Big Boom In Canton

Friday June 25, 2010 Folks who were in downtown Canton around 11:20 on Thursday morning, June 17 heard a "big boom." It may have sounded like dynamite but there was no dust cloud or smoke. Turned out the big noise was from a dump truck on Sullivan Street that suffered two blown tires, apparently when a sharp piece of the truck came off. The Canton Police, Fire Department, and Western Alliance responded, and traffic ...
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June 30 Is Last Day To Pay Real Estate Taxes

Friday June 25, 2010 Richard Segur, Canton Borough Tax Collector, reminds all Canton Borough residents that ALL 2010 County and Borough Real Estate Taxes are to be paid by June 30. Also the 2010 Occupation Taxes are due at the same time. If you pay before June 30, you will avoid the penalty charged. This reminder is also for all township residents. After this date, all taxes will have the penalty charged....
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CASD Board Approves Budget; No Tax Hike; $65,000 In Cuts To Be Made

Friday June 25, 2010 Motion To Restore Library Funds Is Defeated The Canton Area School District Board of Education met on June 17 with Vice-President Dennis Sourbeer conducting the meeting in the absence of President Duane Castle. Other directors present were Jared WIlcox, Don Brown, Tom Wright, Gary Black, Harold Hopkins, Patsy Shaffer and Judy Sourbeer. Other school officials present were Superintendent of Schoo...
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Canton War Memorial Pool Will Not Open This Season

Friday June 25, 2010 Renovation Project To Have Early Start The Canton Area Recreation Association, after consultation with the Canton Borough Council, has taken stock of the present situation and has decided that it is in the long-term best interests of the pool to remained closed for this summer. Canton Borough has been awarded a Community Development Block Grant through the Bradford County Commissioners. That m...
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Canton Firemen's Fair To Be Held July 6-10

Friday June 25, 2010 The Canton Volunteer Fire Department will be holding their annual fireman's fair Tuesday July 6th - Saturday July 10th. Come out and see all the new additions to this years fair. Wrist bands will be used again this year. Cost of wrist bands are $4 non rider and $6 for all the riding you can handle. The firemen will be giving away a boys and girls bicycle on Saturday night after the fireworks. To ...
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Floral Fancies Art Exhibit To Be Held At Manley-Bohlayer

Friday June 25, 2010 Everything is coming up flowers at the Manley/Bohlayer Heritage Farm in East Canton on Saturday July 24th and Sunday July 25th from noon to 4:00 PM. Rekindle the Spirit, Inc. along with the Canton Garden Club is sponsoring an all-floral themed art exhibit plus watercolor demonstrations, live music, information booths and sales of the artists’ works and other flower related items. The 16 artists w...
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River Otter Spotted In Alba

Friday June 25, 2010 Our outdoor writer Jim Collins dropped into our office to report that he and his wife Linda Marie saw a river otter walking through Alba Borough on June 17....
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Borough Council Promotes Police Officer; Center Street Speed Limit To Be Lowered To 25mph

Friday June 25, 2010 Four-Way Stop Denied At a June 21 continuation of its June 14 meeting, Canton Borough Council voted to make Officer Michael Wright a full-time officer and promote him to Sergeant. Present at the meeting were Council President Ken Robertson and Councilors Alfonse Ciaccio, Eric Anderson, Kurt Bastion and Jason Robertson, along with Mayor John Vineski, Police Chief Doug Seeley and Administrator A...
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A Writing Marathon In Canton

Friday June 25, 2010 The Friends of the Green Free Library have organized a Writing Marathon in Canton, July 10 from 10 am-noon (rain or shine). The writing group will start at the Green Free Library, and, will split up into groups for a small walking tour and writing time around Canton. Make sure that you wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a pen, paper, and an open mind. Also, you may want to bring an umbrell...
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Farmers' Market In Main Street Park

Friday June 25, 2010 June 19 was clear, bright and sunny and five vendors set up for business in the Canton Farmers' Market. This year's "regulars" were on hand - the ladies from Country Delights with delicious pies, bread and baked goods and fresh strawberries; Arla and Ken Moyer with dishcloths, towels and pot holders and tissue box covers; Katrina Row, with eggs; and back for the second week were Connie and Elnor...
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LeRoy Community Association Old Home Day To Be Held July 3

Friday June 25, 2010 LeRoy Old Home Day on Saturday, July 3 will feature Pig Roast or Chicken Barbecue dinners. The aroma of roast pork and the barbecuing of the chickens will fill the air as race participants are registering for the 5K Race/Walk. Registration is from 9 to 9:45 am with the race to start at 10 am. The golf "Closest to the Pin" contest, under the direction of Ned Whitehead will start at 9:30 am and Ed...
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Visitors At Board Meeting Make Appeal For Certified Nurse

Friday June 25, 2010 Four speakers at the June 17 meeting of the Canton School Board asked that Elementary Health Care Assistant Brandy Heatley be promoted to Certified Nurse. Under the visitor comments part of the meeting, High School Nurse Debbra Keppler told the school directors that many of the students in the elementary school have medical issues. She distributed information to the board concerning the role pla...
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Administrators Report To Canton School Board

Friday June 25, 2010 The administrators of the Canton Area School District gave reports at the June meeting of the Canton Area School District Board of Education. Superintendent of Schools Matt Gordon commended the staff, the administration and the students for the many successful end of the school year activities. "We had a very good sixth grade commencement." He said that the students who attended the Alumni Banqu...
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Jerry May Earns Melvin Jones Award At Troy Lions Meeting

Friday June 25, 2010 George Yearick was master of ceremonies at the annual Troy Lions Club meeting held at the Troy Vets Club, last week. Mr. Yearick had the privilege of announcing that Jerry May has received the Melvin Jones Award, which is the top award a member of any Lions Club can earn. Mr. May, who is pictured with his father in the photo above, was very appreciative of the honor and very surprised. His father...
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Jerome Wynne Honored For Years of Driving School Bus For Canton Schools

Friday June 25, 2010 Jerome Wynne, in the center, is pictured holding the plaque he received from the Canton Area School District for his 50 years of safe driving in a school bus. Mr. Wynne also wanted his fellow employees, Connie Smith on the left and Barb Machmer on the right to be acknowledged. Mrs. Smith has driven for 35 years and Mrs. Machmer for 10, giving Wynne's Transportation and Service Inc. over 95 years ...
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Millie Ethel Norman Bassett, 92

Friday June 25, 2010 On June 20, 2010, Millie Ethel Norman Bassett, 92, of Canton, left her earthly home to join her beloved husband Wendell in their heavenly home. “Millie”, as she was known to her family and friends, was born on May 18, 1918 in Blossburg, a daughter of Philip and Ethel (Davis) Norman. She attended Blossburg High School and Mansfield College. Millie married Wendell Bassett on September 16, 1936. To...
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Dilworth Duran "Ranny" Isenberg, 66

Friday June 25, 2010 Dilworth Duran Isenberg Dilworth Duran "Ranny" Isenberg, age 66, of Manassas, Virginia died Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Virginia. Mr. Isenberg was born April 5, 1944, son of the late Arthur V. and Mary E. (Davis) Isenberg. He was a member of Antioch Church of Christ; a member of PWPN Marketing Group; a member of NOVA ASHI and a member of ASHI. He was also p...
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Editorial: Missing the Point

By: John ShafferFriday June 25, 2010 Texas Republican Congressman Joe Barton created a firestorm when he apologized to BP for what he termed "a shakedown" by President Obama. The Congressman's remarks were inappropriate in the forum he chose, but when read in their entirety they had some valid points; but he made two fundamental errors: 1) Do not apologize for the actions or behavior of someone else (except perhaps a close family m...
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Canton Borough Council Discusses Police And Pool

Friday June 18, 2010 Canton Borough Council met on June 14 with President Ken Robertson and Councilors Roger Tracey, Alfonse Ciaccio, Sheila Riggs, Eric Anderson, Jason Robertson and Kurt Bastion, along with Mayor John Vineski, Administrator Amy Seeley, Police Chief Doug Seeley, Street Foreman George Jennings, and Solicitor Matthew Brann. There was an audience of eight. Three of the visitors were from the Canton Are...
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Leak Forces Closure Of War Memorial Pool

Friday June 18, 2010 As reported in last week's edition, a major leak has delayed the opening of the Canton War Memorial Pool. The leak was discovered on May 8 when the pool was being filled. The water level dropped nearly a foot on Tuesday evening and had dropped another two feet by Friday with the water level an inch or so above the ...
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Moo-Stock Featuring Cow Pie Bingo

Friday June 18, 2010 In Memory of Lisa McMurray Myers & Bill Blaney On July 17, 2010 the first annual Moo-Stock will be held at the McMurray Farm on McMurray Road in Canton. Moo-Stock will feature Cow-Pie Bingo. The event starts at noon with the cow appearance at 1:00 pm. The idea of Cow Pie Bingo is to have a grid on a field and numbered squares. The person’s ticket number that matches where the ‘cow pie’ lands ...
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Annual Dairy Parade And Activities To Be Held In Dushore

Friday June 18, 2010 Dushore will be the place to be on Saturday, June 19 at 7:00 pm when the annual June Dairy Parade will take place. The Dushore Vol. Fire Association and June Dairy Committee cooperate to host the event. To participate with a float or marching group please contact Sullivan County Cooperative Extension Office at 928 8941 for information. The theme this year is "Dairy - The Multichoice". Those of y...
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Farmers' Market In Main Street Park

Friday June 18, 2010 There were three booths at the Canton Farmers' Market on June 12. The weather was bright and sunny and folks enjoyed the passing parade of old tractors as well. Two of the vendors were back from last week: Arla and Ken Moyer sold tissue box covers, dishcloths, towels and pot holders and the ladies from Country Delights had their usual pies, bread and baked goods and fresh strawberries. The third...
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Wine Making In Bradford County To Be Held June 23

Friday June 18, 2010 Sponsored by the Friends of the Green Free Library, a "Wine Making in Bradford County" event will be held on June 23 at 7 pm. Jeff Homer, owner of Grovedale Winery in Wyalusing, will give a talk about the history of his winery, how wine is produced and how to pair wine with different foods. There also will be a wine tasting, and everyone in attendance will have a chance to win the door prize (a...
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Joel Ciaccio To Perform With U.S. Army Field Band

Friday June 18, 2010 Former Canton resident and star musician, Staff Sergeant Joel Ciaccio, will be performing in a free concert at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport, with the United States Army Band. The event will take place on June 24 at 7:30. The Soldiers Chorus will be performing with the band. All area residents are encouraged to come out and support these fine musicians....
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Fatal Accident In Franklin Township

Friday June 18, 2010 Gloria Morse, 66, from RR 1 Monroeton, was killed when the 2000 Buick LeSabre she was operating crashed into the Franklindale Christian Church at 1:43 pm on June 10. State Police report that the vehicle was traveling east on Route 414 when it drifted into the westbound lane. The driver over-corrected by steering to the right. The vehicle went out of control, traveled off the south berm, traveled...
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Two Perish In Fox Township Accident

Friday June 18, 2010 A two-vehicle accident in Wheelerville claimed the lives of two men from Shunk, Jeremiah Hartford, 26, and John Norton, 40. Police report that neither man was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. Hanna Flannery, 29, of Daindridge, TN, a passenger in the Norton vehicle, was wearing a seatbelt and sustained moderate injuries. The accident occurred at about 1:25 pm on Monday, June 14. ...
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Wine and Cheese Festival Announces Entertainment

Friday June 18, 2010 The Canton Wine & Cheese Festival committee is pleased and privileged to announce their featured entertainment for the June 26th event. Talented local and area musicians will be participating in this highly anticipated inaugural event. The Alfonse Ciaccio Trio will kick off the festival by performing several jazz numbers from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mr. Ciaccio’s lifelong pursuit in the perfect...
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Rialto Theatre Open Daily This Summer

Friday June 18, 2010 Beginning Friday, June 11 and continuing until the school districts begin again in the month of August, the Rialto Theatre in Canton plans to be open daily. Showings are to be daily at 7:00 pm with 9:00 pm shows on Friday and Saturday weekly possibilities, too. Matinees are to be at 2:00 pm, Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday. The plans are to have two motion pictures each week if possible. Come a...
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Endless Mountain Music Festival Concert To Be Held At Manley-Bohlayer

Friday June 18, 2010 Rekindle the Spirit, Inc. is very happy to announce that the Manley-Bohlayer Farm will again be a venue for one of the Endless Mountain Music Festival concerts. The 2010 concert will be held August 9 at 7:30 p.m. Liz Landon will be performing again this year with members of the Endless Mountain Music Festival orchestra. Plans for the evening are still in progress but tickets are now available. T...
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LeRoy Community Association Planning For Old Home Day

Friday June 18, 2010 For over 60 years friends and neighbors, both current and former, have been coming together to celebrate Old Home Day in the village of LeRoy. This year's celebration will be held on July 3 and will feature an old-fashioned pig roast and chicken barbecue, new this year! In addition to great food, there will be events for all ages: A 5K run/walk, under the direction of Brittany Walker; badminton ...
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Canton Township Holds June Meeting

Friday June 18, 2010 The Canton Township Board of Supervisors held its June meeting with Chairman Gary Ferguson and Supervisors Jasper Smith and Mark McMurray. Others at the meeting were Road Foreman Bob Petrowski and Tax Collector Michelle Deeghan and Warren Knapp of PennDOT. Under the code enforcement report, considerable clean-up has taken place at the Navone property. June 30 is the deadline for the owners of a ...
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Canton Borough Authority Holds June Meeting

Friday June 18, 2010 The Canton Borough Authority Board of Directors held its June meeting with Chairman David Zimmer and directors Brian Landon, Frank Watson, Steve Williams and Jeff Cole and Manager Les Hilfiger. The minutes of the May meetings were approved and the directors approved the payroll and invoices for May. The directors voted to abate sewer charges of $56.00 on 9,800 gallons of water that leaked in th...
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Troy Fair Offers Great Value For 135th Troy Fair July 26-31

Friday June 18, 2010 New this year The Troy Fair is offering a Pay One Price For only $7.00! Children under 3 are still free! The $7.00 includes admission to the fair, all the on grounds entertainment, the rides and the fun house! Plus Free parking! No more paying extra for your family to ride the rides they will be able to ride all day for the one great price of $7.00 at the gate. This is a value too great to miss! ...
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Canton Fire Board Holds June Meeting

Friday June 18, 2010 The Canton Fire Department board of directors held its June meeting with Vice-President Brian Wibirt presiding. Others present were Fire Chief Kim Jennings, Deputy Chief J. Scott May, Treasurer Jodie Bardo, Secretary Sherry Miller, and municipal representatives Dale Jackson, Mark McMuray and Roger Tracey. The minutes were approved and the directors voted to pay bills totaling $$11,058,26, includ...
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Troy Township Discusses Road Use And Paving

Friday June 18, 2010 A meeting of the Troy Township Supervisors was held on June 14 with supervisors Terrry Lutz, Don Jenkins and Jason Wilcox in attendance. Ron Spalding was a visitor and asked the supervisors if there is a way taxes on his road would be less due to the fact that it is a dirt road not a paved one. The supervisors could not answer the question and asked Township Secretary Lonna Bly to seek out the an...
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Armenia Township Votes To Purchase Truck

Friday June 18, 2010 The Armenia Township Board of Supervisors held their June 8 meeting at the Covert Church Annex with Supervisors Bill Cole, Leon Putnam and Wayne Morgan; Secretary Mallory Babcock, Permit Officer/Tax Collector Tina Avants, and guests Charles Babcock, Daniel Bastion, Bob and Sheila Folkrod, Matt Riel, Terry Sheets, Abby Werlock and Ray Hunsicker Mrs. Babcock asked that the Road Crew be commended f...
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Canton Lions Club Holds Golf Tournament

By: Roman ShumanFriday June 18, 2010 The Canton Lions Club’s 21st Annual John Huntley Memorial Golf Tourney was held at the Corey Creek Golf Course on Sunday May 16th. The event was a huge success. Mother Nature finally cooperated with us after three years of bad weather. Because of the fine weather and competitive fun, a good time was had by all. The Lions Club would like to thank all the patrons and sponsors of the tournament. Th...
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Katie Pratt Named Player Of The Year

Friday June 18, 2010 Katie Pratt, a Troy Softball star was named NTL Player of the Year and also was named the Pitcher of the Year for the NTL. Katie will continue to be on the mound when she attends classes at Mansfield University in the fall....
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Honor Rolls Announced For Canton High School

Friday June 18, 2010 The Fourth Period Honor Roll at Canton Area Junior-Senior High School has been announced: FIRST HONOR ROLL GRADE 7 David Bartlett, Cassidy Bellows, Theron Binford, John Bowman, Trisha Brown, Travis Butcher, Mariah Castle, Rachelle Clonch, Jackie DelJanovan, Michael Ditzel, Rachel Filling, Brennan Gleckner, Abigail Herman, Pearl Hess, Trisha Machmer, Dylan Marbaker, Michael May, Caitlin McFall,...
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Jeremiah J. Hartford, 26

Friday June 18, 2010 Jeremiah J. Hartford of Shunk passed away on Monday, June 14, 2010 from injuries received in an automobile accident. The son of Kent and Rosa (Hunter) Hartford, he was 26 years old. In addition to his parents he is survived by his three year old son, Athan, who was the world to Jeremiah, grandparents; Neva and Lawrence Hartford of Shunk and Minnie Hunter of Ralston, sisters and brothers; Kimberl...
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Gloria E. Morse, 66

Friday June 18, 2010 On the afternoon of June 10, 2010, Gloria Evelyn (Hardenburg) Morse of Monroeton suddenly passed away as a result of a motor vehicle accident. She was 66 years of age. Born April 27, 1944 in Flemington, NJ, she was the daughter of LeRoy and Evelyn (Vliet) Hardenburg. Growing up in a farming community led Gloria to become active in 4-H, and later, the Grange. She loved the agricultural profession...
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John W. Norton, 40

Friday June 18, 2010 John W. Norton, 40, of Shunk, passed away resulting from an automobile accident on Monday, June 14, 2010. John will always be remembered by those whose life he touched. He was a wonderful father, son, brother and friend. Surviving are his beloved children; Mitchel and Heather Norton; parents; Hal Norton Sr. and Sharon Lee (Smith) Norton, Shunk; brother, Hal Jr. (Deborah) Norton, Troy; numerous a...
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Gary D. Pelton, 56

Friday June 18, 2010 Gary D. Pelton, 56 Mansfield, PA went home to be with the Lord, June 11, 2010, after a brief illness. Born July 6, 1953 in Summit, NJ, he was the son of Dorothy Pelton of Leroy and the late Edgar Duane Pelton. He was the grandson of the late Paul Pelton and Eloise Shoemaker Pelton Rein, natives of Bradford County, and Clarence and Minerva Genung of NJ. He was predeceased by his father and mothe...
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Ray "Pete" Peterson, 74

Friday June 18, 2010 Ray “Pete” Peterson, 74, of Canton, passed away at home on Sunday morning, June 13, 2010 while surrounded by his loving family. Ray Elmer Peterson, “Pete” to family and friends, was born on June 1, 1936 in Taplin (Logan County) West Virginia, one of five children in the family of the late Marion and Cora (Buckland) Peterson. After leaving high school, Pete served in the United States Army where ...
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Iona J. (Shaylor) Sherrill

Friday June 18, 2010 Iona J. (Shaylor) Sherrill went home to be her Lord Thursday, May 20, in Alabama following a brief illness. She was a 1951 graduate of Troy High School and a 1954 graduate of Practical Bible Training School in Johnson City, NY. She is predeceased by her parents, Howard and Ruth Shaylor of Troy, two infant brothers, and a brother Stanley. Surviving are her husband William E. Sherrill of Daphne,...
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DeWayne E. Vinson, 75

Friday June 18, 2010 DeWayne E. Vinson, 75, of Sylvania, passed away unexpectedly in the early morning on Saturday, June 12, 2010, at his home. He was born on Dec. 6, 1934, in Springfield Township, a son of the late Elmer and Rena (Joralemon) Vinson, and has been a lifetime resident of the Troy area. On Dec. 30, 1955, DeWayne married the former Marilyn Wandell in Wellsburg, N.Y. They had celebrated their 54th weddi...
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Editorial: Oil On Troubled Waters

By: John ShafferFriday June 18, 2010 There are no "rules" for how to respond to a crisis, but for a man whose political instincts are said to be razor-sharp, the President has demonstrated anything but a deft political touch with the oil spill. Illustration #1: The President did not attend the memorial service for the eleven people who perished when the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded. Instead he attended a fundraiser in California....
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Summer Reading Program To Begin At Green Free Library

Friday June 11, 2010 "Make A Splash" - Read! The Canton Green Free Library started pre-registration for its summer reading program on June 3. All ages up to fourth grade may register. This is a great opportunity to help kids avoid "the summer slide." The summer slide happens when children don't read during their three-month vacation. Statistics show that children can lose up to 22% of what they learned during the ...
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Farmers' Market In Main Street Park

Friday June 11, 2010 Two vendors were on hand at the Canton Farmers' Market on June 5. There were some threatening clouds but the rain stayed away. Arla and Ken Moyer sold tissue box covers, dishcloths, towels and pot holders and the ladies from Country Delights had their usual pies, bread and baked goods - and also had a plentiful supply of fresh strawberries. The market will be open next Saturday, June 12, in Can...
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Canton VIA Seeks Additional Members

Friday June 11, 2010 The Canton Village Improvement Association has been promoting the betterment of Canton for over one hundred years, and there are very few projects that the ladies of the VIA have not supported. Just last week the group conducted its annual "Mile of Pennies," to raise funds for the War Memorial Pool. The VIA appreciates all the support from the community, but the ladies need help to continue the...
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Lemonade Stand Day To Be Held In Canton June 19

Friday June 11, 2010 The Canton Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to sponsor the Second Annual "Lemonade Stand Day", June 19. The event is geared toward children ages 5 to 11 in the Canton Area School District or a child of a Canton business owner. Lemonade Stand Day will be held on Saturday, June 19 from 10:00 am to noon, which coincides with community yard sale days. The child will pre-register and then receive...
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War Memorial Pool Delays Opening

Friday June 11, 2010 Due to a significant leak, the Canton War Memorial Pool will not open on the planned date of June 12. Once the leak is repaired, the pool will open as soon as is feasible. The Pool Board of Directors and Staff regret the delay....
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Flag Disposal Ceremony To Be Held In Troy

Friday June 11, 2010 American Legion Post 49 and VFW Post 8675 will hold a Flag Disposal Ceremony on Monday, June 14 (Flag Day) at 8:30 pm at the Troy Vets' Club on Prospect Street. They will be assisted by members of Boy Scout Troop 4049 and Venture Crew 49. This ceremony will be open to the public and it is hoped that anyone who has an interest in seeing how our nation's flags will be ceremoniously disposed of wil...
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CHS Students Honored By PennDOT For "Drive Safe PA" Radio Project

Friday June 11, 2010 Two Canton High School students were recently recognized by PennDOT's "Drive Safe PA" campaign for a radio public service announcement which they created and recorded. PennDOT Assistant District Executive for Maintenance, Justin Blakeney, P.E., presented the awards to Brittany Colton and Erica Route. This was a district-wide contest with 11 districts participating and the announcement made by Er...
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Wine Making In Bradford County

Friday June 11, 2010 Sponsored by the Friends of the Green Free Library, a "Wine Making in Bradford County" event will be held on Wednesday, June 23 at 7 pm. Jeff Homer, owner of Grovedale Winery in Wyalusing, will give a talk about the history of his winery, how wine is produced and how to pair wine with different foods. There also will be a wine tasting, and everyone is attendance will have a chance to win the do...
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Joel Ciaccio To Perform With U.S. Army Field Band

Friday June 11, 2010 Former Canton resident and star musician, Staff Sergeant Joel Ciaccio, will be performing in a free concert at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport, with the United States Army Band. The event will take place on June 24th at 7:30. The Soldiers' Chorus will be performing with the band. All area residents are encouraged to come out and support these fine musicians. For information go to Read More
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Sandcasting Workshop To Be Held At Manley-Bohlayer

Friday June 11, 2010 Those who have signed up for the Sandcasting workshop at Manley-Bohlayer Heritage Farm on June 15 and 17 at 6:30 are reminded to please bring a trowel, rubber gloves and a large leaf if you plan to make a birdbath. There are some burdock leaves near by if you don't have a leaf. Those who are making a stepping stone need to bring a trowel, rubber gloves and any embellishments such as glass, rocks...
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A Short Walk In The Woods

Friday June 11, 2010 Experience the beautiful simplicity of the Lambs Lookout Trail. The Friends of the green Free Library, Canton, are sponsoring this walk in the woods, which will be Saturday, June 26, 2010. Come and learn about the trail's history from those who maintain and oversee it. The hike will be led by Lynne Whelden, who has hiked the Appalachian Trail (2,000) miles, the Pacific Crest Trail (2,500 miles) ...
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Canton Borough Spring Cleanup Week; Computer/Electronics Dropoff Day To Be Held

Friday June 11, 2010 Canton Borough will hold Spring Clean Up Monday through Thursday, June 14, through Thursday, June 17, to assist residents in sprucing up their property. Residents may dispose of old worn out appliances, furniture and junk, etc., from inside or outside of your home. Burning barrels can be disposed of if placed with the pile of discards at the curb. Residents’ discards will be picked up at the cur...
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Rosie Engel Retires From Head Start

Friday June 11, 2010 Rosie Engel, a Canton Head Start teacher, retired from Bradford-Tioga Head Start after 28 years of dedicated service. A luncheon in her honor was recently held at the Lamb’s Creek Inn in Mansfield. During her time with Head Start, Engel wore many hats and was always a committed educator. Bradford-Tioga Head Start is a program of Laurel Health System and offers state and federally funded programs...
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Wine and Cheese Festival Announces Vendors

Friday June 11, 2010 The Canton Wine & Cheese committee has announced their featured vendors for the June 26th festival. The day-long event will feature Pennsylvania wineries, craft vendors as well as full-service food vendors. The following wineries will be participating in the inaugural festival: Sandcastle Winery of Erwinna, Bastress Mountain Winery of South Williamsport, Laddsburg Mountain Winery of New Albany, ...
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Canton Chamber Works To Boost Community

Friday June 11, 2010 The Canton Area Chamber of Commerce held its June meeting at First Citizens National Bank. Membership Chair Amy Seeley presided over the meeting. The flower tubs were planted on May 22, using flowers produced by the Greenhouse Group at Canton Elementary School. Volunteers from the Canton Garden Club, Toree Baxter from the Church of Christ Youth Group, Nancy Beahm from the Church of Christ, Ann K...
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Teachers' Contract Ratified At Board Meeting

Friday June 11, 2010 At a meeting of the Troy School Board, June 8, votes were taken on several items. Among them were contract agreements approved by the Troy Area Education Association, the Troy Area Educational Support Personnel Association, also the retirement of R. Mark Strzelecki and the hiring of Sue Shipman as Troy High School Principal. Mr. Morgan expressed his thanks to Mr. Strzelecki and Mr. Olyson said "...
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East Canton Bridge Replacement To Start June 14

Friday June 11, 2010 Detour Begins June 15 A PennDOT contractor will begin a bridge replacement project on State Route 3005 (East Canton Cross Road) in Canton Township, Bradford County this month. The bridge, built in 1912, carries East Canton Cross Road over Towanda Creek, about two-tenths of a mile south of the intersection with Route 414. A detour will go into effect Tuesday, June 15. The detour will follow Ro...
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LeRoy Heritage Museum Opens To Public June 12

Friday June 11, 2010 The LeRoy Heritage Museum will open for summer season this Saturday, June 12. Hours will be 1 pm to 4 pm. Cost of admission is a donation. Use of the research library and group tours are by appointment. For more information please contact the museum's website at www.leroyheritage.com....
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Rialto Centennial Memorial Plaza Almost Completed

Friday June 11, 2010 The Centennial Memorial Plaza at the Rialto Theatre is almost complete. The Rialto Theatre Advisory Board and the Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) are pleased to announce that a Centennial Memorial Plaza will soon be welcoming patrons to the theater on 5 East Main Street in Canton. The Centennial Memorial Plaza will be recognizing the Centennial of the Rialto Theatre (1912-2012) wh...
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LeRoy Community Association Planning For Old Home Day

Friday June 11, 2010 For over sixty years friends and neighbors, both current and former, have been coming together to celebrate Old Home Day in the village of LeRoy. This year's celebration will be held on Saturday, July 3 and will feature an old-fashioned pig roast and chicken barbecue, new this year! In addition to great food, there will be many events for all ages: A 5K run/walk, under the direction of Brittany ...
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Patricia A. Gustin Bassett, 75

Friday June 11, 2010 Patricia A. Gustin Bassett, 75 passed away on Dec. 7, 2009 at Blossom View Nursing Home, Sodus, N.Y. Pat was born on Oct. 14, 1935 the daughter of the late Paul and Blanche Gustin of Springfield, PA. She graduated Troy High School the class of 1953. She received her associates degree from Mansfield College in food service management. She then began her career at Westinghouse in Elmira, NY. Throu...
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Norma (Ward) Brown, 83

Friday June 11, 2010 Norma (Ward) Brown, 83, of Coryland, passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. She was the loving wife of the late H. Corey Brown who passed away on November 18, 2008. The couple married on November 21, 1945 and had 62 happy years together. Born on October 1, 1926 in Columbia Cross Roads, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Grace (Hagerman)...
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William "Bill" Kaye, 83

Friday June 11, 2010 William "Bill" Kaye, 83, of East Smithfield, passed away on Monday, June 7, 2010 at home. He was born on July 28, 1926, in Philadelphia, PA, the son of the late William and Florence Bragger Kaye. Bill joined the United States Navy in 1944 and served until 1946 when he received an honorable discharge. He was an avid sportsman enjoying hunting, and fishing. Because of Bill's belief in the 2nd Ame...
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Jala Mae Kuhl, 0

Friday June 11, 2010 Jala Mae Kuhl, the sweetest, happiest, and brightest blued eyed "pretty" girl blessed us with her presence on November 2, 2009 and went to her rest on May 28, 2010, in Daytona Beach, FL. A gathering of family and close friends as held June 3 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. Burial was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Towanda, PA. Surviving are her broken hearted parents, Mark Kuh...
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Fred T. Phillips, 92

Friday June 11, 2010 Fred T. Phillips, 92, longtime resident of Troy, passed away peacefully after a brief illness surrounded by his family, May 25, 2010 at his daughter’s home in Granbury, TX. He was the loving husband of Louise Robbins Phillips. Fred was born in Lakeland, FL and moved to Pennsylvania in 1942 where he first worked for the Troy Engine & Machine Company. After serving in the Army stateside during Wor...
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Editorial: Ignorance on Display

By: John ShafferFriday June 11, 2010 By now we should be used to gratuitous slams at Republican former Presidents, but Paul McCartney outdid most of them with his cheap shot blind side remarks at last week's White House event in which Mr. McCartney received the Library of Congress's George Gershwin Award. Given Mr. McCartney's citizenship we wonder why he received the award in the first place, but let it pass…the provenance of the a...
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Memorial Day In Canton, Continued

Friday June 4, 2010 Shattuck continued, "I have fifteen years in the service. I am in good health, and I want to serve five more. I don't know how I survived. There was damage to all my organs except my kidneys. My heart, my lungs, my stomach, my spleen, my liver, my large and small intestines…but I have both legs and both arms, I am not burned, I have my mental faculties," he joked, "Most of them." "When I am with...
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Tony Shattuck Warmly Received By Memorial Day Audience

Friday June 4, 2010 The Canton Memorial Day program was one of the best-attended in recent years and the address by CPO Tony Shattuck, CHS Class of 1990, a career Navy man who was wounded in active service in Afghanistan, received the loudest and longest applause of any address in memory. After the Memorial Day Parade, participants and audience reassembled at Memorial Park for the observance. The event was organiz...
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Block Dance To Be Held In Canton June 5

Friday June 4, 2010 The McNett Country Band will play for a free community block dance in Canton's Main Square on June 5 from 7 to 10 pm. The dance is sponsored by the Canton Area Chamber of Commerce. The public is invited to attend and is welcome to dance or just enjoy the music or watch the other dancers. There will be at least six food vendors, selling everything from sausage, burgers and pizza to ice cream. V...
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Canton Wine & Cheese Tickets Go On Sale

Friday June 4, 2010 Rekindle the Spirit and Canton Chamber of Commerce have announced pre-sale locations for purchase of tickets for the Canton Wine & Cheese Festival. Tickets will be on sale at the following businesses: the Canton, Troy and Towanda offices of Chemung Canal Trust Co., the Canton, Troy and Mansfield offices of First Citizens National Bank, the Canton Independent-Sentinel, and the Canton Borough Offic...
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Canton Borough Spring Cleanup Week; Computer/Electronics Dropoff Day To Be Held

Friday June 4, 2010 Canton Borough will hold Spring Clean Up Monday through Thursday, June 14, through Thursday, June 17, to assist residents in sprucing up their property. Residents may dispose of old worn out appliances, furniture and junk, etc., from inside or outside of your home. Burning barrels can be disposed of if placed with the pile of discards at the curb. Residents’ discards will be picked up at the cur...
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"Robin Hood" Coming To Rialto Theatre

Friday June 4, 2010 Guys' Night Out, Too The Guys' Night Out scheduled for Tuesday, June 8, at the Rialto Theatre in Canton is to be "a little different" than those in the past year. The Guys' Night Out which features the motion picture, "Robin Hood" begins from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.ish with the men (younger-middle age-older), as well as older elementary-junior high-senior high boys; patronizing either Big John's Piz...
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Blacksmith Class Offered At Manley-Bohlayer Site

Friday June 4, 2010 A blacksmith class sponsored by Rekindle the Spirit in Canton will be held at the Manley-Bohlayer Heritage Farm (blacksmith shop) in East Canton, June 19, 9 to 3. Merle Eiffert, blacksmith, will be the instructor and will demonstrate the art of blacksmithing. Demonstrations will include taking hot iron heated on a coal fire in a forge and hammering it into shapes such as door handles, dinner ch...
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Sandcasting Workshop To Be Held At Manley-Bohlayer

Friday June 4, 2010 Rekindle the Spirit is sponsoring the Canton Garden Club’s sandcasting workshop at Manley-Bohlayer on June 15 and 17 starting at 6:30 PM, both days. The workshop offers a choice between doing a sandcasting project of a birdbath out of a large leaf or making a stepping stone. Unfortunately, this class is filled, but those who have signed up need to bring the following materials. For the birdbath...
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Friends Of Green Free Library Schedule Annual Book Sale

Friday June 4, 2010 The Friends of the Library annual Book Sale will be held July 29, 30, and 31 at the former Burk's Store. Book donation may be left at the library during library hours. Do not leave condensed books, magazines, textbooks, or encyclopedias. Do not leave donations outside the library or the former Burk's Store. No books will be accepted after July 23....
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Friends of Green Free Library To Hold Wine and Cheese Tasting

Friday June 4, 2010 The Friends of the Green Free Library are sponsoring a wine tasting and cheese party on June 23 at 7 p.m. at the library. Jeff Homer will talk about his wine business, the Grovedale Winery in Wyalusing. There will be a door prize. There is no admission fee but, due to limited space, call the library for reservation before June 18. Library number is 673-5744. June 26, the Friends of the Library...
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Rep. Baker Announces Senior Expo For June 11

Friday June 4, 2010 State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) announced several state grants for recycling and environmental education initiatives awarded by the Department of Environmental Protection. "Taking care of our environment through responsible recycling and education of the public is important, and these funds will help make sure those efforts continue," said Rep. Baker. "As always, I am impressed with the...
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Farmers' Market Was Busy On May 29

Friday June 4, 2010 Bouncing back from its quietest day of the season on May 22, the Canton Farmers' Market had one of its busiest days on May 29 with five vendors. Two of this year's regulars were on hand as usual: Arla and Ken Moyer sold tissue box covers, dishcloths, towels and pot holders and Katrina Row sold eggs. Country Delights was back after a week's absence, with pies, bread and baked goods; Granville Far...
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Troy Borough Council Votes To Purchase Troy Sales Barn

Friday June 4, 2010 At a recent meeting of the Troy Borough Council, the members voted to purchase the former Troy Sales Barn from Charles Earle at a cost of $170,000. The purchase is still not final, but the council voted to do so and to give Dan Close, borough manager, the opportunity to negotiate on this property. There are .886 acres. During the meeting, Troy resident Jim Freed asked what they were going to do ...
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New Superintendent Introduced At Board Meeting In Troy

Friday June 4, 2010 At the regular meeting of the School Board of Directors of Troy the Student Council presented a report on the Regional Student Conference which they hosted recently. Hannah Busch spoke and described the activities which took place. She also thanked the custodial staff, parents, and teachers who helped make this event very successful. She said they have many very positive comments. This was follow...
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Treasure Discovered in Troy

Friday June 4, 2010 The old Gazette Register location on Canton Street in Troy is the current home of Bradco Printers run by Tom Pine and Kathy Pine Close. There is treasure in the basement of their building. Is it gold, jewelry, or old coins? Could it be a rich deposit of minerals? It is none of these. In the basement of the Bradco Printing Company is a Campbell Country Two-Revolution Intermediate Printing Press,...
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5K Run/Walk To Be Held At LeRoy Old Home Day

Friday June 4, 2010 Canton High School student Brittany Walker is organizing a 5K run/walk to be staged at the Leroy Old Home Day observance on Saturday, July 3. There will be age divisions for male and female runners as follows: 15 and under; 16 to 21; 22 to 30; 31 to 40; 41 to 59; and 60 and over. There will be trophies for the top male and female runners and the top two runners in each division will receive med...
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Warrior Baseball Team Defeats Montgomery

Friday June 4, 2010 The Canton Warrior baseball team defeated Montgomery 10 to 6 in a District IV playoff game played at Bowman Field in Williamsport on May 28. Canton scored six runs in the second to take a 6-2 lead, but Montgomery tied the game in the bottom of the second. However, that was all the runs they scored, while Canton's offense produced four more runs. Corey Lee had a 4 for 4 day, scoring three times...
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Warrior Baseball Team Clouts Benton

Friday June 4, 2010 The Canton baseball team topped Benton in District IV Class A action on May 26. The score was 18-3 in a game shortened to three innings by the mercy rule. Benton committed six errors. Canton batters rapped out 13 hits, three by Caleb Route, who drove in four runs. Corey Peterson drove in three runs with a pair of doubles. Scott Rockwell and Derek Wilcox each went 2 for 2, each with a double. W...
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Wayne M. Campbell, 67

Friday June 4, 2010 Wayne M. Campbell, 67, of Mill Street, Ulster, Pa., passed away Thursday evening, May 27, 2010, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Born Jan. 27, 1943, in Renovo, Pa., he was the son of the late Martha Knisley. On Feb. 21, 1967, he married the former Laura Pelton in Barton, N.Y., who preceded him in death on Jan. 29, 1997. Wayne was employed by G.K.R. Masonry in Ulster, PA, for many years...
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Michael Kurdinsky, Jr., 74

Friday June 4, 2010 On the morning of Thursday, May 26, 2010, Michael H. Kurdinsky of Laporte passed away quietly at the Highland Care Center after a brave battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was 74 years of age. Born in Mahanoy City on May 19, 1936, he was the son of Michael and Eva (Schwika) Kurdinsky. After graduating high school Michael followed in the family tradition by becoming a coal miner. However, in 195...
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Theodore Walter, 90

Friday June 4, 2010 Theodore Roosevelt Walter, age 90, was ushered into the presence of his Lord Sunday morning, May 30, 2010. He was born in Colwyn, PA on October 21, 1919. He was the youngest of twelve children. Surviving is his wife Elsa Erickson Walter, daughter Lisa Ann Kester (James) of Oxford, MI, daughter Dale Louise Gilmore (Randal) of Fishers, IN, and son Ted Walter, Leroy, as well as ten grandchildren and...
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Editorial: Scandal or Not?

By: John ShafferFriday June 4, 2010 By now almost every Pennsylvanian remembers that Congressman Joe Sestak accused the White House of offering him a job if he dropped out of the race against Sen. Arlen Specter for the Democratic nomination for US Senate. After dodging the issue for months (check the performance of President Obama's Press Secretary Robert Gibbs when he responded to [but did not answer] questions concerning Cong. S...
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