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Pipeline project open house draws some dissent

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A proposed pipeline expansion in Lycoming County received a less-than enthusiastic reception from at least two people attending a public open house session Tuesday night in Hughesville. The Leidy South Project will increase the capacity for existing right-of-way lines carrying natural gas ...

Budget will raise taxes in Montgomery

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MONTGOMERY — Borough homeowners will be paying $25 more for every $100,000 of the assessed value of their properties after borough council approved the borough’s 2019 budget with a 0.25 mill increase in taxes at their meeting Tuesday. The current millage is 6.298 for general purposes, ...

Township surplus allows for no tax increase

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Although spending for 2019 is projected to increase for Old Lycoming Township, a surplus of 2018 funds will be carried over to keep taxes the same, supervisors announced Tuesday night. The carry-over will allow the township to keep the millage rate at 4.713 mills for the upcoming year. In ...

A dangerous reality

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Treasury annual interest expense will be greater than our defense budget in a year of twand eventually will absorb all income taxes, leaving nothing for the rest of government. This will never improve and will soon put the country out of business. Congress keeps kicking this can down a road ...

Historic pattern

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Worshipful Vice President Mike Pence at his most philosophic on the subject of Donald Trump: “Everyone has his own style." "Let Trump be Trump," said Steve Bannon, the white supremacist whose crude audacity was essential to Trump's electoral victory. "Let McCarthy be McCarthy"--said Roy ...

Convenience

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It's funny how liberals like Tim Mannello become so fond of Republicans after their death. They couldn't stand McCain or Bush 41 when they were in office or running for president. It's just a convenient way to slam the Republican in office. Mike Kerstetter Watsontown Submitted by Virtual ...

Kits will prepare educators for classroom injuries

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The delivery of Stop the Bleed kits to the Williamsport Area School District Monday will enable faculty and staff members to become better equipped to handle major injuries in classrooms and other areas of the school. The kits were given to the district by UPMC Susquehanna. In all, 17 ...

Reserve fund nearly drained; council continues to whittle

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City Hall’s reserve fund is nearly empty, city officials acknowledged Monday as they prepare to work closely with City Council to erase the deficit. Mayor Gabriel J. Campana has proposed a tax increase and council had to up it further in light of the city financial picture. Residents with a ...

Jersey Shore approves budget; taxes stay level

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JERSEY SHORE — For the third year in a row, Jersey Shore residents will see no increase in their tax rate as borough council passed the final 2019 budget Monday night through a unanimous vote. According to Joseph Hamm, borough manager, the tax rate will remain at 7.966 mills for the ...

Apartment building fire controlled; dozens displaced

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fire department officials say a large-scale fire at a Philadelphia apartment building has been brought under control. Nearly 200 firefighters have spent more than six hours battling the blaze that caused the building’s roof to collapse. The blaze was reported shortly ...

Justices won’t hear states’ appeal over Planned Parenthood

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday avoided a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood, over the dissenting votes of three justices. The court’s order reflected a split among its conservative ...

Drawing a contrast

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President George H.W. Bush: Honesty-Integrity-Dignity – Suma Cum Laude President Donald J. Trump: Honesty-Integrity-Dignity – Flunked Out John Young Williamsport Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

Macron needs a dictionary

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Emmanuel Macron, the leader of France, has a lot of “Gaul.” The United States saved France from the Germans in World War II. Sure, Lafayette became friends with George Washington and helped us win our independence during the Revolutionary War, but what has France done for us lately? Oh, ...

A tale of 2 malls: Williamsport once was site of competing retail

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Despite Mayor Jessie L. Bloom’s hopes, her idea of building a mall in downtown Williamsport was on its last legs, according to a Sun-Gazette article published on Dec. 14, 1988. The headline “Mayor Still Confident Mall Project Downtown Will Become Reality” portrayed a much more ...

Terminated city police corporal reinstated, but as patrolman

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A veteran city police officer who was terminated by City Council earlier this year will start working again today, city police and city adminstration said Sunday. Eric Housknecht, a former city police corporal, will return as a patrolman. The decision is a result of a settlement reached ...

Cold and dry before rain moves in Friday

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A blustery start of the week will turn warmer and likely rainy by Friday and Saturday, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in State College said. Craig Evanego, meteorologist, said the main trend heading into the week is relatively quiet weather starting out a little chillier, ...

Immigration confusion

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There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding immigration to the US. The liberals and a few misguided libertarians can't differentiate between legal and illegal immigration. Lumping both groups together, they like to tell us that we're racists, haters, and un-Christian because of our ...

About the brownstone

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The fine exterior photo of the Heurich Mansion in Washington D.C. appearing in the Sunday edition shows the splendid use of Hummelstown brownstone in its construction. Hummelstown brownstone, Pennsylvania's premier brownstone, was sold from New York to Florida and as far west as Chicago and ...

Reckless driving

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Regarding traffic on West Fourth Street near Roosevelt School, cars go very fast and motorists don’t pay attention to what they are doing. My neighbor had a little dog who got out of the yard. Someone hit him and did not stop. Would you have stopped? I know I would. I don’t know how you ...

Montgomery student donates birthday money to SPCA

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MONTGOMERY — One student, Lexus Gebhart, wanted to donate her birthday money to the Lycoming County SPCA and through her act of kindness her classmates and teachers at Montgomery rallied together to make a bigger impact. Gebhart and Randi Jo Preston, special education teacher for ...