Today's Massachusetts Papers, 4/9

The most widely-reported news state-wide is that the public breast-feeding law goes into effect today. Yesterday, public breast-feeders could be prosecuted and potentially go onto the sex-offender registry list. Today, Bay State babies can go on a feeding frenzy without hiring a lookout for the five-oh. In other news:

--Very interesting story in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette about the revival of river-powered electricity for mills in Northbridge.

--Haverhill wants to use federal stimulus money early, to save teachers' jobs, reports the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune.

--In smaller-potatoes budget cutting, the Sun notes that Lowell is trying to wean city employees off of city-issued cell phones.

--Picking a new school superintendent is never without controversy, and the Enterprise shows that Brockton is no exception.

--State senator Benjamin Downing's 27-year-old policy director has been chosen as Adams town administrator, reports the North Adams Transcript.

--Two cops from Abington and East Bridgewater are up for America's Most Wanted's All-Star Award; the Patriot-Ledger has the details on how you can vote. 

--Horrible story in the Springfield Republican of an 11-year-old who committed suicide.

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