Woman’s work brightens manor tree

Woman’s work brightens manor tree manor tree If giving of oneself is the greatest gift we can give at Christmas time, then the residents of the Guy & Mary Felt Manor are the recipients of many, many great gifts this year. Elaine Davis couldn’t help but smile when she saw the large Christmas tree in the lobby of Felt Manor. […]

Christmas Rush

Christmas Rush The rush of last-minute Christmas packages didn’t dim the enthusiasm of Jody Landes at the Coudersport Post Office on Wednesday. Officials at the post offices in Austin, Emporium and Coudersport confirmed the usual volume of mail heading down the stretch. Despite the multi-million-dollar advertising campaigns of Federal Express, UPS and other private delivery services, the U.S. Postal Service […]

Time Warner: What’s Next?

Time Warner: What’s Next? As Coudersport pauses for Christmas, it won’t be long before the harsh reality of next year’s economic challenges returns, front and center. Time Warner Cable’s February withdrawal from the town, as well as the continuing demise of Adelphia Cable, will throw roughly 600 people out of work. Coudersport’s distress flag is already being seen everywhere from […]

Tax question up to local voters

One by one, school districts in Potter and Cameron counties are preparing to ask voters if they are willing to pay higher earned income taxes, in return for reduced real estate taxes on their homes. Some pundits have referred to the Act 1 changes in Pennsylvania’s school tax structure as “a case of robbing Peter to pay Paul.” Tim Frenz, […]

County taxes to rise

Budget votes in Potter, Cameron

Boards of Commissioners in both Cameron and Potter counties will convene next Friday to pass their 2007 budgets, both of which will include an increase in real estate taxes. The amount of the tax hike in Cameron County has been the focus of exhaustive deliberations as Commissioners Tony Moscato, Glen Fiebig and Patrick Rodgers continue to pore over the spending […]

Spill clean-up done on east side

More than 150 truckloads of contaminated soil have been removed as part of the cleanup from a June 30 train derailment near Gardeau in Norwich Township, McKean County, near the Cameron/ Potter County border. Work was completed this week on the excavation of contaminated soils leaching sodium hydroxide, or lye, into Big Fill Hollow and on into Sinnemahoning Portage Creek […]

Clarence Dubs baled

another Christmas tree at Wending Creek Farms on Greenman Hill in Potter County Wednesday, as the selling season wound down at the tree nursery owned by former cable entrepreneur John Rigas. Wending Creek sells hundreds of trees locally and supplies dealers in New York City, Buffalo and western Ohio. Bill Pekarski Photo

Help with heating bills available

People who are struggling to pay home-heating costs may qualify for financial help through the state’s Low- Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Income eligibility has been expanded from 135 percent to 150 percent of the federal poverty level. A family of four with an annual income of up to $30,000 can now qualify. The new income limits mean that an […]

Threat, risk training set

A Threat and Risk Assessment Training Course delivered by Texas A&M University will be held Feb. 20- 22 at the Crystal Fire Department in St. Marys. The free training is offered by Northwest Central Pa. Emergency Response Group to all public safety disciplines, along with private business and industry personnel. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration deadline is […]

Numbers in the news

1 Any guesses on the mostperformed Christmas song this year? The answer is “The Christmas Song,” better known by many as “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.” The Nat King Cole version of that Mel Torme classic ranks number one, followed by “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” by The Pretenders. Third comes the Eurythmics’ version of “Winter Wonderland.” Then […]