July 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Regional Rural College opens

History was made this week when a community college serving Potter, Cameron and seven other counties opened for business.  “Branch campuses” have been established in each of the counties, where live instruction will be provided via i More...

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Changes are in the offing for PennDOT’s Route 6 reconstruction project in downtown Coudersport. Traffic will switch to the completed lanes of Main St. and Chestnut St. Construction will then begin on the remaining lanes. More...

Viewpoints

You call that ‘conservative?’

(David Jenkins is the president of Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship, a national non-profit organization with members in Pennsylvania.)   This is in response to the letter you published from a gas and oil industry trade organization ques More...

Correspondence

Perfect Park   Dear editor:  We had some long-time friends from Hinsdale and Olean, N.Y., visit us last weekend.  We traveled to the Austin Dam Memorial Park, where a crowd of people were sitting in the pavilion and Jordan Brewer was o More...

The Old Timer

Summertime used to mean you could see kids playing all over our small towns.  There were pick-up baseball games in every neighborhood. The playgrounds were full of happy children scurrying about. More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Outdoor Columnist

The sun is blazing, and deep in the conifers you’ll find elk seeking the cooling shade. More...

INSIDE THE OUTDOORS

June’s rain was mixed blessing

Our rainy June was a mixed blessing. It has extended good trout fishing, made our forests and gardens grow well, and has favored certain beneficial fungi, including those that prey upon forest pests like gypsy moth caterpillars. More...

Deer study continues in Potter County

Potter County is part of a long-term research project with far-reaching implications for forest management and deer hunting. It’s sparked by deepening concerns about poor forest regeneration and plant diversity.  More...

Arboretum rally planned Sunday

Even as the Coudersport Arboretum Committee was meeting this week to discuss the organization’s upcoming event to celebrate the community park, many of those in attendance couldn’t help but be distracted by the ongoing battle to save the More...

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A proposal to build a shale gas wastewater treatment facility in Coudersport has received the go-ahead. More...

Seed exchange grows like a weed

Participation is growing as the Coudersport Public Library’s seed exchange hits its stride.  Through a partnership with local resident Pam Ruane, the library is the repository for free seeds that budding gardeners and horticulturists have More...

Alleged drug dealer headed to trial

A jury has been empaneled for another trial involving a fatal heroin overdose and the dealer who allegedly provided the drug.  Desiree Tipping, 32, of Wellsboro is accused of selling fentanyl-laced heroin that claimed the life of Coudersport res More...

News

Something new brewing in Emporium

Two Emporium families have brewed up a new business in the community. Bearded Brewing, a fledgling coffee roasting endeavor, is the inspiration of Ryan and Brandi Magaro and Josh and Lindsey Zucal. More...

Austin School Board passes budget

Austin Area School Board passed a 2017- 18 budget in the nick of time. After falling to attract a quorum at two previous meetings, board members gathered on June 28 and approved a $5.04 million spending plan. More...

Shale Gas newsletter available

Latest edition of Shale Gas Roundup is now available. It’s the newsletter of the Potter County Natural Gas Resource Center and features timely, locally relevant news about shale gas development and related topics. More...

Community Life

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Cole Memorial Hospital’s diagnostic imaging team has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). More...

Red Cross blood drives

American Red Cross reports it is facing a critical blood shortage, which often occurs in July and August.  To address this, the organization has scheduled blood drives for Thursday, July 20, from 12:30-5:30 pm at the Coudersport Consistory; and More...

LEPC family picnic

Cameron County Local Emergency Planning Committee will hold its annual family picnic at 5 pm Wednesday, July 19, at Sizerville State Those wishing to attend the catered meal should call Laura Narby at 486-9368.   More...

Obituaries

Dorothy Lamb Hershey

Dorothy J. Lamb Hershey, 79, of Woodstock, Ga., formerly of Coudersport, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017. Born July 9, 1937 in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Taubert Welsh. More...

Death Notices

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