Ernest Newton submitted his official resignation today around 1pm. A special election for his replacement will take place during the first few weeks of November. Because voting machines are sealed for two weeks following an election, and state elections cannot by law take place on the same day as municipal ones, it may be difficult to get voting machines. Perhaps Hartford, which isn't having elections this year, can loan them some.
Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan stopped by the city of President Bush's birth and college education yesterday. Sheehan drew about 1,000 people or so, according to estimates; apparently none of them city or state leaders.
What else is going on?