2022-07-28 E-Edition

Storms Leave Thousands without Power

Just before 8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 22, a large tree fell in front of Ashley Isbell’s car as she traveled west on River Road in Standing Stone Township. She said she could barely see the tree fall. “There was so much rain, you couldn’t see anything in front of you,” said Isbell, 35. The fallen tree prevented her from […]

Study of Blighted Property Recommends Land Bank

A comprehensive, countywide approach to address abandoned and blighted properties, including establishing a land bank, is needed in Bradford County, according to a county-funded study that was completed earlier this summer. “Although many local governments and residents feel powerless to stop blight from expanding, the tools available to combat blight are growing, as is the successful use of these tools […]

Diana Lamb Applauded for Half Century at Rocket-Courier

Current and former Rocket-Courier staff members attended a dinner on the evening of Wednesday, July 20 at the Wyalusing Hotel dining room where office manager Diana Lamb was honored for her 50 years on the job at the newspaper. Rocket-Courier publisher David Keeler displayed a March 1972 Rocket-Courier where Lamb was pictured along with other Wyalusing Valley High School seniors […]

Construction Ongoing in Wysox

Construction of a new building that will house Shores Sisters, along Route 6 in Wysox, is underway. The 21,000 sq. ft. building is located adjacent to the current store and will include a bakery, café, farm market and home décor shop. The new building will house all the current products Shores Sisters offers, along with an expanded selection of merchandise, […]

Gas Prices Continue To Drop

Gas prices are continuing their slow decline across the country. As of Tuesday, the national average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline stood at $4.327—a decrease of over 68 cents from the record high of $5.01 that was set on June 14. In PA, the average price for gas was $4.534 a gallon. The highest price was recorded on […]

WVHS Student Attends Keystone Girls State Camp

London Edwards has nothing but praise for her recent experience in attending the Keystone Girls State (KGS) program. Now, the Sugar Run teen—who is entering her senior year at Wyalusing Valley High School (WVHS)—is looking to raise awareness locally of the initiative with the hope that more Wyalusing students will apply for the program moving forward. The 17-year-old London, who […]

Staffing Shortage Continues at Bradford CYS

Bradford County Children and Youth Services (CYS) is currently experiencing a staffing shortage, with eight of its 21 caseworker positions unfilled, the county’s human services administrator said. “Our current employees are working a lot of overtime” due to the shortage of CYS caseworkers, Bradford County Human Services Administrator Mayme Carter said at a public hearing on CYS’s plans for the […]

Work Remains on New Fawcett Street Bridge

New Albany Borough officials are hopeful that they will be able to open the new Fawcett Street bridge to traffic in the near future. After speaking with the project’s engineer on Tuesday, July 26, Borough Mayor Dan Dunham reported that both the engineer and the general contractor for the endeavor were unhappy with the paving work at the bridge’s approaches […]

Meshoppen Twp. Dollar General Plans Withdrawn

The plans to construct a Dollar General store in Meshoppen Township have been withdrawn. The decision by the developers for this project was announced at the Wyoming County Planning Commissioner meeting that was held on Wednesday, July 20. “The developer has elected to withdraw the subdivision and land development application for the Meshoppen Dollar General project at this time,” said […]