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Sun-Gazette staff earn 10 journalism awards

The editorial staff of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette brought home 10 awards from the Pennsylvania Press Conference over the weekend in Harrisburg. The Press Conference is the ceremony that culminates the prestigious Keystone Press Awards open to media throughout Pennsylvania. The awards ...

Penn College holds first of 3 graduations

The first of three spring commencement ceremonies for the over 900 students receiving diplomas from the Pennsylvania College of Technology kicked off yesterday afternoon at the Community Arts Center with Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, college president, calling the students “our future tomorrow ...

Friedenberg: Health care, taxes, farmers, jobs among priorities

Marc Friedenberg feels everyone deserves a chance to succeed and it’s a big reason he decided to run for the open 12th Congressional seat. He sees the need for expanding health care for more people, bringing broadband service to rural residents and reducing carbon emissions to fight climate ...

Keller points to values, free enterprise, health care options

Fred Keller feels he’s the best candidate for the 12th Congressional District because he holds the values of the people who live there. He said he learned those values while growing up poor in Sunbury. After high school, he went to work in a factory and worked his way up to management, ...

Borough officials negotiate police department move

MUNCY — The borough police advanced on an agreement to move their department into the water authority building, at 117 Old Glade Run Road, Thursday, as the borough council members met with officials from the Muncy Borough Municipal authority to hash out terms. The new floor plan was a ...

City still unable to collect insurance reimbursement

The city continues to seek $1 million from an insurance company after paying that amount to the estate of a man who died in January 2014 when his car was struck by a speeding police car that was heading to a call, city officials said Thursday. “Evidently the insurance company, CNA, has ...

Summer learning program plans under way at library

As summer approaches, the James V. Brown Library announced this week that the newspaper insert for their summer learning program will be in the Friday edition of the Williamsport Sun Gazette. The special insert will feature programs at all libraries in the library system, with the center focal ...

Game brings students, school security officers together

The inaugural Kickin’ it with Cops kickball game was played at Volunteer Stadium at the Little League Complex on Thursday. The event brought together seventh graders and their school resource officers from Muncy, Montgomery, East Lycoming, South Williamsport, Williamsport, St. John ...

City Hall may be inaccessible for up to 9 weeks

City Hall is not expected to be accessible for several weeks over summer for those who can’t use the stairs. An elevator modification is expected to require the lift to be out of commission for up to nine weeks, which impacts visitors and employees. Other add-alternate bids include a ramp ...

City codes outsourcing remains an option

City officials’ option to outsource city code enforcement remains on the table. Mayor Gabriel J. Campana has explored the idea with a Hazleton firm, according to an Oct. 3, 2018 letter to a third-party business. Code Services of Barry Isett & Associates of Hazleton offered a proposal ...

Transient living under scrutiny in area township

LINDEN — Following a recent state Supreme Court ruling, the Woodward Township supervisors asked their solicitor to review their zoning ordinance concerning transient living spaces. As a growing market, more people are using websites such as Airbnb to rent a resident’s home for three days ...

Gas project would extend residential service

UGI took its proposed gas project to Loyalsock Township supervisors Tuesday night. If approved, the Growth Extension Tariff gas program would extend residential service to regions without access. The GET gas program would make extending the natural gas utility lines to a property more ...

Senior housing community open in Muncy

MUNCY — Muncy Greene is officially open for business and its inhabitants couldn’t be more excited about their new homes. The Greene is an affordable housing development dedicated to people aged 62 and up that shares an entrance with Penn Power Group on John Brady Drive in Muncy. “I ...

One dead in accident

One individual is dead after a two-vehicle crash along West Fourth Street, near High Steel Structures Incorporated, at 2:23 p.m., Wednesday. No names have been released, said police. A tan Ford F-150 was traveling west on West Fourth Street as a silver Hyundai Accent was traveling southbound ...

Loyalsock votes down tax increase

The Loyalsock Township School Board voted down a tax increase that had been planned for the 2019-2020 school year and instead voted to keep the real estate tax rate the same as the current year. At their meeting Wednesday night, the board did approve by an 8-1 vote to accept the proposed ...

Jersey Shore officials mull development grant projects

orough officials pondered how to allocate this year’s Community Development Block Grant, Monday night. Kristin McLaughlin, of SEDA-Council of Governments, which administers the funds, told borough council the 2019 amount is expected to be $91,500. Among the projects discussed were the ...

Forum to examine costs of gas boom

A forum next week will seek to advance public understanding of the breadth of the impacts of hydraulic fracturing in Pennsylvania by examining what science and analysis show about the health effects and economic costs of gas boom, who is paying now, and what the future price is apt to be. ...

South Williamsport council updated on investigation

South Williamsport Police Chief Carl Finnerty this week told borough council that his department participated in the investigation of the human remains found over the weekend in the Susquehanna River. While he could not reveal many details, he said the department investigated clothing found ...

Solicitor weighs in on business proposal

MONTGOMERY — A proposed chemical facility, at 107 Miller Ave., in the borough may be built regardless of the Montgomery council’s view, according to the solicitor, Tuesday. A meeting for public comment with facility officials and the state Department of Environmental Protection is slated to ...