| Nov 16, 2014
| 5:38 PM
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...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 9:18 AM
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...
| Nov 19, 2014
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...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 2:01 PM
"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...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 3:55 PM
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...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 10:58 AM
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...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 11:56 AM
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...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 1:50 PM
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...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 12:51 PM
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...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 11:31 AM
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...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 2:09 PM
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...