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Home Improvement

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  • Troubleshooting a 3-way switch is easy with a multimeter

    Troubleshooting a 3-way switch is easy with a multimeter
    DEAR TIM: Well, now I've done it. My newlywed wife has lost all confidence in my home improvement skills. She wanted me to install a dimmer switch in our dining room and now the chandelier only works half the time. There are two switches in the room...
  • Historic West End House Sells For Well Below List Price, Gets New Life As Home

    Historic West End House Sells For Well Below List Price, Gets New Life As Home
    HARTFORD — High hopes for renovations to the historic Elisha Wadsworth House have been matched by architecturally accurate work outside and what amounts to a brand new, upscale home inside. But the oldest house in the city's West End fell short in...
  • Home-focused holiday suggestions

    For holiday inspiration, your house can be a both a source of gift ideas and a festive seasonal beacon. If you or someone you know lacks essential home maintenance and repair supplies, this is a great time to ask for, or give, a toolbox stocked with...
  • Gloucester Housing Partnership provides home repairs for low-income families

    Gloucester Housing Partnership provides home repairs for low-income families
    This season the Gloucester Housing Partnership renovated the bathroom of Raegan Stokes, a 12-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, using a donation from the Daily Press-Ferguson Holiday Fund. "She is a sweet little girl," said Marsha Germek, project...
  • Six backyard projects you can't skip this fall

    When it comes to caring for your yard, maintenance is crucial - especially during the fall, when it needs to recover from the wear and tear of summer and prepare for winter's harsh conditions. Knowing what your lawn and garden needs from season to...
  • Tamarac helps fund rehab of local homes

    There is good news for low- and moderate-income people in Tamarac who are interested in the rehabilitation of their homes. The city will have more money next year to help them out. The city will receive $356,000 from the Department of Housing and Urban...
  • Ask Amy: Repairing this home calls for stealthy DIY

    Ask Amy: Repairing this home calls for stealthy DIY
    Dear Amy: I have been married to a great guy for over 40 years. We are both retired. We have a lovely home and he has done a lot of the repairs and remodeling. I am proud of what he has done. I have dealt with an issue all our married life and I would...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...