Saturday, October 10, 2015
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At 8:07 PM on Saturday, Liberty, Blossburg and Wellsboro ALS have been dispatched to a one vehicle accident on Route 15 South, 2 miles south of the Liberty exit. The vehicle is reported to be over an embankment.
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At 7:38 PM on Saturday, Daggett & Millerton Fire Departments with Erway Ambulance dispatched to 8008 Rt. 549 for a house fire.
A second alarm was requested. Fire is reported on the second floor. Everyone is reported out of the residence.
8:00 PM--FIRE UNDER CONTROL.
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At 6:38 PM on Saturday Bradford City Fire Department was dispatched to 635 Florence St for a grill fire, with exposures.
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At 5:01 PM on Saturday Coudersport Ambulance and Medic 6 were dispatched to Sweden Valley Manor for a medical Emergency.
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At 2:53 PM on Saturday, Friendship & Cuba Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to a one vehicle rollover accident on I-86 Eastbound, east of Friendship exit. One person is reported ejected onto the roadway.
Requesting Mercyflight to scene on I-86.
Initial investigation conducted by the Troop “A” Collision Reconstruction Unit determined that the sole occupant, identified as 66 year old Larry W. Bush of Cheyenne, WY, was operating a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer and traveled across both eastbound lanes and onto the center median. The vehicle then returned to the highway, at which point it overturned and came to rest on the passenger side.
The driver was air lifted to Erie County Medical Center by Mercy Flight where he later died.
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At 1:40 PM on Saturday, Wiscoy-Rossburg Fire Dept., Fillmore Fire Rescue & Ambulance dispatched to County Road 23 for a one vehicle rollover accident with one patient.
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At 11:46 AM on Saturday, Middlebury and Tioga were dispatched to a house fire at 1144 North Road.
At 11:55--2nd Alarm request Wellsboro, Nelson, Lawrenceville, Mansfield and Daggett dispatched.
Command reports heavy smoke from front of building.
1:09 PM--Middlebury Command reports fire out.
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It's Race Day Here at MCR. For the first time in a YEAR!!! RACING RETURNS TO MCR TODAY!!
Pits open at.8am
Grandstand Sales at 11am
Grandstands open for ULTIMATE FAN at 1130
Grandstands open for general admission at Noon
Hot Laps at 1pm. Racing following hot laps
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First Fork Festival at Sinnemahoning State Park
Sinnemahoning - Celebrate all that is special about the history and culture of the First Fork Sinnemahoning Valley at the third annual First Fork Festival at Sinnemahoning State Park on Saturday, October 10th, from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Hosted by Sinnemahoning State Park and the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce, the festival features local authors, artists and artisans showcasing their talents amidst a backdrop of full autumn color in the Pennsylvania Wilds.
Members of the PA Wilds Artisan Trail and other local artists and craftsmen will be displaying local hand-made products, ranging from glass, fiber, wood and stone, to paintings, jewelry, photography, and specialty foods. Festival-goers can watch the artists at work while shopping for gifts or just admiring the local talent. Additional artisan products and Sinnemahoning State Park merchandise will also be available in the Wildlife Center Gift Shop.
This community-focused admission-free event takes place at the Sinnemahoning State Park Office and Wildlife Center, just off Route 872 in Grove Township, on Saturday, October 10th, from 12 noon to 5 PM
For a schedule of festival events or for more information about programs at Sinnemahoning State Park, contact the park office at 814-647-8401 or by email at SinnemahoningSP@pa.gov. An online calendar of events with information on upcoming programs can also be found at www.visitPAparks.com.
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1890 Genesee Hotel Contents Antiques Collectibles - Vintage Popcorn machine - Building Supplies - Oak Flooring - Sign(709 Lots)
- October 30, 2015, 11:30 PM EST Timed Auction
- Genesee, PA, US
- Email: Spears Auction
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Friday, October 9, 2015
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Women are more likely to have premature babies and high-risk pregnancies the more they are exposed to unconventional natural gas development, according to a new study based on more than 10,000 babies born in the shale-gas region of Pennsylvania.
The study, released by Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health on Thursday, found that mothers who lived near the highest levels of gas-industry activity were 40 percent more likely to give birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy than those where the industry was least active.
It concluded that women in the most active sections of the area studied were 30 percent more likely to have pregnancies labeled as high-risk because of factors such as high blood pressure or excessive weight gain.
And it found that, of the 10,946 babies born in the study area between January 2009 and January 2013, 11 percent were born before 37 weeks, classifying them as premature.
The study, based on data from the Geisinger Health System which covers 40 counties in heavily drilled northern and central Pennsylvania, measured gas-industry activity by including the distance to the mother’s home; the dates and durations of well-pad development, drilling and fracking, and the production volume during pregnancy. Read more.....
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1890 Genesee Hotel Contents Antiques Collectibles - Vintage Popcorn machine - Building Supplies - Oak Flooring - Sign(709 Lots)
- October 30, 2015, 11:30 PM EST Timed Auction
- Genesee, PA, US
- Email: Spears Auction
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JKLM ENERGY PROJECT UPDATE, OCTOBER 8178 Water Samples Received to Date; No Additional Detections of MBAS;
All Impacted Water Sources Now
At Trace or Non-Detect Levels for MBAS, Isopropanol and Acetone
WEXFORD, Pa. (Oct. 8) – JKLM Energy, LLC issued the following update to the public regarding the company’s continuing response to the release of drilling chemicals at its Sweden Township, Potter County wellpad. These updates and related information are available at a project-specific website:
As of October 8, 2015, JKLM Energy, LLC has received a total of 178 lab results (117 initial tests, 61 follow-up tests) from water source samples near the Reese Hollow 118 wellpad. Updated results are summarized as follows:
The chart above indicates the total number of water sources sampled and analyzed to date (117), updated to reflect follow-up sampling. It includes results for the presence of methylene blue activated substances (MBAS), analyzed to determine the general presence of soap-like constituents contained in the surfactant that was placed in the wellbore; isopropanol (IPA); and acetone, a constituent expected to be found as isopropanol breaks down in the environment.
A total of five samples were found early in the investigation process with levels of MBAS above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s non-health based secondary standard of 0.5 parts per million (ppm). As cited previously, a single sample was found at Pennsylvania’s Act 2 standard for isopropanol (15 ppm) for residential aquifer use during the same time period. That source now has no detectable quantities of isopropanol. A separate source has shown trace quantities of isopropanol, defined as above the laboratory detection limit, but below Pennsylvania’s Act 2 standard. As previously reported, no samples above the state standard of 33 ppm for acetone have been identified.
The variation in the number of sources identified with trace levels of each constituent over time is expected, as JKLM has sampled multiple sources near the well pad on more than one occasion during the course of the investigation.
JKLM is continuing to work closely with local officials as well as the DEP to limit the release’s impact to the community and restore the local water aquifer to pre-drilling quality. Local residents with questions or who notice a change in their water quality may contact Dean Boorum, JKLM's community liaison, at (814) 598-3960.
The JKLM Community Outreach office is open at 200 N. West St. in Coudersport and will be staffed from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The public is invited to visit the office to talk with project managers, and view maps and related information about the company’s response efforts. JKLM remains committed to its partnership with local residents, as well as to open lines of communication with local and state officials and affected property owners.
JKLM’s next press release will be issued Monday, October 12.
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About JKLM Energy, LLC: JKLM is a privately held oil and gas producer headquartered in Wexford, Pa. The company is conducting operations at locations in Potter County.
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2015 Judy Bolton Weekend
October 9-11 in Coudersport, Pennsylvania
For more info, go to http://www.judybolton.com/
Since 1991, fans have gathered in picturesque Potter County to explore the real life sites that served as inspiration for the Judy Bolton Mystery Series, to discuss the books, and to honor the author, Margaret Sutton (1903-2001). The author was born Rachel Beebe and raised in Odin and Coudersport, Pennsylvania. This year, the Judy Bolton weekend activities include:
Friday, October 9
Meet and greet reception, Chamber of Commerce, 227 North Main Street, Coudersport, PA 16915. Wine and cheese reception honoring the memory of Margaret Sutton and her Judy Bolton books. Buy tickets here for lunch during the Saturday tour.
Farmer's Delight Dinner at a 19th century historic farmhouse built by Margaret Sutton's father and grandfather, $14, advance reservation by October 5, 2015. Dinner cooked on a wood stove is always a feast! Send you check to Ilene Altenheim, 18 McLatchee Hollow Lane, Mina, PA 16915. Last minute? Call her at 814-274-9798 with your name, phone, and number of people attending and pay at the door.
Westgate Motel media/conference room, 307 Route 6 West, Coudersport, PA 16915. Activities include series book sales, an overview of this year's featured book, "THE SECRET OF THE BARRED WINDOW," and presentation of the Susabella Passengers and Friends 2015 Margaret Sutton Writer's Award.
Saturday, October 10
9:00 AM-3:30 PM
Tour of the real Judy Bolton sites. Peg and John Rotello direct this tour which includes brown bag lunch at the Austin School where the students created a Judy Bolton mural. Bring your cameras! See the sites that inspired the series locales such as the dam, the Potter House, the Farringdon-Pett mansion, and Dry Brook Hollow (the author's birthplace). Early October is the perfect time to enjoy Potter County's fall foliage!
Dinner at a local restaurant, to be announced later.
Westgate Inn Conference/Media Room. Series book sales including many hard-to-find treasures! The highlight of the evening will be the Annual Judy Bolton Trivia Contest about "THE SECRET OF THE BARRED WINDOW." Laughter guaranteed!
Sunday, October 11
If you are staying at the Westgate Inn, enjoy the complimentary breakfast and a last chance to visit with Judy Bolton fans.
For reservations at the Westgate Inn, call early (814) 274-0400 www.westgateinn.net, rates $79 single, $82 double per room per night plus tax. Breakfast included.
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He was a graduate of Galeton High School. Frank was a US Army Combat Veteran of WWII having served in the European theater, and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a mail carrier in Galeton for over 30 years and a member of the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines, PA.
He loved spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed fishing and hunting in his younger years.
Surviving are two sons, David F. Hinman, Galeton and Donald F. Hinman, Wellsboro, PA; six granddaughters, Lauren and Lindsey Hinman, Wellsboro, Jessica Hurrle, Edinboro, PA, Gina and Rachel Hinman, both of Northampton, PA, and Victoria Hinman, San Antonio, TX,; three great grandchildren, Gabrielle Hurrle, Jayden Jones, and Gavin Dearborn; a sister, Ardoth (Richard) Hall, Elkland, PA; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Frank was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Lois Gordnier Hinman, and a brother, Keith Hinman.
Friends may call on Monday, October 12, 2015 from 1:00-2:00PM at the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church. A Funeral Service will follow at 2:00PM with the Rev. Skeet Keaton officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the Potter County Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, Rte. 6, Gaines, PA 16921.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.
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HARRISBURG – This week, Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) was awarded the Pink Ribbon Award by the PA Breast Cancer Coalition for his support of the Breast Density Notification Act, which was signed into law last year, as well as his authorship of the oral chemo parity legislation.
“I consider it a privilege to be able to support legislative efforts that support women’s health and the health of all Pennsylvanians,” said Baker, chairman of the House Health Committee. “The work the PA Breast Cancer Coalition is doing is extraordinary and has made a difference in so many lives. I was truly honored and humbled to accept the Pink Ribbon Award, which I dedicate to my sister-in-law, who has had a long battle with breast cancer.”
The Breast Density Notification Act requires FDA facilities to provide patients with information regarding their breast density, including recommendations to contact the referring physician should the patient have questions or wish to discuss the report.
Baker’s oral chemo parity legislation would help address the cost disparity between intravenous and oral anticancer treatments. The legislation, House Bill 60, has passed the House and is currently awaiting consideration in the Senate.
The Pink Ribbon Award is the organization’s highest honor.
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Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Game Commission stress need for awareness.
While Pennsylvania has not yet been impacted by the high path avian influenza (HPAI), state officials continue emphasizing the need for vigilance against the deadly poultry disease. Officials from the state Department of Agriculture and the Game Commission are ensuring hunters understand the seriousness of this virus and know the signs to look for when out this hunting season.
“We understand the importance of hunting here in Pennsylvania and don’t want to discourage anyone from enjoying this recreational pastime,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “However, we want hunters to be aware of the signs of HPAI. If any hunters were to come in contact with an infected bird, we’d want them to know the signs to minimize the spread of the virus.”
Avian influenza or bird flu is a respiratory disease of birds caused by an influenza Type-A virus. The virus can infect poultry including chicken, ducks, quail, pheasants, guinea, fowl and turkeys as well as some wild bird species such as ducks, swans and geese. The high path strain, which is extremely infectious and spreads rapidly, is often fatal to domestic poultry.
Signs of HPAI in poultry include: sudden death, marked loss of appetite, reduced feed consumption, cessation of normal flock vocalization, drops in egg production, depression, coughing, nasal and ocular discharge, swollen face, cyanosis of comb/wattles, diarrhea (often green in color), and nervous signs such as paralysis. Historically, HPAI in wild birds has been very rare; however, the H5 HPAI virus strains that circulated in North American wild and domestic birds last winter and spring caused disease in certain species of waterfowl and raptors. For waterfowl, HPAI virus infection in ducks is usually asymptomatic, whereas geese are more likely to show signs of disease.
Hunters are asked to follow these tips when handling their harvested birds:
· Dress your wild birds in the field whenever possible.
· If you must dress wild birds at home, clean them in an area poultry and pet birds cannot access.
· Do not eat, drink or smoke while cleaning wild birds.
· Wear rubber gloves while cleaning wild birds or cleaning bird feeders.
· Wash hands with soap and water immediately after handling wild birds or cleaning bird feeders. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol wipes.
· Wash all tools and work surfaces with soap and water. Then disinfect them.
· Double bag the internal organs and feathers. Tie the inner bag, and be sure to take off your gloves and leave them in the outer bag before tying it closed. Dispose of the bag with trash to ensure it ends up in a landfill.
· Avoid cross-contamination. Keep uncooked game in a separate container away from cooked or ready-to-eat foods.
· Cook game meat thoroughly; poultry should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit to kill disease organisms and parasites.
“The threat of this virus is very real, and the consequences could be devastating to our state. It is important for everyone to help us keep Pennsylvania safe,” Redding reiterated.
Hunters are also encouraged to follow the below biosecurity measures to help prevent any possible movement or introduction of HPAI into a poultry flock:
· Do not harvest or handle wild birds that are obviously sick or found dead.
· Avoid entering a poultry premises for at least 72 hours after hunting or walking in waterfowl or gamebird habitats.
· Always shower between any exposure to wildlife or wildlife habitat and having contact with poultry, especially entrance onto a poultry facility.
· Always wear clean clothing onto a poultry premises.
· Never wear hunting or walking shoes that were in waterfowl or other game bird areas onto a poultry premises (even under plastic booties, unless they have been cleaned and disinfected).
· Never wear hunting clothes (coats, hats, shoes, boots, gloves, coveralls, shirts, pants, waders, gaiters, etc.) on a poultry farm.
· Never take hunting or other outdoor gear (knives, saws, GPS units, cameras, backpacks, water bottles, lunchboxes, cellphones, guns, bows, fishing poles, etc.) onto poultry premises.
· Never take a vehicle onto a poultry premise that was driven in waterfowl or game bird habitats or used by hunters/hikers unless it has been cleaned and disinfected inside and outside.
Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough urged hunters to follow all recommendations regarding the handling of harvested game birds and waterfowl, and to do their part to remain vigilant against HPAI. HPAI poses threats to both domestic poultry and wild birds, meaning the more than 200,000 ring-necked pheasants raised each year for release on public hunting grounds also are at risk if the virus is introduced into Pennsylvania.
“Because of the time they spend in the field, observing and hunting migratory birds and other wildlife, hunters very much are on the front lines when it comes to protecting Pennsylvania from high path avian influenza,” Hough said. “We all remain hopeful the virus won’t show up here, but if it does, we are prepared to react and react quickly.
“Hunters need to educate themselves to know the clinical signs of HPAI, and employ safe practices in handling wild birds they harvest,” Hough said. “We all are in this together.”
While HPAI has not yet been identified in Pennsylvania, Hough said the state’s hunters could be affected if it turns up here. Access likely would be prohibited to areas or facilities associated with the virus, due to biosecurity needs. As always, it’s important for hunters to know where they’re hunting. And for those hunting on private land, particularly farms with poultry, hunters are urged to contact the landowners to make sure they still allow hunting on their property.
For more information about avian influenza, visit the department’s website at www.agriculture.pa.gov or the United States Department of Agriculture’s website at www.usda.gov. For more information about hunting in Pennsylvania, visit the Game Commission website at www.pgc.state.pa.us.
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October 9, 2015
Thompson Praises Federal Court Decision to Block Harmful “Waters of the United States” Rule
Washington, DC – Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) today lauded a federal court decision to stop, nationwide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulatory action, entitled the Waters of the United States (WOTUS), which drastically expands the federal jurisdiction over state waters. The stay will remain in place until the court issues its final ruling.
A previous federal court injunction had placed a stay upon the rule in states that had active lawsuits against the EPA, until the resolution of those cases. In all other states, WOTUS took effect in late August. Thompson issued the following statement on today’s court order:
“It was troubling that despite strong bipartisan concerns from Pennsylvania’s members of Congress, the state did not take the necessary steps to oppose this federal overreach. Today’s ruling is a step in the right direction, which will stave off a real threat to the Commonwealth’s economy. This ruling reaffirms the successes under the Clean Water Act and the intent behind the law.
“WOTUS subjects a wide range of economic activity to federal permitting, including farming, flood control, energy production and infrastructure projects. Under the rule, private land owners could pay more than $100,000 in permits for routine maintenance activities in ditches and on-site ponds. The rule would also trigger additional environmental reviews, which could extend projects for years, adding unnecessary costs for landowners, businesses, and local governments without tangible environmental benefits.”
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Former Bubble Gum Factory Now YMCA Bringing
Healthy Benefits for Havertown Community
PHILADELPHIA (October 9, 2015) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin presented the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA and its Vice President of Facilities, Michael Troupe, with a 2015 Excellence in Site Reuse Award.
EPA established the Excellence in Site Reuse award to recognize those who have created extraordinary results in revitalizing and reusing formerly contaminated sites. This EPA Regional award recognizes the efforts leading to the exceptional redevelopment of a major portion of the Havertown PCP Superfund Site into a community YMCA, providing a recreational space and family-friendly programs for Haverford residents.
“The Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA, under the leadership of Michael Troupe, is a safe, healthy and beautiful community asset,” said EPA’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin. “Innovative and beneficial reuse of Superfund sites, such as this one, supports economic growth and a more sustainable community.”
Since 2010, a portion of the Havertown PCP Superfund Site has been transformed from an abandoned building to a visually stunning $22.5 million, 75,000-square foot recreational facility.
While EPA’s remedy for the site was being selected, the YMCA, working with the Township of Haverford, proposed to redevelop a portion of the Superfund site.
The Haverford Area YMCA is built on property on which a former Bubble Gum Factory existed. The Bubble Gum Factory was adjacent to the former industrial National Wood Preservers property whose processes contaminated both soil and groundwater that are currently being addressed by EPA’s Superfund program.
The YMCA has taken precautionary measures by installing a state-of-the-art vapor intrusion protection system to fully protect its facility and members, and prevent any potentially harmful vapors from contaminated groundwater from entering the building.
In addition to putting the land into positive reuse, the YMCA built in sustainability features: LED exterior lighting; a rain recovery system for lawn and plant irrigation; and, the lobby and hallways built with ‘green’ recycled floor material.
Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA network is one of the fastest growing YMCA networks in the country with 20 locations. That network includes the Haverford Area YMCA, which employs up to 400 people throughout the year and serves over 24,500 members. To date, this YMCA has taught more than 14,000 people how to swim and enrolled over 33,000 people in their various programs.
For more information about the Haverford Area YMCA, visit: http://philaymca.org/locations/haverford/
For more information about Havertown PCP Superfund Site visit: http://www.epa.gov/reg3hwmd/npl/PAD002338010.htm
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Technical Staff SGT David Allen Crawford
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Born March 31, 1954 in Binghamton, NY, he was a son of the late Theron Crawford and Della McNeil.
He was a 1972 graduate of Bradford Area High School. He also attended Cornell University.
|US Air Force|
He is survived by his brother, Terry Crawford of Sidney Center, NY; three sisters, Judy Kemick, Cheryl Thomas and Laurie Ostrander, all of Bradford; four nephews and two nieces.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Crawford.
Funeral services, with full military honors, will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. at a later date.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
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HARRISBURG - More than $1 million in grant funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund will benefit organizations and area projects in Bradford and Tioga counties, announced state Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter).
“This grant funding will be used for restoration, conservation and environmental projects that will improve our local watersheds and have far-reaching benefits by helping to enhance water quality in the Chesapeake Bay,” said Baker. “This is a substantial amount of funding that will help these projects leverage matching funds and move these important and comprehensive projects forward.”
Funding is being awarded through the Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction (INSR) grant program and the Small Watershed Grant (SWG) program.
The INSR program provides grants to innovative and cost-effective projects that reduce or eliminate the flow of nitrogen, phosphorous and sediment pollution into local waterways. The SWG program provides grants to organizations and municipal governments that are working to improve the condition of their local watersheds through on-the-ground restoration, habitat conservation and community engagement.
The grants are as follows:
Tioga County Soil and Water Conservation District (Pennsylvania/New York): $317,895
Tioga County Conservation District (Pennsylvania/New York): $199,291
Bradford County Conservation District: $450,000
Bradford County Conservation District: $132,875
For more information about the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund, including a full list of this year’s awardees, visit www.nfwf.org/chesapeake.
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Today, Sweden Valley Manor participated in Martin Causer’s Senior Expo held at the Roulette Fire Hall.
Each participant learned about services offered at the Manor while playing Monopoly. The theme of the morning was “Everyone is a winner at Sweden Valley Manor” and “Don’t take a chance with your post-hospitalization: choose Sweden Valley Manor”.
The Monopoly Woman, our very own administrator, Micki Elliott, gave out money bags, dice and fortune cookies as prizes.
We want to thank everyone that stopped by our table today.
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10/9/15 Today shortly after 10:00 hours Station 9 was dispatched to Rock City Rd near the intersection of Fullerton Rd for a tree down blocking traffic. Chief 930 (J Rettger), E-91 and 971 (T Strait) responded. Units arrived on scene to find a medium size tree blocking one lane of traffic. A crew from Penndot arrived on scene shortly after. With the assistance from Penndot crews quickly cut the tree out of the road and removed all debris. Units cleared and returned within an hour.
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|North Sea Gas bandsmen are: (from left to right) Ronnie MacDonald, Dave Gilfillan and Grant Simpson.|
WELLSBORO, PA—On Sunday, Oct .18, at 7:30 p.m., North Sea Gas, a Scottish folk band, is returning to perform at the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. They had previously given concerts at the Deane Center in 2012 and 2013.
This will be the second concert of the Wellsboro Community Concert Association’s 2015-16 season. The association in cooperation with the Deane Center is presenting this show.
Dave Gilfillan founded North Sea Gas in 1980. Ronnie MacDonald joined the group in 2002 and Grant Simpson in 2006. All three of these multi-instrumentalists are from Edinburgh, Scotland and sing three-part harmonies.
Gilfillan plays guitar, banjo, mandola, bodhran, foot drum, harmonica and whistle. MacDonald plays guitar and bouzouki and Simpson plays fiddle, guitar, bouzouki and mandola.
Add to that their sense of on-stage fun and tongue-in-cheek humor and it is easy to understand why North Sea Gas is appreciated all over the world by audiences of all ages.
During its 35-year history, North Sea Gas has recorded 17 albums and is constantly adding new material. Their newest CD, “Fire in the Glen” was released in Europe this July and in the United States and Canada this September.
During their concert in Wellsboro, the North Sea Gas threesome will be performing songs from “Fire in the Glen” and a cross-section of favorites from their other recordings. The band’s concerts consist of traditional, contemporary and self-penned music, all put together in a style all their own. With gold and silver disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association, the band’s shows consistently sell out at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
North Sea Gas has been on tour since Sept. 10.The 37-show tour began with four performances in Canada and will end on Oct. 18 with their show in Wellsboro.
The group regularly tours Scotland, the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria and other destinations and makes TV and radio appearances on both sides of the Atlantic.
The price at the door for adults is $20, $5 for students with student ID cards and free for children 12 and under who are accompanied by a paying adult. For tickets or information about the Wellsboro Community Concert Association's $60 adult subscription, visit www.wellsborocca.org or call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220 or stop in at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.
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October 9, 2015
Thompson’s Committee Investigates Cost of Wildfires
U.S. Forest Service Chief, Expert Witnesses Provide Testimony
Washington, DC – Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry, on Thursday led a House Agriculture hearing to review the 2015 fire season and long-term trends in forestry across the nation. Appearing before the panel was U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell, followed by several expert witnesses from the private sector.
“Since the 1990s, the average number of national forest acres burned every year has doubled, reaching nine million acres this year alone. It is no coincidence that during the same time period, the timber harvested from federal lands has gone from more than 10 billion board feet to less than two billion board feet per year,” Thompson said.
“The loss of forested lands, combined with the high cost of fighting wildfires upon human life and capital, will continue to increase unless we develop comprehensive solutions on how to best manage forests. In order to reverse the growing trend of devastating fires and unhealthy forests, the Forest Service needs to harvest more timber, better manage these assets and utilize all the tools Congress has given them,” Thompson continued.
In 2015, the U.S. Forest Service has spent $1.7 billion fighting wildfires, which includes $450 million transferred from other budgeted items. These transfers deprive accounts reserved for timber harvesting and salvage logging, recreational activities, grants to states, and even funding for fire prevention and suppression activities.
“Adequate timber harvests are necessary to healthy national forests, including the Allegheny National Forest,” Thompson added. “In addition to harvesting timber, mechanical thinning and prescribed fires are active management practices that will prevent our national forests from further becoming fire-prone tinder boxes.”
Witnesses before the Subcommittee provided testimony, which supported an variety of legislative solutions:
· The Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015, (H.R. 2647), which passed the House and will address the consequences of catastrophic wildfire, invasive species and disease infestation. In addition, the legislation will return resilience and proper management to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands.
· The 2014 Farm Bill, (H.R. 2642), which includes funding for projects including forest thinning and efforts to combat invasive insects which leave forests susceptible to wildfires.
· The Wildfire Disaster Funding Act, (H.R. 167), which would end the cycle of borrowing from important forestry programs by the U.S. Forest Service. The legislation would treat wildfires as natural disasters, funded through the normal budgeting and appropriations process.
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