Wyalusing School Shutdown Extended


Students in kindergarten through 12th grade in the Wyalusing Area School District will continue to take part in remote at-home learning through the remainder of this week. In a robocall to parents that was made on Tuesday, Nov. 10, Wyalusing School Superintendent Dr. Jason Bottiglieri announced that the school buildings will remain closed to students until Monday, Nov. 16. “During […]

Wyalusing Schools Will Remain Shut Down Until Wednesday


Schools in the Wyalusing Area School District will remain closed to students until Wednesday, Nov. 11, according to a robocall that went out to district parents on Saturday. The district pivoted to remote at-home learning starting on Tuesday, Nov. 3 due to the uptick in positive COVID-19 cases within the area. To date, two students, two district employees and a […]

Update: Wyoming County Courthouse Shutdown Extended to Thursday


The complete shutdown of the Wyoming County Courthouse facility has been extended to Thursday, Nov. 12, according to a press release issued by Wyoming County Commissioner Chairman Rick Wilbur. The courthouse was first shut down to visitors on Thursday morning, Nov. 12 after an employee in the facility tested positive for COVID-19. A second positive employee test resulted in the […]

2020-11-05 E-Edition

Lining Up to Cast Their Vote

Voters from across the region and the country came out in force on Tuesday, Nov. 3 to cast their ballot in this year’s general election. Precincts around the area reported large lines of voters waiting to take their turn in the voting booth. In Wyalusing Township, the line of voters began when the polls at the township municipal building opened […]

GOP Makes Strong Bradford Showing

2020 General Election

Incumbents U.S. Representative Fred Keller, State Sen. Gene Yaw, and State Rep. Tina Pickett were all re-elected on Tuesday, Nov. 3, and Bradford Countians helped drive their victories. As of Wednesday morning, Keller, a Republican, had 71.8 percent of the vote in the 12th District, and his challenger, Democrat Lee Griffin, had 28.2 percent. Keller was leading Griffin, 80.5 percent […]

Wyalusing Schools Go To Remote Learning

COVID-19 Uptick Puts In-School Sessions on Hold until Nov. 9

This story was first reported on our website on Monday, Nov. 2. To receive free breaking news emails sign up at www.rocketcourier.com and click the “newsletter sign-up” link at the top of the page. The uptick in positive COVID-19 cases has forced the Wyalusing Area School District to pivot to remote at-home learning beginning Tuesday, Nov. 3, according to Wyalusing […]

Laceyville Celebrates Halloween

“The Simpsons” won the group award during the Laceyville Halloween Parade along Main Street on Saturday, Oct. 31. They are Elizabeth Rumage, left, and Brent Drost. The parade was one of many attractions that night in the borough. For more on the celebration, see Page A2.

Susquehanna Reports Record Voter Turnout

While much of the rest of the country awaited a definitive count for the highest office in the land, Susquehanna County completed their count of 98 percent of the votes cast by Wednesday morning in spite of the more than 5,000 mail-in ballots received. A record voter turnout of 78 percent reflected the strong Republican presence in the county, once […]

Voters Swarm Wyoming Polls

Voters in Wyoming County came out in record numbers to take part in Tuesday’s general election. As part of its unofficial vote tally, Wyoming County officials recorded the voter turnout as being 80.44 percent. Breaking down that number further, the total ballots cast in the county—which includes some that had not yet been counted— were 14,754. Wyoming County has 18,342 […]