April 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Gaining momentum

More counties join battle for real estate tax equity

A political lobbying effort that started in Potter and Cameron counties just two weeks ago is gaining momentum across the state.  More...

Pool status uncertain as summer draws near

Countdown to summer is underway, but there’s no guarantee that Cameron County School District’s community swimming pool will be open when the season arrives.  More...

Viewpoints

Flood insurance fight continues

(Jeff Smead, a resident of Muncy, has been active in a grassroots movement to persuade the U.S. More...

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Rays pouring through the stained glass windows seemed to brighten the minister’s message. Smiles on the faces of the congregation told me I was not the only one who was enjoying this bright, sunny Sunday. More...

Wildlife Agency Merger

Dear editor:  In response to the piece about how the merger of the Pa. Game Commission and the Pa. More...

Galeton News

Galeton facing many challenges

Major challenges facing Galeton Borough were discussed during the recent Galeton Development Corporation meeting at the Brick House Deli.  More...

Awarded Purple Heart

Sgt. Zachary D. Love, grandson of George and Nancy Gorzelski of Galeton, was recently awarded the Purple Heart after being injured while serving with the U.S. Marine Corps in Afghanistan.  More...

Community Life

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Coudersport Chamber dinner next Saturday

Tickets are still available for the annual Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce awards dinner, scheduled for 6 pm Saturday, April 12, at the Laurelwood Inn.  Colonel (Ret.) Robert Benson will be the keynote speaker, addressing the audience on le More...

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Emporium Rotary welcomed former resident Jim Mitchell as guest speaker at this week’s meeting. Mitchell was an English teacher and principal in New York State before retiring. More...

Sports

Austin, CCHS softball underway

Local varsity softball teams got off to a rough start once weather conditions allowed the season to get underway.  More...

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Coudersport Service Club has developed a multi-year safety program for its youth baseball leagues that involves regular purchases of new equipment and other upgrades. More...

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Coudersport Rotary Club members congratulated Coudersport High School senior Kyle Bova for winning a state high school wrestling championship in the 160-pound weight class. More...

Industrial Park movement

Lease signed for former Level 3 building

Potter County Redevelopment Authority (PCRA) has found a tenant and potential buyer for the former Level 3 Communications operations center in the Coudersport Industrial Park.  KSCM Partnership, headed by Ken Lieberman, earlier this week signed More...

Suspicious death

Former local man found dead on his front porch

Relatives and friends of former Emporium resident Cyle Strahl are coming to terms with his sudden death late last Saturday night in Virginia Beach, Va., while police remain tightlipped about their investigation.  Officials will say only that hi More...

Students on cutting edge of pollution study

Ten science students from Cameron County High School are taking part in groundbreaking research examining factors that affect water quality and some that could be threatening human health.  More...

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Water levels are good for Cameron County’s 40th annual Canoe and Kayak Classic taking place today (Saturday). Registrations will be taken from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. More...

News

Teacher taps magic of music

Teachers who make learning an enjoyable experience can have an immeasurable, lasting impact on others.  Rachel Bell has such a gift. More...

Charges changed in gun theft case

Some of the charges have been dropped against one of the people charged with stealing more than a dozen guns and other merchandise from Perry’s Country Store and Sport Shop in Austin last November.  Evan Heller, 24, of Renovo, and his fian More...

More drug charges filed

An Emporium man who had his garbage searched by Emporium Borough Police last May is finally facing charges.  Anthony W. Eckenroad, 22, has been charged with 12 counts of possessing drug paraphernalia. More...

Potter County News

Reflective ‘911’ house address markers available

Emergency service providers from across Potter County continue a special fundraiser that also enhances public safety. More...

Consultants bid on Coudersport projects

Bids from consultants interested in advising the Coudersport Downtown Revitalization Committee will be reviewed during the group’s next meeting, to be held at 6 pm Tuesday, April 8, at the Gunzburger Building. The public is welcome.  More...

Discusses elder abuse

Abuse of older people is one of society’s hidden epidemics. More...

Outdoors

Taking a detour to the Amazon wilderness

There are special places where the nature is unblemished and the abundance of life is breathtaking. Three weeks ago, I had the unique opportunity to visit one of them.  More...

Hemlock tree losses inevitible

“I choose to be an optimist, but . . .”  Rick Turcotte (inset) didn’t want to finish his sentence during last week’s workshop on the battle against the hemlock woolly adelgid in Bradford. More...

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Outdoorsman Dan Taylor of Shinglehouse participated in the Bassmasters Open fishing tournament at Smith Lake in Jasper, Alabama. More...