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The Youngstown Vindicator
Mill Creek seeks federal grant to improve hike, bike trailBy JORDYN GRZELEWSKI jgrzelewski@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Mill Creek MetroParks
Mill Creek seeks federal grant to improve hike, bike trail
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 26 minutes ago
By JORDYN GRZELEWSKI jgrzelewski@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Mill Creek MetroParks is set to submit an application by today’s deadline for grant funding to improve the East Cohasset Hike & Bike Trail. The park seeks money from the Federal Highway... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
East Texas officials hopeful for regional success despite foundry closingOfficials from all across East Texas remain hopeful for the regions stability d
East Texas officials hopeful for regional success despite foundry closing
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 5 hours ago
Officials from all across East Texas remain hopeful for the regions stability despite the announced closure of the GE Oil & Gas Foundry in Lufkin. The foundry was not on the monthly Deep East Texas Council .of Governments monthly agenda, but it was... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
DETCOG officials hoping funding for new facility will be finalized by SeptemberOfficials with the Deep East Texas Council of Governments said Thursday that th
DETCOG officials hoping funding for new facility will be finalized by September
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 6 hours ago
Officials with the Deep East Texas Council of Governments said Thursday that they expect the funding for DETCOG’s proposed new facility on State Highway 103 should be finalized by the end of September. Walter Diggles’ DETCOG’s executive director,... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Trustees to seek grant funding for projectsTownship trustees will seek grant funding for planned projects to add a sidewal
Trustees to seek grant funding for projects
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 17 hours ago
Township trustees will seek grant funding for planned projects to add a sidewalk and repave roads. The board approved resolutions at a special meeting Wednesday to authorize applications to Eastgate Regional Council of Governments for grant... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
$2.7M grant boosts Trenton Avenue water main projectDouglas Keith, authority executive director, said the grant covers 40 percent o
$2.7M grant boosts Trenton Avenue water main project
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 23 hours ago
Douglas Keith, authority executive director, said the grant covers 40 percent of the planned project costs. The investment will help to enable the authority to provide uninterrupted water service throughout the industrial corridor, said William E.... Read more
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Canon City Daily Record
Central Colorado Housing seeks 'zombies' for race at Centennial ParkThe staff at Central Colorado Housing is looking for zombies to help infect the
Central Colorado Housing seeks 'zombies' for race at Centennial Park
Canon City Daily Record / Posted yesterday
The staff at Central Colorado Housing is looking for zombies to help infect the Arkansas Riverwalk on Oct. 17. Zombies, runners, volunteers and sponsors are needed for the "Undead Run," a 5K race, that will be at 5 p.m. at Centennial Park. The race... Read more
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Wilson County News
Floresville operations director will focus on public worksAugust 26, 2015 70 views Post a commentFloresville’s newly hired operations dir
Floresville operations director will focus on public works
Wilson County News / Posted yesterday
August 26, 2015 70 views Post a commentFloresville’s newly hired operations director is commuting daily from Kerrville, but David Vasquez says he’s happy he got the job. “I’m excited to be here,” he said. “It’s a great time for the city.” The... Read more
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ABC News 4 Charleston
Folly resident ideas sought for road projectFOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCIV) -- Mapping out the future of the Folly Road Corridor c
Folly resident ideas sought for road project
ABC News 4 Charleston / Posted yesterday
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCIV) -- Mapping out the future of the Folly Road Corridor continues Wednesday. The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council Of Governments will host their final open house to collect citizen opinions on how to update the road from... Read more
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TribLIVE
Elizabeth councilors take care of businessElizabeth council approved an ordinance Tuesday that will allow contractors wor
Elizabeth councilors take care of business
TribLIVE / Posted yesterday
Elizabeth council approved an ordinance Tuesday that will allow contractors working on borough streets to dig under them to facilitate construction. The vote was 4-0. Council president Monica Glowinski and councilors Paula Stevens and Paul Shaner... Read more
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The Manteca Bulletin
Housing prices soar as Manteca income flattensThe population of Manteca is expected to top the 100,000 mark within the next d
Housing prices soar as Manteca income flattens
The Manteca Bulletin / Posted yesterday
The population of Manteca is expected to top the 100,000 mark within the next decade. All of those new people are going to need a place to live. And not all of them can afford the single-family homes that are getting more expensive while wages have... Read more
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TribLIVE
No plans in place for Brentwood Municipal Building, but ...Brentwood leaders will seek funding to demolish the borough's municipal buildin
No plans in place for Brentwood Municipal Building, but ...
TribLIVE / Posted yesterday
Brentwood leaders will seek funding to demolish the borough's municipal building — even without a plan on where to move next. Mayor Dennis Troy broke a 2-2 tie of borough council Monday to move forward a motion authorizing borough manager George... Read more
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TribLIVE
Whitehall officials to examine borough parksWhitehall leaders said they plan to start reviewing the use of the borough's pa
Whitehall officials to examine borough parks
TribLIVE / Posted yesterday
Whitehall leaders said they plan to start reviewing the use of the borough's parks to see if there's a need to make changes to ball fields or other spaces. Council members Kathy DePuy and Phil Lahr, along with Mayor James Nowalk, will serve on a... Read more
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TribLIVE
Manor explores police vehicle optionsManor's public-safety committee will look at options to replace the police depa
Manor explores police vehicle options
TribLIVE / Posted 2 days ago
Manor's public-safety committee will look at options to replace the police department's 2015 Ford Expedition that was totaled earlier this month. The sport-utility vehicle was totaled after a one-vehicle crash Aug. 8 while officers were trying to... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
San Gabriel Valley council removes funding from 710 extensionSan Gabriel Valley COG transportation priorities Just weeks after throwing its
San Gabriel Valley council removes funding from 710 extension
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 2 days ago
San Gabriel Valley COG transportation priorities Just weeks after throwing its support behind a controversial 710 Freeway tunnel, the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments removed tunnel funding from a transportation priority list that could... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Abandoned boats clutter possible Hyde County industrial siteOfficials in Hyde County say some abandoned boats are clogging what could be a
Abandoned boats clutter possible Hyde County industrial site
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 2 days ago
Officials in Hyde County say some abandoned boats are clogging what could be a marine industrial park near Engelhard. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reported four old fishing boats are rotting next to an aging dock on Far Creek. Officials say it... Read more
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The Press and Journal
Londonderry Twp. shows others how it deals with storm waterAllison Funk, (above left), Londonderry Twp.’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer S
Londonderry Twp. shows others how it deals with storm water
The Press and Journal / Posted 2 days ago
Allison Funk, (above left), Londonderry Twp.’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System coordinator, leads a group of municipal public works officials, engineers and others to the rain garden at the township’s municipal building. It can be a challenge... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
Plans on changes to Folly Road heard Wednesday at open houseFolly Road is once again the topic of discussion this week as the Berkeley Char
Plans on changes to Folly Road heard Wednesday at open house
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 2 days ago
Folly Road is once again the topic of discussion this week as the Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments will share a draft of some changes to the area. Over the last few months a street study was done on the road, based upon input... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Abandoned boats clutter possible Hyde County industrial siteENGELHARD, N.C. (AP) - Officials in Hyde County say some abandoned boats are cl
Abandoned boats clutter possible Hyde County industrial site
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 2 days ago
ENGELHARD, N.C. (AP) - Officials in Hyde County say some abandoned boats are clogging what could be a marine industrial park near Engelhard. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reported (http://bit.ly/1JUmmwL) four old fishing boats are rotting next to... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Abandoned boats clutter possible Hyde County industrial siteENGELHARD, N.C. (AP) - Officials in Hyde County say some abandoned boats are cl
Abandoned boats clutter possible Hyde County industrial site
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 2 days ago
ENGELHARD, N.C. (AP) - Officials in Hyde County say some abandoned boats are clogging what could be a marine industrial park near Engelhard. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reported (http://bit.ly/1JUmmwL) four old fishing boats are rotting next to... Read more
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The News & Observer
Milestone report moves Durham-Orange light rail forward | News & Observer August 24, 2015 Plans include 5,000 park-and-ride spots,
Milestone report moves Durham-Orange light rail forward
The News & Observer / Posted 3 days ago
| News & Observer August 24, 2015 Plans include 5,000 park-and-ride spots, but most riders will walk to train station GoTriangle... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Lubbock Sen. Charles Perry appointed to Southwestern States Water CommissionProvided by Office of Gov. Greg Abbott AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appoi
Lubbock Sen. Charles Perry appointed to Southwestern States Water Commission
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 3 days ago
Provided by Office of Gov. Greg Abbott AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Senator Charles Perry and State Representative Lyle Larson to the Southwestern States Water Commission for terms set to expire on February 1, 2019 and February 1,... Read more
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Santa Monica Mirror
Kate Vernez Name To The Bay Foundation Board Of DirectorsKathryn Vernez, longtime City of Santa Monica government and community relation
Kate Vernez Name To The Bay Foundation Board Of Directors
Santa Monica Mirror / Posted 3 days ago
Kathryn Vernez, longtime City of Santa Monica government and community relations leader, has been named to the Board of the Directors of The Bay Foundation. Vernez’ 35-plus years in urban planning and project management, first in New York City... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Abandoned boats litter coast, hinder development plansENGELHARD, N.C. (AP) - Two groups are working on a survey of abandoned boats al
Abandoned boats litter coast, hinder development plans
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 4 days ago
ENGELHARD, N.C. (AP) - Two groups are working on a survey of abandoned boats along 20 coastal counties in hopes of pushing the state to take charge of removing the vessels. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Virginia, reports (http://bit.ly/1Jtx8aZ)... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Abandoned boats litter coast, hinder development plansENGELHARD, N.C. (AP) - Two groups are working on a survey of abandoned boats al
Abandoned boats litter coast, hinder development plans
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 4 days ago
ENGELHARD, N.C. (AP) - Two groups are working on a survey of abandoned boats along 20 coastal counties in hopes of pushing the state to take charge of removing the vessels. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Virginia, reports (http://bit.ly/1Jtx8aZ)... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Propane a cheaper alternative to gas for carsA person could theoretically use the propane cylinder from their grill to fuel
Propane a cheaper alternative to gas for cars
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 4 days ago
A person could theoretically use the propane cylinder from their grill to fuel their vehicle if it ran on propane. The cylinder might be a little small for a vehicle, but it demonstrates propane’s portability, a gas company official said. Terry... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
2,500 comment letters received on 710 Freeway project, as legislators take sides710 Freeway Tunnel: Who’s for it, who’s against it Caltrans has received more
2,500 comment letters received on 710 Freeway project, as legislators take sides
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 5 days ago
710 Freeway Tunnel: Who’s for it, who’s against it Caltrans has received more than 2,500 letters responding to the 710 Freeway extension project, so many that two weeks after the six-month comment period has closed, the state transportation agency... Read more
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Daily Herald
Grammar Moses: A give-take on 'bring' and 'take'You may know what a laser looks like and essentially what it does, but did you
Grammar Moses: A give-take on 'bring' and 'take'
Daily Herald / Posted 5 days ago
You may know what a laser looks like and essentially what it does, but did you know that "laser" is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation? Or that sonar stands for Sound Navigation and Ranging? These are acronyms --... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Schuylkill blight task force to focus on worst propertiesPOTTSVILLE — The recently formed Schuylkill County blight task force is plannin
Schuylkill blight task force to focus on worst properties
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 5 days ago
POTTSVILLE — The recently formed Schuylkill County blight task force is planning to put together a list of the worst blighted properties in the area. “We’d like to do ‘The Dirty Dozen,’” Schuylkill County District Attorney Christine A. Holman said... Read more
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NBC Dallas Fort Worth
High-Speed Rail Plan Gets Money for DFW ConnectionsA new allocation of public money supports connections for high-speed rail in No
High-Speed Rail Plan Gets Money for DFW Connections
NBC Dallas Fort Worth / Posted 6 days ago
A new allocation of public money supports connections for high-speed rail in North Texas. The $4.5 million in public dollars from the Regional Transportation Council will be used for additional North Texas rail system design and planning in light of... Read more
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The Fairfax County Times
Virginia plan reflects national infrastructure challengeThe American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently gave America’s infrastr
Virginia plan reflects national infrastructure challenge
The Fairfax County Times / Posted 6 days ago
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently gave America’s infrastructure a D+ and estimated that we need to invest $3.6 trillion in infrastructure by the year 2020. The administration of Governor Terry McAuliffe in Virginia is trying to... Read more
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Canon City Daily Record
Traffic Advisory: Detours and delays on Main Street The City of Cañon City will install new water main on Main Street from Fifth
Traffic Advisory: Detours and delays on Main Street
Canon City Daily Record / Posted 6 days ago
The City of Cañon City will install new water main on Main Street from Fifth to 10th streets. The city also will install street improvements, including new curb and gutter, sidewalks and new... Read more
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Charleston City Paper
Mike Seekings elected CARTA chairmanThe CARTA Board of Directors unanimously elected Mike Seekings as its new chair
Mike Seekings elected CARTA chairman
Charleston City Paper / Posted 6 days ago
The CARTA Board of Directors unanimously elected Mike Seekings as its new chairman on Wednesday. Seekings, an attorney and member of Charleston City Council, joined the board in 2010 and was serving as secretary treasurer. Seekings is replacing... Read more
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Washington Post
Is Virginia trying to turn the carpool lane into a ‘cash cow’?Virginia’s HOT lanes, like the ones in the middle of the Capital Beltway in thr
Is Virginia trying to turn the carpool lane into a ‘cash cow’?
Washington Post / Posted 6 days ago
Virginia’s HOT lanes, like the ones in the middle of the Capital Beltway in through Tysons Corner, allow three-person carpools to ride free. ( Dayna Smith /For The Washington Post) Dear Dr. Gridlock: If Virginia was really interested in supporting... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Region Blueprint isn’t a failureA smart policy is only as good as the elected leaders willing to stand up for i
Region Blueprint isn’t a failure
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 6 days ago
A smart policy is only as good as the elected leaders willing to stand up for it. That’s the main takeaway from a new study of the Sacramento Region Blueprint – an ambitious “smart growth” plan that won national acclaim. The study, published... Read more
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Charleston Regional Business Journal
Charleston Regional Business Journal | Charleston, SCThe Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority board approved a fare inc
Charleston Regional Business Journal | Charleston, SC
Charleston Regional Business Journal / Posted 7 days ago
The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority board approved a fare increase and some route changes to save money. (Photo/File) By Liz Segrist The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority board of directors voted unanimously... Read more
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Charleston Regional Business Journal
Charleston Regional Business Journal | Charleston, SCThe Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority board approved a fare inc
Charleston Regional Business Journal | Charleston, SC
Charleston Regional Business Journal / Posted 7 days ago
The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority board approved a fare increase and some route changes to save money. (Photo/File) By Liz Segrist The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority board of directors voted unanimously... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Study: Sacramento region continues outward growth despite ‘Blueprint’ goalsSacramento’s landmark 2004 “Blueprint” plan to restrain suburban development ha
Study: Sacramento region continues outward growth despite ‘Blueprint’ goals
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 8 days ago
Sacramento’s landmark 2004 “Blueprint” plan to restrain suburban development has had some positive effects, but overall “did little to check raging growth on the fringe of the region,” according to a study published today in the Journal of American... Read more
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Grand Haven Tribune
Michigan awards grants for coastal protection projectsThe Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has awarded more than $700,000
Michigan awards grants for coastal protection projects
Grand Haven Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has awarded more than $700,000 in federal grants for projects to boost water quality and reduce pollution in Great Lakes coastal areas. The DEQ's Office of the Great Lakes recently distributed the... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Darien joins effort to thwart heroin epidemicFirst Selectman Jayme Stevenson and other leaders of southwestern Connecticut m
Darien joins effort to thwart heroin epidemic
Darien News-Review / Posted 9 days ago
First Selectman Jayme Stevenson and other leaders of southwestern Connecticut municipalities want to staunch what they see as a mounting heroin and opiate addiction crisis in the region. Stevenson along with Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and the first... Read more
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News 10 WILX
State Grants Funds To Boost Environmental ProtectionThe Michigan Department of Environmental Quality recently awarded over $700,000
State Grants Funds To Boost Environmental Protection
News 10 WILX / Posted 9 days ago
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality recently awarded over $700,000 in federal grants for projects to boost water quality and reduce pollution in Great Lakes coastal areas. LANSING The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has... Read more
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WTOL 11 Toledo
Michigan awards grants for coastal protection projectsLANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has awar
Michigan awards grants for coastal protection projects
WTOL 11 Toledo / Posted 9 days ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has awarded more than $700,000 in federal grants for projects to boost water quality and reduce pollution in Great Lakes coastal areas. The DEQ's Office of the Great Lakes... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Michigan awards grants for coastal protection projectsLANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has awar
Michigan awards grants for coastal protection projects
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 9 days ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has awarded more than $700,000 in federal grants for projects to boost water quality and reduce pollution in Great Lakes coastal areas. The DEQ's Office of the Great Lakes... Read more
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The Manteca Bulletin
PENNY POWERThe power of a penny isn’t lost on Andrew Chesley. It’s the penny that is coll
PENNY POWER
The Manteca Bulletin / Posted 9 days ago
The power of a penny isn’t lost on Andrew Chesley. It’s the penny that is collected on the purchase of every $2 worth of consumer goods in San Joaquin County that made it possible for the 10-mile widening of Highway 99 and replacement of two... Read more
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9&10 News Cadillac
Michigan awards grants for coastal protection projectsLANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has awar
Michigan awards grants for coastal protection projects
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted 9 days ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has awarded more than $700,000 in federal grants for projects to boost water quality and reduce pollution in Great Lakes coastal areas. The DEQ's Office of the Great Lakes... Read more
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FOX 28 South Bend
Michigan awards grants for coastal protection projectsLANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has awar
Michigan awards grants for coastal protection projects
FOX 28 South Bend / Posted 9 days ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has awarded more than $700,000 in federal grants for projects to boost water quality and reduce pollution in Great Lakes coastal areas. The DEQ's Office of the Great Lakes... Read more
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TribLIVE
Liberty councilors may approve traffic flow changes for E StreetLiberty plans to install stop signs on both sides of Roberts Street at the E St
Liberty councilors may approve traffic flow changes for E Street
TribLIVE / Posted 9 days ago
Liberty plans to install stop signs on both sides of Roberts Street at the E Street intersection. Council voted 6-0 Monday to advertise the plan. Councilman Riley McClelland and borough engineer Don Glenn were absent. Resident Scott DeCecco brought... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
MCOG to meet FridayThe use of propane gas as an alternative fuel for municipal vehicles will be th
MCOG to meet Friday
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 9 days ago
The use of propane gas as an alternative fuel for municipal vehicles will be the topic when the Mountain Council of Governments (MCOG) meets Friday at 8 a.m. at the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, 20 W. Broad St. Dan Guydish, a representative... Read more
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TribLIVE
South Fayette seeks to join South Hills Area Council of GovernmentsSouth Fayette commissioners will seek membership in the South Hills Area Counci
South Fayette seeks to join South Hills Area Council of Governments
TribLIVE / Posted 9 days ago
South Fayette commissioners will seek membership in the South Hills Area Council of Governments. The township is a member of the Char-West Council of Governments, but this month agreed to seek admittance in SHACOG prior to the expiration of its... Read more
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NBC Dallas Fort Worth
Cities Looking to Combat Dangerous DronesThe issue of drones and airports continues to be a national topic of conversati
Cities Looking to Combat Dangerous Drones
NBC Dallas Fort Worth / Posted 10 days ago
The issue of drones and airports continues to be a national topic of conversation. Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration announced there have been more than 650 sightings of drones near airports already this year, more than twice the 238... Read more
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The News-Times
Town leaders consider strategy to combat heroin epidemicDANBURY — The mayor and the leaders of seven nearby towns want a strategy to ad
Town leaders consider strategy to combat heroin epidemic
The News-Times / Posted 11 days ago
DANBURY — The mayor and the leaders of seven nearby towns want a strategy to address the heroin crisis in western Connecticut. Mayor Mark Boughton and the first selectmen of Bethel, Brookfield, Darien, New Fairfield, New Milford, Redding and... Read more
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