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Man charged for alleged assault of paramedic

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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 ...

Eagles Mere toboggan slide has been historic thrill ride

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Pull up an ice block and lend an ear as the story of a winter sport that originated over a century ago on the mountaintop in Eagles Mere is told. The historic Eagles Mere toboggan slide has been a local thrill ride, weather permitting, since 1904. And the design and method originated over a ...

Budget, severance tax, opioid issues on lawmakers’ agendas

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The continued push for a natural gas severance tax and safeguards against opioid addiction may well be taken up in the state Legislature this year. State Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, said Friday he’s working on at least two pieces of legislation that would put further limits on ...

State grants to help neighboring county with work on streams

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TOWANDA — Bradford County has been awarded two state grants totaling $447,250 to stabilize streambanks, rehabilitate a stream corridor and reduce sediment and nutrient pollution, the state Department of Environmental Protection recently announced. “Flooding events in Bradford County have ...

Climate hypocrits

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When Charles Dudley Warner coined the phrase: "Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it", he must have had climate change advocates in mind, since they do the most complaining and least amount about it! When all is said and done, there is a lot more said than ...

Due process?

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As a retired federal lawman and a gun club officer who accompanied several club members to court to face PFA hearings in the recent past, I was disturbed by the Dec. 20 article, "Law orders domestic violence abusers to turn in firearms." The article blurs the clear distinction between an ...

Prayer police?

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A recent letter had a version of a poem for school prayer written supposedly by a teen student from Arizona. There have been several versions of this poem over years all by some anonymous person mostly a student. Written in the same style as "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep". It is assumed that ...

The better alternative

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Those who are hoping the Texas judge’s ruling against the Affordable Care Act —Obamacare — will be upheld and the act will disappear, will have all this to look forward to: One: Insurance companies will once again be able to deny coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. This ...

Setting record straight

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On Oct. 12, Gov. Wolf signed Act 79 legislation that promptly and securely disarms dangerous domestic abusers. This common sense legislation was endorsed by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association, the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against ...

James F. Cendoma: ‘It was almost like they bombed my backyard’

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James F. Cendoma spent World War II aboard a Naval vessel in the South Pacific, doing his part to fight the Japanese. That he was even able to serve his country during the biggest conflict in history is a story in itself. He joined the Navy in 1943 at the tender age of 15. “He did a little ...

Miller resigns from WASD; has option to return to force

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Less than two days after accepting a position as supervisor of pupil transportation and school safety at Williamsport Area School District, Jody A. Miller submitted his resignation Friday, leaving open his return to Williamsport Bureau of Police as a sergeant or another position, city and ...

Parents sue over district’s policy to arm teachers

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TAMAQUA, Pa. (AP) — Parents are going to court to block a Pennsylvania school district from allowing teachers to carry guns in school, the latest flashpoint in a debate playing out in many states over whether it’s wise to arm educators to protect students from mass shooters. The district ...

Which is correct?

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A recent column reports that men are blamed for all the ills in the world but not all of them. I also read another column saying men are to be blamed is wrong. Here is the reason why. It is not men in general that has cause so much consternation in the world but patriarchy. In case you ...

Getting the facts out

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Democrats don’t know the facts. They don’t know that President Obama and Hillary Clinton think the Muslim Brotherhood are our friends. They are the enemy. The Muslim Brotherhood, in its manifesto, wants Sharia Law, not U.S. laws. They want to denounce Western society, laws and ...

Two groups join to fight Alzheimer’s disease

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Two organizations came together on Saturday night to combat Alzheimer’s Disease. Williamsport’s own Billtown Allstars, a local rock group specializing in benefit concerts, played together at the Genetti once again for a good cause. This time, it was to raise funds for Alzheimer’s ...

10 people charged with various crimes

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Ten people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Tristen Welch, 22, of Lumberton, North Carolina; state police; possession of suboxone without a prescription, possession of marijuana and ...