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City Council gives approval to pursue public works grants

City Council has authorized the administration to pursue a $350,000 grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection to buy a card reader system, a leaf vacuum truck, a chipper truck and applications. The proposed technology at the mulch pile at 1500 W. Third St. is thought by ...

Parking meters once used to help merchants

As the first automobiles began to appear along on the streets of Williamsport, winter of 1933 was setting in. It was late October, and Model T’s and other early vehicles could be seen grinding away on the rough streets, said Dr. Anthony Cipolla, chairman of the Williamsport Parking ...

Casey: Subsidies must support struggling parents

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, listened to struggling mothers and child care providers Friday tell stories at the YMCA in Williamsport describing how much child care cuts into their budgets. Trena Paxton said she and her husband, a gas industry worker, are doing all they can to cover their ...

Reconstruction begins Tuesday on West Fourth, closes at Arch Street

The worn, cracked and pothole-ridden portion of the West Fourth Street corridor in Newberry is about to get a facelift, state transportation officials said. The reconstruction is needed because the subbase under the driving surface has outlived its useful life, said David Thompson, community ...

Grant will improve Fourth Street, near Lycoming College

Two state lawmakers have secured a $621,416 grant through the Commonwealth Financing Authority to fund streetscape and pedestrian safety improvements on East Fourth Street. State Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, and state Rep. Jeff Wheeland, R-Loyalsock Township, confirmed the financing ...

Councilman: Litigation likely to go to judge

A judge is expected to review the litigation City Council has filed that compels the mayor to make recommendations to fill expired terms on the Williamsport Municipal Water Authority, city officials said. The legal plea asked for Mayor Gabriel J. Campana to reappoint – or make a new ...

Congressional candidates talk education, health care

State Rep. Fred Keller, R-Mifflinburg, brought his campaign to Williamsport Tuesday at an event hosted by the Lycoming County Republican Committee, talking to Republican voters about health care and education. Keller criticized his Democratic opponent, Marc Friedenberg, for supporting ...

Judge upholds 22 charges

HUGHESVILLE – Having been shot twice with his own Taser gun as he and another man wrestled on the ground, Trooper Johnathan Buynak got to his feet, pulled out his service revolver and was about to shoot the individual who, moments earlier, had pulled a knife on the officer. “He jumped up ...

Richard Keith Collins: ‘I loved the military’

Richard Keith Collins retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1972 at the rank of senior master sergeant, his service time stretching from the Korean Conflict to the Vietnam War. His wife, Lila, whom he met as an airman while stationed stateside in Vancouver, Washington state, called his time ...

Keynote addresses area issues

MUNCY – Local farmers were recognized for their contributions to the surrounding environment, Tuesday, at the county conservation and Penn State Extension awards banquet. In the keynote speech, John Norbeck, deputy secretary of parks and forests, outlined the major issues the DCNR are ...

Candidates answer voter questions

Candidates for nominations for a number of office, covering a wide variety of county and city responsibilities, spoke to Republican voters and answered questions Tuesday evening at an event organized by the Lycoming County Republican Committee and held at the Genetti Hotel. Thomas Heap, Tammy ...

Owners of well-known brewery offer advice to college students

Dick Yuengling, president of D.G.Yuengling & Son brewery, which has been in business for 190 years, took time before a forum at Lycoming College, to sit down and talk about what advice he would give someone interested in opening their own business. “Make sure if you’re going to be ...

Yuengling family speak on PA’s business climate

Speaking to a standing-room only crowd, two generations of Yuenglings said Pennsylvania is positioned well to maintain a strong business climate, given its proximity to the nation’s key population center. Being close to metropolitan areas of New York, Philadelphia and south Jersey offers ...

City Council files litigation against mayor

City Council has filed litigation in Lycoming County Court that attempts to force Mayor Gabriel J. Campana to either appoint or reappoint four vacant and/or expired seats on the Williamsport Municipal Water Authority. Some appointments to the authority have not made in three years, according ...

District revisits school closure issue, again

Increasing class sizes, thanks to impending school closures, was a leading topic during a hearing to discuss the fate of Avis Elementary School on Thursday. About 20 people attended the Jersey Shore Area School District’s hearing at the Middle School, with the majority of the 13 district ...

Ciocca acquires local dealerships

An announcement has been made this week of the acquisition of Fairfield Auto Group, Muncy by Ciocca Dealerships. The purchase adds three new franchises to Ciocca — BMW, Toyota and Genesis. In addition, it means the addition of two dealerships from manufacturers already part of Ciocca, Honda ...

Mayor, council candidates speak with Republican voters

Candidates for mayor and City Council met with Republican voters Tuesday night for a question-and answer session. “My transition process will not be disruptive,” City Councilman and candidate for the GOP mayoral nomination Don Noviello told the voters. “It’s a collaborative ...

Redistricting town hall to be held in Williamsport

The next meeting of the newly created PA Redistricting Reform Commission will take place on April 4 from 4 to 7 p.m., at the FCFP Philanthropy Center, 201 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. The meeting will be organized into two public comment sessions from 4:10 to 5:30 p.m. and 5:40 to 6:50 p.m. ...

Obstacles fail to derail construction of thruway

The Susquehanna Valley Thruway project has been re-estimated to cost $865 million, according to PennDOT officials, who also provided an update on the northern section construction to Sun-Gazette editorial staff. The project, said Sandra Tosca, District 3-0 executive for PennDOT, was divided ...

Council upset with mayor delay on picks for city water authority

City Councilmembers say they are concerned Mayor Gabriel J. Campana is not filling expired and vacant seats on the Williamsport Municipal Water Authority in a timely manner. Council tonight is expected to announce an option to compel the mayor to make the recommendations, including creating a ...