Bradford County Epicenter Of Pennsylvania Gas Boom

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Towanda, Pa. — If New York residents want to know what happens when the gas industry rolls into town, they don’t have to look farther than Bradford County, Pa.

Once a quiet expanse of sleepy boroughs pocketed amid sprawling tracts of farmland, Bradford has skyrocketed to the forefront of the Marcellus Shale natural gas rush.

The drilling industry has added thousands of new jobs and millions in royalty payments to the county over the few short years it took to become the most actively drilled place in Pennsylvania.

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$75M Development Under Way In Archbald, Lackawanna County

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Construction is well under way on a massive housing development coined “the Highlands at Archbald” spanning nearly 500 acres that officials say has the potential to increase the borough’s population by up to 15 percent.
When all is said and done, developer Ken Powell said between 800 and 1,200 units, ranging from one- and two-story town homes, luxury town homes and single-family dwellings, will be constructed near Valley View schools on Columbus Drive in Archbald. The project, he said, is still in its early stages, with about 15 units built so far. Construction will be ongoing for the next 10 to 15 years.

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Historic Columbia, PA Market House Rededicated

A large crowd was on hand Thursday for the rededication of the Historic Columbia Market House, which recently underwent improvements to its roof, exterior and heating and electrical systems.
Speakers included Mayor Leo Lutz, Borough Manager Norm Meiskey, Borough Council President Mary Wickenheiser, Columbia Historic Market House Trust Chairman Dave Rupp, Turkey Hill Vice President John Cox and Lancaster County Commissioner Craig Leaman.

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Lancaster General Health To Build $44 Million Cancer Center

Lancaster General Health is constructing a new $44 million cancer center in East Hempfield Township. The new center is projected to open by the spring of 2013.

The Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Center will be a two-story 70,000 square-foot building and feature a radiation wing, infusion therapy and chemotherapy suites, a conference and education center and a healing garden. The idea behind the center is to offer Lancaster County residents

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world-class cancer treatment without having to drive to Philadelphia or Baltimore.

The cancer center will be at the southern end of the 125-acre Suburban Health Campus near the intersection of Rohrerstown Road and Harrisburg Pike.

To view the Lancaster General Health web page about the new cancer center, click here:—Services/Barshinger-Cancer-Center.aspx

Wilkes University To Construct New Science Building

WILKES-BARRE – The city Zoning Hearing Board on Wednesday unanimously gave Wilkes University the go-ahead to construct a new four-story science building along South River Street.

The four-member board heard a short presentation by school officials, attorney Mark Van Loon of Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald and Chad Lello, an engineer with Pennoni Associates, on the project

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Dauphin County Officials Unveil $5.4M Solar Farm

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Nearly three years after the project was conceived, Dauphin County commissioners today ceremoniously flipped the switch on a 1-megawatt solar farm in Middle Paxton Township.

The $5.4 million project, installed by Media-based InfraSource Services Inc., consists of 4,340 solar panels that will produce about 1.4 million kilowatts of electricity per year…

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