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City Council Mandates Contractor Registration


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After reports of wage theft and other labor-related violations, the city council in Princeton, New Jersey, has passed an ordinance requiring landscape contractors to register with the city. C   More
 
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thieves Steal Landscape Equipment from Businesses


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New Jersey state police have arrested two men accused of stealing more than $19,000 in landscaping equipment from businesses in and around Trenton. Eugene Reeves has been charged with burglary and t   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Adoption Program for Township


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The Mayor and Township Council for Roxbury Township, New Jersey, has invited local landscape companies to an Adopt-a-Spot program for the township’s high-profile locations. Local landscaping c   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hoax Scares New York Mower Owners


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Landscape contractors in New York got a big scare recently, when a rumor began to circulate that all riding lawn mowers had to undergo mandatory inspections by August 15. If the mowers were not   More
 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ODOT Attempts to Fire Contractor


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The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) ordered Linkel Company, Batesville, Indiana, to stop all work on ODOT projects after receiving numerous complaints as well as a serious traffic accident.   More
 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Contractor’s Revenue Boosted 1,400 Percent


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After a training exercise injured his vision, Kevin Knight was honorably discharged from the Army. He then went back to school, getting both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. In 200   More
 
Monday, July 21, 2014

City Cycles for Green Landscapes


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He was inspired by an article in an industry trade magazine about a parks department in Michigan that uses bicycles and trailers to haul their landscape gear. Patrick McIntosh, landscape hortic   More
 
Monday, July 21, 2014

Suspected Mower Theft Kingpin Arrested


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The alleged head of a lawn mower theft ring was recently arrested in Newberry County, South Carolina. The suspect, Santerrio Montinez Smith, 25, led authorities on a wild goose chase until he f   More
 
Friday, July 18, 2014

Montgomery County Water Rates to Rise


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Because of the costs of new distribution systems, water rates in Montgomery County, Texas, are increasing. Starting September 1, the groundwater reduction plan fees on consumers’ water bills will    More
 
Friday, July 18, 2014

Blowers Stolen at Gunpoint


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Mow, blow and go took on a new meaning for a landscape contractor in Atlanta, Georgia, when two men held him at gunpoint for his leaf blowers. The victim said that two men emerged from a black Ford    More
 
Thursday, July 17, 2014