October 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Free water well testing being offered locally

Property owners across the region are worried about the impact of shale gas drilling on their wells, but many cannot afford to have their water supplies tested.  More...

Viewpoints

PROTECTING STATE PARKS

(PennFuture last week launched a campaign to prevent Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania’s state parks. The “Don’t Drill Through the Heart of Pennsylvania” project is explained by John H. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

AARP is advertising for tax aides to volunteer to help the elderly with their taxes this year. More...

Coverage of these events impossible

Just a quick note this week to publicly thank everyone who came together to make the festivals held in our coverage area last weekened happen.  There were three festivals— the Sizerville Autumn Festival, Austin Flood Centennial and Falling More...

Outdoors

Deer numbers appear better as archery season starts

Autumn has officially arrived and with it the gorgeous display of fall colors that we look forward to each year. More...

LEEK to host black powder hunt

LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve in Potter County is gearing up for its annual blackpowder hunt, which will take place Oct. 19-23. Eight wounded veterans will unite at the Oswayo property for outdoor fun, relaxation and home-cooked food.  More...

Several raptors identified in migration watch

Several species of predatory birds were identified during a raptor watch sponsored by the Allegheny Highlands Bird Club and Cameron County Youth Outdoor Activities on the Mason Hill Bucktail Overlook last weekend.  Visibility was almost zero unt More...

Obituaries

Connie R. Bock

MAY 28, 1948 - SEPTEMBER 29, 2011

Connie R. Bock, 63, of Austin, died Sept. 29, 2011, at her residence following a lengthy illness.  Born May 28, 1948, in Hillsdale, Mich., she was the daughter of Gene and Mary Adams Ritter. More...

Death Notices

Marie A. Adams   More...

Obituary Policy

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NEW PIPELINE

Proposed project will bring natural gas to northeast markets

A major pipeline is being cut through Potter County to bring natural gas to markets in the Northeast.  Plans for the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) “MPP Project” were spelled out during a public meeting this week in Ulysses. More...

FILE NEW APPEAL

John, Tim Rigas argue that key evidence was kept from them

When two members of Coudersport’s Rigas family reported to a federal penitentiary in North Carolina to begin serving long prison terms, they continued to proclaim their innocence and vowed to exhaust every legal avenue to regain their freedom.& More...

Linking trail users to local businesses

Outdoor recreation has always been a draw in Cameron County, where the majority of land is owned by the state and is perennially attractive to visitors.  Steps are being taken to better capitalize on the economic potential of the county’s More...

News

Haunted house planned in Emporium

Plans are coming together for another haunted house in Emporium, under the direction of Bunny McLean and his crew. More...

Planning director being considered

Growing demands on county governments in Pennsylvania have prompted the Cameron County Board of Commissioners to consider establishing a new position in the county government structure.  More...

Antique show this weekend

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associates are holding their 30th annual Antique and Collectible Show at the Lumber Museum this weekend, from 10 to 4:30 both Saturday and Sunday.  Vendors are selling antiques, furniture, primitives, toys, linens, gla More...

Community Life

Photo

Five generations of a family with Cameron County roots recently gathered for this photo opportunity. More...

Medicare changes coming; counselors ready to help

Medicare’s next open enrollment period is nearing and Potter County Human Services is resuming its program to help recipients chose among benefit options.  Changes for 2012 coverage must be made between Oct. 15 and Dec. More...

Grant deadline extended

Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) has announced that the deadline to apply for the 2011 Volunteer Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program (VFCVASGP) has been extended by two weeks.  More...

Sports

Falcons squeak out OT win, stay undefeated

Coudersport continues to dodge bullets as the local high school football season continues, carrying a 5-0 record into last night’s homecoming game against Cameron County.  Some key performers have been felled by injuries, but the Falcons a More...

Mistakes hurt Raiders in Smethport loss

Turnovers proved costly for the Cameron County varsity football team in last weekend’s homecoming game against the Smethport Hubbers. The visitors rode home with a 48-20 win, while the Raiders fell to 1-4.  More...

Gators emerge on top of NTL volleyball standings

For 45 minutes, the lone unbeaten teams in the Northern Tier High School Volleyball League were engaged in a grueling battle.  And after Port Allegany edged Coudersport, 26-24 and 25-23, in the openers, the Gators had seized the momentum and rol More...