The hydra returns as the Toll Brothers win in Commonwealth Court

This is a cautionary tale from a township just south of where I live. FYI, the Slab Cabin Run that is mentioned below feeds into Spring Creek which runs right through Bellefonte where I live.

Peter is in the Forest

map_of_ferguson_township2c_centre_county2c_pennsylvania_highlighted Ferguson Township, depicted in red, is a Home Rule municipality in southern Centre County. We are about 18,000 people on about 50 square miles of mixed urban, suburban, agricultural, and forested land. The Cottages development discussed in this post would be located along the central eastern border of the township with State College borough. Image courtesy of Wikimedia.

As you may know, a Centre County Court of Common Pleas judge’s ordered that a lower court decision be vacated regarding The Cottages, a Toll Brothers development in Ferguson Township where I’m a supervisor. The original lower court decision found that the previous board had “committed an error of law” in regard to the planned residential development (PRD) plan for the Cottages in November 2015.

As the Centre Daily Times reports, “A group of residents filed an appeal against the board” and Judge Grine ruled last July that the supervisors had “committed an error of law…

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New Cruise Line To Offer ‘Social Impact’ Vacations

A new twist on social impact and giving your time and services to others — take a cruise and volunteer your time and skills in a developing country.

SOCIAL DISCUSSION

 By: Gene Sloan USA Today – 

Would you take a cruise to help people in need? Industry giant Carnival Corp. is betting on it.

The parent company of Carnival, Princess and Holland America today announced plans for a new cruise brand to debut in 2016 that will offer week-long “social impact” vacations to developing countries such as the Dominican Republic.

To be called fathom, the line will launch with a single ship, the 710-passenger Adonia. The vessel currently sails for Carnival’s UK-base P&O Cruises brand.

“fathom will cater to an under-served market of consumers who want to have a positive impact on people’s lives, and aren’t always sure where to begin,” Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald says in a statement accompanying the announcement. “We believe travel is a meaningful way to…

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