Mayor: We are Facing a Bleak Time of Crisis in Smethport

Smethport at a Crossroads — State of the Borough

Smethport Web — by Nathan Muller

At the Borough Council meeting Monday night, Mayor Ross Porter delivered a State of the Borough message. “We are at a crossroads for Smethport’s viability as a vibrant community,” he said. “We are facing a bleak time of crisis in Smethport.”

According to Porter, things started going downhill with the partial collapse of nearby Kinzua Bridge, a key area tourist attraction, followed by local closings of the Christmas Store, The Cottage House Restaurant and Lindgren’s Variety Store.

Porter noted that Smethport has faced other hard times in its history, such as:

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