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  • Home-garden news for Nov. 13: Homearama winners, upcoming events

    The house built by Sasser Construction for Homearama 2014 was the top winner in five categories of People's Choice Awards, according to a release from Tidewater Builders Association. Homearama, a showcase of fully decorated and landscaped houses, ran...
  • Coalition warns of 'death spiral' for strained U.S. fleet

    Coalition warns of 'death spiral' for strained U.S. fleet
    In a blunt letter to Congress, nearly 100 retired Navy and Marine Corps leaders on Wednesday warned of dire consequences to the U.S. fleet unless Congress pumps billions of additional dollars into shipbuilding, repair and maintenance. The letter comes...
  • New allergy policy restricts outside food at elementary schools

    The Gloucester County School Board approved a policy on Nov. 11 that restricts bringing any outside food for sharing into the division’s elementary school classrooms. The policy, according to Shirley Chirch, the division’s environmental...
  • How realistic are the U.S.-China climate change goals?

    The newly announced landmark plans by the U.S. and China to limit their greenhouse gas emissions left open the question of how realistic the targets are. The plans feature a number of ambitious goals for each nation, but they face serious challenges. A...
  • Obama, Chinese president agree to landmark climate deal

    Reflecting the urgency and scale scientists have called for to cope with climate change, the U.S. and Chinese presidents laid out ambitious new targets Wednesday to cut pollution in a deal that negotiators hope will inspire similarly dramatic...
  • U.S.-China climate change agreement: What you need to know

    Wednesday's agreement between the United States and China on cutting greenhouse gas emissions could have lasting implications for the entire world. Here are some important things to know.  What are greenhouse gas emissions? These gases come from...
  • Florida's job gains in October more than double those a year ago

    Florida's job gains in October more than double those a year ago
    Florida added 20,050 private-sector jobs in October – more than doubling the 8,580 jobs gained in the same month a year ago, according to a regional employment report released Wednesday by payroll and human resources firm ADP. More than 5,600 of...
  • It's in Gloucester's budget: $15,188 for employee recognition

    Gloucester County has an estimated 400 employees, according to Human Resources Director Patricia Michura. Each year, Michura said, the county recognizes many of those employees for a variety of reasons. The county has budgeted $15,188 for employee...
  • Providing community health, wellness

    Providing community health, wellness
    Health and wellness has become more accessible to the community with the recent partnership between the Mandel Jewish Community Center in Palm Beach Gardens and the Jupiter Medical Center. The JCC partnership with the JMC, which brings 35 years of...
  • Dismayed, but not surprised, by GOP opposition to climate deal

    To the editor: I guess it was predictable that Republicans in Congress would jump all over this historic agreement on climate change. I allowed myself a brief daydream, imagining some other possible responses they could have come up with. ("U.S.-China...
  • Why the U.S.-China climate deal is so important

    Global-warming talks in Paris next year have a better chance of reaching a productive conclusion now that the two biggest economies in the world — which also happen to be the two biggest climate polluters — have promised to curb greenhouse...