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Candidates for local offices speak on issues

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Three candidates running in the November election took turns addressing the Williamsport Rotary Club about issues facing the city and county Monday. Lycoming County Commissioner Tony Mussare is a Republican seeking re-election. Derek Slaughter, a Williamsport City councilman, is a Democrat ...

Armies move in Syria for potentially major conflict

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AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Syrian government troops moved into towns and villages in northeastern Syria on Monday, including the flashpoint region of Manbij, setting up a potential clash with Turkish-led forces advancing in the area as long-standing alliances in the region began to shift or ...

‘Witch Hunt’ letter

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'Witch Hunt’ letter In response to the Oct 6 “Witch hunt” letter, no, sir, you are not “comprehending this completely and correctly.” There has been no investigation that has “found real, credible corruption involving Joe Biden” in Ukraine. I’m not even sure what you’re ...

Vote to close Jersey Shore school pulled from agenda

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JERSEY SHORE – A vote by Jersey Shore Area School board Monday night on which of the six options presented earlier this year for either school closings or reconfiguring was pulled from the agenda due to the absence of two board members. Christopher Fravel and Karen Stover both were ...

Engineer helps students understand real-world algebra

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“Math is not a subject, it’s a language,” is the mantra of “Engineers Teaching Algebra,” a program for middle and high school students developed by engineer-turned-educator Mark Love. Love, who began his career as a civil engineer, said that he has been bringing the program to ...

Oval named for unique shape of area’s landscape

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OVAL — In the southwest corner of Lycoming County is the Nippenose Valley. Within this valley is Limestone Township and in the midst of this township are five villages; four of which are called Rauchtown, Jamestown, Collomsville and Bastress. Near the center of Limestone is the fifth village ...

Sunny skies on hand for most of the week

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Except for Wednesday, the weather for the week ahead will be sunny, but quite cool as chilly air behind a cold front from southern Canada makes it way to central Pennsylvania, according to Steve Travis, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in State College. Sunshine is in order ...

Kurds look to Syrian government for protection

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AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Syria’s Kurds said Syrian government forces agreed Sunday to help them fend off Turkey’s invasion — a major shift in alliances that came after President Donald Trump ordered all U.S. troops withdrawn from the northern border area amid the rapidly deepening ...

Remembering history

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Gun owners remember Rome remained free for 400 years and the demise of the Republic was due to the termination of the armed populace. Let’s compare America’s socialistic attitude toward gun owners with Plato’s summation in The Republic where he stated, “The perfect just society is one ...

Rising prescription drug prices leave seniors struggling

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Whether because of the cost of medicine itself or the insurance required to get it, prescription drugs can be a strain on the budget for anyone. However, seniors living on a fixed income especially are having a hard time keeping up with ever-increasing drug prices. According to Mike Evans, ...

Impeachment, impeachment

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Impeachment is almost the only thing the Democrats mostly complain about. Whatever President Trump does will always be wrong to the liberals or those envious of the President being liked, wanted and will be reelected in 2020. Today it seems that they are complaining about the latest release ...

‘Agritainment’ helps fund local farms

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Local pumpkin farmers are now busy hosting visitors but those visitors aren’t just buying pumpkins. They are also walking through corn mazes, taking hayrides and petting farm animals. For farmers, this is another revenue stream for their bottom line. It is known as ...

Forums to spotlight candidates for key city, county posts

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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette and Backyard Broadcasting are teaming up to hold two political forums this month featuring candidates for Lycoming County commissioner, city mayor and City Council. The first forum will offer voters an opportunity to hear from five candidates for county ...

People make mistakes

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After reading everything in the paper, I’ve come to the conclusion that City Council is out to get the Mayor. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not his biggest fan and I have not liked a lot of things he’s done over the years, but people make mistakes. Yes, the Mayor could have opted to ...

Interior design company changes location

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By DEREK DANNEKER ddanneker@sungazette.com It took three locations for a local interior design and installation company to find their fit. Their Hughesville location, open since March, allows Artisan Kitchen and Bath Design to ensure their quality, and variety, through a showroom and ...

Airport board approves study of airport use

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The Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority accepted a proposal from Volaire Aviation Consulting for a leakage study. The $12,600 study will be used to learn various statistics including air passenger destinations and departures and what airports are being used by travelers. Airport ...

Please people, unite

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Once again President Trump is attacked for who he is and again threatened with impeachment, all because he made an inquiry to the leader of the Ukraine about Vice President Biden’s son’s business endeavors. Don’t the Democrats realize that if everything is legal and appropriate, they have ...

City renaming some streets, more discussion called for one

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City Council is working closely with Lycoming College officials on naming and renaming streets linked to the college’s gateway building and new southern entrance. Council spent several minutes before concluding that, to allow the college to keep its address of 700 College Place while moving ...

Campaigns against drug use

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pennsylvania was the state with the third most drug overdose deaths in 2017. With drug use and abuse being such a problem in the state of Pennsylvania, schools are rightfully introducing education on the effects of drug use and abuse. ...