December 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Uncertainty swirls at Ski Denton

If there’s one certainty about the future of Denton Hill  State Park and its ski resort, it is the uncertainty.  Most recently, a Fortune 500 company with a global reach has expressed at least a passing interest in the resort.  More...

Jobs are here, but…

Plenty of jobs are available across the region, even as hundreds of adults in every county are collecting unemployment compensation instead of working.  To address that fundamental disconnect and gain greater insight into the job market of today More...

Viewpoints

Stop shortchanging our public schools

(Jennifer Desmarius is a member of the Lancaster School District Board of Directors. More...

Viewpoint

Thanksgiving Day was a time to put some things in perspective. More...

Military Families

Dear editor:  Americans should appreciate the great sacrifices and support that military families offer our men and women in the armed forces.  More...

Community Life

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Olga Café and Bistro and its accompanying Olga Gallery at Coudersport’s busiest intersection got into the swing of Small Business Saturday last weekend. More...

Benefit for Tucker

A benefit dinner for long-time Potter County resident Susan Tucker has been planned for noon to 5 pm on Sunday, Dec. 7, at American Legion Post 192 in Coudersport. Proceeds will help her meet anticipated medical and travel expenses. More...

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A long-time Rotarian who started with the Coudersport club and has returned to continue his service reviewed the organization’s history and its principles during last week’s meeting. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

Brian G. Robinson   Brian G. Robinson, 47, of Columbia, died Nov. 28, 2014, at Lancaster Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.  More...

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Downstate resident Chuck McMeekin nearly missed out on the deer hunt of a lifetime. More...

When every second counts

Coudersport   Volunteer Fire Department is reaching out to businesses, institutions and homeowners with a specialized property protection service.  Details of the “rapidentry system” option were spelled out by Fire Chief Bryan P More...

There’s more to it than just dialing 911

Dial   911 and you’ll reach an emergency dispatch center.  Making sure that call is promptly answered and professionally handled is the hard part. More...

News

Cameron County budget squeezed

Rising health insurance premiums and other higher costs have the Cameron County Commissioners scrambling to trim the county’s 2015 operating budget.  More...

Police tagging vehicles

Emporium Borough Police Department is tagging vehicles that appear to have been abandoned or have been reported abandoned in areas reserved for on-street parking.  Parking in these areas is limited to 24 hours and any vehicle owner found to be i More...

Distractions taking a toll on young people

Distracted by work and communication devices, some parents aren’t having enough one-on-one time with their children.  More...

Potter County News

Potter County budget close

Potter County Commissioners have unveiled a preliminary draft of the county’s 2015 operating budget next week.  Real estate taxes have tentatively been set at 16 mills, representing an increase of one-half mill from the current year’ More...

High-stakes rural/urban policy split coming to a head

Democrats and Republicans aren’t the only political factions who don’t often see eye to eye in Harrisburg.  There’s also a high-stakes rural/urban split that could be coming to a head in the coming year, according to informatio More...

Eldred appeal hearing postponed

Next week’s hearing on confessed murderer Greg Eldred’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea has been postponed.  Potter County Court officials said Eldred’s lawyer has twice requested continuances, so the hearing will not be hel More...

Outdoors

Deer hunters challenged; bear season success

Hunters who went afield on the opening day of this year’s deer season found difficult conditions.  The snow we had Thanksgiving week had largely melted.  Deer-hunting this season is defi nitely a challenge, which is how many of us pre More...

Potter, Cameron in top 10 for bear harvest

A final tally from the 2014 bear-hunting seasons won’t be released by the Game Commission for several more weeks.  When it’s released, the numbers will probably mirror the 2013 statewide results of about 3,500 bears killed.  More...

War declared on hemlock pest

Pennsylvania has officially declared war on an invader that is attacking the eastern hemlock and showing no mercy.  Last week, Pa. Dept. More...