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Patience, love required

Letters

After all of the hullabaloo about the rich people buying test scores, etc., so their kids can get into college, I have been thinking — what an insult to their kids to actually believe that their child is too stupid to get into college on their own and show it. This is the kind of stuff ...

Readers respond to photos from 1959

History

Two readers called in this past week with more information about two of the photos on Wednesday’s History page. Both photos were taken during the week of March 22, 1959. Gail O’Brien, of Williamsport said she recognized the picture of men inspecting yarn at an area factory. She used to ...

Wind spread flames to other homes, singed nearby cars

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South Williamsport residents John and Chris McDermott had little chance to grab anything when the front porch of the double home they own at 221-223 W. Second Ave. caught fire about 6:15 p.m. Sunday. The couple safely made it out as did the woman who rents from them and lived on the 223 ...

Locking the mulch pile

Letters

I’d like to know which city official thinks it’s a good idea to lock up the mulch pile and yard waste on a Saturday afternoon. I hear illegal dumping is to blame, but how do they know? Are out of towners putting address labels on their waste? If they’re being caught by someone, give them ...

‘African Landing’ assertion reflects changing views

History

By VALERIE RUSS The Philadelphia Inquirer BUCKINGHAM (AP) — Marion T. Lane is already a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The plaques and certificates adorning the walls of her Buckingham home, as well as the pins she wears, are testimonials. Two ...

In wake of fire, department officials stress cooking safety

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If you are doing any cooking on the stove, especially if you’re heating up oil or grease, don’t leave the kitchen. That’s a piece of advice city Assistant Fire Chief Mark Killian gave Monday, one day after a city woman was rescued from her burning second-floor apartment on Huffman ...

Get Over It

Letters

Well, the Mueller report is in and the Dems are up in arms over the results. The fact that some $25 million was spent for naught is incredibly frustrating. Although in the grand scope of things it is not an enormous amount, this money would have been better spent in upgrades to infrastructure, ...

Put people first

Letters

The way to keep America great will always be to put people first. Giving huge tax cuts to the corporations and the wealthy didn’t prevent economic recession and stock market crashes for the Reagan or George W. Bush administrations, but they ran up the national debt then, just like the Trump ...

Police: Man fires missing shot after hit-and-run

Police Fire and Court

After hitting a man with his car on Robbin Road, just off of Warrensville Road, on Sunday afternoon, the driver fired a single shot at the pedestrian – but missed him – before fleeing the scene, according to state police. The pedestrian was not seriously hurt and declined treatment ...

J.B. Gibbons looks to past, present and future

The Chamber Connection

For over 50 years, J.B. Gibbons Construction, LLC has helped build Northcentral Pennsylvania, while also continuing to look to the future. Since its founding in 1967, J.B. Gibbons Construction, LLC has tasked themselves with providing “the best construction services available in the area,” ...

City Council gives approval to pursue public works grants

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City Council has authorized the administration to pursue a $350,000 grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection to buy a card reader system, a leaf vacuum truck, a chipper truck and applications. The proposed technology at the mulch pile at 1500 W. Third St. is thought by ...

Parking meters once used to help merchants

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As the first automobiles began to appear along on the streets of Williamsport, winter of 1933 was setting in. It was late October, and Model T’s and other early vehicles could be seen grinding away on the rough streets, said Dr. Anthony Cipolla, chairman of the Williamsport Parking ...

Lycoming Mobile Sandblasting comes to you

The Chamber Connection

When it comes to stripping the finish off of a surface, there are very few ways to avoid damaging the material underneath. However, with sandblasting, the power can be adjusted to properly strip the material in a manner which prevents flash rusting for up to 72 hours. Peter Bower of Lycoming ...

Climate sirens

Letters

Michael Heyd is the latest in a long list of people telling us that we have just years to live because of man-made climate change. He chants the usual talking point that the evidence is overwhelming that we are causing this catastrophe. But is it? We’ve got an increasing list of scientists ...

Spineless actions

Letters

A recent writer to this page suggested President Trump was elected because he possesses a backbone. On the contrary, when conducting foreign policy Trump usually reveals the lack of a backbone. Was it a strong backbone when Trump stood shoulder to shoulder with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki and ...

Abortion is a symptom of other problems

Letters

I don't believe in abortion but I do believe it should be kept legal. If 53 million had not been performed from 1973 to 2011) have been performed in those years the US population would be around 380 million instead of 327 million. But out of those 53 million about half would have been girls or ...

Keeping a check on Trump

Letters

In a speech this week, President Trump threatened mob rule. In an interview with Breitbart, he said that he had the support of the police, the military, and Bikers for Trump. He said that "...I have tough people, but they don't play it tough until they go to a certain point and then it will be ...