to Maine | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com

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