March 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Eventful election shaping up

Many seeking public employment, service

Republicans and Democrats who show up to vote in the May 19  Primary Election in Cameron and Potter counties will face some interesting choices.  With Tuesday’s filing deadline passing, several county officeholders face challenges, wh More...

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Many clergy members are musical. Father Paul Siebert takes it a step further by hosting an occasional “coffeehouse jam session” at Emporium’s St. Mark Catholic Church. More...

Viewpoints

Help needed for ‘A Day To Pray’

(David Martin is Pennsylvania State Coordinator for the National Day of Prayer Task Force. He can be reached by email at dwsling@yahoo.com, or by phone at 814-725-4994.)   May 7 is National Day of Prayer. More...

The Old Timer

One of the faithful readers of this column observed that he did not know anything about its author.  If I decide to run for President again next year, I’m sure the news media will need this information, so here is my abridged autobiography More...

Ladies’ Conference

Dear editor:  What has become a joyfully anticipated annual event, the Spring Ladies’ Conference, will be held on Saturday, March 21, from 9 to noon at the Emporium Alliance Church on Sizerville Road.  More...

Potter County News

Leadership training applications being taken

Leadership Potter County, a group that helps local leaders and prospective leaders to expand their skills, is now accepting applications for 2015 classes.  The group also introduces participants to issues facing the region and provides an unders More...

Bowers announces candidacy

Cathy Bowers is running for a seat on the Potter County Board of Commissioners, seeking the Republican nomination in the May 19 Primary Election. More...

Back to Capitol for tax battle

Tax Fairness Coalition still plugging away

It’s back to Harrisburg for the leaders of the Pennsylvania State Land Tax Fairness Coalition, now that the legislature is debating a host of changes in the state’s tax structure.  A summary was presented at last week’s Potter More...

Community Life

Cancer survivor writes book about treatment

Cancer survivor Susan Evans brought her messages of hope, prevention and vigilance to this week’s Emporium Rotary meeting.  While the disease claims more than 8.2 million lives annually, its diagnosis is not always a death sentence, said E More...

Dinner theater March 28

Another mystery dinner theater is being sponsored by the Coudersport Area Lions Club on Saturday, March 28, at American Legion Post 192, Coudersport.  More...

Fill a backpack, change a life

One of the nation’s most successful charitable activities for low-income school children was celebrated during a recent Coudersport Rotary meeting.  More...

Skiing 2016 in jeopardy

Denton Hill unlikely to open next season

Denton   Hill Ski  Area in Potter  County has sat dormant this winter while other resorts enjoy a booming season. It’s possible there will also be no skiing there next season.  More...

‘Grand Reopening’ set

Lumber Museum work nears completion

Almost two years after ground was broken for an expansion and renovation of the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum in Potter County, construction is nearing completion and a “grand reopening” is planned for May 15-16.  Installation of exhibi More...

Fire claims Potter County couple

A Potter County couple died in a house fire Monday morning. State police identified the victims as Gary Briggs, 67, and Mary Briggs, 70. Their bodies were found in the debris of a fire at their home on Genesee-Mills Road in Bingham Township. More...

Seneca buys gas rights for $8.3M

An   $8.3 million deed transfer between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Seneca Resources Corp. More...

News

Thomas seeking re-election

Jim Thomas has announced his candidacy for re-election to the Cameron County Board of Commissioners. He is seeking one of the two Democratic nominations to be decided in the May 19 Municipal Primary.  More...

NUMBERS IN THE NEWS

Shut ‘em down  7   — Seven years have passed since New York State opted to ban the deep horizontal drilling and hydrofracturing needed to harvest natural gas from shale formations found two miles or more underground.  More...

Eyeing use of women’s center

Cameron County is looking into sending women who face criminal sanctions to the new Potter County Women’s Residential Rehabilitation Center, according to information presented at last week’s meeting of the Cameron County Board of Commissi More...

Galeton News

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Gale Hose Ambulance Company expects to move into its new headquarters at the corner of Galeton’s West and Union streets by September. More...

Blood screenings in Galeton

Galeton Rotary and Cole Memorial Hospital will partner for a comprehensive blood analysis on Saturday, March 28, from 7 am to 10 am at the Galeton First Presbyterian Church.  More...

Galeton scholarships

Galeton Area High School seniors accepted to an accredited college, university or trade school are invited to apply for scholarships offered through the Gale Community Foundation. More information is available at 1-800-487-8784.   More...

Outdoors

Deer antlers are a source of endless fascination

Deer antler development in Pennsylvania is a fascinating topic, especially in this era when hunters are legally prohibited from shooting bucks with small racks.  When a doe is healthy and receiving plenty of nutrition while carrying and nursing, More...

PGC believes deer herd number are on the rise

Deer populations across the region will likely be higher next fall, the result of a long-term management plan the Pa. More...

Gun seminar planned March 26

A free firearms seminars will be held on Thursday, March 26, from 6-8 pm at the Emporium Firehall.  Cameron County District Attorney Paul Malizia, Cameron County Sheriff Al Neyman, Emporium Police Officer David Merritt, and Pa. More...