May 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

State forest land: a blessing and a curse

State forest land may be a blessing to some, but it can be a curse to others – especially those who are paying higher real estate taxes because of it.  More...

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Broadway Baby, aka Betty Wallace, struts at a dress rehearsal for “Hats Off to Broadway,” which completes a twonight run at 7:30 pm Saturday (today) on the Coudersport Consistory stage. More...

Viewpoints

Time to allow Sunday hunting

(Matt O’Brien is a grassroots activist in the hunting community. He sees legalization of Sunday hunting as an opportunity to reverse the decades-long decline in youth and overall hunter participation/ retention.)   More...

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Let’s not forget about the significant holidays in this merry month of May.  Memorial Day, which used to be known as Decoration Day, arrives on Monday, May 26. More...

Crunch Time Is Here

Dear editor:  It is crunch time in Harrisburg, as a wide range of controversial and difficult issues vie for legislative attention.  Our state constitution requires a budget be adopted by June 30, but revenue shortfalls and electionyear pol More...

Galeton News

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Cora Roth of Galeton was honored by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging with its prestigious Volunteer Spotlight Award, in recognition of her meal deliveries and volunteer work at the Galeton Senior More...

Donating to the community

Galeton Drug Store owners Ryan and Stephanie Schott continue a long tradition of donating $50 each week to community organizations.  Local charities are nominated and the weekly recipient is chosen by drawing each Monday. More...

New child care center opens

Tiny Treasures Child Care Center in Galeton has new owners. Nancy Deakin and Laura Speckhart were welcomed by Galeton Area Chamber of Commerce.  They acquired the center on West Main Street from Sue Windiklewicz. More...

Outdoors

Different kind of Pennsylvania rattlesnake hunting

Feared by many, hated by some and revered by a few, the rattlesnake is one of Pennsylvania’s more fascinating species.  More...

Fire as a forest management tool

Not every spring wildfire in unwelcome.  A section of Elk State Forest near Benezette was set afire under controlled conditions last month – what the Pa. Forestry Bureau calls a “prescribed burn.”  More...

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Volunteers from the Upper Allegheny Watershed Association were out in force as part of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Day. More...

A special day for track, field athletes

Dozens of athletes participated in running, throwing, jumping and other track and field events Wednesday during Potter County Special Olympics Track & Field Day at Coudersport Area Recreation Park.  More...

Defense lawyer appointed in murder case

A veteran Coudersport attorney who frequently serves as a court-appointed defense counsel has been assigned to represent accused murderer Gregory A. Riehl. More...

New Lumber Museum almost ready

Colorful timber history to be showcased in elegant new digs

A year after ground was broken for an expanded and renovated Pennsylvania Lumber Museum in central Potter County, construction is nearly complete.  More...

Water company seeks rate increase

Huge increases in Emporium Water Company customers’ bills are coming in June unless the state Public Utility Commission intervenes.  The private water provider forecasts the new rates will cost the average residential customer (using 1,000 More...

News

School budget cuts continue

Cameron County School Board’s budget committee gathered Monday night to address a $700,000 gap in the district’s proposed 2014- 15 budget.  More...

NUMBERS IN THE NEWS

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Crumbling sidewalks discussed

Emporium property owners are required by law to maintain safe sidewalks for pedestrians, but trees planted over the years along borough streets have caused some walks to heave and crumble.  More...

Potter County News

Scholastic Book Fair

Coudersport Elementary School in partnership with the Coudersport PTSA is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair Monday through Friday, May 12-16, to promote literacy and provide students with books for the summer months.  Family Night is Wednesday and More...

Partnering, investing in our future

Everybody wins when a young child gets off to the right start in life.  With that as its premise, a new early childhood education campaign has kicked off in northcentral Pennsylvania.  More...

Weather monitor training planned May 15

Potter County Department of Emergency Services is sponsoring a free “Skywarn” training program conducted by the National Weather Service from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Thursday, May 15, at the Tri-County Fire Station in Ulysses.  More...

Community Life

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Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance of Ulysses held its annual awards dinner Saturday at the firehall, with special honors paid to one of the longest-serving volunteers. More...

Community garden plots available

A community garden has returned to the county-owned Mapleview lot in east Coudersport. A fertile, flat garden plot has been tilled and sections are available to anyone who wishes to plant a garden. Penn State Extension is coordinating the project. More...

CCHS lists third marking period honor roll

Cameron County High School has announced its honor roll for the third nine-week marking period of the 2013-14 school year. Students on the distinguished honor roll had an average of 95 or above. More...

Sports

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A fire department escort brought the Galeton High School varsity tennis team back to town with the PIAA District championship after Tuesday’s fi- nals at Bloomsburg University. More...

Wrestling club golf tournament

Cameron County Wrestling Club will be hosting its second annual golf scramble on Saturday, May 17, at the Emporium Country Club. It will be a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 1 pm. To register, call Mike Keefer at 486- 7715. More...