The community saw historic flooding due to rain from Tropical Storm Lee, exceeding levels of the Mid-Atlantic United States flood of 2006. Damages in Tioga County alone were estimated at around $100 million.
The Penn-York Valley's education system is set by three different and separate school districts.
- Waverly Central School District - Serving Waverly, Chemung, Lockwood, and sections of Lowman, Barton, and Wellsburg.
- Sayre Area School District - Serving Sayre, South Waverly, and Litchfield.
- Athens Area School District - Serving Athens, Athens Township, Ridgebury, Smithfield, Ulster and Sheshequin.
- Epiphany School - catholic Elementary and Middle school in Sayre.
- Zion Ministerial Institute - private religious school in Waverly, of the religious organization Zion Fellowship International. The organization's world headquarters in Waverly.
The valley has three local bus services, the first is Ride Tioga. Ride Tioga stops throughout Waverly, Sayre, and Barton. The second is BeST Transit. BeST Transit makes numerous stops in Waverly, Sayre, and Athens and provides service to Towanda, Wysox, Troy, Canton, and the Lycoming Mall. The third is C-TRAN operating out of Elmira and making daily stops in Waverly, Wilawana, Chemung and points west. Shortline Coach USA and Greyhound regional bus services stop in Waverly, as well. The village also has taxi service available through Valley Taxi which travels throughout the vicinities of Waverly, Sayre, Athens, and Binghamton. The valley is also conveniently located between the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport in the Town of Big Flats and the Greater Binghamton Airport located in Maine, New York, both of which are medium-sized regional airports serving the Southern Tier of New York.
- Press & Sun Bulletin (based in Binghamton, serves the area)
- Morning Times (based in Sayre; serves Waverly, Sayre, Athens and surrounding communities)
- The Daily Review (based in Towanda; serves the Penn-York Valley and Bradford County)
- Star Gazette (based in Elmira; serves Tioga, Chemung and Steuben Counties in NY and Bradford County in PA)
- WAVR - 102.1 FM (based in Sayre; licensed in Waverly for FM broadcasting)
- WATS - 960 AM (based in Sayre; licensed in Sayre for AM broadcasting)
- WLVY - 94.3 FM (based in Elmira; licensed in Waverly for FM broadcasting)
- WEBO - 1330 AM (based in Owego; branded to Waverly for AM broadcasting)
- WENI-FM - 92.7 FM (based in Elmira; licensed in S. Waverly for FM broadcasting)
- WGMF-FM - 103.9 FM (licensed in Dushore, Pennsylvania)
- WBNG-TV Binghamton NY - CBS Affiliate
- WIVT-TV Binghamton NY - ABC Affiliate
- WBGH-CA Binghamton NY - NBC Affiliate
- WICZ-TV Binghamton NY - Fox Affiliate
- WETM-TV Elmira NY - NBC Affiliate
- WENY-TV Elmira NY - ABC Affiliate
- WENY-DT2 Elmira NY - CBS Affiliate
- W52CE-TV Sayre PA - Fox Affiliate, (a Class A broadcast relay station for WOLF-TV Hazleton PA - UHF)
- WNEP-TV Scranton PA - ABC Affiliate
- WYOU-TV Scranton PA - CBS Affiliate
- YNN Syracuse NY - Time Warner Cable Regional
- About The Valley news of Penn-York Valley. (Waverly, N.Y.) 1937-1966, Library of Congress.
- The Valley Storm Ready Ceremony May 6, 2003, National Weather Service.
- "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Staff Writer (2011-09-16). "Exact cost of flood damage will take time". Ithaca Journal. Retrieved 2011-09-17.[permanent dead link]
- "General Public Fixed Route System Map". BeST Transit. Retrieved July 15, 2017.