August 22, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Heating Upgrades Discussed

Elk Lake School Board Weighs Options

While there has never been any dispute among board members that the Elk Lake campus is in need of some replacements and renovations to heating equipment that is woefully outdated, with some items having been in place since the school was built in the More...

Sullivan County Fair Contest Details Announced

The Sullivan County Fair in Forksville begins on Wednesday, Aug. 28 and continues through Monday, Sept. 2. With the event less than a week away, all entry forms must be received by Jody Lambert, fair secretary, before the fair. More...

Reporting Child Abuse: Whose Job Is It?

As children get ready to go back to school, the question of who’s responsible for being on the lookout for child abuse often comes up. More...

Disaster Recovery Loans and Grants Available

Bradford County Municipalities and Property Owners

Just over one year ago, Bradford County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)/Housing Rehab Coordinator contacted all municipalities to get information back on those that had road, bridge and stream damage or knew of any affected homes and busines More...

Road Work Update

A new bridge on Route 1026 (East Street) in Pike Township, Bradford County, opened to traffic Monday evening, Aug. 19. It replaces a bridge that was built in 1950 and was classified as structurally deficient. More...

Route 29 Repairs Cause Confusion

The Route 29 repairs by PennDOT began Monday, and although flaggers were installed at the corners of Route 29 and Route 6, Route 29 and Second Street and Route 29 and Harrison Street, many drivers were still confused about when to go and what lane to More...

Red Cross to Offer Preparedness, Health and Safety Courses

Each year, nearly five million people learn how to prepare themselves, their households and their businesses for emergencies. The most efficient way to prepare for any emergency situation is to be Red Cross Ready. More...

ProCare Celebrates Biggest Loser

ProCare Physical Fitness in Wyalusing celebrated the completion of another Biggest Loser Challenge on July 30. More...

McCord Lowers Fees Nearly 30 Percent for PA 529 Guaranteed Savings Program

State Treasurer Rob McCord announced good news for families saving for higher education with the Pennsylvania 529 Guaranteed Saving Plan (GSP). More...

CNG Station Opens in Springville for Cabot Oil & Gas Fleet

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, leaders in the development of the natural gas industry in the northeast, hosted a celebration at their newly-opened compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station in Springville on Aug. 18. More...

Department of Health Reports First West Nile Virus Human Cases of 2013

Pennsylvania’s first probable human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in 2013 have been detected. A Montgomery County man was hospitalized due to WNV. More...

Learning About Self-Defense

Northern Tier Kodokan Judo and Krav Maga, located in Athens, was host to the 2014 OYW finalists during an event held in August. More...

Governor Hears Royalty Issues

Commissioners Take Landowners Case to Harrisburg

Bradford County Commissioners Doug McLinko and Daryl Miller were upbeat and felt confident that their visit to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett on Aug. More...

Annual Friends of Pickett Barbecue Well Attended

The twelfth annual Friends of Tina Pickett Barbecue was held Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Rome Township farm of Tom and Diane Elliott. More...

Susquehanna Commissioners Approve Staff Changes

The Susquehanna County Commissioners made a few adjustments to county staffing that prompted questions at the salary board meeting that was part of their regular Aug. 14 meeting. More...

Firefighter Grants Awarded

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) announced the recipients of state firefighter grants in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union Counties, according to State Senator Gene Yaw. More...

Inaugural Bradford County Pet Expo Planned

The Bradford County Humane Society (BCHS), Happy Tails and Animal Care Sanctuary (ACS) have teamed up to host the Inaugural Bradford County Pet Expo on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at scenic Riverfront Park in Towanda. More...

Dickson Announces Run for State House

Thursday, Aug. 15, Wyoming County Auditor Laura Dickson announced her candidacy for Pennsylvania State Representative in the 117th District. More...

New Secretary ‘Settling in’ at Mehoopany

New Mehoopany Township Secretary Carolyn Northerner said last Wednesday that she is “settling in” to her new position. Northerner began her new duties in July. More...

Stevens Township Supervisors

The Stevens Township Supervisors heard reports, paid bills, confirmed gas company activities and planned for future road updates last Tuesday at their August meeting. More...

Celebrates 98th Birthday

Lifetime Towanda native and Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit resident Mary Decker recently celebrated her 98th birthday. More...

Ace Family Reunion Held in Endwell, NY

The fourth edition of the annual Ace Family Reunion to be held at Highland Park in Endwell, NY, on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, found a day highlighted by pleasant, nearly picture perfect weather. More...

IRS Offers Tips on Amending Your Tax Return

If you discover an error after you file your tax return, you can correct it by amending your return. Here are 10 tips from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about amending your federal tax return: More...

Kitchen Konnections Design Store Opens in Wysox Township

Any homeowner—especially the key cook in the house— knows that time spent in the kitchen is more enjoyable when the placement of appliances and countertops and the general flow of the room is efficient. More...

Hurley’s Fresh Market 10th Annual Fallen Heroes Ride a Success

Approximately 160 people took part in Saturday’s 10th annual Fallen Heroes Motorcycle Ride, which is sponsored by Hurley’s Supermarkets and raised over $10,000. More...

Endless Mountains PARSE Holds Annual Picnic

On July 9, the Endless Mountains chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees (PARSE) met at Green Gables, New Milford for their annual picnic. They were entertained by the “Old Timers” band, with old familiar songs. More...

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