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Rehoboth Bay reopens to shellfish harvesting after spill

Jan. 19, 2022 08:53 AM EST

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials announced the reopening of the Rehoboth Bay to shellfish harvesting Tuesday after a 21-day emergency closure prompted by a spill of thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater from a residential sewer line. The Department of Natural...

Pandemic adds time, cost to rebuild after Colo. wildfire

Jan. 07, 2022 18:35 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Colorado (AP) — Rex and Barba Hickman’s home of 23 years near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains has been reduced to a blackened heap by the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history. Before the Dec. 30 blaze, which ripped through nearly 1,100 homes, the...

How to attract busy contractors to your home remodel

Jan. 05, 2022 09:21 AM EST

Brian Gawthrop has waited over six months to remodel his home. The Washington state-based certified financial planner and his wife have a long enough wish list to keep a contractor busy: a kitchen remodel, new flooring, a new deck and many other upgrades. They did a...

Rehoboth Bay closed to shellfish harvesting after spill

Dec. 29, 2021 08:49 AM EST

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials temporarily closed the Rehoboth Bay to shellfish harvesting Tuesday after thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater spilled from a residential sewer line. The moratorium applies to harvesting oysters, clams and mussels, the Department...

1 New Orleans neighborhood, 150 stormwater capture projects

Dec. 25, 2021 12:32 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans has completed projects to capture and slowly release storm water at 150 homes in one neighborhood. The work could help more than 441,000 gallons (1.7 million liters) of water reach the soil rather than pooling in yards and streets and winding up in the drainage...

Database to record compliance with state prevailing wage law

Dec. 12, 2021 09:22 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Taxpayers will be able to ensure that contractors on public works projects are paying lawful wages starting next month. The Illinois Department of Labor will debut a searchable database on Jan. 1, 2022 showing the certified payrolls of construction...

Maine roofing contractor found not guilty in death of worker

Dec. 11, 2021 16:44 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A jury has found that a roofing contractor in Maine is not guilty of workplace manslaughter for the 2018 death of a worker. The Portland Press Herald reports that the jury reached its verdict Thursday at the Cumberland County Courthouse. Shawn Purvis, owner...

Work underway for 2nd bridge linking Bullhead City, Laughlin

Dec. 11, 2021 11:28 AM EST

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Site-clearing work has begun for a $52.4 million bridge construction project to provide a long-awaited second road crossing over the Colorado River between Bullhead City, Arizona, and Laughlin, Nevada. “Bottom line, the new bridge project is underway...

‘Old South’ ghosts haunt preservation of Aunt Fanny’s Cabin

Dec. 11, 2021 00:06 AM EST

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — Once, it was one of the most popular restaurants south of the Mason-Dixon. Now it languishes on the edge of downtown Smyrna almost forgotten, a subtle reminder of a more racist past. Aunt Fanny’s Cabin attracted diners for decades. People traveled to Smyrna...

Delaware highway exit sign misspells the state’s name

Dec. 10, 2021 11:13 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A highway sign that recently went up in Delaware was noticeably missing a letter in the state’s name. The new Wilmington exit sign on Interstate 95 should have said “Delaware Ave” but was misspelled as “Delware,” The News Journal reports. ...