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Monday 27 March

Today's news from the web

  • Georgetown Heritage georgetownheritage.org

    A plan to restore the first mile of America's historic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal in Washington's poshest neighbourhood could kickstart US historic canal restoration: "Our first priority is to restore and revitalize the mile-long section of the C&O Canal that runs through Georgetown. It is a unique and beloved piece of our neighborhood’s – and America’s – history. It is a gateway into the story of our industrial past, and a place for exercise, recreation, and reflection." ...

  • NY canal system set to open in May; no tolls for boaters lockportjournal.com

    State officials have announced the opening date for the New York State Canal System, which will be free for recreational boaters this year. State officials say to commemorate the bicentennial there will be no tolls or fees for recreational use of the canal system this year....

  • Drugs squad officers raid a canal boat in Leamington coventrytelegraph.net

    A flat and a canal boat were raided by drugs squad officers in Leamington. Officers used battering rams to force their way in to the building in Clapham Terrace and the barge, which was moored on the nearby Grand Union Canal. Police suspected dealers selling drugs such as crack, heroin, cocaine and cannabis were living at the flat and storing drugs on the boat....

  • Hereford and Gloucester canal plans are a 'pipe dream' say residents theforester.co.uk

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  • Further plans for Stover Canal revealed middevonadvertiser.co.uk

    Plans are in place for further restoration work to Stover Canal. Significant progress has been made over the last year preparing the basin at Ventiford for potential re-watering. Members of the Stover Canal Trust were told at the annual general meeting, by chairman John Pike, that while he acknowledged the site looked ‘like a building site’ at present, future plans include landscaping in mitigation for the loss of vegetation....



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