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Footsteps to Follow: Solidify the Covenant

Religion

Christians, Jews and Muslims share a relationship with Abraham who they trace back to the common link in their faiths. Christians and Jews track it through Isaac, while Muslims track it through Ishmael. Ishmael was the first-born son of Abram, by Sari's handmaiden, Haggar. The promise of ...

City Council tackles Park Avenue Plan

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City Council approved a not-so-sugar-coated Park Avenue Plan on Thursday. The work ahead for the neighborhood containing a mixture of institutions, lower income rentals and vintage mansions is going to require at least one possibly up to 15 years to complete, according to Matthew Ingalls, of ...

Commissioners talk opioid legislation, rental rehab

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The Lycoming County commissioners discussed potential legislation on opioid prescriptions and grant funding for the city’s rental rehabilitation program in the Brodart neighborhood at their meeting Thursday morning The commissioners approved an extension to its subrecipient agreement with ...

Voters to cast ballots for judge

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In addition to county and municipal offices, voters will also cast ballots in the spring primary for Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas judge. Three candidates are seeking the nomination on both the Republican and Democratic tickets. Mary C. Kilgus, Ryan Tira and William P. Carlucci, ...

Standing up for the right to life

Letters

A recent letter echoed the sentiments of many baby killing politicians like Hillary Clinton and Andrew Cuomo, saying things like, “I’m personally against abortion, but I can’t tell other people what to do.” Since when are any of these people libertarians? The letter writer and all the ...

Supporting Friedenberg

Letters

I am glad that we now have another chance to elect Marc Friedenberg. I have met him, and I have been impressed by his dedication, his knowledge of this district and the challenges we face as a nation, and by his willingness to find solutions. After too many years of public officials playing ...

Montoursville man charged with attempted murder

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A Montoursville man has been charged with attempted murder and related offenses for allegedly threatening his mother with a knife and chasing her with it, borough police said. David Hill, 41, was jailed without bail following a domestic disturbance at his home at 1008 Chestnut St. about 10:30 ...

Levee repair costs nearing $2 million

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The cost of recertifying the levee is closing in on $2 million. That’s the figure City Council’s finance and public works committees heard from Tuesday from a Lycoming County official. “It’s closer to $2 million,” said Fran McJunkin, county deputy director of the Department of ...

Heroin network leader gets more than 21 years

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It’s not clear precisely how many local overdoses, highs, and addictions the heroin Kalif English sold resulted in. But officials in the U.S. Middle District Court Wednesday believed the evidence indicated 1 to 3 kilograms had been distributed in an efficient system that English, 30, used ...

Board member asks for more budget talk

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A Montoursville Area School Board member Tuesday night questioned why next year’s budget hasn’t been discussed at recent board meetings. Ron Snell noted that most other districts by now at least have in place proposed spending plans. “I’m concerned we aren’t taking this seriously ...

School board approves pre-apprenticeship program

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Following a presentation on the pre-apprenticeship program in manufacturing at the Pennsylvania College of Technology by a representative of the college, the Loyalsock Township School board approved an agreement with Penn College for students in the district to participate in the program. ...

Grant to pay for pagers moves to City Council’s agenda

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The city Bureau of Fire is expecting to order pagers for its firefighters using a state grant. The use of the grant, which is just under $15,000, and comes from the State Fire Commissioner’s office, received a positive recommendation Tuesday from City Council’s public safety ...

Poole to run for school board

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Star Poole has announced she is seeking the Democratic nomination for Williamsport Area School Director in the spring primary. Poole attended Philadelphia Community College and Pennsylvania College of Technology and plans to re-enroll there this summer. A seven-year-resident of Lycoming ...

Scott to seek council seat

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Bill Scott has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Muncy Borough Council in the spring primary. Scott, born and raised in central Pennsylvania, is a licensed professional civil engineer. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers and ...

County sells tub grinder for $151,000

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Lycoming County Resource Management Services will sell its 2002 Morbark 1300 tub grinder for $150,500 to Scot Sample, executive director of the Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority, as approved by the commissioners Tuesday. The grinder is a spare, unused since Resource Management Services ...

Montgomery hopes online fundraiser helps prepare for park expansion

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MONTGOMERY — In an effort to create a better park and environment in Montgomery, the Montgomery Community Development Committee enrolled in the Raise the Region campaign, as discussed Tuesday at the borough meeting. Raise the Region is an online day of giving, which started yesterday at 6 ...

A heartening visit from governor

Letters

Recently we had a "wear jeans" day at my work at Career Pathways in Williamsport. For the duration of my employment, I have never worn jeans because I feel more comfortable in dress pants. On March 1st, I finally decided to give in and wear blue jeans. Wouldn't you know it, that also ...

Support practical school tax reform

Letters

We need to keep Jeff Wheeland right where he is in the state legislature where he can do the most good. He is our only supporter of property tax elimination. He is fighting for us in Harrisburg. It is not a case of local control but of local taxation. The distribution model in HB/SB 76 is ...