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Shrinking P.O. Causes Panic

Great Bend Borough, a little town of less than 800 souls squeezed in a coil of the Susquehanna River and surrounded by Great Bend Township, seems like it has always had difficulty claiming its own identity. Now the town's post office is shrinking and cutting its hours, and the town's leaders are worried that further cutbacks will eventually erase the town's identity entirely.

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Hazard Mitigation Planning Meeting

The second public meeting to support the development of the Susquehanna County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 7:00 p.m. at the Harford Fire Hall.

A draft of the proposed plan will be distributed to all who attend the meeting. Additionally, the draft plan will be posted to the County’s web site, Copies will be available at the Susquehanna County Council of Governments office, 175 Main Street, New Milford; the Susquehanna County Emergency Management Agency office, 31 Public Avenue, Montrose; the Susquehanna County Commissioner’s office, 11 Maple Avenue, Montrose; the Forest City Public Library, 535 Main Street; and the Susquehanna Borough building, 284 Erie Blvd. Comments on the draft plan will be due by the close of business Monday, May 14. Interested parties may submit comments to Mark Wood, Susquehanna County Emergency Management Agency Director, at 278-4440 (fax) or Any comments received after 5:00 p.m. on May 14 will not be considered.

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