| Jan 16, 2013
| 1:08 PM
The Virginia Department of Health is asking citizens to avoid recreational use of the Smith River near Martinsville because the Martinsville Sewage Treatment Plant has been overwhelmed by recent heavy rains.
The specific area is downstream from the...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 11:57 AM
We who make our living lamenting the lack of progress on improving the environment must applaud when progress does rear its head, even as we refrain from clapping too hard.
A decade ago, there wasn't much of anything hopeful to say about septic tanks...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Commonwealth Computer Recycling is hosting the drive, which will be held at the Windber library, 1909 Graham Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 17.
Library board President George Ledney said Windber school district has already pledged to recycle about 50...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 8:55 PM
As a newly minted journalist three decades ago, I had more world-changing crusades than you could shake a sword at. One of the targets in my sights was trailer parks, which I considered to be a blight on the landscape and a threat to all that is good...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 6:16 PM
They used to be plain, thick, white and messy. Today, they are sporty and trendy, sometimes even chic and formal.
Eric and Lisel Powell bantered over which look they wanted as they prepared to diaper their 10-month old son, Jim Powell, on Saturday at the...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 3:00 AM
"Saving the Chesapeake Bay is a test; if we pass we get to keep the planet," wrote Chesapeake Bay Foundation President Will Baker, in the foreword to a book I wrote about 20 years ago for the foundation.
The bay, on the doorstep of the nation's capital,...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 1:40 PM
New recycling rules are coming to the Borough of Waynesboro for 2013, and the municipality’s 4,300 Waste Management customers will be getting larger recycling bins.
The borough is converting to a “single-stream” system, meaning all...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 3:20 AM
The Harford County Department of Public Works, Recycling Office has announced the location and availability of recycling for Christmas trees and similar greenery following the holiday season.
The Harford Waste Disposal Center Yard Trim Facility will...
| May 16, 2013
Former Blackhawks coach Trent Yawney has listed his five-bedroom, 4,000-square-foot home in Park Ridge for $1.1 million.
Yawney, a former Blackhawks defenseman, coached the team from 2005-2006. He is the coach of the Norfolk Admirals team, which is...
| May 9, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Dan Ervin's commentary on lifting restrictions on U.S. companies supplying nuclear power equipment abroad is completely misleading ("A nuclear opportunity," May 6).
Nuclear energy is not, as Mr. Ervin says, pollutant free or carbon free. Government...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:32 PM
An escrow account opened 34 years ago for what became an unneeded sewage collection system at King’s Mountain Resort was terminated Monday by Somerset County Judge David C. Klementik.
After a hearing he approved the trust’s closure and the...