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New polling places for city voters

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This year’s primary election for the state’s voters may already seem different, perhaps odd, if for no other reason that it’s being held weeks after the normal time when people go to the polls. COVID-19 forced the primary to be moved from April 28 to June 2. For some Lycoming County ...

Good people in this crisis

Letters

I want to tell you about two beautiful people. Their names are Ruby and Dave. The own the Oak Grove Tavern in Avis. My husband and I are elderly. I saw their ad for Mother’s Day. They don’t deliver in Linden. That kind couple brought us food. Delicious. We appreciate everything they did ...

Greenhouse and workshop reopens under new ownership

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The Potting Bench greenhouse and workshop in South Williamsport is open and adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic under the new ownership of Lori Soloman and her family. The greenhouse, located at 324 Matthews Blvd., offers flowers vegetable plants, hanging baskets, custom baskets, succulent ...

Lycoming County goes green Friday

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HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf will lift most of his pandemic restrictions in an additional 16 counties home to nearly 3 million people, including much of the Pittsburgh area, his office said Friday as afflicted Philadelphia also began mapping its way out of the crisis. The counties are in ...

Fishing: A good sport

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The first day of trout season my friend took me fishing. What a relief it was to get out of town and smell the good country air. We took a ride up Route 87 and turned right where there was a small stream. There were people all the way up the creek for five miles fishing. Two fish trucks came ...

Dollar General brings jobs to Oval

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OVAL — Hutchinson Companies LLC announced they have completed construction on a Dollar General at 149 Mountain View Lane, Oval. The store’s grand opening was Wednesday. “We are proud to have built this Dollar General so the retailer could create new jobs, which are so needed right ...

Candidates address state funding needs

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Each week the Sun-Gazette will feature responses from candidates running for state offices on issues pertinent to Lycoming County voters leading up to the primary election on June 2. The candidates are: 23rd Senate, Gene Yaw (incumbent), Republican, and Jackie Baker, Democrat; 83rd House, ...

Donate

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A recent letter suggested liberals send back their checks sent out by President Trump since they dislike him so much. Well we have done one better. We will donate that check to the DNC to help in stopping Trump from getting re-elected president. Thanks Trump for the donation! I am feeling ...

Worry, haste, retail therapy: What have we bought and why?

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Between technical glitches and food worries, retail therapy and sheer amnesia, something has happened to shopping during the pandemic that can be summed up thusly: rubber chickens. Melissa Jean Footlick bought some while sheltering at home in San Diego with her husband and three dogs. She’s ...

Official: Post office ‘failing’ voters

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In severely delaying the delivery of mail-in ballots for the June 2 primary, the United States Post Office is “failing countries all over this Commonwealth,” said a Lycoming County elections director More than 300 residents have had to call voter services to cancel and resend their ...

The coming mail-in voting debacle

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We are being told by a variety of liberal interests that mail-in ballots are the only way to vote in the 2020 presidential election as a sign of respect for poll workers’ health. We are also told that mail-in voting is also the safest and surest way to vote in the future. The two full-page ...

Green phase counties work to balance safety with commerce

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Safety and the local economy must be balanced in Sullivan and Tioga counties, said commerce administrators as they entered the green phase of Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan Friday. Both counties are similar in their reliance on the tourist industry, but Gov. Tom Wolf’s phased approach to ...

City agrees to June 11 public gathering limit

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City Council voted Thursday night to align itself with the office of Gov. Tom Wolf in terms of limiting the number of individuals to gatherings, events or conferences and extended it through June 11. City Council amended Mayor Derek Slaughter’s proclamation to set a limit of 10 person ...

Governor Wolf

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I think that we are being tested with virus to see if the government can control us and the next thing will be to take control of your guns. Everyone should think about their vote because if the Democrats take control, we are in for problems. Just look at the states that are under Democrats. ...

Scoreboard grant application approved

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A $600,000 scoreboard for Bowman Field is eyed as the next addition for the leased-home of the Williamsport Crosscutters, a city-owned facility. City Council assured that process moved forward in a 6-1 vote Thursday, one to allow Joseph Pawlak, city interim finance director, to submit a formal ...

Voter fraud

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Here we go again. It’s getting close to election time so the president is trying to distract people from the terrible job he is doing. So he dug into his massive vault of lies and brought out one of his old favorites — voter fraud. After the election it drove him up a wall that Hillary got ...

Who’s the coward?

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Under the “yellow” phase of the COVID-19 lockdown, dentists are allowed to perform a number of procedures as long as the individual performing them is adequately masked and the procedure is performed in a way that reduces, as much as possible, the risk of infection to both the patient and ...

What it means here: Penn College to bring students back in fall

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Penn College to bring students back in fall Pennsylvania College of Technology announced Fall 2020 plans, including the return of in-person instruction, Friday morning. The following message by President Davie Jane Gilmour was shared with the college community: “At Pennsylvania College ...

Future economic course

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There is a great deal of discussion about the future course of the American economy. There are some who favor the Trump Administration’s approach to minimize the coronavirus epidemic and go back to work. Others who are fearful of a renewed epidemic spread urge a more cautious approach. Those ...

State government responsible

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As a retired 11-year employee of a local senior living complex, I find much of the information about the infections and deaths in nursing homes misleading. I was very troubled to read that the Attorney General is investigating deaths in nursing homes as if there has been a crime committed by ...