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Muncy Borough assesses flood damage, response

MUNCY — Three areas affected by last week’s flooding were the topic of a detailed report presented to borough council at their meeting Tuesday night. In his report, Ed Feigles, board president, said during last week’s flash flooding in the borough, several trees were caught in the flow ...

Kids learn to cook during summer camp

In an effort to help educate local children on garden-to-table meal experience, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank hosted youth from the Firetree Place summer camp to prepare fruits and vegetables in order to serve meals they made themselves Monday. Not only were they making the meals ...

City commission talks tax options

The Williamsport Study Commission met Monday with the city treasurer and tax collector to discuss positions in government and possible tax changes using state Home Rule law. Nicholas Grimes, who is the elected treasurer and tax collector, was told the draft charter, which is under ...

STEP holding events to build endowment fund

The establishment of three endowment funds already and now a fourth may help STEP Inc. rely less on taxpayer dollars. With the recent creation of a community collaboration endowment, the agency is planning three events this fall to raise money to build that fund: Quizzo on the Hiawatha at 6 ...

Montoursville OKs engineering firm to conduct water system analysis

Montoursville Borough Council hired Levine Engineering, of Altoona, to conduct an analysis of the water system during its regular monthly meeting Monday night. For a one-time cost of $1,000, the firm will consider various aspects of the system, including water production and costs charged to ...

Trump reimposes sanctions to levy economic pressure on Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States reimposed stiff economic sanctions on Iran Monday, ratcheting up pressure on the Islamic Republic despite statements of deep dismay from European allies, three months after President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the international accord limiting ...

Dog sledding club holds summer campout

MORRIS — Sled dogs are pretty interesting pooches that come in a variety of shapes and sizes and many people got to experience the joys in the sport of racing them at the Pennsylvania Sled Dog Club’s Summer Campout at the Twin Streams Campground, in Morris, over the weekend. The state ...

Break from deluge ahead

The area will see a reprieve from the soaking rains that caused flash floods last week as high pressure builds over the region, according to the National Weather Service in State College. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible, mostly after 2 p.m. throughout the week, according ...

The Green Free Library: From family home to town’s public library

WELLSBORO — Chester Place, named after its first owner, Chester Robinson, is now known as the Green Free Library, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017. Chester Robinson, of Otsego County, New York, built his home in Wellsboro in 1855. Chester and his brothers had money from the ...

Charter Commission disbands, county rejects concrete bid

Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week: County • The Lycoming County commissioners unanimously rejected a $94,600 bid from Old Castle Precast Inc. for concrete manhole boxes needed at the county landfill for the force main waterline project ...

Antique machinery show powers through rain

The 31st annual Loyalsock Valley Antique Machinery Association’s Antique Machine Show continues through today, despite having some hardships with the rain. The show is open today from 7 a.m. onward at the Consolidated Sportsmen’s Club of Lycoming County complex on Route 87. “It’s ...

Residents team with police to prepare for the World Series

As the area prepares itself for the international spotlight that comes with the Little League World Series, many in the area are taking the initiative to improve landmarks that need it — most recently including area police, city employees and community residents. The Original League’s ...

With citizens’ voice, new Muncy boat launch a possibility

MUNCY — Residents of the Muncy area are being urged by Rep. Garth Everett, R-Muncy, to take a part in resolving the issue of the closure of the Muncy boat launch by writing to Gov. Tom Wolf to release funds for the project. According to Everett, the state Fish and Boat Commission said ...

Length of Loyalsock Creek a concern as waters rise

Roads closed along Loyalsock Creek on Friday as waters rose 8 feet in two hours. Coming off the third wettest month in Williamsport on record, the county’s already saturated soil was blasted with another 2 inches of rain yesterday morning. “All along Loyalsock Creek is a concern for ...

West Nile numbers jumping

Summer flooding has contributed to conditions for mosquitoes to breed with 17 of the harmful insects testing positive for West Nile virus in Lycoming and Clinton counties thus far, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection. From a local perspective, in Lycoming County, the ...

Outreach meeting and public survey on Grafius Run damage proposed

A public outreach meeting is being arranged to provide residents impacted by the flooding of Grafius Run information about a survey to be distributed that will collect damage estimates to be given to state officials. Chelsea Myers, city planning director, told City Council Thursday she is ...

As state gambling expands, casinos’ interest in area lacking

The state’s expansion of gambling is planned to bring gaming to truck stops, airports and places online, but companies aren’t showing interest in opening up a mini-casino in Lycoming County just yet, Doug Harbach, of the state Gaming Control Board, said during a talk on ...

Antique machinery show opens amid rain threat

Tractors will roar through the fields at the Consolidated Sportsmen’s grounds along Route 87, in Montoursville, as the Loyalsock Valley Antique Machinery Association holds its 31st annual reunion this weekend. The event opened yesterday and features over 100 flea market vendors and 22 ...

As deadline looms, mayor accused of halting broker shopping

City Council leadership Thursday accused Mayor Gabriel J. Campana of attempting to stop the shopping for an insurance broker. “He is trying to stop the process so we can’t have a request for proposals and bring in brokers who can go out and find the best quality insurance for the lowest ...

Congressman hosts discussion on poor options for rural internet

MANSFIELD — Residents don’t have to live more than a few miles from a populated community in Pennsylvania before a low broadband internet signal can keep them from performing simple tasks on the internet. Those individuals living in rural areas in the state who are dealing with weak ...