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Cappelli connections on 2 sides of river

“The world is full of conspiracy theorists.” That’s what Steven W. Cappelli, 54, told the Sun-Gazette recently. Cappelli, a former city mayor, state representative and South Williamsport native, was hired Aug. 13 as South Williamsport borough manager at an annual salary of ...

Mold found in another area school district

The discovery of mold at Loyalsock Valley Elementary School has forced the cancellation of classes there for the rest of this week. Montoursville Area School District Superintendent Christina Bason said results of an air quality test earlier this week turned up fungal growth in a ceiling ...

Township to seek solutions to areas prone to flooding

A study looking into protecting Loyalsock Township and Williamsport homes, roadways and public facilities from flooding due to Grafius Run and its tributaries was approved by the Loyalsock Township supervisors at their meeting Tuesday. The resolution, which was first brought to the ...

Public invited to provide input on Tiadaghton State Forest

JERSEY SHORE — The state Bureau of Forestry will host a meeting next month to allow input from the public on a draft version of the Tiadaghton State Forest Resource Management Plan. The meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Wheeland Center, 1201 Locust St. The ...

City Council to review charter commission, gateway

City Council is expected to hear from the chairman of the Williamsport Charter Commission today, as he explains more about a recommendation of a City Council-manager form of government for voters to consider in the Nov. 6 general election. Fred Holland, who served as chairman of the ...

City prepares for dog swim at area pool

The Williamsport Recreation Department will sponsor a dog day for pet owners, the final day that the Memorial Pool is open for the season. Activities are scheduled 10 to 2 p.m. Sept. 8, according to Jessie Novinger, director of the city recreation department, providing an assistant with an ...

Secret Garden Tour to benefit Way’s Garden

The Way’s Garden Commission is planning its annual Secret Garden Tour on Sept. 8 to benefit the park at Maynard and West Fourth streets. “We will be featuring seven very nice gardens in the Williamsport area on that Saturday between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.,” said Bob Esposito, ...

Police use coffee shop talk to build relationships

Police work isn’t just sirens and responses and putting away the bad people, it’s also about community outreach and getting to know the public. Williamsport Bureau of Police Capt. Jody Miller spent part of Tuesday morning at Alabaster Coffee Roaster & Tea Co., 400 Pine St., chatting ...

Sparks fly between city mayor, councilwoman battle over insurance brokers

Fireworks of a verbal kind exploded at City Hall Tuesday. City Councilwoman Liz Miele, chairwoman of council’s finance committee, asserted Mayor Gabriel J. Campana has been colluding with an incumbent insurance provider, Henry Dunn Inc, of Towanda. Campana recently removed a request for ...

Police: Woman ran over boyfriend twice with car after argument

TROUT RUN — Before Fallon Davis allegedly killed her boyfriend, Luke A. Beatty, by twice running over him with her car in his driveway on Route 14 early Saturday morning, the two “argued about their relationship, specifically Davis liking other men,” according to state police. The death ...

Jersey Shore Area School District will start classes on Sept. 5

JERSEY SHORE — After the Jersey Shore Area School District announced on Monday that it was going to delay school for a week, officials decided Tuesday the first day of school will be Sept. 5. “I know what the plan is as of now,” said Superintendent Dr. Jill Wenrich. “As long as all ...

Williamspint festival to feature beer tasting, food, music

HUGHESVILLE — The first annual Williamspint Beer Festival, set for Oct. 20, will feature regional craft beer from more than 30 vendors. The Williamsport Sun-Gazette is sponsoring the event at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds, Hughesville, from noon to 5 p.m. that Saturday. It will include ...

Mall struck by power outage

The Lycoming Mall closed abruptly Tuesday morning due to a power outage caused by “technical problems,” said Michael Cohan, owner of the property. Cohan said he expected to have the power back on before the end of the business day. PPL spokeswoman Tracie Witter, however, did not ...

County solicitor sole contestant in running for opioid litigation

The Lycoming County commissioners opened a single bid Tuesday for a law firm to act as co-counsel in potential litigation against the pharmaceutical industry, an action that many other government entities nationwide are pursuing. The sole bidder was McCormick Law Firm, the county’s ...

Hughesville Borough to discuss erosion with DEP next week

HUGHESVILLE — Flooding and erosion were on the minds of Hughesville Borough Council Monday night. The borough still is waiting to hear about the status of emergency funding to repair sections of Muncy Creek, said Council President Walter Reed. The creek bank has eroded “dirt up to our ...

City seeks survey takers

The city needs city residents who’ve been impacted by Grafius Run over the past 10 years to fill out flood-damage surveys. The request was among the most important items discussed Tuesday by City Council’s public works committee, said Councilman Joel Henderson, committee chairman. The ...

Lawmaker talks taxes, pensions at town hall

WATSONTOWN — On a warm and humid August evening, the heat from the discussion occasionally matched the temperature of the room at the White Deer Community Center. Several dozen people, including retirees and senior citizens, turned out for the first of several town hall meetings being held ...

Mold prompts Jersey Shore to delay school; date to be set

JERSEY SHORE — After mold issues caused the Jersey Shore Area School District to close its buildings last week, the district is planning to delay its opening but is unsure for how long. At the school board meeting on Monday, Superintendent Dr. Jill Wenrich said the district’s plan is to ...

City home rule presents final draft charter

City voters will get the chance to vote on a home rule charter on Nov. 6. The Williamsport Study Commission Monday gave out copies of a draft charter at a public hearing and meeting at City Hall. The draft calls for a city manager appointed by City Council after nomination by the mayor. The ...