| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:23 PM
Not since my wedding in 1982 have I taken off two weeks in a row at work, and getting back into the office Monday morning reminded me why. Back then, a much simpler time, you merely had to deal with the U.S. mail and phone messages. Today, emails have...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 12:40 PM
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai recently described net neutrality — the Orwellian doctrine that prohibits the prioritization of Web content such as health-care communication or remote learning — as a "solution in search of a problem."...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Congress returns to work Monday facing a tight deadline to fund highway and road projects across the country, an election-year scramble that has injected uncertainty into state and local construction plans at the start of the summer driving season....
| Jul 5, 2014
A change-of-address form at the local post office and missing mail left a Groton woman wondering, "Is It Just Me?" (She must have known that no question is too small for The Bottom Line.)
Q: "I moved from an old house in Old Lyme to a condo in Groton...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:14 PM
The Yankees honored Lou Gehrig at Yankee Stadium July 4, 1939. The headline and beginning of the Associated Press story that appeared in The Courant July 5:
Largest Crowd Of Season At Yankee Stadium To Pay Tribute To Lou Gehrig.
Members Of Great 1927...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 12:35 PM
In the world of highway repairs, the term "cold patch" refers to an asphalt mix that's used to temporarily fill potholes. Congress appears to be inching slowly toward its own version of a cold patch that would maintain funding for highway and transit...
| Jul 9, 2014
Doris Teno, of Rockford, admits panicking when she recently took a call from someone claiming to be with the Treasury Department who complained that she and her husband hadn't properly filed their taxes for 2010.
He told her she had to pay him $1,000 or...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 10:55 AM
A St. Charles couple have been arrested and charged with helping their son operate a mail-order marijuana business, Kane County prosecutors said Thursday.
Anthony W. Salemi, 56, and Gina T. Salemi, 52, of the 5N block of North Glen Oak Lane, are facing...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:16 AM
In a narrow hallway on a high shelf, a sign sits next to an intricate wreath of looped vines, feathers and dried flowers. “Flowers feed the soul,” it says.
That hallway divides the front and back rooms of Natural Gatherings, Rick and Jane...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Ten Years Ago
It was announced that the Jet Propulsion Laboratory would create its first float entry for the Jan. 1, 2005 Rose Parade, in cooperation with Caltech. The float's theme would be "A Family of Explorers," in keeping with the parade's...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 7:51 AM
The U.S. government can continue to pursue its lawsuit against Lance Armstrong after a federal judge rejected the disgraced cyclist's motion to have the case dismissed.
The government is suing Armstrong to recover some of the approximately $42 million ...