December 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Fines schmines!

I ain’t paying no stinking fines...

Virtually everyone who has to face the consequences of unlawful behavior is ordered to pay some type of fine, fees and/or related costs. Some do, and some don’t. More...

Col. Brown returning to Haiti

Coudersport dentist Dr. Victor D. Brown of Coudersport has assumed command of the 914th Aeromedical Staging Squadron at the Niagara Falls (N.Y.) Air Reserve Station. Colonel Brown has served as the squadron’s chief of dental services. More...

Viewpoints

What’s this ‘happy holidays’ nonsense

(Lowman S. Henry is chairman and CEO of the Lincoln Institute, a public policy organization in Harrisburg. His email address is lhenry@lincolninstitute.org.) As surely as silver bells ring and halls get decked, the arrival of the More...

Viewpoint

The next time you read my words of wisdom it will be 2015 and many people will be trying to keep their resolutions. More...

Vice Is Profitable

Dear editor: It wasn’t that many years ago that Pennsylvania legalized gambling with the slots law, which was pitched as the answer to rising property taxes in this Commonwealth. More...

Galeton News

Talent show planned in Galeton

“Galeton’s Got Talent,” an amateur variety show, will take the stage at the high school on Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 9 am. Raffles and a bake sale will also be part of the festivities. More...

Galeton Borough passes budget, slightly increases sewage rates

Galeton Borough Council unanimously passed a 2015 budget last week that holds real estate taxes at 21.63 mills. A mill is one-tenth of one percent levied against a property’s assessed value. More...

Community Life

Christmas services at St. Mark

St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium has announced its Christmas mass schedule. A Christmas Eve vigil will be held at 5 pm, featuring a music ministry and children’s choir. A second music ministry led by a performance from the St. More...

Two ‘habitat’ homes considered in Austin

Representatives from Potter County Habitat for Humanity recently met with Austin Borough Council members to discuss the possibility of building two new homes in the community. More...

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Kindergarteners from Woodland Elementary School in Emporium shared the Christmas spirit with a lively choral concert Tuesday night. More...

Obituaries

Doris Nielsen Rigas

FEBRUARY 25, 1927 - DECEMBER 10, 2014

Doris Nielsen Rigas died on Dec. 10, 2014 at Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, following a lengthy illness. She was born on Feb. 25, 1927, the fifth of nine children, in Penn Yan, N.Y., in humble circumstances. More...

Doreen Galeotti

JUNE 15, 1922 - DECEMBER 9, 2014

Doreen Galeotti, 92, a long-time resident of Austin, passed away Dec. 9, 2014, at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a brief illness. Born June 15, 1922, in Leicester, England, she was a daughter of Walter and Dorothy Robinson Harding. More...

Paul E. Wennin

JANUARY 21, 1928 - DECEMBER 11, 2014

Paul E. Wennin, 86, of Bentleyville, formerly of Coudersport, passed away on Dec. 11, 2014, at the Washington (Pa.) Health Center. He was born Jan. More...

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Firefighters from at least four companies were at the scene of a devastating blaze in east Coudersport at press time. More...

‘Baby-selling’ case dismissed

Wheels of justice that turned slowly in a high-profile “babyselling” case ground to a halt last week when a judge ordered that all charges be dismissed. More...

Local police seek body cameras

Potter County’s local police departments are looking into acquiring body cameras for their officers. At least week’s meeting of the Potter County Commissioners, Sweden Township Police Chief More...

State land glut guts local tax revenue

Economic stakes are high for Potter and Cameron counties as leaders of the State Land Tax Fairness Coalition plot their strategy for the new year. More...

Water monitoring results now online

Concerns about shale drilling prompted a number of Potter County residents to step forward and volunteer their time to monitor area streams and rivers for any signs of degradation. More...

News

Who was Simon Cameron

Perhaps the county’s leaders of today – and tomorrow – could take some cues from the colorful and enigmatic Simon Cameron. He knew how to make money and he was skilled in the art of politics. More...

Busy day in Cameron Court

Several cases were handled this week in Cameron County Court. Bail was revoked and a bench warrant issued for an Emporium man after he failed to appear for a scheduled plea hearing on charges of theft and receiving stolen property. More...

Abriatis elected board president

Cameron County School Board will have new leadership entering the new year. Members elected Paul Abriatis as board president, succeeding Robert Lininger. Abriatis was unopposed after Christine Umble declined a nomination for the position. More...

Potter County News

Looking ahead to Potter election

If past trends hold true, Potter County’s townships, boroughs and school districts could be scrambling for candidates to fill their influential government offices during the 2015 election cycle. More...

State park a fitting memorial

“I can’t find the words to describe how I feel right now.” With that declaration, Paul Engelstad finished his trek up the mountainside path to a small opening in the forest. More...

County approves 911 system upgrade

Potter County is upgrading its 911 emergency communication system, at a cost of almost $100,000. More...

Outdoors

Plenty of wintertime outdoor opportunities

Many outdoor enthusiasts have put away their gear until springtime. However, opportunities abound for those who are willing to venture afifield this time of year. Small game season for squirrels, grouse, pheasants, and rabbits runs for over a month. More...

Winter is a time for special elk-watching adventures

I recently witnessed two bull elks running through snow and kicking up clouds of white powder in their wake, shaking the shimmering snow from branches as they passed. More...

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Daniel Frame has quite a story to tell about his first traditional deer hunt. Opening day had barely dawned on Dec. 1 when the 12-year-old Coudersport lad was posing beside this big buck. More...













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