February 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

DAM SITE PLANS MOVE FORWARD

Dam Association, Austin Borough agree on land lease

Austin Borough has agreed to lease a large tract of land in Keating Township from the Austin Dam Memorial Association (ADMA). More...

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About 100 miles in the Elk State Forest has been opened for snowmobiling, with the Bureau of Forestry smoothing out the trails with equipment such as this groomer. Area snowmobilers have been disappointed with weather conditions this winter. More...

Viewpoints

Marijuana damages teens' brains

(Marc Galanter, M.D., from the New York University School of Medicine, specializes in psychiatry and substance abuse.) I worry that marijuana poses more risks to teens than they, or the More...

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

Many of us take our libraries for granted. Benjamin Franklin knew what he was doing when he founded the first library in the colonies right here in Pennsylvania. More...

We've got mail!

Wind Letter Was Bogus To the Editor: The headline of a recent letter in this paper announced: "Wind Turbine Noise Affects Health." Alleged to have been written by M. More...

Outdoors

Monster Salmon Part II

Fighting a large king salmon on a fly rod is an indescribable experience. The power of a fish weighing more than 40 pounds is almost unfathomable. Most of the time, the fish is in control. More...

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Local wildlife guide Jeff Colwell has been submitting an application for a bobcat permit since the new season began nearly seven years ago, but the luck of the draw just hasn't been on his side- until this year. More...

Tested elk free of CWD

Samples taken from the 35 hunter-killed elk last year all tested negative for chronic wasting disease (CWD). Dr. Walt Cottrell, Pa. More...

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Shutterbug Frank 'Louie' Baker captured this image of Wednesday's eclipse for us. More...

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Cassie Lyon was among 17 acts that performed during the 'Parade of Stars,' an annual event that features homespun talent in Cameron County. Proceeds from the event benefit the Cameron County Fair, the smallest county fair in Pennsylvania. More...

ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES

Four appointed to CCSD positions

Members of the Cameron County School District's board of directors unanimously appointed four local educators to administrative positions last week. More...

News

CCHS lists honor students

Lynn Newcomer, former Assistant Principal at Cameron County High School, has announced that the following students in grades 7 through 12 have been named to the second quarter honor roll. More...

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Tommy Gribble (left) strummed a few chords while his grandmother and organizer Mary McLean read a ballad behind the scenes at last weekend's Parade of Stars. More...

Austin High honor students

Matthew Hutcheson, Superintendent of the Austin Area School, has announced that the following students, grades 4 through 12, have been named to the honor roll for the second nine weeks marking period. More...

Potter County News

SENTENCINGS IN POTTER COUNTY COURT

A Potter County man was ordered to spend 18 months on probation, pay a $250 fine, and make full restitution on theft charges. David Bedelyon, 53, of Ulysses was sentenced by Judge John Leete. More...

20 years: Friends honor Judge Leete

Friends of Potter County Judge John B. Leete pulled one over on him Tuesday. More...

Chocolate lovers have a blast!

More than 200 people attended the annual "Chocolate Lover's Fantasy" fund-raiser for A Way Out. The event generated about $5,000 for Potter County's provider of services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. More...

Obituaries

Dennis E. Caton

Dennis E. Caton, 61, of 3210 Sizerville Rd., Emporium, died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, Saturday (Feb. 16, 2008) morning following a lengthy illness. He was born Feb. 14, 1947 in Wellsville, N.Y. a son of the late Richard E. More...

James P. Masolotte

James P. Masolotte, Sr., 96, of Coudersport died Tuesday (Feb. 19, 2008) in Delray Beach, FL. He was born May 1, 1911 in New York City, the son of Massimo and Maria Garbi Masolotte. More...

John R. VanSickle

John R. "Skip" VanSickle, 76, of Coudersport, died Thursday (Feb. 14, 2008) at home. He was born Feb. 7, 1932 in Port Allegany, the son of Richard and Alice VanSickle. More...