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  • Schools mull outdoor classes amid virus, ventilation worries

    It has been seven years since the central air conditioning system worked at the New York City middle school where Lisa Fitzgerald O’Connor teaches. As a new school year approaches amid the coronavirus pandemic, she and her colleagues are threatening not to return unless it's repaired.
  • For comfort and energy savings, address those drafty windows

    There are plenty of reasons to fix or replace windows, but wintry temperatures push many homeowners to get the job done.
  • 6 New Year's resolutions for new homeowners

    We all make New Year's resolutions, but let's be honest: Most are wishful thinking. By February, that "lose 20 pounds" or "learn Spanish" resolution has gone right out the window.
  • DIY work on older houses takes extra know-how, flexibility

    Dwain Livengood can save money on his home renovation project by doing the work himself. But he also knows that do-it-yourself projects in historic homes like his 100-year-old farmhouse require extra planning and research, and that mistakes can be costly.

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