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Firefighters respond to kitchen fire at city apartment complex

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Williamsport firefighters responded to a kitchen fire at about 4:30 p.m. Monday. No one was reportedly injured in the blaze, which was confined to the stove of a single unit on the seventh floor of Williamsport Elderly Housing, 798 W. Edwin St. City Fire Chief Todd Heckman said three people ...

Area flash floods threaten boroughs, weather to clear

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Heavy rains caused flash floods, road closures and flooded basements throughout the region Monday. The intense rainfall is expected to ease somewhat today. As of Monday afternoon, between 5 to 7 inches fell in the Williamsport region, according to Michael Colbert, a meteorologist with the ...

Jersey Shore Borough council gets tough on snow, grass violations

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JERSEY SHORE — Borough officials will go after property owners who violate an ordinance covering snow removal and blowing of grass on streets. Council approved an amendment to an existing law that will bring stiffer penalties for those failing to comply to the ordinance. Borough Manager ...

Jersey Shore school district reviews public comment policy

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JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Area School Board held a committee meeting to review policy 903 regarding the way public comment is handled during school board meetings. The current policy allows the public three minutes to speak during courtesy of the floor. However, any questions the ...

Whose fake news?

Letters

Last week I listened to our nation's 5 top intelligence leaders (picked by the president) uniformly express their dire warning about continued Russian meddling in our elections. Later that same day I listened to the president tell a crowd of supporters that the Russian election meddling is a ...

Knowing the difference

Letters

It’s interesting the same group of people who want to continually remind us that they are not against legal immigration but illegal immigration fail to comprehend the difference between an illegal immigrant who is primarily a young adult coming here for economic opportunities and those who ...

A public school solution

Letters

There are a considerable number of low-achieving students in the Pennsylvania Public School System, and a substantial percentage of them are minority students that attend older, under-funded, inner city schools. The Republican-controlled Legislature’s attempt to solve this problem is the ...

2 local youths compete on the world stage

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Two Lycoming County youths raced down the Akron, Ohio, legendary Derby Downs race track last month after becoming the ninth champions of Williamsport’s branch of the worldwide event. Each year the city participates in the derby, the first place winners from both the stock and super stock ...

7 charged in Lycoming County

Police Fire and Court

Seven recently were charged in Lycoming County. The charges filed and police departments involved are: • David Alan Dyer, 48, 426 Rural Ave.; state police; corruption of a minor, indecent assault; spring 2013 in Fairfield Township; released on $25,000 supervised bail on the stipulation that ...

Shooting in Williamsport injures at least 1

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City police have confirmed that there was a shooting in the city early Sunday morning on the 600 block of Sixth Avenue. According to city police Sgt. Marlin Smith, the call came in just before 4 a.m. Sunday. At least one person was shot, but police would not comment on the condition of ...

Dem candidates present unified front at picnic

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Democratic candidates for state and federal offices were on hand for the annual Lycoming County Democratic committee picnic at Memorial Park Sunday. Candidates on hand were John Fetterman, for lieutenant-governor, Marc Friedenberg for the 12 Congressional District, Airneezer Page for state ...

1929 Williamsport fire engine fondly remembered

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After bouncing from state to state over several decades, a 1929 American LaFrance type 145 fire engine with “Station #4 Williamsport, Pa.” stamped on its hood made its way back home in 1992. The truck was used in Williamsport’s Station No. 4, then at the foot of Railway Street, from ...

LEGISLATIVE TALLY: Airport authority accepts art donation

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Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week: Federal • Congress was out of session this past week. State • The state Legislature was out of session this past week. County • The Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority voted 4-1 to ...

Tired of working

Letters

Here are two subjects that are near and dear to my heart and probably someone else too, especially taxpayers. How much of our tax money goes to NASA? Why are we spending so much money to go to outer space? Even if you found water it would be no good. It would probably be so full of bacteria it ...

‘Real’ or ‘Fake’ labels

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Mr. Donald Trump continues to rail against the Fake News Media. Just what is Fake News? To Mr. Trump it appears to be news that, even though it is true, is critical of him and his administration. I feel that the Sun-Gazette would be doing its readers a huge favor if it would label its ...

In agreement

Letters

Just finished reading Dottie Gibbon's letter ""U.S.A. pride'' July 28, 2018. Great letter, Dottie, and I agree 100% with you. All states should bring back respect for our country buy teaching the proper way of handling our flag and the proper way of displaying it in public. While the ...

Back to school

Education

With the upcoming school year starting soon, students are beginning to stock up on pencils, notebooks and folders. In addition to the classic supplies to prepare for school, local schools share different ways for students, and parents, to be prepared for the new school year. For freshmen ...

Lock Haven University holds Robotics Camp

Education

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University computer science faculty recently held a weeklong Robotics Camp for middle school students from July 30 to Aug. 3 at the Annie Halenbake Ross Library. Students from Keystone Central School District took part in the camp that provided hands-on experience ...

WASD launches new website

Education

The Williamsport Area School District announced the launch of its new website. Using Watsontown-based marketing firm MojoActive, the website was built using the latest design features with a more responsive interface, is sleeker and more intuitive to provide an improved online ...

Dental hygiene students treat 400 children in Dominican Republic

Education

Seventeen Pennsylvania College of Technology dental hygiene students recently returned from the Dominican Republic, where they provided dental care to children at six schools in the Las Terrenas area. Most students were enrolled in Oral Health Care Field Experience, an elective course that ...