| 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...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Flag Day is here, so I want to remind boaters that a little etiquette is in order. The procedures for flying the various types on flags on a boat are many, so I will briefly explain the display of the U.S. Ensign.
Once you board a vessel, you...
| 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 18, 2014
| 12:32 PM
WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth wants to end a congressional perk: “franked” mail.
The “franking” privilege lets lawmakers send mail to constituents with their signatures in the place of postage stamps, though the cost...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 1:46 PM
As Congress works to approve a short-term infusion of cash to prevent a halt in highway and road construction projects this summer, a pair of senators called Wednesday for raising national fuel taxes by 12 cents a gallon over the next two years as part of...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Veteran mailman Jeffrey L. Shipley turned his apartment into a repository of pilfered postage, authorities say, as he took letters, magazines, Netflix videos and even a Mother's Day card from the homes on his route.
Shipley, who worked at a Postal...
| 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 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 4, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Baltimore police acknowledged Wednesday afternoon that a homicide victim found early Tuesday in a field in Northeast Baltimore was a transgender woman, but details surrounding the case remained scarce.
Police said Tuesday night that a man had been...
| 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 ...
| 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...