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Jersey Shore raises tax rate

JERSEY SHORE – The Jersey Shore Area School District voted to raise taxes to 100 per cent of the index which is 3.2 percent. The measure passed by a 5-3 vote. Voting for the tax increase were Karen Stover, John Pecchia, Mary Thomas, Kelley Wasson and Craig Allen. Voting no were: Merrill ...

Police seek new speed limit signs in school zone

The South Williamsport Borough Police are trying to get the school zone’s speed limit signs posted correctly and approved by the state Department of Transportation, said Chief of Police Carl Finnerty at the borough Council meeting Monday. The signs currently denote the speed limit as 15 ...

Commissioners to continue with tax appeal board

The county commissioners re-appointed two members to the board of assessment appeals, Thursday, allowing the new or re-elected commissioners, next year, to be unburdened with the previous administration’s decision. In eliminating the board, the commissioners would handle real estate tax ...

Jersey Shore looks to replace boat launch

JERSEY SHORE — Borough council agreed to solicit proposals for a new dock along the Susquehanna River during its regular monthly meeting Monday night. Borough officials were hopeful to be reimbursed by the federal government to replace the boat launch, lost in flooding last year. ...

Intolerance, temper fuel violence in city streets

One of the most colorful events from the era of the West Branch Canal was the Canal Riots of 1833. Information about this incident was recorded in an article by Marshall Anspach in the April 1956 “Now and Then” magazine of the Muncy Historical Society. The 1830s was a decade in which there ...

Students speak about mock crash program

Two seniors from Williamsport Area High School shared the efforts of five students to portray a mock DUI crash scene for about 1,500 students with the DUI Advisory Council at their June 4 meeting. The program runs every three years and works to prevent DUI crashes in the area as well as ...

Week starts off rainy; lots of sun ahead

After simply a gorgeous sunny weekend, “two bands of showers” will be moving in to make it a wet Monday, but we’ll see plenty of sunshine in the days ahead, according to David Martin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College. Also, all indications point to lots ...

Muncy Borough votes to move police department

Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week: Federal • The House voted 237-187 in favor of the American Dream & Promise Act. The legislation would provide legal status to immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. U.S. Reps Fred ...

Derby winners heading to Akron

Sarah Stugart, of Williamsport, and Lucas McCahan, of Muncy, are this year’s Soap Box Derby champions heading to Akron, Ohio, for the national race later in July. Both have been racing for about four years, both fell just shy of first in their divisions during last year’s races, and both ...

Advisory council hopes to prevent repeat offenders

An idea to place wrecked cars throughout the region aims to bring the consequences of driving under the influence to the forefront of drivers’ minds ahead of the Fourth of July. Michael Diehl, of the state Department of Transportation’s District 3, told the area DUI Advisory Council ...

Over 150 graduates walk in Jersey Shore commencement

JERSEY SHORE — Welcoming everyone on what she termed a “beautiful and glorious morning,” Dr. Jill Wenrich, district superintendent, kicked off the Jersey Shore High School’s 66th commencement service early Saturday. “Class of 2019, you have long anticipated this day, some with ...

Loyalsock class of 2019 walks into the future

A brilliant orange and pink sunset blazoned across the sky as members of Loyalsock Township High School’s class of 2019 threw their hats in the air signaling not only the end of their commencement services, but also the conclusion of their academic career at the school. In his opening ...

Lycoming SPCA to no longer take in feral cats

The Lycoming County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will no longer be taking in feral cats starting Monday. The SPCA gives out vouchers when possible to assist the owners of cats in getting them spayed or neutered. The procedures of such can be costly so the SPCA and the ...

Backpack program helps feed students during summer

Stevens Primary School students lined the halls Friday waiting for their weekly food backpacks through the Hybrid Backpack Program. Throughout the school year, the students received one such backpack every Friday afternoon to help them through the weekends. This week, the students got to ...

Planned $4.7 million refinancing to keep parking rates the same

Williamsport Parking Authority said it intends to keep its rates the same by taking out a $4.7 million line of credit with a bank in a plan the authority expects to vote on at its next meeting. “We could save $250,000 a year on this refinancing package and keep rates the same,” said ...

Graduates urged to ‘Stop, Drop & Roll’

Each year, Montoursville Area High School follows a special theme to give a send-off to its graduating class at commencement ceremonies. The three seniors who spoke Thursday night at Memorial Stadium took turns reflecting on their years and what the coming days of their lives will mean to the ...

Williamsport goes looking for dreams

With a sea of cherry red and white across the field, it was a sight to see the class of 2019 graduate from Williamsport Area High School on Thursday night. The stands were filled to the brim with friends and family celebrating the 13 years of academic and athletic accomplishments of the class. ...

South grads walk in 126th commencement

Family and friends fanned themselves with programs as the sun descended Thursday evening and the South Williamsport Class of 2019 entered the football stadium for the 126th annual commencement. With “Success” as the theme of the evening, senior Jacqueline Wright asked her fellow ...

Gateway grant use approved

City Council approved for the city finance director Thursday to use a $621,000 state grant to add period lights, sidewalks and pavement to a part of the East Third Street Gateway project. The grant is for a $921,000 project on East Fourth Street between Franklin and Penn streets, said William ...

City getting 4 more buses

City Council authorized River Valley Transit Thursday to enter into a contract with Gillig, a bus producer, for four more compressed natural gas buses. That brings the city fleet to 23 buses that operate on the cleaner fuel. The goal for River Valley Transit is to reach 27 buses operating ...