October storm ravages parts of state – Commuter rail expected to be delayed today – City Hall races heat up with a week to go – Vermin reigns Supreme

Boo.

OCTOBER BLUST: We in Boston may have only received enough late-October snow to grumble and make us hate winter a little earlier than usual. while the western parts of the state got whacked but good (Republican). Commuter rail officials got the word out early that you’re probably going to be late for work today (Metro, AP) and some are still in the dark due to downed power lines (AP).

THE LOCALS: Some local races are heating up in cities across the state. Or maybe the "week before election day" alarm went off in the newsrooms of the major daily papers and they decided to pay attention to certain City Halls for the next few days. There’s not one, but two competitive city council races in Boston and it looks like Fitchburg mayor Lisa Wong could be out in the cold come next Tuesday.

VERMIN: Your next president of the United States.

October Storm Dumps Foot Of Snow In Worcester « CBS Boston VIDEO: Construction of the MWRA Wind Turbine – Charlestown, MA Patch Commuters Should Expect Train Delays For Commute – Boston News Story – WCVB Boston

STORM:
Historic October snowstorm leaves thousands in Western Massachusetts without electricity, closes schools, damages trees | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Metro – Commuters can expect train delays on Purple Line after storm: www.metro.us
Gov. Deval Patrick says 700 National Guardsmen dispatched to assist with recovery from October snowstorm | masslive.com: www.google.com
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Power outages from East Coast snowstorm below 3M – – AP: feeds.boston.com
Mass. commuter rail officials warn of snow delays – AP: feeds.boston.com
Western Massachusetts is a ‘disaster’ after a powerful nor’easter pummels the region | masslive.com: news.google.com
Storm pummels area towns » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA : www.eagletribune.com
Easthampton Police Chief: ‘This is the worst storm I’ve ever seen’ | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

OCCUPY:
Occupy Boston rides out storm mostly undamaged – Metro – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Occupy Worcester weathers the storm: www.telegram.com
No ‘Occupation’ -yet » Local News » GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA : www.gloucestertimes.com

GAMBLING:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Observers betting on 3 sites, but …: telegram.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Casino issues still to be ironed out: telegram.com

LOCAL HEADLINES:
Rehoboth voters asked to spend some money – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com
Heating aid caught in budget crunch | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com
Investment Bolsters Quincy Center Redevelopment – Banker & Tradesman: www.bankerandtradesman.com
Framingham special TM to consider ‘risky’ options – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com

LOCAL RACES:
Groundbreaking mayor losing favor – Metro – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com
Fitchburg mayor Lisa Wong in reelection fight against Joseph Solomito – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
At-large field agrees to be at bus stops – Metro – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com
Councilor candidates fight 2 battles – Metro – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

REDISTRICTING:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Latinos seeking to increase clout: telegram.com

THE FEDS:
Tierney’s wife may testify against brother – BostonHerald.com: feedproxy.google.com
Feds eye new probe of NOAA » Local News » GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA : www.gloucestertimes.com

MISC.
A Bilingual Debate? No Hablo Inglés- Banker & Tradesman: www.bankerandtradesman.com
Bike bill: Brake for cyclists or pay $200 – BostonHerald.com: feedproxy.google.com
Blogging under the golden dome – BostonHerald.com: feedproxy.google.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Video: Vermin Supreme vs. Aleister Crowley: The 2012 Presidential Debate – Talking Politics : feedproxy.google.com
Blue Mass Group | Ernie Boch, III Day In MA – Globe Spotlight Should Be a Big Nothing – Elizabeth Warren’s Coat: feedproxy.google.com
Mitt? Nope. Barry. « : sunpolsandpolitics.wordpress.com
Column: Brownsberger brings experience to State Senate – Watertown, MA – Watertown TAB: www.wickedlocal.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:

NH Call him ‘Vermin’ | Concord Monitor: www.concordmonitor.com

ME Lawmakers begin sorting bills for 2012 session | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com

ME Bill would help avoid a sticky situation | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com

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