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DEP announces grants for small businesses and farmers…Canadian motorcyclist hurt in Potter County wreck….Two Cameron County men arrested for fighting……Tioga County garage owner cited for inspection violation…..

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Obituary: Bruce E. PATTERSON, 64, of Pflugerville, TX, formerly of Ulysses, PA

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently announced the availability of $1 million in grant funding to Pennsylvania small businesses and farmers for energy efficiency, pollution prevention, and natural resource protection projects through the Small Business Advantage grant program. New to the program this year is the opportunity for small business owners to install solar hot water systems for their business operations.

Eligible projects include adopting or acquiring equipment or processes that reduce energy use or pollution. Examples of eligible projects are HVAC and boiler upgrades, high-efficiency LED lighting, solvent recovery and waste recycling systems, and auxiliary power units deployed as anti-idling technology for trucks.

Last year, around 200 small businesses were awarded more than $947,000 in grants for their projects. Natural resource protection projects may include planting riparian buffers, installation of streambank fencing to keep livestock out of streams, and investing in agricultural stormwater management projects, with the goal of reducing sediment and nutrient loads in our waterways.

Pennsylvania-based small business owners with 100 or fewer full-time equivalent employees are eligible. Projects must save the business a minimum of $500 and 25 percent annually in energy consumption, or pollution-related expenses.

Businesses can apply for 50 percent matching funds of up to $7,000 to adopt or acquire energy-efficient or pollution prevention equipment or processes. Only costs incurred between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020, are eligible.

Applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis, and will be accepted until fiscal year 2019-20 funds are exhausted or April 12, 2020, whichever occurs first. All applications must be submitted through the commonwealth’s Single Application for Assistance website. Printed, faxed, and mailed applications are not accepted.

The complete grant application package, which includes step-by-step instructions and instructional videos for completing the online application, is available by visiting the DEP Small Business Ombudsman’s Office website.To contact the Small Business Ombudsman’s Office, call 717-772-5160 or email

A Canadian motorcyclist was hurt in an accident Saturday afternoon in Gibson Township, Cameron County. According to Emporium based state police,  A 2016 KTM Super Adventure 290 operated by Nenad Brankovic of Niagara Falls, Ontario went off the pavement while traveling straight on Wycoff Run. When Brannkovic tried to bring the bike back onto the road, the front tire caught on the pavement’s raised edge causing the bike to crash. Brankovic was taken by Austin Ambulance to UPMC Cole for treatment of minor injuries. The bike sustained only minor damage.

Two Portage Township men have been  arrested for harassment with physical contact for a fight taking place July 27 on Songer Lane. Troopers claim John Kennedy, 42, subjected K. Kennedy to physical harassment then J. Kennedy and 31 year old Zane Delp became involved in a scuffle which resulted in injuries for each other. J. Kennedy’s injuries required immediate medical treatment according to officers.

Mansfield based state police have arrested Donald Buck Jr.of Tioga, PA  for an inspection station violation. Authorities claim Buck issued a certificate of Inspection for a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. After an investigation police  determined the truck should have failed the inspection and should never have been issued a certificate  of inspection.

Bruce E. PATTERSON, 64, of Pflugerville, TX, formerly of Ulysses, PA and Cleveland, OH, died Thursday, November 26, 2015 in Austin, TX. Born March 15, 1951, in Wellsville, NY, he was the son of Clair A. and Elva Monroe Patterson. A graduate of Northern Potter High School, he spent three decades in various positions in the airline industry. Aided by his career choice, he had a lifelong love of traveling and exploring the world. Bruce also had an avid interest in trains, which started as a child with a single Lionel set. He collected model trains his whole life, and often combined his love of trains with his love of travel by taking family train trips all over the world. He enjoyed skiing, sailing, scuba diving, and the occasional round of golf. He was a proud father and grandfather. Surviving are:  a son, David H. (Elizabeth) Patterson of Plainville, CT;  two granddaughters, Hannah Patterson and Elinor Patterson; former wife, Edna Patterson of Plainville, CT; sister-in-law, Janet M. Patterson; a niece, Mary P. (Eric) Talerico; a nephew, Thomas M. Patterson; an aunt, Florence Buckley of Ulysses; many cousins and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Rev. D. Gene Patterson, on April 20, 2013. Friends may gather at Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 2:00 to process to the Daniels Cemetery, Bingham Township, near Ulysses, PA for a graveside service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948. Online condolences may be expressed at