Story | Dec 28, 2014 | 7:52 PM
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Story | Nov 25, 2013 | 11:40 AMGregory Beck, a town-employed emergency dispatcher, has been asked by his own party to give up his seat on the Brookfield Board of Education because of a Facebook comment about the Sandy Hook massacre that no one liked. The Newtown Patch website profiled a Newtown native's "26 Days of Kindness," a simple initiative encouraging people to do one nice thing a day in the 26 days leading up to the first anniversary of the tragedy. Beck, a black-hearted man who is unable to respond to the issue of Sandy Hook with that kind of empathic, non-political sentiment, wrote, "I shall buy my friends who are gun enthusiasts a box of ammunition on days 1-26" on a link to the story posted on Patch site's Facebook page. Both town Republicans (who endorsed him) and Democrats have asked Beck to give up his seat. Beck apologized and called his comments "completely indefensible" but told the Danbury News-Times he won't resign.
Column | Dec 28, 2014 | 5:00 AM
Story | Dec 28, 2014 | 5:20 AM
MIAMI With glasses raised, some Cubans have kept up the ritual toast "Next Year in Havana" as the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve. It has gone on for decades, ever since the 1959 Cuban Revolution brought Fidel Castro to power. Now, for the...
Story | Dec 28, 2014 | 11:38 AM
The following items were taken from police reports: Wilmette •Someone use the information belonging to a resident in the 2400 block of Concord Lane to apply for three credit cards, it was reported Dec. 17. •Holiday lights on bushes at a...