| Jun 25, 2014
| 3:43 AM
Local families are invited to visit the four stops on the Connecticut Dinosaur Trail this summer with the Dino Trail Passport which allows admission to all attractions with one cost-effective ticket. The Dino Trail includes the Connecticut Science Center,...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:55 AM
“Fantasy sports” are hugely popular, but when fans “draft” players for their teams, they “own” only the players' statistics. Recently, Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs created Fantex Holdings, which will...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Gregory Beck, a town-employed emergency dispatcher, has been asked by his own party to give up his seat on the Brookfield Board of Education because of a Facebook comment about the Sandy Hook massacre that no one liked. The Newtown Patch website...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 10:35 PM
The Bureau of Land Management on Thursday denied a Spanish company's application to build a controversial renewable energy facility in the Mojave Desert's remote Silurian Valley, deciding the sprawling project “would not be in the public interest.&...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 9:00 PM
With Congress deadlocked over changes to U.S. immigration policy, President Obama has vowed to fix a "broken system" on his own through an executive order. The president's order is expected to defer deportation for millions of adults illegally in the...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 2:38 PM
President Barack Obama's plan to extend private health coverage to the uninsured entered a new uncertain phase on Saturday as U.S. government-backed online insurance marketplaces opened their 2015 plans to millions of potential enrollees.
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday." -- Alexander Pope
President Obama is known for wanting to "spread the wealth around," but he has now gone a...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:49 PM
There is a forgotten contest in this year's U.S. midterm elections. Actually, there are 435 of them: the races for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Thanks to shifting population patterns and redistricting, the Republicans start with an...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Like an old trouper trying to find a new audience for his same old show, our president and thespian-in-chief is giving it a game try. Consider the press conference he gave the day after the results of this year's midterm elections were in -- and so many...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:04 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear a legal challenge to a key part of the Obamacare health law which, if successful, would deprive millions of Americans of tax-credit subsidies to help them afford health insurance coverage.
In a one-sentence...
| Nov 6, 2014
Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants the National Park Service monument at Fort Monroe expanded to connect the two federally protected parcels in the North Beach and Inner Moat areas.
"Governor McAuliffe believes a contiguous national monument at Fort Monroe...