Pa. COVID-19 Cases Decline While Hospitalizations Rise

After two weeks of increasing cases, 41,321 new cases of COVID-19 were reported last week, a 19% decrease compared to the prior week. The statewide COVID-19 total case count now stands at 1,686,169. The commonwealth remains at 20th in cases per 100,000 nationally, with Michigan, Minnesota, and New Mexico now in the top three.   The number […]

DEP Accepting Applications for Clean-Diesel Grants

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is accepting applications for Clean- Diesel Grants under the Driving PA Forward Program until January 7, 2022. Townships that operate diesel-powered fleets may apply for these grants. Eligible projects will replace or retrofit diesel-powered highway and nonroad fleet vehicles, engines, and equipment. Questions should be directed […]

National CPI Rises 6.2%

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has announced that the Consumer Price Index was 6.2% higher in October 2021 compared to October 2020. The CPI measures the change in prices during a specific timeframe. This is the highest rate of […]

DEP Proposes Strict PFAS Limits

The state Department of Environmental Protection is proposing to set maximum contaminant levels for two forms of per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The proposed rule will affect water systems. The proposal would rule will set limits that are 4 times […]

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