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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 ...

More money heads toward levee

The Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce is giving $500,000 toward the levee recertification, while an authority overseeing water and sanitary service for thousands of customers reviews a $1 million request. “We are giving $500,000 toward the levee project,” said Jason Fink, chamber ...

Republicans host candidates seeking commissioner seat for May primary

The county’s finances and budget dominated the conversation between candidates for Republican nominations for Lycoming County commissioner and Republican voters Tuesday night. The Lycoming County Republican Committee invited candidates for Republican nominations for city and county offices ...

County DA candidates make promises of safety and justice

Candidates for Lycoming County District Attorney and county judge Tuesday night assured Republican voters they have the qualifications to ensure justice and keep Lycoming County safe. The candidates met with voters at an event organized by the county’s Republican Committee. Ryan ...

Transportation officials outline plans for coming year, budget

PennDOT District 3-0 officials recently met with Sun-Gazette editorial staff to review budget expenditures and major projects in the area, including the routes 220 and 405 intersection, Route 220 safety corridor in Woodward and Piatt townships, and The Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway ...

Montoursville FFA to aid Nebraska farmers

As images of cattle standing in the floodwaters in Nebraska appear in the news, a group from Lycoming County is organizing to send aid to Midwest farmers who are facing devastating losses. The Future Farmers of America at Montoursville Area High School Alumni Association and the Lycoming ...

Finance chair calls for full accounting

City Council’s finance committee and the city finance director are on the same page regarding a need for the committee to see monthly financials. Councilwoman Liz Miele told William E. Nichols Jr., city finance director, during the committee meeting Tuesday she hadn’t seen any for months ...

Montoursville Board talks budget; tax increase projected

The Montoursville Area School Board is looking at a 0.46 mill tax increase to support next year’s $29.9 million spending plan. The millage increase, if approved, would amount to the maximum rate hike under the state Act 1 Index, district business manager Brandy Smith reported to the board ...

DCNR looks to expand River Walk

Looking for state funding, local county and organizational leaders met with a Department of Conservation and Natural Resources official at Susquehanna State Park, Tuesday, to hear how new legislation could benefit the Susquehanna River Walk Extension project. The 2.4 mile, paved extension ...

Jersey Shore Area School District receives venture grant

JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Area School District has received notice from the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania that it has been approved for a $17,100 venture grant, Jill Wenrich, district superintendent reported to the board at their meeting Monday night. Wenrich ...

Preliminary budget addresses millage increase

HUGHESVILLE – The latest version of the East Lycoming School District’s preliminary budget with a proposed .44 increase in the real estate millage was presented to the district’s board at their meeting Tuesday night. The proposed increase raises the millage to 14.38. For homeowners, ...

First responders, veterans turn out for estate planning

It’s one means of saying thanks to the people who sacrifice, and in many cases, put their lives on the line. For the fifth straight year, local law firms offered their services free of charge to military veterans and first responders, providing their time and expertise in estate ...

Primary could stretch enough to make Pa. votes significant

HARRISBURG — Beto O’Rourke’s splashy campaign event in Pennsylvania last week appeared to herald the start of the state’s presidential primary season. But if Pennsylvania’s Democratic Party faithful are searching for a favorite from among the crowded 2020 primary field, it may be ...

Officials briefed on Race Street relocation

HUGHESVILLE — Borough Council was told Monday about the impending relocation of Race Street as part of a larger road construction project at the intersection of routes 405 and 220. Contractors have taken down properties in the location and are scheduled to begin the relocation of Race Street ...

Clinton County volleyball team back from Abu Dhabi with gold medals

LOCK HAVEN — Just a few short days ago, the coaches and players of the Clinton County Special Olympics volleyball team were in Abu Dhabi, an island in the Persian Gulf that serves as the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. They weren’t there for a vacation, they had their eyes on ...