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Fight over nuclear power plant arrives at state Capitol

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HARRISBURG — Legislation designed to pump hundreds of millions of ratepayer dollars into Three Mile Island and Pennsylvania’s other nuclear power plants was introduced Monday and could usher in heated debate over whether the plants deserve what critics call a bailout. The debate in ...

Mirabito aims to keep his commissioner seat

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Rick Mirabito is seeking the Democratic nomination in the May 21 primary for reelection as a Lycoming County commissioner. If reelected, Mirabito intends to focus on the structural deficit of the county budget by “reducing the head count,” or eliminating county positions as they become ...

Safety is highest priority for ELSD

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HUGHESVILLE – In his report to the board, David Maciejewski, East Lycoming School District’s business manager, shared how the district has been busy with audits and inspections over the past month. “We were definitely on a roll with outside agencies stopping by to check on ...

Millard seeks council seat

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Shawn Millard has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for DuBoistown Borough Council in the spring primary. Millard is employed by Muncy Industries as a purchasing manager. “I have had the honor to be part of a team at Muncy Industries where we were able to decrease ...

Newcomer to run for treasurer

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Cindy Newcomer has announced she will seek the Republican nomination for Lycoming County Treasurer in the May primary. Newcomer, who serves as Muncy Creek Township Secretary/Treasurer, hopes to succeed County Treasurer Connie Rupert, who is not seeking re-election. As secretary-treasurer, ...

South Williamsport approves handicap parking request

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South Williamsport Borough Council convened Monday night for their regular meeting to approve a handicap parking request for 512 West Central Avenue in South Williamsport. A motion also was approved to pay Consolidated Sportsmen of Lycoming County for use of the range for its police officers, ...

Changing times

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Prior to the Civil War slave owners in the South, who were predominately Democrats, saw the Negro, not as a fellow human-being, but as property. During this time they could mistreat them with impunity. After President Lincoln, a Republican, freed the slaves the Democratic Party formed a ...

City-wide litter sweeps to take place in late April

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A city-wide litter cleanup is being scheduled for Earth Day week April 22, city officials said. City Council’s economic revitalization committee Tuesday heard about the plan proposed to be named after the late Richard James, a member of Heart of Williamsport, whose idea was to see the ...

Forecasters: A break in the cold with showers expected

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A mild and rainless first half of the week will give way to precipitation in the latter half, with temperatures rising above 50 degrees before returning partly-sunny and cooler temperatures for the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. “It looks like the next chance for ...

Police: Man treated for stab wound after dispute

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JERSEY SHORE — Two people were transported to hospitals after a stabbing on Allegheny Street Sunday afternoon. Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police were called to 1312 Allegheny St. at around 3:40 p.m. for an altercation, which left one man with a knife wound. State police aided in the ...

Nearly 300 organizations in 2019 Raise the Region

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The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania recently announced that over 280 nonprofits have registered to participate in this year’s Raise the Region event. The event has been an annual powerhouse fundraising event, helping the communities in Lycoming as well as, Montour, ...

The real ‘no-brainers’

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The need and plan for the border wall have been distinctly and elaborately outlined, including testimony of our men and women who are trying to protect our country from illegal drugs, sex trade, criminals, murderers, and illegal immigrants. Illegal means against our country's laws! Yet people ...

Annual dinner presents awards to students, educators

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“Study hard, do good and the good life will follow.” These were words of inspiration from Isabell Sagar, a senior at Loyalsock Township High School and the recipient of the Outstanding Senior Award at the 18th Annual Education Celebration sponsored by the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber ...

Local brick and mortar stores stand strong during the digital age

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Two local brick and mortar retail businesses are still standing in the advent of online streaming and subscription services. With the emergence of traditional commerce’s digital frontier, the methods by which consumers receive products has drastically changed, shifting the landscape of ...

Muncy company churns out the pipes

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MUNCY — It’s a company that employs more than 100 people, operates three shifts and fabricates pipe systems sent nationwide and overseas. State Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township said what impresses him about Advanced Drainage Systems is its use of recycled plastics and other materials ...

Northern section of Thruway to open in 2022

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The northern section of the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway is about 75 percent complete and expected to be open to traffic in 2022, the state Department of Transportation announced Friday along. Once that section opens, communities such as Northumberland and Lewisburg boroughs “will ...

Sun-Gazette wins 2 national awards for sports coverage

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The sports team of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette has again been nationally recognized with two awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors. The APSE awards, voted on by sports editors from across the nation, honor work published in 2018. The Sun-Gazette received a Top Seven award for ...