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2011-08-04 10:11:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than $669,000 will be awarded to help firefighters in Pennsylvania's rural communities guard against the threat of fires in forests and other undeveloped areas, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard J. Allan announced today. "These funds will be distributed to 160 volunteer fire companies in rural areas and communities where forest and brush fires are common," Allan said. "To understand the...

2010-08-20 10:39:00

VIENNA, Va., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroTech, a leading technology systems integrator, has been named as the No. 1 fastest growing business that has made the Inc. 500 list three consecutive years in a row. This noteworthy achievement is a testament of MicroTech's definitive ranking as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the entire U.S. MicroTech was one of only 92 companies that made a return trip to the list. By coming in at No. 53 this year MicroTech moved up 123 spots...

2009-08-26 09:00:00

Grants to Help Rural Companies Battle Forest Fires Across PA HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources acting Secretary John Quigley announced that a record $604,710 has been awarded to help Pennsylvania's rural communities guard against fires in forests and other undeveloped areas. "A total of 162 volunteer fire companies serving rural areas and communities where forest fires are common will receive funds to help them battle...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'