Saturday, 2:15 PM
Governor Patrick calls in sick; appearances canceled
By Globe Staff
Governor Deval Patrick is out sick today, suffering from flu-like symptoms, and his public appearances have been canceled, his office said.
The office has arranged for stand-ins for the governor for two events this afternoon. Housing and Economic Development Secretary Dan O’Connell will take Patrick's place this afternoon at the New England Women in Real Estate annual meeting in Boston, while Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray will appear at a news conference on economic development in Fitchburg.
A spokeswoman for the governor, Becky Deusser, said she wasn't sure whether Patrick would be back at work tomorrow.
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