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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VIDEO: BROCKTON WOMAN KILLED BY GUNMAN REMEMBERED FOR WARMTH, SENSE OF HUMOR - Family and friends of Selma Goncalves, who was killed by in a shooting rampage on Clinton Street  Wednesday afternoon, mourn the young woman who loved dancing the samba, working and had planned for college.
Enterprise, Papadopoulos, on wire now
With photos

72-YEAR-OLD HOMELESS MAN SHOT TO DEATH IN COLD BLOOD - During his daily can collection route, Arlindo Goncalves would often grab discarded roses from the trash outside funeral homes. The 72-year-old would keep the flowers with him to give to a friend. On Wednesday, while he was making his rounds, he was shot to death by a 22-year-old Brockton man who was looking for “non-white” people to kill, authorities said.
Enterprise, Alspach, on wire now
With photos

LEGAL AID ORGANIZATIONS PRESS FOR FUNDING IN HOUSING CRISIS - From her days working in customer service for a utility company, Lisa Damon was already in the habit of keeping thorough documents as Countrywide Financial foreclosed on her family's home last year.
Milford Daily News, Wasserman, on wire now
With photo

COLLEGES SCOPE OUT STUDENTS' WEB PAGES - Colleges are increasingly using Facebook, MySpace and YouTube, just like so many students applying for admission, but the schools often use them for different reasons — to check those students’ backgrounds and reach out to them with video lectures.
Herald News, Welker, on wire now
With photos

PIKE WON'T DECIDE ON TOLL HIKE UNTIL NEXT MONTH - Mass. Pike drivers could face higher tolls by April 1, but the Turnpike Authority board won't make a final decision until at least next month's meeting.
MetroWest, Hilliard, on wire now

PHOTO: BLAZING A SNOWY TRAIL - Jane Thompson of Scituate takes advantage of the ample snow cover by cross-country skiing along Edward Foster Road in Scituate.
Ledger, Higgins, on wire now

Business

MASSACHUSETTS BUSINESS IN BRIEF - Hanscom Air Force Base loses bid for Air Force center; Newton wind farm developer finishes another project in Maine; NStar sees revenue growth in 2008.
Ledger, on wire now

FOXWOODS UPGRADES CHIPS; TIME RUNNING OUT TO REDEEM OLD ONES - If you’ve had a handful of $10 Foxwoods gaming chips lying around the bureau for the past 10 years and hope to cash in on them, better hurry. Foxwoods will only accept the older chips until Jan. 31. After that, they become collector items.
Norwich, Sokolic, on wire now
With photos

RICHARD HAGOPIAN: SAVING IS IN VOGUE AGAIN - Attitudes and behaviors may be shifting in the wake of the financial crisis that has turned into a serious economic downturn. Many are wondering if one result might be the creation of a new generation of pennywise Americans who are more diligent about saving money.
CNC, on wire now

Opinions

EDITORIAL: THE MASS. PIKE MORE THAN DOUBLES the cost of a FastLane transponder - and pretends they are giving them away for "free."
MetroWest, 7 p.m.

EDITORIAL: THE MESSAGE IN OBAMA'S inaugural address: Grow up, America.
MetroWest, 7 p.m.

HOLMES: JOBS ARE FALLING FASTER THAN LEAVES IN AUTUMN.
MetroWest, 7 p.m.

ADAIR: WILL AMERICANS LEARN TO SACRIFICE IN TIME OF ECONOMIC NEED?
MetroWest, 7 p.m.

EDITORIAL: FINNERAN LOVEFEST IS AN EMBARRASSMENT - We’ve become almost numb to pain of being betrayed by corrupt politicians but the recent breadth of high-profile support for former House Speaker and convicted felon Thomas Finneran felt like a punch below the belt.
Ledger, on wire now

O'MAHONEY: ON CAROLINE KENNEDY
Ledger, on wire now

EDITORIAL: REGIONALIZE TO SURVIVE - As the economy worsens and funds to run local governments dry up, it has become time for cities and towns to drastically change the way they do business. With state aid expected to decline dramatically in coming years, municipalities must find innovative ways to operate on severely reduced budgets
Herald News, on wire now

Sports

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Lifestyles

DIANNE MCDONALD: THERE’S ONE IN EVERY FAMILY - Women often inherit the job of keeping relationships within families, as well as passing down the family history.
Ledger, on wire now

'WENDY AND LUCY' TELLS STORY OF LESS FORTUNATE - What’s one to make of “Wendy and Lucy,” Kelly Reichardt’s slice of modern American life? It’s certainly noble in its mission to shed light on how we treat the less fortunate. And it’s also quite timely given the numbers of people of late who have suddenly found themselves without jobs, money and homes. But the film itself is utterly prosaic.
Ledger, Alexander, on wire now
With photo

MICHELLE WILLIAMS LEADS THE ‘DAWSON’S CREEK’ PACK - What’s happened to the clique of Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams, James Van Der Beek and Joshua Jackson since they graduated from the Capeside High in 2003?  Who tanked and who prospered?
Ledger, Alexander, on wire now
With photos

NEW PRODUCTS, MENUS MAKE IT EASIER TO COOK AND EAT GLUTEN-FREE - Patricia Bean makes a chocolate fudge cake so tasty that people don’t realize that it’s gluten-free –- except her daughter, who can’t eat gluten because she has celiac disease.
Ledger, Feinberg, on wire now
With art

JUDY EISENBERG: GETTING CATALOGS, STARTING SEEDS INDOORS - Seed catalog browsing is a great way for gardeners and ‘wanna-be’ gardeners to fight the winter blues.
CNC, on wire now
With art