What To Do: Parks, shore reopening, but be careful

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Marsh Creek State Park Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer in this area. It is weekend that usually features picnics, camping, family gatherings, swimming, parties, hiking – a weekend to get outside to welcome summer. The COVID-19 “shelter-in-place” situation has thrown a wrench in the works for a lot of these activities –...

Renewal of tax incentive fueled conservation

Natural Lands Trust announces preservation of 134 acres in region at end of 2012 A high point of the “fiscal cliff” deal? The renewal of a tax incentive for private landowners—especially working family farmers and ranchers—who preserve their land with a voluntary conservation agreement, preservation officials said. That incentive, which had expired at the end of 2011, led to the preservation...