Latest Variance Stories

Image 1 - Prowling Pandas Become Policy Advisers
2011-12-16 03:37:43

The comings and goings of a pair of girls are helping breathe some life into a zoning policy that's aiming to protect the Chinese environment.

Image 1 - Zoning Boundaries Can Make Good Neighbors In Conservation
2011-10-28 09:52:35

As the world's biodiversity hotspots are increasingly stressed by their human neighbors, zoning is becoming a common strategy to balance environmental protection and human needs.

2008-10-13 09:00:35

By AMY AUGUSTINE A dispute between a Dunbarton business owner and town officials over whether to grant a special permit for a gas station is heading to court.

2008-07-22 15:00:51

By Richard C Dujardin NORTH PROVIDENCE -- The owners of the former Cher's restaurant and lounge at 83 Waterman Ave. have won permission from the Zoning Board of Review to demolish the nightspot and build a 12-unit condominium project.

2008-07-13 12:00:26

By Matthew DeFour, The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 13--Dane County is developing new shoreland zoning standards designed to improve water quality equitably for all cities, villages and towns.

2008-06-24 15:02:54

By RICHARD COWEN, STAFF WRITER HALEDON Verizon is suing the borough over its refusal to allow construction of a 90-foot cell tower on West Clinton Street.

Word of the Day
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.