February 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Maglicio, Malizia each seek DA job

Voters get choice for the first time in decades

For the first time in more than a halfcentury, Cameron County will have to choose among two or more candidates for the office of district attorney.  Incumbent Paul Malizia’s second four-year term expires on Dec. 31. More...

Seminars on gun rights, laws, safety

Two free firearms seminars are planned in the region. More...

Viewpoints

George Washington slept here!

(Jennifer Rossman represents the Pennsylvania Route 6 Alliance, which is based in Galeton. For more information, call 814-435-7706 or visit paroute6.com.)   More...

The Old Timer

Seeing the articles about the plans for a new library coming in Coudersport made me think about how so many of us take our libraries for granted.  Benjamin Franklin knew what he was doing when he founded the first library in the colonies right h More...

Help For Eating Disorders

Dear editor:  Many people are surprised to learn that there are people in Potter and Cameron counties who are struggling to cope with eating disorders and do not know where to turn for help.  More...

Galeton News

Galeton Borough to bolster dam

Galeton Borough Council is taking steps to bolster the faltering dam on Pine Creek in the middle of town as an interim measure while the broader debate over the future of the dam and Centertown Lake continues.  Council unanimously approved the p More...

Community Life

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Coudersport Rotary Club members learned about reflexology at last week’s meeting. More...

Tax preparers needed

American Association of Retired Persons is seeking volunteers to assist low- to moderateincome individuals prepare their taxes. Most individuals benefitting from this program will be over 60.  More...

Cameron County students make honors list

Cameron County High School has announced its honor roll for the second nine-week marking period of the 2014-15 school year.  High honor students (average 95 percent or above) were:  Grade 12 – Brandon Saline, Austin Smoker, Haley Abri More...

Sports

Students shooting for regional honors

About 20 students from the Cameron County 4-H Youth Air Rifle program are preparing for the regional competition March 21 in St. Marys. They will vie with shooters from six other counties, hoping to qualify for the next round.  More...

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Construction is progressing for the new Surgical Services Department at Cole Memorial Hospital. Completion is expected no later than March 2016. More...

Conservation District has busy agenda ‘River Walk’ proposed

75th anniversary of first countywide cons. district Trail to line area parks, attractions

Potter   County  Conservation  District directors and staff hosted their annual legislative luncheon at the Susquehannock Lodge, detailing accomplishments and ongoing projects while appealing to state lawmakers for support.  More...

PUC approves water hike

Average customer to pay add’l $41 per billing cycle

A rate increase requested many months ago by Emporium Water Company was trimmed by about one-fourth by a state agency before going into effect.  Customers will see the higher rates in their next bills. More...

News

Dam project to start in April

Cameron County Commissioners recently received an update from Emergency Management Director Kevin Johnson on a warning system for residents downstream from the George B. Stevenson Dam.  More...

Suspect wants charges dropped

An Emporium man facing a litany of drug and weapons charges was in court this week seeking to have evidence in his case thrown out on procedural grounds.  Gary Boyer, 59, of Emporium filed a motion through his public defender James Martin to sup More...

Fiebig seeking Republican nod

Cameron County Commissioner Glen Fiebig has announced his intention to seek a fifth term. He is seeking a Republican nomination in the May 19 Primary Election.  More...

Potter County News

State health center to reopen this year

Potter County’s state health center is reopening later this year. Details have yet to be worked out.  In 2013, state officials shut down health centers in 16 counties to save money. More...

Local shale gas: stars seem to be aligned for production

A standing-room-only crowd of more than 100 turned out for the Potter County Natural Gas Resource Center public meeting Tuesday, featuring an awardwinning geoscientist as guest speaker.  More...

Computer classes

Potter County Education Council in Coudersport is hosting a basic computer training course on Thursday nights from March 5 through April 23.  Students will emerge with basic and advanced computer skills. Cost is $80. More...

Outdoors

Outdoor adventures ward off winter’s chill

During the winter months when it is a little more difficult to get outside and enjoy the natural world, many of us think back on some of our past outdoor experiences.  I find myself warmed by the memories of these adventures, whether in our own More...

Snowmobiling make resurgence this winter

After a number of slow years that had local snowmobilers and tourist-based businesses feeling down and out, the sport is thriving in some areas of northcentral Pennsylvania. The only drawback has been the extremely cold weather.  More...

Invasive plant meeting Wednesday

Yet another invasive species has reared its ugly head in the region, threatening to join its counterparts in chocking our native vegetation and continue spreading in areas where it does not belong.  More...