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2011-05-25 14:52:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Construction is set to begin May 31 on the new Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail bridge over the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Somerset. "Everyone involved in this project knows just how vital a new span is to the recreational enjoyment and economic vitality of the Laurel Highlands area," acting DCNR Secretary Richard J. Allan said. "The safety of all concerned -- whether hikers, snowmobiling enthusiasts, or turnpike travelers -- always...

2010-12-21 10:40:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Design work to improve the ski area of Laurel Mountain State Park in Westmoreland County will soon be complete and the project should be opened for bid next summer, according to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. "Featuring one of the steepest slopes in the state, the ski area at Laurel Mountain State Park is a great asset to outdoor enthusiasts who crave winter activities," Bureau of State Parks Director John...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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