August 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Middle ground on water rates?

There may be some middle ground in the controversy over proposed water rate hikes in Emporium.  Administrative Law Judge Dennis Buckley got an earful during a Pa. More...

Enrollment down at CCSD

Enrollment reductions, and the resultant lowering of state subsidies, has the Cameron County School District scrambling to cut costs.  Student census was 689 for the 2012-13 school year. More...

Viewpoints

Life-changing week for area youth

BY DON BICKFORD

(Don Bickford is director of Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities. He welcomes inquiries at 814-598-0381.)   Another successful Potter County Junior Conservation School has come and gone.  More...

Viewpoint

Just about every small town has a local hangout where a certain element gets together in the morning to sort out the affairs of the community and complain about everything that is wrong in the world.  More...

Climate Change By The Numbers

Dear editor:  Re: last week’s letter to the editor (“Climate Change Skeptic,” by Joanne Theon).  We need to move beyond the ridiculous assumption that the issue of human-caused climate change has not been settled.  More...

Community Life

Tow nw ide yard sale Aug. 30

Coudersport’s Townwide Yard Sale is on tap for Saturday, Aug. More...

Local sports hall members named

An inaugural class for a Cameron County High School Sports Hall of Fame was recently selected by the Hometown Mentors.  More...

Walking history tour planned

Emporium Borough celebrates its sesquicentennial this year with a kick-off event planned next weekend.  More...

Outdoors

August transitions remind us that summer is not endless

They say that the older you get, the faster time passes.  There probably is some merit to that point – especially when it comes to the changing seasons.  As a schoolboy, when summer started it seemed to me that it would go on forever. More...

Big elk draw tourists, but also attract hunting guides

While driving in the Pennsylvania mountains last weekend, I received a photo text message from my neighbor depicting a huge elk in my yard.  The message read, “This 6 by 6 bull likes your clover.” I said we’d be there in an hou More...

Permit for riding on state game lands?

People riding recreational vehicles, horses and even bicycles on state game lands (SGL) have been tearing up road surfaces, prompting the Game Commission to consider restrictions on non-hunters using these lands.  More...

Shell inks big gas deal

Huge company doubles down on shale gas resources in Potter/Tioga counties

A giant company has doubled down on shale gas resources in Potter and Tioga counties.  Action taken last week by Royal Dutch Shell is seen by local officials as a signal that a four-year lull in gas drilling could be coming to an end.  Shel More...

Veterans newsletter lauded

Potter County received special recognition at the annual meeting of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP).  During an awards ceremony at the Lancaster County Convention Center, CCAP presented Potter County with the 2014 Cou More...

Galeotti’s sells to local bidder

Not all the business news in Austin is bad.  Galeotti’s Restaurant, which closed earlier this year, sold at Auction last week for the minimum bid of $25,000.  Paul and Pat Perry, owners of Perry’s Enterprises, were the lone bidd More...

News

Rabies clinics coming up

Pet owners in the area can obtain low-cost rabies shots for their animals at two clinics being conducted by veterinarian Dr. Ronnie Schenkein and local 4-H members. Cost is $5.00 per shot. More...

Shooting victim remains hospitalized

A Jefferson County woman continues her recovery from gunshot wounds inflicted early last Thursday morning at the Brockport Army & Navy Club.  According to police, Cera Bianco, 20, closed out her bartending shift and was shutting down the clu More...

Photo

Monday’s PUC hearing at the Emporium VFW attracted about 40 residents concerned with a proposed rate increase that would significantly increase the amount of their quarterly bills. More...

Potter County News

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Work continues on the replacement of a landmark bridge in west Coudersport. The rusting, rattling Toles Hollow Road bridge, just off Rt. More...

Habitat for Humanity seeks sale items

Potter County Habitat for Humanity is going to be setting up several tables to raise much-needed funds during the Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce “Townwide Yard Sale” on Saturday, Aug. More...

Mitchell park work bee Sept. 6

One of Coudersport’s most cherished assets is about to get another facelift.  Members of the local Rotary Club have circled Saturday, Sept. More...

Sports

Record turnout for Hutton Memorial

A record 81 runners turned out for the ninth annual David Hutton Memorial 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk.  Sunny skies and unseasonably cool temperatures welcomed athletes from as far away as Pittsburgh. More...

Obituaries

Philip H. VanWhy

APRIL 25, 1952 - AUGUST 18, 2014

Philip H. “Phil” VanWhy, 62, a lifelong resident of Austin, passed away with his loving family at his side on Aug. 18, 2014 at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a short illness. More...

Beverly J. Burdick

DECEMBER 30, 1943 - AUGUST 18, 2014

Beverly J. Burdick, 70, of Genesee, passed away Monday (Aug. 18, 2014) in Hart Comfort House, Wellsville, N.Y. Born December 30, 1943, in Blossburg, she was the daughter of John and Nellie Davey Polaski. On Dec. More...

Death Notices

Frederick H. Caldwell   More...