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Loyalsock Township school board eyes tax increase

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The city is moving ahead with $7 million of public improvements in the East Third Street/Old City Gateway Revitalization project, city administrators said Wednesday. The work entails complete street reconstruction, additional sidewalks, and converting a small alleyway, Willow Street, into a ...

Bulk of storm misses region as trees topple in Hughesville

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The National Weather Service issued a severe weather storm warning Tuesday afternoon and even though the storm worked its way through the state, much of Lycoming County was spared from the brunt the damage despite a smattering of downed trees into local homes. Moving from northern ...

May sees higher-than-average rainfall, showers run into weekend

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Halfway through May, the area already has seen far more rain than the average for the month, with more continuing into the weekend. Wednesday’s rainfall added to an uncharacteristically rainy May, but with a weather system moving into Pennsylvania from Florida, the rain doesn’t seem to be ...

Posters to share authority’s ticket forgiveness program

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The Williamsport Parking Authority announced it is working on advertising posters for its ongoing impaired driving program at a meeting Wednesday. The impaired driving program, which the authority already has begun honoring, allows anyone who makes the decision they shouldn’t drive home and ...

Charter commission recommends council-manager form of gov’t

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A preliminary recommendation to convert the city’s form of government to a council-manager system will be drafted by the Williamsport Charter Commission by its meeting next month, according to commission chairman Fred Holland. The group reached a consensus at its meeting Wednesday. Under ...

Unhinged

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I do believe our liberal writers in our local paper are becoming unhinged, possibly suffering from TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome.) Charles Ardell South Williamsport

Health care questions

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With regards to the Sun-Gazette’s recent interview with Sen.Toomey, I have two questions in relation to health care. Can the senator do something about repealing the individual mandate for auto insurance? I don’t like paying my car insurance premiums. Could you get back to him for ...

Couple working towards rebuilding after fire

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Jay and Sue McCormick are trying their best to recover from Saturday’s devastating fire that left the interior of their Loyalsock Township home at 1200 Vallamont Drive Northwest in ruins. “The inside of the home looks like it was sprayed with charcoal,” Sue McCormick said in a ...

Wagner will take on Wolf in November

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HARRISBURG — Republicans on Tuesday picked their party’s challengers to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, setting the stage for what is expected to be a hotly contested general election two years after Pennsylvania helped deliver the White House to Donald Trump. The ...

Owlett secures nomination for Northern Tier House seat

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Clinton Dennis Owlett easily secured the Republican nomination for the 68th state Legislative seat Tuesday night. Unofficial returns show Owlett grabbing 89 percent of the vote in Potter County, 79.9 percent of the vote in Tioga County and 66 percent of the vote in Bradford County. He ...

Barletta, Trump backer, wins GOP nod to take on Sen. Casey

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HARRISBURG — Four-term U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who first got national notice as a small-city mayor for his attempted crackdown on illegal immigration, on Tuesday won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. Barletta had paid ...

Codes fronting mowing bill for neglected homes

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City tax dollars are being put into paying companies to mow lawns of properties abandoned by their owners. The average cost to the city Bureau of Codes to hire land maintenance companies per year is $13,000, according to Joseph Gerardi, city codes administrator. He informed the city ...

Montgomery School Board approves preliminary budget with tax increase

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The Montgomery Area School Board voted Tuesday night for a 0.35 mill tax increase, which will bring the district’s tax rate to 15.21 mills if the budget passes its final vote. The board also appointed Dana Pick as the board’s treasurer for the 2018-19 school year, voted to advertise for ...

Hughesville Police Department to receive new vehicle

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HUGHESVILLE — The Hughesville Police Department is getting a new vehicle. Borough Council voted to approve the purchase of a 2018 Ford Explorer Monday. The vehicle will cost $29,950 with an additional $11,700 in equipment, which brings the total to $41,650. The equipment would include a ...

Misrepresentations

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It's bad enough that the White House is filling the country with misrepresentations. Vice President Pence shouldn't be adding more. It's time for congress to act as if it is the independent branch of government it's supposed to be. The House needs to denounce Vice President Pence for lying ...

City cracking down on long neglected properties

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Arrest warrants are going to be written to bring in 12 owners of blighted residential properties in the city, all of whom have ignored repeated warnings and failed to pay citations, Mayor Gabriel J. Campana said Monday. These individuals have repeatedly ignored warnings to repair their ...

13 arrested for various crimes

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Thirteen people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. • Alissa R. Wines, 30, 207 Logan Lane, Hughesville; Hughesville Borough Police Department; DUI, careless driving, disregarding traffic lane and prohibited acts at the intersection of South Main and ...

Primary includes nominations for governor, House

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Registered voters of the area will go to the polls today with a chance to take in nominating candidates for both federal and state offices. Among the most anticipated nominations will be those for governor and 12th Congress. Tom Wolf, the incumbent, faces no opposition for the Democratic ...

Commission asks for clarification of banner ordinance

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After a recent enforcement blitz, the city planning commission on Monday called upon city codes and zoning officials for an explanation of what they are doing with a banner and flag ordinance and why. About two weeks ago, codes officers began to enforce a sign ordinance that was on the books ...