December 15, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Six SCCTC Students Participate In Realty Fair at Capitol Building

Lorraine Rosenbury from the P&G Mehoopany Employees Federal Credit Union was on hand for the regular December board meeting of the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) to give a brief presentation on the six SCCTC business educ More...

FEMA Buyouts Expected Early in New Year

Wyoming County’s Emergency Management Director, Gene Dziak, told the commissioners on Tuesday that the FEMA buyout of flooded and destroyed properties should take place in two phases, one near the end of January and the other in mid-February, 2 More...

PennDOT Wrapping Up Flood Projects

Damages caused by flooding in August and September to roads and bridges in Sullivan and Bradford Counties continue to be a primary focus of PennDOT District 3, whose media coordinator, Rick Mason, has announced the reopening of several thoroughfares More...

Christmas Service Set in Hollenback December 23

It’s being called a Christmas Eve-Eve service, and it will take place on Dec. 23, the evening before Christmas Eve at the Hollenback United Methodist Church. More...

Families Needed to Host Students

Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester homestay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families. The students are anxiously awaiting news of their new families. More...

Discuss Forestland Future over Holidays

When families gather over the holidays, there are lots of conversations, but one subject they seldom talk about if the clan owns woodlands is the future of those tree-covered tracts, according to a forest stewardship expert in Penn State’s Coll More...

Allergens Abound During Holidays

The holiday season comes with a plethora of festive scents. But chestnuts roasting on an open fire and homemade pumpkin pie can have unexpected consequences—allergies. More...

Clean Air Group Wants Public Role in Gas Permitting

On Monday, Nov. 28, the Clean Air Council (CAC) filed a petition with U.S. More...

Winter SkyWARN Training Seminar Offered

On Monday, Dec. More...

Wyalusing DAR Hears About ‘War of 1812’

The November meeting of the Mach-wi-hi-lusing Chapter of the NSDAR was held Nov. 16. Regent Dorothy Titchen began the meeting with the opening ritual, assisted by acting chaplain Barbara Behrend. More...

SCCTC Students Donate Birdhouses

The Carpentry/Cabinetmaking Program students at the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center built and installed 17 birdhouses on Tuesday, Nov. More...

E-Fairness One Step Closer To Becoming Reality in State

The Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alliance for Main Street Fairness (AMSF) recently applauded the Corbett Administration for issuing a Department of Revenue Bulletin that calls for online-only retailers with a physical presence in Pennsylvania to begin More...

National Hunger ‘Events’ Highlight Difficulties Living on Less

Members of Congress, faithbased organizations and other groups this month participated in observances such as the National Food Stamp Challenge and National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week to draw attention to the daily struggles of the unempl More...

Public Meeting, Final Call for FEMA Buy-Out Participants

On Thursday, Dec. 15, the Susquehanna County Emergency Management Agency will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. More...

Truckers tell Congress Proposed Regulations Unfair

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) told Congress that proposed changes to hours-of-service regulations are not only unnecessary but also unjustified and burdensome to small-business truckers. More...

Annual Toy Drive Reaches 165 Children

LEO CLUB TO ASSIST PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE FOOD DISTRIBUTION SATURDAY

Members of the Wyalusing Valley High School (WVHS) Leo Club arrived early Sunday morning at the elementary school to finish sorting and arranging enough toys to ensure more than 160 Wyalusing area children a substantial gift under the Christmas tree More...

Projected 39-Mile Pipeline Project to Begin in January

Central New York Oil and Gas (CNYOG) has received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the MARC 1 Hub Line Project and expects to complete the permitting process with Pennsylvania DEP shortly to keep a projected pipeline connect More...

Wyalusing Veterans Honored

Two members of Wyalusing American Legion Post 534 were honored by the post in a brief ceremony held on Thursday evening, Dec. 8. More...

Guthrie CEO Announces Retirement

Mark Stensager, President & CEO of Guthrie Healthcare System and Co-CEO of Guthrie Health, announced his retirement this week to Guthrie leadership. Stensager has been with Guthrie since 1998 and will officially retire on July 20, 2012. More...

Pentex Pipeline Withdraws PUC Application

Pentex Pipeline Company, which had petitioned the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) to amend its certificate of public convenience in order to extend delivery and transferral of natural gas beyond its sole local customer—Cargill Meat More...

UGI Launches Blog

UGI Utilities announced the launch of “The UGI Connection,” http://blog.ugi.com, featuring useful stories from people, businesses and organizations that recently made the switch to natural gas, documenting why they made the switch, how mu More...

Eastern Delaware Nation Honored

Eastern Delaware Nations recently received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for participation in the Totem Rhythms project under the direction of Marietta Dantonio- Fryer. More...

UGI Drops Gas Prices

UGI Central Penn Gas (UGI CPG) recently announced that its purchased gas cost rates decreased on Dec. 1, due to lower wholesale natural gas costs. More...

Sugar Run Couple Honored by North Branch Land Trust

On Wednesday, Dec 7, North Branch Land Trust (NBLT) held its fifteenth annual Holiday Gathering at the Appletree Terrace in Dallas. It was by all accounts a fun and festive evening with lots of good conversation and holiday cheer all around. More...

Wyalusing Valley High School Orchestra to Hold Winter Concert

On Monday, Dec. 19, beginning at 7 p.m., the Wyalusing Valley High School Orchestra will present their annual Winter Concert in the Kenneth S. Williams Auditorium of the High School. More...

Ending Extended Unemployment Benefits Will Set PA Economy Back

Mark Price, labor economist for the Keystone Research Center, issued the following statement on the pending expiration of extended unemployment insurance at the end of 2011: “Congress has never cut back federally-funded unemployment benefits wh More...

Residents Express Concern Over Susquehanna Co. Compressor Station

Eleven visitors attended the Nov. 29 meeting of the Susquehanna County Planning Commission to voice concerns about the location of the Laser Northeast Gathering/Dr. John R. Shaskas compressor station. More...

Pro-Life Rally Scheduled

Bradford County Pennsylvanians for Human Life (BCPHL) will hold a pro-life rally and walk at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Bradford County Courthouse in Towanda. More...

DEP Issues Technical Guidance on Natural Gas Vehicle Conversion Systems

The Department of Environmental Protection issued technical guidance clarifying that natural gas conversions are authorized under the Pennsylvania Clean Vehicles Program. More...

2011 Endless Mountains Digital Film Fest Winner Announced

The winner of the 2011 Endless Mountains Digital Film Festival was announced Friday, Dec. 2, at the Keystone Theatre in Towanda. More...

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