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2009-09-18 14:03:00

Cresson Sewer Project Will Prevent Flow of Raw Sewage into Conemaugh River CRESSON, Pa., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is funding water and sewer projects that are reducing pollution, creating jobs and helping communities to address longstanding operational problems, Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger said today. Hanger made the remarks while touring a $3.5 million wastewater project in Cresson Borough, Cambria County that was...

2008-09-14 00:00:22

By Chris Foreman Saltsburg has struggled with population decline, the closing of its library and a recent threat to close the high school just outside the borough's borders. But residents are heartened by the White House's designation of the picturesque Indiana County town as one of about 600 Preserve America Communities. The designation, which will be celebrated at 5 p.m. today with the dedication of a sign during the annual Heritage Days festival, opens Saltsburg up to new grant...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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