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)

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

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Mass. lawmakers consider ban on shock treatment – AP:
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Sen. Stanley Rosenberg to speak in South Hadley about redistricting |

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43 Mass. post offices may be closed – The Boston Globe:
Disabled-rights group sues Mass. over Medicaid – Boston Business Journal:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – Courthouse closings are likely:

Suit Claims MassHealth Violated Disabilities Act | AP:
Massachusetts home sales continue slide – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News:
Proponents pitch single-payer health care at Framingham State forum – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News:

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MassBroadband 123 to expand access in western and north central Massachusetts – Mass High Tech Business News:
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