HARRISBURG â€” As the state legislature considers the 2010-11 operating budget, state Sen. Joe Scarnati said a bill targeting Marcellus Shale natural gas exploration is progressing.
The bill could include what Scarnati called an â€śimpact fee,â€ť which would be used to help counties and municipalities repair damaged roads and allow for increased environmental security.
BROOKVILLE â€” A group of Brookville residents met with the Laurel Festival Board Monday evening to discuss concerns regarding the festival.
The meeting was at times tense, but both sides agreed on one thing: The Laurel Festival is in a state of decline.
â€śItâ€™s frustrating,â€ť resident Jen Radel said. â€śI love the Laurel Festival, and I want my kids to love it. Itâ€™s something that we get excited for. Then weâ€™re disappointed year after year, and it leads to frustration.â€ť