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Sunny and blue skies expected for election day Tuesday

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Primary election day Tuesday is slated to be among next week’s best days for weather, according to the National Weather Service in State College. Scattered thunderstorms may be prevalent later in the week. A high of 70 degrees is expected for primary election day, with mostly sunny ...

About the Wall

Letters

Quite a while ago, I wrote a letter pertaining to the “Wall.” Why all the angry arguing by the Democrats versus Trump wanting to build the wall? If people would stop to think, I believe someone had already built the wall where it either was destroyed, aged or hadn’t been completed. I ...

Global Warming Enthusiasts

Letters

Most of the writers who are doomsday global warming enthusiasts have not yet mastered the basic difference between climate change, which is a naturally occurring event, and anthropogenic (man-made) climate change, which has yet to be proven with any empirical evidence. They say that “most ...

Escaped pet python found on apartment grounds

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One resident was shocked to look down and see a 7-foot-long-ball python while on a break at Lakeview Apartments. Other residents said the snake escaped while a tenant was moving several days ago. South Williamsport police were called to 948 Main St. for the large ball python around 6 ...

Earth warming

Letters

Less than 3 percent of the water on Earth is freshwater. Much of that freshwater is frozen in the polar regions and glaciers. The premise that as the Earth warms, the ice will melt and result in catastrophic flooding in the world’s low-lying regions. In actuality if the Earth were to warm ...

Communities, homeowners navigate flood insurance compliance

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ope for the best, but expect the worst, the Lycoming County planning department forewarns homeowners of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s impending but unknown changes to the National Flood Insurance Program. The agency is reaching out nationwide, seeing how communities are ...

Keeping a check on Trump?

Letters

A recent letter to the editor, “Keeping a check on Trump,” asks a question I’d like to answer. Her question was in regard to our president’s interview with Breitbart in which he was supposed to have said he had the support of the police, the military, and Bikers for Trump. The letter ...

R&T Asian Market

Business

For those looking for quality, imported food and beverages from Southeast Asia, the R&T Asian Market is open and ready for business. On May 10, Tess Neidig and Randy Stroup, market managers, cut the red ribbon provided by the Williamsport Chamber of Commerce to mark their official opening ...

Candidates give their qualifications

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The 12th Congressional seat pits Democrat Marc Friedenberg against Republican Fred Keller. That district encompasses all or parts of Lycoming, Bradford, Centre, Clinton, Juniata, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union and Wyoming counties. Q: ...

Corruption in America

Letters

For everything that may eventually be reported soon about all of the people that were connected to the Obama Administration that were involved in all the corruption and wrongdoing that I believe they did that has caused damage to America ... it should be a shocking bombshell report to every ...

Officials: Take the bus to see president

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Buses are leaving from Lycoming Mall for the presidential visit Monday morning, Montoursville borough officials said. Officials said visitors to the Williamsport Regional Airport may take a bus starting at 9 a.m. for the 7 p.m. event. Gates will open at 4 p.m. The buses will run regularly ...

Let the games begin

Letters

I can hardly wait until the 2020 Democratic primaries begin. It is certainly an interesting field of candidates competing to lose against President Trump. The country is still center right, and yet most of the candidates are trying to out left the left. Even Bernie Sanders is not Socialist ...

Sun-Gazette staff earn 10 journalism awards

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The editorial staff of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette brought home 10 awards from the Pennsylvania Press Conference over the weekend in Harrisburg. The Press Conference is the ceremony that culminates the prestigious Keystone Press Awards open to media throughout Pennsylvania. The awards ...

Pennsylvania politics

Letters

The politicians in Harrisburg are at it again. In the early 1970s they sold us on the Pennsylvania Lottery with the proceeds benefiting older residents. I was a certified welder for 42 years and have been a lifelong U.S. citizen and Pennsylvania resident. I have recently become permanently ...

Protect vaccination

Letters

I am old enough to remember polio. My lifelong best friend continues to struggle with the effects of a “mild” case. I remember how, when the Salk vaccine came out, the churches in my small town organized a joint service of thanksgiving, where the town doctor vaccinated the kids. We did ...

Marijuana legalization

Letters

Decriminalize not legalize. This whole issue needs to be put before voters before any action is taken and both sides of the issue of legalized marijuana be examined. There are major proven crime and medical statistics that need to be brought to the public’s attention. For example, the ...

Be factual

Letters

More letters with their facts all wrong. Two letters really stood out with being more mythical than factual. One letter gave President Abraham Lincoln authorship to a set of maxims. They were first published 50 years after his death. They are actually from the works of another man. He was a ...

What to do with my headlights

Letters

Do you know when to turn on your headlights? It is apparent that quite a few of you don’t. The laws of Pennsylvania are as stated in Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, Chapter 43, Section 4302. The operator of a vehicle upon a highway shall display the lighted headlamps and other lamps and ...