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2009-03-23 09:00:00

COLUMBIA BOROUGH, Pa., March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Michael DiBerardinis today said the state will invest $500,000 to help develop Riverfront Park in Columbia Borough, Lancaster County. The funds will help improve access to the Susquehanna River for outdoor recreation by the construction of a boat launch, canoe and kayak access, walkways, rain gardens to help absorb run off into the river, and other site improvements. "For...

2008-10-28 06:00:24

By Paul Davidson HOLTWOOD, Pa. -- The Holtwood Hydroelectric Dam on the Susquehanna River here hasn't changed much since it cranked up in 1910. Outside, gulls perch on the crest of the dam wall above a picturesque waterfall as a lone boater skims across a serene lake.

2008-09-29 18:00:00

By PJ Reilly According to Stephen Bailey's extensive records, there has never been a death in Marietta caused by a flood. And he wants to keep it that way.

2008-09-12 18:00:16

By E.B. FURGURSON III Staff Writer The South River Federation's new riverkeeper is a Selby on the Bay resident and water-quality specialist who's familiar with the threats to the bay.

2008-08-05 12:00:28

By Coulter Jones, The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Aug. 5--HANOVER TWP. -- A new filtration system will soon help in cleaning an acid mine drainage area in this township, as a $178,000 federal grant was announced for the project Monday.

2008-08-05 09:00:38

By Bill O'Boyle, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Aug. 5--HANOVER TWP. -- U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski on Monday announced receipt of a $178,524 grant from the U.S.

2008-08-04 06:00:22

County radio dispatchers reported a water rescue late Saturday night. According to dispatchers, a call was received from York County stating that a man with a flashlight was yelling for help from a small island in the Susquehanna River north of the Route 30 bridge.

2008-07-23 06:00:00

By Ad Crable Only a few years ago, it all seemed so promising. American shad, once a prized spring staple of locals' diet and an economic linchpin up and down the Susquehanna, at last seemed headed for a comeback amid a multi-state and federal restoration plan.

2008-07-22 12:00:41

By Tom Grace, The Daily Star, Oneonta, N.Y. Jul. 22--A beaver dam on a stream that feeds Otsego Lake is slated to be replaced this summer before it breaks again.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.