December 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

A hometown Christmas celebration

Cameron County observes Christmas in the Wilds this weekend with several activities at the county seat.  Highlight is a parade that will move through town Saturday starting at noon, stepping off at the Cameron County Christian Center and progres More...

Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Time is running out for you to finish your Christmas shopping to help the economy of China. I saw a report that if we would each spend $65 more on American goods in a year, we would generate another 200,000 U.S. jobs.   More...

STOP KILLING US, PLEASE!

(Charles Delaney is a member of the Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, a national organization committed to protecting the health of nonsmokers.)   The tobacco industry and its apologists love to hide behind the “ignorance is bliss&rd More...

Solar Energy Potential

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Community Life

United In Marriage

St. Augustine Catholic Church of Austin was the setting for the Aug. More...

Births

Logan Michael Bennett   More...

Local clothier honored for hometown service

Cappy’s Clothes, one of Emporium’s best-known merchants, is the first Hometown Business of the Year, awarded by Hometown Mentors.  More...

Sports

High school hoops tipping off

Area high school basketball teams swing into action with non-league games, followed by holiday tournaments and the opening of Northern Tier League play right after New Year’s Day.  More...

Cameron County Football awards presented

Cameron County High School football players were recognized during the annual Quarterback Club Postseason Banquet at the Emporium VFW.  Head Coach Mark Morelli presented awards for the Lift-a-Thon to Matt Fragale, lightweight division; Aaron Bur More...

‘Ones to watch’ in new basketball season

A popular high school sports website has chosen several basketball players as “preseason all-stars,” based on past performances. More...

Cocaine dealer sent to state prison

A convicted cocaine dealer who was among the ringleaders of a regional network funneling drugs into Potter County from New Jersey will spend a long time behind bars.  More...

Trouble in Amish country

Neighbors wondered why upwards of 300 Amish people came from miles around to convene at a Ulysses area barn in 2006.  Now they know.  A national news story that broke last week revealed that the Potter County gathering was related to a biza More...

Crime costs Potter County taxpayers

Potter County’s proposed operating budget for 2012 is now available for public review and comment. More...

News

Time Warner cuts local work force

Five years after Time Warner Cable dropped a bombshell on Coudersport – announcing the elimination of about 500 jobs – the company has struck another smaller blow.  More...

Photo

Long-time Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce member Buchanan Brothers Pharmacy is among businesses accepting Chamber gift certificates for merchandise. More...

Your ‘can’t-miss’ Christmas gift idea

Looking for a last-minute Christmas gift for that hard-to-buy-for person?  Maybe you’d like to reward your employees with a special gift that is something they surely could use.  More...

Potter County News

Potter County Citizens Corps wlecomes volunteers

Potter County Citizen Corps welcomes new members to participate in a partnership between local volunteers throughout the county and emergency service providers.  Long-time community volunteers Cliff and Fay Wood of Ulysses have spearheaded the e More...

Safety committee busy

Potter County’s Safety Committee has scheduled a series of training sessions that will save the county money on insurance premiums.  More...

Sentenced in Potter County Court

A downstate man who pleaded guilty to dealing in prohibitive offensive weapons without a license at the Cross Fork Snake Hunt last June faced sentencing in Potter County Court.  Judge Stephen Minor handed down the sentence in the case against Jo More...

Outdoors

Second chance buck definitely worth the wait

My father and I hunted a rugged area of state forest land the first two days of the deer season. More...

‘Tis the season, even in the elk herd

What do elk have in common with Christmas shoppers behaving badly? More...

Potter, Tioga counties lead in banner black bear harvest

Killing just under 4,000 bears in the 2011 seasons was the second-highest total in recorded history.  The northcentral counties were once again the top producers of bears in the state, led by Tioga with 343 (183 in 2010); Potter, 327 (148); Lyco More...

Obituaries

Katherine G. Griffith

Katherine G. Griffith, 91, of Emporium, died Dec. 4, 2011, at Grove House. She was born Nov. 30, 1920, in Sterling Run, a daughter of Grant and Fannie Terriberry Hart. In 1939, she married Charles Griffith, who predeceased her. Mrs. More...

William Anson Mason

Long-time Cameron County farmer and former County Commissioner William Anson Mason of Driftwood died Dec. 2, 2011, at his residence. He was 93. He was born Aug. 31, 1918 in Sterling Run, a son of J. Wright and Nancy Spence Mason. Mr. More...

Irva M. Blauvelt

Irva M. Blauvelt, 82, of Fishing Creek Road, Roulette, died Dec. 4, 2011, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. She was a daughter of Irving and Clasa (Tauscher) Stilwell. In 1952, she married William A. Blauvelt, who died in 1991. Mrs. More...