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ERA: Tempers flare at Bradford council meeting

Months of animosity between Bradford Mayor Tom Riel and unsuccessful mayoral candidate Paul Berg came to a head at Tuesday’s meeting of Bradford City Council.

Foster Township supervisors sign-off on sewer project

At Monday’s meeting, Foster Township supervisors approved the substantial completion order for the ongoing sewer extension project. They also approved the land development for the

ERA: Dolan returns as Main Street manager

Downtown merchants will see the return of a familiar face next month when former Main Street manager Anita Dolan returns to her office. The manager

ERA: Police continue to investigate burglaries, gas tank tampering

Bradford City Police continue to investigate the recent slew of home burglaries as well as the string of incidents in which gas tanks were tampered

ERA: In wake of burglaries, residents urged not to be vigilantes

The man who has been burglarizing Bradford residences is still on the lam, and Bradford City Police are warning locals against taking the law into

ERA: Bradford to cruise into Christmas with Friday parade

Bradford, PA – Come Friday afternoon, Bradford will bring in the holiday season as the annual Cruisin’ Into Christmas Parade marches down Main Street. The

ERA: New Mexican restaurant, La Mixteca, opens on Main Street

Bradford, PA – A new Mexican restaurant — La Mixteca — opened Friday at the former location of Tortugas on Main Street. Owner Mauricio Feria, 22,

ERA: Rehab plans in works for Bradford City Hall

Rehabilitation work is in the preliminary planning stages that would modernize and increase security measures at Bradford City Hall. Bradford City Mayor Tom Riel told

ERA: Bradford City budget process taking shape

Bradford City officials are optimistic about the municipality’s finances as they work through the preliminary stages of creating a budget for the coming year. City

Shuttle service now offered in Bradford and beyond

Local entrepreneurs Steve Cavallaro and Rick Johnston have teamed up to bring a shuttle service to Bradford. Just Ride Safely (JRS) Transportation Services begins taking

Downtown security cameras operational

Within hours of becoming operational, the security cameras in downtown Bradford helped solve a crime.

Zippo lighter saves Olympic relay

The Olympic torch might not be windproof, but the Zippo lighter still is. 

Multiple injuries reported in Kane accident

KANE — A car crash on Biddle Street in Kane sent five people, including three children, to the hospital on Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters give advice as cold weather looms

Winter is coming.

Around 3,000 people delve into autumn at Pumpkin Fest

Approximately 3,000 people delved into autumn on Sunday with the Charlie Brown-themed fourth annual Pumpkin Fest in downtown Bradford.

Opera legend Horne speaks at UPB 50th gala Friday

“Bradford never left my heart,” said Bradford native and world-famous opera star Marilyn Horne Friday night, as she helped kick off the fundraising efforts for

Coudersport couple facing cattle scam charges

COUDERSPORT — A Coudersport couple is facing allegations that they stole more than $200,000 pretending to sell cattle.

Drug ‘molly’ is here, but not prevalent

The street drug known as “molly” has been discovered in the area in recent months, but it is not a widespread problem, according to area

Area schools rated well in new Performance Profiles

New state school assessment grades are out, and most area schools are making the mark with “satisfactory” ratings.

Shutdown shutters ANF, making ‘unhappy campers’ out of visitors

Dozens of campers will be evicted and hundreds more turned away from the Allegheny National Forest in the coming days as an ongoing U.S. government

Hassek to be charged after Sept. fire

A Bradford woman is being charged with endangering the welfare of her child after a fire at her South Center Street residence last month.

Head Start programs fearing shutdown future

“I am out of the office on furlough and unable to take your call.”

Battle well fought: Kane remembers Brenda Emer

KANE — Brenda Emer, the remarkable woman who beat cancer 12 times, finally succumbed to the disease on Tuesday afternoon in Pittsburgh.

Write-in candidates seeking spots in four races in general election

At least four races in the upcoming general election in November will have write-in candidates challenging those on the ballot.

Keating Township citizens group looks at ways to stop sewer project

SMETHPORT — A Keating Township Citizens Committee says it has no other option but to take legal action against the township, or vote elected officials

Bradford homecoming parade theme is ‘Decades’

The Bradford Area High School homecoming parade theme this year is “Decades,” as Bradfordians will see in the parade set to begin at 5 p.m.

Gov’t shutdown not sitting well with Bradfordians

Day one of the first federal government shutdown in 17 years has Bradfordians outraged that it has come to this. 

STEM programs coming to area schools

AUSTIN — Two Potter County school districts are working with the Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit Nine and West Point Military Academy in New York state

Theft charges against Mount Jewett man bound to court

Theft charges against a Mount Jewett man accused of failing to submit hundreds of thousands of dollars designated as tax money were bound to McKean

Unemployment rates spike locally

While three local counties saw a rise in unemployment rates for the month of August, the rates for Cameron, Elk, McKean and Potter counties are

Oaks sets motorcycle speed recored

Dan Oaks II admits it was “just another day of riding.”

Charlie Brown to be theme of fourth annual Pumpkin Fest

Bradford’s fourth annual Pumpkin Fest will feature a Charlie Brown-themed celebration of everything fall this coming Sunday.

Pumpkin merchants report mixed verdict on crop

While the verdict is mixed from local pumpkin-sellers as to the quality of this year’s crop, there seems to be no shortage in the selection

Kane superintendent loses whistleblower suit

A whistleblower lawsuit brought by Kane Area School District Superintendent Dr. Maryann Anderson against her former employer has been closed, with a U.S. District Court

School districts watching property tax reform debate

As the Pennsylvania House of Representatives reconvenes this week, it is expected to revive debates on a sweeping property tax reform package that would allow

New garden brings outdoors to Pavilion residents

A community effort to brighten the days for local people receiving rehabilitative or long-term care has come to fruition.

Habitat for Humanity home shown in open house

 The one-story home built through the McKean County Habitat for Humanity chapter was put on display in an open house showing Sunday afternoon.

Memorial marker at base of Austin Dam recalls flood

AUSTIN — A permanent memorial was dedicated over the weekend to the residents of Austin who lost their lives in the Flood of 1911 caused

United Way Day of Action exceeds planned projects

The United Way of the Bradford Area’s Day of Action volunteers accomplished even more than they set out to do on Saturday.

Emporium Borough searches for new police chief

EMPORIUM — Emporium Borough is currently seeking a new chief of police to handle a department which consists of two full-time and four part-time officers.
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