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Calling All Susquehanna Businesses

The SCDA’s Main Street committee is calling on The Susquehanna Business Owners to take advantage of the 50% matching grant money awarded to Susquehanna’s Business District. This FREE MONEY can be used towards the following façade restoration projects: Painting, new widows or doors, signage, building reappointment or awnings.

For example, if a business/building owner chooses to paint all those beautiful storefront details for $400.00, upon completion they would be reimbursed $200.00. The first 3 business/building owners will receive an additional $100.00 reimbursement towards their project. Ever think about replacing those windows or doors, but the cost is prohibitive. Shop around, find your best deal and then have the grant pay for half the project up to $2,500.00 per side, per year. You won’t find a better bargain by waiting, so don’t let this opportunity pass you by!

Susquehanna’s Business District affords some of the most beautiful architecture in the county. We hope that by working together, we can help you to showcase some of the qualities that make the Susquehanna Business district a unique and pleasant place to visit and shop. Applications for the “Main Street” grant were passed out last fall. Now in time for spring projects, extra copies of the applications are available at Reddon’s Pharmacy, People’s National Bank or Pennstar Bank.

This Main Street grant has already paid for the Susquehanna Depot website that is helping to open communication between organizations and entice visitors. Façade funding is at $20,000.00 per year over a four-year period. The second round will be awarded based on the participation and enthusiasm of the business district. When everyone pulls together, even the smallest projects can make such a BIG difference for our downtown. Please feel free to contact me at 853–4640 if you have any questions.


Margaret Biegert

Susquehanna, PA

Fix Our Roads!

What is happening with our roads in Susquehanna County? Are we not getting a fair share of tax money, or is it poor management?

I don’t know about other people but I’m getting tired of playing dodge the potholes and washouts.

Here are some of the roads that could use some “tender loving attention”: Rte. 29 through Montrose to the New York State border; Rte. 706 going toward Rte. 11; Rte. 848 from New Milford toward Harford; Meshoppen Creek Rd. right into Brooklyn; and Snake Hill Rd. from Jackson Four Corners into Thompson (to name a few). This is the second year that these routes have been in poor condition, but I never see anyone working on them.

Susquehanna County is bordered by four counties that experienced the same weather conditions, but they manage to keep their roads in better condition(?).

Montrose is the county seat and I would think that the commissioners would take some pride to see that the roads and streets are in decent condition.

Let’s forget about doing the “band-aid” fix and do the job right in the first place.


Helen B. Zaverton

South Montrose



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