What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers.

1219667665At least someone’s hiring: Gov. Deval Patrick has added nearly 2,000 jobs to the state payroll during the past year. Many of the new hires work for MassHighway and the Department of Corrections. [Herald]

Won’t anyone think of the fish? The Canadian government is considering drilling for oil in Georges Bank. While the drilling would be limited to the Canadian side of the area, experts fear it would harm the environment on the American side. [Globe]

The answer is blowin’ in the wind: Boston planners are hoping to develop zoning rules to make it easier for wind turbines to be built in the city. [Herald]

Oh swell: The Farmer’s Almanac is calling for a colder than average winter. [Globe]