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Wyalusing Twp. Supervisors Approve $800M LNG Plant

Two Permits Granted After Public Hearing

On Thursday, Nov. More...

Nation Mourns President George H.W. Bush

The flag at the Bradford County Courthouse is lowered to half-staff and the courthouse illuminated in red white and blue to honor the nation’s 41st President, George H.W. Bush, who passed on Nov. 30 at 94 years old. More...

Wendy’s Restaurant In Wysox Robbed

A man robbed the Wendy’s restaurant on Golden Mile Road in Wysox Township on Tuesday, Dec. 4, and he dropped his cell phone as he ran out of the eatery, so the authorities know who he is.  More...

Special Sections

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

Todd Carr, Towanda   More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Amanda B. and Jonathan W. Laudermilch to Shawn M. and Brittany M. Hakes in Sheshequin Township for $140,000 on Nov. 20.  More...

—BRADFORD COUNTY SENTENCINGS & PLEAS—

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

Letters

New Albany Fire Department Says ‘Thank You’

Editor:  The New Albany Volunteer Fire Department would like to send out a big Thank You to the Rocket-Courier, The Daily Review, Sullivan Review and Bradford County Regional Arts Council theater( s) for the wonderful coverage in their papers an More...

Solving the Cause of United Airlines Flight 409 Crash

Dear Editor:  More...

Lifestyles

Celebrate Tunkhannock’s Christmas in our Hometown

Friday and Saturday, December 7 and 8 Annual Christmas Celebration Returns

The Tunkhannock community will be transformed into a living Christmas village with the celebration of the 17th Annual Christmas in Our Hometown Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8.  More...

Dietrich Decked Out for the Holidays

Continuing a Dietrich Christmas tradition, the Earnshaw Gallery windows are decorated by many artists. More...

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Returns to the Dietrich

This year the Dietrich Theater continues its 18-year history of free showings of the classic film It’s a Wonderful Life on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 2, 7 and 8 p.m. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Musical Cabaret Coming to Wyalusing

The summer of 2018 brought the resurrection of the Wyalusing Community Theatre, with their production of Bye Bye Birdie, directed by Carla Salsman.  The group is looking forward to what lies ahead for the future.  More...

Libraries Announce ‘Fantastical Beasts’ Contest Winner

The Library System of Bradford County recently partnered with the Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) to host a Fantastical Beasts Hunt to celebrate the release of Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald. More...

Parade Highlights Towanda’s Hometown Christmas Celebration

A crowd of people lined Towanda’s Merrill Parkway on Saturday, Dec. 1 to watch the town’s annual Christmas parade. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” Thanksgiving is behind us and the radio stations fill the air with Christmas music. More...

Presbyterian Church News

“Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty,’” (John 6:35). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Advent has begun. We are now in four weeks preparation for the coming of Christ on Dec. 25, Christmas Day. We are given this time through the church every year to examine the state of our souls. More...

Education

WVHS Announces First Marking Period Honor Roll

The Wyalusing Area School District has announced the first marking period honor roll for 2018-19:  12th Grade High Honors: Gregory Boatman, Hanah Chamberlin, Ashlyn Clark, Shelby Kipp, Melody, Kneller, Eva Manvell, Ashlee Newton, Rachael Shaffer More...

Students Raise Trout, Thanks to Venture Grant

This year, the seventh grade class at Wyalusing Valley High School is raising brook trout, from the egg stage to the “fingerling” stage, where the fish are a few inches long. More...

Winter Concerts Set at Wyalusing Valley Schools

A series of winter concerts is set to take place at Wyalusing Valley’s Elementary and High School.  The first is Friday, Dec. 14, when the Elementary Band, Chorus and Orchestra will perform at 9:30 a.m. and again 1:45 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 12/7/2018 2:21 PM

Eight-Vehicle, Chain-Reaction Crash Occurs in Standing Stone Twp.  Free Access 

An eight-vehicle accident occurred on Route 6 in Standing Stone Township today (Friday, Dec. 7), but only one person was injured, a fire official said.    More...

Breaking News - 12/6/2018 2:38 PM

Meshoppen Mother Accused of Strangling Daughter  Free Access 

Ashley Paskaitis of Meshoppen Township has been charged with aggravated assault, strangulation, endangering the welfare of children, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person after reportedly beating and strangling her eight-year-old d More...

Board Ups Superintendent Salary Amid Criticism

Members of the Wyalusing Area School Board (WASB) met in North Towanda on Monday evening for a reorganizational meeting and biennial visit to the Northern Tier Career Center (NTCC).  More...

Sugar Bend Christmas Tree Farm in Final Year

“I like to play in the dirt!” Rich Yadlosky of Sugar Run has played with dirt–and trunks, branches and sweetsmelling needles–for a long time. It’s been a happy, busy ride, but now it’s time to end. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

William Smith - 2018-12-13
Mark Honchell - 2018-12-13
Frances Carter - 2018-12-13
Dave Roosa - 2018-12-13
Christopher Kolbeck - 2018-12-13
Marcus Welles - 2018-12-06

Local News

Feds Deny Flood Aid Owners Bringing Landmark Store Back to Life

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON AT LACEYVILLE HARDWARE

Bradford County has been notified by the PA Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) that the Commonwealth’s request for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Individual Assistance funds, targeted toward offsetting damage expenses sustained by r More...

No Tax Increase in Proposed $618K Township Budget

At their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4, the Wyalusing Township Supervisors heard a presentation on the township’s proposed $618,400 budget for 2019 and discussed the transfer of the Camptown Elementary School property to the township. More...

Rome Man Charged With Selling Methamphetamine

A Rome man accused of selling methamphetamine has been arrested.  Athens Borough police said that at 5:07 a.m. on Dec. More...

Opinion

Don’t Let The P.C. Grinch Steal Your Christmas

It’s a song that people have been enjoying at Christmastime since the 1940s, but today, in some politically correct corners of the nation, “Baby It’s Cold Outside” has been banned because it purportedly promotes date rape. More...

Everything You Need in One Fantastic Chair

Is it too early to for me to submit my gift list to Santa Claus? I feel that, as I contemplate the golden years of my life, I need more pampering. Christmas will be here soon and I just found what I’d like to see under the tree. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

“Well, you can knock me down; Step in my face; Slander my name all over the place; Well do anything that you want to do; But uh-uh, honey lay off of them shoes and don’t you step on my blue suede shoes.” Elvis Presley  More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Alice Allyn and we ended up giving movie tickets to Melissa Clouse, Donna Sarnosky and Chris Tiffany.  * * *  More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: Is it true that you’re seeing five men? A friend, who says she knows you, swears this is true. So how about it, Alice. Is it?  —WONDERING  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BLOOD DRIVE

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Now-Dec. 19: Bradford County: Canton Monday, Dec. 17 from 1-6 p.m. at the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429, 41 Sullivan St. Sayre Monday, Dec. 17 from 12-5 p.m.  More...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Dec. 30, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. All you can eat pancakes, french toast, ham, sausage, eggs, home fries, sausage gravy and biscuits, coffee, orange juice, real maple syrup and sugarfree syrup. More...

CHRISTMAS EVENTS

Christmas Confectionery Sale on Friday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Wyalusing Public Library. No time to bake? Let us help. More...

Sports

Kneller Earns All-State Status

Wyalusing Valley senior Melody Kneller was named to the PA Volleyball Coaches’ Association’s Class AA allstate team recently.  This is the second consecutive year that Kneller, a 5-11 outside hitter, has earned allstate honors.  More...

Rams Expect Growing Pains

Last year, the Wyalusing Valley boys’ basketball team won the Northern Tier League Small School title with a senior-filled roster.  This year, the Rams move back to the NTL Large School ranks with perhaps the least experienced roster in sc More...

Winter Season Begins

The long wait is over.  On Friday, Dec. More...

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