June 25 2016
In 1981, Connecticut suffered over a million acres of defoliation after the gypsy moth caterpillars ate their way through the state. Now, the infestation is making a major comeback in New England. Wh ...
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June 24 2016
Michael Roger Small, 50, of Tallmadge, Ohio, was arrested outside the Walmart store in Alliance on charges of possession of methamphetamine, petty theft and display of license plates, all misdemeanors ...
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June 23 2016
Three separate lawn-care equipment burglaries have been reported this week in Clarksville, Tennessee. Police are urging landscape businesses to secure their accessible equipment and vehicle ...
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June 23 2016
Six young people received CEO status at the 2016 Young Entrepreneurs Academy commencement. Among those who graduated was 16-year-old Alec Schmitz of Mansfield, Ohio, who started his own lawn business ...
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June 22 2016
Angelo Dimeglio, president of Caliper Farms Nursery and Landscaping in Belle Mead, New Jersey, was sentenced on Tuesday to nine months in prison. IRS officials said that Dimeglio failed to report his ...
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June 22 2016
The city of Naperville, Illinois, is considering trimming the hours that landscape contractors will be allowed to work. Council members have received a number of complaints from residents about the no ...
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June 21 2016
Two months ago, Paul B. Gardner, a former Douglas County, Kansas landscape contractor, came home from work and spotted a paper stuffed in his door. He opened it and was shocked to find that he owed $2 ...
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June 21 2016
The water district in Port Washington, New York, announced its water savings pilot program. A partnership program offered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), WaterSense involves implem ...
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June 20 2016
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered 1,600 pounds of marijuana inside of ‘fake’ stones. The drugs were hidden in concrete landscaping stones loaded on a flatbed truck. Officials ...
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June 20 2016
Small businesses--including lawn care and landscape contractors--are now able to offer their services through Amazon. The e-commerce giant recently launched Amazon Home Services, which allows co ...
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June 18 2016
Exciting new technology is bringing advances in all areas of manufacturing. Now, we can add extreme slope mowing to that list. Summit Mowers, a New Albany, Mississippi company that manufactures ...
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June 17 2016
It was mid-morning when the phone at the Church Hill Fire Department began blinking and ringing off the hook. A local residence was ablaze. In no time at all, a crew was dispatched in response t ...
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June 16 2016
Selling drugs and stolen lawn mowers has landed an East Tennessee businessman in hot water. The charges he’s facing include criminal conspiracy to commit theft, several counts of delivery and posses ...
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June 16 2016
A landscape contractor was recenlty rushed to the hospital after incurring severe burns from a gasoline fire recently. He was working on a jobsite in Franklin, Massachusetts, when the fire ignited. F ...
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June 15 2016
Briggs & Stratton recently received a patent for integrating a single-belt transmission drive system with suspension technology. This new system utilizes rigid control system linkages, which resul ...
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June 15 2016
SMS Assist is a company that provides a cost-effective way for service providers and property managers to monitor the progress of their ongoing projects. The company utilizes an innovative cloud-based ...
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June 14 2016
Ashley Black of Omaha, Nebraska, has been mowing lawns this summer to raise money to go to a national swimming championship in Missouri next month. When her lawn mower broke down, Ashley tried to fix ...
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June 14 2016
Five years ago, David Williams was working for TruGreen when his company truck rolled over. He suffered a fractured spinal cord in the accident, and was rendered quadriplegic. Williams sued, and the r ...
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June 13 2016
Steven Camarota, of the Center for Immigration Studies, recently told the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and The National Interest that we don’t need to import worker to meet employers’ demand ...
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June 13 2016
Petulama, California-based HydroPoint Data Systems recently announced its acquisition of Baseline, Inc. in Boise, Idaho. Baseline will continue to operate as an independent company in Boise, and Hydro ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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