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Carpenters used to handle almost every phase of home construction and renovation. That changed with the post-WWII building boom and housing mass production. Since then, building trades have become increasingly specialized. There may be a general...
The state Department of Environmental Protection says a radioactive device used in road construction was lost somewhere along Interstate 81 in West Virginia when it fell off a Pennsylvania contractor's truck. "As long as the device is not tampered with...
Two truck drivers have sued one of Southern California's largest trucking companies, alleging they were denied breaks, lunch hours and overtime because they were treated as independent contractors rather than employees of Harbor Express Inc. The lawsuit...
Occupational licenses issued recently by county and municipal governments in Central Florida; data collected by Market Force Corp. of Newtown Square, Pa. Lake Southlake Autism and Behavioral Services, mental health counselor, 3815 Breckinridge Lane,...
Judy and Joe Kaminski hired a landscaper to plant trees in their yard to replace trees that died during recent storms. They felt comfortable knowing the landscaper, as required by state law, would make sure the underground utility lines in their yard...
Reinvestment and redevelopment of the distressed Park Heights neighborhood will continue under a funding agreement Baltimore's financial oversight panel approved Wednesday with the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation. The foundation, named for the late Orioles...
The real estate bust idled hundreds of thousands of construction workers. Now, with housing on the mend, builders are hiring again. Trouble is, many workers aren't coming back. Years of sporadic employment drove many from the industry. Incomes aren'...
The plastic "belly pan" under the front end of the seven-year-old Infinity coupe cleared the pavement despite the dip at the end of Ken Horodenski's driveway. It missed it by only an inch, however. (I know because I stopped with the front wheels in...
The Hartford CourantContractors that tear up town roads to install or repair utility lines will have to do a better job of restoring those roads in the future under a policy adopted by the town council. Officials said poor-quality patching after underground utility lines...
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Terry Phelps pleaded guilty in multiple counties to charges of financial exploitation of the elderly, stealing by deceit, and unlawful merchandising practices for his role in asphalt-paving scams. Boone County Prosecuting Attorney...
Watchdog with Paul MuschickWhen hiring a home improvement contractor, choose carefully. There are many good ones out there, but others will give you trouble, as I noted in today's Watchdog column about contractor Kevin Drake. Here's how you can try to protect yourself.......
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