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County Approves Rail Authority

The Susquehanna County Board of Commissioners has set the wheels in motion for establishing a county rail authority. If all goes according to plan, the authority could be in place within the next three to six months.

At last week’s board meeting, the three commissioners voted unanimously to have the county solicitor take the necessary legal steps to put the county in compliance with the requirements of the Pennsylvania Municipality Authorities Act.

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Susky Considers Main St. Community

At a pubic meeting held on February 26 in Susquehanna, members of the business community met with representatives from Harrisburg to discuss the possibility of Susquehanna entering into the state’s Main Street Community program, where grant funding could be available to revitalize buildings in the main business area.

Mayor Roberta Kelly welcomed all; while waiting for the guest speakers, she outlined several projects "on the drawing board" in Susquehanna. She related that Hal Lucius, a resident of Harpursville, NY, has volunteered to serve as tourism coordinator, working on getting the Rte. 92 corridor from Lenox into New York State declared a scenic byway. All municipalities involved have signed resolutions to participate, with the exception of Oakland Township.

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