Saturday, January 30, 2016

The push to bring John Rigas home - Buffalo News

By Robert J. McCarthy, Buffalo News
COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Agnes McGlinchey was enjoying a smoke outside the auto bureau office a few days ago, just down South Main Street from the headquarters that once employed hundreds of local residents at Adelphia Communications.
“The Golden Eagle; that’s what we used to call it,” she said, nodding toward the hulking monument that still resembles a Greek temple. “Every high school and college kid in town got hired there summers. There was money here then.”
But since Adelphia’s demise beginning in 2002, the lustre has faded from this picturesque town of 2,500 people, 110 miles south of Buffalo. Three years later, John J. Rigas was convicted of looting the company he founded and sent to prison.

John Rigas is 91 years old, and cancer has spread throughout his body. His friends say he weighs less than 100 pounds and does not have long to live.
Now, Coudersport wants him to come home. Read the rest of the story HERE.