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Linglestown Gazette: Linglestown Monday news fix

Monday, March 24, 2008

Linglestown Monday news fix

More on furor over Comcast … Many cable customers are peeved and confused about recent channel changes and the switch to digital TV. A WGAL TV-8 investigative report tries to get to the bottom of the controversy.

Creek pollutionThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the Paxton Creek watershed is impaired by phosphate and sediment pollution. Tributaries of the creek flow through the Linglestown area.

The cleanup could cost taxpayers in Lower Paxton Township and other nearby municipalities big bucks in the coming years.

According to an article entitled "Creek woes may hit taxpayers" published in The Patriot-News, the feds held a lightly attended meeting on the issue last week. Lower Paxton Township manager George Wolfe told the newspaper that municipalities weren’t notified about the meeting.

In an editorial that ran Saturday, The Patriot-News called for the EPA to do a better job of working with local officials, to better identify sources of the phosphates and to propose effective responses.

Related link: Paxton Creek Watershed and Education

CD sports … Rams baseball team won its first game of the season last Thursday in dramatic style over Lower Dauphin Falcons. The team has a shot at the league title, according to a Patriot-News sports guru.

Rams boys’ volleyball team kicked off its season last Thursday with an easy win over the Mechanicsburg Wildcats. Last spring the team made a deep run in the state playoffs.

Speaking of volleyball, the team is sponsoring a "Pink Out" match against Red Land to benefit breast cancer research this Friday, March 28. The junior varsity match starts at 6 pm, with the varsity match to follow the JVs.

CLICK HERE for more and info, and please come out to the CD gymnasium Friday evening to support a good cause – plus have some fun.

Let’s get political Congressional candidate Toni Gilhooley of Lower Paxton Township accuses incumbent Tim Holden of Schuylkill County of having a bad case of the "Ed McMahon Syndrome." CLICK HERE to get the Here's Johnny! on this story.

More church, no Wal-Mart Holy Name of Jesus Church is currently in the middle of a capital campaign to raise $5 million to make essential improvements to existing buildings, build a new church, and begin to renovate the school. The church property recently was targeted by Wal-Mart for a superstore, but plans fell through in part to public outcry over the plan. CLICK HERE for more details on the church expansion plans.



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