| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:19 PM
ENFIELD – The town's zoning board of appeals Monday night denied a magnet school's request to keep a fence, which does not comply with the town's zoning regulations.
The fence is part of the town's cease and desist order effecting construction at...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:44 PM
A new wetland survey has classified most of a prime tract at the Shirley T. Holland Intermodal Park as wetlands, leaving the land difficult and costly to develop.
The county has been struggling to attract businesses to the 1,500-acre site and the...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 7:18 PM
Wehr's Dam has been a fixture along the Jordan Creek in South Whitehall for more than a century. Built of timber and concrete like thousands of dams in waterways across Pennsylvania, it has outlived by more than six decades the grist mill it was built...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Carnifex Ferry is not Gettysburg. It's not Antietam. It's not Shiloh.
It was a little-known battle early in the Civil War that helped West Virginia break away from Virginia and become the 35th state.
The battle on Sept. 10, 1861, pitted 5,000 Union...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:24 PM
HARTFORD – The Connecticut Supreme Court has removed a major obstacle to construction of the state's first large-scale, commercial wind turbines.
In a 6-0 ruling released Monday, the court rejected a legal challenge from FairwindCT, a citizens...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 2:57 PM
The sport of fly fishing conjures up images of wild mountain streams, iridescent trout and lush valleys in the shadows of jagged peaks.
But on Saturday, the way-out-in-the-metropolis setting of North Atwater Park played host to experienced and...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 6:19 PM
WALLOPS ISLAND. Va. — Missions flown from the NASA base here have documented some of the most dramatic evidence of a warming planet over the past 20 years: the melting of polar ice, a force contributing to a global rise in ocean levels.
| Sep 2, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Water enthusiasts flocked to the Los Angeles River last weekend for the first-ever L.A. Boat Race that tested the skills and speed of paddlers, but drew some criticism from those against the river’s use.
The nearly mile-long race took place in...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The general election is still more than two months away but here's a bit of friendly advice to candidates hoping to win office in Maryland: Don't use the Conowingo Dam as an excuse to stop cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay. That would seem like common...
| Aug 24, 2014
Despite a decline in discretionary defense spending by Congress, a growing number of Newport News-based firms are landing large-scale military contracts this month.
So far, three Newport News-based companies have been tapped by the U.S. Department of...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Five years ago, members of the Forest Preserves of Cook County, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and volunteers threw the first handfuls of seeds onto the Orland Grassland, kicking off a nearly $7.7 million restoration project aimed at re-creating the mix...