July 15, 2017 RSS feed / 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...

Poppy’s Attic relocates

A Sweden Valley antique and gift shop is relocating to Coudersport’s South Main Street. Poppy’s Attic, owned and operated by Lesile Empson, will close up shop along Rt. More...

State, fed budgets squeeze counties

Potter County hosted a meeting of the Northwest Pennsylvania County Commissioners Association this week, continuing a tradition that dates back several decades.  More...

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Coudersport Public Library hosted another visit by the prominent magician, “Jeffini the Great,” in conjunction with its Summer Reading Program. More...

Federal funds fixing homes

While the needs are many, the funding is limited as the Cameron County Commissioners continue to tap a federal government program that rehabilitates substandard homes for some residents.  More...

News. Brief.

Christmas in July this weekend   Potter County’s domestic violence and sexual assault prevention and awareness agency, A Way Out, is holding its annual auction and vendor fair at the courthouse square on Saturday, July 15, from 10 am to 4 More...

New contract with teachers’ union

Austin Area School Board ratified a new contract with the teachers’ union covering the next four years at its recent meeting. The pact includes health insurance, pension and other benefits similar to the previous contact. More...

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A successful inaugural “Operation Appreciation” military recognition event was held at Cole Memorial Hospital. Dozens of flags and banners were posted by the Cole Foundation around the hospital campus over the Independence Day holiday. 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...

Overdose leads to drug bust

A drug overdose in downtown Coudersport set the stage for a series of events leading to four arrests this week. More...

Tri-County pursuing fiber network

A historic expansion of services is in the cards for Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative.  Tri-County CEO Craig Eccher told Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce members that directors of the 80-year-old organization have approved a five-year p More...

NUMBERS IN THE NEWS

38—  Ice cream!   What’s your favorite summer treat? The most popular response in a CBS News poll was ice cream, at 38 percent.  Trailing in order were watermelon, 30 percent; berries, 12; lemonade, 12; and pie, 6. More...

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A number of community projects in Austin and Ulysses were addressed by young adults serving with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC). Nine NCCC members and a supervisor were in the area June 10- 24. More...

Seeks help for $5M levee project

Facing a $5-million-plus price tag for federally mandated flood protection, Emporium Borough continues to seek financial help.  At this month’s meeting, Borough Council members agreed to apply for a $234,000 state grant that appears to be More...

Academic honors for several area students

Cameron County High School graduate Noelle L. Austin has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. She is pursuing a radiological science degree.  More...

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Cameron County residents can once again drop off items at the Plank Road Hollow recycling center. Work on a new pavilion was completed last week. The roof will keep the recycling materials dry and allow for additional items to be stored. More...