By Scott Malone
KEENE N.H. (Reuters) – When the rain comes down heavy in Keene, New Hampshire, auto mechanic Tom Stevens knows what to do: Drive the cars to the top of the hill near his garage and get everything else up onto shelves before floodwater starts seeping up through the floor drains.
Variations of this drill are second nature to many residents of a city that has dealt repeatedly with the Ashuelot River and Beaver Brook overflowing their banks, bringing three floods considered to be 100-year events in the past decade alone.
BOSTON, May 20 (Reuters) – An iconic sign bearing
pro-gun-control messages that has hung near Fenway Park in
Boston, Massachusetts for almost two decades will soon lose its
The 252-foot-long (77-meter-long) billboard – which features
a counter tracking the more than 45,000 people killed by guns in
the United States since the December 2012 attack on a Newtown,
Connecticut, elementary school – has been a prominent feature of
Boston since real estate developer John Rosenthal ordered the
first version for a parking garage in 1995.