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  • San Gabriel Valley's El Monte getting a boost from Chinese investors

    San Gabriel Valley's El Monte getting a boost from Chinese investors
    Trucks loaded with construction materials park in front of a vacant lot in El Monte, where a homeless man slumbers on the sidewalk next to a mountain of rags and trash bags. Overhead, colorful flags whip in the breeze, advertising opportunities for...
  • Romeo Valianti, tax division director

    Romeo Valianti, tax division director
    Romeo Valianti, who had been director of the Maryland State Comptroller's Admissions and Amusement Tax Division, died Wednesday at his Finksburg home of a heart attack. He was 90. The son of Vincent Valianti, an immigrant Italian tailor, and Castellani...
  • Montgomery County shooter went from house to house in less than two hours

    Montgomery County shooter went from house to house in less than two hours
    An Iraq war veteran from Pennsburg methodically killed his ex-wife and five members of her family in a shooting rampage that started around 3:30 a.m. Monday in Souderton, then spread as he went to Lansdale and finally Lower Salford an hour and 45...
  • Wreaths Across America Day observed in Windsor cemetery

    National Wreaths Across America Day was observed on Dec. 13 at the Windsor Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The event was hosted by the Hispanic-American Veterans of Connecticut, Inc. (HAVOCT), Windsor's American Legion Post #59, and Carmon Community Funeral...
  • O.C.-area Pearl Harbor survivors group holds its last gathering

    O.C.-area Pearl Harbor survivors group holds its last gathering
    The three elderly men walked slowly to the front of the American Legion hall and settled into a row of chairs by the podium. They wore Hawaiian shirts, and white pants and shoes, and the words emblazoned on each of their caps noted their place in history:...
  • Regional Digest: Southington Football Team Honored By Walter Camp

    Southington Football Team Honored By Walter Camp The Southington Blue Knights, the No. 1 team in the state's high school football season-ending polls, is the Walter Camp Football Foundation's choice to receive the Joseph W. Kelly Award, which is awarded...
  • Bugler offers a final goodbye at veterans' funerals and other services

    Bugler offers a final goodbye at veterans' funerals and other services
    Richard Grogan slipped on white gloves before lifting his bugle from its case. Built to the 74-year-old Army reservist and Navy veteran's liking, the 4-year-old brass instrument has been Grogan's partner at fellow veterans' funerals and other events....
  • Ladies raise cash for troops by trading cookies at American Legion

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas cookies at the River Grove American Legion, where the post’s Ladies Auxiliary held their fourth annual cookie exchange Dec. 13. The club is made up of women who have one or more family member who...
  • Community celebrates La Crescenta beautification project

    Community celebrates La Crescenta beautification project
    Crescenta Valley Town Council President Robbyn Battles sat on a bench at the corner of Rosemont and Orange avenues on Saturday. Her eyes scanned what stood in front of her. Benches bearing the names of sponsors such as the American Legion Verdugo-Hills...
  • Wilmette Legion post's latest mission is to stay open

    Wilmette Legion post's latest mission is to stay open
    Peter Huerter American Legion Post 46 has just won a battle to stay open. Now its officers have to figure out how to win the war. For Commander Michael Jonscher, senior vice-commander John Fragassi, and others, that means keeping the doors open at 1925...
  • Veterans Day | War Stories: In Their Own Words: Army surgical technician recalls World War II hospital duty

    Veterans Day | War Stories: In Their Own Words: Army surgical technician recalls World War II hospital duty
    This Veterans Day, Pauline Haydt Minnich remembers growing up in Northampton and her service in the Army Air Forces during World War II. - You know where the new Sacred Heart assisted living is in Northampton, on 21st Street by the Hokendauqua Creek?...