Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sunday Globe Special: I'll Be Brief

"Man’s body recovered from water at Winthrop Beach

The body of an unidentified man was recovered from the water at Winthrop Beach Saturday afternoon, the Winthrop Fire Department said. At about 2 p.m., firefighters received a call from residents near Faun Bar, in the area of Beacon Street and Winthrop Shore Drive, reporting a body floating by the shore, said Fire Captain Charles Flanagan. When emergency crews arrived, they began trying to resuscitate the man, whom Flanagan estimated to be in his 40s. He was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Flanagan said that while Winthrop police continue to investigate the incident, the man “appears to have ingested a lot of water… for the short amount of time we were working on him [there were] no other obvious signs of trauma.”

"Bill would raise Maine’s minimum wage

Maine’s Democrat-controlled Legislature approved a bill last week that would raise the state’s minimum wage in stages from the current $7.50 an hour to $9 by 2016, then raise it annually to account for inflation. Governor Paul LePage, a Republican, is reviewing the bill and has not taken action, said spokeswoman Adrienne Bennett (AP)."

I doubt that Tea Party prick will sign it.

"Police search for missing N.H. woman

Police on Saturday continued to search for a New Hampshire woman who they believe may be injured or dead. Kelly Robarge of Charlestown was reported missing Thursday afternoon and family members have been unable to contact her, authorities said. Robarge had filed for divorce Thursday, citing irreconcilable differences, WMUR-TV reported. She listed her husband’s address as in Putney, Vt., where neighbors said police had been throughout the day on Friday. Police have not said why they were at the residence. Anyone with information is asked to call New Hampshire State Police at 603-271-3636 (AP)."

Call the NSA for the communications and location records.

"Lightning strike damages Dennis home, displaces family

A lightning strike early Saturday morning in Dennis caused heavy damage to a 2½-story home and displaced four adults—the owner, his wife, and their adult son and daughter-in-law, according to the Dennis Fire Department. Firefighters received multiple calls — from a neighbor, a woman driving by, and the occupants of the house — shortly before 7 a.m., reporting that lightning had struck the house on Donovan Way, said Assistant Fire Chief John Donlan. Lightning hit the back corner of the roof, igniting the roof and top floor, according to a statement from the Dennis Fire Department. The lower two floors of the home, where the occupants were sleeping, sustained smoke and water damage. The storm woke up the occupants of the house, who were able to get out with no injuries."

Lightning won't strike twice here.

"Vt. farmer charged in pot trafficking ring

A Vermont farmer has been charged in a large marijuana trafficking ring involving drugs that federal officials believe were smuggled across the U.S.-Canadian border. Kirt Westcom, of East Fairfield, pleaded not guilty Thursday to conspiring to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana. Jeffrey A. Donna, who owns T.J.’s Country Store in Montgomery; Roy L. McAllister II, vice president of McAllister Fuels Inc. of Richford; and Jesse J. Soule, a Montgomery dairy farmer, pleaded not guilty on May 29 to marijuana trafficking conspiracy charges, the Burlington Free Press reported. Westcom allegedly often hid the pot in hay bales in his barn, the affidavit said."

Time to legalize. 

For some reason the Globe's website forgot that and a lot of other things. What are they smoking over there? 

I decided not to get on the late night T, not with the rise in violence in Boston, and I already surrendered on this issue. We don't have to lunch over it. I want to get out of the Boston Globe box so I guess I'm pretty much tanking it today. I will be putting a few things up, but then I will start getting ready for the new month and a new format in an entirely new yet similar style, with an exciting yet still familiar focus.