November 26, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

SOLD?

Sale of ‘Ops Building’ imminent

A sale of the region’s most opulent structure appears imminent.  American Metro Bank, a small Asian- American fifinancial institution in Chicago, has negotiated a deal with a private company that would buy the former Adelphia Operations Bu More...

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Ducks and geese have been a regular attraction at Coudersport’s Mitchell Park, but it was another bird that commanded all of the attention earlier this month. More...

WATER STILL SAFE

Potter County’s 10 public water supplies pass quality testing

Potter County has long been known for its high-quality water and now there is even more proof that the claim is valid.  Retired DEP hydrogeologist John McLaughlin shared results of a testing project conducted on all 10 public water supply system More...

Viewpoints

Veteran Betrayed

To the editor:  Something is happening to the veterans in this country that the public needs to be aware of.  More...

Renewables Pay Dividends

To the editor:  In addition to enjoying cleaner air and less demand on increasingly scarce water resources, Americans would likely see lower electricity costs by 2020 if the U.S. More...

A Lasting Gift

To the editor:  For my senior project at Cameron County High School, I have been raising money for Heifer International. More...

Potter County News

Potter County planners difuse sticky situations

Members of the Potter County Planning Commission (PCPC) have recently been dealing with a series of challenges being posed by land developments that may not have been in complete compliance with the applicable ordinances.  More...

Housing for homeless

Potter County is not immune to the homelessness more often associated with inner cities.  Steps that are being taken to provide “transitional housing” in the county were explained to Coudersport Rotary members at this meeting by Bill More...

Vintage snowmobile event

Potter County Snowmobile Club is planning a Vintage Snow Fest over the Jan. More...

Outdoors

Deer season is the pinnacle of autumn hunting

This coming Monday marks the start of Pennsylvania’s traditional two-week deer season. As far as most hunters are concerned, the two week long deer rifle season in Pennsylvania is the pinnacle of the autumn hunting seasons.  More...

Finally, Pennsylvania trophy elk measures up

It took a long time for the “non-typical” American elk shot in Pennsylvania by John Shirk in November 2006 to take its place as the ninth biggest in the world. More...

DCNR opens roads for deer hunters

District Forester Jeanne Wambuagh from the Emporium office has announced that the following Elk State Forest roads will be opened to motorized vehicles from Monday, Nov. 28, through Saturday, Dec, 10:  More...

Obituaries

MIchael A. Carnovale

FEBRUARY 23, 1956 - OCTOBER 12, 2011

Michael A. Carnovale, 55, of Orange, Calif., passed away at the Kaiser Permanente Hospital on Oct. 12, 2011.  Born Feb. 23, 1956, in St. Marys, he was the son of Bruno A. and Marlene (Wolfel) Carnovale. On June 15, 1991, at St. More...

Death Notices

Lorraine E. Jaros   More...

BIG BEAR HARVEST

Potter County leads the state in number of bears killed   Nuisance complaints and sightings led to high hopes for this year’s expanded bear-hunting season and the optimistic forecasts were dead-on.  More...

All four survive fiery plane crash

Some people consider it miraculous that all four people walked away from a horrifific plane crash in northern Potter County last Thursday afternoon. More...

Free well, spring tests offered

Help is available for property owners across the region who are concerned about possible contamination of their wells and springs from nearby gas drilling.  A $150,000 Colcom Foundation grant and settlement money from the Norfolk Southern train More...

Move on to get better handle on area bridges

A move is on to get a handle on every bridge and road in Cameron and Potter counties, in the hopes that more of them can be repaired.  More...

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Parking is always free in downtown Emporium through the holiday season, but this year, there’s a new twist. More...

Oh!, my aching joints!

Many of us know that the damp chill of November can bring on achy, swollen joints. Arthritis and cold, damp weather go together like Thanksgiving and turkey. More...

Cameron County budget freezes taxes

Despite cuts in state and federal funding and tough economic times, the Cameron County Board of Commissioners have drafted a preliminary 2012 operating budget that will freeze real estate taxes at their current rate.  The document is now availab More...

Community Life

Project focuses on local Civil War vets

A Cameron County High School student has adopted an ambitious mission for his graduation project.  Chris Pharis is making markers for Civil War veterans’ graves at area cemeteries. More...

Spaghetti dinner Sunday

Emporium Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is holding its annual spaghetti dinner on on Sunday from 1-5 pm at the firehall. Cost is $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for those under age 12. Local residents, visiting hunters and all others are welcome. More...

Food Pantry reminder

Cameron County Christian Center operates an emergency food pantry to help those in needs. Items such as cereals, soup, juice and snacks are available. More information is available at 486-1841, Ext. 2.   More...

Sports

Falcons’ season ends at 9-2

Clarion rode a strong defensive effort to victory over mistake-prone Coudersport in knocking the Falcons out of the District 9 high school football playoffs Saturday night at Bradford, 27-7.  Coudersport closed its season at 9-2, one win short o More...

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Emporium’s Pat Lewis is back for his fifth season as head coach of the Penn State DuBois women’s basketball team. More...

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Three Potter County players are on the men’s basketball roster for Penn State Du- Bois. More...