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March 3 2015
Last fall, the International Professional Pond Companies Association (IPPCA) held elections and Demi Fortuna was elected president. Since then, Rip Sokol has taken over as treasurer and the new boar ...
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March 3 2015
A Franklin Township, New Jersey employee was arrested for driving a snow plow while intoxicated after plowing into oncoming traffic. Raymond Genovese, 36, of the Somerset section of Franklin, cause ...
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March 2 2015
The industry mourns the passing of Michael S. Ariens, aged 83. He was chairman emeritus, and in November, he had celebrated 55 years with Ariens Company. Ariens was the grandson of the company foun ...
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Feb. 27 2015
The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) has announced that it will change its name to the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) as of April 2015. ; “The Professional Lan ...
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Feb. 27 2015
As if cities along the East Coast didn't have enough trouble keeping up with the heavy snow accumulation, a snow plow in Lopatcong Township, New Jersey, has been swallowed up by the ground. Acco ...
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Feb. 27 2015
The Maryland Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) announced today that it has changed its name to reflect its growth and importance to the horticulture industry. It will now be known as the Mar ...
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Feb. 26 2015
Donald Trump is suing the city of Doral, Florida, for hitting him with $150,000 in fines over “unreasonably loud noises” created during lawn maintenance. Trump hopes to amend the city’s noise ...
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Feb. 26 2015
If you think it’s dry now, just wait. That’s what scientists are saying in a new study recently published in the journal Science Advances. It says that the American Southwest and Great Plains w ...
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Feb. 25 2015
Setting up a shell company to get around limits on seasonal foreign workers got Michael O’Hara, owner of O’Hara Landscape/Lawn Care, Inc., in Creve Coeur, Missouri, into trouble. ;Prosecutors a ...
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Feb. 25 2015
The man police believe is behind four different fraudulent snow removal businesses faces new charges in Camillus, New York. Thomas Zackoski, 27, of North Syracuse, was charged by Camillus police wi ...
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Feb. 24 2015
In Boston, the Conservation Law Foundation and the Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) are teaming up in a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The group claims the EPA ...
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Feb. 24 2015
Officials in Newton County, Georgia, may be regretting their decision not to settle with a landscape contractor over a lawn care contract. Billy Durden, the contractor, was willing to resolve a majo ...
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Feb. 23 2015
A snow plow was reportedly shot at while plowing on an Illinois Interstate in Massac County. An Illinois Department of Transportation (DOT) snow plow driver said shots were fired at his plow, shatt ...
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Feb. 23 2015
Cub Cadet, Valley City, Ohio, has announced it is preparing to launch a robotic greens mower specifically for golf courses. According to a recent news release, the Cub Cadet RG3 roboti ...
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Feb. 20 2015
For years, a landscape contractor scammed the federal and state government in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Mervin J. Noel was sentenced to six months in prison and six months of home confinement for l ...
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Feb. 20 2015
In St. Louis, Missouri, new “rainscaping” grants are being offered by the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) to encourage landowners to install rainwater collection systems. Rainscaping ...
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Feb. 19 2015
John Deere Landscapes, LLC announced today that they have reached an agreement to acquire Shemin Landscape Supply. Shemin Landscape Supply has 29 locations serving 18 major metropolitan markets in 14 ...
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Feb. 19 2015
In Queechee, Vermont, a young landscape contractor has been accused of several serious criminal charges. Michael Castellini, 28, allegedly broke into two Quechee Hollow homes and threatened to hurt ...
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Feb. 19 2015
Gas-powered leaf blowers may have produced their last blast of air in Sonoma, California. Residents of the city are reviving the request to ban the use of gas-powered leaf blowers. The ban is being ...
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Feb. 18 2015
The motion picture studio for “the happiest place on earth” has agreed to take measures to prevent tainted water discharges in the rivers of Los Angeles, California. These preventive measures ar ...
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