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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,...

2007-04-27 12:00:22

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Those pesky, biting black flies that hinder outdoor activities will soon face an aggressive aerial spraying control program conducted by the Department of Environmental Protection. Governor Edward G. Rendell's budget proposal includes additional funding to expand the spraying program to 33 counties and 47 waterways. "Outdoor recreation is important to the quality of life for many Pennsylvanians, and is also a key part of our state's...

2006-06-29 12:25:00

By Steve James TRENTON, New Jersey (Reuters) - Up to 200,000 evacuees from water-logged Wilkes-Barre were told they could go home on Thursday after levees held back the Susquehanna River, but swollen rivers still wreaked havoc in the U.S. northeast. New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine told reporters water levels along the Delaware River could crest in the afternoon near 25 feet, a level that would rival floods of last year, and could lead to serious problems in the state capital, Trenton. He said...

2006-06-29 08:02:51

By Jon Hurdle WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Swollen rivers spread muddy water through homes and streets across swaths of the northeastern United States with more storms forecast on Thursday as tens of thousands of people waited to go home. The Susquehanna River receded early on Thursday, lifting the threat of catastrophic flooding in the historic Pennsylvania town of Wilkes-Barre, where up to 200,000 people had been ordered to evacuate. But water was still rising in parts...

2006-06-29 07:48:02

By Jon Hurdle WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Floods in the Susquehanna River receded early on Thursday, lifting the threat of catastrophic flooding in the historic town of Wilkes-Barre, but water was still rising in parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Days of torrential rain followed by floods had killed at least 16 people in the eastern United States by late on Wednesday. With buildings submerged, roads washed out and rivers surging, authorities declared emergencies and...

2006-06-29 06:54:30

By Jon Hurdle WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Floods in the Susquehanna River receded early on Thursday, lifting the threat of catastrophic flooding in the historic town of Wilkes-Barre, but water was still rising in parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Days of torrential rain followed by floods had killed at least 16 people in the eastern United States by late on Wednesday. With buildings submerged, roads washed out and rivers surging, authorities declared emergencies and...

2006-06-29 06:43:58

By Jon Hurdle WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Floods in the Susquehanna River receded early on Thursday, lifting the threat of catastrophic flooding in the historic town of Wilkes-Barre, but water was still rising in parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Days of torrential rain followed by floods had killed at least 16 people in the eastern United States by late on Wednesday. With buildings submerged, roads washed out and rivers surging, authorities declared emergencies and...


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