August 11, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Major push for ATV trails

For decades, riders of all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles have been pressuring state leaders to open up additional sections of publicly owned forest, park and game lands for their use. More...

‘Bucktails’ honor Civil War forefathers

Descendants of the famous “Bucktails” Civil War regiment were joined by other history buffs in celebrating their 25th annual reunion last weekend in the southern Cameron County village of Driftwood. More...

Viewpoints

‘Screen time’ can be addictive

(This article from Health Holistic Living was shared by the Potter County Edu­cation Council.)   Kids love their screen time, but is it a harmless hobby or harmful addiction? More...

Correspondence

Festival Success   Dear editor:  A few weeks have passed since the inaugural “Eliot Ness Fest: Touched by the Untouchable” in Coudersport. There is no denying that this first-of-its-kind event was an overwhelming success.  More...

The Old Timer

Like most of the men from his genera­tion, my father held his feelings close to the vest. He did cry at our wedding. I think it was because he felt sorry for my wife. Actually, we were pretty good buddies.  More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Outdoor Columnist

A man who has left his mark on the water resources of our great commonwealth, the species that occupy them, and the anglers who enjoy them is retiring.  More...

INSIDE THE OUTDOORS

So what DID Katy do?

Katydids made their choral debut in Cameron and Potter counties, right on schedule. For some rea­son, over the years I have been keeping track of the date that the first katydid is heard in our area. More...

PGC requests turkey sighting reports

Pennsylvania Game Commission is surveying wild turkeys this month to get a handle on production statewide. Turkey sighting reports can be made online at pgc.pa.gov.  Information submitted helps the agency analyze spring turkey production. More...

Rural broadband coming!

A historic expansion of high-speed internet service in sections of Potter County by TriCounty Rural Electric Cooperative is a step closer to reality with the announcement of a $1.5 million state grant to help pay for it. More...

Shale gas drillers eye state land

With more than 600,000 acres of state forest land potentially open to shale gas drilling, the debate over the industry’s environmental impact is heating up. More...

Sweden Valley Manor expansion underway

Sweden Valley Manor is moving forward with its expansion plan, which will allow the institution to broaden its services with a greater emphasis on rehabilitation. More...

Potter part of health study

Potter County was part of a national public health study conducted by the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Its focus was on 10 rural “bright spots” 420 Appalachian counties. More...

News

New Rt. 46 bridge

PennDOT reports that construction of the new bridge on Rt. 46 (Emporium Road) over Havens Run, three miles southeast of Betula, will begin during the week of Aug. 20. An alternating traffic pattern will be controlled by temporary signals.   More...

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Another successful Potter County Fair came to a close on Saturday at the fair­grounds in Millport. Despite occasional rain showers that created some muddy conditions, the fair was a success with a good turnout. More...

Galeton facing $3M debt

Galeton Borough still has a debt of about $3 million for infrastructure investments, even as government regula­tions could require additional expenses at its sewage treat­ment plant and water supply system. More...

Community Life

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God’s Country Ministries recently welcomed a new pastor to its team. Members and guests celebrated the pastoral licensing of Carrie Mor­ley, congratulated here by Pastor Peter Tremblay. More...

Railroad symposium this weekend

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum in Potter County is hosting a major gathering this weekend to celebrate the mighty Buffalo & Susquehanna Railroad that was once a dominant force in the region.  Months of planning have gone into the B&S Railroa More...

School starts Aug. 22 in Coudersport

With classes due to begin on Wednesday, Aug. More...