August 12, 2017 RSS feed / Local

Awaken event rocks Granville Summit

Fairview Farm and Guest Ranch, located in Granville Summit, Pennsylvania, wowed area youth with the Awaken event, held on Saturday, Aug. 5. More...

Lane restrictions next week at new bridge on Route 87 in Hillsgrove, Sullivan County

MONTOURSVILLE — Next week, a contractor will begin work to realign Route 87 with the new bridge spanning Mill Creek in Hillsgrove, Sullivan County. The contractor will perform approach work at the new structure. More...

Coffee, cops and conversation

TOWANDA — A good cup of coffee has often served as a centerpiece of human connection — be it with college friends catching up, a cozy date, or, in Towanda, a way for local police officers to bond with townspeople.  More...

Medicare seminar to be held

BRADFORD COUNTY — Are you confused by Medicare? Do you have questions?  Join Hollie Irvine, B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging, Inc. APPRISE Coordinator, for a Medicare seminar from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Sept. More...

Glancing Backward, Aug. 12, 2017

Today is Saturday, Aug. 12, the 224th day of 2017. More...

Troy district hires assistant principal

TROY — Troy School District has continued to fill their 2017-2018 school year roster by hiring a new junior/senior high assistant principal on Tuesday. Daniel Brenner, coming to the Troy area from out of town, will take on the responsibilities o More...

New meeting date due to scheduling conflict

The Bradford County Commissioners will be hosting an open-to-the-public meeting regarding stream maintenance at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Athens High School auditorium. More...

DePasquale urges SERS to do more to cut investment fees

Auditor general says Wall Street fees still too high, competitive bidding critical, pension forfeiture act too lenient

HARRISBURG — Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said his performance audit of the State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS) found more room to cut fees to Wall Street investors while working on legislative reform and operational improvements needed to More...

Glancing Backward, Aug. 11, 2017

Today is Friday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2017. More...

Yaw announces project grants to improve ag management

HARRISBURG — State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) announced more than $350,000 that will assist regional agriculture operations improve their best management practices and reduce nutrients and sediment delivered to the Chesapeake Bay.  More...

PennDOT's Bradford County maintenance activity scheduled

PennDOT's maintenance schedule for the week of Aug. More...

County spends $48K on software to prepare for active shooter incidents

TOWANDA — The Bradford County commissioners on Thursday voted to spend $47,500 on software that will assist police when they respond to active shooter incidents in local schools.  More...

Yaw lauds presidential declaration on heroin and opioid epidemic

HARRISBURG — State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), co-chair of Pennsylvania’s Heroin, Opioid Prevention and Education (PA-HOPE) Caucus, commended President Trump’s decision Thursday to declare the heroin and opioid epidemic a “national emergency.”  More...

PennDOT gives update on road closures due to recent flooding in Bradford County

MONTOURSVILLE — This is an update on state roads closed by flooding in Bradford County. · Route 1049 (LeRaysville Road) between Cadis Road and Route 187 in Windham Township remains closed. A project to repair bridge damage will be contracted. More...

Glancing Backward, Aug. 10, 2017

Today is Thursday, Aug. 10, the 222nd day of 2017. There are 143 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History:  More...

Canton students a 'shoe in' to start the year off right

CANTON — Canton Area Education Association is working to prepare students for the quickly approaching new school year one “step” at a time … or “on the right foot” as member Deb Fitzwater would say. More...

Attorney General Shapiro announces settlement with Nationwide Insurance

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro and a bipartisan coalition of 32 other attorneys general have announced a settlement with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and a subsidiary for a 2012 data breach that resulted in the loss of personal inf More...

Monroe Borough Council addressing speeding on Canton Avenue

MONROE BOROUGH — At its meeting this week, the Monroe Borough Council took a step toward addressing the speeding problem on Canton Avenue, decided to send a letter to all residents explaining the ordinance on outdoor burning, and voted to spend $4,50 More...

Department of Health, DEP report state's first human case of West Nile Virus in 2017

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s first probable human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in 2017 has been detected in a Montgomery County resident. More...

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is taking action to protect seniors' rights in nursing home contracts

HARRISBURG — Continuing the fight to protect the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians from predatory business practices, Attorney General Josh Shapiro has called on the centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to reject efforts to roll back protections t More...

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