Brewers tasked with turning sewage into suds

By STEVEN DUBOIS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Some companies boast of making beer with spring water from majestic mountains. They won’t be competing in the upcoming Pure Water Brew Challenge, in which an Oregon wastewater treatment operator has asked home brewers to make great-tasting beer from hops, barley, yeast and the key, not-so-secret ingredient: … Read more

Police: 'Tree Ninja' caught chopping down tree with a hammer

BOSTON — Boston police say they have arrested a 65-year-old man they believe is the infamous “Brighton Tree Ninja.” For several years a vandal has been damaging newly planted trees and shrubbery in the city’s Brighton neighborhood. Authorities have been unable to apprehend the perpetrator. The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/1OixJLl ) that police set up … Read more