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  • It's easier to be green

    For people who have chosen to be gentle to Mother Earth, being green is a way of life. The same is true for eco-responsible homebuilders. Being green is their philosophy. "What we preach is process," says Adam Segal, vice president, Segal & Morel Inc....
  • Cubs to begin clubhouse construction in weeks

    Cubs to begin clubhouse construction in weeks
    The Cubs will begin breaking ground on a new underground home clubhouse in the next couple of weeks, a team source said, starting the $575 million Wrigley Field renovation project. The revised plan to install seven signs in the bleachers, including...
  • 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...
  • Buyers should look for signs that a home hasn't been well-maintained

    To hear professional home inspectors tell it, Americans take better care of their automobiles than their homes. Consequently, every home buyer should plan to spend the $400 to $600 necessary to have the house they like best thoroughly examined by an...
  • 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...
  • PennDOT detours concrete barriers for Basin Street

    Q: There was news last year about a series of safety improvements planned for Basin Street between Union and Auburn streets in Allentown. Is that still going forward, and if so, what is the time frame for that much needed work? — Samuel C....
  • Unpaved roads create rough rides, many questions

    Q: I would like to know why PennDOT milled and failed to repave Cedar Crest Boulevard at the Tilghman Street intersection and beneath the I-78 bridge last fall. The section under the bridge is decaying rapidly due to winter damage, requiring PennDOT to...
  • Rappahannock Concrete expands to Hampton as market recovers

    Rappahannock Concrete expands to Hampton as market recovers
    Gloucester-based Rappahannock Concrete opened its sixth ready-mix concrete plant in Copeland Industrial Park in Hampton in March as residential market demand recovers. "We felt like having an additional plant would help us service our customers better...
  • Was A Time Capsule Found At Enfield High School?

    Was A Time Capsule Found At Enfield High School?
    ENFIELD — On a lazy holiday weekend eve, an 8-foot piece of concrete found outside Enfield High School captured the imagination of residents Thursday. Construction workers at Enfield High School cutting down trees and preparing the site for...
  • 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...
  • Brick-laying ceremony lets people leave their mark on the town

    Twice a year, First Town Downtown offers residents and business owners the opportunity to become a permanent part of Windsor's landscape. Bricks are purchased and then imprinted with the information requested, and a ceremonial brick-laying at the circle...