March 12, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

MOVING OUT

Our rural communities are shrinking— big time!

Cameron County’s population plummeted during the first decade of the new century. Many other rural counties in Pennsylvania, including Potter, have also been losing people, but the numbers for Cameron County are seen as an alarm bell by many. More...

DRIVING DISRUPTION

One lane traffic, temporary lights at each end of Emporium

Traffic interruptions in Emporium Borough are inevitable as the two main gateways to the community are being somewhat cut off beginning as early as next week.  One-lane traffic will be maintained on both bridges during major renovation work that More...

Viewpoints

THE FUTURE OF DEER HUNTING

(Joe Hamilton is founder of the Quality Deer Management Association. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

When I was ten years old, there was an earthshattering event going on in New York City. More...

That Old Apple Tree

To the editor:  During the late 1800s loggers started to leave the big rivers and move farther inland, following streams and valleys. Lumber camps started to appear and food was needed to feed these hungry woodhicks.  More...

Potter County News

Sentencings in Potter County Court

A downstate man was sentenced to a term in the Potter County Jail in connection with an incident taking place in August 2009 at a Costello camp.  Patrick Brown, 44, of Media was ordered by Judge Stephen Minor to spend 12-24 months for possessing More...

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A Potter County musician is part of Montage, an eclectic folk band that’s hosting an Irish Step Dance and French Dance Workshop on Saturday, March 19, at the Olean (N.Y.) Dance Arts Studio. More...

Free food program for low-income senior citizens

Potter County Area Agency on Aging reports that there are openings for a federal government program that provides food to low-income citizens who are 60 or older.  More...

Outdoors

March fishing opportunities

The start of March signals the beginning of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s preseason trout stocking program. More...

Deer kill figures higher in 2010 seasons

Deer hunters had more success in the 2010 seasons across the region than they did in 2009, according to the Game Commission.  That agency issued its estimated deer kill figures last, along with an explanation of its management goals and strategi More...

Winning coyote weighed nearly 40 pounds

Participation was down this year for the sixth annual Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Association Coyote Hunt, but the event still attracted some 315 registered hunters.  There were nine coyotes turned in, seven of which were taken with dogs ass More...

Obituaries

Alvin E. Aikens

JANUARY 10, 1940 - MARCH 4, 2011

Alvin E. Aikens, 71, of Emporium, died March 4, 2011, at his residence. He was born on Jan. 10, 1940 in Clymer, a son of Albert F. and Margaret T. Janosko Aikens. On June 3, 1961, in Emporium, he married Barbara M. Emery in Emporium. More...

Death Notices

Margaret ‘Peggy’ Russell   More...

SAND SITE

New operation helps gas industry, creates new jobs

Yet another indication of the impact that Marcellus Shale natural gas activity will have on the area was revealed last Friday when officials from Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad and Schlumberger, an oil/gas industry giant, unveiled plans More...

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES

Speakers: very little stays the same in a natural gas rush

Potter County Natural Gas Task Force (NGTF) members were praised for their efforts in preparing for the multitude of changes that are sure to develop as the gas boom matures over the next several years.  More...

SCALED DOWN

Industrial wind project will now be built in phases

More than four years after an international energy company targeted wide swaths of northern Potter County farm and forest land for an industrial wind energy plant, the project has remained stalled by economic and political uncertainties, as well as a More...

News

Olivett joins boro council

Don “Ollie” Olivett has continued a family tradition by accepting appointment to Emporium Borough Council.  He is a financial services advisor in Cameron County and a former motivational speaker and athletic trainer. More...

Caring for your pets in a tough economy

Tough economic times affect every aspect of our lives, and many pet owners are feeling the crunch. There are things that we, as pet owners, can do to save a bit of green while still caring properly for our pets.  More...

Lininger announces candidacy

Robert “Speedy” Lininger of Emporium has announced his candidacy for Cameron County Commissionier.  A Republican, Lininger has lived in Cameron County since 1952 and is a 1965 graduate of Cameron County High School. More...

Community Life

Students to perform ‘Music Man’

Cameron County Drama Club is preparing to perform the popular musical, “The Music Man.”  The club is in need of ladies’ dresses or skirts that are long and would resemble the early 1900s era, big ladies’ fancy hats, park More...

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Emporium Rotary held its fourth annual 4-Way Speech Contest for area high school students. More...

Veterans’ benefits open house March 30

A veterans’ benefits open house will be held at the courthouse square in Coudersport on Wednesday, March 30, from 10 am to 2 pm. More...

Sports

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Members of the PIAA District 9 Basketball Class A championship team from Coudersport High School include (from left): front -- Kayla Morey, Jenn Kane, Tori Brown, D.J. More...

Falcon girls to face Aliquippa

PIAA District 9 girls’ basketball champion Coudersport is going to have its hands full during Saturday afternoon’s opening round of the 32-team state Class A playoffs.  More...

Wrestlers bow at Sharon

Three local scholastic wrestlers were denied berths in this weekend’s state championship tournament, as they were eliminated Saturday during the PIAA Northwest Regional Tournament in Sharon.  More...