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2011-02-14 10:23:00

FORT KENT, Maine, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After three successful days of competition in Presque Isle, this weekend biathlon fans from around the world were excited for four additional days of competition at the Maine Winter Sports Center's facility, the 10th Mountain Center, in Fort Kent, Maine. Athletes from over 24 nations competed in Northern Maine as the world watched; an estimated 120 million viewers tuned into the games from Europe. (Photo:...

2010-04-27 11:41:00

May 1 Event to Offer Educational, Recreational Opportunities HARRISBURG, Pa., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With its expansive backdrop of unique and abundant natural resources and its distinction as a National Natural Landmark, Presque Isle State Park in Erie County will host a salute to nature during the Wild Resource Festival on Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The festival will be held at the Tom Ridge Environmental Education Center and will feature a variety of hands-on,...

2009-08-27 13:57:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today signed the following bills into law: Senate Bill 366 makes changes to the Judicial Code bringing it in line with the state Constitution for situations when bail can be denied. Under this bill, judges can deny bail for offenses when the maximum sentence is life imprisonment or when only imprisonment will guarantee public safety. Senate Bill 574 extends the Fish Fund restricted account funded by Lake Erie...

2009-02-11 10:44:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A nearly two-year independent study has concluded a wind turbine poses no overt threat to bird and bat life while it generates supplemental power and serves as an educational aid at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center at Presque Isle State Park in Erie. "Undertaken by a scientific team from fall 2006 to spring 2008, this intense bird and bat mortality study supports the Bureau of State Parks' decision to install small-scale wind turbines at...


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