July 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

'Dam Show' this weekend in Austin

Festival favorites from California, Massachusetts, Virginia, Pittsburgh and the artsy community of Ithaca, N. More...

Potter County: 'Hotbed'

Potter County is fast becoming a hotbed of oil and gas exploration, with a flood of production witnessed in June and more on the horizon. DEP issued 91 permits for exploration in the county from January through June, including 37 in May and June. More...

Viewpoints

Look at the sun

(Adam Browning is cofounder of the Vote Solar, a non-profit organization working to bring solar energy into the mainstream. He previously served for eight years with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. More...

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

On Independence Day, while my wife and I were having breakfast, I spotted a man to whom I owed a big thank you. His name is Joe Yore from Palmdale, Calif., and you will be hearing more about him because he has a big plan for Emporium. More...

We've got mail!

Water over the dam! To the editor: After eight years of draining, demolition, reconstruction and filling, water is finally going over the new spillway at Lyman Lake. More...

Community Life

Who is Joe Yore?

Former Marine and Korean War era veteran. Actor, singersongwriter, career movie extra, dabbler in property and career autograph hound. Retired, he's also a local environmental activist and a selfproclaimed City Hall "agitator" in Palmdale, Calif. More...

Recycling push for Cameron

Efforts are underway to remove more items from Cameron County's "waste stream" and have them recycled. More...

Photo

Senator Joseph Scarnati shakes hands with Anna English of the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library in Emporium on Wednesday. He helped secure a $15,000 grant to pave the library's back parking lot. More...

Sports

Emporium's Alle-Catt showdown Saturday

Emporium's bats are booming as the Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League season winds down. Manager Ralph McKimm Sr.'s troops hope to carry their torrid hitting into Saturday's showdown in Roulette against division-leading Port Allegany (2 pm). More...

DISTRICT CHAMPS FALL IN LL SECTIONALS

Hopes of progressing to the state championship game and, potentially, a berth in the Little League World Series were dashed for 12-year-old baseball players from Potter- McKean Wednesday night in Shinglehouse. More...

Photos

Coudersport Area Recreation Park was the scene of this year's District Babe Ruth Championship Tournament for 15-year-olds. More...

ROULETTE TRAGEDY: MANY PONDER 'WHY?'

Residents in the village of Roulette are still coming to grips with a tragedy that claimed two lives sometime late Sunday afternoon. More...

Veterans Museum coming to Emporium

Cameron County's war veterans will be honored when a museum opens its doors in Emporium in time for the county's 150th birthday celebration. More...

CONCERNS ABOUT GAS, OIL BOOM GROW

Concern is growing about the potential environmental impact of increased gas and oil production in Potter County. More...

Lyman Lake's return celebrated

ABOUT 300 PEOPLE COME TO BEACH BASH

Lyman Lake's return was celebrated on Saturday night with a beach party, just days before the final fill cycle was completed, sending water over the spillway and marking the complete restoration of the lake. More...

News

REGIONAL NEWS

Bank robbery DuBOIS -- A knife-wielding robber held up the Liberty Boulevard branch of S&T Bank shortly before noon on Saturday. Investigators have refused to disclose how much money was stolen. More...

Survivor: Cameron County apps available

Applications are available for "Survivor: Cameron County," a new attraction to this year's Cameron County Fair. Based on the CBS-TV hit series, the local show will take the stage at 6 pm Friday, Aug. 8. More...

Local men helping battle fires in California

Two Potter County men are helping to quell blazing wildfi res in California. More...

Potter County News

COMMISSIONERS BACK TRANSPORTATION PLAN

State Senator Joe Scarnati is rallying local support for a multi-billion-dollar transportation plan he believes will best serve Cameron, Potter and other rural counties. More...

POTTER COUNTY FAIR OPENS JULY 27

Rural living is celebrated each summer at the Potter County Fair. This year's fair runs July 27 through Aug. 2 at the fairgrounds in Millport. There is no fee for admission, parking or grandstand events. More...

Outdoors

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR DEER STUDY

PGC LOOKING FOR RESIDENTS' INPUT

The Game Commission is calling for volunteers to serve on a Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) to help set deer management goals in Wildlife Management Unit 3A. It includes those sections of Potter, McKean, Tioga and Bradford counties north of Rt. 6. More...

Baby animal adventures

One of the joys of being outdoors during the summer is encountering young animals. Their mystique captivates the minds of everyone, from young to old, outdoor enthusiast to city dweller. More...

'Longbeards' banquet set for Aug. 9

Cameron County Longbeards, one of the newest chapters of the National Wild Turkey Federation, has made a lot of progress in its first year. The group will hold its first Hunting Heritage Banquet at the VFW in Emporium on Saturday, Aug. 9. More...

Obituaries

Joseph Olivett

AUG. 15, 1910 - JULY 16, 2008

Joseph Olivett, 97, recently a resident of the Grove House in Emporium, died Wednesday, July 16, 2008, in the Guy and Mary Felt Manor in Emporium. Born Aug. 15, 1910 in Emporium, he was the son of Joseph and Teresa Fiordelisi Olivett. More...

Frances G. Black

Frances Greenan Black, 85, a resident of the Rydal Park Retirement Community for the past 15 years and formerly of Cliffside Park, N. J., died at her home on Monday (July 7, 2008). She was the beloved wife of the Rev. Donald Black for 64 years. More...

Death Notices

Betsy Good Betsy Lyman Good, 85, of East Aurora, N.Y., died Wednesday (June 4, 2008) at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. A memorial service will be held at East Aurora, N.Y., on Saturday, July 19, at 1 pm. More...