Breaking News

Breaking News

News Briefs for Saturday, April 1, 2006

• Most of Lydgate re-opens

• Parenting classes to begin

• Recycling facility closed this weekend

Most of Lydgate re-opens

County officials announced in a press release that most of the land areas at Lydgate Park where untreated wastewater mixed with a large pond of rainwater earlier this week are now open for public use, including the large pavilion and Kamalani Playground.

The only areas that remain closed are taped off with signs posted, warning the public to keep out.

Working quickly to reopen the popular park, county Department of Public Works Parks Division staff members disinfected and power-washed the affected areas the day after the sewage spill oc- curred.

Due to their efforts, most of Lydgate Park is now open for public use.

The ocean-swimming areas remain closed.

For more information, call the county DPW Parks Division at 241-6671.

Parenting classes to begin

A series of parenting classes that will run concurrently with teen classes are scheduled at vari- ous locations around Kaua’i start- ing Thursday, county officials said in a press release.

Classes are facilitated by local residents who are parents them- selves, and understand the chal- lenges faced by today’s parents.

For more information about the parenting and teen classes, please call Beverley Pang with the coun- ty’s anti-drug office at 241-6392.

Recycling facility closed this weekend

To facilitate the movement of a large amount of scrap metal, Puhi Metals Recycling Center (PMRQ is closed this weekend, county officials said in a press release.

The facility will resume normal business hours on Monday. This weekend, tons of scrap metal along with junk vehicles are be- ing hauled from PMRC to a barge docked at Nawiliwili Harbor, to be shipped to Hawaii Metals Recycling on O’ahu.

For more information about PMRC or der- elict-vehicle disposal, call the county Depart- ment of Public Works Solid Waste Division at 241-6861.


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