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  • New Britain Mayor Faces Criticism Over Social Media Posts

    New Britain Mayor Faces Criticism Over Social Media Posts
    NEW BRITAIN — Mayor Erin Stewart's Instagram photo from a July 4th barbecue and a brief Facebook update in June — both posted on her personal accounts — have made their way into the public forum. Courant columnist Kevin Rennie, a former...
  • Little League: Hopkins delivers win for Costa Mesa National

    Little League: Hopkins delivers win for Costa Mesa National
    Behind the outfield fence, someone flew a huge white kite during the top of the first inning of the Mayor's Cup. The kite became a distraction for the first couple of hitters. When the third hitter stepped into the batter's box, the home plate umpire...
  • Hogan and Hobby Lobby [Letter]

    Hogan and Hobby Lobby [Letter]
    Within hours of the Supreme Court's decision last week that closely-held corporations could deny coverage for contraceptives through their employees' health insurance policies if doing so violated the owners' religious convictions, Gov. Martin O'Malley...
  • Editorial: Here's how Michael Madigan browbeats Illinois

    Editorial: Here's how Michael Madigan browbeats Illinois
    We keep wondering when Democrats in the Illinois House — forlorn little mushrooms on whom Speaker Michael Madigan regularly dumps his putrid embarrassments — will decide they've had enough of self-serving-antics-by-Mike. Maybe never. Maybe...
  • Small town fights big-time truck traffic

    Small town fights big-time truck traffic
    Elwood residents have long tolerated growing tractor-trailer traffic that rattles homes, strains nerves and interrupts funeral processions to the nearby national military cemetery. But with 8,000 big rigs rolling through town each day, many say their...
  • Charlie Crist goes for trifecta in Broward money raising

    Charlie Crist goes for trifecta in Broward money raising
    Charlie Crist is going for the trifecta of campaign fundraising Tuesday evening, with fundraisers hosted by three Broward mayors. First up, an event at the home of Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper. Next is Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober. He ends the...
  • John Kass: Chicago Democrats a protected species on the national stage

    Prominent Chicago Democrats have had an easy time with the national media for decades -- as easy as shaking a ring of keys to distract an anxious child in church. Former Mayor Richard M. Daley rode a bicycle in photo ops and put a few plants on the...
  • Plainville To Auction Five Parcels To Get Back Taxes

    PLAINVILLE — An auction has been scheduled for Aug. 20 to sell municipal tax debts owed by five property owners who have ignored repeated payment requests from the town. This is the first time the town has used tax sales to collect delinquent...
  • Orlando toll-road scandal: Exposing puppets, puppet masters

    Orlando toll-road scandal: Exposing puppets, puppet masters
    The latest 400 pages of testimony in Orlando's toll-road scandal read like a Hollywood script. There are secret meetings in the backrooms of high-end steakhouses, strategy sessions about punishing enemies and rewarding friends, and covert talks about...
  • John Duran endorses Bobby Shriver in L.A. County supervisor contest

    John Duran endorses Bobby Shriver in L.A. County supervisor contest
    West Hollywood City Council member John Duran, who finished third in the June primary for Los Angeles County Supervisor, formally endorsed second-place finisher Bobby Shriver on Tuesday. At a Shriver news conference, Duran said some in the gay and...
  • Mayo: Dania dysfunction - Mayor Duke vs. Vice-Mayor Brandimarte

    Imagine if a co-worker tried to get you fired for getting sick. That, in essence, is the heart of the latest nasty episode in the dysfunctional world of Dania Beach politics. Last month, vice-mayor Chickie Brandimarte fell ill with an intestinal...