June 27, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Correction

A clarification was offered as to school bus contractor David Green’s 25-year plus career transporting area students. As it turns out, Green drove a school bus for 42 years and is looking forward to retiring with his wife in Florida. More...

McCord to PA Hospitals, Health Care Organizations: More Than $3 Million in Unclaimed Property Available

Pennsylvania hospitals, health care providers and related organizations could be owed some of the $3 million in unclaimed property identified by Treasury’s Return Team during National Hospital Week, State Treasurer Rob McCord recently announced More...

Towanda Man Serves As Steward for Watershed Program

Anthony Ventello of Towanda is helping guard the Adirondack Park against the spread of invasive species this summer. More...

USDA Loans Available In Wyoming County

In an effort to continue to build stronger communities, USDA Rural Development is announcing that local residents may be eligible for the 504 Loan and Grant home repair program for loans and grants to very low-income homeowners to repair, improve, or More...

Recycling Grant Headed to Wyoming County

To help further recycling efforts, Wyoming County has been awarded a $36,082 state grant under the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) County Recycling Coordinator Grant Program, announced state Reps. Sandra Major and Karen Boback. More...

Area Businesses Receive Impact Awards

Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission, in conjunction with its Partnership for Regional Economic Performance (PREP) colleagues, congratulates each of the region’s 23 businesses selected as finalists for the inaugural Govern More...

Pickett Supports Bills to Protect Children

In an effort to prevent children from the horrors of abuse, Rep. Tina Pickett has endorsed several bills to improve the state’s Child Protective Services Law. More...

Pennsylvanians Reminded to Follow Firewood Quarantine Orders

Pennsylvanians can help safeguard the state’s trees from devastating insects and diseases by not moving firewood more than 50 miles from its origin. More...

Senator Yaw Supports Transportation Funding Bill

The Pennsylvania State Senate recently overwhelmingly approved a funding plan aimed at upgrading Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure, according to State Senator Gene Yaw. More...

Red Cross Survey Finds People Unclear About How to Stay Safe in the Water

Most families plan to swim in areas without lifeguards this summer, but lack basic water safety knowledge. More...

Deadline to Apply for Property Tax/Rent Rebates Extended

Rep. Tina Pickett would like to let residents know that the deadline to apply for the state’s 2012 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is being extended from June 30 to Dec. 31. More...

Transportation Committee Approves Dairy Bill

A legislative measure easing the regulatory burden on dairy haulers was unanimously approved this week by the state Senate Transportation Committee, according to the bill’s prime sponsor, Senator Gene Yaw. More...

FSA and RMA Strealine Common Acreage Reporting

Jason Pontillo, Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director for Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties, would like to remind producers that FSA and the Risk Management Agency (RMA) have established common acreage reporting dates More...

Ten-Digit Dialing Begins in 570 Area Code

Residential and business customers within the existing 570 area code should be prepared for the introduction of the new 272 area code. Frontier Communications [NASDAQ: FTR] reminds customers in the 570 area code that beginning Sept. More...

Republican Commissioners Addressing State Senate Committee This Morning

Post-Production Gas Fees Subject of Hearing

A proposal passed on May 28 by Bradford County Commissioners Doug McLinko and Daryl Miller appears to have gathered steam. More...

Elk Lake Board Passes Budgets

At their June 20 meeting, the Elk Lake School Board passed their final budgets for both the school district and the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center in two separate votes. More...

Wyoming Commissioners Hire Inmate Advocate

The Wyoming County Commissioners have hired an Inmate Advocate to work as a liaison between inmates at the Wyoming County Jail and the county government. More...

Contractor Registration Renewal Due July 1

In order to comply with the Home Improvement Contractor Protection Act (HICPA), effective since July 1, 2009, PA contractors are required to renew their registration by July 1, 2013, in order to legally continue performing home improvement services. More...

Pickett Urges Local Governments to Submit Applications for Natural Gas Vehicle Grants

Applications are now being accepted for the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant (AFIG) Natural Gas Vehicle program, said Rep. Tina Pickett. More...

Pipeline Company Seeks Approval

Constitution Pipeline Company, LLC, a limited liability company owned by subsidiaries of Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ), Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG), Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. (NYSE:PNY), and WGP Holdings, Inc. More...

Local Food Pantry Continues Busy Year

The Towanda Area Christian Outreach (T.A.C.O.) Food Pantry board of directors met recently at the pantry office. During the first five months of operation in 2013, the pantry served 1,136 families totaling 2,737 individuals. More...

Legislation Approved to Exempt Summer Camps from Paying Unemployment Taxes

The House Labor and Industry Committee recently approved legislation authored by Rep. Sandra Major to exempt overnight camps and summer day camps from withholding and paying unemployment compensation taxes on employees who are fulltime students. More...

141st Regiment Heads North to Battle Rebels at Gettysburg

—150 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK IN THE CIVIL WAR—

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of articles covering the campaigns of the PA 141st Regiment 150 years ago during the Civil War. The regiment was comprised of men from the northern tier counties of Pennsylvania. More...

Leave Fireworks to the Professionals this Fourth of July

Each Fourth of July, thousands of people are injured from using consumer fireworks. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 9,000 fireworks-related injuries happen each year. More...

Driver License Centers Closed for Fourth of July

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, would be closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. More...

McGruff the Crime Dog And AlertID Keep Kids Safe

July 4th is a fun travel time for families, and whether you will be attending a parade, enjoying a barbeque or traveling with family. More...

New Wysox Hotel Celebrates Grand Opening

Three rows of 30 chairs were lined up under the portico in front of the entrance of the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Wysox on June 20. More...

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