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Community thrives alongside ‘evolving garden’

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“You can almost see them growing,” Rickey Lee said as he looked at the sturdy tomato plants standing straight and tall in the morning sun at the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Garden on Park Avenue. Lee, who lives in the neighborhood of the garden, works there, harvesting the produce, ...

Natural gas impact fee coming to county

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Natural gas impact fee disbursements to counties and municipalities fall short of the allocations from the boom days of drilling in the Marcellus Shale industry, but the dollars continue to be welcome sources of revenue. The state Public Utility Commission this week announced that nearly $210 ...

Early budget deal milestone for deficits

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HARRISBURG — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legislature have wrapped up budget legislation a week before Pennsylvania state government’s new fiscal year starts, an about-face after three years of protracted partisan fights over spending. Besides that, the budget ...

DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday ...

New governor needed

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The people of Pennsylvania have made it clear that we are tired of the out of touch elites and their failed liberal policies! I believe there is only one man running for Governor who can clean up Harrisburg, and his name is Scott Wagner. Scott Wagner, now the Republican nominee for governor, ...

The correct approach

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Kudos to the Trump Administration Justice Department. Finally, an administration that seriously enforces our immigration laws. So, children are being separated from their parents at the border and snowflake Democrats are up in arms with undue commentary and accusations. This action happens ...

Short on facts

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Some recent letters were short on facts. One letter states why we salute the flag. While the bravery and achievement of Sgt. Carney is admirable and deserving of the Medal of Honor, it is not the reason we salute the flag. He saved the regimental colors, not the U.S. flag. President Franklin ...

Poorly conceived

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In his poorly conceived letter titled, “Canine Comparison”, David Bross said of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, “The impact of his impeccable reputation means he can do his job without the need to call attention to himself.” This shows how little liberals like Bross know about Mueller. ...

Selfless patriotism

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Sometimes we get it right. Muncy School District honored alumni Linda Fisher Poulton as well as they should. A community leader who asks neither for the spotlight nor praise, Linda has helped create an 11-acre park with her husband, Bill, and the Muncy Historial Society. They engineered the ...

Misleading

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I'd like to comment on Arno Vosk's letter (Demonized, May 3, 2018). Mr. Vosk would like to mislead the reading public and is working very hard doing it. He went on about President Trump's comments on immigrants being ''animals from s**t hole countries'' who are rapists, felons and such. But ...

Their flag and ours

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America is the land of the free. As Betsy Ross once said, "The American flag is an enduring symbol of liberty, democracy, and justice." North Korea, on the other hand, is the land of enslavement. Whatever its purported original symbolism, the North Korean flag stands for the inhumane and ...

Cheapening christianity

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions claimed that the Bible defends his and President Trump's policy of separating children from their parents at the border. He referred to Romans 13 (KJV): 1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be ...

Dubious honor

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Pennsylvania is known for its scenic mountains, its steel and coal industries. We can boast that the Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia in 1776 and that the fictional paper company Dunder Mifflin made famous by The Office was located in Scranton. But among our multitude ...

Athletes recognized for overcoming injuries

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When Lexi Baranoski injured her knee playing soccer in November 2016, she figured on a long road to recovery to make it back on the field the following season. Working with the UPMC Sports Medicine Department, the Muncy Area High School student soon began a sometimes grueling ...

9 charged for various crimes

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Nine people have been charged by various police departments with criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Steven Allen Piehl, 39, of Alda, Nebraska; city police; misdemeanor shoplifting after he was nabbed allegedly trying to ...

Celebrating the love of Loyalsock Creek

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Not even a downpour could dampen the spirits of the hundred or so people gathered at Pier 87 along Loyalsock Creek to celebrate the local creek being named 2018 River of the Year by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the state Organization for Waterways and ...

Peace pole and rental inspections pay-off in city

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City Council learned Thursday night that a ceremony to place a peace pole in the 600 block of Second Street may be a catalyst for the neighborhood to see reform. Mary Woods, of the Beloved Community Council, said the pole, which was made possible through the use of $1,500 in legislative ...

State budget sent to Governor’s desk

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HARRISBURG (AP) — The main appropriations bill in a $32.7 billion spending package for Pennsylvania’s approaching fiscal year headed to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk on Friday, more than a week early and without the partisan acrimony that marked the last three years. Wolf was expected to sign it ...

Codes official sweeps Muncy

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MUNCY — Codes Inspections Inc., the borough’s codes inspectors, made a sweep of the borough recently, “tagging” borough properties that had issues that need to be addressed, according to Bill Ramsey, borough manager. One of the main issues that the codes officer warned residents of ...

Capital projects budget approved

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The 70-year-old levee dominated City Council’s concerns Thursday, as it passed an $80 million capital projects budget. The repairs to recertify the levee under the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Army Corps of Engineers standards tops the council’s priorities. “Right now, the ...