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Amish group moving out of central PA

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 25, 2012 10:10 AM

(Nicktown) — An ultraconservative Amish group is moving out of west central Pennsylvania, after nearly 15 years during which they've battled authorities over reflective triangles on their buggies and local sewage standards.

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Experts say most of the 21-family Swartzentruber Amish congregation in northern Cambria County will likely wind up living near other Swartzentrubers in upstate New York. Those who don't could be heading to Maine or another New York settlement, south of Buffalo.

State and county officials in Pennsylvania say they tried to accommodate the group, but a settlement over how to get rid of outhouse waste last year was a key to fueling the move.

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  • navyseadog img 2012-12-01 11:06

    This is a shame, we cannot comprise with the Amish. Kind of reminds me when we pushed the native people off their own land.

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