September 20, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

Towanda Visitors’ Center Increases its Hours

The visitors’ center for tourists and others traveling to Bradford County, located at 1 Washington Street, Towanda, is increasing the hours it is open—at no extra cost to the county.   More...

Burke Center Marks First Anniversary Providing Counseling Services

The Burke Center at 1 Kim Avenue, Tunkhannock, has been open for a little more than a year. In that time, the services available and the highly-qualified staff that provides them have grown to fill the space available to business. More...

Wysox Municipal Projects Move Forward

Two significant municipal projects in Wysox Township— construction of the new municipal building and a series of improvements to a community park—are both being put out to bid for a second time.  At their meeting on Thursday, Sept. More...

Senator Baker Announces October Office Hours in Susquehanna County

Senator Lisa Baker, announced that Field Representative Tom Yoniski will be available for consultation from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the Susquehanna Depot Borough Building, 83 Erie Boulevard, Suite A, Susquehanna Depot.  More...

Forkston

Wasn’t it a beautiful weekend? I know there’s more rain in the forecast, but, hopefully, it won’t be too bad. We should be spared what they’ve been dealing with in North and South Carolina. Our hearts go out to them.  More...

Legislation Introduced to Improve Safety And Security from Active Assailant Threats

Congressman Tom Marino has introduced H.R. More...

Dimock

The Dimock news is being written on Sunday, Sept. 16, a warm, bright, sunny day. When you read it, will you be surrounded by floodwaters or will the East coast storms have dissipated by then? Some years we have had frost by this date.  More...

Nimble

Steve and Tina Henning enjoyed a bus trip tour to see the Grand Canyon and spent some time in Las Vegas this past week. Tina said, “The kids are running the farm” while they were gone. More...

Dymond Awarded Gold Stars for Academic Achievements at The Citadel

Matthew Dymond of Tunkhannock was awarded gold stars by The Citadel for achieving a 3.7 grade point average or higher during the 2018 spring semester.  Cadets and students who achieve gold star recognition are also placed on the Dean’s Lis More...

Guthrie Supports Telemedicine SB 780 Technology

In June, the PA Senate passed Senate Bill 780, designed to ensure that patients get care from qualified practitioners and that health insurance consistently covers telemedicine.  More...

Jenningsville

Barbara Smith

September is more than halfway over with the rainstorms not letting up for us to catch up on lawn work this year. We seem to be having shorter amounts of daylight each evening and some with our morning hours.  More...

Agriculture and the Economy

Many people rely on the agriculture industry for their foods, but think little of the impact that agriculture has on the larger economy. More...

Buying Locally Grown Foods Pays Dividends

The popularity of organic foods and stores that cater to customers who prefer such foods continues to grow, and that growth has contributed to a growing awareness among shoppers of where the food they eat comes from. More...

National Farm Safety Week has Long History

In 1944 President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed the third week in September as National Farm Safety Week. Safe farming practices are still as important today as they were in 1944. More...

Reading Outdoors as You Walk: A New Activity for Kids and Their Parents

Bradford County author Maureen Wright has had several of her books published by Marshall Cavendish, a subsidiary of Times Publishing Group, which is a big deal, said Tiffany Robbins-Gigee, director of the Spalding Memorial Library in Athens. More...

Susquehanna County Adds, Adjusts Personnel

The Susquehanna County Board of Commissioners opened their Sept. 12 meeting with a brief convening of the salary board, after taking a moment to recognize two maintenance employees who have each achieved 20 years of service. More...

Action Taken to Maintain County Properties

Bradford County Commissioners

At their most recent meeting, the Bradford County Commissioners took action to help maintain the courthouse and local bridges and heard about various events that would be of interest to local residents. More...

Wyoming County Commissioners Proclaim Literacy Week, Meet New EMHR Director

Bradford-Wyoming County Literacy Program (BWCLP) director Aubrey Carrington visited the Wyoming County Commissioners on Tuesday and helped them proclaim Sept. 23 to 29 as National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. More...

Local History Sampler

A glimpse back at the people and places More...

Beaver Meadows

Happy belated anniversary wishes to Dean and Dianne Bennett. To celebrate they went to dinner at the Country Buffet in Big Flats. Joining them were Dean’s sister and brother-in-law, Margene and Jack Nittinger.  More...

Bradford County Democratic Committee to Hold Dinner

The Bradford County Democratic Committee (BCDC) will hold their fall dinner, part of the NEPA Democrats Fall Rally (in coordination with the Democratic Parties of Wyoming, Susquehanna, and Sullivan Counties).  The BCDC invites all interested ind More...

Keystone Scholars Legislation Passed

On Sept. 8, PA Treasurer Joe Torsella announced the passage of treasury’s new scholarship grant program, Keystone Scholars.  The program becomes available to all PA families statewide in January 2019.  More...

Township Officers Convene in Wyoming County

Representatives from most of Wyoming County’s 18 townships and a number of its boroughs met at Triton Hose Company in Tunkhannock on Sept. 13 for the 106th Association of Townships Convention. More...

Safety First with Livestock

Every year, hundreds of accidents occur on the farm whether it’s caused by livestock, tractors, machinery, or mistakes.  More...

Humane Housing for Safe And Comfortable Livestock

Consumers depend on various agricultural producers to provide the fruits, vegetables and meat and dairy products they rely on for sustenance. More...

Facts and Figures on Farm Safety

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, agriculture is among the most hazardous industries. Fatal and nonfatal injuries pose a significant threat to farmers, including the many young people who work on farms. More...

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