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Archive for September 2009

Mt. Tunnel and the Railroad

Sep 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

Elizabethtown became a borough in 1827, the same year that the state legislature appropriated money for a railroad from Philadelphia to Columbia. The state legislature had also authorized a canal be built along the Susquehanna and Juniata Rivers from Hollidaysburg to Columbia.

The businessmen of Elizabethtown, Middletown and Mt. Joy feared traffic on the main road from Lancaster to Harrisburg, which ran through their towns, would diminish when people started using the canals and railroad. They decided to build their own railroad parallel to the highway to increase their ability to complete commercially. They financed the new railroad through stock subscriptions.



PennDot Secretary recognises it’s Employees and E-Town Bourough for fast action

Sep 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page, Lead Article

09/04/2009 PennDOT, Highway Construction, Design Industries Team Up for Fast Action HARRISBURG – With the approach of Labor Day, PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E., is paying tribute today to PennDOT employees and the Pennsylvania highway construction, design and consultant inspection industries for their efforts to fast-track road and bridge construction projects that are boosting the economic recovery. “Recovery Act funding is helping to get the economy back on track, and Pennsylvania has moved quickly to invest these funds to create economic opportunities and improve our network of roads and bridges,” Biehler said. “PennDOT employees went to work last November[Read more...]



HEALTH DEPARTMENT DISTRIBUTING POTASSIUM IODIDE

Sep 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page

HEALTH DEPARTMENT DISTRIBUTING POTASSIUM IODIDE TO PEOPLE LIVING, WORKING NEAR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS. Previously Distributed Tablets Expire Aug. 31; New Tablets Available Beginning Sept. 1

HARRISBURG – The Department of Health will provide free potassium iodide, or KI, tablets to people who live or work within a 10-mile radius of Pennsylvania’s five nuclear power plants beginning next month.