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  • Dryer vent clog could leave clothes wet

    Q: We moved into our home two years ago and brought our dryer from our previous home (which worked fine there). But I noticed my clothes were not getting dry at the new house and I had to restart it numerous times. They were eventually hot by the end of the cycle, so I ruled out the heating element. My husband said I was putting in too many clothes, but I put in the same amount at the old home and never had to restart the dryer. I have cleaned out the lint, washed the screen, inspected outside for air flow, checked for kinks, etc. But now I am smelling a musty, soured odor come up from the lint trap! And, my lint is damp and I feel moisture down in the lint trap! Help! — Cindy M.
  • Wethersfield Seeks Grant For Improvements To Solomon Welles House

    WETHERSFIELD -- The town will seek a $500,000 state grant to pave the parking lot of the municipally owned Solomon Welles House and make repairs and improvements to the historic home. "This is really a soup-to-nuts upgrade of the house," Town Manager...

    Irvine man sentenced for contractor fraud

    An Irvine man was sentenced to more than six months in jail after his appearance on the reality TV show "Catch a Contractor" led to his second conviction for soliciting home improvement work without a state license. Myron Elliott Barker, 66, pleaded...

    Tips: Your fall home maintenance checklist

    Fall maintenance tips will save homeowners money. "There are many simple maintenance to dos that, when completed provide considerable cost savings for home owners," said Chris Hall, co-founder and president. "Properly maintaining a...

    Home Depot profit rises despite data breach

    Home Depot's third-quarter profit rose 14% as sales climbed in the U.S., suggesting that a huge data breach announced two months ago has not shaken the faith of customers. The nation's biggest home improvement retailer stuck to its outlook for all of...