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Muncy ‘ready to roll’ as classes soon to begin

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MUNCY — “We’re ready to roll for Wednesday, to have the kids come back through the doors,” according to Dr. Craig Skaluba, superintendent of the Muncy School District. Speaking at the school board meeting Monday night, Skaluba said that the staff in the district is looking forward to ...

South approves safety committee, new personnel

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The South Williamsport Area School Board unanimously voted to form a safety and security committee during its meeting on Monday. Members Nathan Miller and Sue Davenport volunteered to be on the committee. The committee also will consist of member Nick Fiorini, committee chairman, and John ...

Really, really

Letters

Maxine Waters, congresswoman from Los Angeles, California is giving President Trump advice. This woman’s IQ is 2 points above plant life. Recently she said leave the refugees in so we can tell which ones are terrorists and that we need Sharia law in the USA. Please keep your opinion to ...

Picture perfect

Letters

What is wrong with this picture? A couple of years ago some nice people put some scarves around the necks of some baseball players during the winter months — then again during the 4th of July. Some nice people put some leis around their necks. Well, guess what, these nice people got ...

Public utility requirement

Letters

As I understand it, the Bus Company is planning to cease service to and from Williamsport. I believe it is a public utility and requires the Public Utility Commission to approve it. Let us see that the people in Harrisburg will allow this to happen as it is a major plus to our area access ...

Wake up, America

Letters

Have you heard what a North Korean Colonel said to Kim Jong Un? “Leader, we just found a film in Hiroshima, you should watch it.” The Democrats think President Trump used too strong a message, then they think he wasn’t strong enough on white supremacists. What about President Obama not ...

A boat is towed to safety after getting stuck near the dam on the Susquehanna River in Williamsport on Sunday afternoon. A city fire rescue boat , center, responded to the call for help, but a civilian stopped to tow the boat before the rescue boat arrived. KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette

Boat rescued close to dam after engine failure

Police, Fire & Court

Emergency responders from the city and South Williamsport were dispatched to the south side of the Susquehanna River to rescue a boat that was drifting toward the dam at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Andy and Lynn Shaffer, Betty and Dale Young and two young children were between the ...

PAT CROSSLEY/Sun-Gazette Correspondent
Eddie Kiersnowski, right, organizer of a rally for solidarity in Brandon Park on Sunday night, listens while Rasheed Wesley speaks to the group.

At city park, crowd rallies for unity in community

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About 80 people gathered at the entrance to Brandon Park on Sunday evening for what Eddie “Yeti” Kiersnowski, the organizer of the event hoped, was an opportunity to strengthen community by bringing together groups that might not usually get to meet. “I’m trying to cultivate ...

Countywide police activities

Police, Fire & Court

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: Friday 8:17 a.m., theft, 20 block of West Seventh Avenue, South Williamsport. 8:21 a.m., theft, 600 block of Howard Street, South Williamsport. 8:46 am., ...

Weather to be ‘clear enough’ for eclipse

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Those preparing to watch the first eclipse to affect the eastern United States in 40 years can expect great weather, forecasters at the National Weather Service in State College said. Although a potential thunderstorm could roll into some parts of Lycoming County, it won’t be until much ...

Teen killed in crash

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MANSFIELD — A New York teen was killed in a crash in Tioga County on Saturday, state police said. The 16-year-old, from Waverly, New York, lost control of his vehicle on Bungy Road about midnight Saturday, police said. Police said he struck a telephone pole on the west side of the road ...

Directors re-elected during Tri-County annual meeting

Outdoors

TROY — Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative members returned three incumbents to the cooperative board of directors during the utility’s annual meeting on July 25 at the Troy Fairgrounds. Incumbent directors Nicholas Reitter, of Genesee, Matthew Whiting, of Lawrenceville, and Lowell ...

Real estate transactions filed

Region

The following deeds have been registered in the Lycoming County courthouse: Jersey Shore • Harriet Z. Heisey to Adam S. and Sabrina L. Barlet, $96,000, 123 Fountain St. Montoursville • Roxanne D. Koch to Gary L. and Amy R. Dunlap, $167,000, 225 Chestnut St. Washington ...

The simple solution

Letters

Isn't it ironic that the alt right are upset by the prospect of a future where they will be treated like minorities have been treated for over a hundred years. Simple solution...treat everyone as you wish to be treated. Glenda Heyd Montoursville Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

Sidewalks

Letters

Today I went to Wegman’s to get a few things. I went down on the bus and rode home on my scooter. Again, I had to ride in the street because the sidewalks are so bumpy! I will keep complaining about our streets and mostly the sidewalks until something is done about them! I’m even ...

Republicans should disavow Trump

Letters

In the 2000 Presidential election, Vice-President Al Gore should have won in a landslide. The economy was doing well and the Federal Government was running budget surpluses. Instead, Gore lost that election because he didn't do enough to distance himself from President Clinton's sex ...

CARA MORNINGSTAR/Sun-Gazette
Students try to put a pole on the ground all together in a group exercise during Williamsport Area High School Freshman Academy orientation day at Camp Susque recently.

Williamsport freshman enjoy orientation at Camp Susque

Education

For the first time this year, incoming freshman students for the Williamsport Area High School were invited to enjoy a day of activities and bonding before school starts at Camp Susque in Trout Run. “This is the second year we’ve had the program, and our third year we’ve had our ...

Bucknell University opens 172nd academic year at convocation

Education

LEWISBURG — Bucknell University welcomed its largest incoming class when it opened its 172nd academic year at convocation on Sunday in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The 977 students in the Class of 2021 come from 31 states, the District of Columbia and 49 countries that range ...