| 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...
| May 14, 2014
Two state attorneys general have reached nationwide settlements with an online address changing service to settle accusations that it deceived customers. Thousands of customers of change-my-address.com/change-of-address.us will receive refunds from a $3...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 7:39 PM
NEW HAVEN — Former Gov. John G. Rowland, a political rising star who crashed a decade ago in a corruption scandal, fell again Friday when a jury in federal court found him guilty in a low-rent scheme to collect secret paychecks from rich...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Exploding cannon fire lit the sky and reflected off the water as rain poured down on American soldiers struggling to defend Fort McHenry against a British attack. It was September 1814, and after the Battle of Baltimore, Francis Scott Key penned the...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Getting a flag from the federal government wouldn't have provided much consolation for the family of the U.S. Postal Service employee who was shot to death last year on his route in Prince George's County.
But June Barnette, a great-uncle of Tyson...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 5:27 PM
A man who the FBI says admitted to being the “Hooded Bandit,” responsible for eight northwest suburban bank robberies since 2011 served time in federal prison a decade ago for embezzling $122,000 from the U.S. Postal Service, according to...