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City park equipment in disrepair

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Several pieces of city-owned park equipment are in disrepair and the poor condition of children’s slides and playgrounds was a topic of discussion Monday by city recreation commission. The issue arose after a group supportive of playing pickle ball told the commission of “slime” on the ...

Borough talks projects, approves new police hire

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South Williamsport Borough Council held the first of a number of hearings before Monday’s council meeting to discuss possible projects available for federal grant funding. The Community Development Block Grant, which the borough receives yearly from the county, is provided by the U.S. ...

Jersey Shore Borough to sell alley segment to resident

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The Jersey Shore Borough Council voted Monday to approve the sale of a portion of North Cherry Alley to a borough resident who owns two properties along it for an estimated $500. Lon Myers would like to purchase that section of alleyway to ensure continued access to his homes when he ...

Second Amendment under siege

Letters

The Progressive anti-rights vultures detect weakness in America's Second Amendment supporters and are perilously contemplating swooping down and snatching their legally purchased, constitutionally protected, semi-automatic rifles. California's representative Eric Swalwell recently advocated ...

Rain to continue into election week

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County residents driving to their polling places to vote in state primaries this week may find rain, thunderstorms and road detours in their way. Warm, wet weather looks to hang over the rest of the week, according to Craig Evanego, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in State ...

Summit shows apprenticeships serious asset

Business

There may be no better way for companies to find and develop the skilled workers needed to help them push forward than through apprenticeships. Unfortunately, the U.S. is not embracing them with the zeal of other industrialized nations. The recent Pennsylvania College of Technology ...

In session: Early county court held in local businesses

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Between the years Williamsport was named as the seat of the county and the first county courthouse opened in 1804, court was held in a number of taverns and inns around the young city. Costing the county over $20,000, the new courthouse was the first time court would be held in a permanent ...

New business spotlight: Miller Financial Strategies

Business

Ryan Miller is banking on his experience in the finance industry to cash in for success with his recently launched business. Miller Financial Strategies — Raymond James helps individuals, corporations and non-profits with their investments. “My ideal client is someone who wants to take ...

Budgets progress, Gateway Project funds approved

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Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week: Federal • The House voted 340-72 to pass a bill that seeks to move forward a process toward building the Yucca Mountain facility in Nevada that would store the nation’s radioactive nuclear waste. It ...

Ebola disease

Letters

I am only guessing, but the Ebola disease found in the romaine lettuce, might be explainable. When I was a teenager living in Moorhead, Minnesota in the 1950s, I worked in the sugar beet fields with these undocumented people from Mexico. These fields were 200 acres in size and we had porta ...

Permit fees

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What is going on with our city? I just read in the paper this morning about businesses hiring to pay a 15 dollar permit to hang out banners. Our town is still hanging in there and doing whatever needs to be done to keep their business alive. I think it is wrong to ask the businesses to pay ...

Innovative learning

Education

Transporting students to faraway places while never having to leave the classroom, the Williamsport Area School District expanded its virtual reality project to Curtin Intermediate School this year. “This is awesome ... It gets them so engaged. It makes it real for them,” said Sam ...

Lycoming College students spend semester in Cyprus

Education

Six students from Lycoming College spent their spring semester at the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) in the study abroad program “The Afterlife of Artifacts.” The four-course curriculum offered students the chance to engage in an intensive museum internship, a ...

71 WAMS students inducted into National Junior Honor Society

Education

71 Williamsport Area Middle School students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) recently. The ceremony, held in the middle school auditorium, honored the inductees who represent what are known as The Four pillars of NJHS: scholarship, service, leadership and ...

In the schools

Education

LHU seeks donations for Trash to Treasure fundraiser LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University is seeking donations from LHU students and members of the community, of items to be sold during the seventh annual Trash to Treasure sale. The fundraising sale will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. ...

RecycleMania makes a clean sweep through Lycoming College

Education

Lycoming College students, faculty and staff wrapped up RecylceMania, which ran from Jan. 31 to March 28. This is the fifth year the college has taken steps to increase awareness of recycling opportunities by participating in friendly competition. RecycleMania pits colleges and universities ...

Honor rolls

Education

McCall Middle School Third marking period DISTINGUISHED HONOR ROLL Grade 5 — Connor Anthony, Marley Bigelow, Zenna Bowes, Sidney Boyle, Paige Boyle, Joel Breon III, Jordyn Buffington, Sydney Coburn, Brady Cohen, Addison Confer, Gabrielle Connor, Todd Crawford, Robert, Dietrich, Mira ...