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  • Surveying the landscape for honest businesses yields a gem

    As a small business owner trying to generate sales, is it ever a good idea to advise customers to not avail themselves of your services? A few weeks ago, homeowners in parts of the Northeast where I live began to receive notices that revised flood...
  • No-frills stays for college kids at new booking site Hovelstay.com

    No-frills stays for college kids at new booking site Hovelstay.com
    Most college kids really don't care about luxury when they travel; what they want is a cool experience. That's the philosophy behind a travel website for students called Hovelstay.com, which bills itself as "a new anti-luxury listing site." The...
  • Make mitigation national priority before another hurricane strikes

    Insanity can be defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result every time. It could also describe our national disaster policy, which consists largely of doling out billions in aid after a storm and doing little to...
  • O'Malley proposes $5k grants for flood victims

    O'Malley proposes $5k grants for flood victims
    Residents inundated by June floods in Western Maryland can apply for $5,000 in state cash, Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Friday. The program will give grants to help cover medical, housing, and food expenses caused by June 12 flash floods that...
  • New flood maps could cost Isle of Wight, Smithfield residents

    ISLE OF WIGHT — New federal flood maps will include 324 properties in Isle of Wight inside high-risk flood zones and may cost homeowners who fall within the boundaries, according to county officials. The maps outline the "100-year flood plain," an...
  • Toledo, Ohio, lifts ban on its drinking water

    Toledo, Ohio, lifts ban on its drinking water
    A ban on drinking tap water in Toledo was lifted early Monday after tests showed that toxins were no longer at dangerous levels from algae on Lake Erie, the mayor's office said. "Our water is safe," Mayor Michael Collins said at a Monday news conference...
  • President Obama's just plain folks

    President Obama's just plain folks
    By Philip Bump During his news conference on Friday, President Barack Obama made a strong assertion about the CIA's behavior under his predecessor. The United States, he said, had tortured some "folks." The contrast between the act and the description of...
  • Manchester Fire/Rescue/EMS Dept. Gets Federal Grant For Radios

    Manchester Fire/Rescue/EMS Dept. Gets Federal Grant For Radios
    MANCHESTER — The Fire/Rescue/EMS Department is to receive a federal grant to replace radios. The $80,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be used to buy radios that firefighters carry and radios installed in every...
  • California Gov. Brown declares state of emergency as wildfires rage

    California Gov. Brown declares state of emergency as wildfires rage
    California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for two Northern California counties overwhelmed by wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of acres and hundreds of homes. The emergency declarations cover El Dorado and Siskiyou...
  • Man arrested on suspicion of arson in out-of-control King fire

    A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately starting the huge King fire in Northern California, which exploded in size overnight and now threatens thousands of homes, authorities confirmed Thursday. Wayne Huntsman was booked...
  • Massive Northern California fire outrunning firefighters

    In a summer of destructive blazes across Central and Northern California, the King fire — burning out of control in the forest east of Sacramento — has officials particularly alarmed. The fire exploded in a matter of hours into the second-...