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  • Don't end rebates for solar panels

    Don't end rebates for solar panels
    Florida's utilities should not get yet another favor from the state's supposed energy regulators. Today, the Florida Public Service will decide whether to essentially abandon making conservation, efficiency and renewable alternatives part of energy...
  • Hinsdale hires new public services director

    Hinsdale hires new public services director
    The Village of Hinsdale has hired a new public services director. George Peluso, who currently served as public works director for the Village of Flossmoor, will start the job Dec. 15. He will earn $128,000 a year. Peluso, will be responsible for...
  • Cancer center on track to open next year

    Cancer center on track to open next year
    A new cancer center is expected to be up and running by this time next year in Hinsdale. Construction is on schedule for the $48 million Hinsdale Adventist Cancer Institute to be completed in 2015 and to open in 2016, said Kathy Hall, director of the...
  • Ethan Basore, TKM Bengard Farms harvest manager

    Ethan Basore, TKM Bengard Farms harvest manager
      Q. Congratulations for being named among the Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Group by the Florida Farm Bureau. What do you hope to learn from the two-year program? I hope to learn about other agricultural industries in our state. I hope to learn...
  • Agriculture in Florida grows jobs: Front & Center

    For all the growth of tourism in Florida, and all the efforts by policy makers to expand higher-paying industries such as medical research and computer simulation, agriculture remains a large and vital part of the state's economy. The University of...
  • Labor Department settles complaint over its enforcement tactics

    Labor Department settles complaint over its enforcement tactics
    Remember that case the federal Department of Labor pursued against a couple of Oregon blueberry growers, accusing them of underpaying their pickers? And the growers pushed back? Well, the feds settled with the growers earlier this week, finally copping to...
  • Suffolk dead animal incinerator bill clears Senate committee

    RICHMOND – The city of Suffolk is looking for four years relief from the state's carbon monoxide rules so it can continue using diesel-powered incinerators to dispose of dead animals. The city's four incinerators are key, given the city's large...
  • Crime & Legal Issues: Legislation could expand Virginia's DNA database

    Legislation sponsored by two Virginia lawmakers calls for greatly increasing the number of people who must provide DNA samples to the state upon their convictions. Under current law, everyone convicted of a felony and a very small number of misdemeanors...
  • Water awareness mini-grants awarded to 23 teachers

    To help promote freshwater-resource education, awareness and projects, the Lake County Water Authority has awarded $22,627.70 in mini grants to 23 public- and private-school teachers. Some of the annual "Drop-by-Drop: You Make a Difference" mini-...
  • Local concern grows about gas pipeline expansion, fracking waste

    A proposed expansion of a gas pipeline that traverses Glastonbury has many concerned about the construction impact, as well as the fracking process from which the natural gas comes, and the potential for fracking wasted dumps becoming part of the...
  • Florida regulators cut energy-efficiency goals, end rebates for solar panels

    Florida regulators cut energy-efficiency goals, end rebates for solar panels
    Florida regulators on Tuesday gave their approval for electric utilities to slash energy efficiency goals and end solar rebates to customers after 2015. In a nearly two-hour session in Tallahassee, Florida's Public Service Commission voted 3-2 to...