Wolf Administration Announces More Than $8 Million in Funding to Support Water and Sewer Projects in 22 Counties

first_imgWolf Administration Announces More Than $8 Million in Funding to Support Water and Sewer Projects in 22 Counties August 19, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Economy, Infrastructure, Press Release Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of more than $8 million in funding to support H2O PA Flood Control, High Hazard Dams, and Water, Sanitary Sewer, and Stormwater projects through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).“Investments in our water and sewer systems preserve Pennsylvania’s infrastructure and the health of our communities,” said Gov. Wolf. “My administration is committed to the health and safety of residents in all corners of the commonwealth, and the funding approved yesterday will benefit communities for years to come.”The H2O PA program provides for single-year and multi-year grants for the construction of drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer projects; the construction or renovation of flood control projects; and the repair or rehabilitation of high-hazard unsafe dams.The H2O PA projects approved during the CFA meeting are:Flood ControlThe Turtle Creek maintenance project in Allegheny County was approved for $100,000 to remove sediment and clear vegetation on the bank of Turtle Creek. This project will restore the design level of flood protection and safeguard the lives and property of Turtle Creek Watershed residents.The City of Dubois Sandy Lick Creek Stream rehabilitation project in Clearfield County was approved for $710,000 to restore the streambank, remove the gravel bar and for engineering.The Borough of Clarks Summit Watershed Flood Control and Protection project in Lackawanna County was approved for $200,000 to implement Urban Stream Restoration, re-constrict the streambed, reinforce portions of the streambed with rock armoring and natural vegetation, and construct stone weirs and natural pools. This project will also reestablish the hydraulic cross-section and alignment of this corridor.The Rice Township Ice Ponds Dam project in Luzerne County was approved for $508,833 to dewater the lake per Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission specifications, install a watertight cofferdam, dewater the remaining lake between the cofferdam and the spillway, bore a 24-inch diameter hole through the bottom of the dam, install a metal sleeve and a valve gate, pass all engineering and Department of Environmental Protection inspections, refill the lake, leave the cofferdam in place, clear the spillway and achieve certification that the dam is compliant with Pennsylvania law.The Dupont Borough Phase II Flood Mitigation Control Rehabilitation project in Luzerne County was approved for $507,926 to repair concrete joints, repair sections in need, and for maintenance to prevent lifting of concrete sections, water eroding underneath the concrete slabs, deteriorating concrete on the wave reduction walls, failing gaskets, and missing grout in joints. The funds will be used to support construction, engineering and permitting.The total funding for these projects is just over $2 million.High Hazard DamsThe City of Reading Egleman’s Lower Dam Modification project in Berks County was approved for $350,000 to lower the elevation of the dam by four feet and raise the bottom of the pond by four to five feet, to create a water depth of three to four feet, which is the depth necessary for growing bass. The principal spillway will also be modified to regulate the average water level. The overall water surface area of the pond will be reduced by 25 percent. The modifications are aimed at reducing the dam hazard classification from high hazard to low hazard.Water, Sewer, and StormThe 47 approved projects include stormwater and sewer line upgrades, wastewater treatment plant upgrades, street stormwater improvements, sanitary sewer line replacements and more across 22 counties throughout the commonwealth.A complete list of H2O projects is available.For more information about DCED and the CFA, visit dced.pa.gov.Ver esta página en español.last_img read more

7 surprising ways you’re destroying your health

first_img“Woulda. Coulda. Shoulda.” No one wants regrets.As we get older, we realize the importance of the basics: daily exercise, a diet abundant with fruits and veggies, etc. But that’s not all we need to be in prime living condition. Consider this a wake-up call from your future self. Here are seven things you’re doing now that will ruin your health later.Not getting enough physical touchGot hugs? If not, consider the positive effects of physical contact and affection: lowered heart rates, raised oxytocin levels, and heck — it feels good!Game plan: Get a full body massage. Pet your dog. Frequently hold your spouse’s and children’s hands. Hug your loved ones. Cuddle on the couch. Be intimate with your spouse.Not stretchingFlexibility isn’t just for yoga gurus. Stretching brings blood to your muscles and increases joint flexibility. And stretching warmed muscles a couple times a week may help ward off injury. Your future self wants you to remain active lifelong, and stretching may prevent injuries from repetitive activities such as typing, texting and even walking.Game plan: Since improper stretching can do more harm than good, talk to your health provider about how to incorporate stretching into your life.Not forgivingYou were wronged. You know it. God knows it. But not forgiving those who have offended you can be as hazardous to your health as a major stressful event.Forgiveness doesn’t mean that what happened to you is OK. Forgiveness says that you are letting go of any power that the hurt has in your life. “Future you” needs less stress — and so do you.Game plan: Decide to forgive one person today. Pray for him or her. Let go of resentment.Not getting your 7+ hoursLack of sleep isn’t a sign of endurance. It isn’t an indicator of good genetics. Losing sleep because of family obligations isn’t a sign of love for your family. Not getting enough ZZZ’s is just not taking care of yourself. Future you wants you to know that the long-term effects of sleep deprivation aren’t pretty, including an impaired immune system, being more accident prone and weight gain (like any of us want any of that).Game plan: Determine when you need to get up in the morning and then go to bed at least 7-8 hours beforehand. And go ahead and take that nap!Not connecting with othersEmotional connection is a super-vitamin. It heals. It creates positive energy. And it is physiologically necessary. The connection found on your smart phone isn’t going to cut it. We’re talking in person, eye-to-eye contact. In fact, healthy connection decreases the overall pain we experience in our lives. The research is convincing; loving relationships really are the answer. For those of us who are starting to feel the creaks in our bodies, being with those who love us can help us age better.Game plan: To refuel, schedule time daily to spend time with loved ones.Not scheduling preventive visitsWe’ve heard it before: “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Though you may be consistent with your annual physicals and bi-annual dental exams, consider the extra ounce of prevention offered by specialized screenings. For most women, mammograms should begin by age 40. For men, prostate cancer exams should begin at age 50. And for all, colorectal cancer screenings should begin no later than age 50.Game plan: Talk to your health provider about your family’s health history. Ask your doctor about screenings for cardiovascular disease, bone mass measurements, diabetes and glaucoma. Don’t overlook symptoms of depression.Not teasing your mindCrosswords, jigsaw puzzles, playing a musical instrument, learning a language or picking up a new skill — these are things that can help challenge and maintain communication between the cells in your mind. Daily mind stimulation keeps your brain strong. Future you wants you to become a lifelong learner, bringing novelties to your synapses.Game plan: Try something new! Challenge your mind.Don’t forget: significant changes happen when you start small — but you’ve got to be consistent. Your future self will thank you! Tweet Share HealthLifestyle 7 surprising ways you’re destroying your health by: Familyshare.com – December 20, 2014 258 Views no discussionscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

September 13, 2017 Police Blotter

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IMCA Stock Cars in spotlight Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway

first_imgThe Doyle Lance Remembrance Race pays $700 to win and $100 to start and is using a draw/redraw format. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern Sport Mods are also racing. OSBORN, Mo. – This Friday, June 26, at U.S. 36 Raceway the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars headline the night with the running of the Doyle Lance Remembrance Race. center_img Pit gates open at 4 p.m. The grandstands open at 6 p.m., with hot laps at 7:30 p.m. and racing at 8 p.m. Tickets for the event are $15 for general admission, $12 for senior and military and children 12 and younger are free. Online ticket purchases are available at https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?i=1211733&store=17636.last_img

ELEAGUE signs Kraken Rum as official distilled spirits partner

first_imgELEAGUE has added yet another non-endemic sponsor to its seemingly ever-growing roster by welcoming Kraken Black Spiced Rum as its official distilled spirits partner. The deal officially kicked off during the ELEAGUE Street Fight V Invitational.Manufactured by Proximo Spirits stateside, Kraken Black Spiced Rum has signed a “unique and comprehensive” one-year deal with the Turner and IMG-owned esports league.This partnership includes all of ELEAGUE’s platforms across television and digital means and will produce the ELEAGUE KRAKEN Boss Battle – a new feature that sees fans face off against professional players in front of a live audience. A custom-branded website will be launched for the feature, housing recap videos, a leaderboard that lists the top five competitors, and other unique tidbits. This content will be shared across ELEAGUE’s social channels and website, as well as on TBS.Seth Ladetsky, Senior Vice President of Sales for Turner Sports discussed the partnership: “Growing into one of the preeminent esports brands, ELEAGUE has provided advertising partners – both endemic and non-endemic – with an expanding canvas of innovative marketing opportunities that tap into the passion of our fans. That is exactly what we are doing with The Kraken Rum, and we are excited to introduce them into the space and to our highly-engaged fanbase.”As a means of celebrating this new-found partnership, Kraken Black Spiced Rum will be the presenting partner for ELEAGUE’s E3 Industry Party in Los Angeles on June 11th. Guests will be able to walk the “Kraken black carpet” and will receive gifts.Other perks of the partnership will include “branded content integration” across all ELEAGUE programming, including its AdTracker and promotion via its digital channels. Other non-endemic sponsors ELEAGUE has brought into the industry include the US Air Force, Geico, Boost Mobile, and Cheeze-It. Other, more familiar, sponsors are the likes of Alienware and HyperX.Esports Insider says: ELEAGUE has a history in bringing in companies that haven’t dealt with esports and partnering with them, so while we weren’t necessarily expecting an alcohol to get involved in this capacity, it’s not too much of a shock. The ELEAGUE KRAKEN Boss Battle sounds like a fun result of the partnership, the final result should be interesting.Sign up to our newsletter!last_img read more