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firstname.lastname@example.orgThey used to be plain, thick, white and messy. Today, they are sporty and trendy, sometimes even chic and formal. Eric and Lisel Powell bantered over which look they wanted as they prepared to diaper their 10-month old son, Jim Powell, on Saturday at the...
email@example.comCloth diapers are having a back-to-the-future moment. Sure, 95 percent of American families who use diapers purchase the throw-away variety. But as a result, says the Environmental Protection Agency, 3.5 million tons of used diapers are put in landfills...
Environmental groups are split over a bill that would give Maryland farmers more certainty about how Chesapeake Bay restoration regulations will affect them. Under the legislation, farmers would be exempted from new regulations for 10 years if they agree...
firstname.lastname@example.orgA company that wants to produce solid refuse fuel from household garbage in Berkeley County should be allowed to do so, a West Virginia Public Service Commission administrative law judge has ruled. The recommended decision filed Monday grants a...
email@example.comBerkeley County leaders are backing a company that wants to build a $19 million facility to produce a solid refuse fuel from household garbage that could then be burned at a Martinsburg cement plant. The Berkeley County Council voted 5-0 in support of...
firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Berkeley County Council voted Thursday to take ownership of a 1.7-acre parcel that is being donated for a park in the community of Bedington, W.Va. The new recreation site, which is proposed to be named Goldie Gibbons Park, is along Bedington Road...
As a newly minted journalist three decades ago, I had more world-changing crusades than you could shake a sword at. One of the targets in my sights was trailer parks, which I considered to be a blight on the landscape and a threat to all that is good...
email@example.comNew recycling rules are coming to the Borough of Waynesboro for 2013, and the municipality’s 4,300 Waste Management customers will be getting larger recycling bins. The borough is converting to a “single-stream” system, meaning all...
firstname.lastname@example.orgSome local governments in Franklin County, Pa., are considering whether converting municipal vehicles to run on natural gas could provide long-term cost savings. Waynesboro’s borough manager, Lloyd Hamberger, said this week he thinks his...
email@example.comA new trash contract approved this week in the Borough of Waynesboro will change how residents and businesses recycle materials. The Waynesboro Borough Council unanimously approved a three-year contract with Waste Management on Wednesday. At $700,000 per...
firstname.lastname@example.orgIn 1980, Shepherdstown opened its first public sewage treatment plant, and for the first time in the town’s history, it stopped dumping raw sewage into the Potomac River. The town reached another milestone Friday, when it dedicated a new...
Permanent seating at City Park band shell discussed The city of Hagerstown is considering installing permanent seating at the Peter Buys Band Shell at City Park. City Engineer Rodney Tissue presented initial plans Tuesday to the Hagerstown City Council,...
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