August 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Chesapeake Bay: doing our part

Potter County farmers have by and large been doing their part to cut the amount of contaminants running off agricultural land into the Chesapeake Bay watershed, signaling a historic shift in a decades-long trend that has fouled that important estuary More...

CenturyLink, L3 merger delayed

CenturyLink’s acquisition of Level 3 Communications continues to be stalled, but analysts say it’s only a matter of time before it becomes official.  More...

Viewpoints

Too many bad drivers

(Reprinted with permission of the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat. Pennsylvania State Police from the Denton Hill and Emporium barracks are participating in the Aggressive Driving Wave through Aug. 27.) We have become a nation of bad drivers. More...

Correspondence

They’re Cowards   Dear editor:  Some of our elected officials support increasing the availability of gambling in the state to help balance the budget. Where are their minds?  More...

The Old Timer

“School days, school days, good old golden rule days. Reading and writing and ‘rithmetic . . .”  That old song used to tell it all, but that was a long time ago. The hickory stick is a relic. More...

Community Life

Local link to Down Syndrome event

An Emporium resident has been chosen to help kick off Down Syndrome Awareness Month in a video presentation.  Nine-year-old Levi Olivett will appear in the National Down Syndrome Society’s annual Times Square video, which highlights child More...

Education: write our own ticket

Without much fanfare, an educational institution is having a major impact on Cameron County when it comes to college classes, vocational training and support for local employers.  Amy Goode, program manager for the Community Education Center of More...

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Another sellout crowd enjoyed the annual Emporium Rotary Club Picnic, held last week at the Bucktail Rod & Gun Club. More...

Murder case ends in plea deal

Just moments after surrendering to police last October, Michael Courtney admitted that he was responsible for the brutal killing of Deborah Lynn Gerlach. More...

Love & Hate

Prayer Rally offers hope, healing in uncertain times

Following the events of Charlottesville, Va., earlier this month, leaders of the Coudersport Alliance Church have planned an interfaith prayer rally for members of the community on the morning of Friday, Sept. 1.  More...

Potter County is ‘stepping up’

Potter County is deepening its involvement with the national Stepping Up Initiative, which is geared toward more effective handling of criminal cases involving individuals with mental illness. More...

Dam Show going on now!

Austin Dam Memorial Park is hosting another version of “classic rock by the classic rock,” better known as the Dam Show, which continues long into the night on Saturday. More...

Cautious approach to school, industry ties

Crafting high school classes to prepare teenagers for employment with local industries sounds good on paper. More...

News

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Pa. State Police fire marshal John Whitcomb is investigating the cause of an early-morning blaze which destroyed a vacant mobile home in Emporium on Tuesday. Emporium Volunteer Fire Dept. More...

Sen. Casey calls for ‘common ground’

U.S. Senator Bob Casey made a swing through Potter County this week while Congress was recessed and his 2018 election campaign drew closer. More...

Townwide Yard Sales next weekend

Bargain-hunters can now obtain maps to buried treasure, as Coudersport’s Townwide Yard Sales draw closer. They can also tap the chart of sale locations online through a Google My Map, available at coudersport.us/townwide. More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Outdoor Columnist

We’re coming up on the anniversary of the horrific Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists’ attack on the United States.  Although few people seem to know it, Congress established Sept. More...

INSIDE THE OUTDOORS

Some odd looking elk antlers

Like most hunters, I am fascinated with antlers. It is more than just the trophy aspect. There is a lot of character in each set of antlers; each is unique. Even more impressive than deer antlers are those of elk. More...

Japanese knotweed ‘battle plan’

Several agencies and organizations in Potter and Cameron counties have set out to control one of the world’s most invasive plants, Japanese knotweed. More...