Big stakes in PILT fight

Pennsylvania State Land Tax Fairness Coalition leaders were back in Harrisburg this week for another round of meetings as the state budget/ tax policy stalemate continues. Coalition members met with an influential member of the House of Representatives to seek his support for an increase in the payments in-lieu-of-taxes (PILT) made by the state for tax-exempt state forest, game and […]

CVFD personnel break new ground

A group of dedicated firefighters recently became the first crew in the 130-year history of the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department to successfully complete a high-level certification training. They engaged in the Firefighter Level II training regimen held at the Tri-County Fire School in Smethport. Elements included instruction in hazardous materials operation, National Incident Management Systems, incident command, CPR training, vehicle […]

Area news briefs

Mountain bike race WELLSBORO — Laurel Classic Mountain Bike Challenge is on tap for Saturday, Sept. 12, on trails and forestry roads in the Asaph section of the Tioga State Forest. Start/finish line will be at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Northern Appalachian Research Branch, just off Route 6 in Asaph, eight miles west of Wellsboro. The course is popular with […]

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Back to school Tues at CCSD

Cameron County School District will welcome students for the start of classes on Tuesday, Aug. 25. On the first day, students from kindergarten through grade two should report to the All-Purpose Room, while students in grades 3-6 report to the gymnasium. Teachers will meet them there and escort them their classrooms. Homeroom assignments at the high school are based alphabetically […]

Two teacher positions cut

When classes resume later this month in the Cameron County School District, two more teachers will be absent. Last week, the Cameron County School Board accepted the resignations of English teacher Julie Prutznal and mathematics teacher Ryan Neal. Neither position will be filled in the foreseeable future. Prutznal’s classes will be covered by pulling a reading specialist from Woodland Elementary […]

Galeton Outdoor Day

Galeton Public Library has scheduled Outdoor Day at Collins Park starting at 2 pm Sept. 5. Among activities will be kayaking, geocaching, fly tying, hiking, games, live music, an auction, and more. Admission and parking will be free.

Veterans assistance Thursday

A veterans field service officer with the American Legion will be available at Rep. Martin Causer’s office in Coudersport on Thursday, Aug. 27, from 10 to 2. He will assist veterans with services such as compensation, education, pension, health care and death benefits. Appointments are required and may be made by calling the office at 814-274-9769. Veterans need not be […]

Wolf Tracks

Migratory bird hunting is not as popular in the northcentral Pennsylvania counties as it is in many sections of the Keystone State. Those who give it a try tend to get hooked. However, you first need to obtain the equipment, develop the skills, and determine potential hunting areas. Most of those with hunting experience would be honored to share their […]