January 12, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Potter County Snowmobile Club hangs on

A half-century has passed since a group of early devotees to the dawning winter sport of snowmobiling gathered to lay the groundwork for a new organization that would become known as the Potter County Snowmobile Club.  More...

Can our hemlocks be saved?

has been at least one upside the wet summer and autumn of 2018. And a certain group of people would like nothing better than a brutally cold winter to follow in suit. More...

UPMC clarifies insurance issue

previous top management team. More...

Viewpoints

Let’s fund what really matters

(Greg Vitali is a member of the Pa. House of Representatives whose 166th Legislative District include parts of Delaware and Montgomery counties.) More...

Correspondence

Throw It Out   Dear editor:  The role of government is to maintain an environment for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness -- not to manage the economy.  More...

The Old Timer

There was a note in the paper about the shrinking student population in the school districts of Cameron and Potter counties. Do they really need a full ship of administrators? More...

Obituaries

Richard E. Durst

Richard E. Durst, 73, of Coudersport, died Jan. 3, 2019, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, after a short battle with acute myeloid leukemia with complications. Among survivors are his wife of 52 years, the former Judith E. More...

Raymond M. Shutt

Raymond M. Shutt, 87, of Genesee, died Jan. 4, 2019, in his home. Born in Bingham Township, he was the son of Clyde and Ruby A. “Peg” Baker Shutt. A 1948 graduate of Ulysses High School, he was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Mr. More...

Henry V. Hatcher

Henry V. “Yogi” Hatcher, 67, of Roulette, died Jan. 6, 2019, in Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he was a son of Henry W. and Beatrice Embree Hatcher. In 1976, he married Michelle A. Norton. Mr. More...

Local shale gas bounty confirmed

Seneca   Resources stepped up its shale gas drilling activities in 2018 and has issued a rosy forecast for this year and beyond. More...

Pennsylvania gas by the numbers

boomPennsylvania’s natural gas production in 2018 reached a milestone that was unthinkable a decade ago – 6 trillion cubic feet – according to a report from the news service, StateImpact Pennsylvania.  More...

JKLM blunder comment deadline nears

A public comment period closes Tuesday, Jan. 15, on the findings of a federal investigation into the JKLM Energy environmental violations at a Potter County shale gas well in September 2015. More...

New VA director

Mike Pepper has been appointed director of veterans affairs by the Potter County Board of Commissioners. He succeeds Bill Simpson, who retired at the end of the year.  More...

News

Crematory planned for Ulysses

Olney Funeral Home is seeking regulatory approval to construct and operate a crematory next to its facility in Ulysses Borough. Some local residents have expressed concerns about air emissions.   More...

Family program at Galeton Library

A program to promote social skills, family bonding and vocabulary skills is being held at the Galeton Public Library. Rhymes, songs and books are used in an engaging fashion.  More...

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There’s hope that a predator could be “stocked” in areas where eastern hemlock trees are under attack. More...

Community Life

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One of the longest-serving employees of Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative, Gerald Duffee, was honored during a recent retirement party. He served REC for 29 years. More...

Joins St. Bona staff

Ryan Clingan has been named associate athletic director for compliance at St. Bonaventure University. The Emporium native has been working for the past six years at the University of Maryland, where he served in a similar capacity.  More...

Pride Committee fish fries

Austin Pride Committee continues its Friday fish fry schedule on Jan. 25, Feb. 8, Feb. 22, March 8 and March 22. Serving starts at 3 pm. Cost for a full dinner is $11. To order a takeout meal, call 814-647- 5594. More...