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2008-07-02 06:00:43

By James Loewenstein, The Daily Review, Towanda, Pa. Jul. 2--Starting this month, Fortuna Energy Inc. is planning to drill wells at six different sites in western Bradford County to extract natural gas from the potentially very lucrative Marcellus Shale formation, company officials said. Five of the wells will be in Troy Township and the sixth in Armenia Township, said Mark Scheuerman, Fortuna Energy's manager for legal and community relations. While the company hopes the wells will...

2008-06-25 18:00:00

By Sean Adkins, York Daily Record, Pa. Jun. 25--Al Hartman focused on the Google Earth looping video of Spectra Energy's proposed corridor for a roughly 30-mile natural gas pipeline that would run from Lancaster County through southern York County. The Hellam Township resident watched as a yellow line depicted on the aerial video passed over the Susquehanna River, curving gently as it followed existing utility rights-of way. "Yup," Hartman said. "That's my property right there, at the...

2008-06-25 12:03:06

By Sean Adkins, York Daily Record, Pa. Jun. 25--Al Hartman focused on the Google Earth looping video of Spectra Energy's proposed corridor for a roughly 30-mile natural gas pipeline that would run from Lancaster County through southern York County. The Hellam Township resident watched as a yellow line depicted on the aerial video passed over the Susquehanna River, curving gently as it followed existing utility rights-of way. "Yup," Hartman said. "That's my property right there, at the...

2008-06-21 12:00:21

By Brent Burkey, York Daily Record, Pa. Jun. 21--A West Manchester Township company expects to add at least 50 new jobs after it signed a contract worth about $300 million to make and install turbines for a hydroelectric-power project in the Midwest. And that's just the tip of the iceberg for Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation, founded in York County in 1877 and now part of the Voith group based in Germany. As of September, the company had about 400 employees making water turbines,...

2008-06-19 12:00:34

By Tom Venesky, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jun. 19--A Kingston man has been chosen by Gov. Edward Rendell to serve as the commissioner for the Northeast Region on the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission board. Rendell spokesman Chuck Ardo said the governor sent Norm Gavlick's name to the state Senate for confirmation on Tuesday. Gavlick's name was recommended to Rendell by the Governor's Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation. A majority vote is needed to...

2008-06-18 06:00:34

OPEN HOUSE: The Washington Boro Society for Susquehanna River Heritage will hold its annual open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at the Blue Rock Heritage Center, 2251 River Road, Washington Boro. Park on Blue Rock Road. Artist Barb Warfel will sign prints from 1 to 4 p.m. and a flintmaker will demonstrate how to make arrowheads from 1 to 3 p.m. Lancaster County resident John McDonald will demonstrate how to pan for gold and will sift through artifacts recovered from a dig in...

2008-06-18 06:00:23

By Josh Mrozinski, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. Jun. 18--A company is seeking approval to obtain water from municipal systems in Tunkhannock and Meshoppen boroughs for natural gas drilling operations in Susquehanna County. Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. has filed a notice of intent with the Susquehanna River Basin Commission that states that no more than 130,000 gallons of water per day would be obtained from the Meshoppen Borough Water Company and Tunkhannock Borough...

2008-06-15 15:00:23

By Tom Pelton, The Baltimore Sun Jun. 15--HOLTWOOD, Pa. -- The century-old dam on the Susquehanna River doesn't look like an energy source of the future. Weeds sprout out of cracks in the weathered Holtwood Hydroelectric Dam, 12 miles upriver from Maryland. Inside the generating building, antique brass volt meters look like something from Dr. Frankenstein's lab. Water snakes slither across the floor. Despite the decrepit appearance, a Pennsylvania power company is planning to spend...

2008-05-08 06:00:35

PPL's Holtwood hydroelectric dam will be open for guided tours on Saturday, May 17. Tours will leave every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. to noon. Tours leave from the Holtwood Environmental Center, 9 New Village Road in Holtwood. There, visitors may see plans for the proposed expansion of the hydroelectric plant and enjoy activities demonstrating wise energy use. At the dam, visitors will get a firsthand look as the Susquehanna River flows through the power plant, spinning the giant turbines...

2007-07-04 06:18:34

By Dena Pauling, The Centre Daily Times, State College, Pa. Jul. 4--SPRING MILLS -- Penns Valley Area School District officials searched statewide for a year. But in the end, they looked no farther than Centre County in finding educators to fill two of the school district's top administrative positions. During a special meeting Tuesday night, school board members appointed Penns Valley's assistant superintendent, Brian K. Griffith, to the office of superintendent effective Jan. 1,...