MediaNews Group, parent corporation of the Connecticut Post, will take over ownership of The News-Times and The New Milford Spectrum on Saturday.
The Colorado-based company owns eight newspapers or magazines in Connecticut, including the Connecticut Post in Bridgeport and Brooks Community Newspapers in lower Fairfield County. Singleton would not disclose the sale price of The News-Times.
Alabama-based Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. bought The News-Times in December after Dow Jones & Company announced Aug. 28 it was looking at selling or swapping up to six newspapers from its Ottaway division.
What does this mean for the staff at the News-Times?
Will the online edition of the paper get a make-over?
Will this mean more coverage of local news?
Will this mean more hard-news on local government issues?
On September 26, 2007, ten plaintiffs filed suit in response to an arrest of aday laborers at a public park in Danbury, Connecticut. Plaintiffs amended their complaint on November 26, 2007.
The amended complaint states that plaintiffs sought to remedy the continued discriminatory and unauthorized enforcement of federal immigration laws against the Latino residents of the City of Danbury by Danbury's mayor and its police department.
Plaintiffs allege that the arrests violated their Fourth Amendment rights and the Connecticut Constitution because defendants conducted the arrests without valid warrants, in the absence of exigent circumstances, and without probable cause to believe that plaintiffs were engaged in unlawful activity. In addition, plaintiffs allege that defendants improperly stopped, detained, investigated, searched and arrested plaintiffs. Plaintiffs also allege that defendants violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights when they intentionally targeted plaintiffs, and arrested and detained them on the basis of their race, ethnicity and perceived national origin. Plaintiffs raise First Amendment, Due Process and tort claims.
Plaintiffs request declaratory relief, damages and attorneys fees.