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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

It's just a matter of time before traveling becomes a lot more expensive.

In the not-too-distant future, more toll booths will pop up on interstate highways. Pennsylvania wasn't permitted to toll I-80 after seeking approval from the Federal Highway Administration, but such rejection won't last long.

Here's why.

This week, the FHA gave permission to Virginia to place tolls on Interstate 95 on a trial basis. The tolls will range from $2 to $4.

The main stipulation is that all funds raised can be used only for I-95 repairs and maintenance.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

From flooding spawned by a hurricane and tropical storm, to devastating fires, to tragic accidents and dramatic rescues, it seems our emergency service personnel providers have been tested more than ever during these last fleeting days of summer.

Monday, September 19, 2011

A special meeting of Summit Hill Borough Council will be held at 7 p.m. today, and the only issue on the agenda will be sanitary sewage and storm water issues.

It's an important meeting because it could potentially mean a lot of expense for the borough's residents somewhere down the road, or major regulatory changes in the near future, or both.

In the past several months, residents have been complaining about sewage and storm water coming into their basements, especially after heavy rain.

Friday, September 16, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011

It was hard to escape the deluge of coverage given last week to area flooding: Wilkes-Barre, Bloomsburg, Hershey, Lebanon, etc.

Houses were swept away. At least one death occurred. As the rivers recede back to within their banks, families are assessing the damages. It's hard to imagine the messes that's confronting them.

Except for Mahoning Creek, Lizard Creek, and a few other streams flooding mostly rural areas, our local area was pretty much spared the devastation that occurred in so many other locations.

Friday, September 9, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011

From the paralyzing, record-breaking snowfalls of last winter to the ravages of two strong storm systems within the last two weeks, this year has seen one record-making disaster after another.

Each time, the threat hits closer to home.