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  • Reminders of Sandy: Fairfield's Beach Pavilion Still Closed

    Reminders of Sandy: Fairfield's Beach Pavilion Still Closed
    When the boys were both born, we were the proud owners of a small, yellow Cape on a quiet road near Fairfield University.  We bought the house when we got engaged...choosing this large yet welcoming town because I was working in Hartford, my husband in...
  • County questions flood maps that could trigger flood insurance spike

    County questions flood maps that could trigger flood insurance spike
    A steep rise in flood-insurance costs could soak Palm Beach County residents who can least afford to pay more. Safety concerns about Lake Okeechobee's 143-mile long dike could translate to increased flood insurance costs for homeowners and businesses in...
  • Gloucester supervisors want out of real estate business

    GLOUCESTER – Members of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors made it clear this week they are not interested in acquiring any more property under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. FEMA's program...
  • Mayor Pearson farewell after years of public service

    Mayor Pearson farewell after years of public service
    It would be tough to deny that outgoing Mayor Elizabeth Pearson has left her mark on Laguna Beach. Pearson, whose City Council term officially ends next week, played a key role in developing the city's senior center and helped displaced families find...
  • Fairfield Fire Department adds bulletproof vests to safety equipment

    Firefighters today have a large inventory of safety equipment. But one Northern California city is adding another: bulletproof vests. Fairfield is joining a growing number of fire departments in giving more protection to firefighters as their role in...
  • Flood-prone homes in Glenview may be demolished

    Flood-prone homes in Glenview may be demolished
    The village of Glenview is moving forward with plans to purchase and demolish up to 18 homes located in the Chicago River flood plain. Officials hope homeowners will participate in the voluntary buyout program in order to avoid further flood damage...
  • South Florida must lead on climate change

    South Florida must lead on climate change
    "Climate Change" should have been an election issue. It wasn't. Nationally the two words are so politically poisonous that candidates merely babbled, "I'm no scientist…" when questioned, and Congress remains paralyzed. In South Florida, you don't...
  • Not Ready For The Next Sandy Hook

    Not Ready For The Next Sandy Hook
    Parents who lost children two years ago at Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary School have made a strong case for establishing protocols to deal with such an event. Every sensible person hopes there will never be another tragedy like Sandy Hook. But there...
  • Hazard Mitigation Plan discussed at informational meeting

    The Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments held an informational meeting in Plainfield on Nov. 12 on a regional Hazard Mitigation Plan being drafted for submission to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The plan is a prerequisite for federal...
  • Village to have outreach meeting on flood insurance maps

    The village of Wellington and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are working to update Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the area. These maps reflect the level of flood hazard for residents' properties and are used by insurers to determine flood...
  • Hartford Fire Department Receives $900,000 FEMA Grant

    Hartford Fire Department Receives $900,000 FEMA Grant
    Hartford – City officials were joined by Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. John Larson Wednesday to accept a federal grant on behalf of the fire department that they said will not only help firefighters save more lives but also better protect the...