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  • Connecticut Considering a Crackdown on Nightclubs

    Connecticut Considering a Crackdown on Nightclubs
    Unregulated after-hours clubs and "BYOB" joints. Juice bars across the hall from boozy "adult" night spots. Untrained bouncers. Scores of drunks pouring into the streets at 2 a.m. closing times. When you add in guns, this late-night clubbing cocktail...
  • Selling Your Homemade Baked Goods is Not That Easy

    Selling Your Homemade Baked Goods is Not That Easy
    Let's say you're a really good home baker, so good that all your friends want what you're making and insist on paying you for those cakes or pies or cookies. In a whole bunch of states, from Rhode Island to California, that wouldn't be a terrible...
  • Connecticut Has Had A Few Mayors That Out-Shame Rob Ford

    Connecticut Has Had A Few Mayors That Out-Shame Rob Ford
    You'd think that Rob Ford, Toronto's crack-smoking-oral-sex-denying-binge-drinking buffoon of a mayor, would be a tough dude to top in any screw-up contest for local politicians. It's true that Ford's antics have provided an insane amount of...
  • Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene

    Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene
    At least 25 homes in East Haven were destroyed, one person has died, others are missing and more than half the state is without power after Tropical Storm Irene tore through Connecticut Sunday. East Haven mayor April Capone said that at least 25 homes in...
  • L.A. County health director outlined planned department merger in memo

    L.A. County health director outlined planned department merger in memo
    Los Angeles County officials Thursday released a previously withheld "confidential" memo that outlined a proposal by the director of Health Services to consolidate two other health-related agencies under his department. County supervisors voted...
  • Menifee councilman accused of using his position for financial gain

    Menifee councilman accused of using his position for financial gain
    Riverside prosecutors said a Menifee councilman was arrested and charged Thursday on suspicion of having a conflict of interest, using his position for financial gain and not having a license for an event venue he owns. Thomas Fuhrman was arrested at a...
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  • Burr Ridge speeds up water meter swap

    Burr Ridge speeds up water meter swap
    Burr Ridge officials are expediting a program to upgrade and replace all residential water meters in the suburb. The village plans to replace about 700 water meters each year, according to Paul May, public works director/village engineer. The entire...
  • New townhomes approved in Westmont

     New townhomes approved in Westmont
    A new 22-unit townhome community has been approved for the 400 block of North Cass Avenue in Westmont. Trustees earlier this month approved several zoning code variances for the development planned by Cass Avenue Dream Homes, LLC., which will have...
  • New Westmont dealership to offer used, luxury vehicles

    New Westmont dealership to offer used, luxury vehicles
    A dealership that sells luxury pre-owned vehicles and motorcycles will be coming to Westmont. At a village board meeting on June 26, trustees approved a variance and special use permit to allow Ultimo Motorsports to operate at the former Chevrolet...