PA Flavor: Saturday April 26
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Potter-McKean Players & North Country Voices present "Hats Off To Broadway" May 9 & 10 at Coudersport Consistory. Martha Knight Photo.
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PUC warns default electric customers that prices are going up
By Dennis Owens
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -
The Public Utility Commission didn't officially say it's investigating First Energy Solutions at its monthly meeting in Harrisburg Friday.
But the PUC has made clear it doesn't appreciate FES attempting to charge fixed-rate customers an additional $5 to $15 surcharge to recoup losses from a cold and expensive winter.
In the past, the PUC has strongly stated that fixed should mean fixed with no hidden charges, and it reiterated that it could - emphasis on could - take more forceful action in the future.
"We do have the power, that if a company unjustly collects money from a consumer, we can order refunds," said PUC spokeswoman Jennifer Kocher, who added such action is "a big if" but possible if the PUC felt it was appropriate.
Of bigger concern to the PUC are the 3.5 million Pennsylvanians who have not shopped their electricity in the deregulated marketplace. More than two million have shopped in recent years, while those who did nothing get their electricity from default providers like PPL or MetEd.
That's a bad idea, according to the head of the PUC, because the same forces that drove prices up for variable-rate customers in the winter will hit those default customers this spring. Rob Powelson, the PUC Chairman, is urging customers who have not shopped, or those who got burned by variable-rate deals, to get shopping.
"Those customers that want to go back to the mother ship, the electric distribution company: buyer beware," Powelson said. "You're gonna have a situation potentially unfolding in June where those default rates are gonna go up, so you're gonna get a double whammy."
Default rates reset quarterly and they're expected to go up June 1 to help utilities recoup losses from the winter.
But consumers can protect themselves, Powelson says, by shopping now and selecting the lowest fixed rate deal they can find.
"Let me say it unequivocally, 'get back out in the market.' For those customers that were in the variable rate products and had a bad experience, get back in the market," he said.
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DMAP DEADLINE APPROACHES
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Environmental Justice Advisory Board to Hold Listening Session in Chester
HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Environmental Justice Advisory Board (EJAB) will hold a public listening session from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, in the Chester City Hall Community Room, 1 Fourth St., Chester, Delaware County.
“This session will allow DEP to learn more about any environmental justice issues or concerns that stakeholders may have,” DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo said. “Community members should rest assured that we are listening and looking out for these communities throughout Pennsylvania.”
The forum will provide interested stakeholders an opportunity to express comments, concerns or suggestions regarding environmental justice issues. Those unable to attend the session can provide written comments to the advisory board.
Those interested in providing oral comments at the session are asked to register no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, May 2, with DEP Environmental Advocate Director Holly Cairns at 717.783.9731 or email@example.com. Organizations are requested to designate one spokesperson to provide comment, and comments are limited to five minutes. Persons providing oral comment are asked to provide three copies of their complete comments at the May 6 session.
Those unable to attend the listening session may email written comments to RA-EPPubliccomments@pa.gov, or send to: Environmental Justice Advisory Board, c/o DEP, 400 Market St., 16th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101. Written comments will be accepted until 8 p.m. on May 6.
Responses to questions and topics raised will be addressed in a comment/response document that will be available on the DEP website, www.dep.state.pa.us, keyword: Environmental Justice Advisory Board.
The board provides a forum for protecting the health of communities, especially those with the greatest concentration of environmental risks. EJAB reviews existing and proposed regulations and policies that impact the environmental health of communities, making recommendation to DEP. It also oversees the implementation of DEP’s enhanced public participation policy.
Further information about the May 6 listening session is available through DEP’s Public Participation Center, www.dep.state.pa.us, keyword: Public Participation.
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DEP Announces Public Meeting, Hearing for Ridgway Landfill
MEADVILLE -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it will hold a public meeting and formal hearing concerning the Ridgway Borough landfill site in Ridgway Township, Elk County, on April 29 at 6 p.m. at the Ridgway Borough building, 108 Main Street, Ridgway.
The landfill site consists of about 15 acres that once operated as a mixed waste landfill between the early 1960s and June of 1975. During a department investigation, lead-containing industrial waste and 55-gallon drums containing trichloroethylene (TCE) were encountered in several trenches throughout the landfill.
“This is an opportunity for the department to share important information with the public concerning the hazards at this landfill as well as DEP’s planned response,” Staci Gustafson, Acting Northwest Regional Director for DEP said. “We will be answering questions in addition to a formal hearing.”
DEP, under the authority of the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act, 35 (HSCA), has determined that a response is necessary. The department is proposing to implement an interim response to reduce or eliminate the threats to human health and the environment from the hazardous wastes and substances found at the site by targeting the known drums of TCE and high levels of lead in the surface soils.
An HSCA Interim Response is not required to meet all the goals of a final cleanup, but it is consistent with those final goals. In this case, the planned response will address the two most immediate threats at the site, the release and potential release of drummed TCE waste, and exposure to surface lead contamination. Additional work may be required to achieve a final cleanup.
DEP will hold the public meeting at the Ridgway Borough building to explain the department’s proposed interim response. Following the meeting, the public will have the opportunity to present oral comments for inclusion into the administrative record regarding the proposed interim response at a formal public hearing.
The highest potential risks to human health and the environment at the site are the high levels of lead found in surface soils and the known buried 55 gallon drums containing TCE. The lead poses a significant threat to human health through direct contact and inhalation. The potential risk posed by TCE and its breakdown products are to any potential end users including aquatic life and recreational users of surface water. TCE is a carcinogen.
For more information, visit www.dep.state.pa.us.
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DEP Issues Air Monitoring Report for Chevron Well Fire Site
PITTSBURGH -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today issued a report concluding that no pollutants that would indicate a potential health concern for local residents or emergency responders were found as a result of the Greene County Chevron well fire incident.
“In order to ensure public health and safety, DEP immediately went to work on an aggressive sample regimen,” DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo said. “It was a top priority of the department to be certain that emergency response workers and nearby residents were not harmed by any emissions caused by this incident.”
DEP took samples from several locations, both upwind and downwind of the well pad. Sampling was conducted from Feb. 12, the day after the fire began, to Feb. 20, when the well was capped. Those samples were analyzed for 57 toxic air pollutants.
While none of the pollutant levels were found to be a threat to health, there were higher concentrations of propane, heptane and 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene than are typically found in other rural areas across the state. However, DEP cannot verify that these concentrations occurred because of the fire and uncontrolled gas leak.
Heptane often comes from crude oil and is used in paints and solvents; 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene is usually found in coal tar or oil; and the higher concentrations of propane are believed to have come from nearby storage tanks.
DEP used air sampling canisters to collect both instantaneous samples (“grab” samples) and 24-hour samples in its efforts to determine potential public exposure to air pollution from the incident. Each day of the sampling period, two grab samples were collected near residences located downwind of the fire. To serve as an air quality benchmark, a single daily upwind grab sample was also obtained. In addition, one 24-hour continuous sample was taken at one of the two downwind sample sites.
Department analysts compared the upwind and downwind samples in order to estimate the air toxics concentration during the nine days of the event. The samples were also compared to data gathered by the 24-hour method.
By comparing the sample readings with historic toxic air concentrations at three other air monitoring sites in the state, analysts were able to determine the extent of any toxic pollution during the incident. In this case, the samples gathered at the Greene County site were compared to a rural location that is generally not impacted by air pollution and two urban sites with differing toxic pollution sources. The control sites served as a benchmark to show typical air quality for this region of the state, providing the department with a better understanding of any impact that may have been a result of the incident.
To view the air monitoring report, go to: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/oil_and_gas/6003
You’ll find it listed under “Recent Reports”
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Governor Corbett Commits
$2 million to Restore Glade Run Lake
HARRISBURG, Pa. (April 23) – Governor Tom Corbett today joined state and local officials to announce that he has committed $2 million in capital budget funds toward the restoration of Glade Run Lake in Valencia, PA.
“We are here today to announce that Glade Run Lake’s long drought is coming to an end,” Corbett said. “In years to come, I might bring my grandson, Liam, to this spot, cast a line into the water, and have those magic moments that Glade Run has given so many in the past, and will again in the future.”
Glade Run Dam was declared unsafe on Nov. 19, 2002, by mutual agreement of the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Division of Dam Safety and the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) after it was determined to have seriously inadequate spillway capacity by a PFBC analysis.
Design for the proposed rehabilitation of this dam was initiated in 2009; however, in May 2011, seepage, that had been documented and monitored over the last several years by PFBC engineers, began to cause unacceptable levels of erosion near the downstream toe of the dam. The PFBC engineers became concerned about the change in seepage patterns and the possibility of a severe subsurface problem. Because of the seepage and erosion problem, on May 24, 2011, the PFBC decided to relieve seepage pressure through the dam foundation by draining the lake.
Since the draining of the Glade Run Dam reservoir, the PFBC, along with its consultant, needed to redesign the project to resolve both the spillway inadequacy and the seepage issue. This draft detailed rehabilitation plan was received by DEP Dam Safety on April 9, 2014. The review, revision and approval process between the PFBC and DEP Dam Safety is expected to be completed by the end of September 2014.
“With 16,000 visitors every year, this lake was not only a part of the social fabric here; it’s also part of the economy, contributing more than $1 million every year to local business,” Corbett said.
Support for the $4.3 million project includes $2 million from the capital budget, $2 million from the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission and $300,000 from the Glade Run Lake Conservancy.
“Pennsylvania’s lakes are popular places for families to enjoy the outdoors, and they are also valuable economic assets to local communities,” said John Arway, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. “The Glade Run Lake project is a true partnership between state and local government and area communities. We wish to thank all of our partners who have helped us get to the point where we now have a plan and the funding to begin restoring the lake.”
“The Glade Run Lake Conservancy, including its Board of Directors, members and donors, is an example of how people with a passion for a noble cause can come together, work diligently and make a difference,” said Sigmund J "Siggy" Pehel III, President of the Glade Run Lake Conservancy. “Glade Run Lake has been at the heart of our community for 60 years, and its absence was felt by many in the Conservancy who have been working for the past three years to bring it back. We are delighted that our message was heard by our state officials who have worked just as hard to find a way to support its restoration. We now look forward to seeing the lake come alive again for our region.”
Key supporters of this project in the state legislature include State Senator Randy Vulakovich (R-40), State Senator Don White (R-41), State Senator Scott Hutchinson (R-21) and State Representative Brian Ellis (R-11).
“I thank Senators Vulakovich, White and Hutchinson, and Representative Ellis for their strong leadership and I am pleased to partner with each of them to support Glade Run Lake’s restoration,” said Corbett.
An anticipated timeline for this project includes completing final design and permitting in late 2014 and beginning construction in early 2015. Construction is anticipated to be completed during the summer of 2016, followed by refilling the reservoir through late summer and fall of 2016.
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Dear Northern Potter Children’s School Families,
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Judy A. BENNETT, 70, of Ulysses, PA, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in Bloomsburg Health Care Center, Bloomsburg, PA.
Born July 22, 1943, in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of Vincent M. and Margaret E. Gazdag Hosley. On October 21, 1961, in Ulysses, PA, she married Ronald G. Bennett, who survives.
She co-owned and operated Loretta’s Shop in Coudersport with her mother-in-law, Loretta Bennett.
Judy was a member of the Ulysses First Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star #95 in Ulysses.
Surviving besides her husband, Ronald, are: three sons, Philip Bennett, Michael (Sandy) Bennett, and Marc (Cindy) Bennett, all of Ulysses; four granddaughters, Angie (Michael) Colton, Rachel (Aaron) Goldsmith, Taryn Bennett, and Katlyn Bennett; four great-grandchildren, Elliot Colton, Carmella Colton, Austin Goldsmith, and Jackson Goldsmith; two sisters, Joyce (Lyle) Van Etten of Whitesville, NY and Patricia (Ronald) Lias of Westfield, PA; and nieces and nephews, including special niece, Rhea Beacker.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Lawrence V. “Larry” Hosley in 2009; and a sister, Joanne M. Cole in 2011.
Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 2:00 PM. Rev. Jason K. Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915 or the Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.
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IT’S TURKEY TIME
Pennsylvania’s spring gobbler season kicks off Saturday with youth hunt.
Another spring gobbler season is just days away from kicking off.
Hunters ages 16 and younger can take advantage of an early-season opportunity beginning a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, April 26. Pennsylvania’s youth spring turkey hunt is open to properly accompanied junior hunters and mentored youth.
Hunters of all ages then can participate in the May 3 opener of the statewide spring gobbler season, which runs through May 31.
The season that awaits promises to be a memorable one for Pennsylvania’s turkey hunters, said Mary Jo Casalena, the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s wild turkey biologist. While the statewide turkey population has experienced moderate declines in recent years, Pennsylvania hunters for nearly 20 years have consistently harvested more than 30,000 turkeys in the spring season, which is open to hunting only bearded birds – typically males.
This year, Casalena said, hunters should see higher numbers of year-old males – commonly called “jakes” – as a result of above-average reproduction in 2013.
And while many hunters prefer to hold out for the bigger and larger gobblers, the abundance of jakes out there could lead to increased sightings and hunter harvests, she said.
All participants in the youth hunt must be accompanied by adults as required by law. A complete list of regulations applying to mentored youth and junior hunters can be found in the Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest, which is issued at the time hunting licenses are purchased and is also available online at www.pgc.state.pa.us.
Hunting hours during the youth hunt end at noon. Junior hunters and mentored youth may also participate in the statewide spring gobbler season.
Hunting hours begin one-half hour before sunrise and end at noon for the first two weeks of the statewide season (May 3 through May 17). Hunters are asked to be out of the woods by 1 p.m. when hunting hours end at noon. This is to minimize disturbance of nesting hens.
From May 19 through May 31, hunting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset. The all-day season allows more opportunity at the point in the season when hunting pressure is lower and nesting hens are less likely to abandon nests.
During the spring gobbler season, hunters may use manually operated or semi-automatic shotguns limited to a three-shell capacity in the chamber and magazine combined. Muzzleloading shotguns, crossbows and long, recurve and compound bows also are permitted. For a complete list of regulations, consult Page 35 of the Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest.
Pennsylvania hunters again this year are able to purchase a license to harvest a second gobbler in the spring season, but only one gobbler may be taken per day. This license must be purchased no later than May 2 – before the statewide season begins.
The $ 21.70 license ($41.70 for nonresidents) may be purchased online, but cannot be printed at home. Therefore if a hunter expects to need the license early in the season, purchasing it directly from an issuing agent might be better. General hunting licenses purchased online also are sent by mail.
Casalena said the spring gobbler seasons likely can’t come too soon for hunters. Pennsylvania has a strong spring turkey hunting tradition. The state has more spring turkey hunters and boasts higher harvests than all other northeastern states, and Pennsylvania’s youth season harvest exceeds the total spring harvest of some states, she said.
“With the warm temperatures, songbirds returning, emerging wildflowers and mushrooms blooming, spring gobbler season is a wonderful time of year to enjoy Penn’s Woods, and share the experience with others,” Casalena said.
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Pitch Hit and Run
Annual Pitch Hit and Run Competition will be held Saturday, April 26th at the Austin Area School. Registration is from 12:00 PM and the competition will start at 1:00 PM. Rain date is scheduled for Saturday, May 3rd.
Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14. The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running Champions, along with All-Around Champion in each age and gender group will advance to the Sectional Level in Erie, Pa.
All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver.
Any questions, please contact Brooke Shupe @ 647-5314.
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Lighting, lenses and composition are studied in this 4-hour outdoor class which visits several locations around Coudersport. Please bring lenses from wide angle to telephoto, if available. Tripod and polarizing filter are suggested. In addition, bring: camera with fully charged battery and suitable memory card; comfy clothing and shoes suitable for the weather; and water and a bagged lunch.
This class is part of a series of workshops being taught by regional artists including: Jessie Vaughn, Curt Weinhold, Julie Mader, and Rick and Zoë Boni. Thanks to a PPA Grant provided by the PA Council on the Arts, these workshops are being offered at a reduced rate with the goals of raising awareness of the arts in Potter and McKean Counties, and providing those interested in developing or improving their artistic skills with opportunities to do so. These workshops are supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
This class is being taught by local photographer Curt Weinhold and will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Potter County Education Council’s Coudersport office. The cost is $10.00 per person, which covers the cost of materials. To register, visit www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call (814) 274-4877.
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Slain Officer Brian Gregg Has Newtown Street Named For Him In Ceremony Tuesday
Brian Gregg was the son of John & Nancy Gregg of Roulette, PA
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 4:00 pm | Updated: 9:33 pm, Tue Apr 22, 2014.
By Chris English Staff Writer
Bucks County Courier Times
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The Little Nippers will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 23, at 7:00pm, at the Little Nippers' Building on Memorial Drive in Duke Center, Pa. Scheduled for discussion is the current baseball, softball, and tee ball season. All members, prospective members, and the general public are invited to attend.
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Bolivar man charged with sex crime in Wellsville
Regional News Network
Wellsville Police arrested Raymond F. Higby III, age 35 of Bolivar, charging him with Felony Sexual Abuse 1st and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The charges stem from an incident that took place on South Brooklyn Avenue in the Village.
Higby was processed and arraigned before Village Justice O’Connor. Higby was committed to the Allegany County Jail on $10,000.00 bail. Higby is due back in Wellsville Village Court on May 20th at 4:30 pm.
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Fed Colored Heifers: (Core Choice) $149.00 to $156.00
Fed Holsteins: (Choice) to $143.00
Feeders: $135.00 to $175.00
Calves: (Core) $275.00 to $335.00
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DEP North-central Regional Citizens’ Roundtable Celebrates 30th Anniversary
WILLIAMSPORT -- The Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) North-central Regional Citizens’ Roundtable celebrated its 30th anniversary of on-going, transparent community dialogue at Monday evening’s meeting, which featured DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo as the special guest speaker.
“The Corbett administration made the revitalization of the department’s regional roundtables a priority from the very beginning, recognizing the need to openly share important agency information and receive feedback from citizens,” DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo said. “This group, however, needed no revitalization, celebrating 30 years of continual meetings today. I commend them for their dedication and interest in protecting our environment.”
For three decades, the North-central Regional Citizens’ Roundtable has enabled DEP to communicate openly and receive valuable feedback on a wide variety of environmental topics. The roundtable has held 120 consecutive quarterly meetings-in January, April, July and October of each year since its first meeting on April 26, 1984.
“The regional roundtable has been a real success story with regard to the department’s outreach efforts,” DEP North-central Regional Director Marcus Kohl said. “While the membership has changed over the years, the purpose has not—to improve communication and public participation by explaining our different program initiatives and regulations, and answering questions.”
The 19-member group represents environmental and public interest groups, business and industry, government, and academia. The group’s members reside in seven north-central Pennsylvania counties, including Centre, Clinton, Lycoming, Northumberland, Snyder, Tioga and Union.
Elected to serve two-year terms, the roundtable selects a chairperson and a steering committee. Megan Lehman, the current chairperson, represents Lycoming County’s Department of Planning and Community Development.
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Governor Corbett Awards 111 Grants for Environmental Education and Stewardship
HARRISBURG -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced that he is awarding $309,626 in environmental education grants to 111 schools, universities, non-profit organizations and conservation districts across Pennsylvania.
“Each year, these grants are awarded to deserving organizations to educate Pennsylvanians about important environmental issues,” Corbett said. “Their work plays in integral role in the preservation and enhancement of Pennsylvania’s air, land and water.”
Grant recipients will use the funding for various initiatives, including farm field days, summer camps, exploratory learning activities, professional development and explanatory signage along watersheds. Through these initiatives, students, teachers, farmers and others will learn about a variety of environmental issues ranging from pollination, stormwater management and hydroponics in agriculture, to Marcellus Shale and the Chesapeake Bay, among other topics.
“These projects will use proven best management practices to educate Pennsylvanians about their environment,” Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo said. “Funding environmental education initiatives is an important part of fulfilling DEP’s mission.”
The grant program was established by the Environmental Education Act of 1993, which mandates setting aside five percent of the pollution fines and penalties DEP collects annually for environmental education in Pennsylvania.
For more information about environmental education, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click “Environmental Education,” or call 717-772-1828.
Elk County Conservation District - $3,000
McKean County Conservation District - $3,000
Pennsylvania State University - $3,000
Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit 9 & Vo Tech School - $3,000
Warren County Conservation District - $3,000
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Hebron Township Bridge Repairs on
Route 4005 Start May 5
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Route 14 Resurfacing Project in Tioga County Starts April 28
A PennDOT paving crew in Tioga County will begin its paving season along a 2.5-mile section of Route 14 in Union Township next week.
Starting Monday, April 28, the crew will be working on Route 14, from the intersection with Shanty Hollow Road to the Bradford County line.
Traffic will be restricted to a single lane in the work zone, with flaggers controlling traffic flow. Motorists are asked to stay alert and plan extra time for their travels.
The project is expected to be completed in approximately three weeks.
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Former Nazareth and Easton resident shot dead in Potter County, Pa., court papers say
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Governor Corbett Issues Proclamation Celebrating April 22, 2014, as “Earth Day”
|Governor Corbett urges Pennsylvanians to "Pick it up"|
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BUY A $5 RABIES VACCINE FOR YOUR CAT OR DOG--it’s the law!
Sabinsville, PA – Dominion Transmission and Animal Care Sanctuary are hosting a rabies vaccine clinic on Saturday, May 3rd from 10 am to 1pm. Payment is only $5.00 for the one year vaccine. If you have a certificate of proof that your pet has had his/her one year with you, then the vaccine will be marked as a three-year vaccine. Just a collar tag is not sufficient proof to make this occur; we need to see the paperwork from the veterinarian who administered the shot.
Dr. Rusty Sampson is generously donating his time to help with this very important clinic to assure your pets be given the care they deserve. Dominion Transmission has partnered with ACS donating their parking lot, plus employee volunteers who wish to make it a day of animal care advocacy and a fun community outreach event. Dr. Sampson says, “Inoculating your pets against rabies is required by law, and we live in an area with lots of wildlife who can carry it and who can interact with our pets. So keep your pet, and your human family safe.”
“It’s important for our shelter animals to gain visibility and exposure so we may find them forever, loving homes. All proceeds from this vaccine clinic benefit the shelter animals. ACS oversees their well-being, and assures they have a good quality of life while they are in our care. Each animal is one of our own that we love, and we want to extend that feeling through community outreach to all local animal lovers, “said Joan Smith-Reese, executive director for ACS.
Everyone is encouraged to attend the Rabies Clinic at Dominion Transmission Company on Saturday, May 3rd, 5094 Route 349 just south of Westfield, PA, from 10 am to 1 pm. $5/shot. Thank you for your support.
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Animal Care Sanctuary Hosting Car Wash To Benefit Shelter Animals
Wellsboro, PA—Animal Care Sanctuary is hosting a Community Day & Care Wash to raise money for the shelter animals of Tioga County on April 26th from 10 am to 2 pm at
11765 Route 6 in Wellsboro, PA (just across the street from Weis grocery store.)
A suggested donation of $10 will be collected for each car/truck wash. We have strong, animal loving washers who do a great job on tires, so c’mon by! All $$$ is for the animals.
“It’s important for our shelter animals to gain visibility and exposure so we may find them forever, loving homes. These Community Days events, our rabies and microchip clinics, and our low cost spay/neuter Community Care Clinic are just several avenues that can provide revenue for our shelter animals. All proceeds from the clinic, our groom room, as well as adoptions go right back to benefit the shelter animals. ACS oversees their well-being, and assures they have a good quality of life while they are in our care. Each animal is one of our own that we love, and we want to extend that feeling through community outreach to all local animal lovers, “said Joan Smith-Reese, executive director for ACS.
Everyone is encouraged to attend the Community Day & Car Wash at ACS, 11765 Rt. 6 in Wellsboro Saturday, April 26th from 10 am to 2 pm. Raffle tickets for 50/50 drawing, baked goods, hotdogs, soda, and water will be sold. We accept individual pet sponsorships, and donations. Thank you for your support.
In Wellsboro- Adoption Hours: OPEN Tues. thru Sun. 10 AM TO 4 PM
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HIGH FIRE DANGER CONTINUES
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Helen Knapp, 76, of Lawrenceville, PA, died on Tuesday April 22, 2014 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.
She was the wife of Romain Knapp who survives.
Helen was born December 4, 1937 in Mannington, WV, the daughter of the late Stanley and Nellie (Sloan) Dilly.
She was a great mom, who took much joy in taking care of her family.
Helen is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Beth and Larry Hurlburt, Lawrenceville, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, William and Kathy Knapp, Westfield, PA and Terry and Ann Knapp, Tioga, PA; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to Helen’s Life Celebration on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 AM – 12:00 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, “A Life Celebration Home”, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 12:00 PM with the Rev. Robert Shuey officiating. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens.
To share your fondest memories of Helen, visit www.lifecelebration.com.
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