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New Home in Susquehanna County Built by Students

DIMOCK TOWNSHIP — The final touches are being put on a brand new 2,100-square-foot home near Dimock. Everything under the roof wasn’t the work of professionals, but rather future pros — students at Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center. “We started doing the shingles on the roof. Now we’re doing finishing touches on the inside. (It’s) crazy to think of all the things we’ve done,” said junior Dominick Filer. For many of these students, this is their fourth year working […]

Pipeline Project in Susquehanna County on Track

UNION DALE — A natural gas pipeline project has closed part of a popular rail trail in Susquehanna County, but crews believe they will finish the project on time. Dozens of construction workers, big trucks, and machinery are all busy working to finish part of a pipeline project in the Forest City area. UGI, the natural gas company, is adding more capacity to its pipeline that runs right along the D&H Rail Trail all the way to Union Dale, and […]

Woman Sentenced for Mail Fraud

SCRANTON — A bookkeeper will spend six months in jail for stealing tens of thousands of dollars from her employer in Susquehanna County. Joann Palmatier of Great Bend was sentenced on Tuesday in federal court in Scranton. Palmatier was charged with one count of mail fraud. Authorities say she used company checks to pay her own bills while employed by Custom Machining. Investigators said she stole about $95,000 while she was the bookkeeper at the business in Great Bend between 2009 and 2014. […]

State Fines Cabot for Violations in Susquehanna County

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY — A natural gas company in Susquehanna County must pay a $99,000 penalty for air quality violations. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection reached the deal with Cabot Oil and Gas. Cabot admitted to a list of violations including excessive emission rates from several of its well sites and failing to submit complete compliance reports. According to the DEP, the money will go the to the department’s Clean Air Fund, which pays for air quality programs throughout the […]

PA American Water Issues Voluntary Water Use For Six Communities in Susquehanna County

GREAT BEND — If you live in some communities in Susquehanna County, you’re being asked to watch the amount of water you use. It’s an unusual request for this time of year, something that typically happens during the summer months. But Pennsylvania American Water says there is a need for conservation. The next time you’re out dining in Susquehanna County, you may not automatically get a complimentary glass of water when you’re seated. That’s because Pennsylvania American Eater is asking […]

Students Spruce-Up Snow Plows for Safety

DUNMORE — There will some colorful additions to PennDOT plows once the snow hits. A new program challenges students to paint plows to increase awareness on how dangerous they can be while out on the roads. Subjects ranged from the abstract to a soaring eagle and, of course, school pride — all painted and represented on snow plows at a garage in Dunmore. This is part of PennDOT’s first “Paint the Plow” program in our area. “It’s a good way […]

Entire School District Goes Orange for Kindness

PALMYRA TOWNSHIP — While the leaves change colors to bright reds and yellows, orange was the color of the day in part of the Poconos–not in the trees, but people were proudly wearing the color. Nearly every student was wearing orange at Wallenpaupack Area schools on Tuesday. It was part of an effort to spread kindness through a program called Rachel’s Challenge. “It was good to see everyone come together and go towards one common goal,” said sophomore Seth Brown. Brown […]

Brackney Inn Owner Hopes to Rebuild After Fire

BRACKNEY — A popular bar and restaurant near the New York state line has served patrons from New York and Pennsylvania for years, but now that’s on hold. The Brackney Inn has been a staple in Brackney for over a century, but following a fire on Friday that left the place in ruins, the owner is trying to figure out what to do next. Officials say the Brackney Inn went up in flames Friday afternoon on the second floor, where […]

Barbecue Chicken Dinner to Raise Money for Health Clinic

LENOX TOWNSHIP — It was all about cooking up chicken for a cause in Susquehanna County. For just $10, people could get a chicken dinner, take part in a gun raffle, or have a drink or two at Creekside Grove near Lenoxville. It was all to raise money for the Andrew Mazza Foundation, which will plans to open a health care center in Greenville with NEPA Community Health Care. “The support has been overwhelming, and I speak for everyone on […]

Runners, Volunteers Struggle Through Steamtown Marathon Heat

SCRANTON — Runners who took part in the 22nd annual Steamtown Marathon this weekend faced some of the toughest weather conditions in the race’s history.  That made for a busy day for first responders and race volunteers. About 1,500 runners crossed the finish line on Courthouse Square Sunday. The number of finishers was a bit lower this year and marathon officials blame the weather. Finishing a marathon is a big accomplishment any day of the week, but finishers in Sunday’s […]