Monthly Archives: March 2013

Remembering Three Mile Island: Nuclear power sites in region still concern some

The power plant that was the site of the U.S.’ worst nuclear accident, Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station, is still operating, quietly producing energy for about 800,000 homes on a island in the Susquehanna River. More than 30 years … Continue reading

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Maryland commuters: Interstate 83 to be closed briefly overnight next week

Maryland commuters: You might be stuck in traffic on Interstate 83 next week for roadwork. Starting Tuesday night, all lanes of I-83 will be closed briefly overnight in the area of the Exit 31 in Baltimore County. Crews will be … Continue reading

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It’s pothole season — again

Those little — or big — craters in the road are starting to pop up everywhere now that spring has arrived. If you see one, you can report to the state Department of Transportation by calling 1-800-FIX ROAD. And if … Continue reading

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Wrightsville Police Chief Ron Hege at the helm for nearly six months

Wrightsville’s Mayor Neil Habecker released a statement about the borough’s newest police chief — Ron Hege. Hege was sworn in during the Oct. 1, 2012 borough meeting and has since been looking for ways to update how the department works, Habecker … Continue reading

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Route 616 residents might be able to place rocks on their property to prevent crashes into their homes

Last month, we had written a story about how some residents along Route 616 were concerned about three recent crashes in their neighborhood. Two of the vehicles had crashed into houses, and a third narrowly missed a home. The residents … Continue reading

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I-83 drivers will see rolling roadblocks overnight Tuesday

Prepare for some pain overnight Tuesday on Interstate 83. More rolling roadblocks are planned for utility work. They will start at 11 p.m. Tuesday and continue until 5 a.m. Wednesday, said Kathy Seilhamer, a spokeswoman for Met-Ed.

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Saturday event raises funds for new York Area Regional Police K-9

After nearly seven years on the police force, Brando is retiring. The Hungarian-born K-9 is starting to feel the daily vigorous activity his job demands, said Tiffany Ayres, hospital administrator for Patton Veterinary Hospital. The hospital hosts several community events each year and … Continue reading

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Route 30 bridge work to resume, traffic to be reduced to single lane eastbound

A reader recently asked when work on the Route 30 bridge over the Susquehanna River will be finished. It will be this spring, said Mike Crochunis, a spokesman for the state Department of Transportation. More work was added to the … Continue reading

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How to keep it safe on St. Patrick’s Day

If you’re looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by channeling your inner Irish — you might want to plan ahead to keep things safe. Whether you’ll be celebrating post parade on Saturday or sipping on Guinness and Irish breakfast on Sunday, it’s … Continue reading

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The problem of more: Living in a world with less

I was intrigued by an article I read in the Sunday New York Times about a man who gave up two homes filled with first-class furniture, electronics and clothing to live in a 420-square-foot studio. I live in a one bedroom apartment … Continue reading

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