April 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Maple Festival on tap May 2-3 in Coudy

Maple Festival time is nearing, which means that Coudersport will soon be abuzz with activity.  Changing tastes, travel habits and the passage of time have not eroded the popularity of the sweet celebration. More...

Tax fairness campaign gaining momentum

Momentum is building for a push to persuade the state to share a small part of the revenue it gets from gas-leasing and timber-cutting with local governments.  Last month, the Potter County Board of Commissioners launched what its chairman, Doug More...

Viewpoints

New era in local tourism

(Doug Firestone, a blacksmith operating the Firestone Forge business in  Germania, is president of the Potter County Visitors Association Board of Directors.)  Tourism is an important factor in our local economy. How important? More...

Viewpoint

That letter to the editor about forest fires in last week’s edition brought back memories.  It’s hard to believe that a spark from a train or a burning ember from a campfire could cause such damage.  More...

Cemetery Invaluable

Dear editor:  Someone referred to a cemetery as “a museum of people.” So true! More...

Galeton News

Galeton school faces budget crunch

Galeton Area School Board members are continuing deliberations on the district’s 2014-15 operating budget, which will be presented for public input next month. It must be in place by June 30.  More...

DCED official speaks in Galeton

A state official met with Galeton Development Corporation members last week to discuss partnership opportunities for keeping small towns vibrant.  Brian Eckert, a representative of the Pa. Dept. More...

CFTT meeting slated Tues.

Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers will hold a free luncheon at noon Tuesday, April 29, at the Galeton Presbyterian Church to discuss ongoing fund development and related topics for the betterment of Potter County communities.  More...

Outdoors

Fewer antlerless licenses being sold in the region

Deer hunters across the state are reacting to the recent antlerless deer license allotments announced by the Pa. Game Commission.  More...

Youth early-season spring gobbler season opens today

Another spring gobbler season got underway this morning just before sunrise.  Hunters ages 16 and younger can take advantage of this early-season opportunity. More...

Forest issues to be discussed during tour

A tour that demonstrates some of the issues and management strategies involved in state forest land will be held in Potter County on Sunday, May 4.  Participants will meet at the Black Forest Conservation Assn. More...

Housing Authority strikes land deal

Potter County Housing and Authority (PCHA) recently pulled the trigger on yet another substantial real estate deal, this time its lots in Coudersport Borough.  The lots, which were owned by Thomas Majot who purchased them from the Adelphia estat More...

Drilling permits signaling boom?

Shale gas wells planned around the region

More signs of increased natural gas drilling activity in the region are emerging everywhere.  Nowhere is the evidence more telling than the log of Pa. Dept. More...

EQT halts water withdrawals

Noise, traffic complaints halt gas company activity

EQT Production Corp. has halted its water withdrawals from Sinnemahoning Creek near Caldwell Corp. More...

News

Plenty riding on recreation trail

After a decade of groundwork, construction is underway on the West Creek Trail.  The trail is seen as not only a source of local recreation, but also a critical component of Cameron County’s mission to attract “ecotourists.”&nb More...

Cases come before Cameron Court

Several criminal cases came before Cameron County Court on Tuesday.  More...

Five-year-old hit by truck

A five-year-old boy was flown to Buffalo (N.Y.) Children’s Hospital after he was hit by a pickup truck Monday afternoon in Roulette.  More...

Potter County News

Latest natural gas newsletter available

Latest edition of the Shale Gas Roundup is now available.  A product of the Potter County Natural Gas Resource Center, the newsletter brings a local perspective to major developments that will affect the region for years to come.   More...

County approves archiving contract

A contract approved by the Potter County Commissioners at last week’s meeting will preserve historical archives while reducing the need for storage space.  Commissioners Doug Morley, Susan Kefover and Paul Heimel unanimously approved a con More...

Route 6 tourism meeting planned May 8

Businesses and organizations with an interest in development of tourist and travel development on Rt. More...

Community Life

Auxiliary reorganizing

After an eight-year hiatus the Felt Manor Auxiliary is reorganizing. For more information call Pat Kempher at 486-3736, ext. 242.   More...

If you need to use a kennel

Vacation season is nearing and while it can be difficult to leave your pets behind, sometimes it doesn’t make sense to take them with you, no matter how much you would like to.  More...

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Filling of care packages for active-duty military service members began recently through a project being spearheaded by the Potter County Office of Veterans Affairs. More...