December 5, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

No need to travel for unique gifts

An often-overlooked aspect of hometown shopping is that “mom and pop” stores, in addition to saving customers time and gas money, often feature one-of-a-kind gifts or services that can’t be found in larger areas. More...

Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Bear season is over for another year. I actually went out and hunted the first day. I haven’t hunted bear in over 40 years and I had forgotten a lot about the sport. More...

END FREE RIDE FOR TAX EXEMPTS

(Churches, charitable organizations and others are exempt from real estate taxes.  More...

‘Elusive’ deer = extinct businesses

I could probably sum up this disseration by simply stating that the “Game Commission sucks.”   But not only would that be wasted ink on the stating of the obvious, it would also be a disservice to you for not explaining why I think More...

Community Life

Winterizing applies to pets, too

Animals are affected by the cold weather, particularly when the temperature or wind chill drops below freezing.   During winter, pets should spend the majority of their time indoors, except during periods of supervised exercise. More...

Emporium Rotary Club

Emporium Rotary Club completed its traditional distribution of free dictionaries to thirdgraders at Cameron County and Austin last week. More...

Costello Tannery featured on 2009 ornament

A limited supply of Austin’s 2009 Christmas ornament, featuring the Costello Tannery, remains available. Ornaments may be purchased at several area retailers as well as by mail. More...

Sports

Falcons’ run stops one game shy of ‘Elite Eight’

It didn’t take long for coaches, fans and a majority of players to begin looking to the future as Coudersport High School closed out its 2009 football season just one win short of another district championship and a berth in the state’s More...

Mountain View bowling league results

Following are recent results from Mountain View Bowling Center:   Friday Night Mixed: Lucky Strikes 34-14, Alley Stompers 28-20, Middle of the Road Gang 22-26, Misfits 12-36. Top scores: B. Smith 486, B. Foster 216, S. Dechant 206.   More...

Furman back in action at Rochester Institute

Rochester Institute of Technology is off to a fast start for the 2009-10 women’s basketball season, and a Coudersport High School product is one of the reasons the Tigers are expected to roar this season. More...

Diversity is key—

Potter, Cameron county economies still struggling

A statistical profile of rural Pennsylvania presented by a respected economist points to the need for leaders in Potter and Cameron counties to pursue new options.   More...

Economy could rebound in impressive fashion

Preview of gas boom’s potential to change the area’s economic fortunes Tuesday night

Imagine a rural county where hardware stores, restaurants, car dealers, gift shops, clothiers, motels and other businesses are thriving; where new businesses are starting up, rental units are booked full, and jobs are not hard to find.   More...

Holiday shopper support vital to local merchants

“Shop locally” isn’t a new message, but is has become more vital than ever to retailers in northcentral Pennsylvania.   W   hile some area merchants   More...

‘Telemedicine’ making a difference at Cole Memorial

Access to medical specialists can be a challenge for patients who live in rural areas. Distance and transportation are the most common barriers, especially for the elderly and poor. More...

News

New Olga’s adds color to Coudersport’s main street

After standing vacant for years, a former drugstore and credit agency at Potter County’s busiest intersection has come alive. More...

Comments welcome on outdoor burner regs

Citizens who missed the public hearings on proposed state regulations controlling outdoor wood-fired boilers can still be heard. The state’s Environmental Quality Board is accepting comments by traditional mail or email from now until Jan. More...

Local employment stagnant

Both Cameron and Potter counties showed only slight variation in seasonally adjusted unemployment rates during October. More...

Potter County News

Deeds recorded in Potter County

Following are real estate transactions recently filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds:   • Nov. 16, Estate of Clinton A. Bundy to Jesse L. Valenti, Austin Borough $15,000.   More...

Potter County state trooper claims immunity in civil suit

A state trooper from the Denton Hill barracks facing a civil suit says is claiming immunity.   Trooper Glenn C. Drake II is being sued by James E. More...

Tax increase likely in Potter County

Potter County’s 2010 budget may carry a real estate tax increase, although details are still being ironed out by the County Commissioners. A draft budget is expected to be available for public review beginning Friday, Dec. 11.   More...

Outdoors

Deer hunt: timing is everything

If successful hunting could be boiled down to one concept, it would be being in the right place at the right time. However, that doesn’t guarantee success. One must be ready at any moment to capitalize on an opportunity.   More...

You’re not helping: feeding is detrimental to elk herd

Artificial feeding of elk is detrimental to the species.   Game Commission biologist Jon DeBerti points out that elk that are habituated are more susceptible to poaching. This alone is a good reason for keeping the elk wild.   More...

Bear season forecast on target

Entering the 2009 bear-hunting season, the Game Commission expected at least 3,000 of the estimated 15,000 bruins in the state to be killed. That estimate was right on-target.   More...

Obituaries

Elias C. Hooftallen

MARCH 14, 1925 - NOVEMBER 22, 2009

Elias C. Hooftallen, 84, of Earlville, N.Y., formerly Austin, died on Nov. 22, 2009. Janice, his wife of 50 years, was by his side.   More...

Death Notices

Alice M. Mascinio   Alice May Mascino, 83, of Roulette died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital.   Among survivors are her husband of 42 years, Nicholas J. More...