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  • Concrete is not the problem [Letter]

    Concrete is not the problem [Letter]
    I've known Brian Dolan for nearly 25 years, back to a time when I was the concrete engineer and he was an assistant district engineer, both for the Maryland State Highway Administration. As old colleagues, I wasn't surprised to see his informative...
  • Some online retailers seeing value in opening bricks-and-mortar shops

    Some online retailers seeing value in opening bricks-and-mortar shops
    Some of the hippest online retailers around are pioneering an old concept: offline retailing. After years of squeezing traditional retailers, e-commerce companies that were once digital-only are seeing the value of hanging up shingles in malls and...
  • Porous pavement gets another tryout in Maryland

    Porous pavement gets another tryout in Maryland
    The concrete oozed rather than poured out of the mixer truck, almost as if reluctant to cover the ground — partly because it won't, entirely. Laborers shoveled pebbly gobs around to form a new sidewalk at a park-and-ride lot in Waysons Corner, one...
  • Clay nation: Signe Yberg talks about ceramics craze

    Clay nation: Signe Yberg talks about ceramics craze
    The first-known ceramics were ceremonial figurines fashioned 24,000 years ago. So it's safe to call ceramic art an ancient industry. Yet it's also an evolving and of-the-moment one. A spate of contemporary ceramicists who specialize in small-batch,...
  • Bath renovation tips

     Bath renovation tips
    Bathrooms are not much over 10 percent of the floor space in typical homes. But per square foot, they're often the most expensive due to all the plumbing, fixtures and finishes like tile instead of drywall. That goes for remodeling, too, where estimates...
  • Meet candidates for upcoming primary

    Meet candidates for upcoming primary
    Florida's primary is Aug. 26. The League of Women Voters of The Villages/Tri-County Area will sponsor a judicial meet and greet from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Candidates for judicial races including...
  • Wethersfield Council OKs Final High School Construction Contracts

    WETHERSFIELD — The town council has approved the final $5.1 million worth of construction contracts for the ongoing reconstruction of Wethersfield High School. Contracts for roofing, flooring, ceramic tile and kitchen equipment were put on hold...
  • Heath Ceramics to host Marmol Radziner design event Thursday

    Heath Ceramics to host Marmol Radziner design event Thursday
    The celebrated and multifaceted L.A.-based architectural firm Marmol Radziner, known for its fusion of clean-lined, contemporary design with natural and industrial elements, will showcase its many works in architecture, landscape, furniture and jewelry at...
  • Home of the Day: Twin moderns in Mount Washington

    Home of the Day: Twin moderns in Mount Washington
    The cedar-lined modern home in Mount Washington mirrors its neighbor to the left, and for good reason. Architect Simon Storey designed the two homes, known as “Brother and Sister,” in collaboration with his sister, Anna Gregory. Twin floor...
  • Saving Jamestown's historic church tower

    One of English America's most iconic early colonial structures may have dodged a potentially disastrous cold-weather wrecking ball this past winter when near-record freezing temperatures caused new lime mortar joints to fail instead of splitting off large...
  • Sap on your car? Think again

    Sap on your car? Think again
    Q: I don't have a garage and have to park my black 2007 Buick Lucerne on my driveway. Because there are many trees above, my car has sap deposits on it which are impossible to remove after the sap has hardened. Any suggestions as to what will safely...