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McKean County School Districts experience food supply dilemma

FileStudents wait for food during the summer lunch program at Bradford Area High School cafeteria. School districts are adjusting school lunches as needed for the 2021 school year as food shortages crop up. Recent stories have warned of potential shortages of canned foods or meats due to increased prices for aluminum and processing plants operating at less than full capacity

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Boy Scouts to turn over Elk Lick Scout Reserve as part of national settlement

Allegheny Highlands Council BSAA color guard completes the taking down of flags at the 2019 summer Calumet Camporee at Elk Lick Scout Reserve. BY JOELLEN WANKEL SMETHPORT — The Elk Lick Scout Reserve will be turned over as part of the Boy Scouts of America’s bankruptcy and abuse settlement.The Allegheny Highlands Council, which serves Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties in

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Erosion & sedimentation control workshop set

SMETHPORT — Local conservation districts are holding a day-long workshop from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum. The workshop, sponsored by conservation districts of Cameron, Elk, McKean, Potter, Tioga, and Warren counties, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Penn State Extension, and the PA Lumber

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Small protest held in Smethport against COVID mandates

By FRAN DE LANCEY SMETHPORT — A small group of protesters against masking and Covid-19 mandates stood along West Main Street Thursday in front of the McKean County courthouse.A spokesman for the group, Chris Cole of Bradford, told The Era, “We are followers of ‘Citizens for a Constitutional County’ on Facebook.”While he spoke of a larger group of protestors set

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