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2011-05-09 12:51:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will soon begin aerial spraying on more than 1,600 stream miles in 33 Pennsylvania counties to control black flies. The first aerial spraying will take place May 10 along the Delaware River. Other waterways will be treated as current and weather conditions allow. "Adult black flies, also known as gnats, can be a nuisance to millions of Pennsylvanians and our guests from other states who...

2009-04-22 08:30:00

Aerial Spraying Begins in 33 Counties HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania is launching its annual black fly spraying program to control populations of the insects that pose a nuisance to outdoor recreation, Environmental Protection acting Secretary John Hanger said today. "Controlling black flies helps to ensure that our citizens and visitors can enjoy warm weather outdoor activities without suffering painful bites," Hanger said. "The department has been...

2008-07-31 12:00:59

By Josh Mrozinski, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. Jul. 31--TUNKHANNOCK TWP. -- Bob Daniels has concerns and questions about how natural gas well development could affect the drinking water supply. And the Tunkhannock resident, who is president of the Lower Tunkhannock Creek Watershed Association, isn't alone. Mr. Daniels was one of about 80 people who attended a program Wednesday hosted by Penn State Cooperative Extension on gas wells and the drinking water supply. He said he was...

2008-07-10 18:00:46

By Kimm R. Montone, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. Jul. 10--12:30 p.m. MESHOPPEN TWP -- State Police on Thursday released the names of two people who were injured in a fatal crash on Wednesday near the Kiwanis Wyoming County Fairgrounds on Route 6. According to police, Robert Bieber, 46, of Mehoopany, was the operator of a 1998 Ford Taurus that collided with a 1999 Chevrolet van about two miles west of Meshoppen Borough. Mr. Bieber was treated at Robert Packer Hospital for serious...

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...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'