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Thank God for Trump

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Since the seventh grade, some 50 years, I have been following politics, and have never seen it as vicious and vitriolic as now. The country seems to be more divided now than ever except during the Civil War. The main difference is that it is not between North and South, but between liberals and ...

I’m an American

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It’s about respect. Like it or not, he is our President! I was at work and heard a plane going over very low. I ran outside. (I was just across the river from the airport on The Dell.) Sun just going down and there over my head was Air Force One. I could feel the plane from head to ...

Do your homework

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A recent letter, “The Biggest American Lie,” gave the opinion that we are a republic and not a democracy. That is not quite accurate because our government is identified as a constitutional federal republic. This means that our government functions as both a democracy and a republic. It is ...

A tax on trade

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The looney left is all upset about Trump’s tariffs. They are complaining about how these tariffs raise prices on consumers. Isn’t it ironic how leftists can see that tariffs increase the price of foreign produced goods, but they can’t comprehend how corporate taxes increase the price of ...

Past, present and future embraced by 2019 Muncy grads

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MUNCY – With the Muncy High School crest as the back drop the past, present and future were embraced as 64 students graduated in the 139th annual commencement. Tyler Sampsell, a member of the class’s National Honor Society, opened the commencement with a welcome speech following the ...

Montgomery’s class celebrated for determination, accomplishments

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MONTGOMERY– Friends and families arrived early bearing gifts of flowers and balloons for the class of 2019 at Montgomery Area High School’s commencement Friday. Sporting their red and white gowns, the class processed into the packed Montgomery Area Athletic and Community Center amid ...

Tenants forced out of apartment morning after building collapses

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JERSEY SHORE — At least a half a dozen people were forced out of their apartments early this morning after part of the back of their six-unit apartment building on South Main Street collapsed, Tiadaghton Valley Regional police and fire officials said. It was believed the collapse ...

Authority: Sewer pipe break cause of large sinkhole

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A 42-inch broken sewer pipe under Campbell Street was the cause of a 15-foot-deep sinkhole between Third and West Fourth Streets, according to the city’s Water and Sewer Authority. Workers reported the sinkhole at around 12:40 p.m. Friday. The road will be closed during normal day ...

Coastal Chemical to hold public session with Montgomery residents

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Montgomery residents will have an opportunity to meet with Coastal Chemical officials at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Montgomery Area High School auditorium. Coastal Chemicals, based in Louisiana, plans to build a facility at 107 Miller Ave. to house 10 tanks, each holding 12,000 gallons of ...

2 city colleges sign agreement to explore tuition exchange program

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Presidents of two local colleges signed an agreement Thursday to explore a tuition exchange program that will benefit dependent children of full-time employees at both institutions. Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, president of the Pennsylvania College of Technology and Dr. Kent C. Trachte, ...

18 people sentenced in Lycoming County Court

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Eighteen people were recently sentenced in Lycoming County Court Two were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Jaziah Q. Strickland, 20, of Williamsport, 36 to 84 months and drug & alcohol assessment for aggravated assault. • Corey Williams, 29, of Philadelphia, four to 16 years ...

Commissioners approve $1M for voting machines

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In a contested decision, the Lycoming County commissioners approved a $1,007,896 contract for new voting machines Thursday, which comply with state mandates. While Forrest Lehman, director of elections, recommended approval, Commissioner Tony Mussare balked, citing sidelined voter ...

Forecaster said it wasn’t a tornado, but a ‘nasty’ storm

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The sun is expected to finally shine upon the region today after several days of rain, including some severe thunderstorms that rocked some parts of the area. The National Weather Service reported no evidence of a tornado touching down in Tioga County, despite some high winds there ...

Three-year contract

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In the May 3, 2019, edition of the Lock Haven Express, I read the article about Keystone Central teachers getting a new three-year contract pay freeze for the first two years. On the third year, the teachers’ salaries go up 1.25 percent. As a taxpayer, I would like to know what each teacher ...

Flat landfill fee seems unfair

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For years I have looked at the Lycoming County landfill as a resource for disposing of difficult items to dispose of through my garbage collector. All homeowners should know how to dispose of those items that should not be simply poured down the drain but rather taken to a place where they can ...

Trade war may have put a cap on economy growth

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Enjoy it while it lasts. The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.1% annual rate in the January-March quarter — a pace that will likely prove to be the high-water mark for the year before growth weakens in the coming months. That’s the assessment widely shared by ...

Auditorium fire cancels classes

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LAPORTE - A very smoky accidental fire early Wednesday morning in the auditorium at the Sullivan County Junior-Senior High School on South Street canceled all classes for the district until at least Friday. “Smoke was throughout the entire high school, in every classroom,” Laporte Fire ...

Loyalsock Township’s supervisors OK improvements at Short Park site

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Loyalsock Township’s supervisors approved a proposed lighting and security plan for Callie’s Garden at Tuesday’s meeting. Bob Bauder, one of two volunteers, proposed the addition of 10 lights with a grate over top. The lights will be placed beneath the trees in the garden and shining up ...

Woman rescued from fire faces arson charges

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MONTGOMERY — A 47-year-old woman rescued from her burning apartment at the Montgomery Homes at 38 Bower St. on the night of March 17 has been arrested on charges of allegedly setting the fire that caused $3,200 damage to her unit and endangered the lives of the other tenants who lived in the ...