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First flight from new terminal departs Monday

The Williamsport Regional Airport’s tentative opening date for the new terminal now is confirmed — Monday flyers will be among the first members of the public to see the new building with the first flight departing at 6:05 a.m., said Thomas Hart, airport director. After the last flight ...

Transit route to Clinton County is ‘growing steadily’

The new River Valley Transit’s Clinton County service was highlighted by Kevin Kilpatrick in his report to the Williamsport Area Transit Survey advisory committee’s meeting Thursday. Kilpatrick said it’s a demonstration project that the state agency is funding for three years. If after ...

Listening sessions to target local public’s busing concerns

Community members struggling to get from point A to point B may have the chance to voice their concerns. SEDA-Council of Governments is hosting public “listening sessions” in partnership with Williamsport-area Metropolitan Planning Organizations to hear concerns from people who feel their ...

Director: Voting district consolidation up to boroughs

The Lycoming County commissioners had a lengthy discussion Thursday with Forrest K. Lehman, director of elections and registration, to clear up confusion surrounding Lehman’s proposal to consolidate some voting districts in the near future. Some municipalities, such as Hughesville and ...

Pathway to Health grant moves ahead without traffic engineer

City Council Thursday approved a resolution to get the final phase of the Pathway to Health moving ahead by next year, but there is a bit of a glitch. It approved a $798,000 federal Transportation Alternatives Program aid reimbursement grant for the portion of street and signal improvement to ...

House of horrors opens in Pennsdale

PENNSDALE — Goblins and ghosts lurking and leaping, skulls and corpses and twisted faces looming in the dark, and narrow hallways and staircases leading to unknown places — all played to the sounds of blood-curdling screams and ghoulish sounds. Welcome to the Pennsdale Haunted ...

Loyalsock Township School District eyes $280K track building project

The needs of the track program in the Loyalsock Township School District were outlined by track coach and teacher Matt Hill at the district’s board of directors meeting Wednesday as the board considered approving a $280,000 construction project that would have included a track team building, ...

Muncy Township plans hearing on possibly dropping road

PENNSDALE — Muncy Township Supervisors expect to see improvements to a bridge and to roads soon — but not one road. The supervisors are scheduling a public hearing for 6:30 p.m., Nov. 14, to discuss possibly “abandoning” or ceding responsibility for Gatz Road. “It’s an unsigned, ...

County facility dog to raise money for Philly non-profit

Lycoming County Courthouse’s facility dog and his handler will be taking a trip to Philadelphia this week to raise money for the non-profit that donated him to the county. Last May, Jerri Rook, executive secretary for Judge Joy Reynolds McCoy, took a free two-week training program with ...

Judge denies AG seizure of Independent’s assets

The Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas denied a petition from the state to involuntarily dismiss South Williamsport’s Independent Fire Co. No. 1 and give its assets to other fire companies in the area. The order, given recently by President Judge Nancy L. Butts, will give the company the ...

Health centers awarded $611K

Nearly 40 health centers statewide recently were awarded a combined total of $11 million to respond to the opioid crisis in their respective communities, including Susquehanna Community Health and Dental Clinic Inc., best known as River Valley Health and Dental on Hepburn Street, and North Penn ...

State House votes end to district judge re-election petition rules

HARRSIBURG — Pennsylvania lawmakers voted Wednesday to repeal the requirement that incumbent district judges must collect signatures when running for re-election, a measure prompted by security concerns. The House voted 128-65 to eliminate the need for sitting district judges to collect 100 ...

Hurricane Michael slams into Florida, charges into Southeast

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its destructive charge inland across the Southeast. It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental ...

Streets and parks grant matters on council agenda

City Council looks at several grant-related matters tonight that are designed to rebuild streets across the city and continue the restoration of Way’s Garden. Among the topics for the council to tackle is a request of a reimbursement of $798,000 from the state Department of Transportation ...

Leaf collection to begin in city

The city streets and parks department will begin its fall leaf collection Oct. 29, city officials said. “Leaf pickup will continue, weather permitting, into December,” said Adam Winder, department general manager. Residents should place leaves along the curb line of the main streets and ...

South Side reverses assessment appeals policy

The South Williamsport Area School Board voted 6-2 Tuesday night to upend a policy adopted in May to appeal the assessed values of some properties sold in the school district in the past three years — but first, the board members listened. The now-former policy recorded property sales in ...

City school district approves new board member

The Williamsport Area School Board approved city resident Barbara Reeves as its newest member at a special meeting Tuesday. Reeves, who has lived in the Susquehanna Valley for 22 years and Williamsport for 12, was one of three people who were interviewed for the position. Barbara Smith and ...

Lycoming County radio system overhaul estimated at $7.4M

Lycoming County officials have hinted at overhauling its public safety communication system on various occasions over the past year. On Tuesday morning, the commissioners heard a presentation from Michael McGrady, president of MCM Consulting Group, detailing that a study lasting longer than ...

Employees fall for phishing scam test email

Lycoming County Commissioner Tony Mussare reminded county employees and community members alike to be wary of the emails they choose to open. The information services department recently sent out a phishing scam test email to see whether county employees might be susceptible to opening ...

Pathway to Health funding on final phase moves forward

A project linking UPMC Susquehanna to Interstate 180 via several city streets with updated pedestrian walks, sidewalks, lighting and paving moved ahead Tuesday. City Council’s finance committee gave a positive recommendation for a resolution to approve a transportation alternatives program ...