2012-03-29

Saturday’s Ceremonies Launch County’s Bicentennial Celebration



More photos and videos at rocket-courier.smugmug.com/ Numerous families and couples were among the participants in a kickoff celebration coordinated by the Bradford County Historical Society (BCHS) and Bradford County Courthouse employees held on March 24 in Towanda. Highlights of the event included an exhibit of photos spread out over three floors of the county courthouse that depicted the county’s 37 […]

Bradford County Braces for Impact Fee Vote



On March 22, Bradford County Commissioners unanimously approved the scheduling of a Thursday, April 12, vote to accept or reject the impact fee associated with HB1950 (Act 13), a piece of legislation crafted in Harrisburg and passed into law in February that also includes sweeping changes in the way that the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania is regulated. The legislation […]

Worker Suffers Fatal Head Injury at P&G



The first reports of a man who had been crushed in a paper making machine and who was unconscious at Procter & Gamble’s Mehoopany plant came mid-afternoon on March 24. Ambulance and emergency personnel responded to the scene. According to emergency dispatches, CPR was performed. The victim, Jason Slavish, 36, of Wilkes-Barre, died at 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon at Tyler […]

Former Camptown School To House Gas Workers



Southwestern Energy has assumed ownership of the former Camptown Elementary School building and will finalize design plans over the next few weeks for renovating the building for use as worker housing. The sale was finalized so recently—March 19—that Southwestern corporate affairs director Susan Richardson was unable to offer many details about the project. She expects to have more information available […]

Herrick Residents Voice Opinions on Proposed Expansion of Compressor Station



At the public hearing conducted by Pennsylvania DEP at the Herrick Township Volunteer Fire Company on March 22, about 30 residents listened to commentary from representatives of Southwestern Energy and Angelina Gathering Company about the proposed expansion of the Greenzweig natural gas compressor station on Neiley Road. While the meeting was intended to primarily address concerns about air quality in […]

Laceyville’s Cleaner and Greener Event Set for Saturday, May 5



Laceyville’s annual Cleaner and Greener Day, when volunteers pick up litter from the streets and highways, has been set for Saturday, May 5, starting at 9 a.m. Scout troops, civic groups and individuals are encouraged to participate. Volunteers should meet in the parking behind the lower level of Laceyville’s fire hall, just off Church Street, at 8:30 a.m. Laceyville Borough […]

Drug Treatment Court Graduates Six from Program

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Last Thursday, March 22, six participants were graduated from the Wyoming/Sullivan County Drug Treatment Court in an evening, which has become a welcome celebration of determination, support and success. The Treatment Court, now also called the “Problem Solving Court,” is a two-year program emphasizing responsibility and answerability; it has had remarkable results for those who successfully complete it. This year’s […]

Historical Readings and Songs Mark Celebration at County’s Museum



Numerous interesting elements of Bradford County’s history were brought together at the Bradford County Historical Society (BCHS) Museum on Pine Street in Towanda on March 24. For starters, BCHS members and their guests were gathering in the former courtyard of one of several prisons that served the county through the years. They had come together for a reenactment of sorts […]

Community Match Fund Kicked Off by Cabot



Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation hosted a luncheon on March 23 at the Community Foundation building in Montrose for community leaders and hopefully prospective donors, as well as to announce the kick-off of their plan to help raise funds for the new Endless Mountains Health Systems (EMHS), which broke ground in January. Attendance by interested parties exceeded the anticipated 75, […]

Informative Meeting to Precede DEP Hearing on Wyoming County Compressor



The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public meeting and hearing on Wednesday, April 11, to discuss an air quality plan approval application from Chief Gathering LLC to construct the Hirkey Natural Gas Compressor Station in Washington Township, Wyoming County. The 6 p.m. meeting will be held at Tunkhannock Area Middle School at 135 Tiger Drive. On Wednesday, […]