January 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

UNCLE SAM NO HELP

Damage caused by December flood misses FEMA benchmark

Uncle Sam is turning a blind eye toward Cameron and Potter counties’ pleas for help in repairing flood damage that was measured in the millions of dollars. More...

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Residents of the Keating Summit and Gardeau areas had a reason to celebrate when the renovated Keating Summit bridge opened just before Christmas. More...

Viewpoints

My Side

(Marc Scaringi, a Harrisburg attorney, has already announced that he’ll be seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat held by Bob Casey Jr. in the 2012 election.)   More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

January 2 was not only the second day of the year, but also my wife Shirley’s birthday. I didn’t wine and dine her, but we did dine and we did spend a nice day together.  More...

Roulette Recycling

To the editor:  We are trying to spread the news of a new recycling program being initiated in Roulette Township for its residents and businesses.  More...

Community Life

Plan October Wedding

Bill and Gina Smith of Emporium announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Lynne Smith, to Mark Jeffrey Valenti, son of Jeff and Ali Valenti of Austin.  More...

William Chester Morley

William Chester Morley was born on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, to Seth W. and Abigail M. (Keller) Morley of Gold. He weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Robert and Rebecca Nolan of Coudersport and the late Christopher Keller. More...

Svea Vanora Ayers

A daughter was born Dec. 27, 2010, to Francis and Lorraine (Linden) Ayers of Coudersport. Svea Vanora Ayers joins a sister, Haleight Rix, age 8. Maternal grandparents are Richard Linden of Coudersport and Sandy Ayers of Coudersport. More...

Sports

Falcons sweep Tournament

Coudersport pulled off a sweep of the school’s annual Holiday Basketball Tournament.  Coach Brian Green’s girls knocked off previously unbeaten Cowanesque Valley in the title game, 52-36, after the teams battled to a 21-21 stalemate More...

Raider boys win tournament

Cameron County built some momentum for the Northern Tier Boys’ Basketball League season by claiming first place in the Sheffield Holiday Tournament. A 45-31 win over the Sheffield Wolverines earned the Red Raiders the trophy.  More...

Early boys’ basketball collision Friday

Northern Tier Boys’ Basketball League action got off with a bang Tuesday night with preseason favorite Cameron County and a scrappy Coudersport team notching victories. Those two teams will collide next Friday night in Emporium.  More...

ON TASK

Plenty on the table for natural gas watchdog groups

There will be plenty to talk about when the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force convenes for its next meeting at 7 pm Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport.  More...

Driller guest at next CC Task Force meeting

A company that plans to drill gas wells in Shippen Township will discuss its plans at the next meeting of the Cameron County Gas Task Force, scheduled for 6 pm Wednesday, Jan. 12, at the courthouse.  More...

REACH AGREEMENT

Rigases’ property assessment decreased in settlement

A settlement has been reached between the Potter County Board of Assessment Appeals and the Rigas family over a tax assessment for the family’s lavish home and grounds north of Coudersport in Eulalia Township.  More...

STILL LOSING PEOPLE

Area’s population woes worsen

A new year dawns with a warning sign from the U.S. Census Bureau.  Results of the 2010 census are being compiled and the early reports do not bode well for Cameron and Potter counties.  More...

News

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Delanie Rae Perry is the 2011 New Year’s Baby at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Her parents will receive a shower of gifts from local businesses and other well-wishers. More...

Jobless rate fairly steady

Small fluctuations in unemployment rates were reported for Cameron and Potter counties by the Pa. Dept. of Labor and Industry last week. The bottom line was the same: double- digit joblessness exceeding both the state and national averages.  More...

Shippen Twp. news

Shippen Township has also announced that its office hours are now Monday through Thursday, 7 am to 3 pm. Trash collections are now on Thursdays, rather than Fridays.  More information is available from the township office at 486-0727.   More...

Potter County News

Potter Commissioners to seek re-election

‘Road map’ budget passes   Last week’s year-end meeting of the Potter County Board of Commissioners was eventful, to say the least.  More...

Wind energy back on front burner in Potter

More than four years after a plan to build a series of massive wind turbines on high-altitude farmland and forested acreage in northern Potter County first surfaced, the project has yet to move forward.  But it’s getting closer.  More...

School receives $40K from anonymous donors

Northern Potter School District received a check for $40,000 from anonymous donors who have received payments for natural gas rights. More...

Outdoors

Eating more wild fare healthy, wise

Environmentalists are suggesting that we including more wild foods in our diets, especially those plant and animal species whose populations are having negative impacts on our ecosystems.  More...

Time to expand elk no-hunt zones into viewing areas

Managing an elk herd is no easy task, and is likely to become more difficult in the years to come. Achieving an acceptable balance between tourism and hunting may be the most significant challenge of the new decade.  More...

Deer management proposals coming at PGC meeting

Members of the public are welcome to comment when the Game Commission holds its first meeting of the new year Jan. 30-Feb. 1 in Harrisburg. Antlerless deer license allotments, designed to control the size of the whitetail herd, will be proposed. More...

Obituaries

Mary G. McLean

FEBRUARY 3, 1926 - JANUARY 5, 2011

Mary G. McLean, 84, of Emporium died at Hamot Medical Center,  Erie, on Jan. 5, 2011.  She was born Feb. 3, 1926, in Emporium, a daughter of Joseph and  Carmela Guccione Grimone. On  March 18, 1946, she married Mark  L. More...

Mary F. Haley

NOVEMBER 13, 1922 - DECEMBER 28, 2010

Mary F. Haley, 88, of St. Marys, formerly of Emporium, died Dec.  28, 2010, in Elk Haven Nursing  Home, St. Marys.  Born Nov. 13, 1922 in Emporium, she was the daughter of Matthew A. More...

Maxine D. Johnson

NOVEMBER 18, 1921 - DECEMBER 28, 2010

Maxine D. Johnson, 89, of Driftwood, died at S.W. General Hospital, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, on Dec. 28, 2010.  She was born Nov. 18, 1921, in Emporium, a daughter of Delbert and May Conners. On Jan. More...