June 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners Want Overdose Issue Brought to Light

The Wyoming County Commissioners, while acknowledging the great improvements that have been made in the past 18 months in handling and treating the addiction epidemic in the county, also admitted on Tuesday that more needs to be done.  More...

Tunkhannock’s Founders’ Day Crowd

Tioga Street in downtown Tunkhannock is jammed with people enjoying the variety of booths featuring artists and artisans with their work, as well as non-profits explaining their missions, and a nice More...

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Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Editor’s Note: If you have additional information about any of the investigations listed below, contact the Pennsylvania State Police barracks at the following telephone numbers: Towanda, 570-265-2186; Tunkhannock, 570-836-2141; Gibson, 570-465 More...

Crime and Courts

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox   More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Judy A. Cole to Todd D. Maynard, two parcels in Monroe Township for $1 on June 15.  More...

– Bradford County Sentencings & Pleas –

District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported that the following persons were recently sentenced, pleaded guilty or accepted into the ARD Program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:  Sentencings  More...

Letters

PA Must Invest in a Clean Energy Future

Dear Editor:  Right now, Pennsylvania is faced with an historic opportunity to revolutionize their infrastructure. And if we don’t act now, the DEP might invest valuable funding back into harmful diesel projects.  More...

Help Wanted for Broken Spellchecker

Dear Mr. Ed Iter:  I am writing in response to your add in the HELP WANTID (sic) section of last weak’s Rocket. More...

Get Back to Work, Congress

Dear Editor:  More...

Lifestyles

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Tonight, Thursday, please come and join us for a fact-filled program on Hydroponics from 6 to 7 p.m. I will warn you that our presenter has had to back out of doing this program, so Cathy is taking over. Should be interesting, to say the least.  More...

NTSWA Recovers Tons of Hazardous Materials

Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority completed another successful household hazardous waste collection. This is the 12th consecutive year the authority has hosted the free collection for the residents of Bradford, Sullivan and Tioga Counties in PA. More...

Otis Sisters to Perform at Church

On Sunday, July 2 at 7 p.m., Tayler and Sydney Otis will be presenting special music at the Standing Stone Community Vesper Church. They are the daughters of Kevin and Tina Otis of Camptown. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Spotlight on the Presidency of Harry Truman at the Spalding Memorial Library

Harry S. Truman was thrust unexpectedly into the U.S. Presidency by the sudden death of Franklin Roosevelt. Yet Truman’s leadership was pivotal for the United States during a time of war. More...

LeRoy Heritage Museum Open on July 4

The LeRoy Heritage Museum’s Mill Street location will be open on July 4 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in conjunction with LeRoy Old Home Day.  More...

Planting Green Field Walk to be Held

Think you know no-till? Think you know cover crops or soil health? How about “planting green” into a good stand of cover crops?  More...

Sports

Running Slate Lightens

After a frantic couple of months for local runners, things do calm down a bit once we get on the other side of July 4.  From July 1 through July 8, four race dates are scheduled for the month, with only two currently set later in the month in t More...

Celebrating a Comeback

Members of the Roosevelt Trail League (RTL) Major baseball squad mob Nick Vanderpool, Jr. More...

Tempers Flare at Chemung

There wasn’t a full moon but with the events that occurred during the Modified feature at Chemung Speedrome on Saturday, June 24, you could be forgiven for thinking there was one.  After an hour rain delay to begin the program, the heats f More...

Education

Fuhrman Graduates from Matawan Michigan High School

Emily Fuhrman graduated Wednesday from Matawan, Michigan High School with honors, which included:  Summa cum laude, Academic Excellence Award, recognition for six straight years of Honor Roll and with distinction with National Honor Society.&nbs More...

Celebrate National Dairy Month By Having Strawberry Shortcake

My name is Kaelyn Traver, and I am the new Wyoming/ Lackawanna County Dairy Princess.  More...

Elmira College Celebrates 162nd Commencement

Elmira College celebrated its 162nd Commencement on Sunday, June 4 at the Murray Athletic Center, Pine Valley. The exercises included the conferring of 296 undergraduate and 32 graduate degrees. More...

Rome Vet Center Turns 100

EMVC FAMILY HAS LONG HELPED ANIMALS BIG AND SMALL

This month denotes one century since the late Dr. Isaac V. “I.V.” Stoll, a veteran of World War I who served in the U.S. Army’s Veterinary Corps, founded the Rome Veterinary Center.  More...

Missing Three-Year-Old Found OK on Clapper Hill

When three-year-old Mason Dennis wandered off from his parents Clapper Hill property Tuesday to follow his dog, he likely had no idea of the turmoil he would create.  Misty Byrd, Mason’s mother, said she and his dad Ray Dennis searched fra More...

Elk Lake Passes Unbalanced Budget

“We may be shooting at a moving target,” said Elk Lake Superintendent Ken Cuomo at the June 22 meeting of the district school board.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Travis Boher - 2017-06-29
Robert Miller - 2017-06-29
Travis J. Boher - 2017-06-29
Robert Miller - 2017-06-29

Local News

Commissioners Hire New Veterans’ Services Director

BOARD APPROVES ENGINEER FOR SUNFISH POND IMPROVEMENTS

When former Bradford County Veterans’ Services Director Jeff Scarboro was appointed to the role of Public Safety Director in late April, the county commissioners immediately began looking for a replacement for his previous position.  More...

Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Rt. 187

A Towanda man was killed in an early morning motorcycle crash along Route 187 in Terry Township on Thursday, June 22.  Travis J. Boher, 30, was traveling north on his 2007 Yamaha motorcycle around 3:25 a.m. More...

Area Roadwork Scheduled

Roadwork Projects —Bradford County—  A microsurfacing project along 14 miles of Rt. 187 in Windham, Orwell and Rome Townships and Rome Borough is underway. This project extends from the Rt. 467 intersection to the NY state line. More...

Opinion

Happy Birthday, America

I hate it when I hear people refer to our country’s present day status as “these troubled times.”  Troubled times? More...

The Torture—and Joy—of Reading and Writing

James Joyce, a great writer, is credited with the following quotation: “Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised…” More...

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Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Sue Stefanowicz, an employee at PS Bank in Wyalusing. More...

Reflections of Nature

Recently, I received a letter from Frank Madden, who lives near Towanda. He wanted to tell me about a snapping turtle digging a hole in his garden. Now, I knew that this turtle was digging a hole in which to lay her eggs. More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: Do those so-called “mood rings” really work and indicate what sort of mood you’re in?  —CURIOUS IN CAMPTOWN DEAR CUR: My husband bought me one of those rings and it actually worked. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

ART CLASSES

Art class every Wednesday at the Warren Center Senior Center at 1 p.m. Open to area residents, ages 18 years or older. Free. For more information, please call Warren Center Senior Center at 570-395-3108 or Chris Terwilliger at 607-857- 0814. More...

BARBECUES

Chicken barbecue by Herrick Twp. Vol. Fire Co. at Herrickville Fireworks Monday, July 3, Lent’s farm, beginning at 6 p.m. Soda, water and chips until gone.  More...

BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

A Day of Bluegrass, Saturday, July 15, 1-9 p.m., at the Grovedale Winery and Vineyard, 71 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing. Performances by The Bluegrass Brothers, Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass and Without a Paddle. Admission, $20 pp. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

“Faith” is one of the words we like to use in describing our own or another’s capacity of accepting an event or circumstance with a very small amount of visible proof. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord,” (Leviticus 19:18). More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Last Sunday we focused on Psalm 23. In the book of Psalms, there are a total of 150 separate Psalms; most are attributed to King David. The 23rd Psalm is one that most everyone has heard at some time in their lives. More...

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