August 29, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Workshops Planned

The first of four training sessions held by a planning committee led by United Way of Bradford County, Community Foundation of the Twin Tiers, and the Bradford County Regional Arts Council was well-received by those who attended. More...

Tax Tips for Home Sellers

If you’re selling your main home this summer or sometime this year, the IRS has some helpful tips for you. Even if you make a profit from the sale of your home, you may not have to report it as income. More...

Dog Wardens Are Busy

This week dog wardens are canvassing homes in Troy, Bradford County, and surrounding areas to ensure dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs. More...

Pickett Satellite Hours Announced

With school back in session, Rep. Tina Pickett recently reminded local families that her satellite offices in Sullivan and Susquehanna Counties can help them with information about a variety of state governmentrelated services and programs. More...

Support for United Way

The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) is committed to supporting nonprofit agencies that respond to the needs of its neighbors throughout the region. More...

Black Bears Presentation Offered at Dietrich

Wildlife Conservation Officer Victor Rosa will present “Bears in Our Backyard” at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 11:00 am. The free program is open to the public and all are invited. More...

Kiwanis Wyoming County Fair to Host 4-H Show and Auction

The 4-H Wyoming County Livestock Auction will be held on Labor Day and starts at noon. This year’s auction/registration will be held in the larger dairy barn arena where there will be plenty of seating for everyone who attends. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

School has begun here in Wyalusing. Parents, teachers and kids, please remember that the library is here to help in any way we can. We have eight public computers available with a printer, copy machine and helpful service. More...

DEP Strengthens Oil, Gas Standards

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced recently that the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) approved a proposed regulation that will strengthen environmental protection performance standards associated with oil and gas activities. More...

Fundraising Events Planned for Injured Fireman

Since Herrickville firefighter Clinton Houghtaling was struck by a motorist while directing traffic around downed telephone wires on Rummerfield Creek Road on Aug. More...

Motorists Urged to Watch for Students, School Buses

With a new school year beginning in Pennsylvania, motorists are urged to watch for students and school buses to prevent potentially tragic crashes and avoid strong penalties under the state’s school-bus stopping law. More...

AARP Meets at Annual Picnic

President Tom King opened the meeting at the picnic with Merna Colwell presenting the blessing on the food as well as thanks for letting the rain stop and giving us a wonderful, sunny day for our annual picnic . More...

Support for Children’s Theater

Jim Roman (left) of Perkins Restaurant in Tunkhannock Township recently presented a check in support of children’s theater programming to Dietrich event fundraiser chair Patty Holdredge (center More...

Donations and Volunteers Still Needed to Assist Over 100 Area Families Still Reeling from Flood

The Bradford/Sullivan County Long Term Recovery Coalitionhas been and is still hard at work to assist people still struggling after the 2011 flooding from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. More...

BIRTHS

Homer Clare and Welles Homer of Silver Spring, MD, are happy to announce the birth of their brother, Grant Spencer Homer, on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring. More...

Public Input on Transportation Priorities Sought

As part of the update to the commonwealth’s 12-Year Transportation Program, Pennsylvanians are invited to visit www.TalkPATransport ation.com to provide input on their transportation priorities and to register for the program’s first-ever More...

Williams Completes ‘Plebe’ Summer at Naval Academy

Navy Midshipman Samuel S. Williams, son of Margaret A. and Scott S. Williams of Warren Center, PA, recently completed Plebe Summer at the U.S. Navy Academy. More...

It’s More than Just ‘Stuff’

New Antique Store Opens in LeRaysville

Kathy Preston, owner of the new antique shop Stuff, on East Street in LeRaysville, has been an avid collector of vintage and antique items for many years. Now she wants to share her finds with others starting this weekend Aug. 31 and Sept. More...

Wyoming Commissioners Name Financial Consultant

In the wake of the departure of Merrill Lynch as its financial consultant, Wyoming County has chosen Greystone Consulting of Wyomissing to handle the reins of its $11 million Pension Fund. More...

SNU Director Gives Presentation

Karen Saylor, MD, Gerontologist and Medical Director of Memorial Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Unit, interacted with a large group of residents to share information about healthy choices. Dr. More...

DEP Grant Deadline Nears

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) would like to remind Pennsylvania small-business owners of the Sept. 6 deadline to apply for DEP’s Small Business Advantage Grant to finance pollution prevention and energy efficiency projects. More...

C&N Photo Winners Announced

Robert Haefner of Winfield, PA has won the grand prize in the annual Citizens & Northern Bank Photo Contest. His photo was selected from more than 500 entries. Winning photographs will be featured on C&N’s 2014 calendar. More...

Fall Festival Planned at Forksville

The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 33rd annual Fall Festival, Lumberjack and Mid-Atlantic National Chainsaw Carving Competition that will take place Oct. 12 and 13. More...

4-H Auction To be Held on Labor Day

Rachel Phinney is shown above with her market lamb named Beatty. She recently competed in a Jackpot show in West Virginia where she took first in her class. More...

Motorists Encouraged to Visit Safety Breaks over Labor Day Holiday

PennDOT is encouraging motorists traveling through Northeastern Pennsylvania for the Labor Day holiday to take a safety break at Interstate rest areas and Welcome Centers. More...

Wildlife Paintings Displayed

The Dietrich Theater is proud to announce that a collection of wonderfully detailed paintings of local wildlife by Charles J. Kovalick will be displayed in the Earnshaw Gallery during movie showings or by appointment through Friday, Nov. 15. More...

Traffic on Wysox Road to be Restricted

Due to ongoing erosion around a cross-pipe under Claverack Road in Wysox Township, PennDOT officials have suggested that traffic be reduced to one lane until permanent repairs can be made. More...

New Weight Restrictions Imposed on Local Bridges

PennDOT announced this week that new, increased weight restrictions will be imposed on as many as 1,000 bridges statewide. There are two in Wyoming County, four in Bradford County, and 14 in Susquehanna County. More...

Hosting Senior Expo

State Representatives Karen Boback (right) and Sandra Major (left) were hosts for the Senior Expo held on Aug. 22 at Triton Hose Company in Tunkhannock. More...

Bouquet of Sunshine

It’s an annual tradition for Edinger Hill resident Felix Dziubia, right, who brings in a bouquet of sunflowers for the crew here at the Rocket-Courier. More...

LACEYVILLE LIBRARY

We will be closed Monday, Sept. 2 for Labor Day. More...

Nearly $850,000 in Forgotten Money Available to Claim

A new school year will soon be underway, but State Treasurer Rob McCord reminded schools that old or forgotten money might be waiting for them at the Pennsylvania Treasury. More...

Celebrating Her 90th Birthday

Marian Voda of Silvara (seated) celebrated her 90th birthday at the Black Walnut American Legion on Aug. 11 and was surrounded by friends and family. More...

Special Olympics Receives Pro-Am Donation

On Tuesday, Aug. 6, Pro-Am Committee representative Tim Sinclair presented Special Olympic athletes Jesse Monks and Sandy Walker with a $1,000 check donation to support Special Olympic activities throughout the year. More...

Local Road Repairs and Building Projects Go Undone in PA Due to Prevailing Wage Law

HEARING HIGHLIGHTS WIDESPREAD FINANCIAL TROUBLES

Pennsylvania’s prevailing wage laws costs jobs, taxes and economic development according to municipal officials who testified before the House Labor and Industry Committee Thursday in State College. Rep. More...

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