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A double standard

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So Tom Marino decides to resign his position after about 10 years in office and gets a full lifetime pension. Let’s see we the ordinary citizen leave our job after 10 years and see what we get, nothing . Ralph Moerschbacher Lock Haven Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

People are idiots

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I'm sorry if the headline may offend.....not really! You are allowing 12, 13, 14, 15-year-old daughters to use makeup, dress like whores, use the internet unsupervised and then if they "run away" or become "endangered" you cry and plead for your teen "to be returned" Stop allowing your teen to ...

Misguided criticism

Letters

Mr. Nash's letter, "A tyrannical leader," accuses our president of being narcissistic, ignorant, cruel, and utterly unpredictable. When a leftist bashes Trump and his policies, they fail to mention the millions of people who have lost their lives at the hands of Socialist and Communist ...

UPMC Susquehanna opens liver transplant clinic

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With the opening of a liver transplant clinic at UPMC Susquehanna, patients in this region in need of a transplant will be able to receive their initial evaluations at the local hospital rather than travelling to Pittsburgh. “We just thought for patients in this area and in some of the ...

9 people charged with various crimes

Police Fire and Court

Nine people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Calvin Spann, 50, of 744 Arch St.; city police; strangulation, simple assault and harassment for allegedly striking Sue Brion multiple ...

Minimum wage hike attacked at start of state budget talks

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HARRISBURG (AP) — Hearings on Gov. Tom Wolf’s $34.1 billion budget plan kicked off Monday with a volley of Republican attacks on the prospect of raising the minimum wage, signaling a tough road ahead for a new proposal the Democrat is backing. The first House Appropriations Committee ...

Hughesville unlikely to merge voting districts

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HUGHESVILLE — Hughesville Borough Council members are “inclined to stay the way we are” in terms of consolidating voting districts as suggested by Lycoming County Voter Services last fall. Council President Walter Reed started the conversation Monday evening stating he didn’t feel ...

Local attorney takes aim for county commissioner seat

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Elliott Weiss, a retired Williamsport attorney, announced he is seeking the Democratic party nomination for Lycoming County commissioner in the May 21 primary. The first responsibility of a county commissioner is to promote economic growth through fiscally responsible actions, he ...

Murdering babies?

Letters

We need to do background checks on all those who wish to kill babies in the womb. Apparently, they do not believe in the Ten Commandments, especially the 6th Commandment, “You shall not murder.” Are some citizens against the Constitution, protecting citizens, and not keeping out those who ...

At least California has a surplus

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On the Jan. 31 Editorial Page you printed a cartoon from the San Diego Union Tribune that implies that the new California governor is planning on spending his state’s budget surplus foolishly, on projects that he inherited from the previous administration and Assembly. At least California has ...

Polish Club members hold drag event for cancer victims

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A standing room only crowd watched as 14 men walked the “catwalk” dressed in evening gowns and even a bikini, in a spirited competition at the Polish Club, in Newberry, Sunday. Over $700 was raised to aid those afflicted with cancer as spectators paid a dollar for each vote for their ...

Forecasters: Winter holding on as fresh snow, ice incoming

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The weather for the first part of the week will be great for winter outdoor enthusiasts — for those who like skiing for example ­­— but it won’t be any good for motorists. A light coating of snow that was expected to fall overnight Sunday, leaving perhaps a half an inch of snow on the ...

Ruffed Grouse Society talks future of bird preservation

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The Susquehanna River Valley Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society held its annual members banquet at The Genetti Hotel Saturday. In addition to dinner, the event featured auctions and raffle prizes, which spanned the walls of most of the banquet hall. Attendees entered for chances to win ...

The flood that built Williamsport’s levee

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There are many floods in Williamsport’s history, but one stands apart from the rest as a wake-up call to residents. Fear to repeat and hope to end the constant reconstruction, inspired the populous to build the levee, which has enabled the confident construction of infrastructure and homes ...

Few details released in early morning shooting

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Very few details were being released about an early-morning shooting Saturday that sent a male to the UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center. The victim was shot in a parking lot at Sixth Avenue and High Street about 2:10 a.m. and arrived minutes later in a private vehicle at ...

Anti-gun laws have no effect

Letters

There's an old story about a farmer who's cow had a calf, and every day the farmer would go out and lift the calf above his head, as time passed the farmer found himself picking up a full grown bull. This is the kind of bull I found myself thinking of, when I read the article Jan. 30 titled, ...

Anti-gun laws have no effect

Letters

There's an old story about a farmer who's cow had a calf, and every day the farmer would go out and lift the calf above his head, as time passed the farmer found himself picking up a full grown bull. This is the kind of bull I found myself thinking of, when I read the article Jan. 30 titled, ...

Floor collapse injures one

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A 63-year-old Perry County man was recovering from injuries he suffered Saturday morning when he fell at least eight feet into a basement crawl space as the floor he was standing on suddenly gave way at the former Bottle Run Grange 1301 in Old Lycoming Township. Wayne Campbell was trapped in ...

People in business

Business

New account manager at brokerage firm Clarissa Paige has joined the Williamsport branch of Swift Kennedy & Associates as an Account Manager. She will assist clients with policy renewals, claims, billing issues, and enrollments, and compliance with the Affordable Care Act. Prior to ...

Downtown: Evolution of a destination

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Many business people perceive downtown Williamsport as a thriving community with a wide variety of shops, restaurants, art galleries, entertainment venues, and hotels. Merchants who’ve decided to locate or chosen to stay in center city are quick to count off its positive aspects. When Ryan ...