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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 ...

4 in 10 higher-risk wells aren’t inspected by feds

NEW CASTLE, Colo. (AP) - Four in 10 new oil and gas wells near national forests and fragile watersheds or otherwise identified as higher pollution risks escape federal inspection, unchecked by an agency struggling to keep pace with America's drilling boom, according to an Associated Press ...

Pa. court weighs gas drilling rules

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Pennsylvania appeals court appeared skeptical of gas drilling rules that would limit what "trade secrets" the industry must share after a spill.The Commonwealth Court also heard arguments Wednesday on whether doctors treating an ill patient should have to keep information ...

Projects to be paid for with $724K in gas impact fees

Revenue from natural gas impact fees will be poured into streetscape improvements around the Memorial Homes housing complex and Reach Road at the city's industrial park.A combined $750,000 in gas impact fees' projects were approved by City Council Thursday night, including financial assistance ...

Pennsylvania Senate passes bills to protect royalty owners

A trio of bills expanding the rights of landowners who are leased with natural gas companies passed the state Senate with an overwhelming majority this week. It awaits a House vote.State Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, sponsored the Oil and Gas Lease Protection Package and said royalty ...

Ohio geologists link small quakes to fracking

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest.A state investigation of ...

Everett, Baker support gas royalty bill

Landowners leased with natural gas companies aren't getting nearly the royalties they thought they would due to exorbitant post-production fees, and Chesapeake Energy Co. seems to be the biggest player in the alleged malpractice, said state Rep. Garth Everett, R-Muncy.Thus, Everett, state Rep. ...

3 dead in NYC gas explosion

NEW YORK - A gas leak triggered an earthshaking explosion that flattened two apartment buildings on Wednesday, killing at least three people, injuring more than 60 and leaving nine missing. A tenant said residents had complained repeatedly in recent weeks about "unbearable" gas smells.By ...