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RAIN INCOMING

October 20, 2014 A wet week is expected to fall upon Williamsport in the upcoming days — a very wet, cold week. more »»

 
 
 
What is right and what is human nature in gladiator games

October 20, 2014 (EDITOR’S NOTE: Each Monday, the Sun-Gazette asks somebody in the area, “What’s on your mind?” If you have a topic you would like to share, contact us at news@sungazette.com. more »»

Supervisors approve well site development plan

October 20, 2014 Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week: State • The Pennsylvania Senate voted 46-2 on legislation that would broaden the state’s drug prescription... more »»

CDC is revising disease protocols

October 20, 2014 ATLANTA — Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear “with no skin showing,” a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon... more »»

Pope beatifies Paul VI

October 20, 2014 VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican... more »»

Domestic assaults on rise

October 19, 2014 Domestic violence killed two victims and one abuser in Lycoming County last year. In the past 15 years, 13 people locally have lost their lives due to domestic violence. more »»

Mummer’s Parade a real treat

October 19, 2014 The odd troupe of masked creatures, clowns, floats and bands heading through South Williamsport Saturday afternoon made for an early Halloween in the borough. more »»

State House candidates talk gas industry

October 19, 2014 (EDITOR’S NOTE: The Sun-Gazette continues a weekly question-and-answer series today, leading up to the Nov. 4 general electio. more »»

County, state are prepared in case of Ebola outbreak

October 18, 2014 While there have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in Pennsylvania, both Susquehanna Health and the state Department of Health are prepared if something should happen. more »»

Man fulfills promise of space travel to late wife

October 18, 2014 Plenty of couples make promises to one day travel to some place new. From backpacking in Europe to something as simple as a romantic visit to Niagara Falls, the promises grow and grow. more »»

Hope pays tribute to its many supporters

October 18, 2014 The aptly named Hope Enterprises Inc. more »»

FOCAL POINTS

October 17, 2014 There’s a bulldozer blade on the campus of Penn College. This wouldn’t be anything out of the ordinary except for the fact that there’s no bulldozer in sight, anywhere. That’s just what Dr. more »»

STEP Inc. celebrates 48 years

October 17, 2014 Joyce Jones is a STEP girl, and she’s not ashamed to say it. She and many others were honored by the bi-county community organization during a dinner ceremony Thursday night at the Genetti Hote. more »»

State House candidate files mail fraud complaint

October 17, 2014 A political campaign mailer purporting to be an invoice from Lycoming County Commissioner Jeff Wheeland that was sent to county residents in recent weeks is the subject of a mail fraud complaint wit... more »»

Weatherman: Sun to shine Saturday for Mummer’s Parade

October 17, 2014 For almost 70 years, the Mummers Parade has sailed through South Williamsport on the third Saturday of October, attracting participants and viewers from across the country. more »»

Brett Feese resigns from practicing law

October 17, 2014 Former state Rep. Brett O. Feese has willingly resigned from the state bar. He filed the resignation Aug. more »»

Senior center coming

October 17, 2014 Work on a senior activity center in South Williamsport is expected to begin during the spring of next year, according to Rachelle Abbott, chief planning officer of STEP Inc. more »»

Senate clears plate in slew of votes

October 17, 2014 HARRISBURG — The Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Senate closed up shop Thursday until after the Nov. more »»

Library board discusses fundraising

October 17, 2014 After a successful fundraising gala, James V. Brown Library Board discussed future financial opportunities. more »»

Ebola: Rising call for ban on travel from West Africa

October 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — Warning that Americans are losing faith in their government’s ability to stop Ebola, Republican lawmakers on Thursday pressed for a ban on travel to the U.S. more »»

Zoning hearing board grants variance for electronic sign

October 17, 2014 An electronic sign, with lighted messages, can be installed at the entrance to the Williamsport Area High School on West Fourth Street. more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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  1. Yes, incumbents become too entrenched in the power and trappings of Washington, become too partisan and lose sight of who they are representing - their constituents.
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Hot Spots Be Gone, Dog Gone It!

September 24, 2014 I've spoken with several friends lately who said hot spots have been a major issue this time of year. The only hot spots I have ever liked are ones associated with popular attractions. more »

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