Local Brief

With Independence Day falling on the first Wednesday of the month, Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) alerted residents of Sullivan County that her staff will be available the third Wednesday of the month - July 18 - at the Sullivan County Courthouse for office hours.

"Due to the Independence Day holiday, all of my offices will be closed that day, including the satellite location in Laporte," Pickett said. "However, we encourage residents to stop by the third Wednesday, if at all possible. My full-time offices in Towanda and Sayre will both be open on July 3 and July 5 for anyone needing assistance with any state government-related issue next week."

Sullivan County residents who are in need of state assistance can visit Pickett's satellite office at the Sullivan County Courthouse in Laporte on July 18, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The phone number there is (570) 946-7673.

Pickett operates her main full-time offices at 321 Main St., Towanda, phone (570) 265-3124 and 106 West Packer Ave., Sayre, phone (570) 888-9011. More information is available 24 hours a day on Pickett's website at RepPickett.com or on her Facebook fan page at Facebook.com/RepPickett.