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WASD ready to launch state safety initiative

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In his report to the board Tuesday, Williamsport Area School District Superintendent Dr. Timothy Bowers told the group that the district will be participating in the new state initiative, “Safe2Say” which launches Jan. 14. A bill passed last year sets up state-administered programs to ...

Montoursville set to consider budget issues

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Montoursville Area School Board will begin working on next year’s budget over the next several months. Business Manager Brandy Smith reported to the board at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday that she has worked out a schedule for budget sessions. “We hope to approve the budget by the ...

Understanding Trump support

Letters

In periods of depression (extremely rare!) during my 10 years in Williamsport, I have been forced to conclude that approximately one third of locals are jaywalkers, another third are either ill-mannered or regularly mistake curbs and sidewalks and lawns for trash dumpsters, and the third third ...

Who they are

Letters

I have to admit that I can not understand President Trump's favorability in the polls. He ranges from 38-50 percent. Who are these people? Finally, a letter writer answered this question for me. In a recent letter, he stated a dim-witted person should embrace President Trump and thank ...

21 people charged with various offenses

Police Fire and Court

Twenty one-people have been charged with various criminal offenses. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Bradford Clement, 59, of 341 Yeagle Road, Montoursville; state police; stalking, disorderly conduct and harassment for allegedly stalking Mary Mannotti in the ...

Cribs for Kids helps infants sleep safely

Health

“Infants should sleep alone, on their backs and in an empty crib.” This frequently-recited line encompasses the A-B-Cs of safe sleep, as set by the American Academy of Pediatrics, and used by the Lycoming County coroner’s office in its Kids for Cribs program. The program helps educate ...

City police, firefighters to be asked to take pay cuts

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Mayor Gabriel J. Campana recently said he’s begun discussions with leadership of the city police and fire departments’ unions to renegotiate contracts to reduce salaries. The concessions Campana is asking the unions to make would be 1 percent salary reductions in their contracts, which ...

South Williamsport School Board accepts resignation of 9-year member

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The South Williamsport Area School Board unanimously accepted a letter of resignation from board member Susan Davenport Monday. Davenport served on the school board for nine years, predating current school board president Chris Branton. After almost a decade serving the South Williamsport ...

Armed protesters expected at rally against gun ban

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Hundreds of protesters — many openly carrying guns — are expected in downtown Pittsburgh to rally against the city council’s proposed restrictions on some firearms and ammunition. The protest is to start at noon on Monday outside the City-County Building. The bills ...

Montoursville Borough Council makes reappointments

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Montoursville Borough Council voted to reappoint a number of people to jobs and municipal boards during its regular monthly meeting Monday night. Ginny Gardner was reappointed as secretary/treasurer and Cliff Hoffman as streets/water project coordinator. Gardner will also serve as open ...

Arguing over silly things

Letters

What amazes me is that, for the most part, people want to argue over silly things. Things like prayer in schools, seatbelts and helmet laws, the pledge of allegiance, just to name a few. Let's look at the bigger picture. How about the right for us to make our own decisions, or have we really ...

Long-running ‘Road Radio Show’ inspired by car crash

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In what typically is touted as the best year of a high schooler’s life - senior year, Jim Mothersbaugh was involved in a traumatizing car accident that left him in a coma for three months. Mothersbaugh got in the back seat of vehicle being driven by his friend, who was drunk at the time. ...

30 people recently charged with various crimes

Police Fire and Court

Thirty people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Michael Wertz, 43, of 2461 Lycoming Creek Road; state police; possession with intent to deliver 23 marijuana plants, endangering the ...

Winter mix moving in this week

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Motorists may need to take extra precautions tonight as roads could become slippery if some anticipated light snow along with freezing rain move into the region, according to the National Weather Service in State College. However, the inclement weather is not expected to arrive until ...

Tree replanting available through recent state grant

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Eighty trees will be ordered and planted across city sites in April adding to Williamsport’s urban forest. The trees are possible through an $8,281 grant from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, said Adam Winder, general manager of the city streets and parks ...

Man charged for alleged assault of paramedic

Police Fire and Court

A New Jersey man has been jailed on charges of allegedly assaulting an on-duty female paramedic who was trying to help him onto a stretcher Wednesday night in the 1800 block of Hazel Drive, according to state police. Donald Sims, 38, of Jersey City, was arrested on charges of aggravated ...

New mulch challenging for handicapped users

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New mulch will be put onto a playground at Memorial Park, but it may be a challenge for handicap accessibility. City Councilwoman Bonnie Katz brought up her concern about children using wheelchairs and their mobility in the mulch that Mayor Gabriel J. Campana said would be applied by city ...