February 7, 2019 RSS feed / Local News

Used Car Dealership Approved in Rome Borough

On Thursday, Jan. 31, the Rome Borough Zoning Hearing Board granted a special exception permit for the construction of a small used car dealership on Route 187, next to the Rome Veterinary Center.  More...

Commissioner Ed Bustin Seeking Re-election

Ed Bustin has announced his intention to seek a second term as Bradford County Commissioner.  The Sayre Democrat has released the following statement:  More...

Fred Keller Announces Campaign for Congress

Republican state Rep. Fred Keller has announced he is running for a seat in the U.S. More...

Roberts Running for Wyoming County Sheriff

Bob Roberts announces his Republican candidacy for Wyoming County Sheriff. His bio is as follows: “I have been a police officer for over 22 years with Tunkhannock Borough, having started part-time in October 1996. More...

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation Joins Penn State to Support Susquehanna County Ag Day

The 30th Annual Susquehanna County Ag Day will be held on Friday, March 1 at Elk Lake High School. More...

Beaver Meadows

Sunday was the “Big Game” and if you are a fan of the game, I hope the team you were rooting for won.  More...

Promoted to Business Development Officer

Tuscarora Wayne Insurance Company, headquartered in Wyalusing, PA, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer A. More...

Relay for Life Plans Kick-Off

The Relay for Life of Bradford County at Wyalusing will hold its 2019 Kick-Off from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Grovedale Winery, Wyalusing. The time of the event was incorrect in the Feb. 7 print edition of the Rocket-Courier. More...

United Way Grant Application Now Open

United Way of Bradford County (UWBC) grant application process is open for 2020 (funding Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2020).  The UWBC 2020 Grant Application can be found at http://www.unitedwaybradfordcounty.org/2020-grant-application. More...

Forkston

If you’ve been hibernating, it sounds like this is the week to get out. The warmer temperatures should melt most of the snow and ice, if not all of it. Sorry to say that some of the roads have not been good.  More...

Wheeland Announces Candidacy for Congress

State Representative Jeff C. Wheeland announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress and his intention to participate in the upcoming Republican conferee process officiated by the Republican Party of PA. More...

Wyoming County Approves Voting System Purchase

The Wyoming County Commissioners have tentatively approved the purchase of a new voting system as per state mandates to return to paper balloting. More...

Medication Synchronization Bill Passed

The House Insurance Committee, led by Rep. Tina Pickett, recently held a voting meeting to consider legislation regarding medication synchronization.  More...

Bill to Strip Employees of Pensions if Charged with Felony

Legislation to ensure that public employees, including lawmakers, who commit job-related felonies are stripped of their taxpayer funded pension was unanimously approved by the state Senate, according to Sen. Gene Yaw. More...

C&N Bank Donates to Area Non-Profits

Each year, Citizens & Northern Bank’s Trust and Financial Management Group honors several local non-profit organizations with holiday donations.  In 2018, six organizations were presented with a total of $2,500 to help them continue to More...

Jenningsville

It was quite the week, weather wise, with a little of everything. Had a few days of cold temperatures, for sure. Anyway, the wait for a really nice week is over. More...

Dimock

Happy Birthday to Brenda Charles. She’ll celebrate a big one on Feb. 7. Not sweet 16; just a few years more than that, but still sweet.  When you’re as old as this writer, some good neighbor shovels a path through all this snow. More...

Spring Planting is Near

Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. More...

Bradford-Tioga Head Start Goes Red in February for American Heart Month

On the first Friday of February, which is designated American Heart Month, the nation comes together, while wearing red, for a common goal: eradicate heart disease and stroke. More...

News from Machwihilusing Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution

The Machwihilusing Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 at The RiverStone Inn at 2 p.m. More...

DA Marion O'Malley Announces Candidacy

On Feb. 5, 2018, Marion O’Malley was sworn in as Susquehanna County District Attorney (DA) by President Judge Jason J. Legg. She is the first woman to hold this position in Susquehanna County history.  More...

Carman Seeking Re-election as Coroner

Republican Thomas M. Carman of Troy Township has announced that he is seeking re-election as the Bradford County Coroner.  He released the following written statement this week:  More...

Board Skeptical About Demolition Bids

FLOOD BUYOUTS CONTINUE

After five years of deliberating the eventual demolition of the former pizza shop on Bridge Street in Meshoppen, the borough council found itself trying to compare apples to oranges as they were pressed to select an engineer for another study.  More...

Doug McLinko Running for Re-election

Doug McLinko has announced that he is seeking reelection as the Bradford County Commissioner.  More...

“CJ” Walters Seeking Re-election for Sheriff

Sheriff Clinton “CJ” Walters has announced that he is seeking re-election as the Bradford County Sheriff.  He released the following written statement this week:  “It is with great respect to the residents of Bradford Cou More...

Nimble

I’m truly enjoying the warmer weather after the negative temperatures we had this past week. I’m hoping that Mother Nature has gotten those cold temperatures out of the way for the year. Thirty degrees with no wind is a heat wave. More...

Laceyville Library

The library is excited to host our story time every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. so bring the little ones out and join us for a story, snack and craft. Our story and craft is geared toward ages 2-10, but all ages are welcome. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Condolences to Bobbi Harvey and all of the family in the loss of their mom, wife, grandma and more. She was a great lady who will be missed.  More...

Promoted to Senior Production Underwriter

Tuscarora Wayne Insurance Company, headquartered in Wyalusing, PA, is pleased to announce the promotion of Rachel R. More...

Yaw Announces February Satellite Office Hours

State Sen. Gene Yaw invites residents living in Bradford County to take advantage of satellite office hours he has scheduled for the month of February. More...

Tunkhannock School District Recipient of $35,000 Computer Grant

As part of the 2017-18 budget, four schools in the 117th Legislative District are receiving $35,000 grants to be used for expansion of computer science classes and accompanying teacher training.  More...

Claverack REC Seeking Director Candidates

Claverack Rural Electric Cooperative is accepting nominating petitions from members who wish to serve on the board of directors and reside in Zones 7, 8 and 9 of the cooperative’s service territory.  More...

FEMA to Do Flood Damage Assessments

“It sounds like it’s going to be a while before we see any money,” Marvin Meteer, chairman of the Wyalusing Township supervisors said of the federal disaster funds that the township is counting on to pay most of the cost of the repa More...

Fritz Named Deputy Whip

Rep. Jonathan Fritz was chosen by House Majority Whip Rep. Kerry Benninghoff to serve as a deputy whip for the 2019-20 legislative session.  More...

Frozen Cascade

Old Man Winter turned artist and transformed this waterfall into an ice sculpture that pretty much halted the flow of this small stream along Bowling Alley Road in Wyalusing Township. More...

Milestone Years of Service Recognized

Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health and Developmental Services (MHDS) Advisory Board recognized staff for milestone years of service at their December Board meeting. More...

Library to Host Forensic Science STEM Program

The Bradford County Library will be hosting a Forensic Science STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Math) program on Monday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m.  More...

OIP Partners with 4-H for Success

Recently, Original Italian Pizza (OIP) hosted a fundraiser for Susquehanna County 4-H. This inaugural event raised more than $200, which will assist Susquehanna County 4-H with programs for their youth in the county.  More...

Pickett Sets February Satellite Office, Veteran Services Hours

To help residents of Sullivan and Susquehanna Counties, along with veterans throughout the 110th District, Rep. Tina Pickett announced her satellite and veterans service hours for the month of February.  More...

Food Pantry Receives a Helping Hand

T.A.C.O. Food Pantry, located on Wysox’s Golden Mile, recently received help during the months of December and January with their Elder Share/Fresh Express distributions from a group of Chesapeake Energy employees.  More...

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