February 24, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

School gets $165K windfall

An unexpected $165,000 payment has gone into the coffers of the Cameron County School District. More...

Austin School tax hike approved

Austin Area School Board members approved a 1.38-mill real estate tax increase for the 2018-19 school year as part of a proposed $5.18 million budget during this month’s business meeting. More...

Festival will be a step back in time

Local automobile enthusiasts are going to have multiple opportunities to see some truly classic cars this year.  First up is the Potter-Tioga Maple Festival (May 5-6) Car Show in Coudersport, which always includes entries from days gone by. More...

Viewpoints

Pa. tax laws favor wealthy

(Marc Stier is director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center.)   In your story about your county commissioners’ meeting with State Senator Joe Scarnati, there was no mention of any discussion about the state budget deficit and a ta More...

Correspondence

Leave ‘Em Alone   Dear editor:  Coyotes, greatly revered by Navajo herders, who call them “God’s Dog,” are tragically the most persecuted and demonized predator in Pennsylvania.  More...

The Old Timer

“We have met the enemy and he is us.” When it comes to the small towns of northcentral Pennsylvania, those words of wisdom by comic strip character Pogo say it all. How are we the enemy? More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Outdoor Columnist

Despite a relatively cold winter, it’s inevitable that the dreaded “deer ticks” that can spread Lyme disease to humans will return in force when the weather warms.  Not long ago, Joyce Sakamoto, a Penn State University research More...

INSIDE THE OUTDOORS

‘Tis the season for ‘shedding’

Balmy conditions earlier this week cut through the remaining snow and opened up the woods. For one group of hunters, that was just what the doctor ordered. More...

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Students from the Cameron County High School Outdoor Club attended this year’s Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, which featured hundreds of hunting, fishing and other exhibits.  More...

New Arboretum plan pitched

Members of the Potter County Redevelopment Authority (PCRA) sent their director to Wednesday night’s meeting of the Coudersport Borough Council to continue pitching a plan they’ve crafted to allow expansion of the Sheetz convenience store More...

Woman sentenced after arson plea

An Emporium woman was sentenced for setting a March 2017 fire that caused more than $20,000 damage to her home on Old West Creek Road. More...

Smooth sailing with PC Solid Waste Auth.

There is a changing of the guard at the Potter County Solid Waste Authority (SWA), an agency that quietly goes about its business of taking care of the tons of trash generated each day across the county. More...

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An exchange student from Argentina spent much of a recent day studying Potter County government. Uriel “Uri” Biondi, a 17- year-old from Mar Del Plata, near Buenos Aires, is staying with Don and Beth Sigafoes of Roulette. More...

News

Carter Camp bridge

Construction of a new bridge on Pine Hill Road (Rt. 44) bridge spanning Little Kettle Creek near the village of Carter Camp is scheduled to begin during the week of March 5.  Work should be completed by early August. More...

Kindergarten registration March 27

Coudersport Elementary School will hold kindergarten registration on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 27 and 28. Appointments are required. Children must be 5 years old by Sept. More...

Help for small businesses

Small business owners and people who would like to go into business can get some practical advice from an expert source in Coudersport and Emporium. More...

Community Life

Pet Chatter

When it’s time to choose a vet

Finding a veterinarian to care for your pets can be a daunting task. Whether you’re new to an area, your regular vet retired, or other circumstances have created the need, there are many ways you can help yourself. More...

Birthday 104 is family affair

A revered lifelong Potter County resident quietly observed her 104th birthday with several family members joining in on the occasion at Sweden Valley Manor.  Genevieve Weiss was born in Coudersport and spent her younger years in Costello before More...

Senior center hosting free tax/rent rebate workshop

Emporium Senior Center is hosting a free workshop on tax/ rent rebates Feb. 28. A counselor will answer questions and assist with applications.  More...