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Montoursville board needs a resignation, look in the mirror

May 3, 2016 The job of the Montoursville School Board is to make pragmatic decisions that advance the educational quality in the school district. Anything that detracts from that needs to be rectified. more »»

First Amendment abuse gets no one from IRS fired

May 2, 2016 Many Americans probably believe the First Amendment is our ironclad guarantee of freedom of speech. more »»

Lycoming County joins yearning for outsider president

May 1, 2016 The nation’s collective expression for someone outside the mainstream political circles to lead this country as the next president came to Lycoming County with Tuesday’s Primary Election. more »»

Obama’s strategy for Cuba has yet to pay the proposed dividend

April 30, 2016 When he changed U.S. policy toward Cuba in 2014, despite widespread opposition in Congress, President Barack Obama insisted his goal was to improve life for the people of that island country. more »»

Dickey honoree reflects LUW’s leadership need

April 29, 2016 The Lycoming County United Way last week honored the volunteers that make its fundraising success possible. more »»

Time for the city to start prioritizing infrastructure work

April 28, 2016 “It’s probably best, if possible, to avoid this area for the next couple weeks,” Dave Columbine, city public improvement coordinator, was saying of the Hepburn Street area north of Little League... more »»

Lack of transparency sabotages decision on Showers Pool

April 27, 2016 An online survey of people who use Brandon Park indicated most of them want the Showers Pool, which has been out of use for three years, reopened. more »»

DEP hampered by ‘stinker’ budget that is not necessary

April 26, 2016 John Quigley, state Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, is quick to point out that only 22 cents of every dollar of state money spent on his department come through the state's... more »»

Administration has record of sweeping away unpleasantness

April 25, 2016 Sometimes, sweeping unpleasantness under the rug does work. more »»

Show party leaders presidential choices belong with voters

April 24, 2016 In a year when we are all learning what a crazy quilt the nation’s two major political parties weave with their state primaries to determine the presidential nominations, Pennsylvania’s election... more »»

Kasich has plan to make college education affordable

April 23, 2016 For young people, few issues are as interesting and important as finding ways to make college education affordable. Ohio Go. more »»

Economic picture needs public-private unity to improve

April 22, 2016 The Pennsylvania Economy League was in Williamsport last week to paint a picture of the Williamsport area economy for local business and government leaders. The picture was not particularly pretty. more »»

Campaign seeks to take Food Bank to next level of service

April 20, 2016 Food is an everyday concern for many people in our community. Hunger is not some far-off issue for a portion of our local population. It is reality. more »»

School districts get their state budget numbers – sort of

April 19, 2016 The eight Lycoming County school districts have received their final funding allocation numbers from the state. Sort of. Imagine that. There are still two months to go in the school yea. more »»

A much more effective North Korea strategy is long overdue

April 18, 2016 A new missile defense system will be deployed in South Korea, despite Chinese opposition, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told reporters Friday. more »»

Muncy school project: Keep open mind and public transparency

April 17, 2016 The Muncy School Board is looking at possible renovations in the school district. The price tag could range from $5 million to $20 million. more »»

Turning around entitlement creep is no easy task

April 16, 2016 Many people think of “entitlement” programs as federal government responsibilities. more »»

Spectacular river walk about to get three miles better

April 15, 2016 There are few cities the size of Williamsport that have a multi-use river walk with world-class scenery as the backdrop. But Williamsport has such a river walk. more »»

Veterans service: A problem that should not exist

April 14, 2016 We have heard plenty about shortcomings in the care of veterans in the past few years, much more than we would like to hea. more »»

Vet suicide: We all need to do our part to stop it

April 13, 2016 George Heiges, executive director of the local office of the Department of Veterans Affairs, has seen the worst. more »»

City/county public safety building would start a trend

April 12, 2016 Lycoming County and Williamsport officials are considering a joint public safety/services building somewhere in the city in the future. We say full speed ahead on such a plan. more »»



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