May 19, 2017 RSS feed / Local

Spring clean-up for Towanda Borough residents starts today

Towanda Borough residents will be offered two types of spring clean-up of household trash services as follows: 1. DRIVE-THRU  More...

Canton principal discusses potential state testing changes

CANTON — Canton Area School District students could see a decrease in state testing in 2018, pending decisions made by the Department of Education.  More...

Glancing Backward, May 19, 2017

Today is Friday, May 19, the 139th day of 2017. There are 226 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History:  More...

State intervenes to protect health care for 1.1M Pennsylvanians

Attorney General Shapiro and Governor Wolf take action with 15 other states

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Thursday joined 15 other attorneys general in taking legal action to protect health care for millions of Americans, including 1.1 million Pennsylvanians.  More...

PennDOT's Bradford County maintenance activity announced

PennDOT’s maintenance schedule for the week of May 22: • SR 3036: Beaverdale Road, Troy Township, deck replacement • County wide: Bridge flushing • SR 0414: Monroe and Franklin townships, patching and ditch cleaning • SR 2015: Nor More...

Plans outlined for $8M expansion to Towanda Municipal Authority's water system

TOWANDA — At the Towanda Municipal Authority’s meeting this week, engineers presented plans for a 5,900 square-foot water treatment plant, which is part of an ongoing $8 million expansion of the authority’s municipal water system.  More...

Construction manager hired for $398K for Bradford County Public Safety Center

TOWANDA — The Bradford County commissioners on Wednesday hired a Montour Falls, N.Y., company to serve as the construction manager for the planned Bradford County Public Safety Center at a cost of $397,750.  More...

County takes steps to solve Bradford County Courthouse's air conditioning problem

TOWANDA — With warm weather settling in, the Bradford County commissioners on Wednesday took action to replace an old chiller, whose problems have left the Bradford County Courthouse without air conditioning at times during the last couple of years.& More...

Solutions suggested as EMT shortage continues

TROY — The old cliché “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone” is used for a range of usually sentimental events. Even so, it’s been said that clichés are around for a reason. More...

Voters decide contested races in Sullivan County

LAPORTE — On Tuesday, Sullivan County voters decided several contested races for the Democratic and Republican nominations for school board seats and municipal offices.  More...

Glancing Backward, May 18, 2017

Today is Thursday, May 18, the 138th day of 2017. There are 227 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History:  More...

DEP's Oil and Gas Annual Report goes digital

2016 report kicks off online initiative to improve public access to information

The Oil and Gas report issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection each year debuted Wednesday in a new, digital platform.   More...

Grace Connection asks the county for help in establishing a homeless shelter

TOWANDA — The Grace Connection is seeking the county’s help in starting a homeless shelter in Bradford County.  More...

AG Shapiro, Gov. Wolf announce creation of the Pennsylvania Reentry Council

Council's mission: Make communities safer by reducing victimization and 67 percent recidivism rate

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Gov. More...

DEP proposes plan to improve safe drinking water oversight

Fee package would increase safe drinking water staff to ensure drinking water safety

HARRISBURG – In order to provide mandated protections to public drinking water, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) proposes to increase the number of inspectors who ensure safe drinking water is delivered from the state’s m More...

Voters allow the sale of alcohol in N. Towanda Twp. and Sylvania Boro

On Tuesday, voters decided to allow alcohol to be sold and served North Towanda Township and Sylvania Borough. On Tuesday, voters in North Towanda Township and Sylvania Borough were asked whether they favor the granting of liquor licenses for th More...

Cobblers, quill pens, and kids at Farm Days

TROY — Oxen, quill pens, and cobblers, oh my! Troy’s Alparon Park was transported back in time on Tuesday to host area school students for the fifth annual Farm Days.  More...

Glancing Backward, May 17, 2017

Today is Wednesday, May 17, the 137th day of 2017. More...

Bradford County Planning Commission approves 56-unit Sayre Gardens apartment bldg.

The Bradford County Planning Commission on Tuesday approved the construction of the 56-unit Sayre Gardens apartment building if certain conditions are met, and reviewed other proposed commercial developments.  More...

Glancing Backward, May 16, 2017

Today is Tuesday, May 16, the 136th day of 2017. There are 229 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 16, 1868, the U.S. More...

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