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Heavy showing for strong mayor in city

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Williamsport’s voters spoke at the polls Tuesday by keeping a strong mayor-council form of government in place, according to unofficial results of the Lycoming County Board of Elections. Unofficially, the two referendums, one for a council-manager under optional charter, one for ...

Marino defeats Friedenberg with easy win

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U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-Cogan Station, captured nearly all the counties of the 12th Congressional District to defeat Democrat Marc Friedenberg Tuesday. With 90 percent of the votes in, Marino grabbed 67.5 percent of all ballots cast, according to unofficial results. In his home county of ...

Everett, Wheeland win in landslide

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Both Republican members of the state House representing local districts were re-elected in Tuesday’s general election. State Rep. Garth Everett, R-Muncy, grabbed just under 80 percentage of the votes to defeat Democratic opponent Linda Sosniak for the 84th House seat. State Rep. Jeff ...

Governor, Senate, open House seats lead ballots

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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania voters will be in the middle of the national political picture when they cast ballots Tuesday, but many will undoubtedly also have issues closer to home on their mind as they consider contests for governor and state legislative seats. At the top of the ballot, ...

Woman’s 911 call shows frantic scene after child found in hot car

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A frantic 911 call was played in court on day two of the homicide trial for a woman accused of leaving a 4-year-old girl in a hot car two years ago. “I went to work and she’s still in my car,” jurors heard Brittany Borgess telling a 911 dispatcher on a tape of the emergency call she ...

Trump’s fault

Letters

The shooting that took place at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27 is one more example of the hate that has been encouraged by the Trump administration over the past two years. Such an atrocity could just as easily have taken place at one of Williamsport’s two synagogues ...

Sad history

Letters

Friday and Saturday mark the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht when Nazi Storm Troopers and Hitler Youth destroyed hundreds of synagogues and businesses during an organized wave of violence in which 91 Jewish people were murdered. The passive response of most other Germans signaled to the Nazi ...

Parade, events on veterans’ weekend in region

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The annual Lycoming County Veterans Day Parade is set to kick off at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hughesville. The parade highlights a number of veterans activities throughout the area over the next week. The event will include local veterans organizations as well as high school bands and other ...

Car, tractor-trailer truck collide, 1 injured

Police Fire and Court

Route 220 was closed in both directions after a car and a flatbed tractor-trailer truck collided just south of the Woodward Township Building in Lycoming County about 2 p.m. Monday. Firefighters from the township, Old Lycoming Township and Williamsport worked to extricate the male driver of the ...

Trial begins for death of child left in hot car

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What began as a normal day in July 2016, ended with the death of 4-year-old Samaria Motyka, Brittany Borgess told investigators in a taped interview presented on the first day of her trial Monday. “I’m actually notoriously late for everything, so it was a normal day,” Borgess told ...

Countywide police activities

Police Fire and Court

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: Friday 2:14 a.m., disturbance, 600 block of Washington Boulevard, Williamsport. 10:36 a.m., disorderly conduct, 200 block of North Pennsylvania Avenue, Jersey ...

South Side mulls upping security checks on helpers

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Volunteers at South Williamsport Area School District soon will face more stringent background checks following the school board meeting Monday evening. The changes, which will become official after the second reading planned for Dec. 3, require potential helpers and assistants to file an ...

More protection: UN says Earth’s ozone layer is healing

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WASHINGTON — Earth’s protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report said. The ozone layer had been thinning since the late 1970s. Scientists raised the alarm and ozone-depleting chemicals were phased out ...

City bathhouse, park renovation seen as recreational opportunity

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Shaw Place Park’s bathhouse could become a destination for those seeking recreational indoor activities. The city administration has a plan to renovate the bathhouse next year, according to Mayor Gabriel J. Campana. On Monday, the Williamsport Recreation Commission discussed how, if there ...

Kicking the can down a shorter road

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The federal debt cannot rise forever relative to our GNP. If our elected politicians can not figure out a way to stop it, it will stop eventually on its own by fiscal collapse with unpleasant results. The CBO back in 2010 projected by 2055 interest payments alone on the debt will exceed federal ...

Go Bulldogs!

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To the students of the Jersey Shore School District: I was sorry to hear that because they wasted so much money in the past, that your school board was forced to reduce extra-curricular activities. I read in the paper that some of you are concerned that this will affect your college ...

Blues beats blast out at annual fundraiser

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Twenty-five local musicians performed at Fall into the Blues Saturday at the Genetti Hotel, leading the nearly 250-strong audience in an exploration of the blues varieties as The Billtown Blues Association announced the biggest change to the festival in its nearly 30-year history. Baby ...

Julies Coffee: The downtown lunch spot and so much more

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After 22 years, Julie’s Coffee is still pouring hot joe and serving breakfast and lunch to the downtown business crowd and those in the know. Eric and Tanya Redman, current owners of the eatery, at 33 West Third St., have been hard at work at the stove and the espresso machine respectively ...

Wet weather expected for Election Day

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The early part of this week will be a damp one for area residents, including those heading out to the polls to vote on Election Day. The National Weather Service is forecasting a break from the rain at mid-week before a possible return of more precipitation by Friday. Today is expected to ...

Flatiron Salon has carved out niche in city

The Chamber Connection

Since opening its doors more than 10 years ago, The Flatiron Salon has more than carved out its niche in the community. Located in the historic Flatiron building, at 901 Hepburn St., it offers a full line of hair and styling and other cosmetic services. “I think it’s been a great ...