December 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

New Chamber members welcomed

A long-time local business was welcomed as one of the newest members of the Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week. More...

Consultant helping Cole Memorial

A consulting group that is trying to tap into a pot of state funds for the mutual benefit of Charles Cole Memorial Hospital and the consulting firm itself will update the Potter County Hospital Authority on its progress during a public meeting sched More...

Viewpoints

We just aren’t that tough anymore

If there’s one thing I know, it’s that I don’t know much.   And what’s alarming is that I know far more today than I did 10 years ago and infinitely more than I did 20 years ago.   More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eye s

I felt a little like the preacher who watched his church go up in flames last weekend. When I saw the price of gasoline, I cried out, “Holy smoke!”   As I am writing this, a gallon of gas costs $3.099, which to me is $3.10. More...

Don’t Shop, Adopt!

To the editor:   With the holiday season here, Cameron County SPCA reminds your readers of one of its mottos: “Don’t Shop; Adopt!”   Puppies and kittens are a cute present, but they are a lot of work. More...

Community Life

Lucinda Weakland & Thomas H. Greene

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Weakland of Mount Jewett, Pennsylvania announce the engagement of their daughter, Lucinda Weakland to Thomas H. Greene, Jr., son of the late Barbara Buck of Oakland, CA and the late Thomas H. Greene, Sr. More...

Christmas toy drive deadline Tuesday

A drive to provide Christmas toys for children from low-income families continues in Cameron County. Families who would like to sign up for gifts should stop at the Cameron County Assistance Office at 411 Chestnut Street in Emporium.   More...

Students promoting local shopping

Hebron Center Christian School students are once again offering free gift wrapping at Wagner Ace Hardware in Coudersport. It’s an effort by the school to promote local shopping. More...

Sports

Ski Denton producing snow, ready to open

Snowfall over the past week and cold temperatures that allow for the production of artificial snow have led to good slope conditions for this weekend’s season opening at Ski Denton in Potter County. More...

Girls’ basketball teams spring into actioin

Local girls’ basketball teams have been chomping at the bit to open the new season and that time has finally come.   More...

Cowburn continues winning ways at Penn State

Dirk Cowburn continues his success as a “true freshman” with the Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team.   More...

Obituaries

Patricia B. Chapell

Patricia B. Chapell, 75, of Sweden Valley died Dec.4, 2010, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. In 1968, she married Clement C. Chapell, who predeceased her. More...

Irene M. North

Irene M. North, 73, of Harrison Valley died Dec. 3, 2010, in her home. She was employed by the Northern Potter School District for many years and was organist for Harrison Valley Federated Church. More...

Gregory S. Hess

Gregory S. Hess   Gregory S. Hess, 50, of Emporium, formerly of Lancaster County, died Dec. 4, 2010, in an automobile accident. He was a self-employed carpenter. More...

SURVEY SAYS…

Residents concerned about gas drilling’s impact on environment

Results of a recent survey on natural gas issues confirm that environmental issues and potential impacts on townships and state forest land are the top concerns in Potter County. More...

DISMANTLING CONTINUES

Eight years later, Adelphia assets still unsettled

More than eight years after Coudersport based Adelphia Communications Corp. spiraled into bankruptcy, lawyers and financial managers are still untying the Gordian Knot that represents the company’s remaining assets. More...

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An open house and ribbon cutting was held at the new headquarters of Serenity Massage on North West Street in downtown Coudersport. More...

‘Christmas in the Wilds’ today!

Santa Claus, two of his reindeer and a really big snowman are due in Emporium Saturday (today) as the annual Christmas in the Wilds observance continues. More...

Local jobless rates grow worse

Christmas may not be so merry for the hundreds of adults in Cameron and Potter counties who are jobless. More...

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Training for positions in gas industry available locally

Three options for local training are available for area residents interested in becoming certified for jobs with the natural gas industry. Classes will be held at the Seneca Highlands Vo-Tech School in Port Allegany starting on Jan. 17. More...

Austin Borough residents to see one-mill tax increase

Austin Borough Council members Monday night gave final approval to the municipality’s 2001 operating budget.   The budget includes a one-mill tax increase that will be dedicated to the town’s street lights.   More...

Potter County News

Coudersport school awarded fitness grant

Coudersport Area High School has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Highmark Foundation to continue the “Falcon Fitness Frenzy.”   More...

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At long last, work will begin on a new Seventh Street bridge, leading to Coudersport Area Recreation Park, West Seventh Street and Woodlawn Avenue. The historic bridge will be preserved. More...

Effort being made to recover fees

Individuals who owe Potter County long-ignored fines and other court-related expenses are being contacted with reminders of their obligations and the consequences they will face if they fail to pay up.   More...

Outdoors

Deer Season Flood

Flooding ranks sixth-highest in The third day of deer season will go down in the history books not for its hunting, but for the flooding the region experienced after receiving 4.75 inches of rain during the previous 24-hour period. More...

Elk Watcher's Journal

Dashing through the snow...   Sparring every day,   Through the woods we go,   Eating acorns ’long the way...   Chimes on porches ring... More...

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Deer season was memorable for Coudersport’s Jon Boardman. He shot this hefty seven-point buck on the opening day at an undisclosed location in Potter County. More...