March 5, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

WORK, WATER, WEALTH

Gas Expo has something for everyone interested in Marcellus Shale drilling

Natural Gas Expo: Cameron- McKean-Potter is much more than a business-to-business networking event.  The two-day gathering, scheduled for Thursday, March 10 (10 am to 6 pm), and Friday, March 11 (9 to noon) at Pitt-Bradford, will also include ed More...

Viewpoints

JOIN US AT THE SENIOR CENTER

(Ken Ostrum volunteers as the driving force behind the Emporium Senior Center. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Sometimes relaying second-hand information might produce a statement that is not true, or maybe you just end up with a half-truth. More...

‘Wake Up America!’

To the editor:  If Planned Parenthood is truly interested in providing health care and screening exams for poor and indigent women, then why aren’t there Planned Parenthood clinics here in the rural areas of the country, where there are de More...

Community Life

‘Comedy Blast’ returns

Two prominent standup comedians are coming to Emporium for performances on Saturday (today) as a fundraiser for the Cameron County SPCA.  Comedy Blast will feature Steve Caminiti, an award-winning comic from Ohio who has appeared on the Comedy C More...

Participating in District Chorus

Two students from Austin Area School traveled to McDowell Intermediate School in Erie to participate in the PMEA District 2 Choral Festival.  Junior Emily Johns and sophomore Xavier Furman were among almost 200 of the best singers from 47 school More...

Outdoors

Keeping ‘track’ of late winter

Although I wrote about the arrival of spring in my last column, I do have to concede that we still have two weeks left before the season arrives.  I am one of those who actually enjoys winter. More...

March is a humbling time for normally regal elk

Elk are known for their regal appearance, but in March it all goes haywire.  Disheveled winter coats, bulls shedding antlers and growing new ones, and shortened ears that suffered frostbite over the winter can cause an animal to take on a peculi More...

‘Water Dogs’ training planned Monday

Training for citizens who are willing to monitor streams and rivers across Potter County for signs of degradation due to natural gas drilling or other causes is scheduled for Monday from 6-9 pm at the Gunzburger Building auditorium in Coudersport. More...

NO DEFENSE

Legal brief: Government violated Rigases’ right to a fair trial by shutting off defense funds

A brief filed in the marathon legal proceedings involving the Rigas family of Coudersport takes aim at the federal government for denying the defendants their constitutional rights and blocking their efforts to mount a defense.  More...

BUSTED

Three men jailed on drug charges; one a top-level cocaine supplier

Three Coudersport men are facing felony charges as alleged distributors of cocaine and crack cocaine in and around the county seat.  Potter County District Attorney Andy Watson did not release the names of the men, citing concerns that alerting More...

‘SPECIALTY COURTS’

Changes in legal system would address changing defendants

Potter County officials continue to investigate options to improve the criminal justice system while reducing the number of inmates at the county jail and cutting costs.  More...

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When life deals you lemons, make lemonade. When it deals snow and more snow… make a snow turtle! More...

News

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Another successful Folk Jam was held last week at the Cameron County Artisan Center, continuing a tradition that was started in 2010. More...

Free tax counseling in Cameron, Potter counties

Free tax counseling and preparation for Pennsylvania taxpayers with low and moderate incomes – particu larly those age 60 and older – is available from AARP tax aides in Coudersport and Emporium.  Help is available for personal incom More...

Vassallo announces candidacy

Charles Richard “Rick” Vassallo has announced his candidacy for Cameron County Treasurer in the 2011 Republican primary election.  Vassallo was born and raised in Emporium, graduating from Cameron County High School.  More...

Potter County News

DCNR grant workshop set for March 15

A workshop for those who want to seek government grants for conservation, recreation and related projects will be held on Tuesday, March 15, at locations in Coudersport, Galeton and Port Allegany, from 10 am to noon.  More...

Kindergarten registration at Coudersport Elementary

Coudersport Elementary School is holding kindergarten registration on Wednesday and Thursday, March 9-10.  All potential kindergarten students must be present. More...

Furman on Harpur College list

A Coudersport High School graduate, Ryan C. Furman, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2010 semester at Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, a part of Binghamton (N.Y.) University.   More...

Sports

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  Cheerleaders ranging from age 3 to 18 gathered at the Cameron County High School gym last Saturday for competition hosted by the Emporium team, known as Ultimate Cheer. More...

Overtime loss eliminates Falcons

Coudersport’s scrappy boys’ basketball team battled down to the wire against long-time nemesis Elk County Catholic before falling to the private parochial school in overtime Saturday, 55-52, at St. More...

Coudersport girls eye ‘Lucky 13’

Coudersport’s girls will be trying to add another PIAA District 9 championship to the school’s trophy case when they take on Union High School Saturday at Clarion.  If the Falcons (23-1) prevail, it will be the 13th district title fo More...