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‘Ethel’ premieres at JFK library

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

By Lexi Salazar, Cape Cod Times

BOSTON – Rory Kennedy resisted the idea of making a film about her family for a long time, and if it weren’t for the persistence of HBO, she may have never decided to make “Ethel,” her new documentary that premiered on Monday night at John F. Kennedy Library & Museum.

Rory Kennedy, co-founder and president of Moxie Firecracker Films, has directed or produced more than 35 documentaries, including “Ghosts of Abu Ghraib,” which won an Emmy award.
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Kennedy said Sheila Evans, her friend and president of HBO Documentary Films, had met her mother a number of times and insisted that she make a film about her.

Hyannis eyes cultural district title

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

By Tara Jayakar, Cape Cod Times

HYANNIS — Barnstable officials are taking steps to ask the state to declare the current HyArts district in Hyannis a designated cultural district in hopes of bolstering the town’s image as an art destination and cultural mecca.

“I just think it’s going to be an enormous plus for our community,” said Hyannis Public Library Director Carol Saunders.

The district is the result of collaboration among the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Cape Cod Art Association in Barnstable, the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District, the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Hyannis Area and Cape Cod chambers of commerce and the town of Barnstable.

Dracut fire hero is hailed at Statehouse

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

By Neal J. Riley, The Lowell Sun

BOSTON — Nick Theodore was about to get in the shower when he saw smoke through the bathroom window. Adrenaline pumping, the 19-year-old from Dracut ran outside to find his grandfather lying unconscious by his three-story garage that was sprouting flames.

“You just go, you don’t think,” related Theodore, who was commended for his actions yesterday at the Statehouse by Sen. Barry Finegold, D-Andover, and Rep. Colleen Garry, D-Dracut. “I picked him up and said, ‘Pop, we gotta go, we gotta get you out of here.'”

Theodore’s father, Dino, said his son undoubtedly saved the life of 82-year-old Aristomenes Theodore, who has Parkinson’s disease.

New-media debate: Who qualify as journalists deserving legal protection?

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

By Neal J. Riley, The Lowell Sun

BOSTON — Advocates of a long-debated proposal to protect reporters from legal action for not revealing their sources are facing a complex question: Who is a journalist?

State Rep. Dan Winslow, R-Norfolk, sparked the debate at a Joint Committee on the Judiciary hearing on Tuesday, when he asked a panel testifying in favor of a shield law for journalists about language in the bill defining news media as “any entity that is in the regular business of news gathering.”

“The dividing line between who is and who is not in the business of news is often open to debate,” Winslow said in a later interview. “I just don’t like parsing First Amendment issues.”

Wi-Fi case could make users liable

Friday, April 6th, 2012

By Mounira Al Hmoud, The MetroWest Daily News

BOSTON — A civil complaint filed in U.S. District Court could set a costly precedent for anyone whose wireless Internet router is not secure, making them liable for the wrongs committed by anyone who uses it.

Liberty Media Holdings, a San Diego-based media company, is suing 13 named Massachusetts Internet subscribers and as many as 59 “John Does” for copyright infringement because their Internet signal was used to download the pornographic movie “Down on the Farm” with BitTorrent, a peer-to-peer protocol for file sharing.

The lawsuit only contains names of some defendants, identifying them just by their Internet provider codes.

Local legislator makes Super Bowl bet

Friday, April 6th, 2012

By Rick SobeyMilford Daily News

BOSTON — The Super Bowl stakes couldn’t be higher for state Sen. Richard Ross, who is betting a lobster dinner and Boston cream pie on a Patriots victory.

If he wins, the Wrentham Republican will get more than home team bragging rights: He’s due to get two dozen Staten Island pastries from New York state Sen. Andrew Lanza, R-Staten Island, who is wagering on the Giants.

“I will relish with delight the pastries he will be serving me after the game, just as I’m sure I will enjoy the lobster dinner and Boston cream pie that he would have enjoyed should the Giants had prevailed,” Ross said.