January 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Water company makes its case; higher rates coming

Customers of the Emporium Water Company will soon be paying higher rates.  Particulars will be spelled out in the coming weeks, once the Pa. More...

Empereon Marketing looking to fill three dozens positions

Empereon Marketing is making another push to fill jobs at its customer contact center in Coudersport.  About three dozen full- and part-time positions are immediately available, due in part to establishment of a new division to meet one of its c More...

Viewpoints

Write about what you ‘know’

There was a time when I wrote here weekly.  My wife and I, with plenty of help from family and friends, started this newspaper the first day of spring, 2003. More...

The Old Timer

I was reading the Endeavor News article about the flu bug. That rascal has been running wild and those who have it can’t seem to shake it.  More...

Early Learning

Dear editor:  Research has shown that 90 percent of a child’s brain develops by the age of five.  Unfortunately, children can also be impacted by negative experiences that may stunt their development.  Parents, grandparents, unc More...

Galeton News

Cyber school impact in Galeton

About 10 percent of the students in the Galeton Area School District do not attend classes at the school itself.  They’re enrolled at home in “cyber school,” which parents can opt for and have the taxpayers subsidize under Penn More...

How Galeton students measure up

Galeton Area School students are performing well on standardized tests that measure their competence in mathematics and thirdgraders’ reading and literature. More...

Community Life

Celebrate 60 Years Of Marriage

Cameron County residents Jim and Sandy Baker celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 22 with a small gathering hosted by their children at the Baker home in the village of Cameron. More...

Pet insurance: is it worth it?

Pet insurance has been around for some time, but it’s not welladvertised.  It can save you from a huge financial strain if your pet becomes seriously ill or injured. More...

Plan To Wed

Former Emporium resident Alex William Davis and Samantha Elizabeth Fallon plan to wed on Valentine’s Day at Open Arms Community Church of Bradford with the Rev. Justin Willoughby officiating. He is the son of Kent and Wendy Davis of Emporium. More...

Hundreds petitioning to save Denton Hill Park

Hundreds of people, many of them skiers, are lining up in support of a plan to revitalize Denton Hill State Park in central Potter County.  A local consortium pulled together by the Potter County Board of Commissioners is spearheading the lobbyi More...

Flood project postpones library groundbreaking

Construction on facility to begin in 2016

Coudersport Public Library trustees have postponed this year’s groundbreaking for a new library due to the ongoing flood protection project in the Mitchell Park area.  That federally mandated work requires a work zone along Mill Creek in t More...

News

Tax fairness group growing

While a new website is being launched to support the Pa. State Land Tax Fairness Coalition, more partners are coming aboard. More...

Borough leaders plan crackdown on blighted properties

Emporium Borough is finally cracking down on blighted properties.  In response to public complaints, Borough Manager Don Reed and Building Code Inspector Russ Braun are leading the charge by enforcing ordinances and, in some cases, condemning th More...

Another new lawyer for Chapman

A hearing to determine whether an Emporium man convicted of sexually assaulting his four-year-old stepson will be branded as a sexually violent predator ended instead with the defendant getting a new publicly funded lawyer.  More...

Potter County News

Program on Potter County tools

A program on tools that were manufactured in Potter County will be presented at the next Historical Society meeting, scheduled for 2 pm Sunday, Jan. More...

Update on cellular plan given

An update on Verizon’s expansion of wireless communication services in the region was presented at this month’s Potter County Planning Commission meeting.  Planning Director Charlotte Dietrich reported that six towers have been built More...

Medical assistant program offered

Potter County Education Council in Coudersport will host an administrative medical assistant program in the coming weeks.  More...

Outdoors

We’re the black bear capital of North America

There are calls for the tourist promoters to take a new approach in marketing our region.  I’d like to suggest including a new slogan with all of the advertising pitches: “Black Bear Capital of North America.”  Dramatic in More...

Bring the action close in winter

Mild winter weather can confuse bird populations, making it important for those who have been feeding these feathered friends to continue when colder conditions have arrived.  Dan Brauning, an avian expert with the Game Commission, said backyard More...

Changes proposed to mentored youth hunting

A number of controversial issues are on the agenda for the next Pa. Game Commission public meeting, scheduled for Jan. 25-27 in Harrisburg. More...