May 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Election Tues; apathy abounds

Although many influential positions are at stake in Tuesday’s elections, political observers in both Potter and Cameron counties are predicting that a majority of registered voters will stay home. Polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm. More...

Cuts to courts coming?

Local taxpayers may have to dig deeper

Property owners across Pennsylvania would have to dig deeper to pay higher taxes if a bill approved by the Pa. House of Representatives becomes law. However, HB 218 is a long way from being passed. More...

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Coudersport High School’s Torie Tezik (right) and North Penn’s Ariana Sullivan were crowned Potter-Tioga Maple Sweethearts during Saturday’s festivities at the courthouse square. More...

Viewpoints

Shale gas paying dividends

(Dave Spigelmyer is president of the Pittsburgh-based Marcellus Shale Coalition. Over the past decade, America’s energy outlook has transformed in ways few could have ever projected. More...

Correspondence

What Constitution? Dear editor: Public officials in Pennsylvania are sworn to support the Constitution of the United States. In some cases, those are empty words. Take the Sixth Amendment, for example. More...

The Old Timer

Did you plan to participate in the Memorial Day services in your community? For most people, the response is “no”  Memorial Day now is more of an excuse for people who work in the offices get a three-day pass. More...

Community Life

Musical memorial May 21

Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Emporium will hold a memorial concert in memory of long-time church pianist and organist Gladys Shultz at 3 pm Sunday, May 21.  Gladys served as the church’s musical heart and soul for more than 70 years. More...

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Training for Galeton area business representatives and others interested in capitalizing on the town’s image as “Gateway to the Dark Skies” was offered last week during the maiden voyage of the North Central Tours shuttle bus.  More...

Hayman awarded doctorate

A Northern Potter High School graduate has been awarded a doctor of veterinary medicine degree, but his educational pursuit won’t stop there.  Family members of Kristen Patrick Rutkowski Hayman, son of Deborah Jo Rutkowski and Barry K. More...

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Walk-ins are welcome for the Coudersport Community Swimming Pool fundraising gala on Saturday, May 13, at American Legion Post 192. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Admission is $25. Numerous coveted items will be auctioned. More...

Bridge to be named for fallen soldier

Potter County native who lost his life in the Korean War will be recalled with a bridge named in his honor. A dedication ceremony for the Paul M. Brown Memorial Bridge over Bailey Run near Wharton will be held at 10 am Saturday, May 20. More...

Time for school to ‘get real?’

Two retired businessmen attended this month’s Cameron County School Board meeting to urge directors to tweak their high school curriculum so that students emerge with the skills needed to fill local jobs.  More...

Community planning classes offered

Township and borough officials in Potter County still have an opportunity to receive training in community planning, subdivision and land development regulation, and related topics.  More...

Dam project hits home stretch

Work continues on a muddy, unsightly and wide-scale dredging and rehabilitation project at the George B. More...

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Cameron County High School senior Wyatt Geist recently completed three bat houses as part of his graduation project with the support of Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities director Don Bickford and DCNR forester Toby Herzing. More...

Straight talk on drug scene

Is it a soft drink can or drug paraphernalia? Is it a cookie or a tasty drug delivery device? More...

Flood control inspectors coming

Federal and state inspectors are due in Emporium this month as part of a broad-scale effort to improve flood protection. Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will assess the Oak Street flood control project. More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Outdoor Columnist

Numerous species of hawks spend time in Pennsylvania and they’re all celebrated at the fascinating Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Berks County.  More...

INSIDE THE OUTDOORS

Just call me Johnny Appleseed

My last column dealt with species to avoid when it comes to home landscaping or other planting.  I’d like to expand on that theme this week. More...

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Bullseye Blasters 4-H Club came home with a regional champion and several other place-winners during the Northcentral Pa. Air Rifle Shooting Sports competition in Brookville. Mason Roessner claimed first place in the ages 8-10 division. More...