March 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Ray of hope for emergency services

Officials are feeling a bit more optimistic about the future of emergency services in Cameron County after participating in a roundtable discussion on issues facing local EMS agencies last week. More...

PGC: region’s deer herd rebounding

Another sign of the deer herd’s rebound in northcentral Pennsylvania emerged this week when the Pa.  Game Commission (PGC) released results from the 2016-17 hunting seasons.  More...

Viewpoints

Mansfield Univ. worth saving

(Matt Baker of Tioga County represents the 67th District in the Pa. House of Representatives. More...

Correspondence

Principal Post Not Needed   Dear editor:  This is an open letter to the taxpayers of the Cameron County School District.  Have you seen the district’s advertisement for an anticipated high school principal for 295 students?  More...

The Old Timer

Kite-flying season will soon be here. I don’t think that the kids of today know what a kite is. Kiting was a source of great enjoyment when I was a youngster. Later, our sons were involved in kite-flying competitions when they were Boy Scouts. More...

Community Life

Parasite season nears for our pets

Spring is nearing and that means fleas and ticks will be more prevalent. They’re not only a nuisance, they can be hazardous to your pet because they transmit disease.  More...

Rotary speech contest winner moves on

Emporium Rotary Club hosted its annual “Four- Way Test” Speech Contest at the Methodist Church. Last year’s champion, Mason Shaffer, a senior, once again took top honors. She now advances to regional competition.  More...

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Two long-time employees from GE Transportation in Emporium were recently honored upon their retirement. IUE-CWA Local 88607 president Jim Clancy (left) presents a watch to Joe Beldin for more than 29 years of service. More...

Major area employer survives roaring blaze

A major employer in Cameron County is facing a costly rebuilding effort after fire roared through much of its complex in the wee hours of Saturday morning last weekend. More...

PCCD surviving squeeze

Pennsylvania’s oldest county conservation district is also one of its most impressive.  More...

Lackluster start for 2017 election

Dozens of influential local offices will be filled by voters this year, but candidates are few and far between. More...

News

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Coudersport High School’s varsity basketball teams entered the 32-team state championship tournament last weekend carrying a combined 47-1 record, as well as two PIAA District 9 titles. More...

Emporium Dollar General plans on course

Plans for a new Dollar General store in Emporium are continuing to move forward.  Cameron County Commissioners Lori Reed, Jim Thomas and Phil Jones recently removed another roadblock by approving a subdivision plan submitted by Miller Brothers C More...

Big battle against invasives

Potter County’s Water Quality Work Group members recently reviewed progress in the ongoing attack against invasive species which continue to flourish along many of the county’s cherished waterways, choking out native vegetation and destro More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Outdoor Columnist

Nothing in life is free, but many enjoy wildlife at the expense of others. It’s an issue that dates back many decades.  In Pennsylvania, the Game Commission is responsible for managing wildlife. More...

ELK WATCHER'S JOURNAL

Elk ‘licks’ popular this time of year

I wrote several years ago about the mid-March morning when I peered out the window of my camp at daybreak to see several elk in the driveway licking the dried salt off my very dirty SUV.  It reminded me of one of those custom car washes where fo More...

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Educational signs have been installed on the Gary Dubler Memorial Nature Trail and West Creek Recreation Trail in Emporium. Cameron County Conservation District partnered with Pa.  More...