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Bill Would Deduct Back Taxes from Lottery Winners

As a way to help recoup state taxes from those who haven’t paid, Rep. Tina Pickett supported legislation Tuesday that would deduct back taxes from those who win the Pennsylvania Lottery. More...

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Local News

Susquehanna County Secures Short-Term Loan

In an item that did not appear on the printed agenda, but was brought to the Jan. 22 meeting by county treasurer Catherine Benedict, the Susquehanna County Commissioners accepted a proposal from one local bank on a construction loan. More...

No Injuries in Crash

Thankfully there were no injuries in this two-vehicle crash along Route 2010 in Terry Township—commonly known as the Wyalusing-New Albany Road—at the intersection with Benjamin Road. More...

Towanda Man Faces Hundreds Of Sexual Assault Charges

Donald Charles Burrell of 211 Maple Street, Towanda, is confined at the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2,000,000 straight bail set by Magisterial District Judge (MDJ) Timothy Clark relating to hundreds of counts of sexual abuse cha More...

Opinion

Where Have All the Folksingers Gone?

American folk music icon Pete Seeger, who died earlier this week at 94, was largely responsible for the folk music craze that hit the nation in the 1960s. More...

Sportsmanship Starts with Role Models

Let’s talk sportsmanship. Make that good sportsmanship, which is about courtesy, fair play and grace in losing. Did I mention grace in winning? More...

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Columns

Reflections of Nature

At the beginning of January 2014, we experienced an old time winter, with deep snow cover on the ground and frigid daytime temperatures. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Damon Hall. We had 16 people guess, but they were all wrong. * * * More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: Any ideas on how I can get my son to stop biting his fingernails? It’s an awful habit and a tough one for kids to break. More...

Sports

Stayin’ Alive

Defeat Athens, Towanda in NTL

The Wyalusing Valley girls’ basketball team kept its Northern Tier League Large School championship hopes alive with a 32-26 overtime victory over Athens at Layman Gymnasium on Jan. 28. More...

Field of Dreams Idled

Like dominoes falling, a series of events has created major changes for youth baseball and softball players in the Wyalusing area. More...

Knights Win Mat Thriller

Towanda Denies Rams NTL Title

For a few delirious moments in a packed Layman Gymnasium, it appeared that another Northern Tier League championship banner would be hanging on its wall. More...

DeSisti Death Leaves Murder Case Unsolved

The murder case involving the deaths of Athens attorney David Keeffe and his wife, Carol, in November 2006 will likely remain officially unsolved forever. More...

Selenski, Lawyers Charged With Intimidating Witnesses

It looks like accused murderer Hugo Selenski, the man seen by some as a colorful cult figure, and a psychotic demon by others, will see his already often-delayed murder trial for the deaths of Tunkhannock pharmacist Michael Jason Kerkowski and his gi More...

DEP Holds Public Hearing

Gas, Oil Surface Activities Focus of Session

Laura Edinger, one of the five members from Pennsylvania’s Environmental Quality Board (EQB) chairing the hearing Monday evening at the Tunkhannock High School auditorium, welcomed almost 100 people to the seventh public hearing by the Departme More...

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Editor’s Note: If you have additional information about any of the following incidents, contact the Pennsylvania State Police barracks at the following telephone numbers: Towanda, 570-265-2186; Tunkhannock, 570-836-2141; Gibson, 570-465-3154, a More...

Crime and Courts

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox Joshua E. Long, 36, Galeton, has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance, failure to produce a driver’s license on demand and careless driving after an incident on Jan. More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY Deed Transfers Diane L. Peechatka to Diane L. Peechatka and Jesse Gruver in Tuscarora Township for $1 on Jan. 14. More...

Bradford County Sentencings and Pleas

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett announced that the following persons were recently sentenced, entered guilty pleas or placed in the ARD Program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda: Sentencings More...

Letters

Let’s Not Double Our Troubles

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Thanks Be to All

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Community Support Saluted

Dear Mr. Editor: Yet again, I am amazed at the community in which we live. Almost five years ago, my family endured a huge tragedy in our lives, and then again three years later, almost again. More...

Lifestyles

Laceyville

Irene Sivar of Salford visited with her sister and brother-inlaw, Betty and John Spencer last week. More...

Camptown

If Jim and Donna Hepp’s little Jack Russell could speak, she might say, “it’s too cold for man nor beast.” The squirrels are hibernating, only a lonely rabbit braves the cold to tweak Daisy’s interest. More...

Terrytown

We are wondering if the frigid weather is over. One thing is certain. We can be thankful that we have not had to wade through several feet of snow. So far no serious ice storms. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Last Call for Susquehanna Snapshots and Stories

All along the Susquehanna Greenway you can find historic river towns, walking and biking trails, riverside parks, fishing spots, beautiful views, and much more. More...

Missoula Children’s Theatre Holding Auditions

An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of “Hansel & Gretel,” Monday, Feb. 3 in the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts at the Keystone Theatre, from 4 to 6 p.m. More...

Worship

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved,” (Ephesians 2:4-5). More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

The junior choir made their debut on Sunday and although they were small in number, they were strong in voice. Kudos to Mrs. Manney and the junior choir. Mrs. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

This week’s gospel from Matthew 4 presents Jesus as the Light thus fulfilling Isaiah’s prophecy. He is the light that was promised to dispel the darkness of sin and to free man from the obscurity in which he is enclosed. More...

Education

Misericordia Announces Dean’s List

Students at Misericordia University qualify for the Dean’s List with a 3.55 grade point average or higher. The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester: More...

Local Students Win Pitt-Bradford Photo Prize

An exhibit by students, faculty, staff and community members at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, titled “50 and Beyond,” being staged for the campus’s 50th anniversary, is now open to the public weekdays through Jan. More...

Sayre Man Named Louisburg Scholar Athlete

Nicholas Skerpon of Sayre was recognized as a Hurricane Scholar Athlete in a recent ceremony at Louisburg College. Skerpon is a member of the baseball team. More...

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