February 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Changes underway at rural Post Offiffices

Just as the United States Postal Service announced its plans to stop Saturday delivery of fifirst class mail, residents in towns with small post offifices are learning that there will be additional cuts for them.  In a town meeting last week, Au More...

Firm close on school savings prediction

A contracting fifirm that gambled it could save Cameron County School District tens of thousands of dollars annually in energy bills made a pretty solid bet.  More...

Natural gas actvity heating up

An advisory committee of the Natural Gas Resource Center in Potter County is developing plans for a public meeting on gas-drilling wastewater treatment options. More...

Viewpoints

‘GRAY MATTER’

Just when it seemed like our nation couldn’t be more divided, along came the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Ct. The gun control debate that has followed is clouded by inaccuracies, misinformation and outright lies.  More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Our President told us during his State of the Union address that things are just peachy. His mother must have been an ostrich, as he has his head in the sand. More...

Scouting’s Mission

Dear editor:  Sexual orientation is one of the most complex and divisive issues in society today. Boy Scouts of America has become one of the focal points in society’s ongoing debate.  More...

Galeton News

‘Memories of Galeton’ available; sales will support local library

Galeton’s colorful history is captured in a new compilation published as a fundraiser for the Galeton Public Library. “Memories of Galeton” was assembled by local resident Ronald W. More...

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Students from pre-kindergarten to grade two at Galeton Area School caught the reading fever recently as part of a “Tiger Reading” program. More...

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A Valentine’s Day blood drive at Galeton Area School collected 24 pints for Community Blood Bank. More...

Outdoors

Life returns to the Bennett’s Branch

I recall as a young child traveling between the towns of Driftwood and Sinnemahoning and seeing through the car window an odd array of unnatural colors in Sinnemahoning Creek.  On the near side, the water was clear and normal. More...

Farmers Market set to return in May

Potter County Farmers Market will return this year, setting up on Friday afternoons starting May 24 along Rt. More...

Maple producers show their stuff March 23-24

More than a dozen area maple syrup producers are opening their doors to the public March 23-24 for the ninth annual “Maple Weekend.” Hours are 10 am to 4 pm each day.  More...

Concerns over Galeton Borough dam surface

Potter County Planning Commission members heard a troubling report on the status of the dam on Pine Creek in Galeton Borough during their February meeting.  More...

Rigas, Brown civil case in judge’s hands

More than a decade after revelations of accounting irregularities brought down Adelphia Communications Corp., a top executive who admitted his role in the misdeeds remains free.  More...

More time behind bars for child molester

Joseph W. Chapman was back in Cameron County Court this past week to face sentencing on statutory sexual assault from a 2002 case unrelated to the sexual assault crimes he was charged with last October.  More...

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Fulton’s General Store in Driftwood is now Phillips One Stop. New owner Rich Phillips purchased the business from longtime owner Terry Fulton two weeks ago. More...

News

Garage gets nod; recycling snafu addressed

Cameron County Commissioners announced that plans are on schedule for the construction of the new maintenance garage behind the courthouse this spring.  They met with Lehman Engineering to review floor plans. More...

Correction

As a result of an editing error, a story in a recent edition incorrectly cited Brandon Catalone of Emporium as the perpetrator of a harassment charge. Correctly, Catalone was the victim. More...

Township official sentenced

A former Grove Township official was sentenced this week in Cameron County Court.  Mary F. Gibson of Driftwood pleaded guilty to theft by failure to make required disposition of funds. More...

Potter County News

Shale gas drilling documentary to premier in Coudersport March 9

Millions of people have seen early documentaries on shale gas drilling and related topics, particularly the widely circulated “Gasland.”  More...

Homeowners can receive credits on school taxes

Deadline is nearing for homeowners in Potter and Cameron counties to qualify for a “homestead exemption” and receive a credit on their school taxes, reflecting a discount for owner-occupied homes. More...

Drug awareness program

Pennsylvania CareerLink in Coudersport will be presenting a program on trends and issues with drug abuse in rural Pennsylvania on Tuesday, April 16. More...

Community Life

Rotary service can be ‘contagious’

Rotary International Assistant District Governor Pete Folk of Galeton encouraged Coudersport Rotary members to continue their commitment to service and explore new options. Folk was guest speaker at this week’s meeting.  More...

Parvo serious threat to dogs

Recently, canine parvovirus (commonly known as parvo) was diagnosed in the Bradford area. This highly contagious viral disease attacks a dog’s intestinal tract and white blood cells. In younger animals it can also damage the heart muscle. More...

Sweden Valley Manor supports food banks

Residents at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport have begun a food drive to support the less fortunate who rely on county’s six food banks. More...

Sports

Raiders advance in playoffs

One local boys’ basketball team moved on, while another was eliminated in Tuesday’s PIAA District 9 Playoff openers.  Cameron County exploded for a 22-0 lead against visiting Clarion-Limestone but still had to hold off a frantic rall More...

Falcon wrestlers head to Clarion

Coudersport wrestling coach John Bishel says as many as a half-dozen Falcons have a shot of advancing through this weekend’s PIAA District 9 Tournament at Clarion University to do battle next week in the Northwest Regionals in Sharon.  &ld More...

Girls’ basketball field pared to eight

It was “one and done” for the Coudersport Falcons in the PIAA District 9 girls’ basketball playoffs.  In what amounted to a battle of attrition, host Keystone overcame an early deficit to defeat the underdog Falcons, 54-51, to More...