August 1, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Bradford Commissioners Plan Drinking Water Study

After their regular meeting in the boardroom on July 25, the Bradford County Commissioners gathered in the rotunda of the courthouse in Towanda to announce that they had formed a partnership with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and several More...

Correction

In a caption accompanying a photo in last week’s paper of a Forkston home that had been lost to a fire, it was incorrectly stated that structure was a second home for the Patsches family. More...

Sons of Union Veterans Receives State Award

The Private Silas Gore Camp #141, Bradford County’s Sons of Union Veterans representatives, received the Ivan Franz, Sr., SUV Department of Pennsylvania award for the greatest percentage increase in membership among all the camps in the State o More...

Simplified Option for your Home Office Tax Deduction

Do you work from home? If so, you may be familiar with the home office deduction, available for taxpayers who use their home for business. Beginning this year, there is a new, simpler option to figure the business use of your home. More...

Snedeker Pleases Crowds at Local Charity Ride Stops

WNEP weathercaster Joe Snedeker admitted when he left Hazleton on July 22 on a 500- mile bike trek through Northeastern Pennsylvania that the itinerary posted on the television station’s website was tentative. More...

Williams Breaks Ground for Wyoming County Facility

Williams Company, informally known as Williams Oil & Gas, officially broke ground Monday morning for a new combined facility in Tunkhannock Township, just north of the borough line. More...

Get Free Tax Help Using IRS Social Media Tools

You can get free tax help from the Internal Revenue Service through various forms of social media. Here are some ways the IRS uses social media to share information on tax law changes, programs and services. More...

Local Hospital Earns National Recognition For Knee and Hip Replacement

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) announced recently that Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre has been recognized by the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care program in the area of Knee and Hip Replacement. More...

Tuscarora Township Supervisors Hold Monthly Meeting

The July township meeting was held on the 24th with all supervisors, the secretary and six citizens in attendance. More...

Ag Progress Days Exhibits Showcase PA’s Agricultural Economy

Agriculture is big business in Pennsylvania. With about $5.7 billion in annual cash receipts and an economic impact of nearly $57 billion, agriculture and related enterprises combine to form one of the Keystone State’s largest industries. More...

Christmas in July Benefits Salvation Army

Residents of Memorial Hospital’s Personal Care Home celebrated Christmas in July by offering hospital employees the opportunity to support the Salvation Army. More...

BCHS Executive Director Asks For Help for Humane Society

Each summer animal shelters across the country are stressed to the limit with many dogs and cats entering their doors. The Bradford County Humane Society has been close to or at full capacity already this season. More...

Sen. Yaw Conducts Two ‘Tele-Town Hall’ Meetings

Nearly 6,000 residents of Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties recently participated in two live “tele-town hall” meetings hosted by State Senator Gene Yaw. More...

Nurse-Family Partnership and Early Intervention Celebrates Summer

Nurse-Family Partnership joined forces with Early Intervention to host a summer picnic for the families they serve. More...

Fine Art Judge named for PA Apple ’n Cheese Art Show

The PA Apple ’n Cheese Fine Art and Photography show will take place during the PA Apple ’n Cheese Festival at the Manley-Bohlayer Farm property in East Canton. The dates for this year’s festival are Oct. 5 and 6. More...

Local Brewers Receive License

Public Debut to Coincide with Bluegrass Show

It took longer than they expected, but Jeff Homer and Thor Trowbridge have cleared another important hurdle in their efforts to get a brewery up and running in the proximity of Grovedale Winery in Wyalusing Township. More...

Gay’s Grand Opening this Weekend

Gay’s True Value Hardware store’s move to its new location on East Tioga Street in Tunkhannock is virtually complete, and to celebrate the store will have its Grand Opening Friday morning at 9 a.m., complete with ribbon cutting. More...

Commissioners Discuss Leaseholder Concerns

Susquehanna County

When the Susquehanna County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on July 24, Chairman Alan Hall was not present, but business went forward as usual with only a few items prompting questions and discussion from the handful of visitors who atten More...

Casey Introduces Amendment to Help Companies Address Skills Gap, Train Workers

Recently, U.S. Senator Bob Casey announced that he has offered an industry sectors partnerships amendment to the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act that would help give workers the skills that employers need. More...

Nice Day for Construction

The sun was shining brightly last week on the construction crew building the new bridge that will carry motorists across the Mehoopany Creek in the Village of Mehoopany to Sugar Hollow Road and beyon More...

MU Council Names Five New Trustees

Five new members have been named to the Mansfield University Council of Trustees. Max P. Gannon, Jr. is chief operating officer of Gannon Associates in Towanda. Patrick Henderson of Harrisburg is energy executive for the Office of the Governor. More...

Blue Heron Holds Summer Show

The Blue Heron Art Gallery at 20 Main Street in Wyalusing held a reception Friday evening for its Members’ Summer Show. The gallery is currently showcasing a variety of work until Aug. More...

Informative Presentations Await Ag Progress Days Visitors

A series of informative, authoritative presentations about agricultural topics will be offered in the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building theatre during the 2013 edition of Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, Aug. 13 to 15. More...

Adults Need Vaccines, Too

Vaccines help prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. This August, National Immunization Awareness Month, is the perfect time to remind family and friends to get caught up on their shots. More...

Rates Reduced on USDA Rural Development Loan Program

In order to help businesses retain or expand employment, meet market opportunities, and attract additional investment, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA) has announced a reduction in the rate of interest charged for the US Department of Ag More...

LACEYVILLE LIBRARY

Community Day has come and gone. We want to thank Dave Wright for the use of his Gator; Lizzy Wright for decorating and driving in the parade; T.J. and Maddie Cobb for riding and throwing candy. More...

Wyalusing Senior Citizens Hold Monthly Meeting

The Wyalusing Senior Citizens met at the fire hall on July 16. President Merna Colwell welcomed the 30 members and three guests. She then led the flag salute and Lord’s Prayer. More...

PHCA Commends Legislators for Supporting Legislation that Would Benefit Seniors

The Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA) this week commended U.S. Sen. Robert Casey and seven of the state’s U.S. More...

Multiflora Rose: The Mixed Blessings of Rose Rosette Disease

Increasingly across Pennsylvania, it seems that the ubiquitous patches of multiflora rose are displaying symptoms of rose rosette disease. More...

Guthrie Gala Tickets on Sale for Sept. 21 Event

Tickets are currently on sale for the Guthrie Gala, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 in the Guthrie Clinic Atrium on the Sayre campus. More...

LCCC to Hold Classes

Luzerne County Community College will offer courses for the fall semester in Elk Lake and Susquehanna. Registration for courses in Susquehanna will be held at Susquehanna Community High School on Thursday, Aug. 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Dog Days of Summer

The Homers’ family dog, Gus, decided to join Kim and daughter, Hannah, in taking in the warmth of a late July day near the patio of Grovedale Winery in Wyalusing Township. More...

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