January 9, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Huge step for Austin Dam project

Pieces are falling into place on a long-range plan to further develop the property around the historic Austin Dam ruins, with a goal of expanding the park and linking it with Austin Borough.   More...

Many in the area still out of work

Cameron County’s unemployment rate dropped during November, but so did its labor force. Potter’s jobless figure held steady. More...

Viewpoints

SMALL-SCALE BIOMASS CAN WORK!

(Ross Porter is Mayor of Smethport and one of the driving forces behind that borough’s efforts to generate electricity through the burning of forest products traditionally left behind during timber harvesting or wood processing opera More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eye s

It is hard to believe that we are already a week into the year 2010. I am still wondering where 2009 went.   A lot of events came and went during the past year but, because of the bad economy, they will probably not be remembered.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Library Needs Your Help   To the editor:   Since I’ve started as library director, I have met many of our patrons and am excited to work in a community that is passionate about the sources, resources and services that our library More...

Community Life

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Charles Cole Memorial Hospital welcomed the first baby of 2010 at 2:46 pm on New Year’s Day. Wyatt Roy Smith weighed 7 pounds, 1.6 ounces and was 20.25 inches long. More...

GKN raises money for local causes

GKN Sinter Metals/Emporium employees recently raised money for two local organizations.   In October, management paid $1.00 to the American Cancer Society for every employee who wore pink in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Week. More...

Sports

Falcons win; Austin, CCHS lose openers

Northern Tier Girls’ Basketball League action got underway this week, with Coudersport (4-3) among four teams darting out of the gate.   Hannah Fink scored 21 points while D. J. More...

No clear favorites: wide open race in boys’ Northern Tier League

Boys’ basketball fans see a wide open race for the Northern Tier League title this season.   Cameron County and Coudersport each took a step in the right direction in Tuesday’s season openers.   More...

Brunside rolls through tourney 5-0

Although the PIAA District 9 Tournament is many weeks away, Coach Scott Baker’s Cameron County Red Raiders got a taste of similar caliber competition last weekend at a tournament in Warren. More...

Free flu clinics today

Free influenza H1N1 vaccinations will be available in Emporium and Eldred on Saturday (today) for residents of Potter, McKean, Cameron and Elk counties. More...

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A Cameron County man was seriously injured on Monday, Dec. 28, when his pickup truck was struck by a train. More...

Preview of natural gas rush Tuesday

Bradford County Commissioner will discuss gas industry impact

Bradford County, a hotbed of natural gas production, is being held up as an example of what can be expected in Potter, Cameron and Clinton counties as the gas rush spreads in 2010.   More...

Pace of gas rush hard to forecast

Gas prices, the economy, business trends and competitive pressures are among the factors that make it hard for experts to forecast how fast energy companies will be moving into Potter and Cameron counties to tap into natural gas resources trapped de More...

News

Peet Farm added to preservation program

Prime agricultural land protected from development

Almost 200 acres of prime agricultural property in Hebron Township has been added to the Potter County Farmland Preservation Program.   More...

Coudersport boro will condemn properties

Rights-of-ways needed for bridge projects

Coudersport Borough has begun condemnation proceedings on two properties to secure rights-of-way and keep the Fourth and Seventh Street Bridge projects on track for completion next year.   During a special meeting on Dec. More...

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Michael Pilato (right), founder and executive director of the Public Art Academy, presented a program on his works at a recent Emporium Rotary meeting. More...

Potter County News

Potter Commissioners to focus on staff, personnel policy in 2010

Personnel policies and positions will be a major focus of the Potter County Commissioners during 2010, as the board works to curtail spending and remain within the budget adopted at its Dec. 31 business meeting.   More...

These deeds recorded in Potter County

Following are real estate transactions recently filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds:   • Dec. 7, James K. Gelzenlichter to Paul J. Avenick, Stewardson Township, $65,000.   More...

‘Yellow Ribbon’ meeting Monday

Potter County’s Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Task Force will hold its next meeting on Monday, Jan. 11, at 4 pm in the Dickinson Mental Health Center conference room, located on the third floor of the F. W. More...

Outdoors

Do it the old-fashioned way; try a muzzleloader

Technology keeps expanding at a maddening pace and hunting has not escaped its impact. More...

Tent caterpillars: here they come again

Last year’s defoliation caused by an explosion of eastern and forest tent caterpillars could be repeated in 2010, which is causing concern among area foresters.   More...

The sobering reality of life in the wild

Last week, I pulled off of the Quehanna Highway in Medix Run near the railroad tracks to watch a spike bull feeding in a yard.   More...

Obituaries

SaraAnn ‘Sally’ Dill

SEPTEMBER 7, 1917 - DECEMBER 22, 2009

SaraAnn “Sally” Dill, 92, of Remington, Va., died Dec. 22, 2009, in her home.   Born Sept. 7, 1917, in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of Daniel and May Enders Lackey. On April 18, 1948, in Washington D.C., she married George J. More...

Death Notices

John J. Blass   Former Potter County Commissioner John J. Blass of Galeton died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009. He was 74.   Mr. Blass was employed by PennDOT as an equipment operator and foreman for 25 years. More...