January 20, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

AG Shapiro shares prescription for drug epidemic

State Attorney General Josh Shapiro had a single focus as he spent Tuesday in Potter and Cameron counties – the drug epidemic that has spread into rural Pennsylvania. More...

LHR sets tourism goals for 2018

All signs point to 2018 being the year when the 15-year-old Pennsylvania Lumber Heritage Region (LHR) hits its stride, with some tangible benefits in tourist spending and historic preservation. More...

Viewpoints

Tobacco: ignorance is NOT bliss

(Traci Kennedy is a regional consultant for the Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights.)   The tobacco industry and its apologists love to hide behind the “ignorance is bliss” defense.  More...

Correspondence

Go slow on pot   Dear editor:  Before Pennsylvania goes blindly down the road of California in legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, we should expand our knowledge of the drug.  Let’s separate the apples of legality from More...

The Old Timer

We had a visitor at our house last weekend and he was not welcome. You may have heard of him, as he goes by the handle of the Grim Reaper. More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Outdoor Columnist

A frozen lake can be beckoning, but appearances can be deceiving.  Anyone who plans to step out on the ice needs to first measure its depth. More...

Photo

An Austin Area School graduate and volunteer firefighter who has been overcoming obstacles for more than two decades enjoyed a “Hunt of a Lifetime” – literally – just before Christmas on a ranch in Colorado.  More...

INSIDE THE OUTDOORS

Lesson in keeping one’s sanity

Sub-zero temperatures have their downside, but there is one important benefit that should not be taken lightly. They could be a godsend for our state tree, the eastern hemlock. More...

Former cop denied early release

A former Emporium Borough police officer serving a 10- to 24-month sentence for making sexual advances towards a 15-year-old girl had his petition to be released from jail denied by Judge Richard Masson this week. More...

Public split on waste treatment plant

State regulators came away from Potter County with mixed messages on a shale gas drilling wastewater treatment plant being proposed for a parcel just west of the Coudersport Borough line. More...

These workers will pay more taxes

Emporium Borough has increased its local services tax (LST), effective Jan. 1. More...

News

Search/Rescue team fundraiser

Endless Mountains Chapter 34 of A.B.A.T.E. and Mack’s Rhythm & Brews are hosting a fundraiser to benefit Mountaineer Search & Rescue on Saturday, Feb. 3. More...

Photo

Tom Joseph, representing Epiphany Allegheny LLC, explained details of the shale gas wastewater treatment plant his company has proposed for a site near Coudersport.  More...

Benefifit Jan. 27 for ‘Mud’ Moore

A benefit spaghetti dinner and gift basket raffle will be held from 3-7 pm Saturday, Jan. 27, at St. Eulalia Parish Center for retired Coudersport Borough Manager Marlin Dale (Mud) Moore to help him defray cancer surgery expenses. More...

Community Life

Pet Chatter

Feral cats are not homeless

Feral cats are cats who are not socialized to humans. Instead, they live contented lives with their feline families in what is typically refered to as a colony. More...

Sinnamahoning VFD elects officers

Sinnamahoning Volunteer Fire Department has elected its officer slate for 2018. More...