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  • 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...
  • Laurie Garrett: Public health officials knew Ebola was coming but they messed up anyway

    Laurie Garrett: Public health officials knew Ebola was coming but they messed up anyway
    World, you still just don't get it. The Ebola epidemic that is raging across West Africa, killing more than half its victims, will not be conquered with principles of global solidarity and earnest appeals. It will not be stopped with dribbling funds,...
  • Tolland Public Works Director's Wife Accused Of Stealing $10,400 From Town Of Tolland

    VERNON — Lori Langlois, the wife of Tolland's public works director, submitted phony or inflated invoices to the town of Tolland that netted her $10,400, according to the warrant for her arrest, which was filed Tuesday in Superior Court in...
  • Gloucester approves new flood ordinance

    GLOUCESTER – The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors has approved an updated floodplain management ordinance that includes the previous two-foot freeboard requirement and a new flood zone. The plan is expected to save residents money on flood...
  • As lava nears homes in Hawaii, residents brace for evacuation order

    As lava nears homes in Hawaii, residents brace for evacuation order
    Cassandra Pensa met her husband, Clinton Barricklow, in Northern California and decided to go to Hawaii eight years ago to fulfill their dream of living off the land. They eventually moved to Ka'ohe Homesteads, a rural area where the land was affordable...
  • Flooding prompts changes in St. Charles

    Flooding prompts changes in St. Charles
    Major flooding events along the 7th Avenue and North Tributary creeks in St. Charles have prompted the city to redraw its flood insurance maps and make improvements along the creek banks. At a Government Services Committee meeting on Monday, aldermen...
  • Thousands of homes out of proposed flood zones

    Thousands of Palm Beach County homes are removed from flood zones in a preliminary federal plan, county officials said. The Federal Emergency Management Agency posted the proposed maps Friday evening on the agency's new Flood Map Service Center. The...
  • Survey shows Hampton Roads residents have the wrong idea about flooding, flood insurance

    Two surprises cropped up in a new survey on perceptions about sea level rise in Hampton Roads: Fewer people than last year believe flooding has increased and, when it does flood, they believe their homeowner's insurance will cover it. Wrong on both...
  • Napa, Calif., quake: Early-warning system gains support

    Napa, Calif., quake: Early-warning system gains support
    The success of an early warning system during Sunday's 6.0 magnitude Napa earthquake is generating more support for the fledgling network. Scientists at UC Berkeley released a video showing the system sending an alert to their computers when the quake...
  • Gloucester Board seeking public input on flood ordinance next week

    The Gloucester Board of Supervisors is holding several public hearings at its Sept. 2 meeting. The first will gather input on the county’s updated Floodplain Management Plan. The ordinance is proposed to comply with FEMA requirements so that the...
  • Environmental health specialists do battle against pollution, other hazards

    By Erinn Hutkin Program director of environmental health at Illinois State University, George Byrns calls the field a "discovery major." Many students don't even know it exists, then stumble upon it and end up switching to this intriguing field....