E-recycling to start in April

COAL TOWNSHIP - The Coal Township Recycling Center will resume electronic recycling Thursday and will continue each Thursday until further notice.

Veggie 101 workshop scheduled

SUNBURY - Penn State Master Gardeners of Northumberland and Snyder counties will present "Veggie 101" workshop at the Degenstein Library, 40 S. Fifth St. at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Topics include planting guidelines, preparing soil, types of gardening, cool and warm crops, seeds or transplants and extenders.

Call the Penn State Extension Office at 988-3950 to register.

Bridge work planned

GOWEN CITY - Rehabilitation of a 130-foot-long bridge over Mahanoy Creek will begin Monday, April 8, PennDOT reported.

HRI Construction Co. LLC is the prime contractor for the work. One lane will be closed while the contractor replaces a strip-seal dam, patches the deteriorated concrete and coats of the bridge deck with epoxy.

Work is scheduled to be completed by May 24.

Other bridges under the contract are on Route 339 in Columbia County, Route 54 at the Northumberland-Montour County line, Route 44 in Northumberland County and Route 61 in Northumberland County.

All work under this five-bridge contract should be completed by Aug. 9.

Dog wardens to police Shamokin

HARRISBURG - During the week of April 8, dog wardens will canvass Shamokin to ensure dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs.

All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. The fee is $6.45 for each spayed or neutered dog and $8.45 for other dogs. Older adults and persons with disabilities may purchase a license for $4.45 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6.45 for others.

Additionally, all dogs and non-feral cats three months and older must be vaccinated against rabies. Booster vaccinations must be administered periodically to maintain lifelong immunity. Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs.

Licenses may be purchased through the Northumberland County treasurer by calling 988-4161 or going to www.padoglicense.com.