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Earth Day, then and now

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The year was 1970. The Beatles had released their final album, “Let It Be,” after announcing the month before that they were going their separate ways. Punk rock was on the rise and the Cold War and the war in Vietnam continued. On April 17 of that year, the crew of Appollo 13 had ...

Proposed Chemical Storage in Montgomery

Letters

Having just read the article regarding the proposed Chemical Storage Facility in the center of Montgomery, I’m compelled to comment. How could 18-wheel tanker trucks carrying an obtuse list of chemicals through narrow Main Street and Montgomery Street bordered by people’s residences ...

Historic Ritz Theatre finds second life as sports complex

Business

The Ritz Theatre in Muncy is getting a new life as a sports complex and cafe because of one Muncy man’s belief in the small downtown. “It will bring people into downtown and will help other local businesses,” said Royce Eyer who now owns the iconic structure. The theatre’s new ...

House candidates answer why they want to be in congress

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The 12th Congressional seat pits Democratic Party nominee Mark Friedenberg against the Republican nominee, state Rep. Fred Keller, R-Kreamer. That district encompasses all or parts of Lycoming, Bradford, Centre, Clinton, Juniata, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, ...

An invitation to venture out

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With plenty of sunshine in the forecast this week, this should be an ideal time to work in the garden or give yards and lawns the special care and attention they just might need. “It is going to be fairly nice with partly sunny skies” the next several days, according to Craig Evanego, a ...

Common sense

Letters

I keep reading about people who have really bad fires in their homes and that they have no insurance. I can’t understand that! I pay under twenty bucks for renters insurance per month. $20.00 isn’t much to come up with each month, what is the matter with you? If you own property, I ...

Valley Apparel

Business

“A 15-year dream come true,” is how Kelli Winder described the Valley Apparel, a quality used clothing store located at 218 S. Market St., South Williamsport, just off the Market Street Bridge. Although Valley Apparel officially opened their doors for business March 9, they are planning ...

Contrast

Letters

Full disclosure; I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican. With the exception of me being stripped of my Constitutional right to vote in the primaries, I can freely choose a candidate based on his or her merits rather than a party affiliation. I would, though, like to emphasize some points ...

Many dead, injured in 1872 church conflagration

History

In the week before Easter, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, was nearly destroyed by fire. The City of Williamsport faced its own church disaster back in 1872. It occurred on one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar. “We are called upon to record the most unfortunate ...

The art of fake news

Letters

The New York Times recently ran an article entitled, “Some of Mueller’s team say report was more damaging than Barr revealed.” This implies that the writer has been contacted by members of Mueller’s team who have accused the Attorney General of covering up key elements of the report ...

State amphibian, part-time county position among votes

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From Staff Reports Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week: Federal • The Senate and House were out of session. State • The Senate was out of session. • The House voted 191-6 on a measure to designate the Eastern Hellbender as the ...

Thomas Jefferson

Letters

Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life. At 5, he began studying under his cousin’s tutor. At 9, he studied Latin, Greek and French. At 14, he studied classical literature and additional languages. At 16, he entered the college of William and Mary. ...

Solutions to leveraging resource

Letters

An April 7th editorial (”Use caution with Wolf’s gas tax proposal”) almost got it right: Governor Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania plan creates “a triple-tax” on natural gas that will be shouldered by consumers and jeopardize good-paying jobs. In addition to the taxes required to be ...

Enough is enough

Letters

State Representative Stephanie Borowitz has been continually attacked for her prayer praising Jesus in the state House chambers. First, I am proud of Representative Borowitz for her strong religious beliefs. I wish that all, including myself, could have such strong beliefs and ...

Rare opportunity

Letters

Area residents have a rare opportunity in the special election on May 21. We can send both a tremendous servant-leader and a consistent conservative to Congress. Fred Keller has worked tirelessly, listening to his constituents and representing them well during his eight years in Harrisburg. ...

County man dead after trench collapse

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A 65-year-old man was killed Friday morning in a trench collapse that occurred while he was trying to correct a water problem on his property just off of the 5600 block of Route 654 in Bastress Township, according to state police and fire officials. It took firefighters nearly three hours to ...

National flood insurance rate to see ‘scary’ increase

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Flood insurance rates are expected to spike next year, Lycoming County officials said Thursday in a presentation on the National Flood Insurance Program. The program, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, offers subsidized rates now but will change to actuarial rates in October ...

Church community looking for ways to protect environment

Region

“And God saw that His new creation was beautiful and good.” Genesis 1:12 In 2015, Pope Francis issued an Encyclical on the environment condemning the way in which man has negatively impacted what God has created. “Never have we so hurt and mistreated our common home as we have in the ...