May 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Town’s ‘Tree City’ reputation grows

Emporium has earned national recognition for a partnership that has used trees for community beautification for more than a quarter-century.  More...

Maple Festival continues today

One of northcentral Pennsylvania’s most popular traditions, the Potter-Tioga Maple Festival, continues on Saturday, culminating with a parade marking the event’s 50th anniversary at 3 pm.  Live musical performances continue at the co More...

Dump cleanup effort gaining momentum

Potter   County Conservation  District (PCCD) has continued a successful clean-up project to rid the county of several foul and unsightly illegal dumps.  PCCD staff and local volunteers choose Earth Day to tack a site along Pinneo Hill More...

Viewpoints

Bright future for solar energy

Your article on Ted Peet and Lee Calhoun’s small-scale solar and geothermal energy project in Potter County reflects a growing trend. Solar power has tripled in the U.S. More...

The Old Timer

On this day (April 26) in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth, was killed by federal troops. Evidently, he did not want to hang or he would have surrendered. More...

Seneca Scales Back

Dear editor:  Re: “Seneca Resources scaling back operations” (Endeavor News, March 12), conditions are trying, but we continue to adjust operations and move forward.  More...

Galeton News

Galeton seeking to be ‘gateway’

Situated on a federal highway and the eastern border of Potter County, Galeton has the potential to build its reputation as a “gateway community.”  That was the focus of discussion at last month’s Galeton Development Corporatio More...

Chicken BBQ in Galeton

A chicken barbecue to raise money for the music department at Galeton Area School District will be held May 14, on West Street, with serving to start at 11 am. More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Few people think of the animal kingdom when Mother’s Day rolls around each May.  But all mothers have an instinctive gift to take care of their young. Consider the great egret, symbol of the National Audubon Society.  More...

Sky dance at twilight

Last week I wrote about a turkey-hunting experience that became a close encounter of the bobcat kind. I didn’t have the space to continue my reminiscing of that 2006 weekend, so here goes . . More...

Free programs at Elk Visitor Center

Free educational programs, some of the geared toward children, are continuing at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette. They’re held at 1 pm each Saturday and Sunday.  On Saturday, May 7, focus will be on the Pennsylvania elk herd. More...

Drug forum flop

Heroin’s not going away

Almost a decade ago, a number of young drug addicts in Emporium conspired to stalk customers at local pharmacies, burglarize their homes and steal their pills.  Kids in playgrounds and downtown pedestrians were finding syringes in the streets, a More...

Significant rise in electricity bills could be coming

An energy conglomerate that owns Penelec and  West Penn Power is asking regulators to allow a significant increase.  If it goes through, Penelec customers would see a 17.1- percent increase in their bills, amounting to $23.61 monthly for th More...

CCSD facing budget deficit

Just weeks after the ink had dried on a state spending plan ending a 10-month budget stalemate,  Cameron County School Board members find themselves back at the drawing board to craft the district’s 2016-17 budget.  Things don’t More...

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Austin Area School made another strong showing in the regional Math 24 competition, which tests mathematics skills in a fast-paced environment. More...

News

Volunteers needed to help with marathon

Organizers of the God’s Country Marathon are seeking volunteers to host water stations during this year’s race on Saturday, June 4. Volunteers can also help by assisting with start and finish line duties. More...

Coudersport electrical fire doused

An electrical malfunction is blamed for a house fire in Coudersport early Tuesday. More...

New dental office welcomed in Emporium

Access to dental care can be an issue in rural areas, where providers are often overwhelmed and many potential patients also lack the means to afford them.  Cameron County has overcome those challenges, through an arrangement with Keystone Rural More...

Potter County News

Potter County land transactions

Following are real estate transactions recently filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds:  More...

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Potter County Conservation staff and local volunteers observed April 22/Earth Day by cleaning up an illegal dumpsite in Oswayo Township. More...

Community Life

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An Interact Club started several years ago at Coudersport Area High School to instill the values of the Coudersport Rotary Club to a new generation remains active. More...

Students learning life skills

Dozens of Cameron County School District students are getting extra attention to support their education and development of life skills.  Details of the Incredible Years initiative and related programs were recently shared with Cameron County Co More...

Births

Aria Marie Berry   More...

Obituaries

Kirby P. Holcomb

DECEMBER 28, 1940 - APRIL 2, 2016

Kirby P. Holcomb, 75, of Edgewater, Fla., formerly of Shinglehouse and Bradford, passed away April 2, 2016, in his home after a short illness.  Born December 28, 1940, in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of Owen M. and Marguerite James Holcomb. More...

Jean J. Tate

SEPTEMBER 30, 1927 - APRIL 30, 2016

Jean J. Tate, 88, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, died April 30, 2016 at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a short illness.  Born Sept. 30, 1927 in Coudersport, she was a daughter of Harold and Joyce Madison Jones. More...

Paul D. Plant

NOVEMBER 15, 1955 - MAY 4, 2016

Paul D. Plant, 60, of 305 E. Third Street, Emporium, died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, on Wednesday (May 4, 2016) morning.  He was born November 15, 1955 in Penfield, a son of the late Rev. More...