The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Northumberland County

February 24, 2014

City plans $394G in work to WPA wall

— SUNBURY — The third phase of the riverfront project, the replacement of 400 feet of the WPA wall that protects the flood wall, should begin this fall, Councilman Jim Eister said during Monday night’s City Council meeting.

Cost of the work will be $394,000. The contract was won by low-bidder H.R.I., a paving company headquartered in State College.

The wall had repairs done to it over the years, but in 2011, it failed an inspection, Eister said. “This time, we want to do things right, correct the problem for the future.”

In other business, Eister commented on the Troy LaFerrara murder investigation and the arrests of Miranda and Elytte Barbour. “I think we, as councilmen, should stop talking about it to the press. All Sunbury gets is bad publicity. And the fact is that this city was just a dumping ground for the body. Now that she is in Muncy prison, we should stop commenting on this to CNN, to FOX.”

Police Chief Steve Mazzeo grinned and said, “If you listen to what we tell these large news outlets, it’s almost nothing. The case is still under investigation.”

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