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Public safety officials give budgets to city council

City Council held a second budget work session Wednesday scrutinizing three public safety department administrators who each presented their proposed department budgets. The proposed police budget is $9.8 million, according to city Police Chief Damon Hagan. It includes two more police ...

Council-elect contribute to budget work sessions

Three incoming city councilmen contributed to the first of two budget work sessions with City Council this week. Republicans Adam Yoder and Vincent Pulizzi and Democrat Jon Mackey took turns probing for answers on budget-related issues from members of the administration. Mackey asked ...

American Rescue Workers awarded $40K grant

A $40,000 grant for the American Rescue Workers, Williamsport, was among 13 major grants, totalling $575,000 awarded to nonprofit organizations by the PPL Foundation, according to a recent announcement. The local nonprofit was awarded the grant to make critical structural improvements to its ...

Dangerous fire in Bradford County ends with the death of local

NEW ALBANY— Remains from a fatal fire were discovered at 3272 Pelton Hill Road at around 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday morning according to a press release from Thomas Carman, Bradford County coroner. The remains that were found are said to be 71-year-old, Richard J. Bongiovanni, who is a ...

Tie vote for Jersey Shore Area School Board president

An attempt to change the leadership of the Jersey Shore Area School board was unsuccessful, as a vote on both the president and vice president resulted in ties which means that the positions will remain the same. A vacancy on the board, due to the resignation of Kelley Wasson last month, has ...

Board elects new president, handles personnel matters

Montoursville Area School Board elected a new president as a part of its reorganization meeting Tuesday. David Shimmel was voted president. Returning members Susan Beery, Dottie Mathers, and Ronald Snell were also sworn into office, as well as Dale Ulmer, who was newly elected in November. ...

Muncy council OKs 2020 budget — no tax increase

The Muncy Borough Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a 2020 budget with no tax increase. Council members also continued to discuss police coverage in Brady Township. The approved budget includes a 5.3 millage rate — or a $53 tax bill for a house assessed at $100,000 — includes and ...

Lycoming County dog licenses for 2020 available

Dog licenses for 2020 can now be purchased at the Lycoming County Treasurer’s office. State law requires all dogs 3 months or older to be licensed by Jan. 1. Owners who do not license their dogs or have a current rabies vaccination can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per dog along ...

Loyalsock schools’ next budget to stay within index

The Loyalsock Township School Board voted to keep any possible tax increases for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2020, within the index set by the state. The board agreed Wednesday that taxes will not be raised by more than 3.2 percent, or .469 mills, which means the tax rate ...

South Williamsport School Board votes not to exceed tax index

No big tax increases can be expected for property owners in the South Williamsport Area School District in the coming fiscal year. The 2020-21 budget may still include a hike in real estate taxes, but one that would not exceed the Act 1 index as approved by the school board Tuesday. Under ...

East Lycoming School Board reappoints president, vice president

HUGHESVILLE — The East Lycoming School Board held its reorganizational meeting and unanimously reappointed Richard Michael as school board president and Michael Mamrak as vice president for 2020 on Wednesday evening. Two new members, Shannon McConnel-Barlett and Rose Trevouledes, also were ...

Repasz Band leader says goodbye

The Repasz Band will continue on, playing music and bringing joy to the hearts of local audiences, hopefully for years to come — but without its leader. Maestro Albert J. Nacinovich will direct his last concert next week for the Williamsport-based band. Nacinovich said his 47 years with ...

Mayor, finance committee clash over proposed budget

City Council’s finance committee Tuesday did not recommend the mayor’s proposed no-tax-hike $27.9 million budget. The vote was 3-0 for “no recommendation” and the committee recommended further review by council, which holds its first reading of the proposed budget Thursday. Voting ...

Council to review city property name and renaming ordinance

City Council’s public works committee discussed a proposed ordinance to name and rename city property, Tuesday. The idea is to create a system whereby individuals can go to the city to name or rename streets or city property, Councilman Joel Henderson said. Henderson, chairman, and Don ...

Comms approve loan to extend public sewage

Lycoming County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a $1.5 million loan to the West Branch Regional Authority to fund extension of public sewage along the Route 15 corridor in Clinton Township. County officials noted that the area near the U.S. Route 15 and Route 54 intersection represents a ...

Baer re-elected WAHS school board president

Williamsport Area School Board Tuesday night took its first step toward next year’s budget when it voted not to exceed the state Act 1 index. The board’s vote does not deny the possibility of a real estate tax hike, but rather limits the amount of any proposed increase. The index for ...

No-tax increase budget passes; borough looks to update park

There will be no tax increases in Montoursville Borough as the council approved their 2020 budget this week. The Recreation committee officials said they believe no more tax dollars are required to update Indian Park. Montoursville’s tax rate will remain at 4 mills, or $400 per property ...

State police charge 5 men with sexual assault

After she was carried by force from a bonfire to a nearby dilapidated van, a 19-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by five men inside the vehicle, state police alleged in court papers. When the woman was picked up in west end of the county by Lynn Kyle Jr. in the late afternoon of April 16, ...

Newberry to hold Christmas tree lighting ceremony

The Newberry Community Partnership will hold its 10th annual Christmas tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at West Third and Arch streets. The event will feature caroling and a visit from Santa.

Hunters turn out for first Saturday opener; Monday hunting slower

David Gross and Dale Holcomb were taking a break from deer processing late Monday afternoon when a hunter pulled up in front of Gross’s business in a pickup truck with a buck. Wade Morehart had brought the deer to Gross’s Custom Butchering, 1060 Upper Powy’s Road, Cogan Station, ...