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  • Status of park projects uncertain after Rauner grant freeze

    Status of park projects uncertain after Rauner grant freeze
    South Elgin has wanted to revamp a park near the Fox River since 2011. Word that it would receive a $400,000 state grant to help with the $1.1 million price tag led to breaking ground on the project in September. The Des Plaines Park District was told...
  • Drought-stricken California ramps up water restrictions

    Drought-stricken California ramps up water restrictions
    California residents have to turn off their sprinklers, and restaurants won't give customers water unless they ask under new drought regulations approved Tuesday. The State Water Resources Control Board has extended and expanded restrictions on water...
  • Oyster harvest at Kent Narrows seen as winter boost for watermen

    Oyster harvest at Kent Narrows seen as winter boost for watermen
    As dawn broke over the still waters of Kent Narrows on Monday, a couple of workboats carrying watermen ventured out in search of oysters. For the first time in six years, state regulators have opened the Narrows in Queen Anne's County to shellfish...
  • Don Cunningham: Lehigh Valley is the beverage capital of Pennsylvania

    Don Cunningham: Lehigh Valley is the beverage capital of Pennsylvania
    It's hard to imagine now but picture this. It's a hot summer day, you got the kids packed in the car and you're driving down to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for a week at the beach. Far from home. Leaving the Lehigh Valley behind. You pull into a...
  • Joseph E. Brake: Pride drives success at Coca-Cola

    Joseph E. Brake: Pride drives success at Coca-Cola
    When discussing the advantages of doing business in the Lehigh Valley, you often hear many theories about the benefits of relocating to the area. The Valley is near several of the largest markets in the United States and is situated within a one-day drive...
  • Guest column: Join in the preservation of Indiana's wildlife

    Among the highest priorities of the Izaak Walton League of America is the conservation of the nation's wildlife and its rare and endangered species. The State of Indiana has two programs that allow you to be an active participant in their conservation....
  • Tilghman watermen charged with oyster violations

     Tilghman watermen charged with oyster violations
    Three Tilghman Island watermen were charged with using illegal oyster harvesting equipment in Broad Creek, a tributary of the Choptank River on the Eastern Shore, according to Maryland Natural Resources Police. Kevin Steven Tarleton Sr., 45, Steven...
  • Agencies admit failing to protect water sources from fuel pollution

     Agencies admit failing to protect water sources from fuel pollution
    The agencies charged with overseeing oil production and protecting California's ever-dwindling water sources from the industry's pollution all fell down on the job, one state official told a panel of peeved lawmakers Tuesday. During a testy two-hour...
  • Lawmakers grill state oil regulators on oversight failures

    Lawmakers grill state oil regulators on oversight failures
    On Tuesday, state lawmakers took their turn lambasting California's beleaguered oil and gas agency at a hearing in which senators called the agency's historic practices corrupt, inept and woefully mismanaged. For two hours, legislators grilled the...
  • Hellertown's Water Street Park to close for year for renovations

    Hellertown's Water Street Park to close for year for renovations
    Come springtime, folks looking for a place for recreational activities in Hellertown will have to scratch Water Street Park off their list. The popular 8-acre venue will be fenced-off and closed April 1 for a full year for renovations, reopening in April...
  • Farmland Preservation Forum presents options available to local farmers

    In the past, when New England farmers abandoned their farms to work in the cities, unable to compete with less expensive produce from the Midwest, they often sold their land to developers. Now, state and federal agencies have a variety of programs and...