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  • Fairfield Fire Department adds bulletproof vests to safety equipment

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Four vie for Lauderhill Commission Seat 4

    Three first-time candidates stand between Commissioner Hayward Benson and a third consecutive term as Lauderhill City Commissioner. If he wins, it will be his final term as a city official. The others seeking Seat 4 are William Cossio, Denise Grant and...
  • Flood insurance fees drop in Tamarac

    Flood insurance fees have decreased in Tamarac, as more than 60 percent of the properties in the city are no longer in a flood zone. The city's Building Department officials worked closely with representatives from FEMA, Broward County and the Florida...
  • Plan limited for use of open space in Gloucester

    Plan limited for use of open space in Gloucester
    GLOUCESTER – A lack of public input and limited resources have hampered ideas for the future use of a slew of properties acquired with federal grant money, according to Gloucester County planners. Officials attempted to gather input from the...