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San Francisco sees ‘brownout’ amid spike in public pooping, reports say

The Golden City appears to be turning a shade of brown. San Francisco’s streets have long had a problem with human waste, but new reports show that the Bay Area’s public bowel movements are worse than ever.


Georgia man set foreclosed mansion on fire, cops say

A Georgia man allegedly set his former mansion on fire months after the residence went into foreclosure, authorities said Thursday.


Cooking grease theft now $75 million a year industry: report

Black market thieves are stealing more than $75 million in old cooking grease each year, according to a new report.


Bar Harbor will start charging for downtown parking this summer

Starting next month, if you plan to use public parking in downtown Bar Harbor, you will need one of two things: a permit or your wallet.


These are the places paddlers and spectators should know for the Kenduskeag canoe race

The 53rd annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race will take place on Saturday, April 20, and we’ve created an interactive map with some of the most important locations to know about ahead of time.
There are the obvious places, the start and finish points, as well as the locations of mandatory portages for paddlers and the worst of the rapids. While paddlers may want to take note of those locations to prepare mentally, spectators often find those to be the best spots to watch the race. Zoom in to see all of the locations we’ve pointed out.


Clifton wind farm expansion will double the number of turbines

The wind farm in Clifton is on track to triple its energy capacity in the upcoming years by constructing five bigger wind turbines to join the existing five.
Two weeks ago, the Clifton planning board approved a pre-application plan for the 20-megawatt Silver Maple Wind Project, which will be an expansion of the 9-megawatt Pisgah Mountain wind energy project, according to meeting minutes.


Owner of sanctuary for 300 rescued animals sues Maine town over property tax dispute

A Brooks woman who provides sanctuary to formerly abused and neglected animals is suing the town for what she says is discrimination, after local officials denied her request for a property tax exemption on the property.


A veteran river vulture’s guide to watching the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race

Over the last 25 years or so, I’ve had plenty of opportunities to stand on the banks of Kenduskeag Stream in April, joined by thousands of my brethren, where we joyously ingest the carnage that piles up during the annual swimming competition that doubles as a canoe race.


Firm to check radiation levels at New Hyde Park soccer fields

DEC officials mandated Lockheed Martin to conduct a $32 million cleanup plan in 2015


3 Long Island co-ops under $200,000

This one-bedroom, one-bath co-op is in the Fairharbor on the Water development.


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