| Oct 11, 2012
| 3:37 PM
The visual impact of solar panels can be minimized, according to a report presented by the Environmental Sustainability Committee reported at the Oct. 2 City Council meeting.
The committee, tasked by the council to research the availability of...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 10:18 AM
A major Connecticut insurance company continues to be a political lightning rod in one of the nation's most closely watched U.S. Senate races — the one in Massachusetts.
Television advertisements for both candidates, incumbent Republican Scott...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 4:47 PM
It wasn't just any raking job; it was dethatching to get all the old, dead grass out. That's hard work. You have to dig in and put some real muscle into it.
The pain in my rib cage started the day after the dead grass was bagged and bound for the...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 6:59 PM
CARLSBAD, Calif. - A local group is giving a veteran a new roof and others a chance to get back to work.
Walter “Mitch” Ritter is a former US Navy Hospital Corpsman and fell on hard times after retiring from the military, causing his home...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 6:20 AM
Myranda Becking, 1401 13th Ave. S.W., construct vinyl fence around rear of lot, $4,200. Neil Bittner, install vinyl fencing on north and south sides of lot, $2,000. Rick Grieben, 212 S. Jackson St., demolish house, no cost given. Walter Schott, 28011 N....
| Jun 17, 2012
| 9:54 PM
Mary Gauer of Aberdeen had been trying to save for house repairs for 20 years, but was surprised to receive a $5,000 home rehabilitation grant from Homes Are Possible Inc.
“I just never expected that I would qualify for something like that,”...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 4:48 PM
A light breeze swished through the 6-foot-tall grass as a bumblebee delicately worked the pollen from the purple head of a clover. A dragonfly balanced briefly on top of a bent stalk of grass before buzzing off. A wild turkey, spooked from its hiding...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Monica Toth was putting money away to reroof her house when her furnace died in October, leaving her to choose between shelter and a new heating system.
"Holy smokes, I knew I needed a roof. I didn't expect my furnace to go out," she said about her...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 1:21 PM
Have to love that moment when a room full of women eager to see "Showgirls, With Guys!" realizes they are watching a Steven Soderbergh movie.
"Magic Mike"is not "Showgirls." It isn't "Striptease," or that terrible Lindsay Lohan stripper movie that...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 6:37 AM
On Saturday, June 30, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council will host the Bear River Paddling Poker Run, an on-the-water, poker-style fundraiser for the watershed council.
This 5.7-mile paddle will take participants from the Bear River Road crossing to...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 2:07 AM
OAK BLUFFS, Massachusetts (Reuters) - Just 10 miles off the southwestern shore of Cape Cod, the island of Martha's Vineyard boasts pristine beaches, soaring cliffs, peaceful meadows, bustling towns and plenty of bucolic island charm.
Although a summer...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 10:01 AM
Attorney General Linda Kelly today announced that Pennsylvania will receive more than $13 million as part of the largest healthcare fraud settlement in United States history.
Kelly said that GlaxoSmithKline, a British based pharmaceutical company that...