May 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

POLITICAL FORUM

Cameron County candidates get a chance to be heard

Candidates seeking election to Cameron County’s Board of Commissioners and its lone District Judge seat had an opportunity to share their philosophies and reasons for running for the positions during a public forum held Wednesday in the Cameron More...

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Austin Area School’s Katelyn Valenti was crowned the 2011 Potter-Tioga Maple Sweetheart during last weekend’s Maple Festival in Coudersport. More...

‘GREEN LIGHT’

‘Greenways’ get go ahead

State funding for non-essential environmental and conservation projects has been drying up, but at least one of those programs has survived the budget ax – for now.  A $150,000 Pa. Dept. More...

Viewpoints

REMEDY FOR DEPRESSION

(Carly Vosacek holds a master’s degree in forensic science from Duquesne University and a bachelor’s degree in biology. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Most of the country is all agog that we finally got Osama bin Laden, except for one Steelers running back who tweeted out some snap comment. I was not too twitterpated by that guy. More...

Wasting Away

To the editor:  Can one honestly refer to something whose production results in large volumes of dirty air, dirty water and dirty politics, as clean?  More...

Community Life

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Faithful members of the Coudersport Rotary Club received Paul Harris Awards, recognizing their commitment to “service above self.” Pat Northeimer and Father Elaine Silverstrim were welcom More...

To sponsor blood screening

Simple blood testing can confirm that a person is healthy, or it can provide early evidence of a condition that, if left untreated, could cause serious complications.  Two local organizations are teaming up to offer a low-cost comprehensive bloo More...

5K walk/run going on today

Cameron County Health Care Center has scheduled a 5K Run/Walk for Saturday (today) at 9 am. Proceeds will be used to support affordable health and dental care in the region. Starting line will be on Second Street. More...

Outdoors

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Team Tree Huggers are the winners of the Cameron County ‘Wild about Nature’ Envirothon. More...

Team effort results in cleaner streamside

Ten volunteers braved the rainy weather to clean up garbage along a special section of the Pennsylvania Wilds.  More...

Treat trout streams like the treasures they are

This spring I have been involved in two streamside cleanups along the Driftwood Branch of the Sinnemahoning Creek. Both were stories of diverse groups of volunteers pooling their efforts to remove eyesores. More...

Obituaries

Sean M. Downey

MAY 7, 1979 - MAY 8, 2011

Sean M. Downey, 32, of Ulysses, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at his home.  Born May 7, 1979, in Wellsville, N.Y., he was the son of James L. and Sharon Scott Downey.  More...

Death Notices

Mary Maxine Weis   More...

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First Fork Fishing Club is holding its second annual Kids Fishing Derby on Saturday (today) at Austin Dam Memorial Park, along Route 872, north of Austin Borough. More...

POWER PLAY

Gas boom growing: What can we do to control it?

Energy companies have enormous power when it comes to doing what they want in pursuit of the rich natural gas deposits in the Marcellus Shale, but property owners and local governments can exercise some control if they choose to.  That was the t More...

WORSENING

Local drug epedemic not going away

Young people are increasingly getting their drug fifixes in unconventional and even desperate ways.  They’re gulping down or snorting and crushing cold medicine and other pills, smoking marijuana multiple times daily and binge-drinking far More...

Tour of gas well site planned

A “Well Walk” to spotlight natural gas drilling on state forest land has been scheduled for Sunday, May 22, from 1-4 pm.  Portions of state forest land in Potter County have been leased for drilling, as have some tracts of state game More...

Important local offices on Tuesday’s primary ballot

Tuesday’s primary election ballot is notable for its lack of candidates as Republicans and Democrats go to the polls in what has been a somewhat lackluster campaign. More...

News

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Dominion Foundation has awarded a grant to Bucktail Watershed Association as an effort to help protect Pennsylvania waterways. More...

NEAT NUMERALS

These numbers are in the news.

480,000  Hospital executives are famous for criticizing government, insurers, lawyers and others for the roles they play in the economic crisis facing the health care industry. More...

Area news briefs

Roads being studied  RIDGWAY – An assessment of public roads throughout the region is underway. Northcentral Pa. More...

Potter County News

Five-year-old donates a life’s worth of her locks

Five-year-old Maddison Gietler’s long, light brown hair has been a part of her for as long as she can remember.  The Potter County girl has been growing it since birth. More...

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Citizens & Northern bankers from throughout C&N’s eight-county market area participated in the annual Teach Children to Save initiative with classroom presentations at Coudersport, Empo More...

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Potter County Outfitters is once again supporting Project Healing Waters, an outdoor retreat for disabled military veterans in its fourth year at Big Moore’s Run Fish and Game Preserve. More...

Sports

Weather breaks; track, field teams get busy

Coudersport swept the visiting Cameron County Red Raiders in a high school track and field meet on Tuesday by nearly identical scores, 126-23 in girls’ competition and 121-24 in boys’ events.  More...

McManus delivers encore

Softball pitcher Kori McManus was looking to make an encore performance, coming off a onehitter in Coudersport’s 10-0 win over visiting Port Allegany on Monday. More...

Raiders busy on the diamond

Rainouts earlier this season have resulted in some frantic scheduling for area high school baseball teams.  Cameron County (5-3) was caught in that flurry last week with back-to-back doubleheaders that taxed the pitching staff.  More...