| Jul 22, 2014
| 7:28 AM
A long-simmering feud between the U.S. Postal Service and organized labor will hit the streets of downtown Chicago today as the American Postal Workers Union protests what it calls the outsourcing of its jobs to private industry.
The object of the...
| 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 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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:20 AM
WASHINGTON —The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service will raise fees on thousands of post office boxes rented to individuals and businesses in Connecticut, starting next month.
The U.S. Postal Service, in a notice that will be posted in the Federal...
| 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...
| 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 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 28, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Investigators are contacting people they believe were the victims of a postman accused of stealing bagfuls of mail — a fairly straightforward task, apparently, because evidence they've seized has the victims' addresses written on the front.
| Jul 1, 2014
| 6:22 PM
The Fourth of July weekend is traditionally one of the busiest travel times of the year, and it's a safe bet that a lot of Marylanders will hit the roads to Ocean City and beyond. As often happens when mid-summer vacations beckon, gas prices are up and...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 2:06 PM
The state has approved bigger tax breaks for industrial properties in Southeast Baltimore, including the site of a new Amazon warehouse. Designed to spur job creation, the benefits took effect Tuesday.
The new "focus areas" provide property owners with a...