Many still without power after October storm – Hefty price tag for buried lines – Halloween ends up not being canceled -Branches to take up maps

THE POWER UNDERGROUND: The power is still out in many parts of the state after the freak October snow storm smacked us around (Telegram, AP). Why don’t they just bury all these easily-downable power lines under the ground, you ask? Well, because it would cost a trillion dollars, that’s why (The Sleeve)

THE GREAT PUMPKIN: At yesterday’s MEMA bunker presser, Halloween Czar Timothy Murray made sure every Trick-or-Treater had a safe and electrocution-free holiday. (Telegram)

CARTOGRAPHY: The branches are expected to take up their own respective redistricting maps today, so be on the lookout for anyone trying to ditch any loser precincts at the last-minute (AP)

WHDH-TV – Mayor Menino reacts to school bus delay reports More than 340,000 in Massachusetts remain without power Secretary Richard Sullivan on the statewide power outages – Greater Boston

STORM:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Gov. Patrick: ‘We’ll get through this together’: www.telegram.com
Mass. Utilities Restoring Power After Storm – AP: feeds.wbur.org
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Storm cleanup crews busy round-the-clock: telegram.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – National Grid estimates power restoration times: www.telegram.com
Gov. Patrick Urges Patience, Caution in Storm Aftermath – Tewksbury, MA Patch: www.google.com
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown blasts utility companies for inadequate response to power failures caused by October snowstorm – AP: www.masslive.com

GAMBLING:
Patriots owner Robert Kraft: “I don’t want to say anything” about potential casino – PI: feeds.boston.com

EDUCATION:
UMass inaugurates new president – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com
Mayor demands school bus fixes – Metro – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com
Blunders follow high praise for Boston schools superintendent – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com

REDISTRICTING:
Mass. House, Senate To Debate New District Maps | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
Conroy: Redistricting at the State House – Sudbury, MA – The Sudbury Town Crier: www.google.com

OCCUPY:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Occupy Worcester stays resolved: www.telegram.com
Some in costumed crowd came to Occupy Salem » Local News » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA : www.salemnews.com
Photos: Occupy Boston celebrates one-month anniversary at Dewey Square – Phoenix: thephoenix.com

THE FEDS:
Delegation argues for extension of Massachusetts Medicaid waiver – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com
Senator Scott Brown launches internet ad to defend his environmental record – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com

LEGISLATURE:
Lawmakers rush to plug pension loophole – BostonHerald.com: feedproxy.google.com

BUSINESS:
Fidelity move pays big dividend in Texas – Business – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com
Facebook Founder Gives A Shout-Out To Boston | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org

STATE HEADLINES:
Mass. report: Immigrants reap Medicaid benefits – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com
SJC will study rate of OUI acquittals – Metro – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

MITT MONITOR:
Gov. Christie to hold fundraiser for Mitt Romney in N.J. – AP: feeds.stateline.org
Romney says Perry immigrant tuition plan would cost New Hampshire thousands – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com
Fact Checker biography: Romney’s fiscal policies as governor – The Fact Checker – The Washington Post: www.washingtonpost.com
Romney gets fund-raising aid from official with firm seeking to build controversial power line – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com

LOCAL HEADLINES:
Scanlon wants more time on projects » Local News » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA : www.salemnews.com
Cahill promises new kind of leadership » Local News » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA : www.salemnews.com
3 candidates violate state law – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Blue Mass Group | Nearly half a million in MA still without power. Is this OK?: feedproxy.google.com
Keller @ Large: How To Fix Routine Power Outage Issues « CBS Boston: boston.cbslocal.com
Political knowledge quiz 2 | MassPoliticsProfs: www.masspoliticsprofs.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
CT U.S. Supreme Court declines to rule on student free speech in Connecticut case – Courant.com: www.courant.com
VT Shumlin’s father hospitalized after car accident – Brattleboro Reformer: www.reformer.com
ME Gambling interests fund casino opponents | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com

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