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  • Affidavit: Newington Town Employee Admitted Taking Cans Of Paint

    NEWINGTON — Former town facilities manager Robert Korpak reportedly admitted taking four gallons of town-owned paint and discussing a possible overbilling scheme with an electrical contractor, according to an arrest affidavit.
  • Here comes electronic fuel metering

    Here comes electronic fuel metering
    Karen Freeman thought that she'd returned her Chrysler 200 Sedan to the airport in Richmond, Va., with a full tank. She thought wrong. "An agent noted that the tank was full," says Freeman, an architect from Atlanta, Ga. The gauge also registered that...

    City schools food bills top $1 million

    In Baltimore schools, the cost of doing business can often be found on a plate — eggs Benedict or a French-toast buffet for breakfast, crab cakes or beef Wellington for lunch, and chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert. The school district...

    Coliseum official directed stadium work to firm he founded

    Coliseum official directed stadium work to firm he founded
    Last year, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum's technology manager enlisted a private company to help stage events such as a UCLA-USC soccer match, ESPN's X Games and a run-up to the Lingerie Bowl, an alternative Super Bowl halftime show. The company...

    At cross purposes? Two city offices worked on phone plans

    As the Baltimore comptroller's office was seeking bids for a multimillion-dollar upgrade of the city government's telephone system last year, the mayor's technology office was buying about $500,000 worth of equipment that could be used for the same kind...