Today's focus is on the rescue from pirates of Capt. Richard Phillips, Mass. Maritime Academy alum. In non-pirate news:
--Always more budget bad news: Lawrence is rotating firehouse closings, according to the Eagle-Tribune; Lowell's city manager warns of impending layoffs, the Sun reports; Leominster is looking at its toughest budget in years, says the Sentinel and Enterprise.
--WPI is suddenly a hot spot as green jobs become all the rage, reports the Worcester Telegram and Gazette.