December 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Sending clean water message

Protection of public water supplies was the mission of a regional delegation that traveled to Harrisburg this week to make their case before the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection. More...

Wind energy project progressing

It won’t be long before the tall white towers of a commercial wind energy plant begin to appear on the landscape across a wide swath of northeastern Potter County.  Big Level Wind recently filed for a state stormwater management permit con More...

Viewpoints

Future of deer hunting

(When Joe Hamilton, founder of the Quality Deer Management Association, came to Pennsylvania as a biologist with International Paper Company in 1992, discovering the “Potter County: Deer Capital of Pennsylvania” he once knew was long gone More...

Correspondence

Protecting gun rights Dear editor: For people who hunt, no other symbol defines the experience as precisely as their firearm. What clearer images could be evoked than the terms “bird gun” or “deer rifle”? More...

The Old Timer

This is my last column before Christmas, so I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas from this old-timer. The holiday came along like a runaway train this year. Many of the stores have been filled to the brim with China’s best toys. More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Outdoor Columnist

Admittedly, as I grow older sometimes I find it a challenge to get out in the woods. But whenever I do, I capture glimpses of my childhood.  I remember being so overdressed that I could barely walk. More...

Elk Watcher's Journal

Red nose caribou?

Santa Claus’s reindeer are sometimes mistaken for elk, but they are actually caribou. More...

4-H air rifle program returning

Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities and Penn State Extension are once again sponsoring the 4-H air rifle program for youths ages 8-18. More...

Killer appeals life sentence

An appeal by the triggerman in the three-person conspiracy to murder Coudersport teenager Sam Miller five and one-half years ago is appealing his life imprisonment sentence based on “psychosocial immaturity.” More...

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A Roulette family was left homeless Monday when fire ripped through their two-story house on Main Street. Friends are soliciting support for the Donny and Kelli Snyder family, who lost most of their possessions in the blaze. More...

Local ‘war on diabetes’

We’ve had the War on Poverty, the War on Drugs, and a number of other national campaigns to address America’s social problems. More...

News

Death penalty ruled out in murder case

Cameron County District Attorney Jeanne Miglicio won’t be seeking the death penalty against the suspect accused of fatally cutting the throat of an Emporium woman at her South Wood Street home in October.  Michael F. More...

Another overdose death

Drug abuse was in the news again across the region this week.  Stare police reported that a Tioga County man, 57-year-old Thomas Vanness, died of an apparent drug overdose. More...

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Austin Area School students are using a computer-based learning program to complete their mathematics assignments. More...

Community Life

Make your pet your weight loss pal

Thousands of Americans will vow to lose weight in 2017. It’s easily the number one New Year’s resolution.  It’s a tough thing to stick to, though. Typically, by March or April many will have abandoned that goal entirely.  More...

Strength training for women over 40

Are you over 40 and finding it more difficult to take the stairs, or get down and up from the floor? Strength training can benefit you tremendously with your daily activities while protecting you from osteoporosis and losing your balance. More...

Military banners offered

Sylvan Heritage Council is now offering a third and final round of military banners for sale. More...