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Bowman Field Commission: Another MLB Little League Classic welcome

The Bowman Field Commission Tuesday expressed appreciation for the Major League Baseball Little League Classic on Aug. 20, what it did for the players and fans of baseball and for the city as a tourist attraction and wondered if the league will hold another special game during the 2018 Little ...

Act 13 funds offered for parks and recreation

About $100,000 in funding from gas drilling impact fees is availble to support community park and recreation projects throughout the county, said the Lycoming County commissioners. The Marcellus Shale Legacy Fund Mini Grant Program is specifically dedicated to park and recreational ...

Water authority raises 2018 budget concerns

HUGHESVILLE — Members of the Hughesville Water Authority Board addressed some concerns they have for 2018 at borough council’s meeting Tuesday night. With the time for formulating budgets approaching, the authority questioned whether the water authority would continue to exist or if the ...

Township progresses with sale of building

PENNSDALE — The Muncy Township Board of Supervisors updated the ongoing process of preparing to transfer the ownership of the township building from the fire department to the township at its meeting Wednesday night. Although there were no specifics detailed, township Solicitor J. Michael ...

Loyalsock school board approves new personnel

The Loyalsock Township School Board unanimously approved a variety of personnel changes on Wednesday night. The board appointed Gerald Gilbody as a part-time custodian, for $10.95, and three part-time paraprofessionals for $10.60 an hour: Breanna Baysore, Lisa Carlin and Laura Moff. Laura ...

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Crowds listen in attendance during the Porter Township supervisors meeting at the Porter Township Municipality Building, 5 Shaffer Lane, on Tuesday. The majority of the crowd was present to discuss the Tiadaughton Valley Regional Police Department coverage of Porter Township.

Porter Township plans to keep regional police

JERSEY SHORE — About 30 people showed up Tuesday morning to fill the Porter Township Municipal Building, 5 Shaffer Lane, concerned with the Porter Township supervisors discontinuing Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department (TVRPD) coverage. But the supervisors insisted that they had no ...

AG files paperwork to dissolve defunct South Side fire co.

The solicitor for the South Williamsport Borough Council announced Tuesday that the state attorney general’s office soon will file paperwork in Lycoming County court to seek the dissolution of Independent Fire Co. After over a year of meetings and hearings to merge the three fire companies ...

City committee recommends refinancing city debt

The city finance committee Tuesday gave a positive recommendation to City Council to allow the administration to pursue refinancing existing bonds issued in 2013 and 2014 to pay off city debt. “It’s deja vu with 2013,” said William E. Nichols Jr., city finance director, of the M&T ...

State House GOP hits wall on budget-balancing plan

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives put off preliminary votes Tuesday on measures designed to plug the state government’s $2.2 billion budget gap with money siphoned partly from public transportation and environmental improvement programs. Speaker Mike Turzai abruptly ...

FEMA estimates 25 percent of Florida Keys homes are gone

LOWER MATECUMBE KEY, Fla. — With 25 percent of the homes in the Florida Keys feared destroyed, emergency workers Tuesday rushed to find Hurricane Irma’s victims — dead or alive — and deliver food and water to the stricken island chain. As crews labored to repair the lone highway ...

Board acts on personnel issues

HUGHESVILLE — The East Lycoming School Board took action on a number of personnel issues during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. Superintendent Michael Pawlik said that with the state budget still unresolved, the district’s subsidies for funding various programs are in ...

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Red, white and blue spread as far as the eye can see down a wave of motorcycles on West Third Street during the 17th annual 9/11 Memorial Coalition ride Monday evening. Hundreds of riders waved American flags and flashed peace signs to viewers of all ages lining the street. The tradition calls for remembrance of those lost in the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. 
This year, motorcyclists also rode in honor of those soldiers who have lost their lives since the attacks as well as of those living with post-traumatic stress disorder.

‘Just a lot of love’: Bikers unite for 17th annual 9/11 ride

Motorcycles filled the road Monday in front of the Clinton Township Fire Co. in Montgomery as riders from around the nation prepared to join the 17th annual 9/11 Memorial Coalition ride. The bikers rode to remember those who lost their lives in the attacks on Sept. 11, ...

US marks 9/11 anniversary with resolve, tears and hope

NEW YORK — Americans commemorated 9/11 on Monday with tear-streaked tributes, a presidential warning to terrorists and appeals from victims’ relatives for unity and hope 16 years after the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Looking out at the solemn crowd at ground zero, Debra ...

Pence: Flight 93 passengers might have saved my life

SHANKSVILLE — Vice President Mike Pence told relatives and friends of the victims of United Flight 93 attending the 16th anniversary ceremony Monday in Pennsylvania that the passengers might well have saved his life. The somber service began at 9:45 a.m., the time that federal ...

Aircraft carrier is rushed to the hurricane-battered Keys

MIAMI — Authorities sent an aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to help with search-and-rescue operations in Florida on Monday as a flyover of the hurricane-battered Keys yielded what the governor said were scenes of devastation. “I just hope everyone survived,” Gov. Rick Scott ...

Pennsylvania House returns, with fight over $2.2 billion unresolved

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives returned to the Capitol on Monday for its first session in seven weeks, but a divided Republican majority argued over a new budget-balancing plan and provided no sign that a two-month budget stalemate will end anytime soon. The ...

Lock Haven looks forward to long-awaited bus service

LOCK HAVEN — The city’s journey is generally in a forward direction, and City Council heard about a few coming improvements during its meeting Monday night. The long-awaited bus service should begin this fall, Councilman Ted Forbes reported. River Valley Transit is stepping out on a limb ...

South sends donations to Harvey

Hurricane Harvey survivors were on the minds of elementary students in South Williamsport Area School District. Kathy Furman, Central Elementary School principal, said a service project over three days brought in a little more than $1,050. Furman made the announcement at the school board ...

Jersey Shore moves to fix 2 bridges

JERSEY SHORE — Borough council Monday night voted to pick up a portion of the costs for the rehabilitation of two bridges in the community. Overall, the borough will be responsible for coming up with 5 percent, or $26,000, for costs to repair the Wilson Street and Hazel Alley ...

School board makes personnel changes

JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Area School Board voted unanimously to adopt various personnel changes during its school board meeting on Monday. The board approved the following appointments: • Terry Younkin, part time food service position at the senior high school, at a rate of $9.90 ...