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Township witness counters Inflection growth report

Officials continued to present testimony this week at Loyalsock Township's ongoing conditional-use hearing for Inflection Energy, which wants to construct a gas well at 2175 Warrensville Road.Doug Keith, executive director of Williamsport Municipal Water Authority, was among those testifying.He ...

2nd well pad hearing held; no decision announced

Loyalsock Township's conditional-use hearing for Inflection Energy's application to construct a gas well site at 2175 Warrensville Road continued with objectors' presentations and the supervisors' response at the fire hall Wednesday night.As of presstime, no decision had been announced.Jerry ...

Inflection presents case for new gas well site on township road

Loyalsock Township's conditional-use hearing for Inflection Energy's application to construct a gas well site at 515 Hepburn Hill Road began with the applicant's presentation at the fire hall Wednesday night.Geologist Tom Gillespie, Inflection Energy's director of health safety and environment, ...

Bills to protect leaseholders pass state Senate

Two pieces of legislation designed to protect landowners with natural gas production on their property passed the state Senate on Wednesday.One bill would expedite the payment of royalties from gas companies to leaseholders, while the other would prohibit those companies from retaliating ...

EYEBALLING IT

Loyalsock Township's conditional-use hearing for Inflection Energy's application to construct a gas well site at 2175 Warrensville Road continued at the fire hall Wednesday night.No decision was immediately announced as of presstime. Additional hearings may be held, but dates and times were not ...

Experts: Shale taxes could result in less state drilling

As the state prepares for Gov.-elect Tom Wolf to take office, leaders from the natural gas industry voiced their disapproval of a proposed 5-percent severance tax during a media call Tuesday afternoon."The proposal threatens to stifle energy production and the jobs that go with it," said ...

Empire state to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer

ALBANY, N.Y. - Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits.New York, which overlies part of the gas-rich Marcellus Shale formation that has led ...

Dunmore woman’s unique garden is an extension of her own style

DUNMORE - Growing up at her lifelong Chestnut Street home in this borough, retired teacher Lucia Riggi watched her parents tend their narrow 50-foot tract of lawn with pride, but she always dreamed it could be more.The lot adjacent to the family's home changed hands through the years and even ...

Soil investigations in river begin Monday

Soil investigations associated with the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation (CSVT) project will begin Monday.Work includes taking boring samples from the West Branch Susquehanna River where a proposed bridge connecting Union Township in Union County to Point Township in Northumberland ...

A man with a plan, a log and a chain saw

SALISBURY, N.Y. (AP) - Rembrandt worked in oils. Michelangelo carved marble. Mark Tyoe chain saws big tree trunks.At his home just south of New York's Adirondack Mountains, Tyoe carves soaring eagles, grizzled mountain men and wolves from white pine. But he mostly carves bears, his specialty. ...

BrewBQue Music Festival set for Saturday in Lewisburg

Lewisburg - A new summer event named BrewBQue Music Festival will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday along downtown streets and at Hufnagle Park.Organizers expect the day to be packed full of summer fun, such as beer tasting, live music, delicious barbecue, great bargains and family-friendly ...

Bradford County donates $300K to local fire, ambulance companies

TOWANDA (AP) - The Bradford County commissioners announced last Wednesday that they are distributing about $300,000 in Act 13 dollars to the volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance services that serve the county.Act 13 refers to the state's gas drilling impact fee legislation.Each fire ...

Sullivan County School Board opts to sell elementary school at auction

Laporte (AP) - In a 5-2 vote last Tuesday, the Sullivan County School Board decided to sell the Turnpike Elementary School building in Mildred through a public auction.The district will subdivide the property and retain about 3 to 5 acres of the property, including the school's baseball ...

Real estate transactions filed

The following deeds have been registered in the Lycoming County Courthouse:Montoursville Jill M. Davis to Joshua and Emily Keener, $113,500, 346 Cherry St., 0.12 acres.Muncy Michael T. Lynn to Kenneth R. Brown, $40,000, 136 Rear Carpenter St., 0.4 acres. Larry and Susana Falck to Christina J. ...

Monarch butterfly population still declining

PLAINS (AP) - Mary Malinowski's garden in Plains Township blooms with clusters of purple flowers of the common milkweed, planted to attract monarch butterflies.But the last two years, the milkweed's broad, flat leaves have been free of monarchs, their caterpillars or their eggs."This year, so ...

Vietnam War era subject of Living History event

BOALSBURG - The Pennsylvania Military Museum's annual Vietnam War-era Living History Weekend ends today.Living historians bivouac (camp out) on the grounds, demonstrating 1968-71 field life in Southeast Asia.The camp opens to the public at 10 a.m., with a tactical ambush demonstration at 1:45 ...

Health chief: No fast answer to gas drilling questions

PITTSBURGH - The head of Pennsylvania's Department of Health said Wednesday that its experts are responding to health complaints related to natural gas drilling, but there is no quick and easy way to answer questions about the issue.Health Secretary Michael Wolf told The Associated Press that ...

Still no decision on well pad site

The people have spoken.At Wednesday night's continuation of the hearing for the Inflection Energy well pad suggested for Palmer Road, residents of Loyalsock Township and other community members had their chance to voice concerns and share their testimonies.Attorney Jonathan Butterfield, ...

Drilling states explore human-made earthquakes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is leading a group of drilling states working with seismology experts from energy companies, government agencies and universities across the U.S. on how best to detect and regulate human-induced earthquakes. The initiative follows Ohio's discovery in April of a ...