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Also in today's Globe West ...

Posted by Ralph Ranalli September 30, 2007 09:15 AM


Globe West's reporters and correspondents have fanned out across the region to bring you a variety of compelling stories in today's edition, including:

Staff writer Ralph Ranalli's report about how state environmental officials are phasing out odd-even day watering bans, saying they may actually be encouraging homeowners to use more water, not less;

Staff writer Meg Woolhouse's story about how Newton Mayor David B. Cohen's insistence on pushing through a proposal for articial turf fields at Newton South High School has angered critics who believe the city has more pressing capital needs;

Correspondent Matt Gunderson's report detailing how the days of hiding dismal report cards and midterm grades to avoid the wrath of parents may soon become a relic of the past, as more and more schools ramp up their online links with parents, and;

Correspondent John Dyer's report about a proposal in Westborough to ban JetSkis and other personal watercraft.

For a complete listing of all of today's Globe West stories, visit the section online.

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