March 20, 2014 |
A large, aged sewer pipe going through Valley Forge National Historic Park broke Tuesday, spilling raw sewage into Valley Creek, a state-designated "exceptional value" stream and trout-fishing mecca, at the rate of 5,000 gallons a minute. Valley Creek drains into the Schuylkill, and Philadelphia Water Department officials were on alert, in case they had to shut down the Belmont or Queen Lane drinking-water intakes. Joanne Dahme, a spokeswoman for the department, said upstream utilities would see any impact first and would share that information.
August 13, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - An announced crowd of 32,355 showed up to Nationals Park yesterday for the finale of a series featuring two teams that were heated rivals contending for division supremacy just 15 months earlier. The Phillies and Nationals are not contending teams in 2013. Both entered the season's final 7 weeks with losing records. But in rolling to a relatively easy three-game sweep of their NL East foes to the north, Washington continued to look like a team with a promising future while the Phillies looked like a dead team walking.
August 13, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Like so many things during this Phillies season, Charlie Manuel's quest for 1,000 career wins has gone awry. Manuel entered the weekend needing one win for the milestone and departed still needing a victory after Sunday's 6-0 loss to the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. The three-game sweep increased the Phillies' road losing streak to 11 games. The team does not seem as if it has accepted losing; it does not have any way to stop the bleeding, either. "There is a demeanor when you look around that it's going to be tough and it's going to be hard," Manuel said.
August 11, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - John Lannan was here before Nationals Park. He was 22 when Washington requested his presence at decrepit RFK Stadium. He later started two opening days, pitched 66 times in this new ballpark, and was discarded when a perennial loser became a contender. There is no way to erase that sting, not even when Lannan is attempting to prolong his career in a major-league rotation with the Phillies. His time in Philadelphia could be limited. Another dreadful start pushed Lannan's ERA to 4.81.
May 29, 2013
By Lloyd Brown With all eyes on the Delaware River Basin Commission as it considers lifting the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in the Delaware River Basin, we have a unique opportunity to protect our precious resources. This includes completing environmental studies to better understand the impacts of fracking. We must learn from other watersheds and act to protect our drinking water and the future of the popular national parks along the Delaware River. While the fracking boom may limit our dependence on foreign oil and gas, it may also result in problems for lands adjacent to drilling and fracking operations.
May 26, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The Washington Nationals are finding out the difficulties that come with earning front-runner status. A trendy preseason pick to win the World Series, the Nationals (25-23) are just two games ahead of the Phillies after Friday's 5-2 win at Nationals Park. And we all know the struggles the Phillies have endured. Friday's game was the first of 19 between the teams this season. Each team has faced similar problems - injuries, an ace pitcher struggling for wins, and an inconsistent offense.
May 24, 2013
At Nationals Park, Washington. Friday at 7:05 p.m. RHP Kyle Kendrick (4-2, 2.82 ERA) vs. Washington RHP Jordan Zimmermann (7-2, 1.62). Saturday at 7:15 p.m. RHP Jonathan Pettibone (3-0, 3.00) vs. Washington RHP Dan Haren (4-5, 5.54). Sunday at 1:35 p.m. LHP Cole Hamels (1-7, 4.45) vs. Washington RHP Stephen Strasburg (2-5, 2.66).
March 26, 2013 |
Delaware, which calls itself the First State, on Monday became the last state to have sites designated as federal parkland. In an Oval Office ceremony, President Obama signed a proclamation to form the First State National Monument out of three sites, two in Delaware and a third along the Brandywine Creek, reaching into Pennsylvania. The sites are Dover Green, the New Castle Courthouse complex, and the Woodlawn property in the Brandywine Valley. The designation is meant to honor Delaware as the first state to ratify the Constitution as well as to recognize the colonial Dutch, English, Finnish, and Swedish settlements there, and is a step toward creating Delaware's first national park.
March 8, 2013 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - This time, it was a purpose pitch from Roy Halladay that got the blood flowing in a burgeoning rivalry between the Phillies and the Washington Nationals. You couldn't call it bad blood because the benches and bullpens never emptied, and there was no warning from the umpires. But you have to believe the day's events will be filed away as potential ammunition for a more heated confrontation when the teams meet for the first time in the regular season May 24 at Nationals Park.
March 4, 2013 |
Pristine forests, rolling pastureland, scenic rock outcrops, a waterfall, a wealth of history. And if a broad coalition of elected officials, community members, preservationists - and even Lenape tribal leaders - has its way, 1,100 unspoiled Brandywine Valley acres straddling the Pennsylvania-Delaware border will become part of the nation's next national park. A two-pronged campaign is being waged on Capitol Hill and the White House. Bills introduced two weeks ago, whose sponsors include Sen. Thomas Carper (D., Del.)