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  • Response to Allentown sewage backup stinks

    Matt Ackerman was in the basement of his Allentown home when he heard a gurgling sound coming from the sewer drain. "I know when that is happening, that's not a good thing," he said. It sure wasn't. Sewage was spouting from the drain in the laundry...
  • Musikfest's founder takes a bow

    Musikfest founder Jeff Parks has a confession: He doesn't like crowds. But Parks, who has helped draw millions of people to Bethlehem, wore a big smile last week as he weaved his way through crowds at the annual free music festival. Making his way...
  • Park Ridge takes up medical pot zoning

    Park Ridge takes up medical pot zoning
    Park Ridge is starting to get queries from companies interested in operating stores selling medical marijuana. Before acting on any such requests, the city wants to adopt the "reasonable" zoning regulations allowed under the state law that made the...
  • Mad about Madrid: A 24-hour guide to Spain's capital in a land of fiestas and siestas

    Mad about Madrid: A 24-hour guide to Spain's capital in a land of fiestas and siestas
    The clink of a cafe con leche against a china saucer, the clatter of horse hooves on cobblestones, the laughter of tartan-clad children sent to retrieve a baguette from the ambulant baker: These are the telltale sounds of Madrid rising to greet another...
  • Mayor broke her contract with police, fire employees [Letter]

    Mayor broke her contract with police, fire employees [Letter]
    I was not surprised to read the view of The Sun's editorial board in "End the pension fight" (Aug. 8), but your facts are incorrect. The police and fire unions made a proposal in September of 2009 regarding the fire and police pension plan. While the...
  • Applauds Bridgeport Mayor On Immigrant Kids

    I am encouraged and inspired by the admirable position on the housing of immigrant children from Central and South America by Mayor Bill Finch of Bridgeport [July 23, news, "City Open To Taking In Immigrants"]. Children caught in the middle of an often...
  • Howard County assessing security after two die at Merriweather concert

    Howard County assessing security after two die at Merriweather concert
    Howard County officials say they are investigating security and screening procedures at Merriweather Post Pavilion after two concertgoers died and 19 others were sent to hospitals during an electronic dance music festival over the weekend. The deaths of...
  • Tinley Park awards no-bid projects to political insider

    Tinley Park awards no-bid projects to political insider
    Every year, Tinley Park officials spend tens of thousands of dollars printing three newsletters that tout the town's virtues. In a recent edition of the Tinley Park Exchange, Mayor Ed Zabrocki lauded the village's "conservative financial management" and...
  • Helping the people keep L.A.'s sheriff in line

    Helping the people keep L.A.'s sheriff in line
    What is the point of creating a civilian commission to oversee the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, as reformers demand, when the sheriff is already elected directly by the people? Surely voters are smart enough at election time to oust a...
  • BLM, local law enforcement tensions near breaking point in the West

    BLM, local law enforcement tensions near breaking point in the West
    James Perkins sees the federal Bureau of Land Management more as a belligerent occupying army than a government agency serving U.S. citizens, including those like him in south-central Utah. Perkins is the sheriff of Garfield County, a rural bastion...
  • Oak Park to guarantee Volvo loan

    Oak Park to guarantee Volvo loan
    The village of Oak Park will guarantee a loan of up to $550,000 to a Volvo dealership over the next several years in a deal that uses economic development funds in a new way. The dealership, near Garfield Street and Harlem Avenue in the Harlem...