Here are the top New England regional stories coming today from GateHouse News Service. Stories are available at gatehousenewsservice.com.

Here are the top New England regional stories coming today from GateHouse News Service. Stories are available at gatehousenewsservice.com. Please submit stories below no later than 6 p.m. local time, unless you have breaking news that is changing significantly. Questions?

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News

STANDALONES – 9/11 memorial service held in Sudbury with family members of victims.
MetroWest Daily News, Art Illman, on wire now

CAPE VERDEAN PRIME MINISTER TO VISIT CONN., MASS. - Prime Minister Jose Maria Neves would be the highest ranking Cape Verdean official to visit Norwichas part of a tour that includes stops in Providence, Boston and Brockton, Mass., where large Cape Verdean populations live.
Norwich Bulletin, Bowles, 15 inches, on wire now
With info boxes

BUZZARD’S BAY POLLUTION - Increasing levels of nitrogen have caused a dramatic disappearance of eel grass in Buzzards Bay, and forests and stream buffers have declined in the watershed, according to the State of the Bay report by the Coalition for Buzzards Bay.
Herald News, Welker, 15 inches, on wire now

LIGHTNING STRIKES HOME – AGAIN - They say lightning never strikes the same place twice. ‘‘Well, guess what?’’ said Joe Coffey. ‘‘It does.’’
Patriot Ledger, Lightman, 10 inches, on wire now
With photo to come

ENTWISTLE TRIAL DATE MOVED - A Middlesex Superior Court judge today announced that double murder suspect Neil Entwistle's trial date has been delayed until January.
MetroWest Daily News, Miller, 8 inches, on wire now

WE MUST NEVER FORGET - Last year, fire chief in Wareham put a 6-by-5-foot replica of Alexander
Byron's painting "We Must Never Forget" on a billboard near the entrance to Buzzards Bay in memory of 9/11. After a few months it disintegrated because of the harsh weather. This week a weatherproof version was put up.
The Entrprise, Kelly, 20 inches, 6 p.m.
With photo

EASTON EXPLOSION FOLLOW - Follow on fire which gutted a town home, leaving four Stonehill College students injured. What is their status today? What is the feeling on campus? Gerry at noon press conference with one of the kids.
Daily Gazette, Tuoti, 12 inches, 6 p.m.

ONLINE COMMUNITIES: They are sub-communities within the South Shore, virtual worlds that intersect with the real world when people of similar interests connect. The Internet is changing social dynamics, networks and more in the area, transforming how people interact.
Patriot Ledger, Long and Saldinger, 20 inches, 7 p.m.
With 3 sets of photos

ROSH HASHANAH - As local synagogues prepare for Rosh Hashanah, the congregation of Temple Shalom has special reasons to celebrate. Membership is up, they have a full-time rabbi, and a cantor is visiting from Israel. The temple is among many local synagogues gearing up to celebrate the "new
year.
Patriot Ledger, Lambert (and King), 12 inches, 7 p.m.
With photos

WIND TURBINES - A well-known private developer in Quincy wants to build one large turbine near the Fore River Shipyard to power the plant that may make more wind turbines. Hearings are set for tomorrow night.
Patriot Ledger, Schoberg, 15 inches, 8 p.m.

CULTURAL GRANTS - A bunch of arts or culture organizations will receive Mass. cultural council grants.
MetroWest Daily News, Parietti, 12 inches, 6 p.m.
Business

FROZEN FOOD GOES GOURMET - Co-founders of a new company, Comfort Cuisine, the Halls of Plymouth will send you frozen, vacuum-packed, family-oriented food that you can reheat in a pot of simmering water.
Patriot Ledger, Long, 30 inches, on wire now
With photos

Opinions

RICK HOLMES: ON NATSIOS - A visit with Andy Natsios, the U.S. envoy trying to bring peace and stability to Darfur and Sudan.
MetroWest Daily News, 6 p.m.

EDITORIAL: FOCUS IS ASKEW IN RANDOLPH - There are bigger problems in Randolph than a fire chief expressing his raw emotions after a fatal fire in May killed two children in his town.
Patriot Ledger, on wire now

EDITORIAL: THE PETRAEUS CAMPAIGN - For months, George W. Bush has put off discussion of Iraq on the pretext that we won't know whether Gen. David Petraeus' "surge" was working until Petraeus himself returned to Washington with a progress report.
MetroWest Daily News, on wire now

Sports

TO BE E-MAILED later this afternoon

Lifestyles

WORLD WAR II BOMBERS - The Wings of Freedom Tour will bring a B-17 Flying Fortress, a Consolidated B-24 Liberator and a North American B-25 to New Bedford Regional Airport from Wednesday to Friday.
Herald News, Dion, 12 inches, on wire now

ENERGYMASTER - Qigong and taiji find passionate teacher in Marshfield's Roger Whidden. Story on Whidden, who teaches Qigong -- a component of traditional Chinese medicine that combines movement, meditation and controlled breathing. He says it's changed his life, and his students talk
about what it's done for them.
Patriot Ledger, Thomas, 35 inches, on wire now
With photos

GOODBYE, STUFF - Goodbye, stuff! Expert organizer Peter Walsh, in Plymouth, helps people part with the junk they don’t need and find the right places for the things they do.
Patriot Ledger, Gerdeman, 25 inches, on wire now
With photos

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICALS – A look back at the Hollywood staple.
Patriot Ledger, Alexander, 35 inches, on wire now

FOR SATURDAY PUBLICATION: LONG-DISTANCE DEVOTION - Milton couple puts their heart and soul into South African orphans with HIV.
Patriot Ledger, Martinez Standring, 35 inches, on wire now
With photos