August 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Courthouse repairs more extensive than expected

A summer work project at the historic Potter County Courthouse is being expanded due to some structural deterioration.  Commissioner Doug Morley reported at the board’s meeting last week that the county maintenance crew found that sections More...

Emporium water hike hearing slated

Significat rate increase blocked by PUC

Significant rate hikes proposed by the Emporium Water Company have been stalled by the Pa. Utility Commission.  PUC has scheduled a public hearing on the matter for 6 pm Monday, Aug. More...

Viewpoints

A Smarter Form of Justice

(Kevin Schreiber, a Democrat from York County, serves in the Pa. House of Representatives. More...

Viewpoint

When you reach your 85th birthday, you are officially closer to 90 years old than you are to 80. When I was younger, 90 seemed ancient. For that matter, 60 seemed pretty old.  More...

Potter County News

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A channel that ushers the Allegheny River and Mill Creek through Coudersport Borough has saved countless dollars in flood damage, but has also been the scene of tragic accidents. More...

Water quality group meets Aug. 11

Next meeting of the Potter County Water Quality Work Group will be held at 8 am on Monday, Aug 11, in the Commissioners Office at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport. The meeting is open to the public. More...

Fundraising for a police dog

An appeal for donations to bring the services of a “police dog” to Potter County is beginning to ramp up.  At an estimated initial cost of $7,500, the project does not involve public dollars, so the fundraising is a top priority.&nbs More...

Outdoors

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This is the archery festival “season” at Denton Hill State Park in central Potter County. More...

Our forest diversity is something to cherish

Have you ever taken the time to look at the diversity of tree species we have across the Pennsylvania Wilds?  More...

Bald eagle no longer a threatened species in Pennsylvania

Lyman Lake State Park in Potter County and Sinnemahoning State Park straddling the Potter/Cameron County border are just two of numerous sites in the region where birdwatchers go to see a bald eagle.  A quarter-century ago, that was unfathomable More...

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A red-winged blackbird was little more than an annoyance as it pestered this perched bald eagle at Lyman Run State Park in Potter County. More...

Smith sentence upheld by federal appeals court

Kidnapper Tom Smith has lost another round in his persistent bid to gain his freedom.  The 60-year-old Emporium resident, serving a federal prison term for abducting a local bank executive at gunpoint almost two years ago, lost his sentencing ap More...

Potter County seeks ‘smart justice’

Work on ‘specialty courts,’ addiction treatment continues

A “smart justice” evolution is continuing in Potter County, with innovations that include separate treatment of criminal cases involving defendants with alcohol and other drug addictions.  At last week’s meeting of the Potter C More...

Cameron County Fair opens Monday

Cameron County Fair opens for its six-day run on Monday, starting with the traditional parade through downtown Emporium at 5 pm. As always, there will be no admission charge and parking is free. Schedule of events is as follows:  More...

News

Man facing more drug charges

An Emporium man is facing multiple drug charges as the result of an incident that occurred last year at his apartment.  More...

St. Marys man killed in motorcycle accident

A St. Marys man was killed in a motorcycle accident at 6:37 p.m. Monday in Elk County.  More...

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Galeton News

Galeton Borough okays project

Galeton Borough Council took a big step for downtown beautification at its July meeting.  By unanimous vote, Council agreed to contract with Apache Tree Service of Coudersport to remove dead and dying trees, trim and maintain other vegetation in More...

Community Life

St. Marks parish festival September 6

St. Marks Catholic Church in Emporium has announced that its second annual parish festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6.  Children’s activities will include face painting, boat races, hay wagon rides, dunk tank and more. More...

Family Fun Fair Aug. 9

Ninth annual Potter County Family Fun Fair will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 11 am to 2 pm at the county fairgrounds in Millport. More...

Taste Table planned for band

Cameron County High School Music Boosters and band members will be hosting a taste table at the Cameron County Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 5. More...

Sports

Guisto golf outing Aug. 16

Plans are in place for the sixth annual Nick Guisto Golf Tournament, which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Emporium Country Club. To learn more or to register, call 486-7715.   More...

Alumni football rematch Aug. 16

Just moments after a thrilling finish in last month’s inaugural Big 30 Alumni Football Game between Pennsylvania and New York at Coudersport’s CARP Field, a rematch was already in the works.  Organizers have announced that part two o More...