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Officials: City brush pile overrun by outsiders

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Too many people without city residency are using the brush and mulch pile at the public works building, prompting the need for a residency check and new hours, a city official said. “We have too much brush and no place to put it,” said Adam Winder, general manager of city streets and ...

City has $450K to add second ramp at City Hall

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The city plans to use a part of $450,000 in a line of credit borrowing package to build a second ramp for handicapped accessibility and to repair the elevator in City Hall. A ramp that leads to the city police department at the rear of the building is too steep for access for many using ...

Enrollment numbers up across city school district

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At its board meeting Tuesday, Dr. Timothy Bowers, superintendent of the Williamsport Area School District, shared highlights of the enrollment figures for the school year. The figures show an overall increase in the number of students in the district, the first time that has happened in 14 ...

Officials further mull tax abatement program

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City officials are hopeful about retaining the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Abatement program in Williamsport. City council’s economic revitalization committee met Tuesday to discuss extending LERTA and possibly changing or expanding its boundaries. LERTA is designed to attract ...

County seeks public input for radio system overhaul payment

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The Lycoming County commissioners want to hear from community members on how to tackle paying for the county radio system overhaul, said Commissioner Tony Mussare. One option to cover the approximately $7.4 million project is to take out a bond and pay on it for 20 years, which would cost the ...

Very sad

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I personally feel it is a very sad time in our country to see women screaming like banshees at our federal government. Does the MeToo movement mean they only want to abort boys? What is so sad is this is all about abortion. How many innocent babies must be killed to satisfy this crazy group? ...

Faulty strategy

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Regarding the Penn State-Ohio State football game, they blew a big lead twice. But when you have the best quarterback in the country running and throwing completions all over the field, there is no need for discussion on fourth down and five yards to go. Just give the ball to the best player on ...

Talk show?

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Watching clips of The View hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg, it’s obvious they went from a talk show to Far Left propaganda. Charles Ardell South Williamsport

Home Rule Charter features concepts driven by citizens

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Giving more power to people and less to politicians. That’s the whole premise behind the home rule charter produced by the Williamsport Government Study Commission. “We wanted a government that is more accountable to the citizens, flexible in nature and can adjust to the future needs of ...

Trial for man accused of knife slaying begins

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A vivid picture of Scott ‘Scotty’ Cole’s final moments lying unconscious in a puddle of his own blood after being stabbed 35 times last summer was presented during the first day of Rashawn D. Williams’ trial in Lycoming County Court. First Assistant District Attorney Martin Wade ...

Police: 3 burn house in plot to collect insurance

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Three people recently have been charged for allegedly setting fire to a house and planning to collect the insurance money to build a new one. James Matthew Confer, 41, currently homeless, Richard Hall Wheeler, 36, and Abbi Lynn Orrico, 41, both of 450 Colvin Rd. all are facing various charges ...

1 dead, 4 others injured after wreck on Route 220

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PENNSDALE — One person died and four others were injured in a violent three-vehicle crash at Route 220 and Rabbittown Road about 3:20 p.m. Monday, fire officials confirmed. Killed in the crash was one of the drivers, a 78-year-old New York City man who ran a stop sign at the intersection, ...

District construction project nearly $17M

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MUNCY — Muncy High School’s construction project to renovate a number of classrooms and create a new connecting building with the school is estimated to cost the district a total of $16,943,633 upon completion. During a school board meeting held Monday night, the district, along with the ...

Democratic Party

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Years ago I was born in the hard coal fields of Pennsylvania. Naturally, I only knew the Democratic Party. We were promised every election cycle "Don't worry, we, the party of the people, promise you a castle in the sky" There was only one thing wrong with this promise year after year; we were ...

Are you?

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President Trump said that he wanted to drain the swamp in D.C.. I think by now he must realize it’s really a large cesspool after dealing with the likes of Chuck Schumer and Maxine Waters. Harlan Pidcoe Jr DuBoistown Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

Vote

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Giving Democrats a majority in the U.S. House and Senate is the most effective way to limit President Trump's impact on the country. And voting on November 6th is the only way it is going to happen. Get out and vote. David Bross Cogan Station Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

Latest Climate Report

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The most desolating experience as a parent in today's world is to feel unable in good conscience to bequeath a sense of optimism to our children Tim Mannello Williamsport Submitted by E-Mail

Retiring police chief looks back on jobs serving others

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At the end of the day, the two fishermen were still upset about being cheated out of their money when they earlier put coins in a South Williamsport bait machine near West Southern Avenue and Curtin Street, but nothing came out. “The two men decided to come back late at night to try to ...

City-manager option aims to provide accountability

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No preconceived ideas. No bias. Just good old-fashioned, fair, hard-nosed research and interviews. That’s what the Williamsport Charter Commission leadership said it took to reach a recommendation for a council-manager under optional third-class city charter law as the preferred form of ...