November 8, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Rural representatives ready to rallyMany

rural counties in  Pennsylvania find themselves stressed by the high proportion of real estate that is owned by the Commonwealth and is thus taxexempt.  The relatively few property owners who remain responsible for paying real estate taxes More...

State selling gas rights in Cameron County

Pennsylvania is looking to cash in on the shale gas rush by selling gas, oil and mineral rights on more than 1,000 acres.  Energy companies are invited to make an offer on the Shippen Township parcel, as long as they bid at least $8.2 million.&n More...

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Larry’s Sports Center is holding a big game contest, with the grand prize of an all-terrain vehicle to be awarded by drawing on Dec. 20. More...

Viewpoints

Dedicated teacher throws in the towel

(Gerald J. Conti, a social studies teacher at Westhill High School in Syracuse, N.Y., is retiring earlier than he had planned.)   More...

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Some people never grow up.  Halloween arrived here at the over-55 community and we did not expect things to be very lively.  But these old goats out here got right in the spirit by dressing up and going trickor treating. More...

Time To Close Post Offices

Dear editor:  For all of the letters to the editor and public meetings calling for small post office to be saved, there’s a fundamental truth that seems to be ignored. Our U.S. Postal Service is in financial trouble.  More...

Community Life

‘Gift of Memory’ in 14th year

There are more emotional aspects than usual as the Dusenbury family launches this year’s Gift of Memory campaign for Christmas House.  For the 14th year, the Dusenburys’ Virgil L. More...

Successful year underway for Rotary Interact Club

Some of the Interact Club members at Coudersport Area High School attended this week’s Coudersport Rotary meeting to discuss the club’s activities and their own career plans.  Interact is a Rotary-affiliated service club based in hig More...

CVFD elects officers

Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department re-elected its current officer slate for another two-year term.  More...

Obituaries

Gail Nordquist Fish

AUGUST 26, 1948 - NOVEMBER 2, 2014

Gail Nordquist Fish, 65, of Roulette, formerly of Galeton and Coudersport, died Nov. 2, 2014, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville after a brief illness. She was born Aug. 26, 1948, to Albert and Edith Mae Eaton Nordquist. More...

Death Notices

Ralph A. Peasley   More...

Ski Denton study fast-tracked

A Pittsburgh company has been tabbed by the state to study the ski resort at Denton Hill State Park and recommend how it can resurrected.  Moshier Studio was retained last week by the Pa. Dept. More...

Galeton jewelry theft case reversal? Every day is Veterans Day to them

A suspect who originally agreed to a plea arrangement in the theft of jewelry from a downtown Galeton business wants to rescind the deal and go on trial.  Colby Pierce, 29, of Galeton, was arrested for breaking into Heart’s Desire gift and More...

Church under fire for filling wetlands

A Coudersport church has come under fire for possible violation of regulations covering sensitive environmental areas. Dan Spadoni, spokesman for the Pa. Dept. More...

Veterans programs planned

Communities Nov. 11, for invited guests, starting with a social hour at 5 pm. Dinner will follow at 6. Potter County Commissioner Paul Heimel, who serves on the National Veterans and Military Service Committee, will speak.  More...

News

Local voters choose Republicans

Fewer than half of the registered voters in Cameron and Potter counties turned out for Tuesday’s election and, as predicted, they spoke with a clear Republican voice.  In Cameron County, where turnout was 43 percent, Governor Tom Corbett ( More...

Man stabbed in street brawl

Four people allegedly involved in an early-morning fight in downtown Port Allegany that ended with one man stabbed will face charges in McKean County Court.  Kyle T. More...

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An Austin teenager suffered minor injuries in a one-vehicle crash last Thursday afternoon near Keating Summit. State police said 18-year-old Sarah Wennerstrom was northbound in a Jeep Liberty on Rt. More...

Potter County News

Christmas House set to open

There’s a place in downtown Coudersport where it seems like Christmas year ‘round.  Hundreds of families and individuals benefit from the generosity of donors and volunteers at Christmas House, located at the corner of Main and Water More...

Reward offered in downtown flag theft

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons who pilfered flags in downtown Coudersport earlier this year.  More...

Small business workshop Nov. 19

A workshop to be held in Coudersport is designed to help those who are interested in starting a new business.  Potter County Education Council is partnering with Clarion University’s Small Business Development Center to present the session More...

Outdoors

Getting up close to deer proves fascinating

Hunting has been part of our legacy for as long as we have been on earth.  We have gone to the plains, swamps, forests, and wild areas to provide meat for the dinner table. More...

For elk’s sake: cruel to be kind

What is it about some people that makes them believe the rules don’t always apply to them?  One could argue that “victimless crimes” are matter of civil liberties.  More...

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Eight-year-old Kristina Quinn was among the younger hunters who participated in the state’s mentored antlerless deer hunt. More...