August 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

DEP review of water treatment plant delayed

Plans to build a shale-gas wastewater processing facility just west of Coudersport are on hold after the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) rejected a permit request due to administrative shortcomings. More...

Future of school pool uncertain

Rising expenses and growing maintenance challenges have members of the Cameron County School Board discussing the possibility of closing the swimming pool that is also used by members of the community. More...

Viewpoints

ATV riders good for business

(Joe Parr of Homer Township in Potter County is an active all-terrain vehicle rider, and a member of Trout Unlimited, Friends of Lyman Run and other outdoors organizations.)   More...

Correspondence

Minimum Wage Myths   Dear editor:  Your item in “Numbers in the News” provided some interesting statistics on the minimum wage.  A conservative think tank recently reported that 5,000 jobs were lost in Seattle as the result More...

The Old Timer

Several community organizations do a great job of keeping the their towns vibrant. They support worthy causes and have a lot of fun in the process. More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Outdoor Columnist

This land is your land; this land is my land. And that’s the problem. The fight over natural gas pipelines snaking their way through Pennsylvania has many people questioning the concept of land ownership. In some areas, tempers are rising. More...

INSIDE THE OUTDOORS

Blind deer’s chances are poor

A few weeks ago, my father noticed a whitetail fawn walking in circles. As he approached it, the young deer acted as if it didn’t see him. More...

ELK WATCHER'S JOURNAL

Great time for a dose of nature

People aren’t the only ones coping with the searing summer heat. Elk have also had to deal with sweltering temperatures.  More...

Solar eclipse will have local impact

A solar eclipse will bring a light reduction of about 70- percent across Potter and Cameron counties on Monday afternoon. More...

‘Old Hickory’ facelift continues

Progress continues in a visible way at the historic Old Hickory property in downtown Coudersport, creating a growing buzz about its future.  The former hotel/restaurant/ tavern was sold to the Mauser Family Trust last September for $58,000. More...

Emergency training program stalls

Plans to establish a regional emergency services curriculum for the upcoming school year have gone by the board. More...

Work resumes on flood project

Work has resumed in and along Mill Creek at Coudersport’s Mitchell Park, as the borough continues its multi-year mission to meet federal flood protection directives. More...

News

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An unexpected development has extended the timetable for PennDOT’s Route 6 reconstruction project in downtown Coudersport. More...

Gas companies pay for road upgrades

Gas companies are spending millions of dollars to upgrade some of the roads they need to carry heavy vehicles required to harvest the bounty locked in shale layers two miles or more underground in Potter County. More...

Ulysses Old Home Day scheduled

Ulysses Old Home Day is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 16. There will be games, music, refreshments, crafts, vendor booths, an apple-eating contest, blueberry muffin contest and a car, truck and tractor show. More...

Community Life

Pet Chatter

Benny not ‘just a cat’

We’ve all seen and heard about animals being abused. As animal lovers, these stories take a little piece of our hearts every time we hear them. Often, we wonder what becomes of the abused animal. More...