November 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

It’s official: paramedic service to end

Cameron County Ambulance Service is pulling the plug on advanced life support services Monday after three months of negotiations failed to find a solution to financial issues plaguing the company.  More...

Invader strikes Pine Creek

A particularly nasty and potentially damaging invader has struck one of Potter County’s most popular streams.  Monitoring staff at the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) confirmed the discovery of the aquatic invasive species didymo More...

Viewpoints

Galeton Dam has to go

(Matt Grant is a member of the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers.)   More...

Viewpoint

Armistice Day has come and gone. Of course, most people do not even know what it is. It was created after the end of World War I to honor the troops that fell and did not return home. More...

Roads, Bridges Crumble

Dear editor:  Pennsylvania finds itself at a critical intersection. PennDOT and townships can no longer fix and maintain our roads and bridges without an additional infusion of dollars.  More...

Galeton News

Medicare help coming up in Austin, Galeton

People with Medicare have the chance to get personalized help from counselors visiting Austin and Galeton in the coming week. More...

Community Life

‘Grease’ on stage next weekend

Coudersport High School Players will present one of their most ambitious theatrical productions next weekend.  More...

Planning To Wed

An October 2015 wedding is planned by Samantha Elizabeth Fallon and Alex William Davis.  She’s the daughter of Michael and Grace of Lodi, N. J., and is an English student at Felician College.  More...

Red Cross reaches out for help

One of Potter County’s most cherished institutions, the local American Red Cross chapter, is facing its stiffest challenges in decades.  A lack of volunteers has caused the Red Cross to put out a call for new recruits.  More...

Sports

Joins IUP basketball team

Whatever happened to Jesse Bosnik?  The Elk County Catholic sports star who went to spring training with the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team earlier this year will suit up as a member of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania men’s baske More...

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Cutting Edge Gymastics of Coudersport kicked off the new season with an appearance in Butler, where more than 200 gymnasts competed. The locals brought home 65 awards. More...

Post season volleyball honors

Coudersport’s Patty Wilson (inset) was voted coach of the year and four of her players were named allstars as the Northern Tier High School Volleyball League postseason honors were announced last week.  More...

Dump sites in crosshairs

What to do with literally tons of trash?

Final results of a multiyear study of illegal dump sites in Pennsylvania were recently released.  Investigators located 56 illegal dumps in Potter County spread out over 22 townships and boroughs. More...

Forum on ‘bath salts’

Law enforcement explains difficult battle

More than 120 community leaders, educators, parents and other concerned residents turned out Wednesday at the Emporium Firehall for a presentation on the latest drug menace in rural communities -- known as bath salts.  More...

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Cameron County Ambulance Service business manager Bill Pennington (left) recently updated Emporium Rotary members about the upcoming elimination of advanced life support services in the county. More...

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Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce directors welcomed the organization’s newest member, Gleason Service Center and RV Sales, with the traditional ribbon-cutting. The business on Rt. More...

News

New round of watershed grants

Applications will be accepted until Jan. 10 for the sixth round of allotments under the Sinnemahoning Watershed Grant Program. More...

Felony assault charge follows standoff with state police

A Potter County man allegedly fired a rifle at another man during a dispute on Grove Street in Ulysses Tuesday night. Terrance L. More...

Regional 911 network grows to 10 counties

Commissioners in Cameron, McKean and seven other counties have approved an agreement that allows Erie County to join the Northern Tier Regional 911 System.  More...

Potter County News

New era dawning in Human Services

Some of the most far-reaching changes in the history of Potter County Human Services (PCHS) are on the drawing board. More...

Blood drives next week

Two American Red Cross blood drives are planned for Potter County.  As the holiday season approaches, the need for blood tends to rise at the same time regular donors may not make it to the blood drive.  More...

Rotary Club collecting food

Coudersport Rotary Club will be collecting food donations for the God’s Food Pantry in Rubbertown, continuing a tradition that dates back many years.  More...

Outdoors

Big bucks may just be closer than you think

So, have you decided where you will be when the 2013 fifirearms deer season dawns?  Some hunters fall back on tradition. They feel a certain connection to a special place that based on the experiences or even the people of their past.  More...

Constant balancing act between elk tourists, hunters

Have you ever wondered why so many no-trespassing signs have popped up on private land on the elk range in recent years? It all comes down to a few bad apples.  More...

Troubles looming for forested land

Despite continuing development and changing land use, Pennsylvania’s forest area has remained stable in recent decades.  A U.S. More...