March 22, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Wyoming County Passes Impact Fee Ordinance

Following on the decision two weeks ago to advertise and accept public comment on a proposed Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling Impact Fee, the Wyoming County Commissioners on Tuesday morning passed the ordinance imposing the fee. More...

Texas Man Flees in Police Cruiser

A Texas man, suspected of being highly intoxicated, provided some twists and turns to an otherwise routine traffic stop in Towanda just after midnight on March 16. More...

DEP Fines Hawbaker, Inc.

The Department of Environmental Protection has fined Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of Bellefonte, Centre County, $16,500 for air quality violations documented in October 2011 at its quarry in Burlington Township, Bradford County. More...

Loan Forgiveness Program under New Management

FedLoan Servicing, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency’s (PHEAA) federal student loan servicing entity, announced recently that it has been selected by the U.S. More...

Burn Ban to Begin in Susquehanna Co.

Several items of note were on the agenda for the Susquehanna County Commissioners’ regular meeting on March 14, including a ban on open burning to go into effect beginning March 24. More...

Sheshequin Road Drainage Improvement Scheduled

A PennDOT maintenance crew in Bradford County will replace a large cross pipe to improve drainage along Route 1043 (Sheshequin Road) in Athens Township later this month. The work will take place over two days, March 29 and 30, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

DAR Meets In Wyalusing

Members of the Mach-wi-hilusing Chapter NSDAR met for their regular monthly meeting on Feb. 15. More...

Compressor Station Plans Mulled over by DEP

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has recently published a Notice of Intent to issue a Plan Approval for a Minor Facility Plan Approval New Source Performance Standard air quality permit for Williams Field Services Company More...

Asylum Gas Pad Accident Deemed Minor

Chief Oil and Gas Company vice president of industry and public affairs Kristi Gittins announced that worker error was to blame for a minor accident and gas leak at the PMG God gas pad on Kerrick Road in Asylum Township on March 14. More...

911 Readdressing Project Nears Completion

County Planners Encourage Residents to Complete Final Phase

The huge undertaking of renaming roadways and providing every Bradford County residence and business with a street address that began almost nine years ago is finally drawing to a close. More...

Tax Bills Might Need to Be Remailed

Bradford County and municipal 2012 real estate tax bills have been mailed to property owners of Bradford County. If you’ve not received your tax bill it is probably due to an addressing issue. More...

CORRECTION

The parties involved in a March 5 accident in Wysox Township were reversed in last week’s Rocket-Courier. More...

Check Your Eligibility for Earned Income Tax Credit

The Earned Income Tax Credit is a financial boost for workers earning $49,078 or less in 2011. Four of five eligible taxpayers filed for and received their EITC last year. The IRS wants you to get what you earned also, if you are eligible. More...

IRS Suggests Filing Taxes Electronically

IRS e-file: It’s safe. It’s easy. It’s time. Most taxpayers—nearly 80 percent—file electronically. If you haven’t tried it, now is the time. More...

Elk Lake School Board Delays Approval of Budget

The Elk Lake School Board met March 15 beginning with an executive session for personnel reasons. More...

Orphaned Cubs Find Adoptive Homes

After finding three black bear cubs stranded along a road near Troy, Bradford County, earlier this week, Pennsylvania Game Commission officials successfully completed a four-day race of locating and placing the two female cubs and one male cub in ado More...

Four Ways to Get IRS Forms and Publications

The Internal Revenue Service has free tax forms and publications on a wide variety of topics. More...

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