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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

Letters

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!

Letters

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

The Chamber Connection

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 ...

Hamilton Club remembered, returned to glory days

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MORRIS RUN — The once-popular former private Hamilton Club is being restored to its property by Raymond “Ray” Montchal, of Hershey, owner of the property. The Hamilton Club once was a home, restaurant and popular private club. The property was first established in 1865 by Winfield Scott ...

Kinley Jewelers prevails through 7 decades of change

The Chamber Connection

With 70 years of sales and service in Williamsport, E.R. Kinley and Sons jewelry store has seen the business landscape change and change again. The business, which Elmer Kinley started in 1948 in Newberry before moving downtown to the corner of Fourth and Laurel streets in 1972, has seen the ...

Imagine

Letters

As of Oct. 29 the latest national poll indicates that nearly 45 percent of the American people are inclined to support an incorrigible tyrant-man who has described himself as "the most presidential president since Lincoln." Imagine that. H.C. (Harry) Nash Williamsport Submitted by E-Mail

What has happened?

Letters

What has happened to our beautiful country? Why aren’t the citizens inflamed with this “caravan” that is invading us. If you watch the news, you realize the participants are mostly healthy-looking male adults. The women and children are definitely the minority. Why do they have the ...

Candles shine for victims of shooting at local vigil

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Eleven candles burned brightly inside Ohev Sholom on Cherry Street Saturday night — symbols of light amidst the darkness of the recent days. The candles represented the lives claimed a week ago by an alleged shooter in a mass shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue. One by one, 11 ...

New Scout director: Girls are welcome addition

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The biggest change Dennis Dugan, executive director of the Boy Scouts’ Susquehanna Council, has seen in the three months since accepting his new position is the addition of girls to the local program. Dugan, whose council covers a five-county area, said there already are 75 girls in the Cub ...