Jim Neary admits he has a vested interest in the Octoraro Reservoir in southeastern Lancaster County. His livelihood has, for decades, been tied directly to the man-made lake, which has become a haven for locals as well as out-of-towners.
Efforts to protect Lancaster County farmland and forests from development got a $2.8-million-dollar boost Wednesday morning, when county commissioners voted to award American Rescue Plan Act dollars to multiple preservation projects.
A huge metal claw attached to a crane dangled Monday morning from a bridge over the Conestoga River, where road crews were tearing away a massive heap of debris piled against the base of the span just south of Lancaster city.
An energy company’s amended plan to install high-tech solar panels atop a former coal ash dump in Martic Township was denied last week by members of the municipality’s Zoning Hearing Board, leading to uncertainty about whether the clean energy project will proceed.
Lancaster County stream improvement projects will receive funding as part of a $1 million settlement paid by owners of a Lebanon County poultry rendering facility that discharged “excessive amounts” of pollution into a Susquehanna River tributary.
Citing environmental and safety concerns, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority has started charging a $20 penalty to anyone who arrives at one of its facilities with a load of trash that is not covered by a tarp.