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Local lawmakers see smoother budget process

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Passing Pennsylvania budgets has been no easy task, but all indications point to next year’s spending plan finding common ground with both political parties and being passed on time. Local lawmakers said they feel good about how the budget is shaping up. “The Senate and House seem to be ...

Brotherhood takes tour celebrating county’s diversity

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A group of about 40 people boarded trolleys Saturday night to travel around the city learning about the diverse cultures and religions that have gone into making this area’s rich heritage. Billed as the first annual Brotherhood Tour, the event was sponsored by the Lycoming County ...

Ancient peoples and what they left behind

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Before Lycoming County became Lycoming County, before European soles ever touched this land, native peoples walked the shores of the Susquehanna River, hunted along the region’s rolling hills and worked its plentiful wood. Recovered native artifacts from as early as 11,000 B.C., when ...

Final school board budgets approved, county contract rescinded

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Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week: Federal • The House voted to pass the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act. The bill permits the attorney general to authorize a block grant program for the purpose of combating ...

Not enough opportunity

Letters

Having checked job boards and newspapers, it is evident Greater Williamsport has only low paid, menial vacancies for job seekers. This is unacceptable and the city leaders must be held accountable for not attracting and retaining more employers to the area. There is nothing here to keep our ...

Lid on a garbage can

Letters

I think whoever pulled the plug on Roseanne should get a medal. They finally put a lid on a garbage can. Rich Newman Williamsport

Remember

Letters

Regarding the recent letter saying, "If God and prayers were put back into schools and colleges, there wouldn't be any shootings", a reminder that our only local school shooting was at a Catholic school where there are daily prayers and Bible readings. Janet Hurwitz Williamsport Submitted ...

Stop the divisiveness

Letters

Shame on athletes in the country making millions of dollars who cannot show respect to the flag. The flag represents men and women helping to keep me safe and free and honoring those who gave their lives for this country! The men and women in the military do not care what color you are. It is ...

Missed ice cream stores

Letters

Recently, on the front page of the Sun, I read, with pleasure, the history of Hurr's Dairy store and others, in my old Vallamont neighborhood. It was a great article and thoroughly, I enjoyed it. Congratulations. But, I was saddened to notice that my Grandpa's Ice Cream Store at the rear of ...

Guiding students

Education

In an effort to offer more support of students, the Lycoming County Juvenile Probation has started the School Based Probation Officers Program. The program has juvenile probation officers based within school districts throughout the county in order to provide more direct and immediate ...

Students’ winning proposal calls attention to human trafficking

Education

Acting locally to spotlight a worldwide concern, three Hughesville High School juniors are planning a 5K Race for Freedom this summer to make the community more aware of human trafficking. The students — Valerie Ammar-Khodja, Lauren Hall and Logan Woolcock — recently were presented with a ...

WAHS seniors featured on billboards honor their influential teachers

Education

Four Williamsport Area High School seniors represented their classmates on a series of billboards each week since May 14 on the digital display along Market Street just off the Carl E. Stotz Little League Memorial Bridge. The billboards, which featured students from the athletic, academic, ...

LHU communication program holds Rebecca Gross Day awards activities

Education

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University communication program recently held the annual Rebecca Gross Day awards, celebrating excellence among current students, alumni and respected media practitioners. The activities began with a luncheon in the Parsons Union Building, followed by the awards ...

Education event brings disciplines together to improve patient care

Education

An event hosted by Pennsylvania College of Technology’s School of Health Sciences recently brought together students from nine majors to simulate patient care. “The event emphasized the importance of collaboration among health care professionals in providing optimal patient care,” said ...

WASD Education Foundation exceeds $90,000 annual campaign goal

Education

The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) has announced it has exceeded its 2017-2018 annual campaign goal. To date, it has generated $93,073, or 103 percent, of its $90,000 target. Last fall, the Foundation identified three key areas of focus — academic, ...

Williamsport goes downhill at annual Soap Box Derby

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Is Williamsport going downhill? The answer Saturday was yes — in the best way possible. Youngsters gathered at the top of Market Street Hill near the intersection with Washington Boulevard to participate in the Soap Box Derby, in its ninth consecutive year for Williamsport. The races on ...

New Sun-Gazette staffers taking paper into the future

Business

A new generation of staff is in place to lead the Williamsport Sun-Gazette into the future, according to Bernard A. Oravec, publisher. The Williamsport Sun-Gazette recently named Seth Nolan as business editor. In that capacity, Nolan will oversee the newspaper’s business news, ...

Rain holds off as Jersey Shore graduates enter future

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JERSEY SHORE — The weather held out for the graduating seniors during the 65th annual commencement ceremony for Jersey Shore Area Senior High School at its football field Saturday morning. Earlier in the week, the weather forecast had shown a strong chance of showers for the day, but the ...

Polishing business moving to Northern Tier

Business

Jeff Goodhart has been operating a metal polishing and restoration business in Berks County for the past 20 years. But heeding the call of the wild, he’s decided to move his operation to the Northern Tier. “I am very excited,” he said. “I grew up in the city. (But) I love to be ...